NFL Fantasy Football Week Ten Sleepers
NFL FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK TEN SLEEPERS – A player gets injured, or someone breaks out and earns more opportunities. These players can make or break your fantasy season. No one can predict the future, so drafting a perfect team is out of the question.
Depth never hurts, so it is best to evaluate your roster weekly. This article is a great place to look and will feature the best waiver wire additions each week. (Rostered Percentages from ESPN)
Joshua Dobbs – 16.4% Rostered
Dobbs has come up quite a bit in this article this season. It is his first time mentioned as a Minnesota Viking, however. He came off the bench to replace Jaren Hall, who suffered a concussion in the first quarter.
Dobbs led his team on a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter as the team rallied around him. Head coach Kevin O’Connell said Dobbs will get the first team reps this week. His upcoming matchups are against the Saints, Broncos, and Bears.
The Saints are not a great matchup, but the following two are prime and make Dobbs a streaming option.
Taylor Heinicke – 4.7% Rostered
Heinicke did not have a crazy game for Atlanta on Sunday, but he has a favorable matchup this week. He will face the Cardinals, who allow 26.7 points per game. Heinicke also provides some rushing upside and could have Drake London, which would provide another weapon in this offense.
Zach Charbonnet – 30.3% Rostered
Charbonnet has now played more snaps than Kenneth Walker for the second consecutive week. The entire offense looked terrible against the Ravens, and Walker is dealing with a calf injury, so that could have factored into the decision. Still, this is a good sign for Charbonnet, who is working his way into a valuable role.
Charbonnet is now more than a handcuff and can added. It might be worth waiting a week to see if his usage is here to stay, but it might be too late by then, so add him now.
Keaton Mitchell – 1.1% Rostered
Mitchell is a breath of fresh air for the running back position. There have been very few rookie running backs worth picking up this season, but Mitchell is definitely worth it. He ran for 138 yards on nine carries, including a 40-yard TD run.
The Ravens will still use Gus Edwards, but Mitchell could be the new change-of-pace running back. Justice Hill finished the game with 40 yards on 13 carries while playing 63% of snaps. Mitchell only played 18%, which will likely increase in the coming weeks.
Demario Douglas – 21.9% Rostered
I mentioned Douglas here last week, so I will keep it brief. He finished the game with five catches for 55 yards on seven targets. His playing time was in question, but after Kendrick Bourne tore his ACL, Douglas should be a full-time player.
Douglas is a priority add based on volume alone.
Khalil Shakir – 3.7% Rostered
Shakir is flying under the radar in fantasy. He has been targeted four, six, and four times in the past three games and has 184 yards. He has played 65% and 71% of snaps in the past two weeks.
He is the slot receiver on this team and is playing much more with Dawson Knox sidelined. He is a plug-and-play type player when he has a good matchup and could help you in the playoffs.
Jonnu Smith – 27.1% Rostered
Kyle Pitts owners are furious about Jonnus Smith’s involvement in the offense. Pitts and Smith are basically splitting volume at the tight end position. Smith averages 4.7 targets per game, 46.9 yards per game, and has two TDs.
Both tight ends are playable and could finish as a top-five tight end with a TD weekly. The difference is that Pitts was overdrafted, and Smith is still available on waivers in week 10. Smith is worthy of a roster spot, especially if you cannot find a tight end who receives consistent targets.