Week 10 fantasy football matchups, starts and sits

Struggling to set the perfect fantasy lineup? Let us be your guide. Each week the NFL Fantasy staff will provide you with game-by-game, player-by-player matchup breakdowns in this column to help you set a winning lineup. Think of this as the one-stop shop to crushing your opponent in fantasy football.

Now, onto the best and worst Week 10 fantasy matchups.

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars: 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS


Brock Osweiler, QB -- SIT:Brock Osweiler has done nothing to suggest that he gets within an errant third-down throw of your starting fantasy lineup this week.

Lamar Miller, RB -- START: As long as the passing game sputters, Miller should continue to see a lot of work. A matchup against a middle-of-the-road defense should help him post nice numbers.

DeAndre Hopkins, WR -- SIT: Having Osweiler as his quarterback is already a pretty big handicap. What's worse is a potential meeting with Jalen Ramsey, who has already erased a number of top wideouts.

Will Fuller, WR -- SIT (OUT): Since Week 4, Fuller has a total of 49 receiving yards. And it took a 23-yard outburst in Week 8 just to get there. He's officially out in Week 10.

C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE -- START: Given his recent target share and the fact that both Fuller and Jaelen Strong are inactive, Fiedorowicz makes for a strong tight end start.

Texans D/ST -- START: Sure, Blake Bortles might get his usual fourth-quarter production but he'll probably pitch a couple to the defense before then.


Blake Bortles, QB -- SIT: Waiting for a fourth-quarter explosion from an otherwise dysfunctional quarterback is no way to live.

T.J. Yeldon, RB -- SIT: Yeldon is averaging fewer than nine carries per game and has topped 40 rushing yards in a game just once this season. Why are you even considering this?

Chris Ivory, RB -- SIT: Ivory has been marginally better than Yeldon this season. That margin isn't big enough for him to earn a spot in your lineup.

Allen Robinson, WR -- FLEX: The frustration you feel about starting Robinson each week is only matched by Robinson's visible frustration on the field. A recent bump in production is encouraging, but he's still not the WR1 you thought you were drafting.

Allen Hurns, WR -- FLEX: There's an asterisk here as Hurns works through concussion protocol, but he's had his moments in an otherwise forgettable season.

Marqise Lee, WR -- FLEX: This is more of a longshot play as Lee's value is predicated on his ability to get yards after the catch. But hey, people have done crazier things in fantasy.

Denver Broncos at New Orleans Saints: 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS


Trevor Siemian, QB -- SIT: Siemian has been the definition of a game-manager. That's fine for the Broncos, but fantasy owners shouldn't want any part of a quarterback averaging 12.73 fantasy points per contest.

Devontae Booker, RB -- FLEX: Booker's season totals aren't encouraging with just one notable game to his credit, nor is the specter of Kapri Bibbs. The encouraging part is a Saints defense that has been gashed repeatedly.

Kapri Bibbs, RB -- FLEX: Bibbs should see more work this week after Booker's struggles in Week 9. More opportunities + Saints defense = fantasy potential.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR -- FLEX: Being the most-targeted player in a concentrated passing game is nice, but a quick check of the numbers shows that the Saints have been surprisingly stingy when it comes to WR touchdowns.

Demaryius Thomas, WR -- FLEX: Did you read what we just said about Emmanuel Sanders? Yeah, that.

Broncos D/ST -- START: The Saints are a more potent offense at home in the Dome, but are you really going to sit what is arguably the best defense in the NFL?


Drew Brees, QB -- START: It's the unstoppable force (Brees at home) against the immovable object (Broncos defense). So far, the force has been strong with this quarterback.

Tim Hightower, RB -- FLEX:Latavius Murray exposed what many had known -- Denver's run defense can be had. Look for Hightower to take his shots this week.

Mark Ingram, RB -- SIT: Was last week a fluke or the start of something big? Considering the past, we're going with more of the former.

Michael Thomas, WR -- START: Thomas might not be the top fantasy receiver in New Orleans, but he's been more consistent and has earned a greater target share in the past three games.

Brandin Cooks, WR -- FLEX: Cooks has a higher ceiling than any of his Saints teammates ... but he also has a scary low floor. That's worth considering against such a strong secondary.

Willie Snead, WR -- FLEX: Combining Thomas' consistency with Cooks' big play ability makes Snead like having your chocolate and peanut butter together.

