Week 10 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Chargers vs Dolphins
By Larry Rupp
It's a battle between two rookie quarterbacks in Week 10 as Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers (2-6) take on Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins (5-3). Both teams have suffered some major injuries, but there are still a couple of fantasy football players to keep an eye on in this matchup.
If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 10 Chargers-Dolphins showdown.
Who Should I Start Fantasy Football
Start Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert has been a pleasant surprise in fantasy football this season as he has continued to climb up the rankings ever since he became the team's starter. Herbert has passed for over 300 yards in four of his seven games this season and is averaging 2.4 passing touchdowns per game. He also adds to his fantasy value with his rushing abilities. He has rushed for 166 yards on the season to go along with 2 touchdowns. This is particularly noteworthy given the fact that the Dolphins have given up the fourth-most rushing yards to opposing quarterbacks this season (227). Herbert has done nothing but produce in every game so far and that shouldn't change this week.
Start DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins: In Tagovailoa's second start of the season, DeVante Parker saw 7 targets and hauled in 6 of them for 64 yards. It's a great sign to see that he seems to be developing some early chemistry with the young Dolphins' starter. With the injury suffered by fellow wide receiver Preston Williams, Parker is likely to see even more targets than usual moving forward as the clear-cut No. 1 option in the passing game. He draws a decent matchup in Week 10 as he will likely be covered by Chargers' cornerback Casey Hayward. Hayward has given up a touchdown in four of his past five games.
Sit All Los Angeles Chargers' Running Backs: Ever since starting running back Austin Ekeler went down with a hamstring injury, it has been anyone's guess on which Chargers' running back would be featured each week. When Justin Jackson went down with an early injury last week, it was recent signee Kalen Ballage that stepped in to rush for 69 yards on 15 carries and score a touchdown rather than rookie Joshua Kelley. Kelley did play in over 50 percent of the team's snap count, though. With this backfield quickly becoming one that rides the hot hand or simply rotates backs, it is best to look for other options this week and stay away from this backfield entirely.
Sit All Miami Dolphins' Running Backs: This is an extremely similar situation. Starting running back Myles Gaskin was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury a few weeks ago and that has led to a murky backfield situation for the Dolphins. While Jordan Howard scored a touchdown last week, he rushed for just 19 yards on 10 carries. Salvon Ahmed rushed for 38 yards on 7 carries, but he played in just 46% of the offensive snaps. With Matt Breida likely returning this week, these three backs will likely just cannibalize each other's value until Gaskin is back in the lineup.
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