Week 10 Fantasy Football Bold Predictions
After a tough Week 8, this column nailed two predictions with Tyler Higbee and Sammy Watkins posting TDs. Maybe I should just pick all Rams this week. I had a number of people ask me on Twitter why there was no DST call last week. Don’t worry, it is back this week and I’m pretty psyched about the team I’ve got selected. So let’s jump into it all. You get eight more bold predictions this week that the general public would give no better than a 1 in 10 shot of happening. Shoot me your bold predictions on twitter and I’ll let you know what I think!
#8 Garrett Celek will be a top 10 TE
Who? Yeah, you can stream him this week if you need a tight end. You see, Pierre Garcon is now out for the season. George Kittle has been ruled out for the week, and C.J. Beathard is a rookie which means he will likely target his tight end more often than most quarterbacks. The best part of all of this is that the Giants have allowed a top 12 tight end every single week this season.
Final Prediction: 4 receptions, 56 yards, 1 TD
#7 LeSean McCoy won’t be a top 15 RB
Yes, I know everyone and their grandma thinks McCoy is a top 5 running back this week and for the rest of the season, but the matter of the fact is that he is the RB 12 so far this season and has only been a top 15 running back three times all year. So sure, he will probably get 20 touches, but against the Saints’ much-improved run defense, he has major bust potential once again.
Final Prediction: 18 carries, 47 yards, 3 receptions, 22 yards
#6 Corey Davis will be a top 20 WR
After missing 7 weeks to injury, the Titans immediately threw Davis back on the field for 75% of the team’s snaps. That is more than players like Julio Jones, Alshon Jeffery and Dez Bryant last week, so it is a serious workload. Seeing that they have already targeted him 15 times in two starts, we should have no worries about his Week 10 performance against Cincy, who while solid in the secondary, is a piece of cake compared to the Baltimore gauntlet he dealt with last weekend.
Final Prediction: 7 receptions, 65 yards, 1 TD
#5 Leonard Fournette will be the top overall fantasy player
When Fournette gets on the field Sunday, his legs will have accrued a full 28 days off. Prior to the injury, from which he is almost certainly fully recovered from now, he went for 311 yards and 3 touchdowns over the past two games and at least 12 fantasy points in every game of his career. Seeing that he has had among the hardest schedules of any running back, it seems all too obvious that he would obliterate a lousy Chargers’ run defense this weekend in his return.
Final Prediction: 24 carries, 154 yards, 3 TD, 3 receptions, 40 yards
#4 Brett Hundley will be a top 12 QB
If you thought the Packers’ backup was terrible again last week, you’d be mistaken, as he was actually a top 12 fantasy quarterback thanks to his legs. That is what we are hoping for out of him are 4 to 8 “free” fantasy points from the ground game, which is essentially two passing touchdowns. He can provide that week in and out, plus seeing that he threw 38 passes last week, it is safe to say he will be airing it out enough to pile up at least 200 yards again versus the Bears.
Final Prediction: 206 pass yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 53 rushing yards
#3 Latavius Murray will be a top 15 RB
Jerick McKinnon has been terrific since Dalvin Cook left, so you may not have noticed that in each of the Vikings’ last three games, Murray has been a workhorse, seeing 15+ carries in each contest. Melvin Gordon hasn’t done that, nor have LeSean McCoy or Kareem Hunt. Devonta Freeman hasn’t even done it once in that time. Latavius is a safe bet to get plenty of touches again coming off the bye this week against the Redskins.
Final Prediction: 14 carries, 50 yards, 1 TD
#2 Chris Godwin will be a top 30 WR
The Bucs’ third-round pick out of Penn State was slated to be drafted in the second and hasn’t done much of anything all season with just 8 receptions for 83 yards. He possesses big-play potential, however, and seeing that Mike Evans is suspended this week, Goodwin should end up on the field for more than 50% of snaps with backup quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is even more of a gun-slinger than Jameis Winston.
Final Prediction: 3 receptions, 59 yards, 1 TD
#1 New England’s DST will be top 3 this week
Like most people, you were probably hoping that the Patriots’ reign was over. I’ve got to break it to you, though: it was merely wishful thinking. The Pats have allowed less than 13 points per game over the last 4 weeks with 7 sacks in that time. They are also coming off the bye, which in Belichek world means domination time. Then, you add the fact that they get Brock Osweiler and his Broncos’ offense that has been the easiest for opposing fantasy defenses to score on this year, and you’ve got to love the Pats’ Week 10 upside.
Final Prediction: 10 points allowed, 4 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 TD
**Bonus Super Duper Bold Prediction**
Wayne Gallman will be a top 15 RB this week.
Thanks for reading and happy football season!