Los Angeles Rams at New York Jets: 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX


Case Keenum, QB -- SIT: His leash is getting shorter and shorter and he could be pulled at any time for Jared Goff.

Todd Gurley, RB -- FLEX: Even though Gurley hasn't scored double digit fantasy points since Week 5 and hasn't crossed 100 rushing yards in his last 16 games, he's a flex-worthy play against a tough Jets defense. His receiving yardage will help him produce at least modest fantasy totals.

Kenny Britt & Brian Quick, WRs -- FLEX: Britt is the most consistent wideout on the roster, while Quick's playing time has increased over the last several weeks. The Jets secondary remains a weakness for this team, giving these two pass-catchers decent upside.

Lance Kendricks, TE -- START: Kendricks' 29 targets since Week 6 rank third among all tight ends, and he had his bye in Week 8. He's a solid streaming option against the Jets.


Bryce Petty, QB -- SIT: Petty is making his first career NFL start. That's all well and good, but don't make this the week he also gets his first fantasy start.

Matt Forte, RB -- START: Forte has been showered with nearly 25 touches per game over his last three contests. Fantasy owners should ride the veteran as long as the team keeps feeding him.

Bilal Powell, RB -- SIT: Powell's yardage and usage have been too inconsistent to trust.

Brandon Marshall, WR -- FLEX: It's hard to sit a player like Marshall, but he hasn't found the end zone in a month with a high yardage total of 70 in that span. He still leads the team in targets, though, so there's hope for a bounce-back, although Petty under center gives us extra pause.

Quincy Enunwa, WR -- SIT: Enunwa had a few nice games in a row, but those were bouyed by big plays. He's too much of a risk right now with Fitzpatrick playing so poorly.

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles: 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX


Matt Ryan, QB -- START:Matt Ryan remains the highest scoring player in fantasy football and is coming off a game in which he threw for 344 yards and four touchdown passes. You're starting him no matter what the matchup is.

Devonta Freeman, RB -- START: Freeman is currently fifth among running backs in scrimmage yards this season with 840. He's been putting up top-10 numbers with Tevin Coleman sidelined and shouldn't have a problem doing so again this week in Philly.

Tevin Coleman, RB -- SIT: Coleman is officially OUT in Week 10.

Julio Jones, WR -- START:Matt Ryan is the top-scoring quarterback in fantasy, and his strong play has boosted Jones to the top of the wide receiver scorers. Jones is a no-brainer must start every week, and it's an even better sign that he finally scored a red zone touchdown last week.

Austin Hooper, TE -- LOW-END START:With Jacob Tamme still sidelined, Hooper should get another starting nod at tight end. He scored last week against a soft Tampa Bay secondary, and should be just fine once again as a low-end TE1 option for fantasy owners in need of a streamer.

Mohamed Sanu, WR -- LOW-END FLEX:In his last two games, Sanu has piled up 14 receptions and 158 yards. There are a ton of weapons on the Falcons offense, but Sanu remains a consistent flex play as the No. 2 receiver in an explosive offense opposite Julio Jones.


Carson Wentz, QB -- SIT: Wentz has posted fewer than 12 fantasy points in each his last four games. He's not a viable fantasy quarterback.

Ryan Mathews, RB -- FLEX: Mathews' snap count has been dangerously low the last few weeks, but he continues to get the valuable goal-line work. We don't see that changing this week, which makes him a solid flex play. Just tread with caution, because his fantasy value is dependent solely on scoring touchdowns.

Darren Sproles, RB -- START: No defense has allowed more receiving yards to running backs this season than the Falcons. Sproles ranks 10th among running backs in receiving yards for the season and has out-snapped Mathews by a count of 121-16 over the last two games.

Jordan Matthews, WR -- FLEX: As the top receiving option in Philly, Matthews warrants a flex start against the Falcons in a game where the Eagles will likely have to throw a ton. He's been targeted 10-plus times in two straight games.

Zach Ertz, TE -- START: Ertz posted season highs in targets (eight), receptions (eight) and receiving yards (97) last week. He'll likely be a factor again against a Falcons defense that has allowed six receiving touchdowns to the position this season.

Kansas City Chiefs at Carolina Panthers: 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS


Alex Smith, QB -- START: If you're in need of a streamer, Smith makes senses as a high-ceiling type of play. Of course, we know, even in a great spot that Smith doesn't have a tangible ceiling.

