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Fantasy Sleepers for Week 10

Darnell Mooney
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Week 10 of the NFL season is officially here, meaning just seven games remain after the weekend. Desperate for wins to try and get in their respective league’s fantasy playoffs, owners will have to deal with a tough week with three of the NFL’s worst defensive units on their individual bye weeks. Achieving success once again in our picks last week, Drew Lock tossed two touchdowns en route to 30 fantasy points while running back DeeJay Dallas rushed seven times for 31 yards and a score in Seattle’s loss to the Bills. Here to help you find diamonds in the rough again, let’s dive into this week’s picks.

Daniel Jones, New York Giants

With six touchdown passes over his last four games, Jones has finished with at least 14 fantasy points in three of those four weeks while also chipping in 190 rushing yards over that period. With a Week 10 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles on deck, the 23-year-old should be in a QB2 conversation, offering owners substantial value at his current QB20 rank. Solid against the pass also season long, Doug Pederson’s group is allowing a measly 209 yards per game to opposing quarterbacks through nine weeks. However, the group has struggled against the rush, with over 130 yards given up on the ground per game. Allowing a league-leading 7.11 yards per carry to opposing signal-callers this season, Jones’s rushing production should allow for a stable performance. 

Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears

Fresh off a career-high 11 target performance in the Bears Week 9 loss to the Tennessee Titans, ride with Mooney this week against the Minnesota Vikings. Unable to slow down opposing passing attacks all year long, the once feared Minnesota secondary has allowed teams to pass for over 280 yards per game against them. Currently giving up the third-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers, the team has also allowed 32 pass plays for over 20 yards while allowing 15 receivers to finish top 15 or better against them. Locked in as Chicago’s number two pass catcher behind Allen Robinson and the team’s primary deep threat, the University of Tulane alumn should have a floor of WR4 with an upside if Matt Nagy’s offense can finally get going.

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Jordan Reed, San Francisco 49ers

Off the 49ers injury report, after a knee injury landed him on the reserved list, Reed should be in for an uptick in targets this week after running just 10 routes in their Week 9 loss to the Green Bay Packers. A solid streaming option for players looking to fill in for Travis Kelce and George Kittle on their rosters, his current TE17 ranking offers boom or bust potential with a high-end TE2 upside. Giving up 25 percent of their targets to opposing tight ends, the Saints have allowed a touchdown to six different players at the position. Still, without Kendrick Bourne on offense and with Deebo Samuel expected to be a game-time decision, Reed should get plenty of looks from Nick Mullens.

Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns

Dominating the target share in the absence of Odell Beckham Jr a week ago, Landry racked up over 11 targets in the Browns loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Becoming the go-to guy on offense with Rashard Higgins remaining an inconsistent threat on the outside, he should once again be in for a big week against the Houston Texans’ defense. Allowing the third-most fantasy points per target to opposing wide receivers this season, Houston has also allowed teams to complete over 70 percent of the passes thrown to them. Remaining without a touchdown through the first nine weeks of the season, the 27-year-old should look to be in the WR3 conversation this week.   

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Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals

After torching the revamped Dolphins secondary a week ago with five receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown, Kirk should once again be in for a big week heading into a home matchup with the Buffalo Bills. Susceptible against the pass this season, Buffalo has allowed opposing quarterbacks to pass for over 239 yards per game, leading to 11 different receivers to finish as WR31 or better. Struggling to get consistent play opposite of shutdown cornerback Tre’Davious White, the team will look to get Josh Norman back from injury in this one. Struggling in coverage in an up and down first season with the Bills, look for the former Carolina Panther to match up with Kirk all game long. Red hot since Week 6 with over 18 fantasy points averaged per game, stream him as a high-end WR3 this week. 

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