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Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 10

Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 10

Who's ready for another week of fantasy football?

With the playoffs just a few weeks away we're hoping you're feeling like this lady after a few glasses of wine.

We'll have what she's having.

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Let's get right into the Week 10 Start/Sit and as always, Liam Neeson has a message for you:


Jay Cutler, QB, CHI (@ TB) -I'm all about the plug-and-play quarterbacks, and my streaming option for Week 10 is Cutler. The Buccaneers have allowed eight passing touchdowns the last two weeks, and the Bears should be ready to take advantage of Tampa's porous secondary after a much-needed bye week. (Scott Krinch)

Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI (vs. ATL) - The Falcons defense has allowed 130 (!!!) PPR fantasy points to WRs the last two weeks (GB/TB), so this really has nothing even to do with Matthews, although he does have 24 targets over the past two weeks. (Tony Andracki)

JJ Nelson, WR, ARI (vs. SF) - Nelson has really come on the last two weeks with 11 receptions for 163 yards and two touchdowns. The San Francisco 49ers present an opportunity for Nelson to add to his hot stretch as they've allowed two or more receiving scores the last five games. (Krinch)

Carson Palmer, QB, ARI (vs. SF) - The Cardinals offense has been out of whack in fantasy all year apart from David Johnson, but Palmer finally had a good game last time out (Week 8 vs. CAR) and draws a cushy matchup against a Niners D that has allowed multiple passing TDs in 7 straight games. (Andracki)

C.J. Prosise, RB, SEA (@ NE) - Prosise actually outsnapped Michael last week and you gotta figure the Seahawks will have to pass to keep up with the Pats offense, so Prosise is the guy there. NE is about league average against opposing RBs, but this is more so because Prosise is on the rise, especially in PPR leagues. (Andracki)

Darren Sproles, RB, PHI (vs. ATL) - We're living in a fantasy world in which Sproles is once again a surefire starting running back (for now). The Falcons defense is stingy in terms of giving up yardage on the ground, but they've been susceptible to giving up big plays to running backs on screens/dump-offs, which is the name of Sproles' game and he's made a career out of doing just that. (Krinch)

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Peyton Barber, RB, TB (vs. CHI) - The Bears are the best fantasy defense against RBs in the NFL. The BEARS! Just over two years since that 55-14 drubbing in GB and now they're a stellar defense? Crazy. They haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher since Zeke Elliott in Week 3 and have surrendered 52 PPR points to RBs the last five games. Plus, dude, it's Peyton Barber. (Andracki)

Blake Bortles, QB, JAX (vs. HOU) - How much longer can we continue to rely on Bortles' garbage time production? Bortles has the second-lowest completion percentage and third-lowest yards per attempt in the first three quarters this season. He's not worth starting anymore, especially against a Top 5 defense in the Texans. (Krinch)

Andy Dalton, QB, CIN (@ NYG) - I said it earlier in the year, but the Giants defense has been surprising this season. They've only let up one TD through the air in last three games and 7 TDs overall in 8 gms. Dalton is a middle of the road QB even against good matchups, so it's not worth the risk. (Andracki)

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU (@ JAX) - Hopkins' breakout is coming (I hope), but it won't be this week against a Jags defense that is improving and has been OK against the pass. Jalen Ramsey may follow around Hopkins and either way, do you really trust Brock Osweiler to get the ball to Hopkins? DH has caught just 9 of his 19 targets last two games. Maybe the Bye week helped, but can you really count on that? Sit Hopkins if you have other options. (Andracki)

Christine Michael, RB, SEA (@ NE) - The Seahawks offensive line is one of the worst I've seen in a long time, and I really don't trust any running back behind that patchwork group. Michael's yards and carries have plummeted as of late, and for the Seahawks to have any chance of pulling out a victory against the Patriots, they'll have to rely solely on Russell Wilson's right arm. (Krinch)

Willie Snead, WR, NO (vs. DEN) - After a scorching start to the 2016 season, Snead's play has taken a nosedive. The second-year wideout hasn't scored since Week 2 and the Broncos' defense has allowed just one touchdown to opposing wide receivers since Week 1. (Krinch)

D Rose is training at the Bulls' practice facility


D Rose is training at the Bulls' practice facility

Don't get too excited, Bulls fans, but Derrick Rose is playing basketball in Chicago in a Bulls facility.

The former NBA MVP was spotted training at the Advocate Center, the Bulls' practice facility in Chicago.

Rose just finished a partial season with the Minnesota Timberwolves (a.k.a. the TimberBulls), playing under former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, and seemed to regain some of his former glory by averaging 14.2 points per game in five playoff games off the bench. He is now an unrestricted free agent.

Could this mean he is going to return to Chicago for another stint with the Bulls? Probably not.

Rose is, of course, a native Chicagoan and the Advocate Center opened in time for Rose's last two years with the Bulls. Both the city and the facility are familiar to Rose, which makes it an ideal place to train in the offseason. That surely won't stop hardcore Rose fans in Chicago from wishing it into an omen.

All the best moments from the Cubs-Marlins benches clearing incident


All the best moments from the Cubs-Marlins benches clearing incident

The Cubs and Marlins delivered a benches clearing incident Tuesday night at Wrigley Field but instead of tempers boiling over, a ticklefight ensued a few feet from home plate.

Lewis Brinson lined a hard single to right field off Cubs pitcher Rob Zastryzny in the fourth inning. Ben Zobrist came up firing with an absolute beauty of a throw to home plate to nab Derek Dietrich trying to score:

Some things to focus on:

First off, what a throw from a guy that's about to turn 37 later this month and has played a lot more second base than outfield since joining the Cubs.

Secondly, it was interesting and amusing to see the bullpen doors open and both teams come sprinting out from under the bleachers to join the foray. A couple years ago, a benches clearing incident would've just resulted in each team's bullpen coming from a couple hundred feet down the foul line.

Willson Contreras was MOVING out of the Cubs dugout, looking like he was ready to hand out some serious punishment to protect his fellow catcher.

But instead of an actual fist fight, however, we got some comedy gold, like Bryzzo teaming up to play-fight with former teammate Starlin Castro.

First there was Kris Bryant tickling Castro:

Shortly after that moment, Anthony Rizzo jokingly pushed Castro from behind and the two players laughed it off:

Javy Baez loved it all:

Nobody was ejected and the coaches and umpires were able to quickly gain control of the situation, which couldn't have been that difficult when opposing players are out there tickling each other and laughing.