We’re onto Week 10. These next few weeks will be pivotal for most of us as we grind to get a ticket to the ball or want to ensure that treasured 1st round bye.
Or you could be sitting pretty, undefeated and ready to walk into the playoff. Or you could stop lying to me, and yourself, and start developing a strategy for how you’re either going to make the playoffs or prevent someone else from gaining entry.
Quarterback, unless you have one of a few guys, is a streamable position. I want to make sure you have someone in that slot on your team that will help you get these crucial W’s in Week 10. Here are my QBs in Week 10 who have a strong match-up. You can start these guys with confidence this week.
Week 10 QBs You Can Trust
Philip Rivers @ OAK
Rivers hasn’t been anyone’s top choice at the QB position in quite a few years but he’s still out there slinging it. This week he’s got the Oakland Raiders who have been incredibly generous to opposing QBs in 2019. The Raider’s D has allowed over 20 TDs and single-digit INTs and ranks 3rd worst among defenses this season, per Pro Football Reference. In addition to those lovely numbers, Rivers has 1,217 passing yards, 8 TDs, and 1 INT in the past two years against the Raiders.
🗓 This Day in Stats, 2015: @Chargers QB Philip Rivers sets a career-high with 503 passing yards at the Packers – the second-most by an opponent at Lambeau Field. https://t.co/VxMxv7apHM pic.twitter.com/voAOwGbJkv
— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 18, 2019
Another fun fact about Rivers against the Raiders can be found in the link above. StatMuse shows that in Rivers’ best 25 performances of his career, 5 of them came against Oakland. Rivers has a history of being dominant against the Raiders and he’s primed to continue that domination this week.
Sam Darnold v. NYG
Darnold is going to look to send those ghosts straight back to hell during this stretch of soft defenses, which started last week against Miami. He has the Giants this week, Washington, Oakland, Cincy, and Miami again, all of which rank in the bottom half of the league in fantasy points allowed this season. Look for Darnold to get back on track during this stretch and specifically here against the Giants. I understand your hesitation in using the guy who threw 7 picks in two weeks over Weeks 7-8, but I believe in second chances. The Jets and Darnold have an opportunity to feast on some weak opponents these next few weeks.
Jacoby Brissett v. MIA
Brissett is available in about 40% of leagues right now. He’s been a league-average QB this year in fantasy, but he’s had a few weeks where he looked far above average. Brissett has a high floor and a high ceiling, at least this week against Miami.
I think it’s safe to say that any QB facing the Dolphins this season is worth a start. Miami has allowed no less than 19 fantasy points in a game to a QB this season. Start Brissett with confidence in Week 10.
Mitchell Trubisky v. DET
Lol, I’m just messing with you, don’t do that.
Jameis Winston v. ARI
The Arizona defense has been the NFL leader in being a doormat to QBs this season. They’ve allowed the most fantasy points, yards, TDs and the least amount of INTs, according to our friends at Pro Football Reference. Winston can throw picks and he can be difficult to trust at times. I know I’ve suffered from starting him at times this year. This is a matchup that I would put my complete faith in. It’s is even a home game for the Bucs, there’s really nothing that I don’t like about this matchup.
There are other names with great matchups this week but they’re more ‘no-brainer’ starts. That list includes Drew Brees v. ATL and Lamar Jackson @ CIN. If you have either of these guys, please, start them in Week 10. If you aren’t blessed with a Brees or a Jackson, hopefully, one of the QBs mentioned above is available in your league. Good luck in Week 10!