Fantasy Football Rankings Week 10: Model that beat experts says start Matthew Stafford, bench DeAndre Hopkins
Advanced computer model that has out-performed experts all season tells you who to sit and start
If you're setting your Week 10 Fantasy Football lineups, thinking about trades, or searching the waiver wire for the perfect addition to your team, you need to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model has to say.
When it comes to ranking players, their model is beating human experts this season when there are big differences in ranking. And the model is the closest-to-the-hole overall, meaning it has pinpointed exactly where every player will finish each week.
With the Fantasy Football playoffs quickly approaching, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
A player the model loves this week: Giants RB Orleans Darkwa. He's had 15-plus attempts in two of the past three games and now faces a San Francisco defense that ranks dead last in the league, allowing over 135 rushing yards per game. Last week, Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson smoked them for 159 yards on 37 carries. Lock in Darkwa as an RB2 in a week with four teams on bye.
SportsLine's model is also all over Lions QB Matthew Stafford. In fact, Stafford is the model's overall No. 1 QB this week, facing a Browns defense that's 28th in scoring defense (25.3 points per game). With no run game to lean on, Stafford has had at least 30 attempts in his last six games. Cleveland has already given up huge fantasy days to Case Keenum (288 yards, 2 TDs), Deshaun Watson (225-3), Andy Dalton (286-4), and Ben Roethlisberger (263-2).
One player to avoid this week: Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins against the Los Angeles Rams. Hopkins is currently a Top-5 Fantasy Football wide receiver, but he should be firmly on your bench this weekend. He's projected to have just 7.09 Fantasy points, a number that will put him outside the top 20 wide receivers. Although he had 17 targets last week, Hopkins only reeled in six catches.
The Rams' defense has only allowed one touchdown to opposing receivers in the past four games. And Hopkins' QB, Tom Savage, completed just 19 of 44 passes in Sunday's 20-14 loss to the Colts.
The model is also calling for a shocker at WR to crack the Fantasy Football rankings top 15. No one is talking about him and he may be sitting on your waiver wire right now.
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 WR is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 15, all from the model that's been crushing experts, and find out.
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