It's good to be back in the win column and above .500. My team remains ranked 4th in the league, but I do sit atop my division tied with 2 others with a 5-4 record. I have the lead on them thanks to points scored.
This week's victim for my team... morning show producer Jordan Fiegel and his Philosoraptors. His squad is ranked 3rd in the league, and I am very concerned since he has Brees as his QB. The Who Dat Nation won't be happy with me this week, as I'm hoping Drew's consecutive TD streak stops at 51.
Here are my words of wisdom for week 10:
Jamaal Charles: Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs
Man oh man has Charles has been a disappointment over the past few weeks, and he has been a killer for me and other fantasy owners. He started the season with great success, but has gone downhill quickly. Last week Charles suffered a neck injury due to a helmet-to-helmet hit, but concussion tests have come back negative, and it appears he'll play this week against Pittsburgh. However, with the poor performances in the KC running game over the past few games, I am going to let him ride the pine and suggest you do the same.
Percy Harvin: Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings
Harvin appeared to suffer a high ankle sprain last week and now it's being reported as a multiple sprain. This means he likely stretched multiple ligaments in his ankle and stretched his likelihood of playing Sunday versus the Lions. Sure the match-up is good, but Harvin is currently on crutches and has even been proclaimed a "long shot" to play.
Greg Olsen: Tight End, Carolina Panthers
This guy has not scored more than five fantasy points in each of the last four weeks. Now, he did catch five passes for 48 yards this past week vs. Washington, but this is very minimal scoring. Olsen was being looked at as a viable option for points in Week 9 with LaFell sidelined after a concussion, but he still did not perform. LaFell appears to be on track to be back on the field this week vs. Denver, so Olsen's targets and opportunities will likely dwindle. It looks like Cam Netwon has some chemistry with Olsen, but in my opinion, not enough to make him a viable fantasy option.
Matthew Satfford: Quarteback, Detriot Lions
The combination of a heating-up QB, a struggling pass defense and recent statistical trends inside this match-up make the Lions signal caller one of the more enticing plays of the week.
Stafford failed to crack 20 fantasy points in any of his first four games, but has now done so in two of the last four weeks. Meanwhile, the Vikings defense, has allowed 20 or more fantasy points in three of the last four weeks with teams throwing for eight touchdown passes in that stretch.
Finally, Stafford chewed up Minny through the air last season. In two games he threw for 605 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions! Sure sounds like a winning combo to me.
Jacquizz Rodgers: Running Back, Atlanta Falcons
Despite coming close to surpassing all his 2011 numbers, Rogers hasn't been used as much as the Falcons would have thought going into the season. Look for Atlanta to start to use him more as the season goes on though, to keep Michael Turner fresh for the finals. And no better game to start than this week vs. the Saints run defense. I see this game being a big shootout with lots of scoring and see Rodgers gaining more than 100 total yards.
Nate Washington: Wide Receiver, Tennessee Titans
On a team that has lacked consistency on defense and in the running game, Nasty Nate has been one of the only consistent players for the Titans this season. Averaging more than 3 receptions for over 50 yards per game, he leads Tennessee in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. This week the Titans meet the Miami Dolphins, who are giving up the 3rd most passing yards per game.
PICK UP OF TH WEEK
Taiwan Jones: Running Back, Oakland Raider
We're still waiting for the smoke to clear in Oakland after their crushing defeat at the hands of Tampa Bay and even more crushing is the fact that both Darren McFadden and backup running back Mike Goodson were knocked out of the game with what have been diagnosed as high ankle sprains. The Raiders opted to feature fullback Marcel Reese for the remainder of the game instead of Jones who is their speedy third-string tailback. Reese hauled in eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown, though he didn't carry the ball once. So where does that leave us? Well, Jones had been dealing with a knee injury of his own, but Oakland was playing from behind on Sunday… so that could account for his minimal usage. As one of the last men standing, he should figure more prominently in Week 10. A timeshare going forward is likely, but Jones has far more rushing upside than Reece. This homerun hitter deserves an add to your roster.