Week 10 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Broncos vs Raiders

Larry Rupp
Jerry Jeudy's breakout performance should earn him a starting spot in Week 10.
Jerry Jeudy's breakout performance should earn him a starting spot in Week 10. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders (5-3) look to remain undefeated within the AFC West when they take on Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos (3-5) in Week 10 NFL action. This is a matchup featuring multiple impact fantasy football players and the Raiders are 5.5-point favorites in this game, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 10 Broncos-Raiders showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos: Everyone who was waiting for rookie Jerry Jeudy to have his breakout game got what they were looking for in Week 9 as he torched the Falcons' secondary by catching 7 of 14 targets for 125 yards and a touchdown. Jeudy has now seen 10 or more targets and played in 84% or more of the offensive snaps in back-to-back games. He is getting open down the field as his 177.5 air yards per game since Week 8 rank No. 1 in among NFL wide receivers. He should have no problem getting open this week against a Raider's defense that has given up 1,362 yards to opposing wide receivers this season (T-No. 18 in the NFL). Jeudy should be started across all fantasy football formats this week.

Start Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders: Josh Jacobs didn't see his typically large workload this past week as backup Devontae Booker started to cut in on some of his carries. However, this development is likely just an outlier as Jacobs has had 15 or more carries in all but two games this season and rushed for 129 yards on 31 carries just two weeks ago. He draws a decent matchup this week as the Broncos' defense are allowing 119.5 rushing yards per game (No. 18 in the NFL) and have given up 14 receptions to running backs the past two weeks. If quarterback Derek Carr can feature Jacobs in the passing game more than usual this week, the former Alabama running back could be in for a huge performance.

Sit Melvin Gordon, RB, Denver Broncos: Melvin Gordon's fantasy production has been all over the place this season and is starting to trend in the wrong direction recently. Gordon's total touches have decreased in each of the past three games as backup Philip Lindsay begins to see more and more work in what could easily become a split backfield. Gordon has rushed for a combined 44 yards on 14 carries over the past two games and hasn't scored since Week 7. While the matchup against a poor Raiders' run defense looks good on paper, Gordon's recent struggles should have fantasy football managers benching him this week.

Sit Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders: Hunter Renfrow has been a reliable wide receiver for quarterback Derek Carr this season, but his usage hasn't exactly translated into fantasy production. Renfrow has scored just 2 touchdowns this season and hasn't surpassed 84 receiving yards in any game so far. Over the past four weeks, Renfrow is seeing an average of just 3.8 targets per game. That's just not enough to make him a relevant fantasy option.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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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