Spencer Ware, RB -- FLEX: Not many players have the locked-in workload of Ware, who returns to a feature back role after Charcandrick West did nothing to threaten his touches in a week where he started in place of a concussed Ware. The Panthers have allowed just 3.1 yards per carry to running backs over the last four weeks, so it's not a great spot, but you can't turn away from Ware here.

Chiefs WRs -- FLEX:Chris Conley, Albert Wilson and Tyreek Hill all deserve consideration against the Panthers this week with Jeremy Maclin likely to miss this contest. Wilson was the favorite target in Week 9, Conley is the most physically freakish and Hill has shown big-play ability in multiple game sthis year.

Travis Kelce, TE -- START: The Panthers gave up a 90-yard game to Lance Kendricks last week, and haven't slowed down tight ends all year. Kelce should be in prime position for a good game with Maclin out.


Cam Newton, QB -- START: The fantasy points haven't followed the strong play of Newton of late, but expect that to change this week. The Chiefs defense can be picked on, and we should expect Newton to have at it this week.

Jonathan Stewart, RB -- FLEX: The volume and scoring-area touches are always on the table for Stewart, but he showed you his rather ugly 15-carry 42-yard floor last week. The Chiefs do rank 18th in football Outsiders' run defense DVOA and allowed the Jaguars run game to get off the schneid last week.

Kelvin Benjamin, WR -- START: One trend that's held up, and gotten stronger throughout the season, is the Chiefs corners opposite Marcus Peters bleeding production to opposing wideouts. Benjamin lines up at left wide receiver on 51 percent of his snaps, which will put him in position to battle those inferior defensive backs.

Ted Ginn, WR -- FLEX: Normally not a consideration, and while he'll do battle with Marcus Peters most of this game, that may not be such a bad thing. Peters is a gambling corner, and he's lost his duels with a few speed receivers this year. Ginn could hit a big play this week.

Greg Olsen, TE -- START: The Panthers tight end is an every-week starter, even if this is not a great spot for him.

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX


Jay Cutler, QB -- START: Cutler is a top streaming option this week against one of the league's worst pass defenses. The Bucs have allowed 1,087 yards of total offense in their last two games and are surrendering 29 points per game to opposing teams.

Jordan Howard, RB -- START: Howard broke out in primetime against the Vikings in Week 8 with over 200 yards. He's posted 110-plus rushing yards in three of his last five games and has scored in three of his last four. He has RB1 upside.

Alshon Jeffery, WR -- START: For the same reasons that Cutler is a top streaming option this week, Jeffery has WR1 upside. The Bucs are awful against the pass and Jeffery should thrive in what could turn into a shootout.

Zach Miller, TE -- START: Miller will be a low-end TE1 option with Cutler under center against a soft Bucs pass defense.


Jameis Winston, QB -- START: Despite the Bucs' inability to win games lately, Winston has been playing well from a fantasy perspective with nine touchdown passes and just one interception in his last four games. He'll likely be throwing a ton to make up for Tampa Bay's defensive ineffectiveness.

Mike Evans, WR -- START: We watched Evans explode last Thursday night against the Falcons in a game where he reached his fantasy ceiling for the season. He has been cleared from concussion protocol and should be just fine (or amazing) for Sunday. He's a WR1, so start him with confidence.

Doug Martin, RB -- SIT: Martin returned to practice this week after sitting out for nearly two months with a hamstring injury. It sounds as if he'll play, but on a "limited" workload. We'd advise keeping him on the bench and following a cautious "wait and see" approach.

Peyton Barber, RB -- FLEX: With Martin seeing minimal reps, Barber is worth a shot in the flex. Mike James also lurks to steal touches, but the rookie out of Auburn figures to see the most touches.

Cameron Brate, TE -- START: Brate is essentially the No. 2 option in the Bucs passing game due to injuries in the receiving corps. He's always a threat in the red zone and should produce against a Bears defense that has struggled this season on the road.

Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins: 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX


Sam Bradford, QB -- SIT: Washington isn't a fearsome defense, but there's just no tangible upside with Bradford right now behind a porous offensive line.

Vikings RBs -- SIT:: You can run on Washington, but this group has been a complete disaster all season and now they're splitting the work three ways.

