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Friday, November 7, 2008

Fantasy Football Week 10 Forecast

Chris Mulligan's Week 10 Forecast

Favorable Matchups

- The Chiefs and Tony Gonzalez take on the Chargers this week in San Diego. The Chargers defense is now headed up by former Bears D Coordinator Ron Rivera but they are still the worst pass defense in the league. Not even Rivera can turn this mess around in one week. Gonzalez has had at least 6 catches in the last three weeks and is red hot. I’m looking for a big game from him. Prediction: 8 Rec, 87 RecYds, 1 TD.

- Matt Ryan will lead the Falcons at home this week against the Saints. The Saints have the 23rd ranked passing defense and were just shredded by the Chargers two weeks ago in London. Ryan has thrown for 2 TD three times in the last four games. Ryan is turning into a star before our eyes and the Saints will be the next stepping stone this week. Prediction: 278 PaYds, 3 TD.

- Speaking of stars in the making, Calvin Johnson is turning into a super-beast. The Lions have question marks at the QB position but they have a good matchup against the Jaguars this week. The Jags have the 21st ranked pass defense and just lost their leading tackler Mike Henderson. Johnson has touchdowns in the last four games and the streak continues on Sunday. Prediction: 7 Rec, 89 RecYds, 2 TD.

- Ronnie Brown has the pleasure of taking on the one of the worst defenses in the league this week in the form of the Seahawks. He hasn’t gone for 100 yds in a month but this is the week that he breaks out. It seems like a player is dropping everyday for the Seahawks and they can’t patch them up quick enough. A horrible Seattle offense gives more time for the Dolphins offense to rack up yards. Prediction: 115 RuYds, 2 TD.

- LaDanian Tomlinson showed signs of turning things around last week by finally going over 100 yds. What better way to keep things rolling than going up against the worst run defense in the league in the Chiefs. LT hasn’t scored a TD in a month but he could absolutely go off this week. Prediction: 124 RuYds, 5 Rec 55 RecYds, 3 TD.

Unfavorable Matchups

- The Titans travel to Chicago to face the Bears and the 6th ranked run defense. It’s also supposed to be very cold on Sunday. This does not bode well for LenDale White and Chris Johnson. The Titans duo has been better than anyone could have expected but this could be the week that they get shut down and suffer their first loss. Prediction: White- 38 RuYds 1 TD Johnson- 55 RuYds, 4 Rec, 28 RecYds.

- The Texans lose Matt Schaub at the worst possible time as they have to take on the best defense in the league this week in the Ravens. With the pass game taking a hit, it’s going to be up to Steve Slaton to carry the team. Good luck with that. The Ravens are giving up a mere 64 RuYds a game. Slaton has been outstanding but he is running into a buzz saw this week. Prediction: 59 RuYds, 3 Rec 31 RecYds.

- The Colts are slowly starting to turn the offense around for the better. The worst thing that could happen right now is a game against the Steelers. They play the Steelers. Whatever momentum they had going into week 10 gets erased this week. Bad numbers all around for Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, and Joseph Addai. The one player who could have a good game is Dallas Clark.

- Eli Manning and the Giants have to travel to Philly this week to take on Jim Johnson’s defense which is never something that a team looks forward to. Eli did some good things last week and some bad things as well. The Eagles cause people to do bad things. It may be a good week to bench Eli if you have a quality backup. Prediction: 179 PaYds, 1 TD.

Scouting Free Agents

- Michael Jenkins has a hot QB and a favorable matchup this week. He also saw the end zone twice last week. Matt Ryan could try to target him more often. He could be a good start this week as a third WR or Flex player.

- Mark Bradley has suddenly become a big part of the Chiefs offense. He has 10 catches for 115 yds and a TD since joining the team. He also has a favorable matchup this week against the Chargers. He may be a guy to pick up and hold on to.

- For those people in IDP leagues, a DL to look at this week could be Chris Long. The Jets have had trouble keeping Brett Favre on his feet and Long could record every D-Lineman’s favorite sack. A sack against the Iron Man.

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