Week 10 is here and so are my start sits. For some strange reason I decided to start doing my start / sit in week 8. As I mentioned last week, my week 8 picks went pretty good; week 9 I did even better.
The only spot I messed up was advising you to sit Kyler Murray, but I doubt you wanted to play him anyway against the San Francisco 49ers defense that has been playing out of control all year.
But other than that Jordan Howard scored, Marvin Jones had another big game and Josh Allen played well against Washington. Sony Michel stunk and Terry McLaurin had an unspectacular day. But without further ado here are my guys for week 10:
Start- Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jameis Winston is very turnover prone. It’s always terrifying to put him in your fantasy lineup, but this week he should be fine. The Bucs opponent this week, the Arizona Cardinals, are giving up an average of 280 passing yards a game this season and are tied for fewest interceptions in the NFL with two. Winston is almost a must-play for me.
Sit- Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
Goff should be OK this week coming off the bye, but traveling on the road to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers isn’t ideal, especially with no Brandin Cooks and an offensive line that has been horrendous this season. The Steelers rank fifth in the league with 29 sacks this season, and I expect that pressure to continue against Los Angeles. And if you have watched any Rams games this year, Jared Goff can’t deal with much pressure.
Start- David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
David Montgomery has been a pretty big disappointment for your fantasy team this year based on where you drafted him. But over the past two weeks he has been that guy you expected, scoring 24 and 22 PPR points respectively.
Bears coach Matt Nagy has finally figured out how to use the rookie and in a matchup against the Detroit Lions who just gave up 120 yards and two touchdowns to fellow rookie running back Josh Jacobs last week, Monty is primed to keep it going.
Sit- Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals
Everyone is excited to start Drake due to his big week against the 49ers last Thursday, but slow your roll. David Johnson says that he is playing this weekend, meaning Drake’s role may become pretty limited. He could still have some flex / RB3 appeal, but I wouldin’t be anxious to toss him in my lineup (especially in a matchup against a very tough Buccaneers run defense).
Start- Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons
Coming off the bye week fully rested, I think the Atalanta Falcons can put together a decent offensive performance as the head to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints.
The Falcons are going to have to try and keep up all game by passing the ball and with no more Mohamed Sanu and Julio Jones most likely being shadowed by stud cornerback Marshon Lattimore, Ridley could have a monster game.
Sit- Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
Coming into the year with all these expectations, the Cleveland Browns have fallen flat on their face starting the season 2-6. I expect another loss coming soon as they take on the Buffalo Bills at home this week.
Despite having a big game last week, Landry is a terrible play against the Bills defense this week. Buffalo is third in the NFL in passing defense, Landry scored his first touchdown of the year last week and Baker Mayfield has looked terrible. The only Brown I’d want to play this week is Nick Chubb, who is a must start at this point.
-Jarrod Ribaudo (@Jribs53)