Week 10 Bold Predictions (2020 Fantasy Football)
The dawn of fantasy playoffs draws near. Every point counts. The question regarding who to start and who to bench is as critical as ever. Understanding matchups, as always, is of the utmost importance. Play your studs. Trust yourself.
Together, we win the week.
Let’s dive into my eight Week 10 Bold Predictions.
Week 10 Bold Predictions
Nick Chubb (RB – CLE) returns from injury as if he did not miss a step, rushes for 100 yards, and scores a touchdown. The Browns have enjoyed an effective rushing attack during Chubb’s absence, led by multi-dimensional ball-carrier Kareem Hunt. However, Chubb will regain his lead-back duties and prove once again why he is one of the top running backs in the game. Chubb has a choice matchup against a struggling Texans defense, which increases the odds that he can break away for 100 or more yards in his first game back from injury. Start Chubb with confidence in Week 10.
Phillip Lindsay (RB – DEN) handles the majority of running back touches, eclipses 18 fantasy points. The Denver Broncos running game has been frustrating from a fantasy standpoint. Those who invested a third or fourth-round draft pick in Melvin Gordon have not seen the return on investment they were hoping for. The managers that took Lindsay in the later rounds have dealt with his injuries and low usage. However, when Lindsay gets the bulk of the carries, he can produce at a high level. Due to Gordon’s lackluster performance so far this season, the Broncos should lean on Lindsay this week, resulting in a solid performance. Lindsay is a low-end flex play with upside — he just needs to command a larger snap share.
DeVante Parker (WR – MIA) catches six or more passes, gets 80-plus yards, and scores two touchdowns in the absence of Preston Williams. Parker will look to further prove why he is a proficient, alpha receiver in the league. With Williams out with a significant foot injury, Parker will be a target hog for rookie Tua Tagovailoa this week. Parker is a solid WR2 with upside in a favorable Week 10 matchup, and he should be locked in all lineups this week.
Aaron Jones (RB – GB) is the RB1 this week — he tops 200 scrimmage yards, including three or more receptions, and he scores twice. As one of the most versatile backs in the league, Jones is more than capable of going off for massive fantasy performances at any moment. This week is no different — it’s a prime matchup for Jones against a vulnerable Jaguars defense. Jones could dominate in the run game while also commanding a large target share on a team lacking offensive weapons. Jones has not reached 100 scrimmage yards since Week 4, but that will change this week when Jones racks up insanely high numbers. Jones is a set-it-and-forget-it fantasy starter that should be sitting as the top scorer amongst running backs in Week 10.
Adam Thielen (WR – MIN) catches five or more receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown. Thielen has all the opportunity in the world to be one of the top-scoring fantasy wide receivers in the league, but due to Minnesota’s low-volume passing attack, Thielen has been more of a hit or miss than many managers have hoped. This all changes for Thielen and fantasy GMs this week when Thielen posts double-digit fantasy numbers for the first time since Week 6 despite a tough matchup against a stout Bears defense. Thielen is still a must-start in fantasy due to his ability to have big games in any instances, and in a divisional battle in Week 10, the Vikings could look to Thielen more than in recent weeks.
Ronald Jones (RB – TB) gets back into the good graces of the Tampa Bay coaching staff, records 100 scrimmage yards and a touchdown, outscoring and out-snapping Leonard Fournette. Jones has been extremely impactful as a runner and in the passing game when he has the coaching staff’s trust. However, a fumble and a few dropped passes have put Jones on a short leash. This will change once again, as Jones will go off for over 100 yards from scrimmage and find the end zone. He will outperform Fournette, who has significantly cut into Jones’ production in 2020. Jones is a low-end RB2 with an opportunity to prove to his coaching staff and fantasy managers why he was an RB1 at one point this season.
Keenan Allen (WR – LAC) is the WR1 this week, going over 30 fantasy points off 10+targets, 100 or more yards, and a pair of touchdowns. Allen has been nothing short of amazing this season since rookie quarterback Justin Herbert took over in Week 2. Allen is as big of a target monster as they come, getting peppered with large quantities of looks in each game. That will be the case for Allen’s Week 10 matchup against a Browns defense that struggles against the pass. Allen has solidified himself as a top-10 fantasy receiver through his consistency and big-play ability. Look for Allen to continue this trend by producing the most points among receivers in Week 10.
Kyler Murray (QB – ARI) scores five total touchdowns, eclipses 350 total yards. Kyler Murray is arguably the mid-season MVP for both real-life football and fantasy purposes. Murray is a dynamic passer that possesses elite shifty running skills that many ball-carriers in the league wished they had. Murray can torch defenses on any given Sunday, something that will continue in Week 10. The Cardinals contest this week should be a high-scoring affair, with Murray poised to lead all players with the most fantasy points in this game. Murray has cemented himself as a weekly top-three fantasy quarterback, and he has the ability to finish every week as the QB1 and the number one overall fantasy player. Murray will lead your team to glory once again.
We are at a pivotal moment in the season. Teams with losing records could make a late-season push and make the playoffs by a hair. Teams in a position to make the playoffs need to remain active and engaged, as there is no room to slip up now.
As always, believe in the team you constructed and believe in yourself.
Trust yourself to make the right decisions, and win the week.
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