Welcome to the Week 10 Fantasy Football recap. Roses are red, violets are blue, and Arian Foster is once again injured for extended time. If you listened to me and played Tate at Flex you were probably disappointed, but if you started the Cardinals DST you were probably very happy. How many calls did I get right or wrong? Seems like enough to make you continue reading my stuff.
· I think this Riley Cooper burst is real (note: I also said this about Eddie Royal). His production has skyrocketed with Nick Foles as QB and there’s no inclination to think Foles won’t continue as starter even when Vick is healthy.
· I told you Andre Brown was the best RB on the Giants and he showed it. The Giants want to run the ball and they’ll keep doing it with Brown finally back.
· It wasn’t the way I expected, but Donald Brown had a solid day. Trent Richardson just sucks right now, and Brown is reaping all of the benefits. I doubt he has 64 receiving yards again this season, but for a plug and play you couldn’t ask for much more.
· The human turnover is such a gift to opposing defenses. The Raiders capitalized on an Eli INT, running it back for a TD and adding to an already impressive DST outing. You may be shocked, but they finished 3rd among DST in standard scoring leagues.
· Kenny Stills’ boom or bust streak continues. Week 9: 3 catches for 35 yards. Week 10: 3 catches for 75 yards and a TD. This week against the 49ers I say bust, but then again his QB is Drew Brees.
· So much for Greg Jennings. I didn’t think Ponder would look so much for the replacement TE, but John Carlson was the guy to roll with instead of Jennings.
· “Marques Colston just isn't valuable anymore and if you haven't dropped him yet you should” I said. 7 receptions, 107 yards, and a TD is how he responds. I honestly should’ve seen this coming.
· EJ Manuel didn’t quite have the comeback I expected. 155 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT? Maybe I’ve been a little too high on him.
· No, Charles Clay did not score this week. I thought he would, I really did, but the Dolphins offense just isn’t good and losing to OL-men doesn’t help.
Players to Add
· Riley Cooper – Over 100 receiving yards and at least 1 TD in 3 of the game Foles has started this season. As long as Foles starts, you’re starting Cooper. Pick him up if you can.
· Brian Leonard – He’s next up in line for the Bucs starting RB job right? Or is he already injured?
· Shane Vereen – He’s next up in line once Stevan Ridley fumbles.
· Case Keenum – His last 2 games he’s thrown for 3 TDs and his upcoming schedule looks pretty nice. If you’re an Aaron Rodgers owner, Keenum could be a great fill in for the time being.
· Andre Brown – Pick him up if you still can. 30 carries in his first game back shows the Giants aren’t too shy to use him as much as possible.
· Percy Harvin & Michael Crabtree – Percy Harvin is expected to be back this week, and Michael Crabtree is back at practice. If you’ve seen how the 49ers passing game has been lately, I expect Crabtree to be the featured guy the moment he laces up for a game.
Players to Drop
· Any Giants running back not named Andre Brown.
· Nate Washington – Hasn’t scored a TD or had a double digit fantasy game since Week 4. Judging by how things went Sunday, Fitzpatrick isn’t going to do too much for Washington either.
· Kenny Britt – I’m not sure why anyone would be owning him still, but he’s been a complete bust. The tough part of his schedule is coming to a close, but the Titans’ offense isn’t effective at all and the only WRs with any value here are Nate Washington and Kendall Wright.
· Steve Smith – Yep, he’s on my drop list. He’s only hit 60 yards or above 3 times this season and he isn’t doing you any good in the red zone either. I think WR is deep enough that you can drop him and find a suitable replacement.
· Dwayne Bowe – You didn’t want to drop him before with his horrid production? Fine, well now he’s been arrested. Are you finally going to get rid of him now?
· Arian Foster and Doug Martin are out for the season, joining the list of high cost RBs who didn’t turn out to what owners expected them to be. In actuality, you probably should’ve expected an injury to Foster given his history.
· Jay Cutler came back, and is now out again. A high ankle sprain suffered in the second quarter is what did it this time, and there isn’t a timetable for his return at the moment.
· Only Michael Vick knows if he’ll be back this week, but when he comes back to the team I don’t think he’ll be back in the starting lineup.
· Aaron Rodgers will still be out for a number of weeks, but luckily for him it isn’t season ending like Jake Locker’s right foot injury has become.
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