Fantasy Football Sleepers: Don’t fret about Dalton’s matchup

Cameron Jourdan

Sports Blogger

@CJourdan81

 

Here’s how the sleepers for last week scored. Scoring is based off ESPN Fantasy standard scoring

 

Colin Kaepernick: 25 points

Latavius Murray: 30 points

Quincy Enunwa: 3 points

Antonio Gates: 13 points

Robbie Gould: 4 points

Dallas Cowboys: 9 points

 

Week 10 picks

 

Quarterback: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

Last week’s points: 21, This week’s projected: 18

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will shine Sunday, despite a tough matchup against the Giants. (Kevin Caskey, Flickr)

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will shine Sunday, despite a tough matchup against the Giants.
(Kevin Caskey, Flickr)

Dalton has scored 46 fantasy points over his last two games. Him and wide receiver A.J. Green have been one of the most potent pass-catch combinations in the league this season. Even though the Giants’ secondary is one of the best in the league, Dalton will have success this week.

 

Running Back: Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens

Last week’s points: 4, This week’s projected: 14

West had 31 yards on 23 carries in his last two games, but an upcoming matchup against a Browns’ defense that gives up 23.3 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs makes West a must-start Sunday.

 

Wide Receiver: Steve Smith Sr., Baltimore Ravens

Last week’s points: 5, This week’s projected: 13

Smith played on 86 percent of Baltimore’s offensive snaps Sunday, his highest rate of the season. A matchup against a generous Browns defense makes Smith a good option as a WR2 or flex option. Smith averages 10 fantasy points per game, and the Browns defense gives up the second-highest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

 

Tight End: Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles

Last week’s points: 10, This week’s projected: 10

Ertz had his best outing last week, catching eight passes for 97 yards. The Eagles face a horrific Falcons’ defense Sunday, who are arguably the most favorable opponent for pass-catches in fantasy. Ertz is a TE1 on Sunday.

 

Kicker: Nick Novak, Houston Texans

Last week’s points: 8, This week’s projected: 9

Novak made both of his field goal and extra point attempts in Houston’s win over Detroit. Novak will have a chance to kick multiple times against a vulnerable Jacksonville defense Sunday.

 

Defense: Los Angeles Rams

Last week’s points: 10, This week’s projected: 9

As much as the Rams are struggling, so are the Jets. The Rams defense often finds a way to keep them in games. Ranked 13th in fantasy points per week, the Rams defense is one of the top choices Sunday.

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