Week 9 is in the books and as we approach mid November, every week from here on out is big week in your fantasy league. Are you looking to gain that playoff bye or simply fighting for a playoff berth? Injuries are always a concern but this year Covid has thrown a new problem into the mix. Be sure to look out for the Covid inactives in plenty of time and check out our waiver wire article for any last minute pick ups!

This week the Chiefs, Falcons, Cowboys and Jets have their bye week meaning players such as Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Julio Jones and Ezekiel Elliott wont be available (notice there were no Jets players mentioned!). It’s time for your late games starts and sits.

Don’t forget to keep your #EyesPeeled for tomorrow’s podcast where we dive into a full preview of the weekend games and make sure you head over to Twitter (@F10YFantasy) for “Start ‘em, sit ‘em, GIF ‘EM!”.

Spoiler alert: Lamar Jackson is a start ‘em. 


Sunday Late Games


LA Chargers @ Miami Dolphins

Start of the Game

Justin Herbert (QB) – LA Chargers

The Chargers keep finding ways to lose even when it appears they have won but Herbert is proving a great pick up. The rookie QB has scored at least 23 fantasy points in all but one game this season and he has thrown the ball 40 or more times in the previous three games. The Dolphins defence is looking good but Herbert will have plenty of opportunities.

Other Notable Starts

LA Chargers – Keenan Allen (WR), Hunter Henry (TE)

Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa (QB), DeVante Parker (WR)

Sit of the Game

Jordon Howard (RB) – Miami Dolphins

Howard was given the lead back duties against the Cardinals but he only managed 19 yards on 10 rushes and his fantasy day was saved with a single touchdown. The Chargers defence is weaker through the air than on the ground so don’t expect big numbers again from Howard.

Other Notable Sits

LA Chargers – Justin Jackson (RB)

Miami Dolphins – Salvon Ahmed (RB)

Denver Broncos @ Las Vegas Raiders

Start of the Game

Nelson Agholor (WR) Oakland Raiders

In week 9, Agholor caught two of his three targets against the Chargers for 55 yards and a touchdown. He isn’t seeing a high volume of targets but he is taking advantage of them with four touchdowns in the past five games. He is making the big plays that Henry Ruggs was supposed to contribute and his targets should increase.

Other Notable Starts

Denver Broncos – Drew Lock (QB), Phillip Lindsay (RB), Noah Fant (TE)

Las Vegas Raiders – Derek Carr (QB), Josh Jacobs (RB), Jerry Jeudy (WR), Darren Waller (TE)

Sit of the Game

Melvin Gordon (RB) – Denver Broncos

Gordon struggled against the Falcons in week 9 as the Broncos running game couldn’t get going. He is now in a job share role with Phillip Lindsay who is out performing Gordon and looks more explosive. Over the past three games, Gordon has averaged just 8.4 fantasy points per game so its difficult to trust him, even in this favourable matchup.

Other Notable Sits

Denver Broncos – N/A

Las Vegas Raiders – D/ST

Buffalo Bills @ Arizona Cardinals

Start of the Game

Christian Kirk (WR) – Arizona Cardinals

Kirk has scored at least 20 fantasy points in his last three games and had five catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in the week 9 loss to the Dolphins. In those past three games he has a total of five touchdowns. With DeAndre Hopkins likely to be covered by Tre’Davious White, Kirk’s ability to get open and stretch the field should mean he has multiple targets and another healthy fantasy score.

Other Notable Starts

Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen (QB), Zak Moss (RB), Devin Singletary (RB), Stefon Diggs (WR)

Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray (QB), Chase Edmonds (RB), DeAndre Hopkins (WR)

Sit of the Game

Dawson Knox (TE) – Buffalo Bills

Knox has been struggling with a calf injury and only managed to play 25 snaps in the week 9 win over the Seahawks but ended with zero targets. He hasn’t managed to score more than 4 fantasy points all season so look elsewhere at tight end.

Other Notable Sits

Buffalo Bills – D/ST

Arizona Cardinals – D/ST

San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints

Start of the Game

Drew Brees (QB) – New Orleans Saints

Brees put in a vintage performance in the Saints week 9 win over the Buccaneers completing 26 of 32 passes for 222 yards and four touchdowns. He spread the ball around, hitting 12 different targets although he only averaged 6.9 yards per attempt. The 49ers pass defence still has injury issues which Brees should be able to use to his advantage.

Other Notable Starts

San Francisco 49ers – Jerick McKinnon (RB), Brandon Aiyuk (WR), D/ST

New Orleans Saints – Alvin Kamara (RB), Michael Thomas (WR),

Sit of the Game

JaMycal Hasty (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

Hasty was projected to be the lead back for the 49ers in week 9 but Jerick McKinnon got the bulk of the workload. His fantasy score is very touchdown dependant and the Saints are strong up front.

