With the Ravens getting Week 10 under way with a win over the Browns, we turn to the main slate of games for your Fantasy news. Check out Locker Room Update’s top recommendations for who to start and who to sit going into Sunday action.
Melvin Gordon: The once-maligned San Diego running back is getting all the workload he can carry week after week in 2016. This is a new-look offense, once in which Philip Rivers finally has a running game to help propel a three-dimensional offense. Gordon has succeeded against some formidable defenses already this year, so why would he buck the trend against Miami’s 30th ranked defense against the rush? Expect a big day from him.
Marcus Mariota: Against the Packers and a revived Aaron Rodgers, Mariota will take charge of a Titans offense that has put up some surprising numbers this season. The young signal-caller is showing no signs of slowing down, and now that he’s injury-free, Fantasy owners should expect consistent production. His passing numbers haven’t seen too many off weeks, and he seems to be good for at least one-two big runs as an added boost each week. The Colts put a beating on the Packers secondary last week — Mariota should be able to do the same.
Matt Forte: This is an odd season for the Jets, and Forte has certainly seen his ups and downs. That being said, when he’s on, he’s been altogether on. He’s had a knack for finding the endzone this season and amidst offensive struggles, he’s been a silver lining for New York. Los Angeles has a top-third rush defense, but the Jets have made it a point to establish the run in order to kickstart a stagnant passing game. Forte will see plenty of action, and don’t be surprised if he visits the end zone at least once on Sunday.
Carson Wentz: Wentz has encountered some struggles in the last few weeks, despite decent Fantasy lines. This week, he’s matched up against a poor Atlanta secondary that could provide a boost for his numbers in the passing game. Even with a very talented Eagles defense, Matt Ryan and Co. should be primed to put up some points — look for Wentz to be ready to play keep-up or catch-up, depending on how the day goes. The numbers should follow either way.
Brandon Marshall: The star receiver is still going to get his due looks, but while Forte’s stock has either stayed the same or gone up, Marshall’s value has taken a big hit with the quarterback struggles. He failed to do much last week against the Dolphins, and the Rams have a top-ten defense against the pass. For the cost he has in daily Fantasy play, you can find more value down the list. In season leagues, he’s still a solid WR2, but we urge a look at bench players for better matchups in receiver-heavy line-ups.
Julio Jones: What? Sit Julio? Yes, if consistency is your goal. Don’t take anything away from Jones here — he’s a phenomenal layer that can break out during any given matchup. If you’re willing to take the risk for that, we won’t stop you. The issue here is that the consistency has been nonexistent. Defenses have locked in on Jones, and Ryan has effectively found his other targets week-in, week-out. While the offense hasn’t lost much of a beat, Jones’ Fantasy averages have certainly dipped.
Christine Michael: This may comes as a surprise to some, but the numbers have been lacking for Michael as of late. The Seahawks passing offense has been successful, but while Michael seems to be good for a touchdown a game, the chunk gains have disappeared. He’s a good goaline back, but as Wilson continues to get more mobile, that might be affected as well. His lull was epitomized last week when he scored a touchdown against the Bills, but didn’t have much else going for him at all.