Fantasy Corner: Football

Cade McLaughlin, Staff Writer

Week 10 Surprises

Marshawn Lynch, RB (SEA): Lynch was back in “beast mode” against the Giants in week 10 after a slow start to the season. With rumors about Lynch not returning to Seattle next year, he ran for 140 yards and an astonishing four TDs, good for 40 fantasy points. Look for Lynch to dominate again against the Chiefs.

Jordy Nelson, WR (GB): Nelson tore up the Bears’ secondary for 152 receiving yards and two TDs, good for 27 fantasy points. Nelson has been the clear number one option for Aaron Rodgers, and Nelson has outperformed many other top wideouts this season, such as Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant.

Odell Beckham Jr., WR (NYG): Although he only had 11 fantasy points in week 10, it came against shutdown corner Richard Sherman. Beckham has easily been the best offensive option for Eli Manning this year and is only a rookie. Beckham could tally more points against a weak San Francisco secondary in week 11.

Week 10 Let-Downs

Reggie Bush, RB (DET): Bush, healthy after suffering an ankle injury earlier in the year, failed to perform against his former Dolphins team, rushing for just 20 yards. The Dolphins allow almost 100 yards rushing per game, and Bush failed to return to his starting back status.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB (PIT): Big Ben, coming off historic performances in week eight and nine, was expected to have a field day against the awful New York Jets defense. Besides losing to a now 2-8 team, Roethlisberger tallied only 13 fantasy points and 13 points on offense with two interceptions.

Matt Forte, RB (CHI): Forte had an awful week 10, rushing for only 54 yards against a Green Bay defense that is allowing 142 yards on the ground per game, one of the worst in the NFL. The Bears can’t seem to find any flow in their offense right now, so be wary of their top fantasy performers.

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