It’s crunch time for fantasy football owners with just four weeks left in the regular season for most fantasy leagues.
There are plenty of exciting games to watch in Week 10, but many fantasy owners are still debating who to start and sit this Sunday.
Below is a list of notable players to start and sit in fantasy football for Week 10:
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford
Stafford is coming off an impressive performance in a road win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. The Lions franchise quarterback should remain in the starting lineup for Week 10 with a favorable matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland’s defense has surrendered the ninth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger
Big Ben surpassed 300 yards passing for just the second time this season against the Detroit Lions in Week 8 and will surely be looking to pick up his play in the second half of the season. Roethlisberger has thrown 10 touchdowns to nine interceptions on the year, but that shouldn’t deter fantasy owners from plugging him into the starting lineup this Sunday. The Indianapolis Colts have given up the eighth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in 2017.
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell
The Jets officially ruled out Matt Forte on Friday, making Powell an instant start ‘em option against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Jets versatile running back is averaging 4.7 yards per carry this season and has caught 18 passes for 140 yards. Tampa Bay’s defense has given up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season, and Powell should be viewed as a starter in both point per reception and standard leagues.
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara
New Orleans’ rookie running back has scored a touchdown in back-to-back games and had his first multi-touchdown performance of his NFL career against Tampa Bay in Week 9. Kamara is quickly proving himself one of the top fantasy football steals of the 2017 season and should be in line for another heavy workload against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.
New York Jets WR Robby Anderson
Who would have thought the Jets would have two viable starting fantasy options in Week 10?Anderson was Fourth & Goal’s top waiver wire addition this week, and fantasy owners should immediately plug him into their starting lineups. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound receiver has scored a touchdown in three straight games and faces a Buccaneers defense that has given up the third most fantasy points to wide receivers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson
The Buccaneers will be without Jameis Winston and Mike Evans in Week 10, but that doesn’t mean Jackson belongs on the bench. The veteran deep-threat receiver should see more targets with Evans suspended, and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been known to let it fly when given the opportunity. The Jets have surrendered the eighth most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry
Fantasy owners can expect Los Angeles’ second-year tight end to bounce back in Week 10. The Chargers are sure to have trouble moving the ball outside against Jacksonville’s talented secondary, and Henry could be quarterback Philip Rivers’ top target on Sunday. While the Jaguars have locked down opposing wide receivers, they have given up the 13th most fantasy points to tight ends.
Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle
Doyle doesn’t draw the most favorable matchup in Week 10 but his play over the past four weeks warrants a TE1 designation. The Colts 6-foot-6, 262-pound tight end has caught 33 passes for 278 yards and has scored two touchdowns in the team’s last four outings and has quickly developed into one of Jacoby Brissett’s favorite targets.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers
Rivers couldn’t take advantage of a favorable fantasy matchup against the Patriots in Week 8, and it’s not going to get easier for Los Angeles’ quarterback this Sunday. The Jacksonville Jaguars have the NFL’s top ranked pass defense in terms of yards allowed and have allowed just four touchdown passes all season.
Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett
Brissett led the Colts to their third win of the season with his second 300-yard passing performance of his NFL career. The Colts second-year quarterback has proven himself a viable starting option depending on matchups but should sit squarely on the bench in Week 10. The Steelers have surrendered the third fewest fantasy points to signal callers this season.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones
Jones saw just five carries in the team’s Monday night loss to the Detroit Lions and is too much of a risk to start in Week 10. The Packers rookie running back did record 131 rushing yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 7, but NFL defenses are starting to realize the blueprint for beating the Packers. Opponents will dare Packers quarterback Brett Hundley to beat them with his arm, and until he shows he can, Jones is likely to face a loaded defensive front.
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley
Fat Rob scored two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9 but managed just 18 yards on 14 carries. Kelley remains a touchdown dependent starter, as he has broken 40 yards rushing just one time this season. The Minnesota Vikings have held opposing running backs to the fewest fantasy points this season, making Kelley and easy sit ‘em.
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson
Nelson has caught five passes for 48 yards in Hundley’s two starts this season, and the Packers top wide receiver has become bench material with Green Bay’s backup quarterback now starting. The Bears have given up the 13th fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season, but this is more about Hundley than Chicago’s pass defense.
Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews
Matthews recorded his second touchdown of the season against Baltimore’s stingy secondary, but that doesn’t mean fantasy owners should leave him in the starting lineup for Week 10. The Titans veteran receiver has not recorded back-to-back games of 50 yards receiving in 2017 and faces a Bengals defense that has held opposing wide receivers to the seventh fewest fantasy points.
Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas
Thomas is coming off his best performance of the season against the Oakland Raiders, catching six passes for 84 yards and a touchdown. The Dolphins 6-foot-5, 262-pound tight end is highly unlikely to replicate that performance in Week 10, especially given the matchup. Carolina’s defense has given up the seventh fewest fantasy points to the tight end position in 2017.
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper
Hooper has caught seven passes on 12 targets for 83 yards and has scored one touchdown in Atlanta’s last two games but should remain on the bench against the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas’ defense has given up the eighth fewest fantasy points to the position this season, and Hooper has been too inconsistent to be a starter in Week 10.