Fantasy Football Week 10: Tyreek Hill, Keenan Allen and other must starts
By William Schneiderhan
Here’s the Week 10 edition of top five wide receivers to start in fantasy football.
Week 10 is underway as the Pittsburgh Steelers destroyed the Carolina Panthers by a score of 52-21 on Thursday Night Football. Meaning, Antonio Brown is not on this list.
No, Brown isn’t absent due to a delay in this week’s article, there are just five better options. Before we get into this week’s edition, let’s look at how last weeks did.
The Week 9 edition of top five wide receivers to start in fantasy football had only two players that finished as top 10 scorers in ESPN PPR standard scoring leagues.
Michael Thomas led the way with his 39.1 points, while DeAndre Hopkins came away with 26.5. Robert Woods, Adam Thielen, and Davante Adams all finished outside the top 10. Here are the top five wide receivers you should start heading into Week 10 fantasy football.
5. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
The cheetah makes another appearance on the list after a long-ish hiatus. Regardless, Tyreek Hill has a match up to sink his teeth into this week.
Hill and his Kansas City Chiefs play the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. The Falcons have seen a ton of injuries in there secondary, leading to the unit allowing 12 receiving touchdowns to opposing wide receivers.
The Chiefs offense has been the talk of the league. The unit is loaded with game breakers.
Hill and company will look to exploit the Falcons this week. Meaning, Hill may be running all over the field.
Next: 4. Keenan Allen
4. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers demand respect. The team has been one of the hottest, and flat-out best, teams in the NFL this season.
The same can be said about the team’s wide receiver Keenan Allen. He has been a sure-handed, go-to guy for Philip Rivers.
Allen ripped off 124 receiving yards on only six catches last week. His efficient day led to 21.2 fantasy points.
The only red flag when it comes to Allen is touchdowns. He only has one so far this season, but he will look to double that total against the Oakland Raiders this week.
Next: 3. Davante Adams
3. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
Don’t ask the Green Bay Packers what happened during the team’s Week 9 loss to the New England Patriots on national television. They have turned the page and re-focused on Week 10.
Who do they play in Week 10? The Miami Dolphins. Meaning, Aaron Rodgers may have “one of those” games.
Davante Adams will be highly targeted. He is coming off a 16-point performance.
The Fins have been an odd team to really evaluate. But all bets are off when it comes to Rodgers and the Pack. Start Adams.
Next: 2. Julio Jones
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
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Everyone can breathe again. Why? Because Julio Jones has finally crossed the goal line.
Jones reeled in his first touchdown of the year during the Atlanta Falcons Week 9 win over the Washington Redskins. He scored 25.1 points with his 121 yards and seven grabs.
As mentioned before with Tyreek Hill, the Falcons and Chiefs square off this week. Both clubs have deadly offenses, but lackluster defense.
Also, Jones is too big to really hold in check. While he hadn’t scored a TD until last week, he still has monster numbers.
Next: 1. Michael Thomas
1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints sent a huge message to the rest of the league. They took down the Los Angeles Rams to hand them the first loss of their season, and they did so fairly easily.
The Saints also flexed their muscles and put on an offensive show. Leading that charge was Michael Thomas.
Thomas had Marcus Peters in his back pocket all game. He caught 12 passes for 211 yards and a score.
Thomas will be licking his lips as he prepares to shred the Cincinnati Bengals secondary in Week 10. A bold claim, but Thomas is becoming the league’s best.