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Quick Grades Week 10 (Fantasy Football Start or Sit Advice)

by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Nov 8, 2019

Amari Cooper should eat this week against Xavier Rhodes

Happy Friday everyone! The Chargers just lost another close game on Thursday Night Football which means it is now time to look ahead to the full slate of games and make start/sit decisions. This article is for those of you who would love to sit down and read a detailed start/sit article for 90 minutes but just can’t carve out the time at this stage in your life. Instead, I’ll give you all the information without any of the words. Here is how it works: it’s quick-hitting advice with an overall grade and start/sit recommendation for every fantasy-relevant player based on four simple criteria: Matchup, expected volume, fantasy ability and surrounding talent.

Matchup
Ryan Fitzpatrick had his best game of the year because they went up against the Jets last week

Expected Volume
Latavius Murray has unsurprisingly piled up fantasy points when he had the bulk of the workload

Fantasy Ability
Tom Brady is a superior real-life quarterback to Lamar Jackson, but QBs who can run are a fantasy cheat code

Surrounding Talent
It certainly doesn’t hurt Jameis Winston to have Chris Godwin and Mike Evans to throw to

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The grades listed below range from 1 to 25 with overall grades made to mimic a school grade (1-100 with letter grades). The four grades will not add up to the overall grade since each position weights the four criteria differently. For instance, volume is king for running backs, but matchups are much more important for quarterbacks. The start/sit recommendations are for 12-team half-PPR, 1-QB leagues. Slight adjustments would be made for moderate rules changes. Additionally, I’ll name a start of the week, stream of the week and fade of the week at each position. Obviously the #1 player from each player is the top start so rather, start of the week refers to a player you wouldn’t always start. Stream of the week is a player you can typically pick up off the waivers if you are desperate for a fill-in so don’t be surprised if they are down at the bottom of a table since most useful players are already rostered. Fade of the week is the opposite of start of the week, as it is a player you would typically start, but shouldn’t this week because of matchup or game script. Because the tables are a screenshot of an excel table, I’ve added a quick search/find list at the bottom of the article in case you are looking for one or two immediate answers. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter @BobbyFantasyPro.

Quick Link to view the entire spreadsheet and search for players quickly at this link.

Running Backs

    • Please refer to the FantasyPros homepage for updates on game-time decisions Sunday morning
    • Start of the Week: Jaylen Samuels (remember, this is a player you wouldn’t always feel comfortable starting, not the best player)
    • Stream of the Week: Ty Johnson (remember, this doesn’t mean he is a great start, it means he is the best of what is available on waivers)
    • Fade of the Week: LeSean McCoy
  • Break in the chart is between RB36/RB37

Wide Receivers

    • Please refer to the FantasyPros homepage for updates on game-time decisions Sunday morning
    • Start of the Week: Sammy Watkins
    • Stream of the Week: Zach Pascal (remember, this doesn’t mean he is a great start, it means he is the best of what is available on waivers)
    • Fade of the Week: Josh Gordon
  • Break in the chart is between WR40/WR41

Quarterbacks

Tight Ends

    • Please refer to the FantasyPros homepage for updates on game-time decisions Sunday morning
      • Keep an eye on O.J. Howard‘s hamstring. He may be a late scratch.
      • If Cameron Brate plays, O.J. Howard drops to a C-, Could Start
      • Keep an eye on George Kittle who hasn’t been a full participant in practice this week
      • With Matthew Stafford ruled out, T.J. Hockenson is now a D+, Shouldn’t Start
    • Start of the Week: O.J. Howard
    • Stream of the Week: Mike Gesicki
    • Fade of the Week: Jacob Hollister

