2017 Fantasy Football Week 10 Rankings Review

by Trent Smith
2017 Fantasy Football Week 10 Rankings Review

The streak of disappointing Thursday Night Football games continued this week.  The Seahawks and Cardinals were sloppy, and the game didn't end up all that competitive on the score board.  And unfortunately, the NFL lost another superstar in Richard Sherman.  Maybe one of these days the NFL will listen to its players and get rid of TNF all together, but I wouldn't bank on it.

In Week 9, I struck out on my Too Low picks with Kenyan Drake, Sterling Shepard and Austin Hooper.  Drake and Shepard had respectful weeks, while Hooper disappointed.  Too high picks Will Fuller, A.J.Green, and Austin Seferian- Jenkins all performed as expected, poorly .  So with that, we will get into the Week 10 picks.

As you take a look at who I tag as Too High and Too Low, be sure to take a look at the Week 10 Staff Rankings.

2017 Fantasy Football Week 10 Rankings Review

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Too Low

Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets (RB29)

Four of the last five weeks, Powell has been able to rack up over 60 total yards.  Unfortunately, he has not scored a touchdown over that same span.  However, he has lost touches to Matt Forte in these weeks, including goal line touches.

This week Forte is banged up and may miss the week 10 game.  In a plus matchup against Tampa Bay, Powell has a chance to receive his normal workload, plus whatever Forte would have gotten.  Powell is a solid RB2 this week.

Rank Above: Kenyan Drake, Frank Gore, Tevin Coleman, Derrick Henry, C.J. Anderson

Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams (WR26)

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In addition to receiving at least 5 targets in all but one game this season, Woods has managed over 50 yards in each of the last 5 weeks.  In week 9 he added 2 scores as well.

This week the Rams get the reeling Texans at home.  The Rams should be able to put up points with their new found explosive offense.  And Woods could again be at the center of it.

Rank Above: Jordy Nelson, Emmanuel Sanders, Desean Jackson

Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills (TE15)

Clay hasn't played in the last 3 games for Buffalo.  But before then, Clay was an TE1 with 21 receptions and 2 scores.  Clay should return this week to play New Orleans at home.  At home, where quarterback Tyrod Taylor has managed to score over 18 fantasy points in each game thus far for himself.

When healthy, Clay has been a target hog for Tyrod.  As long as he plays Sunday, we should see more of the same.  I would start Clay as a low end TE1 this week, hoping to pick up where he left off.

Rank Above: Austin Hooper, Jason Witten

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Too High

Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons (RB7)

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Since their bye week in week 5, Freeman has yet to top 72 yards rushing or score a touchdown.  While this wouldn't be such a concern if the Atlanta offense was good, it is not.  They have struggles week in and week out, and don't look to be improving.

This week should be a test against the Cowboys.  And the offense will need to score to win.  However, I don't see a big game coming from Freeman.

Rank Below: Mark Ingram, Carlos Hyde

Austin Seferian- Jenkins, TE, New York Jets (TE7)

As expected, ASJ disappointed last week.  He has still yet to top 46 yards all season, and hasn't topped 30 in the past two weeks.  I cannot find a real reason to trust ASJ, even with the struggles at the tight end position overall.

Even in a plus matchup against the Buccaneers this week, I would be hesitant to use ASJ.  Unless you have no other options, I would avoid this one again.

Rank Below: Jack DoyleHunter Henry

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts (WR14)

Hilton is explosive.  We know this because he can put up stat lines like he did in week 9 in the blink of an eye.  However, the busts have come more often than the booms in 2017.

This week the Colts play one of the best secondaries in the NFL against Pittsburgh.  Hilton could go off again.  But the most likely outcome is another scoreless game with fewer than 75 yards.  I'll pass.

Rank Below: Devin Funchess, Robby Anderson

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