Week 10 Fantasy Blog

Ryan McDowell
Rotoworld

Welcome to Week 10! This will be a challenging week for fantasy players. Not only are there six teams on bye this week, but there have been some Sunday morning surprise inactives, including Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) and Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (healthy). Hopefully, many of you are overcoming these obstacles and clinching fantasy playoff berths today!

 

(7:56PM) In a close game all day, the Rams had multiple chances to get the win against the Steelers but ultimately fell short. WR Cooper Kupp did not record a catch in the entire game. 

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(7:42PM) The Panthers needed a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie the game against the Packers but RB Christian McCaffrey was stopped just short as time expired, giving the Packers a huge home win in the snow. 

(7:07PM) The Colts and QB Brian Hoyer failed on a fourth-down play and the Dolphins have won their second straight game by a 16-12 final score. 

(7:01PM) TD It's been a quiet day for Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey but he just found the end zone for the first time today, scoring on a three-yard rush. CMC now has 127 total yards and the Panthers are within eight points early in the final quarter. 

(6:52PM) Whatever might have happened on the Rams' previous drive, starting QB Jared Goff is back in the game. WR Cooper Kupp still has no receptions in the game. 

(6:49PM) INJURY The Dolphins lead by one point with just over five minutes remaining but QB Ryan Fitzpatrick just took a shot to the head and will be checked for a concussion. QB Josh Rosen is in the game trying to hang onto their lead over the Colts. 

(6:43PM) The Rams have struggled all game and trail the Steelers 14-7. HC Sean McVay has inserted backup QB Blake Bortles into the game in place of QB Jared Goff, who has passed for 134 scoreless yards today. 

(6:31PM) TD The Colts have struggled all game with QB Brian Hoyer playing in place of the injured Jacoby Brissett. Early in the fourth quarter, the Colts have finally taken the lead as Hoyer hit TE Jack Doyle with a one-yard touchdown pass. 

(6:16PM) TD The Packers struggled at the end of the first half but quickly put together a touchdown drive to begin the third quarter as RB Aaron Jones scored for the second time today. He now has 66 yards on nine carries and Green Bay leads 21-10. 

(5:56PM) Finally, here are the week's top-scoring TEs, so far...

TE1- Mark Andrews

TE2- Travis Kelce

TE3- O.J. Howard

TE4- Jared Cook

TE5- Hunter Henry

(5:48PM) TD It looked as if the Packers drive might end in the wrong end zone as QB Aaron Rodgers went down and a flag flew. Instead, a roughing the passer call saved the Packers and Rodgers led them on a scoring drive, 

(5:29PM) The top-scoring fantasy WRs this week...

WR1- Christian Kirk

WR2- Darius Slayton

WR3- Tyreek Hill

WR4- Michael Thomas

WR5- Jarvis Landry

(5:11PM) The top-scoring fantasy RBs this week...

RB1- Derrick Henry

RB2- Ronald Jones

RB3- Melvin Gordon

RB4- Josh Jacobs

RB5- Joe Mixon

(5:10PM) TD The Steelers are on the board as QB Mason Rudolph threw a ball into the end zone for WR James Washington to go up and get, good for a three-yard score. 

(4:52PM) TD The Packers have tied up the game thanks to a touchdown run from RB Aaron Jones, who is enjoying a true breakout season. Jones has 19 yards and a touchdown in the early going. 

(4:44PM) As the action is slowing down in the afternoon, it is time to look at the top fantasy scorers for the week, up until this point, beginning with the quarterbacks...

QB1- Lamar Jackson

QB2- Daniel Jones

QB3- Patrick Mahomes

QB4- Kyler Murray

QB5- Josh Allen

(4:43PM) TD The Panthers have drawn first blood after QB Kyle Allen hit WR Curtis Samuel for a two-yard touchdown against the Packers. 

(4:42PM) INJURY Giants RB Saquon Barkley, who ran the ball 13 times for a total of one yard, is reportedly getting x-rays following the Giants loss. 

(4:32PM) The late slate features a trio of games with the Dolphins facing the Colts, who are playing without QB Jacoby Brissett. Also, the Rams and Steelers matchup in Pittsburgh where the Rams already have a lead on a defensive score. The Packers and Panthers meet in Green Bay where the Pack will try to find a way to stop RB Christian McCaffrey

(4:25PM) The Cardinals couldn't get it done as the Bucs hung on for the win. Here are all final scores from the early games...

TB 30, ARI 27

CHI 20, DET 13

BAL 49, CIN 13

CLE 19, BUF 16

ATL 26, NO 9

NYJ 34, NYG 27

TEN 35, KC 32

(4:19PM) TD With the game on the line, the Buccaneers had an answer for Arizona and RB Peyton Barber finished off the drive with a short touchdown run for the lead with under two minutes remaining. 

(4:09PM) TD The Browns have regained the lead as QB Baker Mayfield connected with WR Rashard Higgins on a seven-yard touchdown. Buffalo gets the ball back with under two minutes remaining. 