Search, Find and Player Cards

Michael Thomas (WR – NO): 120, A+, Must Start
Lamar Jackson (QB – BAL): 100, A+, Must Start
Christian McCaffrey (RB – CAR): 100, A+, Must Start
Travis Kelce (TE – KC): 100, A+, Must Start
George Kittle (TE – SF): 99, A+, Must Start
Dalvin Cook (RB – MIN): 97, A+, Must Start
Ezekiel Elliott (RB – DAL): 96, A+, Must Start
Patrick Mahomes (QB – KC): 95, A, Must Start
Kyler Murray (QB – ARI): 94, A, Must Start
Jameis Winston (QB – TB): 94, A, Must Start
Davante Adams (WR – GB): 94, A, Must Start
Julio Jones (WR – ATL): 94, A, Must Start
Saquon Barkley (RB – NYG): 93, A, Must Start
Austin Hooper (TE – ATL): 93, A, Must Start
Amari Cooper (WR – DAL): 92, A-, Must Start
Matt Ryan (QB – ATL): 90, A-, Strong Start
Tyreek Hill (WR – KC): 90, A-, Must Start
Cooper Kupp (WR – LAR): 90, A-, Must Start
Chris Godwin (WR – TB): 89, B+, Must Start
Stefon Diggs (WR – MIN): 88, B+, Must Start
Drew Brees (QB – NO): 88, B+, Should Start
Mike Evans (WR – TB): 88, B+, Must Start
Tyler Lockett (WR – SEA): 87, B+, Must Start
Aaron Rodgers (QB – GB): 87, B+, Should Start
Marlon Mack (RB – IND): 87, B+, Must Start
Chris Carson (RB – SEA): 86, B+, Must Start
Derrick Henry (RB – TEN): 86, B+, Must Start
David Montgomery (RB – CHI): 84, B, Strong Start
Alvin Kamara (RB – NO): 83, B, Strong Start
Aaron Jones (RB – GB): 82, B-, Strong Start
Nick Chubb (RB – CLE): 81, B-, Strong Start
Mark Ingram (RB – BAL): 81, B-, Strong Start
Kenny Golladay (WR – DET): 80, B-, Strong Start
Emmanuel Sanders (WR – SF): 80, B-, Strong Start
Le’Veon Bell (RB – NYJ): 80, B-, Strong Start
Josh Allen (QB – BUF): 80, B-, Could Start
Christian Kirk (WR – ARI): 80, B-, Strong Start
Golden Tate (WR – NYG): 80, B-, Strong Start
Allen Robinson (WR – CHI): 79, B-, Strong Start
Mark Andrews (TE – BAL): 79, C+, Could Start
Larry Fitzgerald (WR – ARI): 79, C+, Should Start
Dak Prescott (QB – DAL): 78, C+, Could Start
Jaylen Samuels (RB – PIT): 78, C+, Should Start
JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR – PIT): 78, C+, Should Start
Michael Gallup (WR – DAL): 77, C+, Should Start
Tevin Coleman (RB – SF): 77, C+, Should Start
Odell Beckham Jr. (WR – CLE): 77, C+, Should Start
Mike Gesicki (TE – MIA): 77, C+, Could Start
Devin Singletary (RB – BUF): 77, C+, Should Start
Calvin Ridley (WR – ATL): 77, C+, Should Start
Jack Doyle (TE – IND): 77, C+, Could Start
Ronald Jones II (RB – TB): 76, C+, Should Start
Sammy Watkins (WR – KC): 76, C+, Should Start
Russell Wilson (QB – SEA): 76, C+, Could Start
Todd Gurley (RB – LAR): 76, C+, Should Start
D.J. Moore (WR – CAR): 76, C+, Should Start
Jacoby Brissett (QB – IND): 76, C+, Could Start
Jimmy Garoppolo (QB – SF): 75, C, Could Start
O.J. Howard (TE – TB): 74, C, Could Start
David Johnson (RB – ARI): 74, C, Could Start
John Brown (WR – BUF): 74, C, Could Start
Eric Ebron (TE – IND): 74, C, Could Start
Daniel Jones (QB – NYG): 74, C, Could Start
Zach Pascal (WR – IND): 73, C, Could Start
Devonta Freeman (RB – ATL): 73, C, Could Start
Matt Breida (RB – SF): 73, C, Could Start
Jonnu Smith (TE – TEN): 73, C, Could Start
Damien Williams (RB – KC): 73, C, Could Start
Robert Woods (WR – LAR): 73, C, Could Start
Joe Mixon (RB – CIN): 72, C-, Could Start
Gerald Everett (TE – LAR): 71, C-, Could Start
Devante Parker (WR – MIA): 71, C-, Could Start
Latavius Murray (RB – NO): 71, C-, Could Start
Marvin Jones (WR – DET): 71, C-, Could Start
T.J. Hockenson (TE – DET): 70, C-, Could Start
Kirk Cousins (QB – MIN): 70, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Curtis Samuel (WR – CAR): 70, C-, Could Start
Ty Johnson (RB – DET): 70, C-, Could Start
Jarvis Landry (WR – CLE): 70, C-, Could Start
Tyler Boyd (WR – CIN): 70, C-, Could Start
Jamison Crowder (WR – NYJ): 70, C-, Could Start
Matthew Stafford (QB – DET): 69, C-, Shouldn’t Start
D.K. Metcalf (WR – SEA): 69, C-, Could Start
Greg Olsen (TE – CAR): 69, C-, Could Start
Ryan Tannehill (QB – TEN): 69, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Ted Ginn (WR – NO): 69, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Darius Slayton (WR – NYG): 69, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Auden Tate (WR – CIN): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Corey Davis (WR – TEN): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
