Start Sit Advice For Week 10

By on November 8, 2012



Week 10 Fantasy Football Start Sit Advice is brought to you by Scott Pineau. Every week Scott breaks down this Week’s games and picks the winning team and who he likes fantasy wise, as a solid Starter.

Teams on bye: Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay, Washington

Indianapolis at Jacksonville – Thur. 8:20 pm ET
Has any team further exceeded expectations than the Colts? They have the 6th most deadly passing attack and they are heading to Jacksonville to face the 25th ranked pass defense. Jacksonville has only allowed 21 plays of 20+ yards and only 3 of 40+ yards. They are in the upper half of the league in those two categories. The problem is the Jags are the only team in the NFL with under 10 sacks on the season, giving opposing QB’s plenty of time to go through their reads and make higher-percentage throws. Colts roll over Jags. Start: Luck, Wayne, Allen

San Diego at Tampa Bay – Sun. 1:00 pm ET
This is an intriguing contest between two teams that are competing for wild cards in their respective divisions (It would take a Peyton Manning injury for the Chargers to win the West). I still don’t trust Turner and his in-game decision making to pull out a victory against a Bucs team returning home after two very impressive road wins. I see the explosive plays continuing for Tampa as they show us again how good their offense can be. Start: Rivers, Gates, Freeman, Martin, Jackson, Williams

Tennessee at Miami – Sun. 1:00 pm ET
If the Dolphins can pull out wins against Tennessee this week and in Buffalo next week they will have a chance to at least compete for a wild card, though their schedule gets tougher. In the passing game they have proven that they can fling it, in part because of the success running the ball more sustainably with Bush and Thomas splitting the workload. Their run game has helped their young QB develop his game. I look for the Fins to rebound at home. Start: CJ, Tannehill, Bush

Buffalo at New England – Sun. 1:00 pm ET
The Pats, fresh off the bye, host the Bills with their 6th ranked two-headed rushing attack. New England has the 7th ranked rush “D”, so something has got to give. Fitzpatrick will certainly have a decent chance against the porous Pats’ secondary if it turns into a shootout, but Brady & co. will find a way to come out on top. Start: Fitzpatrick, Spiller, Brady, Ridley, Gronk, Hernandez, Welker

Oakland at Baltimore – Sun. 1:00 pm ET
Oakland is coming off of a bitter home loss to face an injury ridden Ravens team. Baltimore has got to pound the ball early and often and rack up as many points as possible. Palmer is able to spread the ball to any number of guys, making it very difficult for defenses to focus on one guy. I’m calling this one an upset. Despite the injuries to McFadden and Goodson the Raiders pull a 4th quarter miracle. Start: Palmer, Myers, Moore, Heyward-Bey, Rice

Denver at Carolina – Sun. 1:00 pm ET
The Broncos are probably feeling as confident as any team right now. Manning looks comfortable in this offense each week. He is clicking with his receivers, but expect him to be pressured a bit this week as the Panthers defense is getting better as the season rolls on. Cam will make some plays on offense, but should ultimately fall short. Start: Manning, McGahee, Decker, Thomas, Cam, Smith, Olsen

New York (Giants) at Cincinnati – Sun. 1:00 pm ET
The Giants are having trouble getting in rhythm in their offense. Defensively, their secondary in still getting torched despite the somewhat improved play of their front seven. Nevertheless, their problems seem more likely to be worked out sooner than the Bengals’. Dalton is struggling to make good decision and find the open guy, stalling drives around mid-field. Giants, who are a better team on the road, win in Cincy. Start: Manning, Cruz, Nicks, Dalton, Green, Gresham

Detroit at Minnesota – Sun. 1:00 pm ET
It was nice to see Megatron return to his normal yardage numbers, but he still fell short of the goal line. Sooner or later he will find the end zone, and this could be the week. The Vikings are having severe issues on offense. Other than AP, and with Harvin injured and unlikely to play, you can expect absolutely no consistency at all from drive to drive. I expect the Lions to win as Peterson can’t do it on his own. Start: Stafford, Leshoure, Johnson, AP

Atlanta at New Orleans – Sun. 1:00 pm ET
When you add the #2 passing attack to the 30th ranked rushing offense and the worst overall defense you get the New Orleans Saints. There are only two other quarterbacks that I can think of NOT named Drew Brees that can win games in such an environment. It won’t be easy, but this week the Falcons finally lose a game. And the Saints wonder if they might actually make a legitimate run for a wild card berth. Start: Ryan, Turner, White, Jones, Gonzales, Brees, Colston, Graham

New York (Jets) at Seattle – Sun. 4:05 pm ET
Coming off a bye the Jets travel to face the 12th Man in Seattle. The Seahawks offense is still just making enough plays to win some games, and more so now that Rice seems to be healthy. It won’t be pretty, but that feisty defense will make the Jets wish they were heading into the bye, rather than coming off it. Seahawks by a hair. Start: Lynch, Rice

Dallas at Philadelphia – Sun. 4:25 pm ET
This is the Muck Bowl. Two teams that can’t get anywhere. I would fully expect a tie in this game, but I know in the end both teams will race to find a way to lose and one will do just that. I think it’ll be Dallas that loses, but don’t expect the Eagles to look good in the process. Start: Romo, Austin, McCoy

St. Louis at San Francisco – Sun. 4:25 pm ET
With Danny Amendola back in the lineup the Rams could make this game interesting since he is practically uncoverable. I still expect the Niners to win this game, pounding the ball with their unstoppable rushing attack (#1 ranked). Don’t watch this one if you are looking for a lot of big passing plays. Start: Amendola (check status), Gore

Houston at Chicago – Sun. 8:20 pm ET
This is a great game for Sunday Night Football, and a true test of what kind of stuff the Texans are made of. I look for the running game of Houston to be mildly effective, but not grea. And for Schaub to be forced to make throws he is not comfortable with. I expect almost the same battle to take place between the Bears offense and the Texan defense. Both teams will struggle. It will be cold for Houston, and one or two miscues on account of the Bears disruptive defense might be the difference. The Texans lose their second game of the season, but put up a good fight. Start: Foster, Daniels, Forte, Marshall

Kansas City at Pittsburgh – Mon. 8:30 pm ET
I hope that ESPN starts to flex better games for Monday Night Football. This is going to be a massacre. The Steelers have quietly regained their status among the elite defenses in the NFL. Their team overall has worked through injuries better than any other team in the league this year. Look for them to flat out dominate the hapless Chiefs. Start: Big Ben, whichever RB looks to get the most touches (probably the healthiest one), Wallace, Brown, Miller

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