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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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Ravens

TrustLamar Jackson QB, Mark Andrews TE, Marquise Brown WR

If You MustRashod Bateman WR, Devonta Freeman RB

Bust – Latavius Murray RB, Le’Veon Bell RB, Ty’Son Williams RB

Dolphins

TrustMike Gesicki TE, Myles Gaskin RB, Jaylen Waddle WR

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

 

Sunday Early Afternoon Slate

Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys
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Falcons

TrustKyle Pitts TE, Cordarrelle Patterson RB

If You MustMatt Ryan QB, Russell Gage WR

Bust – Mike Davis RB

Cowboys

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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Saints

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

Titans

Trust –  A.J. Brown WR

If You MustRyan Tannehill QB, Adrian Peterson RB, Julio Jones WR

BustJeremy McNichols RB

 

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
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Jaguars

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)

Colts

TrustJonathan Taylor RB, Michael Pittman WR, Carson Wentz QB

If You MustNyheim Hines RB

BustZach Pascal WR, Mo Alie-Cox TE, Jack Doyle TE

Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots
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Browns

TrustD’Ernest Johnson RB, Jarvis Landry WR

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

BustNick Chubb RB (likely inactive – Covid), Rashard Higgins WR, Austin Hooper TE, David Njoku TE

Patriots

TrustDamien Harris RB

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

BustKendrick Bourne WR, Brandon Bolden RB, Rhamondre Stevenson RB, Nelson Agholor WR, Jonnu Smith TE

 

Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
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Bills

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

Jets

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

BustTy Johnson RB

 

Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lions

TrustD’Andre Swift RB, T.J. Hockenson TE

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

Steelers

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

If You MustBen Roethlisberger QB

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team
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Buccaneers

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

BustJaret Patterson RB

Sunday Mid Afternoon Slate

Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals
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Panthers

TrustChristian McCaffrey RB, D.J. Moore WR

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

Cardinals

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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Vikings

TrustKirk 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

Chargers

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

If You MustJared Cook TE

BustJustin Jackson RB, Larry Rountree RB

Philadelphia Eagles at Denver Broncos
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Eagles

TrustJalen Hurts QB, DeVonta Smith WR, Dallas Goedert TE

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

BustQuez Watkins WR, Jalen Reagor WR

Broncos

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

BustAlbert Okwuegbunam TE (roster stash in redraft if Fant remains inactive)

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers
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Seahawks

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 MustGeno Smith QB (if Wilson inactive), Gerald Everett TE

Packers

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

If You MustAJ 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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Chiefs

TrustPatrick Mahomes QB, Tyreek Hill WR, Travis Kelce TE, Darrel Williams RB

Bust Jerick McKinnon RB, Mecole Hardman WR

Raiders

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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Rams

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

49ers

TrustGeorge Kittle TE, Deebo Samuel WR, Elijah Mitchell RB

If You MustJimmy Garoppolo QB, Brandon Aiyuk WR

BustJamycal 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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