Week 10 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Buccaneers vs Washington
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to bounce back from a Week 8 loss when they visit the Washington Football Team in Week 10 NFL action. FanDuel Sportsbook shows Tampa Bay slated as 9.5-point road favorites in a game that is sure to have fantasy implications.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 10 showdown.
Mike Evans Fantasy
Start Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Washington Football Team has not found its intimidating identity from last season and surrenders the most passing yards per contest (286.8). That's already a favorable matchup for Tampa Bay's league-leading passing attack (327.5 yards per game), but Mike Evans should be in for one of his best performances of the year. Tampa Bay's injury report is littered with pass-catchers, casting doubt around the playing status of Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski. The Buccaneers lead the league in pass ratio (66.2%) and there's a chance Evans is the only starter remaining by Sunday. Evans is a start every week, but he's primed for an impressive performance against Washington.
Logan Thomas Fantasy
Start Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Football Team: Logan Thomas hasn't played since Week 3 and the Washington Football team picked a favorable matchup for him to return to. He kicked off the year by recording at least 9.5 PPR points in each of his first three games and can easily reach double-digit fantasy points against a Buccaneers defense that allows the 11th-most PPR points to opposing TEs this season. The defense is tough to attack, but offenses are more likely to pass against this team that ranks 10th in Football Outsiders' pass-defense DVOA metric and fourth in run defense. Thomas finished last year as TE3 and has shown the ability to post top-5 numbers when healthy.
Leonard Fournette Fantasy
Sit Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: This isn't a legit suggestion to sit Leonard Fournette, but merely a word of caution. Washington's defense has struggled in every area this season and especially the pass. The rush defense rates above-average as they give up the 11th-fewest yards per game (102.6) and rank 10th in Football Outsiders' rush-defense DVOA metric. Fournette put together his worst fantasy performance of the year in Week 8 on just 13 total opportunities. Tampa Bay is the most pass-heavy offense in the league and Fournette's performance could suffer if he's unable to get involved as a receiver.
Antonio Gibson Fantasy
Sit Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Football Team: In what's become a recurring theme, fantasy managers should take note when their running backs square off against Tampa Bay's front seven. Even if it's a surefire starter like Antonio Gibson. Gibson isn't as dominant as last year, performing much closer to a RB2 instead of knocking on RB1 status. He ranks as RB22 in PPR formats and sees his average drop down to 4.0 yards per rush from 4.7 yards per rush a year ago. Tampa Bay ranks fourth in Football Outsiders' rush-defense DVOA metric and allows the sixth-fewest PPR points to opposing running backs across the league. Simply put, the Buccaneers are a nightmare matchup for RBs and Gibson hasn't been good enough to justify starting him.
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