Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Ravens vs Patriots

Max Staley
Jakobi Meyers fantasy outlook makes him worth a start in Week 10.
Jakobi Meyers fantasy outlook makes him worth a start in Week 10. / Elsa/Getty Images
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The Baltimore Ravens will take on the New England Patriots in a matchup that carried a whole lot more weight a year ago. Baltimore is currently a 6.5-point road favorite in this one, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 10 odds.

If you need some help with your lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 10 Sunday Night Football showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start the Baltimore Ravens' Running Backs: There's not a whole lot of clarity as to who will carry the load in Baltimore's backfield this week. But it might not matter. The Patriots have been atrocious against the run this season, ranking No. 31 in Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics. If Mark Ingram is active, he should find himself back on the RB2 radar instantly. If he's not, then Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins will be solid RB2s. Both remain decent FLEX plays even if Ingram does suit up, though, as the matchup and likely game script really favors Baltimore's rushing attack.

Start Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots: The savior of New England's passing attack might have been on the roster all along. Jakobi Meyers flashed at times last season, but he appears to have really come into his own. Over his last three outings, Meyers is turning 10.0 targets into 7.3 catches for 95.7 receiving yards per game. In a game that the Patriots are likely to be playing from behind, Meyers should be in line for a ton of volume, which offsets concerns about the difficult matchup.

Sit Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens: The squeaky wheel did not get the grease last week. After publicly complaining about his usage in Week 8, Brown turned 5 targets into 3 catches for 38 receiving yards in Week 9. The Brown breakout campaign we all hoped for does not look likely. And as mentioned above, this game is likely to favor Baltimore's rushing attack as the Ravens are expected to be playing with a lead.

Sit Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots: Damien Harris has been a breath of fresh air to an otherwise-stagnant Patriots' offense. But there's a pretty clear pattern emerging with him. He offers next to nothing in the passing game, seeing just 2 targets across five starts. If New England is playing from behind, Harris is not likely to see the field all that often. Plus, Harris is banged up and is facing the leagues' No. 1 rush defense by DVOA. There will be better days ahead for him, but the Alabama product is best left on the bench this week.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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