Stefon Diggs, WR -- START: In a homecoming game for him, Diggs is in a solid spot against Washington. He should be able to avoid Josh Norman's shadow coverage as his slot snaps are on the rise. Averaging 47 percent for the season, Diggs has played 50 and 67 percent of his snaps in the slot over the last two weeks.

Kyle Rudolph, TE -- START: There aren't many tight ends that have a locked-in target share like Rudolph. Given his red-zone usage upside, he's too good to sit.


Kirk Cousins, QB -- START: It doesn't look like we need to all-out avoid the Vikings defense like we did early in the season, as they've allowed a 64.2 completion rate over the last two weeks. Washington can pick on teams in the middle of the field, and you can probably get away with playing Cousins.

Redskins RBs -- SIT: The Vikings rush defense is still strong, so all of the backs in this quagmire of a committee are dicey plays. You can probably flex Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson in PPR, but there's no clarity here.

Jamison Crowder, WR -- FLEX: Probably the only Redskins receiver you want to consider playing, Crowder is their most productive player this year. Expect the Vikings to shut down the outside receivers and funnel the action inside.

DeSean Jackson, WR -- SIT (OUT): Jackson is officially out in Week 10.

Jordan Reed, TE -- START: He owns a prominent target share in the offense and the Vikings allowed 180 yards to Zach Miller and Eric Ebron the last two weeks.

Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans: 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX


Aaron Rodgers, QB -- START: Forget YPA, Rodgers is heating up in fantasy in recent weeks. He's a strong QB1 start this week against a suspect Tennessee secondary.

James Starks, RB -- FLEX: Is Starks arriving just in time to save the Packers rushing attack? That remains to be seen, but with Starks active and rookie Don Jackson inactive, it seems the team could be looking to load up the veteran with touches.

Packers WRs -- START: For the most part, we're starting all members of this passing attack until Green Bay finds a running game. Rodgers averages nearly 46 passes per game since Week 6. Jordy Nelson is a WR1, Davante Adams is a WR2, and Ty Mongtomery is a strong play at WR or in the flex, given his added rushing attempts. Randall Cobb looks to be cleared from his injury and scored a touchdown last week on minimal snaps. He'll be a strong start here.

Packers D/ST -- START: The Packers defense disappointed a bit last week, but still put up a serviceable fantasy line. Expect similar results this week against Marcus Mariota, who has been prone to big mistakes recently.


Marcus Mariota, QB -- START: Mariota has thrown two-plus touchdowns in each of his last five games, with two rushing scores added in for good measure. He's a great start against an injured and unproven Green Bay secondary.

DeMarco Murray, RB -- START: With Derrick Henry suffering a calf injury, there's literally no threat to Murray's massive workload. Even against the league's top run defense, he's a strong start.

Rishard Matthews & Kendall Wright, WRs -- FLEX: Matthews is tied for the league lead in touchdowns over the last five weeks (five), while Wright played on a season-high 44 snaps last week. These are the wideouts to roll the dice with in this passing attack.

Delanie Walker, TE -- START: Walker is 10th in targets among tight ends in 2016 despite missing a game due to injury. He should be able to get over on the Packers' inexperienced linebackers in coverage and is Mariota's favorite target.

Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers: 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS


Ryan Tannehill, QB -- SIT: The team is taking games out of Tannehill's hands thanks to the emergence of Jay Ajayi, so keep Tannehill out of fantasy lineups.

Jay Ajayi, RB -- START: Ajayi's 529 rushing yards in the last three weeks are the most in a three-game span since Adrian Peterson's 576 in Weeks 13-15 during his 2012 MVP campaign.

Jarvis Landry, WR -- FLEX: Head coach Adam Gase admitted the six targets Landry saw last week were not enough. He should bounce back this week, but with Ajayi rolling along Landry is seeing less looks (11.25 targets/game in first four games, 6.5 targets/game in last four), diminishing his fantasy value


Philip Rivers, QB -- START: Rivers and his speedy receivers should be able to find plenty of space to work against a Miami secondary giving up 7.25 yards per attempt.

Melvin Gordon, RB -- START: Duh.

Tyrell Williams, WR -- START: Williams saw seven targets last week from Rivers, and showed no ill effects from a knee injury. With Travis Benjamin potentially out this week, Williams is almost a must-start.

Dontrelle Inman, WR -- START: Inman gets a big bump in this offense with Benjamin limited or even out. The former CFL star saw nine targets last week, tied for the team-high.

