NFL Fantasy Forecast Week 10: Busts, Breakouts, Sleepers, and More
We’re getting close to crunch time in the 2022 fantasy football season. There are only five weeks remaining in the fantasy regular season, so if you’re out of the playoff picture right now, it’s now or never to make a run.
If you find yourself in that unfortunate situation through nine weeks, we’ve got you covered. Let’s check out Sportscasting’s fantasy football predictions for Week 10, including sleepers, busts, and a whole lot more.
Sportscasting’s Week 10 NFL Fantasy Football Forecast
Quarterback Bust of the Week: Kirk Cousins
Luke Norris: In the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 9 victory, Kirk Cousins completed a season-low 55% of his passes, threw an interception, and earned his second-lowest passer rating of the year – and that was against Washington. Yes, he threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns but you get what I’m saying.
So are you really feeling confident about Cousins facing a Buffalo Bills defense that’s given up the fifth-fewest passing yards, the third-fewest passing touchdowns, and is tied for the second-most interceptions?
Player Prop of the Week: Aaron Rodgers UNDER 13.4 PPR Points
Jack Dougherty: For everyone who drafted Aaron Rodgers to be their QB1 this season, I’m so sorry. The future Hall of Famer has averaged just 14.0 fantasy points per game through nine weeks, and he currently ranks as the QB17 on the season.
Against an abysmal Detroit Lions defense last week, Rodgers threw three interceptions and finished with just 13.64 fantasy points. How is going to have any success against a Dallas Cowboys defense that’s giving up the seventh-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks?
The Green Bay Packers will be without Romeo Doubs on Sunday, and Aaron Jones and Allen Lazard are both questionable to play. Rodgers can barely crack 13 points with a healthy offense this year, so he won’t be able to go over this projection with banged-up weapons against one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Find another QB to stream this week.
Breakout Rookie of the Week: Drake London
Tim Crean: The Atlanta Falcons took USC wide receiver Drake London No. 8 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft. Through nine games, London has looked like he can become a legitimate star pass-catcher in the NFL. The only problem is, the Falcons never throw the ball!
The team is 30th in the league with 201 pass attempts this season, however, when they do throw, they throw to London. The rookie leads the team in catches (33) and yards (3690) and is tied with three other Falcons with two receiving touchdowns.
In Week 10, the Falcons get their division rival, the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are 24th in passing yards allowed and are in the bottom half of the league in receiving TDs allowed with 12. If London is going to break out at all this year — and the Falcons should make sure he does — this is a perfect game to do it.
Defensive Disaster of the Week: Los Angeles Chargers
Mike Thomas: The Chargers are a tough team to figure out on both sides of the ball. They’ve been hit hard by injuries, and this week they’ll be hit hard by a well-rested San Francisco 49ers team.
We saw what Christian McCaffrey adds to the 49ers offense in limited time with his new team. After a bye week, the Niners will put up some points in a prime-time matchup with McCaffrey playing a much larger role.
Kicker Sleeper of the Week: Robbie Gould
Adam Fromal: The Los Angeles Chargers rank 25th against opposing kickers and have allowed at least nine points in five of their eight outings. That’s great news for Robbie Gould, part of a San Francisco 49ers offense that’s only getting more dangerous as all-purpose back Christian McCaffrey fully integrates into the schemes.
Plus, Gould is fully rested coming off a bye and hasn’t missed a single kick since Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers. He’s rostered in just 16.3% of ESPN leagues, so take it upon yourself to up that number marginally by throwing him into your own kicker slot.
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