Fantasy advisor: Keys to a successful Week 10

Here are the keys to a successful Week 10:


  • Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants -- It amazes me that Eli is still on the bench in one out of every four fantasy football leagues. Oh, ye of little faith. Eli has been so good this year that you could throw him into the running for the NFL MVP. If you actually have a quarterback better than him, you at least need to trade Eli and get something useful out of him. He's a must-start this week against a poor Dallas secondary.
  • LeGarrette Blount, RB, Tampa Bay -- I'm going to go out on a limb here, so let's hope it doesn't backfire. But I like Blount as a RB2 this week, and here's why: He is the best running back on Tampa Bay's roster, and the Buccaneers know it. They host Carolina today, which makes Blount a good fantasy option.

  • Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona -- Wells' whole Jekyll and Hyde thing isn't cutting it for us fantasy owners. He had just one carry -- yes, one -- last week, and he claimed after the game he was healthy, though he has been battling injury. Until further notice, he is no longer a viable fantasy starter.
  • Wes Welker, WR, New England -- Welker seems to have escaped the "bust" label in fantasy leagues, but I'm not quite sure why. He has no touchdowns in his last six games, and he hasn't topped 100 yards receiving a single time this season. He remains an option in leagues that award points per reception, but with a tough Steelers defense on the slate tonight, don't expect much.

  • Shaun Hill, QB, Detroit -- If you're in need of a quarterback, look at Hill. He is returning from an injury this week, but he has practiced without limitations for most of the week. Hill filled in nicely for Matthew Stafford earlier this year, and there's no reason to believe he can't do it again in a Lions offense that actually has its fair share of weapons.

  • LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, New York Jets -- For those of you who drafted LT late, congratulations. But the honeymoon may be coming to an end. Despite getting at least 15 carries in each game, he hasn't topped 55 rushing yards in any of his past three contests. To make matters worse, Shonn Greene is beginning to run the football with power and speed, which will cut into LT's carries moving forward.

  • Sidney Rice, WR, Minnesota -- The former USC Gamecock is slated to return to action today against Chicago. He won't be a strong play initially -- as reports have him seeing less than 20 snaps today -- but that only helps his buy-low value. Owners may simply see his stats after one week and decide he isn't the Rice of old. That's when you take advantage.
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