Antonio Gates, TE -- START: The bromance between Rivers and Gates is as strong as ever. Start the veteran with confidence, even if Hunter Henry returns to action this week.

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals: 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX


Colin Kaepernick, QB -- SIT: We assume you're astute enough to realize that last week's 22-point outburst has no bearing on what could come this week. If you're not, then let us help you. It doesn't.

Carlos Hyde, RB -- FLEX: We're still waiting to see if Hyde plays this week. If he does, the Niners have shown no fear in using him heavily in nearly any game script. The volume is encouraging.

DuJuan Harris, RB -- FLEX: If Hyde can't go, look for Harris to once again be a big part of the 49ers game plan -- especially as a receiver out of the backfield.

Quinton Patton, WR -- SIT: Did you know Patton was San Francisco's leading receiver? Probably not. Does that change your opinion of whether he should start for your fantasy team? Probably not.

Jeremy Kerley, WR -- SIT: Kerley is a receiver you have no intention of starting.


Carson Palmer, QB -- START: Palmer has underwhelmed this season, but few things can help a player "get right" like a date with the San Francisco defense.

David Johnson, RB -- START: The league's best running back against the league's worst run defense. This will be the easiest decision you'll make all week.

Larry Fitzgerald, WR -- START: Fitz has been scoring one for the old guys all season long and that's likely to continue again this week.

John Brown, WR -- FLEX: Brown has struggled with injuries and consistency this season, but there's always a chance for a big play against a wretched secondary.

J.J. Nelson, WR -- FLEX: Nelson is a deep sleeper after two touchdowns in Week 8. He has seen increased snaps lately but is still something of a boom-or-bust candidate.

Michael Floyd, WR -- SIT: Floyd's struggles make it hard to count on him going forward.

Cardinals D/ST -- START: It's hard for us to advocate for a defense any more strongly than we are for the Cardinals against the 49ers this week.

Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers: 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX


Dak Prescott, QB -- START: Currently fantasy's QB9 for the season, Prescott's rookie season has been stellar from both a real-life and fantasy perspective. He's posted fewer than 18 fantasy points just twice all season and in his last two games he's racked up 27 and 23 points. You can safely start him against a Steelers' pass defense that has struggled.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB -- START: Start Ezekiel Elliott. That is all.

Dez Bryant, WR -- START: Dez posted a measly 1.9 fantasy points last week sending his owners into a state of deep despair and unrest. He'll be fine and should still be started this week.

Cole Beasley, WR -- FLEX: Beasley has been the most consistent fantasy wide receiver this year in Dallas and is worth a flex start pretty much every week. He leads the Cowboys receiving corps with 52 targets through eight games.

Jason Witten, TE -- START: With two touchdowns in his last two games, fantasy owners should ride Witten's hot streak.


Ben Roethlisberger, QB -- START:Big Ben remains a top-10 option at quarterback despite the fact that he may not be 100 percent healthy. The Steelers are a different team at home and he should be able to produce against Dallas. Heck, he put up 18 fantasy points last week in an awful game.

Le'Veon Bell, RB -- START: Bell has yet to score a touchdown this year, and despite his volume, he laid an egg against the Ravens last week. He's still averaging 131.8 scrimmage yards per game and is tied for the league lead in receptions (36) among running backs this season.

Antonio Brown, RB -- START: Brown posted 85 yards and a touchdown last week after a very slow start. He's fantasy's fourth-highest scoring wideout this year and remains a no-brainer start every week.

Sammie Coates, WR -- SIT: Coates has just one catch in his last three games. He remains limited in practice with a finger injury and is not an ideal option at wideout this week given his recent struggles.

Steelers TEs -- SIT: Neither Jesse James nor Ladarius Green (if he plays) are reliable enough to start in fantasy this week against a stingy Dallas defense.

Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots: 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC


Russell Wilson, QB -- START: The Seahawks starter looks like he finally got cooking last week and this game could be sneaky high-scoring.

Seahawks RBs -- SIT:C.J. Prosise is starting to out-snap the slumping Christine Michael. He could have a big game as a pass-catcher but we might need to see it first before using him.

Doug Baldwin, WR -- FLEX: Baldwin isn't as likely to hit a big play like he did last week, but the veteran receiver could see a solid floor if this game turns into an exchange of scoring.