(4:07PM) TD With under 30 seconds left in the game, the Titans have taken a lead on a touchdown pass from QB Ryan Tannehill to WR Adam Humphries. The Chiefs face an uphill battle to steal a win in this one. 

(3:52PM) TD I hope you didn't bench Cardinals WR Christian Kirk in your fantasy league. The second-year receiver is enjoying the best game of his career with a third touchdown and now has 138 total yards. His latest score gave the Cardinals a lead midway through the final quarter. 

(3:45PM) TD After QB Josh Allen fumbled near the goal line, the Bills panicked but the ball was recovered and the drive was concluded with a short touchdown run from Allen, giving Buffalo the lead over Cleveland. 

(3:44PM) TD The Titans are hanging around and RB Derrick Henry has his second touchdown of the game, running it in from one-yard out to cut the Chiefs lead to just two points. Henry is up to 172 yards and two scores. 

(3:42PM) TD We know the absence of QB Matthew Stafford would have a massive impact on the entire offense and WR Kenny Golladay might have been hurt the most, until now. Golladay hauled in a 48-yard scoring pass from QB Jeff Driskel to cut the Chicago lead to seven points. 

(3:34PM) TD The Jets have regained the lead on a one-yard touchdown run from RB Le'Veon Bell, who has totaled just 45 yards on the day. 

(3:32PM) TD Jumping to avoid a sack, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes found rookie WR Mecole Hardman for a 63-yard touchdown. Mahomes now has 379 yards and three scores in his first game back after a nasty knee injury. 

(3:25PM) Leading 49-10 at the end of the third quarter, it appears as if QB Lamar Jackson is done for the day with backup QB Robert Griffin III entering the game. Jackson will finish with 288 combined yards from scrimmage and four scores. 

(3:23PM) TD Soon after declaring RB Devonta Freeman done for the day, Falcons QB Matt Ryan hit RB Brian Hill for a ten-yard touchdown, making it a double-digit Atlanta lead over the Saints in New Orleans. 

(3:07PM) TD The Titans have regained the lead on a 68-yard touchdown rumble from RB Derrick Henry, who now has 123 yards in the game on just 12 carries. 

(3:06PM) TD Giants veteran WR Golden Tate is making up for his slow start, catching a second touchdown in the third quarter. Tate now has three catches for the game for 82 yards and two scores. 

(3:04PM) TD Cardinals rookie QB Kyler Murray has thrown another long touchdown, the second of the day for WR Christian Kirk, who did most of the work on the 69-yard score. The Cardinals and Bucs are tied midway through the third quarter. 

(3:02PM) TD The Chiefs started slowly but have regained the lead over the Titans after QB Patrick Mahomes found WR Tyreek Hill for an 11-yard score. Hill has 10 catches for 118 yards in the game. 

(3:00PM) TD The Ravens continue to easily handle the Bengals in Cincinnati as QB Lamar Jackson tossed a 20-yard score to WR Marquise Brown, making it 41-10, pending the Baltimore extra point. Jackson now has 223 passing yards and three scores, along with 65 rushing yards and another touchdown. 

(2:57PM) TD The Bears are suddenly heating up against the Lions as QB Mitchell Trubisky found WR Taylor Gabriel for a 24-yard score, giving the Bears a commanding 14-point lead. 

(2:52PM) TD The Giants are playing without WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram, which set up for a big day for veteran WR Golden Tate. He had been quiet until just now, hauling in a 61-yard score. A missed extra point kept the deficit at two points. 

(2:50PM) INJURY Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has a knee injury and is questionable to return. RB Brian Hill will handle the backfield if Freeman is out. 

(2:48PM) TD Ravens QB Lamar Jackson just had one of the best runs of the year, including weaving and spinning away from defenders on his way to a 47-yard touchdown. 

(2:46PM) TD In an exciting battle between QBs Mitchell Trubisky and Jeff Driskel, the Bears have taken the lead. Trubisky led a scoring drive on the first possession of the second half, eventually finding RB Tarik Cohen for a nine-yard score.

(2:43PM) INJURY Some updates from first-half injuries...RB Ty Johnson (concussion) has been ruled out by the Lions while Bengals RB Giovani Bernard, previously ruled out by the Bengals, is back in the game. 

(2:29PM) TD It has been a terrible season for Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard, including an injury and overall poor play. He's enjoying a nice game today thanks to a juicy matchup against the Cardinals, catching four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown, giving his team a lead just before halftime. Tampa Bay leads Arizona 17-13. 

(2:24PM) TD The Bears have taken the lead on an 18-yard pass from QB Mitchell Trubisky to TE Ben Braunecker

(2:23PM) TD The high-scoring game expected between the Buccaneers and Cardinals has been a bit of a letdown but QB Kyler Murray just gave his team the lead on a 33-yard strike to WR Christian Kirk, who has four receptions for 54 yards in the game. 

(2:22PM) INJURY Despite a scare for WR Tyreek Hill, he missed just one snap and is back in the game. 

(2:19PM) TD Bengals rookie QB Ryan Finley has his first career NFL touchdown pass, finding TE Tyler Eifert for a six-yard score. The Bengals still trail 28-10. 

