For years fantasy gamers have kicked and screamed for a more balanced slate of games on Sundays. Well, thanks to the Masters, the NFL has finally acquiesced. Today, we have 5 early games and 6 late games kicking off in the 4pm ET window, including two of the best games of the week in Bills-Cardinals and Seahawks-Rams. Praise be 🙌.
Here’s everything you need to know for Week 10…
Gone With The Wind. Similar to Week 9, we have multiple games likely to be impacted by heavy winds. The Texans-Browns game is projecting for sustained winds around 25mph and stronger gusts that could hit 50mph. Same thing for Steelers-Bengals. The forecast in the Jaguars-Packers game is also similar from a wind perspective and will also have some snow. I wouldn’t touch any of the kickers in these games and I’d dial down expectations for the passing games, as well. Just so we’re clear, though: you’re not sitting Davante Adams.
The Backup RBs. Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), David Johnson (concussion, IR), and Joe Mixon (foot) won’t play today, which means Mike Davis ($4,000 on Draftkings), Duke Johnson ($5,000), and Gio Bernard ($5,400) will get cracks at workhorse roles...With Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde out another week, the Seahawks will continue to employ a committee with Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas, and Alex Collins. The snaps appear to suggest the usage is game script dependent…Matt Breida is not expected to play for the Dolphins this afternoon.
Injury Situations. Kenyan Drake is officially questionable for this afternoon’s game vs. the Bills. Arizona sounds optimistic that he’ll play, but they want to test him out in pre-game warm-ups. It seems weird to force him back when they play on Thursday night next week against a divisional rival, so leave some space open on your DFS teams to late swap to Chase Edmonds just in case...Nick Chubb was activated off IR and will play today for the Browns. Josina Anderson was told he would “play until he gets tired.”
OUT: Christian McCaffrey, Kenny Golladay, Kyle Allen, Gardner Minshew II, Laviska Shenault, Justin Jackson, Joey Bosa, Devonta Freeman, David Johnson, Joe Mixon, Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde, Allen Lazard, Irv Smith Jr., David Montgomery, Deebo Samuel, Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert
EXPECTED TO PLAY: Ben Roethlisberger (illness/knee), Jerry Jeudy (shoulder), Mark Ingram (ankle), Damien Harris (chest/ankle), Allen Robinson (knee), N’Keal Harry (concussion)
Loose ends: Via Field Yates: “For the first time in 728 days, Alex Smith will start an NFL game today.” What an incredible story...The Buccaneers had a late night...Here’s all of your revenge games to monitor today.
Good luck today, everyone.