What can we expect in Week 10 in fantasy football from some of the game’s top-pass catchers? See how the latest trends with fantasy football targets are having an impact on your players.
WR – Tyler Boyd (CIN) vs. NO – SUN 10:00 AM PT
If Tyler Boyd wasn’t already producing high enough target totals, he surely will now. A.J. Green is out for at least two weeks with a right toe injury. Before Green’s absence, Boyd was already averaging 8.3 targets per game. Now functioning as the Bengals No. 1 receiver, in the highest projected total of the week at 54 points, Boyd should flourish. To make matters even better, Boyd will face P.J. Williams in the slot, who has been a top CB to target against fantasy WRs. This is a very chalky Boyd week and for good reason. It’d be surprising for him to see anything less than double digit targets.
WR – Allen Robinson (CHI) vs. DET – SUN 10:00 AM PT
Allen Robinson is well on track to suit up for a highly contested divisional game against the Lions. Getting back to work ahead of schedule, Robinson logged a full practice this past Wednesday. The good news for Robinson this week is that he’s returning to an ideal matchup. The Lions have given up 14.0 yards per catch to opposing WRs. Darius Slay (Robinson’s matchup) has underperformed through parts of the season and has provided favorable opportunities to opposing WRs. With the nature of this game and the importance of divisional standings, the Bears should keep their foot on the gas. With how strong the Bears defense has been, their time of possession should stay very high. This will result in sufficient time for Robinson to get his usual looks.
TE – Jimmy Graham (GB) vs. MIA – SUN 1:25 PM PT
Jimmy Graham will see a very favorable matchup. He gets to face the Miami Dolphins who have just given up 5 TDs to opposing TEs over the past four games. With the loss of Geronimo Allison, Aaron Rodgers now has one less target, but more importantly, one less red zone threat. As a result, Graham should see an uptick in opportunities. The Packers have an implied 28.5 points scored against the Dolphins. As large home favorites, it’s safe to project Aaron Rodgers throwing anywhere between 2-4 TD passes. There’s great reason to believe that Graham will be the benefactor of such outcomes. Expect a fair share of targets with extra scoring opportunities for Graham come Sunday.
WR – Kenny Golladay (DET) at CHI – SUN 10:00 AM PT
Kenny Golladay’s outlook is very poor this week. To start, Golladay will face off against Kyle Fuller on the right side of the field. This matchup is going to be very difficult. Pro Football Focus agrees and gave Golladay a (-23%) grade in his CB/WR matchup. The Bears defense has been ridiculously effective this season. They’ve been able to keep opposing offenses off the field with much ease. Should this remain the case this week, the Bears will likely get out to a large lead and run the ball. With the Lions maintaining the worst run defense in the league, their time of possession is in great danger. While you could argue the Lions will air it out whenever they get the ball, even if they are warranted some opportunities, it will be done with little efficiency. You’re going to have to wait another week till Golladay’s opportunities progress with the absence of Golden Tate. Sit tight and expect few targets this week.
WR – Golden Tate (PHI) vs. DAL – SUN 5:20 PM PT
Speaking of Golden Tate, he also looks to a less than favorable matchup this week. The Cowboys have allowed just 44.1 yards per game to opposing slot receivers. With Tate still new to the Eagles offense, chemistry and overall comfortability remains at an all-time low. The Eagles-Cowboys game is a low scoring affair at an expected 43-point game total. With little upside given Jeffery and Ertz’s red zone prowess, Tate yields a very low ceiling this week with his poor matchup and lack of need around the field. Expect few targets given his circumstances.