2016 Fantasy Football: Week 10’s Last-Minute Decisions





By Chet Gresham – @ChetGresham
Posted Nov. 12, 2016.
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Doug Martin appears likely to suit up this week against the Bears, but should be on a snap count. Jacquizz Rodgers is out, so that would leave Peyton Barber with more work than usual, but also makes for a tough call for fantasy. I think both Martin and Barber can be used, but lower expectations.

Christine Michael is questionable after suffering a hamstring injury in practice this week. That should push C.J. Prosise to a more prominent role, and if Michael were to miss all together, Prosise would become a good play even against a decent Patriots defense. Even if Michael does play, Prosise has appeal in PPR leagues, as the Patriots offense should be good enough to keep Seattle in pass mode.

Carlos Hyde says there is a good chance he’ll play against Arizona this week. Hyde was able to test his shoulder out on a blocking sled Friday and he seems confident it will hold up. DuJuan Harris has played well enough to have earned some more looks and Hyde could be eased back some, especially against the Cardinals tough defense, but both will have their upside’s limited this week.



DeSean Jackson is listed as doubtful. Coach Gruden hasn’t completely ruled him out, but you might as well for your fantasy team. His absence would be helpful to Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed, but the matchup is still tough against the Vikings.

Hunter Henry should return this week and could hurt Antonio Gates’ upside, which is already extremely touchdown-dependent. Both actually have some appeal with Travis Benjamin out this week, but more for redraft than DFS.

Chris Hogan’s back flared up on Thursday, and he was in quite a bit of pain. He’ll likely be a game-time decision, but unless we hear news that he’s 100 percent, I’d avoid him. Julian Edelman and Martellus Bennett will see more targets if he ends up not playing.



Victor Cruz hasn’t practiced this week and is unlikely to play. Roger Lewis would get his start, while Sterling Shepard and Will Tye could see an increase in usage.

Dion Lewis has been activated from the PUP list, but is still behind James White and will be eased back. He shouldn’t make an impact this week against Seattle.

DeMarco Murray is off the injury report and will be a full go against the Packers. His usage and ability make him a good start every week, but the Packers’ run defense could limit him overall.



James Starks looks as though he will play, but he likely will be on a snap count his first week back.

Randall Cobb is no longer on the injury report and will be a full go against the Tennessee Titans. Ty Montgomery’s snaps and workload with Cobb returning to 100 percent and James Starks possibly back, are going to take a hit.

Jarvis Landry returned to a limited practice on Friday after missing Thursday’s practice and looks as if he’ll give it a go with a sore shoulder. With the injury and the more run´┐Żfocused offense, Landry’s upside takes a hit this week.



J.J. Nelson is now the Cardinals’ No. 2 receiver, moving ahead of John Brown and Michael Floyd according to coach Bruce Arians. The Cardinals spread the ball around enough that any receiver can be left out, but this promotion and the recent play by Nelson, coupled with his price in DFS, makes him a nice pick this week.

Todd Gurley returned to practice on Friday and said he felt good. His thigh injury doesn’t look like it will keep him out, but the matchup coupled with the injury is worrisome for his fantasy value.

Lamar Miller got a full practice in on Friday and appears to be ready to go against the Jaguars. He has some sneaky DFS appeal in a good matchup.

Will Fuller is listed as questionable and looks like he’ll play, but the matchup isn’t great. He may not be 100 percent, and Brock Osweiler has not been good.

Travis Benjamin is listed as doubtful after missing practice this week, while Tyrell Williams was able to practice Thursday and Friday and will play. Williams will be the No. 1 receiver in this one while Dontrelle Inman will move from the slot to the outside. Both have DFS appeal, but Williams has the most upside.

Ben Roethlisberger has been taken off the injury report and gets a home game against Dallas. Roethlisberger has been extremely good at home over the last two-and-a-half seasons, and now that he appears healthy and looked good in the fourth quarter in Baltimore last week, he should be a good DFS play, along with Antonio Brown, Eli Rogers, and in GPPs, Sammie Coates. Both Darrius Heyward-Bey and Markus Wheaton are out this week.



Jeremy Maclin won’t play this week due to an injured groin. The Panthers can be beaten through the air, so Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill get the biggest fantasy bumps in my mind. Kelce should be a decent cash game play in this one.

Russell Shepard is out against the Bears. Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate get a slight bump.

Tevin Coleman is out for Week 10. Devonta Freeman will get the start and bulk of the work again. The Eagles’ defense has shown cracks lately and the Falcons will take their top offense to Philadelphia. Freeman has high upside in this one.



Mike Evans is 100 percent ready to go following his concussion. His target share is great in any matchup.

Allen Hurns is questionable this week due to a concussion. If he is cleared before the game, he likely will play, but that has yet to be seen. If he can’t go, Marqise Lee gets a nice bump.

Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is out. Jamison Crowder should have a little easier time of it in the slot.

Kam Chancellor will start this week and should give the Seahawks pass defense a nice boost against the red hot Patriots.

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