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2019 Fantasy Football Week 10 Trends


I hope you were able to watch the games on Sunday, because Sunday was possibly the most exciting week of the NFL season so far. Including Thursday’s game, twelve of fourteen games were decided by one possession. There were also many upsets, as seven Vegas underdogs won outright over the weekend. An exciting day like this means we have plenty to discuss. Let’s get into it.

2019 Fantasy Football Week 10 Trends

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1. Lamar Jackson Dominates Again

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The people advocating for a move to WR for Lamar Jackson should feel pretty dumb right now. Jackson, once again, is one of Sunday’s biggest stories. He torched the Bengals defense for 223 passing yards, 65 rushing yards, and four total touchdowns. He also produced a 47-yard touchdown run which will surely be shown in this season’s highlights.

Jackson is doing things that no other quarterback have done. In fact, he’s on pace to break Michael Vick’s single-season rushing yard record for quarterbacks. Sunday’s performance puts him on a season-long pace of 3,620 passing yards and 1,248 rushing yards. In his words, “not bad for a running back!”

After last Sunday’s smashing victory over the Patriots and today’s whooping of the Bengals, Jackson has put himself firmly into the MVP conversation. While I still believe Russell Wilson leads the conversation, Lamar is certainly up there. A victory over fellow MVP candidate Deshaun Watson would be massive.

2. Ronald Jones Found His Groove (for now)

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After a lackluster rookie season, it appears Ronald Jones has found some consistency under Bruce Arians. After Arians mentioned in last week’s press conference that RoJo earned the right to play more snaps, he led the Buccaneers backfield with 49% of the snaps. Tied for second were Peyton Barber and Dare Ogunbowale with 27% of the snaps each.

Jones did well with the snaps given to him. Despite rushing for only 29 yards on eleven rushes, he added a rushing touchdown and eight catches for 77 receiving yards. All in all, he totaled 22.60 PPR fantasy points.

However, RoJo had an inexplicable fumble late in the game and was replaced by Peyton Barber for nearly every snap the rest of the game. Jones wasn’t even touched on the play – he just dropped it.

Next week, the Saints come marching into Tampa Bay. Against that stout run defense, I’d stay away from any Tampa Bay running back.

3. Watch Out for Jamison Crowder

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Quietly, Jamison Crowder is a good option in fantasy football. With Sam Darnold at the helm, Crowder has four games over 15 PPR fantasy points. Young quarterbacks like Darnold often look for a veteran to lean on, and Crowder has been that guy. There’s not much to get excited about for the Jets, who are currently 2-7. But, Crowder is a bright spot.

The former Redskin is still available in 31% of Yahoo fantasy leagues, so check for him. He might be out there. He has extremely favorable games the rest of the way. Next week, he plays a revenge game against Washington. After that, he gets the Raiders, the Bengals, and the Dolphins. Don’t feel uncomfortable starting Crowder as a FLEX option in those games.

4. Wow, Christian Kirk!

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Christian Kirk went OFF against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, totaling six receptions off 138 yards and three touchdowns. He also saw ten targets. That figure led the team.

Kirk has played in seven games this season, and has 15+ fantasy points in four of them. He’s Murray’s favorite target, and Kliff Kingsbury seems to be a fan of him as well. Plays are designed for Kirk, such as today’s 69-yard touchdown pass off a pretty deep ball from Murray.

Kirk certainly has some difficult matchups coming up, though. He’s got the 49ers next week before going on their bye. After, he faces the Rams, the Steelers, the Browns, the Seahawks, and the Rams again. He’ll likely draw Jalen Ramsey when the two face off.

The Cardinals as a whole have been doing better in recent weeks, so maybe they’ll figure out a way to get Kirk involved in these difficult matchups. I’d stay away from him next week, but keep your eye on him.

5. Where Did Darren Waller Go?

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After being a major draft target of many over the off-season, and starting off hot, Darren Waller has gone quiet after dropping 7/126/2 on the Packers in Week 7. Since then, he has failed to record 10 fantasy points in three tries. He’s averaged just five targets a game.

The worst part is that Oakland’s offense has scored 81 points the past three weeks, meaning they’ve found something that works. They’re firmly in the AFC playoff race, with an easy rest-of-season schedule. However, it’s not as easy for tight ends. Despite having less-than-stellar defenses, the Bengals and the Jets, their next two opponents, are very good against tight ends. The Bengals allow the fourth least fantasy points, and the Jets the fifth least. Let’s hope Waller gets back on track, because tight ends aren’t easy to find.

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About Noah Spurlock

Noah’s from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and isn’t afraid to show love for his hometown teams. If there’s a Steelers or Penguins game on, he’ll be watching. He’s been playing fantasy football since he can remember and isn’t afraid to give out some hot takes. Follow him on Twitter @NoahSpurlockNFL!

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