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NFL Week 10 Sleepers For Every Position

NFL Fantasy Football Sleepers

Week 10 is coming and here are 2 sleepers for each position for fantasy football.

QB:

1. Brian Hoyer – Hoyer came into the Pittsburgh game in relief, as starter Jacoby Brissett sprained his MCL. Hoyer put up solid numbers against a very stingy Steelers team, going 17/26 for 168 yards and 3 TDs. Brissett is expected to miss a couple weeks and the matchup for Hoyer is a good one with the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have given up the most fantasy points to QBs. While he won’t put up astronomical numbers, expect him to give you at least 250 yards and 2 TDs. He’s a solid start for anyone who owns a QB on a bye (Deshaun Watson, Tom Brady, Carson Wentz)

2. Jimmy Garoppolo – Garoppolo put up solid numbers in week 9, though it was against statistically one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals. Garoppolo had 317 yards passing and 4 TDs with no interceptions. He faces the Seattle Seahawks this week on Monday Night Football, a Seahawks team that just allowed Jameis Winston to throw for 335 yards and 2 TDs. Expect this game to be a shootout, thus Jimmy G would be a great start for a team in a pinch.

RB:

1. Kenyan Drake – Mr. Miami Miracle is now on a new team, the Arizona Cardinals. He performed mightily against the suffocating 49ers defense last week, putting up 110 yards rushing with a TD and 4 catches for 52 yards. The Cardinals still do not expect to have David Johnson or Chase Edmonds back, so it could be a one man show again for the guys from Tempe. Their opponent, the Buccaneers, have been stout against the run, but do not always fair well against running backs that can catch out of the backfield. Drake opens up the Cardinals offense and with a shootout expected, Drake should have a great game and is a great option as a sleeper this week.

2. Ronald Jones – Jones was named the starter this week for the Buccaneers. He is going against the Cardinals who have not faired to well in the defensive department. Against the Seahawks in week 9, Jones put up respectable numbers, with 67 yards rushing and a TD while adding 2 catches for 15 yards. Now that he is the starter, expect him to be more involved in the Bucs offense. Though he is not a league winner, he could easily help you win this week as a sleeper pick.

WR:

1. Zach Pascal – Pascal has been quietly flying under the radar in fantasy, as he has had at least 75 yards receiving in 3 of the past 5 games. He goes up against the Miami Dolphins this week. As mentioned before with Hoyer, the Dolphins have not been known for their defense this season and are already missing starting lockdown CB Xavien Howard for the season. T.Y. Hilton has been ruled out for this week, so Pascal should be the beneficiary of most of Hoyer’s passes. I expect Pascal to put up at least 80 yards on 5 catches with a TD.

2. DeVante Parker – Parker, too, has been flying under the radar, accumulating over 10.5 points in six of eight games this year (PPR) except for his matchup against the Patriots (0 points) earlier in the season, as well as 8.6 points against the Cowboys. He has also caught a touchdown in 4 of his last 5 games. Now that de-facto #1 receiver Preston Williams is out for the season with a torn ACL, Parker should become the beneficiary of a lot of Ryan Fitzmagic’s (Fitzpatrick) passes. I expect Parker to put up at least 1 TD in his week 10 matchup against the Colts.

TE:

1. Mike Gesicki – Gesicki exploded against the NY Jets in week 9, with 6 catches for 95 yards in an unexpected upset. As mentioned with DeVante Parker, Gesicki could be in for more catches as Preston Williams is done for the season. The Dolphins will also be without starting Running Back Mark Walton, as he has been suspended for 4 games due to the Personal Conduct Policy. I do not expect the Dolphins to be able to run against the Colts; one because the Colts Run D is pretty good and two, Kalen Ballage has played poorly, so expect plenty of opportunities for Gesicki.

2. Irv Smith Jr – Though Smith Jr did not blow up the box score against the Chiefs in week 9 (4 catches for 33 yards), I do expect him to be a bigger part of the offense now that star Receiver Adam Thielen is expected to miss multiple weeks. Smith Jr has been playing well the last few weeks, getting more accustomed to the offense. Though Kyle Rudolph is still considered the starting TE, Smith Jr offers the Vikings more big-play ability and streaming shots down the middle of the field. The Vikings play the Dallas Cowboys this week. The Cowboys just gave up 6 grabs for 48 yards to Evan Engram of the NY Giants on Monday Night Football, so they are vulnerable to the TE. I expect Smith Jr to put up at least 50 yards at a position that is highly lacking in fantasy football. He could be the sleeper you need this week.

Defense:

1. NY Giants – The Giants did not perform great on MNF, allowing a long touchdown pass to Amari Cooper and 139 rushing yards to Ezekiel Elliott, but its hard to expect them to hold the Cowboys at bay when the offense led by Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley was not able to produce much. This week, though, the Giants go up against the NY Jets, who struggled against the lowly Dolphins in week 9. I expect a different performance out of a Giants defense that has scored in 2 of the last 4 weeks.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers – The matchup against the LA Rams might not look like a good one for the Steelers, but they have quietly been one of the highest scoring defenses in fantasy this season, especially in games played at home. Over the past 3 weeks, the Steelers have 10 sacks, have forced 10 turnovers and have scored 2 touchdowns. The Rams and Jared Goff have also struggled on the road this season. With this game being at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, I expect the steelers to force at least two turnovers and add at least 3 sacks.

Those are my sleepers for NFL Week 10!

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