Other Notable Sits

San Francisco 49ersN/A

New Orleans Saints Jared Cook (TE),

Seattle Seahawks @ LA Rams

Start of the Game

Jarod Goff (QB) – LA Rams

Goff threw the ball 61 times in their week 8 loss to the Dolphins, so the bye week may have come at the right time! It was a nightmare game for the Rams QB as he threw 2 interceptions and lost two fumbles. He should throw the ball a high number of times in this matchup and with the Seahawks struggling to cover any receivers, its the perfect bounce back game.

Other Notable Starts

Seattle Seahawks – Russell Wilson (QB), Chris Carson (RB), DK Metcalf (WR), Tyler Lockett (WR)

LA Rams – Robert Woods (WR), Cooper Kupp (WR)

Sit of the Game

Darrell Henderson (RB) – LA Rams

Prior to the bye week, Henderson was struggling with a thigh injury but he is expected to be back for the game against the Seahawks. However, its difficult to know which running back will get the most carries and the Seahawks are better against the run. Goff should be attacking the Seattle defence through the air so the running game may be limited.

Other Notable Sits

Seattle SeahawkGerald Everett (TE), Tyler Higbee (TE), D/ST

LA Rams Malcolm Brown (RB), D/ST

Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Start of the Game

Ben Roethlisberger (QB) – Pittsburgh Steelers

‘Big Ben’ should be cleared to play following Covid protocol and if he does, a multiple touchdown game is looking likely. Against the Cowboys, Roethlisberger threw for 306 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Steelers stumbled there way to a victory to remain unbeaten.

Other Notable Starts

Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Mixon (RB), Tyler Boyd (WR)

Pittsburgh Steelers – James Conner (RB), JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR), Diontae Johnson (WR), Eric Ebron (TE)

Sit of the Game

Joe Burrow (QB) – Cincinnati Bengals

Burrow has impressed in his rookie season and is currently third in the league with 2,272 passing yards, putting him on course to beat Andrew Luck’s rookie record from 2012. However, this week he is facing a very good Steelers defence who are averaging over 11 fantasy points per game and have a league leading 11 interceptions whilst only allowing opposing quarterbacks to complete 56.7% of their passes. If the run game doesn’t get going, Burrow may have to force the ball and that could lead to turnovers.

Other Notable Sits

Cincinnati BengalsA.J. Green (WR), Tee Higgins (WR),

Pittsburgh Steelers N/A


Sunday Night Football


Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots

Start of the Game

Lamar Jackson (QB) – Baltimore Ravens

Jackson is underwhelming in the passing game but that shouldn’t matter here. The Patriots are awful against the run and giving up big plays in the passing game, they even made Joe Flacco look like the MVP of old! They should improve against the pass with Gilmore returning but Jackson should just clock up the yards on the ground making him a must start.

Other Notable Starts

Baltimore Ravens – Gus Edwards (RB), JK Dobbins (RB), Marquis Brown (WR), Mark Andrews (TE)

New England Patriots Jakobi Meyers (WR)

Sit of the Game

Cam Newton (QB) – New England Patriots

Newton is coming off his best fantasy performance since week 2! Against the Jets, he completed 27 of 35 pass attempts for 274 and scored two rushing touchdowns. He has also found a new favourite target in Jakobi Meyers but this one will be a struggle. With the Ravens expected to run all over the soft Patriots defence, Cam may be forced to throw the ball more often, which he still doesn’t look completely comfortable doing.

Other Notable Sits

Baltimore RavensN/A

New England Patriots – Damien Harris (RB), Sony Michel (RB), James White (RB), Ryan Izzo (TE), D/ST


Monday Night Football


Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears

Start of the Game

Jimmy Graham (TE) – Chicago Bears

Graham caught six passes for 55 yards and one touchdown in the Bears week 9 loss to the Titans. He now has five touchdowns on the season and has become a reliable target in the red zone for quarterback, Nick Foles. The Vikings have struggled to cover tight ends and wide receivers so the touchdown potential of Graham makes him a starter.

Other Notable Starts

Minnesota Vikings – Dalvin Cook (RB), Adam Thielen (WR)

Chicago BearsAllen Robinson (WR), Darnell Mooney (WR), D/ST

Sit of the Game

Kirk Cousins (QB) – Minnesota Vikings

Cousins has thrown just 34 passes in the Viking past two games. He was very efficient in week 9 completing 13 of 20 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns against the Lions but this week is a much tougher proposition against the Chicago Bears. The game script will probably lean very heavily on the run once more so Cousins attempts may be limited.

Other Notable Sits

Minnesota VikingsD/ST

Chicago Bears – N/A

For the latest on each player’s start and sit status, make sure you checkout @F10YFantasy on Twitter. Remember, keep those #EyesPeeled.

Andy Goddard

Full 10 Yards Fantasy

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