Week 10 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Houston Texans for Cleveland Browns

Max Staley
Nick Chubb fantasy outlook makes him a solid option in Week 10.
Nick Chubb fantasy outlook makes him a solid option in Week 10. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Houston Texans will take on the Cleveland Browns in what's shaping up to be one of the highest-scoring games of the week. In fact, FanDuel Sportsbook is giving this one a 53.5-point over/under, making it the game with the second-highest total of the week.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineup, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 10 showdown.

Start Duke Johnson, RB, Houston Texans: Duke Johnson is in line for an increased workload now that David Johnson looks iffy to suit up in Week 10. Assuming David is out, his backup should firmly be on the RB2 radar. Cleveland is a below-average unit against the run, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics, and his ability as a pass-catcher should make him a really solid option in Week 10.

Start Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns: Nick Chubb looks like he's set to make his return from a lingering knee injury. Even though we haven't seen him play since Week 4, it'll be almost impossible to justify keeping him on your bench on Sunday. Facing a Texans' defense that checks in as the league's fifth-worst overall unit, Chubb should be in for a really efficient game in Week 10. Plus, while Kareem Hunt will still be involved, Chubb was handling an average of 18.3 opportunities per game from Week 1-3, so don't worry about Hunt's presence too much. Start Chubb as you normally would.

Sit Randall Cobb, WR, Houston Texans: The Houston Texans offense has been solid, but it's probably not good enough to support three fantasy-relevant wide receivers. That could leave Randall Cobb out of the picture again this week. Though he had two 95-yard performances this season, Cobb has also failed to reach even 50 receiving yards in four of his last five starts. Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller should remain as reliable as ever, but Cobb is not someone you want to be relying on.

Sit Rashard Higgins, WR, Cleveland Browns: Odell Beckham's injury caused Rashard Higgins to generate some buzz, but he didn't turn that opportunity into production the last time we saw him. Higgins caught just 1-of-3 targets for 14 yards playing in that increased role. While the weather likely had something to do with that, the return of Austin Hooper could take some volume away from Higgins as well. Plus, with Baker Mayfield averaging 189.3 passing yards per game, the Browns' pass-catchers aren't exactly set up to be elite fantasy producers.

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