Every quarterback facing the Seahawks should be started this
season, they are simply that bad. The pass defense is almost 10%
worse than No.31 Atlanta and almost 10 fantasy points worse than
the league average (23.3 FPts/G). Goff’s arm might be a
bit sore after throwing 61 passes in Week 8, but any halfway-sane
coach is going to crank up the passing game against this defense.
Goff has tossed multiple touchdown passes in 5-of-8 games and
this should make it 6-for-9.
With the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers, Rivers was pretty
much a guarantee to average between 21-23 fantasy points each
season. The move to Indianapolis and the lack of a preseason has
obviously hurt his production. But Week 10 is a chance to improve
on his 18 FPts/G average. He’ll likely have his No.1 option T.Y.
Hilton back, who even if he isn’t catching the ball, demands attention.
Meanwhile the Titans have been a very giving team allowing 2,278
yards and 19 touchdown passes over eight games which equates to
285 yards and 2.4 touchdowns. Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew each
threw for more than 330 yards. Rivers will be able to pass on
Tagovailoa’s improvement from his debut to Game No.2 was dramatic.
Some of that was game script as he wasn’t needed in the game against
the Rams (12-of-22 for 93 and one touchdown) which was dominated
by the Dolphins’ defense and special teams. Against Arizona and
MVP-candidate Kyler Murray, Tua needed to step up to help the
team upset the Cardinals and he did, producing 23.9 fantasy points
in an efficient manor (20-of-28 for 248 and 2 TDs). Always an
accurate passer at Alabama, he faces a Chargers team which doesn’t
intercept the ball very often (4), while having allowed 16 touchdown
passes. Any continued improvement in his third game, no matter
how small, would get Tua producing like a low-end fantasy starter.
Remember, before the injury in college, Tagovailoa was expected
to be drafted No.1 before Joe Burrow.
It’s tough to put up many fantasy points when your running
back is performing like an MVP, but Cousins still managed 220
yards and three scores as Dalvin Cook put on a show last Sunday.
However, the Bears are a bad matchup for Cousins. Since joining
the Vikings, he’s faced the Bears three times, losing all
three, and averaging 209 yards, one TD and .67 INTs. That’s
certainly not fantasy-worthy.
If only Luton could play the Texans’ defense every weekend.
Last Sunday, against Houston he threw for 304 yards and accounted
for two touchdowns while completing 68% of his passes. Alas, it
gets a lot tougher this time out. The Packers rank No.5 against
opposing quarterbacks. They have allowed just 250 yards per game
and 1.6 touchdown passes. In addition, early weather forecasts
say 38 degrees and winds from 20-25 mph. Strong and gusting winds
are the enemy of any passing game.
Unlike Luton, Tannehill doesn’t have to worry about the
weather (54 and clear with negligible wind) … just the formidable
Colts defense. The Indy defense ranks No.3 against opposing fantasy
quarterbacks allowing 10 passing touchdowns in eight games and
intercepting 11 passes. They yield 221 passing yards per game
and just held the 2019 NFL MVP to 170 yards passing.