Fantasy Football Outlook: Week 10

Story posted November 11, 2021 in Sports, CommRadio by Matthew Gelhard

10 weeks into the season has left with surprises, heartbreaks, and a whole lot of question marks. Luckily, teams got healthier with the return of David Montgomery and Christian McCaffrey while we may see the return of Russell Wilson and Dawson Knox.

With there being 18 weeks this season, no matter if you are at the top of the mountain with a record of 9-0 or at the bottom at 1-8, there is too much football left to be played to be expecting what’s coming next.

Start:

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers, vs. Seattle Seahawks

Most likely you are starting Rodgers as you are highly invested in him and you don’t have better options, but I believe his performance will still be better than a fringe streamer.

An elite quarterback, who has kept up with the team’s game plan via Zoom and has a healthy cast should be QB1 worthy.

Don’t let the media’s opinions on non-football ideas interfere with the fantasy outlook.

Pat Freiermuth, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers, vs. Detroit Lions

The Penn State community loves this guy, the Steelers love this guy, and you should love this guy.

With at least six targets in the last three weeks, Freiermuth is already getting enough attention to be a top-10 tight end with how thin the position is.

From this usage, it has turned into three straight games with 10 or more fantasy points in PPR formats.

It is hard to determine which offensive players will succeed in this offense each week, but Freiermuth could be that guy.

Sit:

Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks, vs. Green Bay Packers

Coming off a neck injury, it will be his first week back in practice taking full contact.

Not only does he have to play through discomfort, but he will also be returning to a team that has struggled to run the ball during his absence.

The Packers have not allowed a hundred-yard rusher this season and the Seahawks will be looking to move the ball through the air with their leader Russell Wilson back in action.

Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos, vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Ever since the return of Jerry Jeudy, Sutton has had three catches on six targets.

The Broncos are tested with an Eagles secondary that will probably include a Darius Slay shadow on Sutton.

Slay has prevented Henry Ruggs, Mike Williams, and Mike Evans from reaching more than 10 fantasy points.

Fighting for targets with Jeudy and the Eagles preventing wide receivers from making an impact makes this an unfavorable matchup.

Waiver Wire:

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns

Now that OBJ is out the door, it is time for DPJ to shine.

Peoples-Jones has traditionally been the deep threat for the Browns as he averaged 21.7 yards per catch in 2020, he continues that role with an opportunity for more volume.

He has totaled 257 yards and three touchdowns in his last three appearances on a team that can score a large number of points.

Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Football Team

Many teams had a hard time holding on to Logan Thomas and let him test waivers, with his return as soon as this week it is time to grab him.

The game script against the Buccaneers will force Washington to throw the ball and now that they have their safety net in Logan Thomas, they will be looking for him.

Also, in two of the three weeks Thomas has played he has eclipsed the 10-point mark in PPR formats.

Matthew Gelhard is a third-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email him at mgg5264@psu.edu.