Last week may have been one of the worst weeks in fantasy football! Many people, including myself, had guys like Peyton Manning, Colin Kaepernick and Matthew Stafford on byes. When things like this happen, you finally realize how important that quarterback spot is on your roster. This week, players like Tom Brady are on byes, and if you own him, then you are looking for a guy to start for the week. No matter what reason you may have for looking for a good quarterback to start, I have you covered. Here are two must starts and must sits for Week 10 of the fantasy football season. I did not put players like Nick Foles or Case Keenum on this article because I figure people would be riding high on there Week 9 success and would probably play them anyway.
Start: Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers’ haters, where are you? What? I can’t hear any of you anymore. For the past two seasons, fantasy football managers loved nothing more than to hate on a guy who helped many of them win leagues in years past. With a sudden revival of sorts, Rivers is back to fantasy football relevance. This week, Rivers has a very tough matchup against the Denver Broncos. It isn’t tough because I think he will have a bad game, but it is tough because the San Diego Chargers will have an uphill battle to try and win the game. This is great if you are a fantasy football manager and want to start Rivers. Rivers will have to match future Hall of Famer Manning score for score if he wants to give the Chargers any chance to win the game. Look for Rivers to throw for over 300 yards passing and at least two touchdowns.
Start: Eli Manning
Eli Manning has definitely had a rough season so far. He has thrown many more interceptions than anyone thought he would. You can’t blame it all on Manning. He has had a “running back by committee” type backfield this season. This would spell disaster for any quarterback, even his older brother. However, Manning is coming off of a bye and has a great matchup this week against the Oakland Raiders, who were torched last weekend by Nick Foles. Foles is not half the quarterback Manning is, and definitely does not have half the weapons that Manning will have at his disposal. Also, the New York Giants will be getting running back Andre Brown off of IR. I look for Manning to throw for close to 300 yards passing and have three touchdowns in this game.
Sit: Joe Flacco
It is always hard for any team to play a division rival. These games are usually very hard fought. This will be the case when the Baltimore Ravens take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. Joe Flacco will try to pull off a victory against the first place Bengals. I do not see Flacco having a very successful go at it this weekend. The Bengals’ defense has been pretty sold against better quarterbacks like Brady. I see Flacco only throwing for about 200 yards and just one touchdown, if that.
Sit: Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan may be having the worst luck out of any other quarterback in the NFL this season. Running back Steven Jackson has barely played. The Atlanta Falcons‘ top two wide receivers, Roddy White and Julio Jones, have been injured for most of the season. It is very difficult to be successful and win games when all of these weapons are out of the lineup. In Week 10, Ryan will have to go against a Seattle Seahawks defense that is one of the best in the NFL. Even with the possible return of White, I only see Ryan throwing for a little over 200 yards and a touchdown.