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Part of the battle in fantasy football is making sure we have a dominant mismatch to take advantage of. In Week 10, however, there are at least a handful of options that we should steer clear from.
Let's take a look at five of the options that may change your fantasy outlook going into Sunday.
1. QB: Jared Goff - Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks
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So why are we fading the quarterback on one of the most potent offenses in NFL history? Glad you asked. It has everything to do with this matchup against the Seahawks. Goff has failed to reach 20 FanDuel fantasy points in each of four career meetings against them, throwing for only three touchdowns and five interceptions. The Seahawks have surprisingly reinvented themselves as a run-first offense, and that'll give the Rams (who already play at a slower-than-perceived pace) less plays for Goff to do his thing. Knowing that, it's not much of a surprise that the Seahawks have allowed the second-fewest FD fantasy points (14.8) per game to opposing quarterbacks this season.
2. RB: Ezekiel Elliott - Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
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The Cowboys offense has been sputtering all season and the addition of wide receiver Amari Cooper didn't do much after the team's first few drives last week. Look for the Eagles, who are coming off their bye week, to have a detailed plan en route to stopping Zeke in this game. It's worth noting, outside of Saquon Barkley's massive Thursday night in Week 6, no running back has rushed for more than 45 yards on this Eagles defense. They have also allowed only two rushing touchdowns this season.
3. WR: T.Y. Hilton - Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
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In his last three matchups against the Jags, Hilton only has 11 catches on 26 targets. What's even worse is the current state of this Jags' defense, which has done incredibly-well against opposing No. 1 wide receivers. Overall, they are allowing the fewest FanDuel fantasy points to wide outs, in general. The Jags are coming off their bye week, so look for them to have a nice game plan in place to shut down Hilton once again.
4. TE: Jared Cook - Oakland Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers
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Aside from an 82-yard touchdown from George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers, the Chargers have held every opposing tight end under 60 yards. A few guys have boosted their fantasy-point totals via touchdowns, but, for the most part, it's been lockdown central. In fact, the last time these two teams played, Cook was held to four catches on six targets for 20 yards. In light of the recent developments in this Raiders offense, that should be reason enough to fade Cook.
5. FLEX: Allen Robinson - Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions
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A-Rob is expected to be on the field after missing the Bears' last two games, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's expected to have a huge game. After all, he'll be going head-to-head with Lions cornerback Darius Slay, one of the tougher draws in the NFL. Not only that, but there are supposed to be about 15 mph winds in Chicago on Sunday, and that'll likely keep the ball on the ground for the Bears most of the day. It's also worth noting that the Lions are allowing the fewest receptions (9.9) per game to opposing wide receivers this season.
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