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Flex On Fire: 5 must-starts for Week 10 fantasy football

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Get these guys in your team and win in Week 10.

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A mixed bag of results for my Week 9 musts starts, with a pair of solid starters in James Robinson and Brandin Cooks, with Robinson especially delivering a top performance on the week, finishing as the RB6. Noah Fant got off to a great start, with 7.5 points in the first quarter before hurting his ankle and though he returned to the game after a spell on the sidelines, was a non-factor in the rest of the game. Derek Carr delivered an average return if you started him, scoring just 14 points as the QB22 as he threw the ball just 23 times for 165 yards in the Raiders’ narrow victory over the Chargers. Finally it was a disappointing return from Cole Beasley, who saw just three of the 38 targets offered up by Josh Allen in the Bills’ win over the Seahawks. You win some, you lose some and it just wasn’t Beasley’s week.

Flex on Fire Results - Week 9

Week 9 Team Opp Score Pos Rank
Week 9 Team Opp Score Pos Rank
Brandin Cooks HOU JAX 17.3 WR20
James Robinson JAX HOU 15.9 RB6
Derek Carr LV LAC 14 QB22
Noah Fant DEN ATL 7.5 TE18
Cole Beasley BUF SEA 6.9 WR68

Onto Week 10 and this week we have another four teams on bye, so you’ll be looking for replacements for the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Julio Jones and Ezekiel Elliot in your teams (eek). Here are the guys I’m slotting into my lineups this week to help me get those all-important wins.

QB Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks

It’s not been season filled with fantasy points for Goff, who currently languishes as the QB18, averaging 17.5 points per game. However, this week the Rams take on the Seahawks who are allowing the most points per game to quarterbacks at over 26 points per game. With his stacked receiving corps at his disposal, and facing the team with the second lowest sack rate in the league, Goff has his arrow pointing up to deliver a top 10 fantasy performance this week

WR Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Samuel is flying at the moment, averaging nearly 22 points per game in his last three outings for the Panthers, including four total touchdowns. The Panthers are finding ways to get the ball in his hands as Samuel is seeing multiple rushing attempts as well as an increasing share of targets, with 9 last week against the Chiefs. The Buccaneers have been a top 10 pass defense this season but I’m riding the hot hand and starting Samuel everywhere I have him.

WR Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants

Fulgham has been super consistent since breaking into the Eagles’ lineup in Week 3, averaging 19.3 points per game and no fewer than 12 points over that period. Even with Alshon Jeffrey likely to make his first start of 2020, I still expect to see Fulgham see double digit targets against the Giants as the Eagle attempt to start to pull away in the NFC East.

RB Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team @ Detroit Lions

Gibson is turning into a solid fantasy running back and though, his usage is quite volatile week to week, he’s delivering a solid 15.1 points per game in his last six games. The Lions are allowing the most points per game to running backs and so offer Gibson the opportunity to deliver a top 10 finish in fantasy this week.

TE Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals

In a week where so many of the top tight ends are missing, Ebron offers good value if you’re needing to cover the position this week. Ebron has three back to back games where has scored at least 11 points and this week faces the Bengals who allow the second most points to tight ends. There are lots of mouths to feed in the Steelers’ offense, but Ebron is seeing six targets per game is always a red zone threat to get you a touchdown.

Poll

Who has the best fantasy performance this week?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Jared Goff
    (80 votes)
  • 16%
    Curtis Samuel
    (55 votes)
  • 40%
    Travis Fulgham
    (134 votes)
  • 15%
    Antonio Gibson
    (53 votes)
  • 3%
    Eric Ebron
    (12 votes)
334 votes total Vote Now