Week 10 of the football season was surely no disappointment. Cam Newton squared off against Ben Roethlisberger in a game where the Steelers dominated from the first possession. The Saints and Rams won their matchups again, increasing their records to 8-1. The Chiefs also won their matchup, making them the best team in football at 9-1.
Matt Barkley and the Bills dominate Josh McCown and the Jets. The Raiders continue to disappoint, losing yet again. Tom Brady and the Patriots really struggled to get things going against the Titans on the road, handing them just their third loss of the season.
Nick Chubb and Baker Mayfield sparked the Browns to stun the Falcons, dropping their record to 4-5. Dak Prescott and the Cowboys went into Philadelphia Sunday night to stun the reigning Super Bowl champions. To cap off week 10, The Giants snuck out of San Francisco to secure their second win of the season.
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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 ten performances.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Playing through a broken hand during the Ravens game a week ago, Ben Roethlisberger nearly had himself a perfect game against the Panthers. He went on to complete 22 of 25 passes for 428 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. It’s now the third time in four games where he has failed to throw an interception.
The 300-yard performance makes it his fifth of the year and has now thrown 21 touchdown passes to seven interceptions. The 36-year-old has had two games this season in which he’s failed to eclipse 20 fantasy points. It’ll be something special if he is able to beat out this performance at any point throughout the season.
Roethlisberger remains an elite quarterback option on fantasy teams and will look to keep things rolling with a trip to Jacksonville this week.
David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
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After seeing a season-high in touches this past week, David Johnson easily had his best game of the season. He carried the ball 21 times for 98 yards and a touchdown while catching seven passes for 85 yards and another touchdown. Ever since offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich has taken over the play calling in Arizona, David Johnson’s value has been trending up.
He saw a season-high nine targets this past week and he’s starting to get used more in the passing game as the season goes on. This was a very promising game for a player who hasn’t fully lived up to his first-round hype. For now, he’s locked into the RB1 category heading into his week 11 matchup against the Raiders.
Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
After not playing in the team’s previous four games, Leonard Fournette had himself a day. He ran the ball 24 times for 53 yards and a touchdown, also catching five passes for 56 yards and another touchdown. It’s been a long and frustrating season for fantasy owners, but he made it up to them with a solid performance.
His first game back and he was the centerpiece that kept the offense moving throughout the day. It was a positive sign to see the second-year running back come out of the game fully healthy. As the season moves along, Fournette can be placed back into the RB1 category.
Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns
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Baker Mayfield enjoyed the best game of his career during their week 10 win against the Falcons. He went on to complete 17 of 20 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns. It was the third game this season where he has not thrown an interception and the first time he’s thrown for three touchdowns in a game.
He even started the game completing his first 13 passes. The first overall pick was as accurate as we’ve seen him, throwing to nine different players in a game where the Falcon’s defense had no answer for the Cleveland offense. Mayfield and the Browns have their bye week this week and will prepare for a week 12 matchup against the Bengals. If he is a quarterback on the waiver wire, don’t be hesitant to pick him up with his value only going up from this point forward.
Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers
Devin Funchess caught just three passes for 32 yards during Thursday night’s loss to the Steelers. He’s been struggling significantly for the past three weeks. In that span, he’s caught a total of 10 passes for just 103 yards. He’s failed to score a touchdown since week seven and has not even reached 80 yards receiving in a game this season.
It appears that the passing attack in Carolina revolves around Christian McCaffrey and Greg Olsen. Thursday night he saw the same amount of targets as D.J. Moore and one less than Curtis Samuel. Things are going South fast for the 24-year-old.
Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets
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The struggles never seem to end with Quincy Enunwa. He caught four passes for a modest 18 yards during their loss to the Bills. It was a day where Josh McCown threw for just 135 yards but Enunwa has been struggling all season long.
He’s caught more than five passes in a game just twice, both games coming in the first two weeks of the season.
Enunwa started the season catching for more than 50 receiving yards in the first four games of the season. Since then, he’s appeared in three games, catching a total of eight passes for 67 yards. The 26-year-old gets an off week this week where he’ll use it to hopefully return back to full strength in week 12. Even if that’s the case, he’s a player that’s better off left on your bench.
Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins
During their win against Tampa Bay, Jordan Reed caught four passes for 51 yards. Despite being healthy and playing in every game this season, there’s minimal upside as a pass-catcher in an Alex Smith-led offense. Reed has caught more than five passes in a game just twice this season.
He has only scored one touchdown, which occurred all the way back in week one. In fact, Reed is the leading receiver through the team’s first nine games on the season, but that doesn’t sound as good as it is. The Redskins have one of the worst passing offenses in the league and even if Reed remains to stay healthy, it’ll be tough to trust him putting up viable starting numbers on a weekly basis.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, New York Jets
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Isaiah Crowell saw his lowest amount of carries in a game since week four this past week. He registered seven carries for just 19 yards and a touchdown. It’s now the eighth time this season Crowell has been held to under 50 rushing yards in a game.
With Elijah McGuire now back off the injured reserve and into the mix, Crowell’s outlook looks even more cloudy moving forward. Running behind one of the league’s worst offensive lines, it’ll be tough to trust Crowell to produce anything in your starting lineups moving forward.
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