Fantasy Football Rankings, Week 10: Model that beat experts says start Andy Dalton, sit Carson Wentz
SportsLine's advanced computer model reveals start-sit advice for Week 10
Patriots running back Sony Michel looks like a go on Sunday against the Titans, but can you trust him in his first game back from a knee injury? Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle) is out, so should you start Maurice Harris, who went off for 10 catches and 124 yards for Washington last week? Is Colts quarterback Andrew Luck a must-play or must-fade against the Jaguars' top-ranked pass defense? And can the Bears, who will likely have linebacker Khalil Mack back in the lineup, wreak havoc on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who was sacked 10 times by the Vikings last week? Before you lock in any lineups, check out the Week 10 Fantasy football rankings from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
When it comes to ranking players, their advanced computer model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. And the model was closest to the hole overall, meaning it best pinpointed where every player would finish each week. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
Last week, the model was extremely high on Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, saying he would finish as a top-10 quarterback despite being benched earlier in the season. The result: Fitzpatrick threw for almost 250 yards and four touchdowns. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a winning week.
Now the model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has revealed its rankings for Week 10 of the NFL season. One player the model is high on in its Week 10 Fantasy Football rankings: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.
Dalton has thrown multiple touchdown passes in two of his last three games and gets a dream matchup against the Saints on Sunday. New Orleans has given up over 350 passing yards in its last two games, and the Bengals will most likely be chasing points at home, which bodes well for Dalton's Fantasy owners.
Dalton won't have seven-time Pro Bowler AJ Green (toe), but he still has plenty of weapons in Tyler Boyd (620 yards, five touchdowns), speedster John Ross (two touchdowns in four games), and pass-catching back Giovani Bernard returning from injury. Dalton is still available in almost 25 percent of CBS Sports Leagues, and SportsLine's model has him ranked higher than Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz. Start him with confidence this week against the Saints.
Wentz had 286 yards passing and three touchdowns in Philadelphia's victory over the Jaguars in London, but SportsLine's model says he'll struggle against the Cowboys, who are a top-five defense in yards per game (217) and passing touchdowns (10). The Cowboys have also held opposing quarterbacks to under 180 yards passing in two of their past three games.
The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 10 of its Fantasy Football rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing.
So who should you sit and start this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 10 Fantasy Football rankings for every position, plus see which QB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that out-performed experts big time last season.
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