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  • The IDP Guys’ NFL Week 10 Start/Sit List: Offense

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    Find success this weekend with the NFL Week 10 Start/Sit list for the offensive side of the ball!

    Week 9 of the NFL was a bit bizarre with a good mix of breakout and disappointing performances. Sometimes football doesn't make sense but that makes it all the more fun. Week 10 start/sit offense edition is here and more challenges lie ahead with four teams on bye. The four teams that have week 10 off are the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, and New York Giants.

    An interesting situation to monitor is that of recently released veteran WR Odell Beckham and which team will sign him now that he is out of Cleveland. There is a legitimate question of whether he will be fantasy-relevant in a new environment.

    To me, it is a question of risk management; weighing your WR/Flex options with the unknowns of Beckham's involvement if and when he gets signed by a team. MY general thought is that I want to wait a week or two if I can help it. I may approach it differently if I am struggling with injuries or bye week voids to fill, however.

    The "Trust, If You Must, and Bust" System:

    This system is designed to be a confidence spectrum. You will need to consider the specifics of your league settings to use this system to your advantage.

    Trust” = Strong start, a player who should be started in all formats!

    If You Must” = Weak start, a player who is good enough to be a starter, but faces a tough matchup or holds an unclear opportunity in a good offense. Some caution should be used while the risk is recognized, as this is often league format dependent.

    If you play in a shallow league, I would lean towards benching this player if you have a decent replacement option. In a deep league, I would lean towards starting, since the options may be more scarce. Either way, expectations should be managed.

    Bust” = Keep on your bench, at least for now. These players should be avoided since stronger options at the relative position should be considered first. These are players who fit into one of the following categories:

    1. A player in a tough matchup or currently holds ambiguous weekly opportunities in the offense.
    2. A strong bench stash for season-long purposes but currently in a “wait and see” period. Wait and see if their role expands for starter caliber consideration. For example, this type of player may be a strong backup RB behind a stud in an elite offense or could be in line for a big workload if the starter misses time.
    3. Currently lacking a clear offensive opportunity in either a projected good or bad offense
    4. Is too volatile on a week-to-week basis. There is no need to play boom or bust type players if you can help it.

    Weekly Start/Sit Decision Reminders

    Be sure to always be mindful of weekly injury reports and gameday inactive announcements as this could pivot a weak starter into a strong starter!

    Be sure to always leave the FLEX spot(s) free of Thursday night players!

    Thursday Night Football

    Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins
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    TrustLamar Jackson QB, Mark Andrews TE, Marquise Brown WR

    If You MustRashod Bateman WR, Devonta Freeman RB

    BustLatavius Murray RB, Le'Veon Bell RB, Ty'Son Williams RB


    Trust - Mike Gesicki TE, Myles Gaskin RB, Jaylen Waddle WR

    If You Must - Tua Tagovailoa QB (if active, unlikely), Jacoby Brissett QB (If Tua inactive)


    Sunday Early Afternoon Slate

    Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys
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    TrustKyle Pitts TE, Cordarrelle Patterson RB

    If You Must - Matt Ryan QB, Russell Gage WR

    Bust - Mike Davis RB


    TrustDak Prescott QB, Ezekiel Elliott RB, Amari Cooper WR, CeeDee Lamb WR, Dalton Schultz TE

    If You MustTony Pollard RB, Michael Gallup WR

    Bust - Cedrick Wilson WR


    New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans
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    TrustAlvin Kamara RB (if active)

    If You MustTrevor Siemian QB, Mark Ingram RB (enters Trust if Kamara is inactive), Marquez Callaway WR, TreQuan Smith WR

    Bust - Adam Trautman TE, Deonte Harris WR


    Trust –  A.J. Brown WR

    If You Must - Ryan Tannehill QB, Adrian Peterson RB, Julio Jones WR

    Bust - Jeremy McNichols RB


    Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
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    If You MustMarvin Jones WR, James Robinson RB (if active), Trevor Lawrence QB (if active), Dan Arnold TE, Laviska Shenault WR, Jamal Agnew WR, Carlos Hyde RB (if James Robinson inactive)


    TrustJonathan Taylor RB, Michael Pittman WR, Carson Wentz QB

    If You Must - Nyheim Hines RB

    Bust - Zach Pascal WR, Mo Alie-Cox TE, Jack Doyle TE

    Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots
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    TrustD'Ernest Johnson RB, Jarvis Landry WR

    If You Must –  Baker Mayfield QB, Donovan People-Jones WR

    Bust -Nick Chubb RB (likely inactive - Covid), Rashard Higgins WR, Austin Hooper TE, David Njoku TE


    Trust - Damien Harris RB

    If You MustHunter Henry TE, Jakobi Meyers WR, Mac Jones QB

    Bust - Kendrick Bourne WR, Brandon Bolden RB, Rhamondre Stevenson RB, Nelson Agholor WR, Jonnu Smith TE


    Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
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    TrustJosh Allen QB, Stefon Diggs WR, Dawson Knox TE (if active)

    If You MustDevin Singletary RB, Zack Moss RB (if active), Cole Beasley WR, Emmanuel Sanders WR


    If You Must - Michael Carter RB, Corey Davis WR (if active), Mike White QB (if active), Jamison Crowder WR, Elijah Moore WR

    Bust - Ty Johnson RB


    Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers
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    TrustD'Andre Swift RB, T.J. Hockenson TE

    If You MustJamaal Williams RB (if active), Jared Goff QB, Amon-Ra St. Brown WR


    TrustNajee Harris RB, Diontae Johnson WR, Chase Claypool WR, Pat Freiermuth TE

    If You Must - Ben Roethlisberger QB


    Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team
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    Trust – Tom Brady QB, Mike Evans WR, Chris Godwin WR, Leonard Fournette RB

    Bust - Ronald Jones RB, Tyler Johnson WR, Giovani Bernard RB

    Football Team

    TrustAntonio Gibson RB (if active), Terry McLaurin WR, Logan Thomas TE (if active), Ricky Seals-Jones TE (if Thomas inactive)

    If You MustTaylor Heinicke QB, J.D. McKissic RB

    Bust - Jaret Patterson RB

    Sunday Mid Afternoon Slate

    Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals
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    TrustChristian McCaffrey RB, D.J. Moore WR

    BustChuba Hubbard RB (remains a bench stash with McCaffrey back), Robby Anderson WR, Phillip Walker QB


    TrustKyler Murray QB (if active), DeAndre Hopkins WR (if active), James Conner RBZach Ertz TE

    If You MustChristian Kirk WR, Rondale Moore WR, A.J. Green WR


    Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers
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    Trust - Kirk Cousins QB, Dalvin Cook RB (if active, monitor off-field legal situation), Alexander Mattison RB (only if Cook is inactive), Justin Jefferson WR, Adam Thielen WR

    If You MustK.J. Osborn WR, Tyler Conklin TE


    TrustJustin Herbert QB, Austin Ekeler RB, Keenan Allen WR, Mike Williams WR

    If You MustJared Cook TE

    Bust - Justin Jackson RB, Larry Rountree RB

    Philadelphia Eagles at Denver Broncos
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    TrustJalen Hurts QB, DeVonta Smith WR, Dallas Goedert TE

    If You MustBoston Scott RB, Jordan Howard RB, Kenneth Gainwell RB

    Bust - Quez Watkins WR, Jalen Reagor WR


    Trust –  Courtland Sutton WR, Jerry Jeudy WR, Noah Fant TE (if active)

    If You MustMelvin Gordon RB, Javonte Williams RB, Tim Patrick WR, Teddy Bridgewater QB

    Bust - Albert Okwuegbunam TE (roster stash in redraft if Fant remains inactive)

    Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers
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    TrustRussell Wilson QB (if active), D.K. Metcalf WR, Tyler Lockett WR, Chris Carson RB (if active), Alex Collins RB (if Carson inactive)

    If You Must - Geno Smith QB (if Wilson inactive), Gerald Everett TE


    TrustAaron Rodgers QB (if active), Davante Adams WR, Aaron Jones RB

    If You Must - AJ Dillon RB, Allen Lazard WR and Randall Cobb WR (if Rodgers active), Jordan Love QB (if Rodgers inactive)

    Sunday Night Football

    Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders
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    TrustPatrick Mahomes QB, Tyreek Hill WR, Travis Kelce TE, Darrel Williams RB

    Bust - Jerick McKinnon RB, Mecole Hardman WR


    TrustDarren Waller TE, Josh Jacobs RB

    If You Must – Derek Carr QB, Hunter Renfrow WR, Kenyan Drake RB

    Bust - Zay Jones WR, Bryan Edwards WR

    Monday Night Football

    Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
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    Trust –  Matthew Stafford QB (if active), Cooper Kupp, WR, Darrell Henderson RB, Robert Woods WR, Tyler Higbee TE

    If You MustVan Jefferson WR, Sony Michel RB


    TrustGeorge Kittle TE, Deebo Samuel WR, Elijah Mitchell RB

    If You MustJimmy Garoppolo QB, Brandon Aiyuk WR

    Bust - Jamycal Hasty RB

    Good luck and enjoy the games!

    Thank you for reading my NFL Week 10 Start/Sit list for offensive players! You can find more of my work on my IDP Guys Author Page. Feel free to reach out anytime on Twitter at @FantasyLadder for any fantasy football-related advice, questions, or discussion so you can climb the ladder of fantasy football success with me
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