Fantasy Football 5 Players With Bad Week 10 Matchups
Usually these five fantasy football players perform solidly, however, they are presented with bad matchups in Week 10, so tame your expectations as you start them in your fantasy lineups.
1. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Stafford is coming off of a bye, and likely you need to start him in Week 10, however, his matchup against the Miami Dolphins is just plain bad. The Dolphins have only allowed 12 passing touchdowns in eight games and an average of just 9.4 fantasy points per outing to opposing quarterbacks.
Over the past two weeks, quarterbacks playing the Dolphins, (one being Philip Rivers) have only scored a total of 1.86 fantasy points total. During this period, the Dolphins have only allowed one passing touchdown and 369 passing yards.
Start Stafford with caution if you must, or go with a backup with a more solid outlook in Week 10.
2. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
Ingram has been a dynamite player over the last two weeks scoring three touchdowns and rushing for 272 yards. Week 10 presents Ingram with a bad matchup against the San Francisco 49ers defense who’ve allowed the fourth fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. Additionally in eight games, the 49ers have only allowed five rushing touchdowns and 593 total rushing yards.
Ingram, playing at home, should weather better than average running backs against San Francisco, but temper your expectations some for him facing a tough front in Week 10.
3. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Gore and the 49ers are playing at the New Orleans Saints in Week 10, where games usually end up in a shootout with Drew Brees at home. If the 49ers are forced into throwing to keep up with the Saints, Gore’s touches will be limited even more than usual. Furthermore, the Saints have only allowed one rushing score and less than 50 rushing yards per game over the last four weeks to opposing running backs.
Gore is a RB3 entering into Week 10 in this bad matchup.
4. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins
In Week 10, Wallace has a bad matchup against the Detroit Lions who have allowed the absolute least fantasy football points to opposing wide receivers this season. Only one wide receiver has scored against them on the road as well this year. Factor in that Wallace hasn’t scored since Week 7.
In Week 10, tame your expectations for Wallace and expect a smaller dose of fantasy points than usual from your flex player.
5. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen faces in Week 10 an Eagles’ defense who over their last three games have only allowed 91 total yards and zero scores to opposing tight ends. Over their last three games, they’ve held tight ends to a lowly total of 13.10 fantasy points.
Olsen has been a fairly solid TE1 start, however, you’ve got to expect less in his difficult Monday Night Football matchup in Week 10.