Week 10 Wide Receiver and Running Back Sleepers


Here we are again, another week down and another solid week in Fantasy. Christian McCaffrey returned and won many people their matchups with a dominant performance. Unfortunately, he suffered a shoulder injury and is out for Week 10. It is looking more and more like Cleveland Browns’ Nick Chubb will make his return this week though. Upon his return, Chubb has a tremendous matchup against the Houston Texans. That isn’t the only player with a favorable Week 10 matchup. Green Bay, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New Orleans Saints players all could help win your matchups.

We are starting to finish up the bye weeks and there are just a handful left to have theirs. This week the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, and Atlanta Falcons will all be unavailable.

Here are my Week Ten Wide Receiver and Running Back Sleepers.

Wide Receivers

Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals

Kirk has had the best string of games these past few weeks. In his last three games, he has amassed five touchdowns, 246 yards, while catching 12 passes. During those weeks, he has been the fifth best wide receiver in Half-PPR scoring formats. Now in Week 10, he squares off against the Bills who have been below average defending the pass. There have been 14 different players to surpass 60 yards and eight of them have scored a touchdown as well. Kirk is the clear number two in Arizona and he should see more than seven targets in a potential shootout.

Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers

If he returns, Lazard is a must start. During the first three weeks of the season he was on a tear. He caught 13 passes for 254 yards and scored twice. Being opposite of Davante Adams is the key to his fantasy success. This could pay dividends for his return on Sunday. The Jaguars can’t stop the pass this season. Nine different receivers have had more than 70-yard games, four of those receivers had more than 100 yards. If fully healthy, Lazard is a solid WR3 or Flex play in Week 10.

Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns

The one game without his best friend Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis saw a team high 11 targets. This is a great sign for things to come. So far, the former LSU Tiger hasn’t been his usual self and some of the blame has to go to Baker Mayfield. Through the first nine weeks of the season, Jarvis is the WR53. However, his pass catching abilities should be on full display against the Texans. From Week Four to Week Nine (not including Week Eight due to Texans’ bye week) Houston has given up five 100-plus yard games and four of those receivers have reached the endzone.

Running Backs

Mike Davis, Carolina Panthers

Christian McCaffrey has already been ruled out and we know what that means? Mike Davis is a must start RB2. Going against the Buccaneers is a tough task, but Davis has the potential to be a reliable top 20 running back. While McCaffrey was out from Week Three to Weight Eight, Davis was a shocking RB6. It should go without saying that the journeyman needs to be in lineups especially if they you are in a PPR or Half-PPR league.

Duke Johnson, Houston Texans

It is unclear at the moment if David Johnson will be active for Sunday’s game. If he is inactive, Duke Johnson might be a huge steal for any team. David Johnson exited Sunday’s game in the first quarter with a concussion. Duke was the full-time starter for the whole game. He finished Week Nine with 20 touches for 73 total yards and scored a touchdown. As a nice Flex option for Week Ten, Duke Johnson could help win some matchups.

Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team

Gibson is the clear leading back in Washington. Even though he losses receptions to J.D. McKissic, the rookie is still able to find his touches. On the season so far Antonio Gibson is RB15 and this week he has a nice matchup. Over the last three weeks, the Lions have given up 358 rushing yards and five touchdowns to opposing starting running backs. That stat alone should make you put Gibson in your lineup right now!




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