If you’re scrambling for a few Week 10 starters, desperate for a hail mary, or just reviewing your options, we have you covered. We will offer a few players our IDP team like for a big week, and a few we would avoid. @seahawksdan8 and I, @DFF_JohnIDP all wish you the best of luck this week.
Starts of the Week
Darron Lee, LB, New York Jets
Going against a good pass blocking team (Tampa Bay) but one that’s average run blocking, and worse at getting blocks off the line of scrimmage, puts Lee in a good spot to land double-digit tackles this week. Using his speed, he will be able to make some plays all over the field.
Myles Garrett, DE, Cleveland Browns
The top pick in the draft has looked freakish in the 3 games he has played in. Getting to the QB in each of those games he has also managed a tackle for a loss as well. I love those tackles for losses. Big points. Detroit has the league’s 22nd ranked pass blocking line coming into the week, and are 26th in sacks allowed. I like him to have a REALLY good week.
Akiem Hicks. DE, Chicago Bears
Hicks went into the bye with a sack in two straight games. Brett Hundley in 3 games has been sacked 8 times. I think Hicks gets one here to continue his streak to 3 games. The Bears defense has been more than just ok too. Without Rodgers, it should not be a repeat of their earlier season showdown that the Packers won 35-14.
Trumaine Johnson, CB, Los Angeles Rams
Johnson should be a good start, as he has been most weeks. He picked off Eli Manning last week, and I can see the same against Tom Savage trying to force the ball to DeAndre Hopkins. At least if he doesn’t get an interception, he should pick up a few tackles and a PD or two.
Sits of the week
Henry Anderson, DE, Indianapolis Colts
Starting off the year slow, he has flashed over the last three games. It seems as if Indy is trying to work him into the defensive scheme more as of late. Playing against Pittsburgh’s impressive offensive line in both the run game and pass protection, he will be shut down this week.
Ray Ray Armstrong, LB, San Francisco 49ers
He was shut down last week in favor of Brock Coyle. With only one snap played compared to 64 for Coyle I would pause this week. With playoff possibilities looming in Fantasy, I would not risk having him in your lineups.
Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston Texans
He is a significant contributor to the Texans. He surprised me with his outing against the Patriots in week 3. I do not see the same performance against the Rams. Facing one of the top offensive lines (5th run blocking and 2nd in pass protection) where he can face double teams and protection calls against him I am going to be cautious this week.
Jatavis Brown, LB, Los Angeles Chargers
Brown’s snap decline over the last 6 Weeks is scary. (100%, 86%, 50%, 34%, 28%, & 26%) I’m not confident that Denzel Perryman will help those numbers either. As the Chargers have included more safeties in the game plan, it looks like Brown is the man on the sideline.