Here are your sleepers for week 10 of the NFL season. Get them in your lineups if you can.
Yeah, I said it. Bortles has been one of the more disappointing quarterbacks of 2017. In a year which many were anticipating Jacksonville to take a big step forward, they’ve fallen on their faces and are already eyeing next year’s draft. However, Bortles still has a chance to salvage his season, statistically speaking. Allen Robinson is finally becoming more involved in the offense, and if he and Bortles can continue to build on that kind of chemistry, there may be good reason to take a chance on Bortles this week. The Lions are the 23rd ranked defense in 2016 and are exploitable though the run and the pass. Though, considering how poor the Jaguars have been on the ground this year, they may have to rely on the passing game once again. Bortles hasn’t scored less than 15 fantasy points in the last three weeks, and things are shaping up for another great week for him.
The Kansas City backfield appears to, once again, belong solely to Ware. Ware has a lot going for him this week. He’s at home, Charcandrick West doesn’t appear to be a threat to his starting spot, the Chiefs have a porous pass game with the loss of Maclin, AND the Bucs aren’t that great against the run. Tampa Bay ranks 25th against the run this year, and with the Chiefs being depleted at receiver at the moment, Ware could have to put the team on his back this Sunday. Ware has the ability to become a three down back if he finds some early success. Look for Ware to also get extra targets with Alex Smith having few reliable pass catchers.
This one is a tad risky, but with the total projected to exceed 50 points, everyone could be getting in on the fun. Andrew Luck should sling it all round the field on Sunday and should be able to get Moncrief involved a good amount. The Titans have the 24th ranked defense against the pass, and with most everyone focused on T.Y. Hilton, Moncrief is good, under-the-radar option. In the two games since returning from injury, Moncrief has two touchdowns and 15 targets. The high ceiling isn’t there like it is for Hilton, but Moncrief should be constantly involved in the game plan for this high scoring affair.
Another risky pick, this one is. Thomas is very capable of putting up a dud each week, but this week seems like a solid matchup for the Jacksonville tight end. Thomas is coming off a nice performance vs. Houston, where he was targeted 10 times and caught a touchdown. If the Lions defense is able to shut down Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns at all this week, Thomas may be the next target Bortles will look to. Thomas getting more involved in the offense could do wonders for Bortles, who likes to only have eyes for Allen Robinson at times. Another game that could shoot out, Thomas may be very involved in this matchup.