Fantasy Football 3 IN/OUT week 10











-   Week  10 –

Each week, the FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT will not include players that are locks for your starting rosters, just the ones that are considered “fringe” starters and may be outside the TOP 10 at each position.

They are the ones that you may have on the bench or ones that you can find on the waiver wire. Either way, they are the players we think will have a big game for you this week and players that have a tough row to hoe. They are the ones you want to start and players you need to bench. This week we will talk about 6 players that will help or hurt your team in week 10, and a bonus DST that you can plug and play.  As always, it’s followed by a great recipe, this time it’s Honey-Herb Brined Pork Prime Rib.


Lets get to it.



It’s already Week 10 and that means most leagues have just four more weeks until the fantasy playoffs. Which is absolutely mind blowing. It feels like we were speculating only yesterday about what the Marc Trestman and Chip Kelly offenses would look like…about how Reggie Bush, Steven Jackson, Danny Amendola and Wes Welker would perform on their new teams…and would Tom Brady still provide elite production despite the loss of his biggest targets. Well, most of that speculation is behind us, but we still have more speculating to do! Fantasy Playoff speculating! So let’s take a glance at some matchups to avoid and exploit come fantasy playoff time:

Good Fantasy Playoff Schedules for RBs:

• Buffalo (vs. Tampa, vs. Jacksonville, @ Miami)
• Miami (@ Pittsburgh, vs. New England, @ Buffalo)
• Green Bay (vs. Atlanta, @ Dallas, vs. Pittsburgh)

Bad Fantasy Playoff Schedules for RBs:

• Seattle (@ San Francisco, @ New York Giants, vs. Arizona)
• San Diego (vs. New York Giants, @ Denver, vs. Oakland)
• New York Jets (vs. Oakland, @ Carolina, vs. Miami)

Good Fantasy Playoff Schedules for QBs:

• Chicago (vs. Dallas, @ Cleveland, @ Philadelphia)
• Philadelphia (vs. Detroit, @ Minnesota, vs. Chicago)
• San Diego (vs. New York Giants, @ Denver, vs. Oakland)

Bad Fantasy Playoff Schedules for QBs:

• Indianapolis (@ Cincinnati, vs. Houston, @ Kansas City)
• Denver (vs. Tennessee, vs. San Diego, @ Houston)
• Arizona (vs. St. Louis, @ Tennessee, @ Seattle)

source: thefakefootball


Week 10 

Peyton ManningAdrian PetersonCalvin JohnsonJimmy Graham
Drew BreesEddie LacyDemaryius ThomasVernon Davis
Philip RiversAlfred MorrisBrandon MarshallAntonio Gates
Matthew StaffordMarshawn LynchDez BryantTony Gonzalez
Andrew LuckKnowshon MorenoA.J. GreenJordan Reed
Robert Griffin IIIChris JohnsonEric DeckerJason Witten
Russell WilsonMatt FortePierre GarconJulius Thomas
Cam NewtonLeSean McCoyWes WelkerCharles Clay
Eli ManningReggie BushT.Y. HiltonHeath Miller
Nick FolesC.J. SpillerAntonio BrownTim Wright

NFL Week 10 Games

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 -WEEK 10  -

(Byes: Cleveland, Kansas City, New England, New York Jets)


Thursday, Nov. 7

Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings, 8:25


Sunday, Nov. 10


Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons, 1

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens, 1

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears, 1 

Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers, 1

St. Louis Rams at Indianapolis Colts, 1

Oakland Raiders at New York Giants, 1

Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans, 1

Carolina Panthers at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05

Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25

Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers, 4:25


Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints, 8:30


Monday, Nov. 11

Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:40



Here is a handy NFL Schedule Grid you can refer to throughout the season…

click to zoom





For most leagues, your team needs at least 110 points to have a chance of winning. You never want to concern yourself with what your opponent is doing, just aim to get to this number, hope for more and let the chips fall where they may. To reach this goal you will need (at minimum) 12 points from each of your statring skill positions, over 20 from your QB, more than a few from your kicker and at least 11 from your defense. This is the threshold for the IN/OUT predictions.

