Week 10 Fantasy Football Roundup | Sharapova's Thigh

Chris Johnson, the NFL's leading rusher, faces the NFL's worst run defense this week.


Thursday night games have begun, so I'm getting the roundup on here earlier than usual. I plan to update this a lot until Sunday, so keep checking back.

Other good fantasy football stuff from around the web...

And some picks of my own(based on standard league scoring systems):

Week 10's Best

QB: Drew Brees... Brees should absolutely dominate the Rams' pass defense. The one concern is that the Saints will be up by so much early, that they just end up running the ball for much of the game. Regardless, expect 20+ fantasy points from Brees.

RB: Chris Johnson... The league's leading rusher who is coming off three sensational games against the league's worst run defense. Probably the best fantasy matchup going into a game that we've had all year.

WR: Larry Fitzgerald... 13 receptions when he played the Seahawks in week six, and coming off a nine-catch, 129-yard, two-touchdown performance in Chicago.

TE: Dallas Clark... The most reliable fantasy tight end around, and just had a whopping 14 catches for 119 yards last week.

K: Ryan Longwell... The Vikings will at least be getting extra points like they're going out of style, and the Lions have allowed the most fantasy points per game to kickers in the NFL this year. Being indoors helps as well.

D/ST: Minnesota Vikings... 12 fantasy points against the Lions in week two, and should get at least that this time around at home. Matthew Stafford just threw for five interceptions against a worse defense.

Sleeper Picks

QB: Alex Smith... The Bears' secondary is very banged up, with starting safety Al Afalava out, his backup Kevin Payne out, and #1 cornerback Peanut Tillman reportedly not 100%. Additionally, their pass rush has been non-existent in recent weeks. In a home game that the 49ers will be pumped up for, expect a solid performance out of the former #1 overall draft pick.

RB: Justin Fargas... Kansas City's defense ranks 28th in the league and Fargas should get a lot of touches. He's put up three straight weeks of acceptable play for a flex option.

WR: Michael Crabtree... Isaac Bruce is inactive, which could make Crabtree targeted more. Additionally, the Bears' secondary is very banged up as I alluded to earlier.

TE: Kellen Winslow... Winslow will be targeted much by rookie quarterback Josh Freeman the rest of the year, and the Dolphins have struggled covering tight ends on the season.

K: Rob Bironas... Chris Johnson will allow the Titans to move the ball well on the horrid Buffalo run defense, but they could still struggle to get the ball in the end zone, which would give Bironas some field goal tries.

D/ST: Kansas City Chiefs... This is a bad defense, currently ranked 30th in the NFL. However, they're playing JaMarcus Russell and a terrible Raiders offense.

Shit Picks

QB: Donovan McNabb... The Chargers have the NFL's fifth-ranked pass defense, and McNabb's coming off a pretty poor performance at home against the Cowboys. Double-digit fantasy points probable, but don't expect him to blow up.

RB: Julius Jones... Don't get too caught up in his 16 fantasy points last week. It was at home against the Lions after all. He gets the Cardinals this week, and ran for just five yards on five carries against them in week six, accumulating zero fantasy points.

WR: Torry Holt... With superb cornerback Darrelle Revis likely covering him, don't expect much here.

TE: Tony Scheffler... Washington has the #1 pass defense in the NFL, and Scheffler's had just one catch in each of the last two weeks.

K: Shayne Graham... The Steelers' defense is back, and the Bengals will struggle to get into scoring position frequently.

D/ST: Chicago Bears... They've been absolutely destroyed two of the last three weeks, both on the ground and through the air. And the game they played well, it was against Derek Anderson and the Browns at home, so we shouldn't even count it. If Frank Gore has the same holes to run through that Beanie Wells and company had last week, the Bears might not be able to stop the 49ers offense.

My Week 9 Picks(based on standard league scoring systems)...

Best: Tom Brady(17 Points), Maurice Jones-Drew(18 Points), Reggie Wayne(4 Points), Dallas Clark(11 Points), Matt Stover(8 Points), New Orleans Saints(14 Points).

Sleepers: Matt Hasselbeck(15 Points), Jamaal Charles(6 Points), Nate Burleson(7 Points), Fred Davis(2 Points), Olindo Mare(14 Points), Arizona Cardinals(8 Points).

Shit: Kyle Orton(2 Points), Rashard Mendenhall(15 Points), Santonio Holmes(9 Points), Greg Olsen(25 Points), Kris Brown(6 Points), Miami Dolphins(3 Points).

Green shows it was a notably good pick, red shows it was a bad one.

If you come across any good articles that aren't on here, or have any yourself, don't hesitate to e-mail me: sharapovasthigh@gmail.com.

UPDATE(11/15, 11:58 AM ET): Six more links just added.

UPDATE(11/15, 12:08 PM ET): Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy are expected to see about the same amount of touches today against a poor San Diego run defense. Each are worth a start.

Ted Ginn Jr. is starting again at wide receiver in Miami after Brian Hartline took his job for a bit. Don't pick him up though until he shows us more.

Ladell Betts is starting at running back for the Redskins. He's dealing with a sprained foot though, and going up against a very good Broncos run defense. No better than a flex option.

Jonathan Stewart could see a lot of carries with DeAngelo Williams not being 100% today against Atlanta. He's a solid flex option.

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