Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Week 10 (cont.)
Falcons -- Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, Matt Bryant: Turner is the important start of note here, because the Saints are second-worst against running backs. It should be a big day for Turner and it may be worth considering Jacquizz Rodgers for those desperate for a flex. The rest of these guys are good starts against anyone and great ones at New Orleans.
Saints -- Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Jimmy Graham, Garrett Hartley: The Falcons are top 10 in fantasy versus wide receivers, but Colston should remain active in all leagues, along with these others, when healthy. Lance Moore isn't quite a must-start, but he is viable when healthy, too.
Falcons -- Falcons D/ST: Clearly, a defense is the only option to sit weekly against the Saints.
Saints -- Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory, Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles, Devery Henderson, Saints D/ST: The Saints' running backs got a boost from the absence of Sproles, but it is still too much of a crap shoot on which one to trust right now. Wait another week for it to settle some, if it does at all.
Jets -- Dustin Keller: We debated even including Keller here. The Seahawks are top 10 against quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers -- and even better at home. They are middle of the pack against tight ends and Keller figures to be targeted frequently in the short, conservative passing game. Start Shonn Greene if you need to, but he probably won't be good for double-digit points against the defense in Seattle.
Seahawks -- Marshawn Lynch, Sidney Rice, Seahawks D/ST: The Jets' defense is seventh-worst in fantasy against running backs, so everyone is resigned to just pound the ball at them. Rice is a marginal option against a Jets defense that is No. 1 in fantasy versus wide receivers, even with Darrelle Revis (knee) out for the season. As for the defense, it should be among the leading scoring units against that pitiful Jets attack.
Jets -- Mark Sanchez, Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley, Nick Folk, Jets D/ST: No one missed the Jets last week when they were on bye. You won't miss them this week either.
Seahawks -- Russell Wilson, Golden Tate, Zach Miller, Steven Hauschka: Wilson is much better at home, but the Jets are still sixth-best in fantasy versus quarterbacks, so look elsewhere.
Cowboys -- Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Cowboys D/ST: The Eagles' defense was playing better with their past defensive coordinator. The Cowboys have weapons to attack a secondary that can be good at times. Keep these guys active, especially the defense, because the Eagles are second-worst in fantasy against opposing D/STs.
Eagles -- LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Eagles D/ST: After last week, it may be time to give up on your Eagles, save for these options. McCoy is going to get the red-zone carries he didn't get last week and the defense gets a Cowboys team that is sixth-worst in fantasy against D/STs.
Cowboys -- Tony Romo, Felix Jones, DeMarco Murray, Phillip Tanner, Dan Bailey: Romo has all but signed his fantasy death certificate for the stretch run. He could still have some big games, but don't expect one here. The Eagles, despite their struggles, are still in the top half of fantasy against quarterbacks. The running back job is still Jones' with Murray (foot) out, but it is hard to imagine him doing anything against this Eagles front.
Eagles -- Michael Vick, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek, Alex Henery: If the Eagles thought it was tough to score against the Saints' defense, wait until you see what the Cowboys' defense has in store for it. That unit is good, ranking No. 3 in fantasy versus quarterbacks and sixth against both wide receivers and tight ends. Avoid Vick like the plagued after his choke-job Monday night.
Rams -- None: The 49ers' defense isn't one to mess with, particularly at home in a division matchup.
49ers -- Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis, David Akers, 49ers D/ST: This isn't quite a start-all game for your 49ers, because the Rams can slow some teams. Davis is the one to expect a revival here after the bye week. The Rams are eighth-worst in fantasy against tight ends. Because this should be a big day for the 49ers, you can consider Alex Smith and backup running back Kendall Hunter if you're desperate for a fill-ins. There are still at least 15 quarterbacks and 30 running backs that are more promising, though.
Rams -- Sam Bradford, Steven Jackson, Daryl Richardson, Danny Amendola, Chris Givens, Brandon Gibson, Lance Kendricks, Greg Zuerlein, Rams D/ST: The 49ers' defense is No. 1 against quarterbacks and running backs, second-best against wide receivers and eighth-best against tight ends and kickers. Also, the Rams haven't proven capable against anyone this season. Ignore them all.
49ers -- Randy Moss, Mario Manningham: The return to health of Manningham makes the secondary targets a bit of a question mark, especially since the throws should go to tight end Davis more often again.
Texans -- Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels, Texans D/ST: This figures to be a bad week to expect the steady numbers the Texans tend to give. Johnson is one to consider sitting, too, if you have replacements. Peanut Tillman is a lock-down corner that can take the best of them out of the game plan.
Bears -- Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, Robbie Gould, Bears D/ST: The same goes for your Bears. As good as the Texans' defense is, the Bears are at home and these options have earned every-week-starter status in fantasy.
Texans -- Matt Schaub, Ben Tate, Kevin Walter, Shayne Graham: The Bears' defense is fifth against quarterbacks, third against running backs, 11th versus wide receivers and fourth against kickers. These guys are not worth considering except in the most favorable of matchups. This defense certainly does not qualify there.
Bears -- Jay Cutler, Devin Hester, Earl Bennett, Alshon Jeffrey, Kellen Davis: The Texans are top 10 in fantasy against quarterbacks and wide receivers and these guys aren't consistent fantasy options even in favorable matchups. This should be a classic defense and smash-mouth game.
Chiefs -- Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe: Avoid these guys if you can afford to. The problem is who are your replacements for two guys that could be top 10 at their position if the Chiefs' coaching staff and play-callers weren't the biggest jokes in football?
Steelers -- Ben Roethlisberger, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, Mike Wallace, Heath Miller, Shaun Suisham, Steelers D/ST: This is a start-all game for the Steelers at home in prime time against one of the most moribund franchises in football. Redman is coming off a monster game and Dwyer is expected to return as well. Both can be starts as bye-week replacements in all leagues. Wallace and Miller should also be quality options even if this game blows out, because Antonio Brown (high-ankle sprain) is likely out. That point might even allow you to consider Emmanuel Sanders if you need a sleeper.
Chiefs -- Matt Cassel, Peyton Hillis, Jon Baldwin, Steve Breaston, Tony Moeaki, Ryan Succop, Chiefs D/ST: The Steelers' defense hasn't gotten the credit is deserves. It is ranked second, fifth and fourth against quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers, respectively. Don't own a Chiefs player, much less start them, if you can help it this week.
Steelers -- Rashard Mendenhall, Antonio Brown, Jerricho Cotchery: Injury forces you to plan for other options than Mendenhall and Brown, while Cotchery is easily a fourth, or fifth, receiving option behind Wallace, Miller, Sanders and Redman.
For those that play in those weekly salary-cap games, here are some of the undervalued bargains this week:
QB -- Eli Manning
RB -- Stevan Ridley
RB -- Michael Turner
WR -- Hakeem Nicks (if active) or Domenik Hixon (if not)
WR -- Mike Wallace
TE -- Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis
K -- David Akers and Matt Prater
D/ST -- Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers
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