Fantasy football Player Projections -- Breaking down Week 10
Last week, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger threw for 832 yards and eight touchdowns going up against each other. We could see those numbers challenged in two separate games this week.
First, the Lions and Bears match up in a huge battle in the NFC North. The Bears' struggles against the pass have been well-documented, and Jay Cutler is expected to return from a groin injury. He and Matthew Stafford could put up gaudy numbers.
In the nightcap on Sunday, Drew Brees and the Saints face off with Tony Romo and a Dallas defense that has allowed the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Expect a fireworks show in the Big Easy.
What other excitement can we expect this weekend? Find out in our Week 10 Projections.
The bye seemed to come at a perfect time for Manning. Now he gets a defense allowing a league-worst 8.5 yards per attempt this season.
The Cowboys allow the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, so it could be quite the day for Brees.
Dalton's streak of huge games ended last week, though he did still manage 338 yards. The Ravens have buckled down since getting torched by Peyton Manning Week 1, but Dalton is still a low-end QB1.
Peterson had his first AD game in weeks against Dallas, running for 140 yards a touchdown. He should feast on Washington.
Johnson finally had a big day, running for 150 yards and two scores against the Rams. He should be able to keep it going against a Jacksonville defense that has allowed the most fantasy points per game to running backs.
Bush torched the Bears the last time these teams met. Expect more of the same on Sunday.
The Bears have generally done as good a job as anyone at keeping Johnson in check, but he's in line for a big game Sunday.
Hilton was a monster in the Colts' first game without Reggie Wayne, catching seven passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns. He's a WR1 the rest of the way.
Jackson had five catches for 150 yards and a TD last week and should be started confidently against Green Bay.
Graham was back to his normal self last week, moving nicely and catching nine passes for 116 yards and two scores. You know what to do.
Reed had his first lackluster game since being inserted in the starting lineup, but don't hold that against him for too long. The Vikings allow the third-most fantasy points per game to tight ends.
Witten had eight catches for 102 yards and a touchdown last week, but the Saints allow the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends.
Prater has been one of the best fantasy kickers this season. That should continue throughout the year.
Vinatieri made two of his three field-goal attempts last week and is now 17-for-20 on the year.
Suisham made his only field-goal attempt against the Patriots and is now 16-for-18 on the season.
Matt Ryan has thrown seven picks in the last two weeks. He'd probably rather not see the Seahawks across the field while riding that wave.
The Titans played well in a favorable matchup last week, forcing two turnovers and sacking Kellen Clemens twice. This week's matchup is even better.
The Texans should be able to get after Carson Palmer this week, though this is not the overall defense it was each of the previous two seasons.