Bobby Lemaire, Staff Writer
As Week 10 of the NFL approaches we are over halfway done with the season and fantasy football playoffs are rapidly approaching. Here is a selection of who to start and who to sit to make sure your team is one step closer to clinching a playoff berth.
Andrew Luck QB (Indianapolis Colts): Luck has been quietly one of the most consistent fantasy quarterbacks this year. He has passed for over 200 yards in every game this year, except one. Also, he has three rushing touchdowns, which is much more than fantasy owners expected from him. Playing against a Jacksonville Jaguars team, that has a very weak defense, should ensure a solid game for Luck stats wise.
Torrey Smith WR (Baltimore Ravens): Smith is always a deep threat, no matter who the Ravens play. With Joe Flacco throwing the ball around, Smith will always get catches. Add in the fact that they are playing the Raiders, who have one of the worst passing defenses in the league, Smith will most likely get over 100 yards receiving and a touchdown or two.
Michael Turner RB (Atlanta Falcons): Turner is one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL. The fact that he is playing against a very weak New Orleans Saints defense, expect Matt Ryan to be handing the ball off to Turner constantly, with at least two touchdowns.
Steven Jackson RB ( St. Louis Rams): Jackson can be best described as a fantasy bust this year. He is only averaging 3.7 yards per carry and is losing reps to rookie Daryl Richardson. This weekend, the Rams are playing the 49ers, who have one of the best defenses in the league. Expect the same mediocre stats that Jackson has been putting up all season to continue.
Jay Cutler QB ( Chicago Bears): Cutler is one of the most inconsistent quarterbacks in the league. Each week, you do not know whether he will throw three touchdowns or three interceptions. Playing against the Texans, who have second year sensation J.J. Watt on the defensive line, will put a lot of pressure on Cutler to get the ball to his receivers sooner than he would like to.
Andy Dalton QB (Cincinnati Bengals): Dalton has been one of the most disappointing fantasy quarterbacks this year. He has already thrown 10 interceptions and that number is likely to increase against a stout Giants defense, which is looking to avenge a lackluster effort last Sunday.