Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is the last word take a look at one of the best and worst matchups primarily based on a PPR scoring system in fantasy soccer. This column won’t cowl the elite gamers within the NFL like Patrick Mahomes, Christian McCaffrey, Davante Adams or Travis Kelce. As a substitute, I am going to take a look at the gamers you’ve gotten essentially the most questions on that will help you set the best beginning lineup potential. For your whole closing fantasy lineup selections, remember to take a look at my weekly participant rankings which might be up to date each day all through the 2021 NFL season.
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Week 10 Start ‘Em: Tight Ends
Start of the Week
Dalton Schultz vs. Falcons (1 p.m. ET, Fox): Schultz scored simply 9.4 fantasy factors final week, however he had produced 12-plus factors in 4 of his earlier 5 video games. He has a protected ground for fantasy managers, and this week’s matchup in opposition to the Falcons is favorable. Their protection has allowed 14-plus fantasy factors to all three of the fantasy related tight ends it’s confronted, so search for Schultz to place up a pleasant line this weekend.
Week 10 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: QUARTERBACKS | RUNNING BACKS | WIDE RECEIVERS | TIGHT ENDS | KICKERS | TEAM DEFENSES
Mike Gesicki vs. Ravens (Thurs. 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL): Gesicki’s numbers haven’t been nice the final two weeks, however he’s nonetheless giving fantasy followers a ground of higher than 9 factors. That’s not unhealthy at a skinny place. He ought to stay in all lineups this week, because the Dolphins host a Ravens protection that’s allowed six touchdowns and the second-most fantasy factors per sport of opposing tight ends of their first eight video games of 2021.
Noah Fant vs. Eagles (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS): Fant, who missed final weekend’s sport whereas on the reserve-COVID-19 checklist, is slated to return to face the Eagles. It’s an excellent matchup for the Iowa product, as their protection has allowed essentially the most fantasy factors per sport to opposing tight ends this season. What’s extra, a complete of seven tight ends have scored at the least 10.8 factors in opposition to the Eagles, together with three Chargers from final weekend.
Dan Arnold at Colts (1 p.m. ET, CBS): Arnold has change into an absolute targets hog, rating tied for sixth amongst tight ends in targets per sport since Week 6. He’s additionally scored 10 or extra fantasy factors in three of his final 4 video games, so Arnold has been a dependable choice within the final month. I’d begin him in opposition to the Colts, who’ve allowed 4 tight ends to attain at the least 10 fantasy factors in opposition to them of their final 5 contests.
- Pat Freiermuth vs. Lions (1 p.m. ET, Fox)
- Logan Thomas vs. Buccaneers (1 p.m. ET, Fox)
- Tyler Conklin at Chargers (4;05 p.m. ET, Fox)
- Logan Thomas vs. Buccaneers ($4,000)
- Pat Freiermuth vs. Lions ($3,900)
- Dan Arnold at Colts ($3,500)
Week 10 Sit ‘Em: Tight Ends
Sit of the Week
Hunter Henry vs. Browns (1 p.m. ET, CBS): Henry has scored a landing in 5 of his final six video games, so he’ll be robust to sit down with 4 groups on a bye. Understand that he’s seen simply six mixed targets in his final two video games, and a matchup in opposition to the Browns isn’t favorable. Their protection has allowed simply 4 touchdowns to tight ends, and solely two gamers on the place have scored greater than 12.9 factors in opposition to them.
Tyler Higbee at 49ers (Mon. 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN): Higbee put up a pleasant line final week, as he was focused 10 instances and scored 10.1 fantasy factors in opposition to the Titans. The Rams needed to throw the ball a bunch as a consequence of a damaging sport script, nonetheless, and I’m unsure that would be the case this week. The Niners have additionally held tight ends in examine for essentially the most half, permitting simply three touchdowns to the place this season.
Jared Cook dinner vs. Vikings (4:05 p.m. ET, CBS): Cook dinner scored 10.8 factors final week, however he’s been unreliable total, alternating good and unhealthy stat strains. He’s additionally in a decent finish committee of kinds, as Donald Parham Jr. and Stephen Anderson proceed to get extra snaps and targets within the move assault. The matchup isn’t nice this weekend both, because the Vikings have allowed one tight finish to attain greater than 10.4 factors in opposition to them.
Austin Hooper at Patriots (1 p.m. ET, CBS): The discharge of Odell Beckham opened extra targets within the Browns move assault, nevertheless it didn’t profit Hooper. Whereas he did see 35 snaps, the veteran was focused simply twice and scored a mere 1.7 fantasy factors in a win over the Bengals. He’s now failed to attain greater than 6.6 factors in every of his final six video games, and a matchup in opposition to a tricky Patriots protection isn’t very favorable.
- Adam Trautman vs. Titans (1 p.m. ET, CBS)
- Jonnu Smith vs. Browns (1 p.m. ET, CBS)
- Gerald Everett at Packers (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)
- Zach Ertz vs. Panthers ($4,600)
- Hunter Henry vs. Browns ($4,100)
- Jared Cook dinner vs. Vikings ($3,200)
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