By: Cooper Weiss @CATCHINGTAPICK6
Week 10 Risers and Fallers
It’s week 10 and Fantasy Football playoffs are right around the corner. You’re going to need to be on the money, there isn’t much room for error in your lineups anymore. So be sure to listen to our weekly ‘Risers and Fallers and ‘Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em’ and check out our rankings to help make those tough decisions.
This has been the year for the rookies, and it continued in week 9 with Alvin Kamara. Alvin broke out big time last Sunday with 10 rushing attempts, 68 yards and a touchdown. He wasn’t done yet adding 6 catches for 84 receiving yards and a touchdown. His highlight play of the day was when he caught a pass, followed blocks then broke off a should be tackle and ran into the end-zone for a 33 yard score. He’s going to be a great player for the saints for a long time it seems like. The last time Alvin scored below 11 fantasy points was week 2. He’s a RB1 for the rest of season, plug him into your lineups every week, regardless of the matchup.
Another rookie running back who did good on Sunday was Christian McCaffrey. With Kelvin Benjamin out of Carolina, CMC saw his snaps and production rise last Sunday. He played 82% of the snaps(53 of the 65 snaps). Also in week 9, he had a season high of rushing attempts and rushing yards. Christian had 15 attempts, 66 yards with his first rushing TD of the season too. McCaffrey also caught the ball 5 times for 28 yards. Look for his snaps and production to keep rising this week against Miami.
The undrafted WR has become the Jets WR1. He isn’t only being used for vertical routes, Robby has been used on slants and short routes too. He has been consistent when McCown has thrown him the ball. Robby Anderson in each of the past 3 games he’s had 1 TD. This week he and the Jets get an excellent matchup against Tampa Bay. Robby will have a good day against this Bucs defense that has been terrible against the pass.
Jack Doyle has finally been consistent lately and we can make an argument to make him a TE1. After having his best game of his career, going for 12 catches, 121 receiving yards, and a touchdown, in week 9 he should follow that up with another good game. Jack had 8 catches for 63 yards. In week 10 he gets a tough matchup against the Steelers, that ranks 8th in receiving yards allowed by tight ends. If Jack Doyle wants to be a TE1, this is his week to prove it.
Will Fuller V
Last Sunday showed how important Deshaun Watson was to this Houston offense. They struggled to move the ball up the field and couldn’t find their groove the whole game. Without Deshaun, Fuller had 2 catches for 32 yards. Will has returned to a mid to low end WR3. He might have a couple streaming weeks but I’m staying away as they will likely be pretty tough to predict. For week 10, the Texans get a matchup against a strong Los Angeles Rams defense that is ranked 9th in passing defense. Tom Savage isn’t good enough to deal with a 9th ranked pass defense so this week isn’t a streaming week for Will Fuller.
The Eagles running back seems like he is losing a role in the Carson Wentz offense. With Corey Clement getting 13 touches for 3 TDs, Jay Ajayi having 8 touches and breaking a long run off for a TD, Blount was basically irrelevant. He had just 9 attempts, turning those attempts into 37 yards. Jay Ajayi‘s touches will only increase more and more each week. After the bye this week, that backfield will probably be split between Corey Clement and Jay Ajayi. Blount might be lucky to get some goal-line work, but his stock is dropping just like his role in this offense.
With Brock “noodle arm” Osweiler starting at quarterback and an ankle injury, Emmanuel Sanders will not have good upside in week 10. After clearly being injured against the Eagles and still facing the ankle injury, now he might even be on a snap count. Even in a solid matchup against New England, I would not trust him because of how bad Brock is. Instead I’ll play guys like Sterling Shepard against San Francisco. By the way, if he’s on your team, start him. Emmanuel Sanders is a desperate play this week in my book considering all the factors mentioned above. Bench him.
Javorius “Buck” Allen
With Alex Collins starting to get more touches and Danny Woodhead coming back from injury, it looks like Buck Allen is going to be losing his passing down role and lose touches in general. Also, Danny Woodhead will get majority of the touches when he gets back, especially the catches out of the backfield. If Danny doesn’t play in week 11, then it might be Buck Allen’s last game having a good role. Go grab Danny Woodhead off the waivers and wait for him to get back, because you’ll have a lead back in your hands for the playoffs.