START: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Matchup: vs. Packers
Week 10 Stats: 173 Passing YDS, 3 Passing TD, 92 Rushing YDS, 1 Fumble, 26.2 PTS
Russell Wilson hasn't performed like the QB1 you surely drafted him to be, but his recent stretch of outings have been solid to say the least. A home contest this evening against a depleted Packers’ defense should provide for a high-scoring shootout on Thursday Night Football.
SIT: Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
Matchup: @ Bears
Kirk Cousins had a week off with his Week 10 bye before a division clash with the NFC North leading Chicago Bears and their stout defense led by perennial All-Pro Khalil Mack. This one could go either way, but based on Cousins’ confidence in the pocket with a pass rush gunning for him, I’m keeping him on the bench.
START: Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Matchup: @ Falcons
Week 10 Stats: 151 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 6 Receptions, 36 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 36.7 PTS
Ezekiel Elliott went off against a stout Eagles’ defensive unit on Sunday Night Football, and this weekend he faces a Falcons’ corps that just gave up 37 FPTS to rookie Nick Chubb including a 92-yard touchdown run. Feed Zeke right into your RB1 slot.
SIT: Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
Matchup: vs. Eagles
Week 10 Stats: 104 Rushing YDS, 3 Receptions, 58 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 25.2 PTS
The former Heisman winner had his best game of 2018 against a horrid Bengals defense on Sunday but faces a much improved Eagles’ unit this week. This one should be a high scoring affair, so the Saints shouldn't be as reliant on the ground game, where Mark Ingram does his damage.
START: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers
Matchup: @ Seahawks
Week 10 Stats: 6 Receptions, 44 Receiving YDS, 10.4 PTS
Randall Cobb has been ruled out for tonight’s clash on NBC, so MVS gets the nod as the second option opposite Davante Adams against what used to be the Legion of Boom. He’s a high-upside flex option for me tonight.
SIT: Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
Matchup: @ Lions
Week 10 Stats: 3 Receptions, 32 Receiving YDS, 6.2 PTS
Man was I disappointed a week ago after seeing Carolina get stomped on primetime. Devin Funchess was held to a single catch in the first half and if not for the following two in garbage time when the game was out of reach, he would’ve disappointed many more owners than he already did.
START: O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Matchup: @ Giants
Week 10 Stats: 1 Reception, 15 Receiving YDS, 2.5 PTS
The former member of the Crimson Tide faced a top-tier Redskins’ defensive unit in Sunday’s blowout home loss that held him to a single catch. This weekend a lowly-Giants squad should provide O.J. Howard the platform to reassure the country that he is in fact a top-5 tight end.
SIT: Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
Matchup: @ Bears
As previously mentioned, Kirk Cousins is going to be swarmed all afternoon in the Windy City. When he does get the pass off, most are going to his right-hand man, Adam Thielen. His next option will be former Maryland standout Stefon Diggs who is returning from injury, and then finally the remaining targets will be divided up amongst the rest of his weapons. I’m not expecting too great of an outing for Kyle Rudolph. Find a streamer.
Thursday Night Football: Green Bay Packers (4-4-1) vs. Seattle Seahawks (4-5)
Aaron Rodgers: Start
Aaron Jones: Start
Davante Adams: Start
Marquez Valdes-Spalding: Flex
Jimmy Graham: Sit
Packers D/ST: Sit
Russell Wilson: Start
Chris Carson: Start
Mike Davis: Start if Carson is OUT, Flex if Carson is ACTIVE
Rashad Penny: Sit
Doug Baldwin: Start
Tyler Lockett: Start
Nick Vannett: Sit
Seahawks D/ST: Sit