A.J. Brown (WR – TEN): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Sam Darnold (QB – NYJ): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Chester Rogers (WR – IND): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Jamaal Williams (RB – GB): 68, D+, Could Start
Marquise Brown (WR – BAL): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Jared Goff (QB – LAR): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Demaryius Thomas (WR – NYJ): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Kyle Rudolph (TE – MIN): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Jared Cook (TE – NO): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Irv Smith Jr. (TE – MIN): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Frank Gore (RB – BUF): 66, D+, Could Start
Tarik Cohen (RB – CHI): 66, D+, Could Start
Vance McDonald (TE – PIT): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Robby Anderson (WR – NYJ): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
LeSean McCoy (RB – KC): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
Brian Hoyer (QB – IND): 65, D, Crazy Start
Diontae Johnson (WR – PIT): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
Kareem Hunt (RB – CLE): 64, D, Shouldn’t Start
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (WR – GB): 64, D, Shouldn’t Start
Mitch Trubisky (QB – CHI): 64, D, Crazy Start
Gus Edwards (RB – BAL): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Deebo Samuel (WR – SF): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Josh Gordon (WR – SEA): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Jason Witten (TE – DAL): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Randall Cobb (WR – DAL): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Jimmy Graham (TE – GB): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Danny Amendola (WR – DET): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Cameron Brate (TE – TB): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Nyheim Hines (RB – IND): 62, D-, Shouldn’t Start
Darrell Henderson (RB – LAR): 62, D-, Shouldn’t Start
Cole Beasley (WR – BUF): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Deon Cain (WR – IND): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Tre’Quan Smith (WR – NO): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Adam Humphries (WR – TEN): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Josh Reynolds (WR – LAR): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Chris Herndon IV (TE – NYJ): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Kalen Ballage (RB – MIA): 61, D-, Shouldn’t Start
Geronimo Allison (WR – GB): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Jacob Hollister (TE – SEA): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB – MIA): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Russell Gage (WR – ATL): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Olabisi Johnson (WR – MIN): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Mason Rudolph (QB – PIT): 59, D-, Crazy Start
Alexander Mattison (RB – MIN): 59, D-, Shouldn’t Start
James Conner (RB – PIT): 59, F, Crazy Start
KeeSean Johnson (WR – ARI): 59, F, Crazy Start
Kenyan Drake (RB – ARI): 58, F, Crazy Start
Peyton Barber (RB – TB): 58, F, Crazy Start
Dion Lewis (RB – TEN): 58, F, Crazy Start
Jakeem Grant (WR – MIA): 57, F, Crazy Start
Dawson Knox (TE – BUF): 57, F, Crazy Start
Albert Wilson (WR – MIA): 56, F, Crazy Start
Trey Burton (TE – CHI): 55, F, Crazy Start
Taylor Gabriel (WR – CHI): 55, F, Crazy Start
Dante Pettis (WR – SF): 55, F, Crazy Start
Trey Edmunds (RB – PIT): 55, F, Crazy Start
Alex Erickson (WR – CIN): 55, F, Crazy Start
Rashaad Penny (RB – SEA): 55, F, Crazy Start
Ryan Finley (QB – CIN): 55, F, Crazy Start
J.D. McKissic (RB – DET): 54, F, Crazy Start
Anthony Miller (WR – CHI): 54, F, Crazy Start
Baker Mayfield (QB – CLE): 54, F, Crazy Start
Myles Gaskin (RB – MIA): 54, F, Crazy Start
Zay Jones (WR – BUF): 54, F, Crazy Start
Willie Snead (WR – BAL): 53, F, Crazy Start
James Washington (WR – PIT): 53, F, Crazy Start
Mecole Hardman (WR – KC): 52, F, Crazy Start
Allen Hurns (WR – MIA): 51, F, Crazy Start
Giovani Bernard (RB – CIN): 51, F, Crazy Start
Kyle Allen (QB – CAR): 51, F, Crazy Start
Tyler Eifert (TE – CIN): 51, F, Crazy Start
Breshad Perriman (WR – TB): 49, F, Crazy Start
Ryan Griffin (TE – NYJ): 48, F, Crazy Start

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