Welcome to this week’s edition of Fantasy Football Friday, where we’ll take a quick look at some of the lesser known fantasy options that could put you in the win column in week 10, and do our very best to keep you from having an awful Monday.
As a general rule, I try to list players who are outside of the top-five fantasy options at their respective positions when choosing my start-sit selections for the week, but sometimes it’s more difficult than others to avoid favoring a big-name player if you’re fortunate enough to have him on your roster.
Obviously, if you hit the jackpot in your league’s draft or happened to get lucky with the automated process of team selections and landed guys like Peyton Manning, Brandon Marshall, Adrian Peterson, or Rob Gronkowski, you’re going to start them every week.
While their will always be a few marquee names in the following start-sit projections, remember that guys outside of the top-10 options often ride the fantasy pine in favor of other, more highly-regarded players for the majority of the season, but can still be a huge asset to your team when faced with a favorable matchup.
At Least There’s Options
With the way that starting quarterbacks have been injured this year, many owners have been faced with the fact that they must find a productive replacement in a hurry, especially during the bye-week portion of the schedule.
While the notion of scanning the waiver-wire in search of this Sunday’s savior under center may be nauseating, remember that guys like Case Keenum, Geno Smith, Kellen Clemens, Ryan Fitzpatrick,, Mike Glennon, Ben Roethlisberger, and even Eli Manning, are still available to acquire as free agents in many leagues regardless of the site.
When forced to choose one of these less-popular starters, remember that quarterbacks can be quite streaky at times in the same way that pitchers are in baseball, so try to avoid anyone who has put up a season-low recently unless the matchup is too good to resist.