Here are the basic league settings that we are basing our predictions on…


QB,2WR,2RB,TE,FLEX (w/r/t), K, DST
TDs=6 pts0 pts allowed=10
passing=25 yds/pt2-6=7
receiving=10 yds/pt7-13=4
rushing=10 yds/pt14-20=1
reception=1 pt21-27=0
blocked kick=5
Return Yds=50 yds/pt





Hakeem Nicks vs OAK

from fftoolbox:
When thinking about fantasy busts for the season, Hakeem Nicks definitely has to be up there. He has dropped many passes that would have been big plays and going into week 10, he has yet to score a touchdown. Nothing remedies that like a bye week and playing the Oakland Raiders, who just gave up 406 yards and a NFL tying record seven TD passes to Nick Foles and the Eagles. Nicks has half a season left to prove he deserves the big contract he is playing for. Look for this week to be the start of his turnaround. Nicks is a very good start as WR3 or WR2.
from juanelway:
Nicks has not scored this season, but the Raiders have allowed the 5th most points to opposing WRs and have struggled with opposing #2 WRs. Nicks may finally get it done this week.
from fantasysharks:
Has been hot-and-cold, though has been targeted a good bit recently. Still he is trying to recall where the end zone is at, which has definitely not helped his fantasy value. A good matchup this week could definitely help his cause though.

FANFOOD Says: Start him over WRs like Marvin Jones, Greg Jennings and Mike Wallace



Mike James vs MIA

from juanelway:
James has been a major surprise filling in for Doug Martin. The Dolphins has been getting trashed by RBs and James makes for a very sneaky start this week.
from fantasysharks:
Coming off a monster game against a good Seahawks defense and has a much easier matchup this week. Could be worth taking a chance on under the bright lights of MNF to see if he can keep it rolling.
from Fantasy Football Maniax:
The Dolphins are giving up the second most points to fantasy running backs, I like James to build on his solid showing last week.

FANFOOD Says: Start him over RBs like MJD, Lamar Miller, Bell of PIT



Pierre Thomas vs DAL

from fftoolbox:
Over the last four weeks, Pierre Thomas has been putting up consistent enough fantasy numbers so as to warrant starts as a flex — and this week even as RB2. Over the last four weeks Thomas has a combined for 355 total yards, with 20 receptions and two touchdowns. This week, PT3 faces the worst defense in the NFL in terms of yards given up, the Dallas Cowboys — who are tied with the Eagles, giving up a league worst 419 yard total yards of offense. On top of that, Darren Sproles left last week’s game early on with a concussion, so it’s quite possible he will sit out this week’s game. If you need a flex or RB2 start this week, look no further than PT3
from juanelway:
Thomas is the lead back in New Orleans and faces the Cowboys, who have allowed 111 yards rushing or more in 5 out of the last 6 games. They have also allowed 8 or more receptions to RBs in 5 of 9 games. PPR gold.
from fantasysharks:
Coming off a big game, though he did benefit in the passing game from the Sproles injury. Does have a solid matchup this week, so could help your cause this week.

FANFOOD Says: Start him over RBs like Rashad Jennings, SJax, and T-Rich.






Ryan Mathews vs DEN

from fftoolbox:
After back to back 100 yard rushing performances in Weeks six and seven, Ryan Mathews carried the ball just seven times for 34 yards in an overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. Mathews has been up and down / very inconsistent this season, and fantasy owners should expect no different going forward. Mathews is an early down back with almost no involvement in the Chargers’ passing game, as he has not caught a pass since a four catch outburst in Week 4. If the Chargers get behind against the Broncos this week, Mathews could spend a large portion of the game on the sideline. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere for a RB2 this week.
from juanelway:
Mathews was the only RB to have back to back 100 games a couple of weeks back, but couldn’t get it done last week as the Chargers played from behind in the second half. I feel like we will see more of the same this week. More Woodhead and less Mathews.
from fantasysharks:
Cooled off last week and with the Chargers expected to throw it even more than usual, he may not be on the field as much as usual. Plus the Broncos run defense has been pretty good, so definitely a riskier option than usual.

FANFOOD Says: Sit him in favor of Andre Ellington, Joique Bell and Giovani Bernard.



Coby Fleener vs STL

from fftoolbox:
The young Colts tight end has been struggling to make a fantasy impact as of late, and this week’s matchup with the Rams should only add to fantasy owners’ disappointment. The Rams have been the second best defensive unit against opposing tight ends this season, giving fantasy owners a good reason to look elsewhere for a fantasy starter this week. It would not be a bad idea for fantasy owners to scour the waiver wire for a one week fill-in in Week 10.
from fantasysharks:
Starting to come on it appears, although does not have the ideal matchup this week. There are worse gambles out there, especially since he has a talented QB throwing him the ball.
from FFLockerRoom:
Rams have actually been pretty stout against opposing tight ends, but with Lucks weapons banged up Fleener should see plenty of looks.

