2018 Fantasy Football Week 10 Stock Up-Stock Down

by Michael Trivisonno
2019 Fantasy Football Week 8 Rankings

Just like we all expected right? Nick Mullens putting on a show in his first career start to give the Raiders their seventh loss in eight games. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks were a two-point conversion away from forcing overtime. A missed 51-yard field goal as time expired gave the Texans their sixth straight win.

Drew Brees and the Saints gave the Rams their first loss of the season. Julio Jones found the end zone for the first time during their win against the Redskins. Nathan Peterman continues to turn the ball over as the Bears routed the Bills.

James Connor continues to put the league on notice during their divisional win against the Ravens. Will Le'Veon Bell return to the Steelers anytime soon?

Tom Brady and the Patriots got the best of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers during their Sunday night showdown. To cap off the week nine action, the Titans snuck out of Dallas with a statement win.

2018 Fantasy Football Week 10 Stock Up-Stock Down

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After every week of the regular season, I will take a look at some of the key players who’s stock either went up or went down following their performance during that week.

It’s time to look at some of the players who’s stocks have changed following their week nine performances.

Stock Up

Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Cleveland Browns

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With the departure of both the offensive coordinator and head coach, Duke Johnson finally saw some success in the Cleveland offense. He saw a team-high nine targets during the loss Sunday afternoon to the Chiefs. He ended up catching all nine targets for 78 yards and two touchdowns.

Prior to this past game, Johnson's season-high in touches in a game was just six. Running backs coach Freddie Kitchens was promoted to offensive coordinator and he finally knew what to do with one of the most talented pass-catching running backs in the league.

It was just one game, but it was a very promising sign for Duke Johnson fantasy owners. Week 10 presents a very favorable matchup against the Falcons, making him a solid FLEX option in starting lineups.

Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan continued his stellar start to the season during their week nine win against the Redskins. He completed 26 of 38 passes for 350 yards and four touchdowns. Despite the 4-4 record, the Falcons are on a three-game winning streak lead by Ryan.

During the previous three games, he's thrown for 1,084 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception. Through eight games played, the 33-year-old has put up a quiet 19:3 quarterback to interception ratio. He's been one of the best fantasy quarterbacks to date.

He's also the only quarterback in fantasy to post 27-plus fantasy points five or more times on the year. Ryan remains a strong QB1 next week against Cleveland and for the remainder of the season.

Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings

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In his first game back since week four, Dalvin Cook ran for 89 yards on 10 carries. He also caught four passes for 20 yards during the win against the Lions. The majority of Cook's yardage did come on one run, a 70-yard run during the second quarter.

Despite the limited work in his game back, he did out-snap and out-touch Latavius Murray. Cook and the Vikings get a bye week this upcoming week before their week 11 matchup against the Bears.

You can expect his workload to increase following the bye week and he should remain in your starting lineups for the remainder of the season.

Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons

Tevin Coleman had his best performance of the season Sunday afternoon. He carried the ball 13 times for 88 yards, adding five catches for 68 yards and two touchdowns through the air. I'm sure not many fantasy owners expected a performance like this from the 25-year-old, especially matched up against a stout Redskins defense.

In the past three games, Coleman has totaled four touchdowns, three through the air and one on the ground. He's been on a roll recently, as he started the first five games of the season scoring just two touchdowns. With Devonta Freeman on the IR, Coleman remains an intriguing starter at the running back position.

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Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders

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Doug Martin ran for 49 yards on 11 carries during their loss to the 49ers on Thursday night. He has carried out the lead-back role with Marshawn Lynch now on the injured reserve. Despite the 24 carries the past two games, he's been unable to produce anything through the air, something Jalen Richard has thrived at.

He's caught just three passes for 37 yards in the two games without Marshawn Lynch. Richard, on the other hand, has caught 12 passes for 95 yards in those two games. Through eight games now, Richard has already caught a season-high in catches and he's a player that can catch around 90 passes this season.

Richard seems to offer more in fantasy leagues, especially in PPR league moving forward. Doug Martin should only be started if you're a team faced with bad bye weeks.

LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills

As the Bills continue to struggle, so does LeSean McCoy. He was held to 10 yards rushing on 10 carries during the blowout loss to the Bears. The past two games, he's been held to 23 rushing yards on 22 carries. The whole Buffalo offense has failed to register anything on the offensive end lately, diminishing the value of McCoy.

He has failed to score a single touchdown this year and his season-high in rushing came back in week five- where he handled 24 carries for 85 yards. It's hard to trust anyone on the Bills offense, especially with Peterman at quarterback. McCoy is also a player that should only be started if you're faced a team faced with bad bye weeks.

Mark Ingram II, RB, New Orleans Saints

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Mark Ingram garnered just 33 yards on nine carries during the shootout win against the Rams Sunday evening. Things didn't start off so well for Ingram after he fumbled early on in the game. After that, it was Kamara that stole the show for the Saints running backs after scoring three touchdowns in the first half.

The 28-year-old had just four carries after the break and Kamara again was the more beneficial running back coming off of their bye week. Ever since his week five debut, Ingram has failed to find the end zone. Kamara was the running back who even got the goal line carries early in the win against the Rams.

Ingram's value certainly has taken a hit through the weeks and he'll look to get back into the end zone with a matchup against the Bengals this week.

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John Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens

John Brown struggled to find his grove during the loss to the Steelers. He caught just three passes for a season-low 15 yards. It's now the second straight game Brown hauled in three catches for less than 30 yards. He's recorded three touchdowns on the year while surpassing the 100-yard mark just twice.

Lately, the 28-year-old receiver has been more of a boom-or-bust play for fantasy owners. He's caught five or more passes in a game just twice this season and has struggled mightily when the Ravens lose. Brown and the Ravens get a bye week this week before a week 11 matchup against Cincinnati.

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