Fantasy Football Pitfalls – Week 10

By Ryan Lester,

Before we get started, click here for my Week 10 NFL picks.

I’m going to look at the matchups each week and pick five fantasy starters that could be in for a tough week. Here’s a look at players who could struggle this week.

With the bye weeks upon us, you can’t necessarily sit the guys on this list unless you have great depth, but expect a drop in production.

Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals
Palmer beat the Steelers in Week Three at home, but was hardly a productive fantasy QB. He didn’t face Troy Polamalu in that game. This time Polamalu is back, and the game is in Pittsburgh.

Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams
S-Jax has been able to produce regardless of the match-up, but this week could be different. Not only will the Rams likely be down big, but the Saints’ strong D could limit Jackson’s effectiveness.

Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
The Niners are a tough team to figure out, but their defense usually plays hard for Coach Mike Singletary. He’s been more active in the passing game, and will likely need to do so this week to be a viable fantasy option. Since this is a road game, where he’s averaged just 67.5 total yards without a TD, I am not high on Forte this week.

Lee Evans, Buffalo Bills
Evans has played better of late, but so has Tennessee’s secondary, particulary against #1 WRs. They held Mike Sims-Walker to nine yards in Week Eight and Michael Crabtree to 30 yards this past week. In case you didn’t get the memo, the Titans are no longer a pushover for #1 WRs.

Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers
They are playing at home, which should help, but he’ll likely be mirrored by Leon Hall most of the day. Not to mention the fact that he has to share with Hines Ward, Rashard Mendenhall, and Heath Miller.

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