Fantasy Football Week 10 Start 'Em & Sit 'Em: Quarterbacks
Byes aren't hitting the quarterback position that hard in Week 10, but you still have tough decisions to make. Jamey Eisenberg gives you his Start and Sit calls for the position.
While bye weeks are wreaking havoc on every other position in Week 10, things aren't so bad at quarterback. Sure, you'll definitely miss Deshaun Watson, and maybe Tom Brady and Carson Wentz, but it's not like anyone was really planning on start Dwayne Haskins or Brandon Allen. Hopefully, you're in decent shape this week at quarterback, if not anywhere else.
However, it's not like quarterback has exactly been a stable position this season. Of the top 12 quarterbacks in ADP coming into the season, four have missed significant time with injuries — three are likely still out in Week 10 — and three more have been pretty big disappointments, so chances are you're still playing matchups. Let us help you find the right plays with Jamey Eisenberg's Start 'Em & Sit 'Em calls, and then check out, featuring his projections, as well as matchups that matter, numbers to know, and more.
Dak Prescott QB
DAL Dallas • #4
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
The matchup against the Vikings might seem tough on paper, but I still expect Prescott to play well. Two of the past four quarterbacks against Minnesota have scored at least 24 Fantasy points, and Prescott has scored at least 22 Fantasy points in three of his past four outings. At home this year, Prescott is averaging 28.5 Fantasy points in four games, and he should excel again this week. He remains a top-10 quarterback in all formats.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #17
Age: 37 • Experience: 16 yrs.
In his past five games in Oakland, Rivers is averaging 288 passing yards with 11 total touchdowns and three interceptions. He only has one game with more than 18 Fantasy points in his past five outings, but he's due for a big performance this week. The past three quarterbacks against the Raiders – Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson and Matthew Stafford – have averaged 38.7 Fantasy points per game, with Rodgers and Stafford each passing for at least 406 yards. Rivers has the chance to go off Thursday night against this defense, which allows the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks for the year.
Kyler Murray QB
ARI Arizona • #1
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Tampa Bay is No. 4 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, and six quarterbacks in a row have scored at least 21 points. Murray just had a quality performance against San Francisco with 26 Fantasy points, which was the best game against the 49ers this year. Murray's past two road games weren't good at the Giants in Week 7 and at New Orleans in Week 8, combining for 15 Fantasy points over that span, but I expect that to change in Week 10. The Buccaneers aren't good on defense, and this game should be high-scoring between Murray and Jameis Winston. Murray will do his part as a top-10 quarterback in all leagues.
Josh Allen QB
BUF Buffalo • #17
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Allen snapped a three-game streak of scoring at least 20 Fantasy points when he finished with just 19 in Week 9 against Washington. We'll see how he does against the Browns this week, but he seems safe as a low-end starter in all leagues. Cleveland has allowed four of the past five opposing quarterbacks to score at least 20 Fantasy points, including Brandon Allen last week in Denver. In his past two road games at the Giants in Week 2 and at the Titans in Week 5, Josh Allen is averaging 22.0 Fantasy points per game.
SF San Francisco • #10
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
In two games with Emmanuel Sanders, Garoppolo has 492 passing yards, six touchdowns and one interception. He just had his best game of the season in Week 9 at Arizona with 36 Fantasy points, and he should build on that this week in the showdown with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Seattle has allowed four quarterbacks in a row to score at least 20 Fantasy points, and my only worry with Garoppolo this week is the 49ers run game taking over. But if this game becomes a shootout, Garoppolo should hold his own Monday night.
Daniel Jones QB
NYG N.Y. Giants • #8
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
My only real concern with Jones this week is not having Evan Engram (foot) and Sterling Shepard (concussion), but he's still worth using as a streamer against the Jets. The past two quarterbacks against the Jets, Gardner Minshew and Ryan Fitzpatrick, have each scored 29 Fantasy points. And the last time Jones had a favorable matchup of this caliber was Week 8 against the Lions when he scored 35 Fantasy points. I don't expect Jones to do that here, but he could be above 20 points for the third time this year.
TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Tannehill has been a solid Fantasy quarterback in place of Marcus Mariota, scoring at least 22 points three games in a row. And now he faces a Chiefs defense at home that has allowed three of the past four opposing quarterbacks to score at least 26 Fantasy points. With Patrick Mahomes back, the Titans could be chasing points, which would help Tannehill potentially rack up stats. He's a low-end starter in all leagues.
CLE Cleveland • #6
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
It's so bad with Mayfield right now that I'm concerned about starting him in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues even with six teams on a bye. Now, part of that is facing the Bills, who have allowed just one quarterback to score more than 18 Fantasy points this season, which was Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 7. But it's also that Mayfield has yet to throw multiple touchdowns in a game and has one game with exactly 20 Fantasy points, which was Week 6 against Seattle when he ran for a touchdown. This is a game where Cleveland can run the ball against Buffalo, and Mayfield is a questionable starter in any format in Week 10.
Kirk Cousins QB
MIN Minnesota • #8
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Cousins has been a solid Fantasy quarterback of late, scoring at least 24 Fantasy points in four of his past five games. But this is typically the spot where he fails with a road game at night against a team with a winning record. The Cowboys have only allowed two quarterbacks to score at least 20 Fantasy points this season, which were Case Keenum in Week 2 and Sam Darnold in Week 6. While those two performances surprised the Cowboys, it's doubtful Cousins will have similar success in Dallas, especially with Adam Thielen (hamstring) banged up. Cousins is just an option in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues in Week 10.
Derek Carr QB
OAK Oakland • #4
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Deshaun Watson in Week 3 and Ryan Tannehill in Week 7 are the only quarterbacks with at least 20 Fantasy points against the Chargers this year, and they just held Aaron Rodgers to 14 Fantasy points in Week 9. With Melvin Ingram now back from his hamstring injury, along with Joey Bosa, the pass rush should be a problem for Carr. Now, he does have consecutive games with at least 23 Fantasy points, but he has a bad history against the Chargers. In his past five meetings with the Chargers, Carr is averaging 227.6 yards per game with four total touchdowns, five interceptions and two fumbles. Carr is a low-end option in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
MIA Miami • #14
Age: 36 • Experience: 15 yrs.
Fitzpatrick has three games in a row with multiple touchdowns, and he's scored at least 22 Fantasy points in two of his past three outings against Buffalo in Week 7 and the Jets in Week 9. But now he's down two more key offensive players with Preston Williams (ACL) and Mark Walton (suspension) out, and this is a tough matchup against the Colts on the road. Only two quarterbacks have scored at least 20 Fantasy points against Indianapolis this year, and none since Matt Ryan did it in Week 3. The Dolphins had a feel-good moment in Week 9 with their win against the Jets at home, but things will come back to reality in Week 10 on the road against the Colts, including a disappointing game for Fitzpatrick.
Jared Goff QB
LAR L.A. Rams • #16
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Goff went into the Rams' bye in Week 9 playing well with consecutive games of at least 26 Fantasy points against the Falcons and Bengals. Both games were away from Los Angeles, which is a good sign for Goff given his usual road woes, but I expect that to be a problem again at Pittsburgh this week. In his first three road games this year, Goff averaged 15.7 Fantasy points per game. And the Steelers have allowed just three quarterbacks to score at least 20 Fantasy points this year, with Tom Brady in Week 1, Russell Wilson in Week 2 and Brian Hoyer last week. Prior to Hoyer's surprise performance in Week 9, the previous five quarterbacks against Pittsburgh averaged 11.6 Fantasy points per game. Goff is only worth starting in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
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