(2:13PM) INJURY Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill took a short pass and scampered for a 29-yard gain but was tackled hard near the sideline and needed to be helped to his feet. 

(2:12PM) INJURY Bengals backup RB Giovani Bernard is doubtful to return with a knee injury. RB Joe Mixon has 13 carries for 65 yards. 

(2:09PM) INJURY There is little happening in the Lions/Bears game, where Detroit just took a 6-0 lead. Lions RB Ty Johnson is being checked for a concussion. If he can't return, RB J.D. McKissic would see the majority of the work for the remainder of the game. 

(2:02PM) BIG PLAY RB Kareem Hunt is back in the league and making his debut with the Browns today following a long suspension. Hunt hasn't been a threat to RB Nick Chubb in the early going but does have three receptions and a nine-yard carry. 

(2:00PM) TD After a slow start, the Giants had a chance to tie up the game with their cross-town foes. Rookie QB Daniel Jones found WR Darius Slayton for a 39-yard score as Slayton weaved through a defense that showed little interest in tackling him. The Giants did botch the extra point so they still trail by a point. 

(1:56PM) TD The Titans thought they had a touchdown earlier in the drive before it was reversed via replay. They did eventually find the end zone as QB Ryan Tannehill tossed a nine-yard pass that TE Anthony Firkser pulled down for the score. 

(1:51PM) TD Bills QB Josh Allen hasn't been putting up the fantasy production he had a year ago, mostly due to his limited rushing opportunity. He just scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season though, giving the Bills a one-point lead over Cleveland. Allen has rushed twice today for 22 yards. 

(1:47PM) TD Nothing like a matchup with the Bengals to help an offensive player break a slump. TE Mark Andrews hadn't scored in a month but he now has two today after catching a 17-yarder from QB Lamar Jackson, who has yet to throw an incomplete pass on the day. Baltimore leads 21-3. 

(1:44PM) TD The Falcons wrapped up a long drive with an eight-yard scoring pass from QB Matt Ryan to TE Austin Hooper, his first catch of the game. 

(1:42PM) TD The Giants are on the board after QB Daniel Jones and WR Darius Slayton formed a rookie connection, good for a five-yard score cutting the Jets' lead in half. 

(1:35PM) TD The Jets have taken a 14-point lead after QB Sam Darnold found WR Jamison Crowder for a 23-yard touchdown. Crowder has four catches for 56 yards in the game already. 

(1:32PM) Yet another player returning from injury today is Cardinals RB David Johnson, though he is not running well so far. DJ has three rushes for -3 yards, while RB Kenyan Drake has carried twice for 14 yards. 

(1:30PM) The Browns put together a 14-play drive that included eight 1st & goal plays thanks to multiple penalties. They gave WR Odell Beckham three end zone targets and RB Nick Chubb multiple runs from inside the five-yard line but they still couldn't score. The Bills Defense stopped Chubb on fourth down. 

(1:24PM) TD Things might get ugly quickly for the Bengals against the Ravens. Baltimore has scored again on a one-yard run from RB Mark Ingram, good for a 14-0 lead. 

(1:22PM) TD Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones was a popular topic for fantasy players this week after being named the starter prior to Week Nine. Jones is paying off early again today after scoring on a seven-yard touchdown to give Tampa Bay an early lead. 

(1:15PM) TD Welcome back, Patrick Mahomes! The Chiefs scored on their opening drive, after Mahomes pass that was seemingly intercepted was called an incomplete pass. Mahomes hit TE Travis Kelce on a short pitch and he powered his way into the paint for an early lead.  

(1:13PM) TD He's been struggling but it is hard to argue with the matchup for Jets QB Sam Darnold today, facing crosstown rival Giants. Darnold scored on a two-yard run to open the game and give the Jets an early lead. WRs Jamison Crowder (3/33) and Demaryius Thomas (3/32) did work on the first drive. 

(1:11PM) Playing in place of QB Matthew Stafford, veteran backup QB Jeff Driskel led a scoring drive to open the game, though the Lions were held to a field goal after Driskel hit WR Marvin Jones for a 22-yard gain to key the drive. 

(1:08PM) TD Facing the Bills tough defense, the Browns opened the game playing like we expected them to all season long. QB Baker Mayfield peppered WR Jarvis Landry with targets and he responded with three receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown. RB Nick Chubb also broke a 21-yard run on the drive. 

(1:06PM) TD The Ravens finished off their opening drive with a two-yard score from QB Lamar Jackson to TE Mark Andrews for an early lead. 

(1:04PM) BIG PLAY The Ravens are quickly moving the ball against the winless Bengals. QB Lamar Jackson hit WR Marquise Brown for a 49-yard bomb and then found TE Mark Andrews for a 19-yard game to get into the red zone. 

(1:01PM) Today brings some other changes as the Bengals start rookie QB Ryan Finley in place of the benched QB Andy Dalton and the Panthers continue to roll with QB Kyle Allen with QB Cam Newton now done for the year after being placed on the injured reserve list. For some good news, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is back just a few weeks after dislocating his kneecap. 

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