FANFOOD Says: Sit him in favor of TEs like Charles Clay, Garrett Graham and Tim Wright.



Steve Smith @ SF

from juanelway:
He just looks old out there and is struggling to make plays. I don’t trust him anymore as a consistent fantasy WR, so feel free to bench him this week.
from fantasysharks:
Capable of making a big play against anyone, although he hasn’t been hitting as many this season. Faces a tough pass defense this week, so may not be the best week to rely on him.
from Fantasy Football Maniax:
The 49ers are 7th against fantasy receivers, which is going to make it tough for Smith to have a monster game this week.
from Brandon Funston – Yahoo:
Tough matchup, and has yet to reach 70 yards in a game in ’13

FANFOOD Says: Sit him in favor of WRs to the tune of Mike Brown, Michael Floyd and the aforementioned Nicks.



FANFOOD Streaming Defense of the Week



from thefakefootball:
Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Pay no mind to the Rams shredding Tennessee on the ground last week. St. Louis’ rsz_tennessee-titansrunning attack is rejuvenated, while Jacksonville’s is as plodding and ineffective as ever.The Jaguars have allowed double-digit points to enemy defenses in three of their four away games, thanks in large part to Chad Henne’s errant throws and myriad miscues. The Titans sport the league’s fifth best pass rush, according to Pro Football Focus, along with a top-4 secondary. The Titans’ cornerbacks and safeties, without Justin Blackmon to worry about, will surely be able to keep Cecil Shorts in check. Tennessee is a locked-and-loaded top-5 Week 10 defensive play.
from fansided:
Tennessee faces the Jaguars who have allowed the second-most points per game to opposing defenses. The Titans D has forced multiple turnovers in four of their last five games including two forced fumbles last week against the Rams. They dropped Kellen Clemens twice for sacks both coming from Jurrell Casey who also was second on the team with six tackles. The Titans have been a top ten defense for most of the season and are in a good enough matchup for them to be a starting team defense in ten team leagues. They are widely available since they had a bye two weeks ago and don’t have big names, but they consistently force turnovers and taking on the Jags should be in for a good week.
from brunoboys:
The Titans have quietly been a very good defense this season. They’ve scored at least seven fantasy points in all but three games this season thanks to a consistent pass rush and a nose for turnovers. Titans’ defensive coordinator Jerry Gray’s platoon have been an above average, allowing 20.8 points per game, but 15 turnovers make the team playable for fantasy purposes. All that said, we’re recommending the Titans just because they play the JV Jacksonville Jaguars’ squad next and again in Week 16. The Jaguars have been held to 10 points or less a whopping five times this season. Justin Blackmon’s indefinite suspension only adds insult to injury. The team can’t protect Chad Henne, can’t open holes for Maurice Jones Drew and will be relying on Mike Brown to fill the void left by Blackmon. This matchup is ripe for the picking.

FANFOOD Says: Start over DSTs like the Panthers, Bears and Gmen.



Other Tools:

Fantasy Pros – who should I start?

The Fake Football Matchup Machine week 10

Fantasy Sports Portal – Sit/Start Tool

FF Toolbox – Weekly Cheatsheets

Numberfire Player Comparison Tool

Fantasy Rundown Weekly Rankings

CBS Sports Weekly Projections

Fantasyomatic week 10 Projections

Week 10 Fact Sheet









Honey-Herb Brined Pork Prime Rib
The brine not only tenderizes this bone-in pork roast, but gives it a subtle honey flavor.

1 center cut pork rib roast, about 6 pounds
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme
2 teaspoons, fresh cracked black pepper
For Brine:
6 quarts cold water
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup fine sea salt
1/3 cup honey
6 thyme sprigs
5-6 bay leaves, crumbled
3 tablespoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
In medium sauce pan, dissolve honey and sugar in 1 quart of water.
Add to large pot with 5 quarts cold water and remaining brine ingredients.

Let brine cool for 1-2 hours before adding pork roast.

Brine roast for 6-8 hours.

Preheat grill for medium high heat.

Remove roast from brine and lightly pat dry.
Coat with 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme and 2 teaspoons black pepper.
Place on grill and cook for 2 to 3 hours over indirect heat.

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