Well, Week 9 saw your boy Mitch drop two very important games in his home leagues. Neither was close, so the silver lining is I was able to knock out a bunch of chores around the house instead of wasting my time logging fantasy stats. The wife was happy that I was available on Sunday to tend to the house, so I guess I scored some marital points yesterday. Lord knows I did not score any fantasy points. Add to that the fact the Packers, seemingly playing for a high draft pick, decided to put on a defensive display and chalk up a Week 9 win. Cannot win for losing is the old saying, right?

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Other than the next injury for Daniel Jones, I did not see any significant injuries. In what appears to be a lost season for the Giants, I will not waste any ink on their QB situation. What I will do is remind you that we are headed into Week 10 and there are four byes to contend with. There will be some major names on bye as the Dolphins, Eagles, Chiefs, and Rams will all watch from home. That means three of the top tier QBs are out this week not to mention the best WR and TE in the game.

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Add of the Week:  Tank Dell, HOU, (47% rostered):  For those who dropped Dell while he was injured, trust me when I say I understand the move. You had bye weeks and probably injuries to deal with, thus making Dell expendable. This week is probably the last opportunity you will have to reacquire his services after his two TD explosion on Sunday. With big-name WRs like Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, AJ Brown, Devonta Smith, Cooper Kupp, and Puka Nacua all sitting this week, Dell is a prime target on the wire. He can and should be started at WR or FLEX.


QB: Throw a dart and find you a QB. Three stud QBs and whoever the Rams are starting will be resting up for Week 10. After watching rookie QB, CJ Stroud drop 470 yards and 5 TDs on the Buccaneers, he is my clear streaming QB add of the week that will probably turn into a hold. Stroud gets a solid Bengals defense in Week 10, but it is the next three matchups that should have fantasy owners salivating (ARI, JAX, DEN). Not only are the defenses prone to giving up points to the QB, but all three games are at Houston. Order me up some home cooking from CJ Stroud moving forward. Considering Stroud is not widely available (76% rostered), you should consider a lesser-priced QB with more availability (see next list).


Honorable Mention/Cheaper Options:

Josh Dobbs, MIN

Sam Howell, WSH

Derek Carr, NO

Taylor Heinicke, ATL

Mac Jones, NE


RB: I rostered Keaton Mitchell about four weeks ago and was unable to stash him due to injuries and byes. I feel like that was a mistake after seeing his explosiveness against the stingy Seattle run defense. During the blow-out in Baltimore, Mitchell (4% rostered) spelled starter Gus Edwards (two more TDs for Gus) and ran wild for 138 yards and a 60-yard TD. Is Mitchell a one-time good deal? Time will tell. What we can be relatively confident of is Edwards is the clear starter, and there are other RBs that get touches before Mitchell. If you have roster space and can stash Mitchell, I recommend doing so. The main issue surrounds his playing time. Has he earned more carries with the Week 9 performance, or is it just not his time yet?


Honorable Mention/Cheaper Options:

RB:  D’Onta Foreman, CHI I am almost done with the Roschon Johnson experiment and am now placing my approval for Foreman ahead of my personal bias and preference of Roschon. Foreman checked in with 83 rushing yards and looks to be the clear RB1 for the Bears. Keep an eye on the Khalil Herbert injury updates, as I consider him the true RB1 in Chicago once cleared to play.

Keoantay Ingram, ARI:  What can I say other than if you need a RB, Ingram is the next man up for the Cardinals and will see volume unless Emari Demercado comes back for Week 10. As a stop-gap play, use whichever Arizona RB is healthy and starting but do not expect big numbers against the Falcons’ defense.

Devin Singletary, HOU: Still only 50% rostered, even though he is in a clear RBBC with Dameon Pierce. Singletary should be added and used if Pierce sits again. Remember the cush schedule the Texans have coming up that I mentioned at the top? That schedule is another reason you should consider rostering Singletary.


WR: Noah Brown, HOU:  The Dallas cast-off has taken over the Robert Woods role and made it his own. He hinted at his skill set in Week 8 and then burst onto the fantasy landscape with his 6-153-1 line in Week 9. I do not think Brown (2% rostered) will give up his slot spot even when Woods returns, so now is the time to jump on the Noah Brown bandwagon. Think about your waivers in this manner. Tank Dell is the bigger name that had the better game, albeit slightly better. Most fantasy owners will go after Dell while you can sneak in the back door and nab Brown for less FAAB. If you are reading this, then you are savvy enough to know how to manipulate your waiver wire, especially if you understand the biases and patterns of the other owners. Now is the time to be better and smarter than your opponents.


Honorable Mention/Cheaper Options:

Demario Douglas, NE: Douglas (35% rostered) appears to be the new shiny toy for Mac Jones. With the injuries at WR for the Patriots, I love the FLEX play of Douglas moving forward.

Wan’Dale Robinson, NYG:  We have established the Giants are terrible, but humor me for a moment. They will have to throw to stay with the Cowboys in Week 10, and we do not judge garbage points. They count just as much as first quarter points. Robinson (20% rostered) chipped in with a Week 9 TD and could do the same in Week 10, albeit in garbage time.


TE: Dalton Schultz, HOUSee a pattern here? Schultz (31% available) should be rostered everywhere. Dude just handed Tampa Bay a 10-130-1 line in Week 9. Seriously, 10 receptions from a TE is something we all need to sit up and pay attention to. Again, do you see a pattern? The Houston Texans could be league winners with three of their next four games at home against teams that give up passing/receiving points. Ride the hot hand in fantasy football and fire up the Texans.

Honorable Mention/Cheaper Options:

Cade Otton, TB

Cole Kmet, CHI

Luke Musgrave, GB


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