Week 10 is here, and we get to start it off with a matchup of two NFC teams who have been a bit disappointing so far in 2013, as the Minnesota Vikings are taking on the Washington Redskins.
Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings, Thursday 11/7, 8:30PM
Matchup We Love: Pierre Garcon, WR
Pierre Garcon had a monster game against San Diego last week, and I think his success should continue this week in a matchup of two pretty poor defenses. The Vikings secondary is terrible, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Garcon and Santana Moss have nice numbers when it's all said and done. The Vikings have given up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing WRs this year, and I think RG3 and company will give them fits Thursday night.
Analysis: Pierre Garcon is a must-start.
Matchup We Hate: Redskins DEF
I'm a proponent of streaming defenses and playing matchups, and while the Minnesota defense is not good, they still have the best running back in football on their side; despite having no QB and continually facing eight- and nine-man fronts, Adrian Peterson is still a top-ten player in all of fantasy. Remember, this a Redskins defense that let James Starks run all over them this year. I know the rest of the Vikings offense begs for you to take your chances here, but I'm not testing AP, period.
Analysis: Don't be tempted into using Washington's defense this week. Find a better matchup elsewhere.
Good luck with your matchup decisions this Thursday. As always, you can check out the RotoBaller.com Fantasy Football chat room for any up-to-the-minute advice you may need. We will be back all weekend analyzing the remainder of Week 10's matchups. Good luck!
In case you missed them, here are some other RotoBaller Week 10 articles. Let’s win some leagues!
- Going Bonkers – Week 10 Sleepers for Fanduel
- Week 10 Waiver Wire – Wide Receivers (WR) & Defenses (DEF)
- Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups – Quarterbacks (QBs)
- Fantasy Football Waiver Wire – Running Backs (RBs) for Week 10
- Week 10 Waiver Wire Running Backs (RB) – Overlooked Players
- Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups: Tight Ends (TE)