Jimmy Graham, TE -- START: There's no way you can sit Graham right now, but keep in mind Bill Belichick often tries to limit the opposition's top threat. That's looking like Graham more and more every week.


Tom Brady, QB -- START:Tyrod Taylor and Drew Brees have ripped through this defense without Michael Bennett the last two weeks. Brady will have no issues.

LeGarrette Blount, RB -- FLEX: This might not be a run-heavy script, as the Patriots typically knife through the Seahawks with the passing game, but Blount is still a threat for a touchdown every week.

Julian Edelman, WR -- START:Robert Woods accumulated 81 percent of his yards from the slot last game out against Seattle. Look for the Patriots to use Edelman in the same fashion. The perimeter receivers like Chris Hogan are not in consideration.

Rob Gronkowski, TE -- START: Enough said.

Martellus Bennett, TE -- START: Hopefully healthy coming off the bye, Bennett will be a part of how the Patriots attack Seattle in the middle of the field.

Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants: 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN


Andy Dalton, QB -- START: Rather quietly, Dalton averaged 20.95 fantasy points per game in his last four games. With Tyler Eifert back healthy, it's now easier for Dalton to access his scoring ceiling.

Jeremy Hill, RB -- START: Hill finally earned back a respectable amount of playing time in Week 8, seeing 44 percent of the snaps after three straight weeks with 34 percent of fewer. He's running with confidence again, and is worth a start against a Giants defense allowing over four yards per carry in the last month.

Giovani Bernard, RB -- FLEX: Bernard has bounced back after a slow start to the season, averaging 11.58 fantasy points per game over the last month. He's a fine flex with an added boost in PPR formats.

A.J. Green, WR -- START: Green averages the second-most targets per game in the league. He cannot be benched in fantasy.

Tyler Eifert, TE -- START: Eifert played 84 percent of the snaps in Week 8, and could push that into the 90s after a week of healing over the bye. He's a must-start at the tight end position in a great matchup against the Giants.


Eli Manning, QB -- SIT: The Giants offense is overall a mess, and Manning's fantasy production has been scattershot as a result.

Giants RBs -- SIT: This backfield is in transition, with Rashad Jennings trying to hold onto the starting job while Paul Perkins sees more work. Last week, they split touches evenly (14 apiece) but couldn't produce, as Perkins "led the way" with 47 total yards. Neither back is worth starting at this point if you can help it.

Odell Beckham Jr, WR -- START: This should never be a question.

Sterling Shepard, WR -- FLEX: If Victor Cruz (ankle) doesn't play on Monday, which is looking like the case, Shepard could be worth a shot in the flex, but his floor is low. His 50 receiving yards in Week 9 were the most he's had since Week 3.


Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens: 8:25 p.m. on NFL Network (Thursday)


Cody Kessler, QB -- SIT: Even though Kessler is playing well in his last four games (four touchdowns, zero interceptions), he's not worth starting in fantasy.

Browns RBs -- SIT: The Ravens allow the second-fewest rushing yards per game in the league (76.1) and the Browns figure to be trailing quite a bit.

Terrelle Pryor, WR -- FLEX: Pryor is sneakily a top-10 wide receiver on the year in both PPR and standard formats. He's tough to sit even in a bad spot.

Corey Coleman, WR -- FLEX: Coleman performed OK in his first game back, but we know his ceiling is worth chasing in fantasy thanks to his big-play ability.

Gary Barnidge, TE -- SIT: The Ravens defense is great, the Browns offense isn't. Barnidge offers a safe floor, but is tough to trust otherwise.


Joe Flacco, QB -- START: Flacco has been a fantasy disaster this year, but is at home and favored to win against a defense that has allowed 22 passing touchdowns. He's also due for some positive touchdown regression, as noted on the "Living the Stream" podcast (around 20 minutes in). He's a solid streamer.

Terrance West, RB -- START: If there ever were a "get right" game for West, this is it. The Browns allow 146.4 yards per game (second-most in the NFL) and a 4.6 yard per carry average (sixth-highest).

Mike Wallace & Steve Smith, WRs -- FLEX: If Flacco airs it out, someone has to catch the passes, right? Wallace and Smith are decent flex plays in that regard, but both have frighteningly low fantasy floors as well.

Dennis Pitta, TE -- START: The Browns allow the most receiving yards and second-most touchdowns to tight ends in the league.

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