Week 10 was a solid week for the fantasy gurus. Kyler Murray, Josh Jacobs, and Jared Cook all paid dividends for your fantasy lineup. Hopefully, you did not play the least favorite picks: Devonta Freeman, Vance McDonald, or Sammy Watkins, as they did not prove to be start worthy. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin were mildly disappointing picks, but none too damaging. Josh Allen and his 25 points also ranked in the top 10 for the week. Let’s keep the hot streak going and win pivotal matchups for this week.

Favorites:

QB-Tom Brady(NE): Brady has had a real up and down season to this point.  He’s had five games with 20 or more points and three with 13.4 or less. The first ballot hall of famer is nearing the end of his fantastic career, but he has some more juice left in the tank. Coming off the bye against a desperate Eagles team, expect Brady to come out in vintage form. He has to overcome a strong pass rush, although Philly has a bad passing defense, look for Brady to expose a few chinks in the Eagles’ defense. They have given up the 15th most yards to quarterbacks, albeit that is slightly inflated by Mitch Trubuisky’s 125 yards weeks ago. Brady should be a lock for a top-12 performance as long as Carson Wentz can find holes in the tough Pats secondary and give New England some extra possessions.  My projection: 20.5 points

RB- Melvin Gordon(LAC): Gordon finally looks like the top-10 back of the past two seasons with back-to-back 20 point games. Kansas City checks in ranked 31st against the run and gave up 188 yards to Derrick Henry last week. Gordon eclipsed the 100 rushing yard mark last week against a solid Raiders run defense. There’s no reason why Gordon should not gain 100 scrimmage yards yet again this week. Luckily for him, he has been strong at finding the end zone despite only 3.4 yards per carry with four touchdowns in his past three games. Lock Gordon up as a top-15 back on the week with the upside for more. My projection: 18.2 points

WR- Julian Edelman(NE): There’s no hesitation when doubling up on the Patriots two best offensive players. The Eagles have been allowing fantasy points at will to the wide receiver position, so Edelman is a lock to see a huge workload. Ten targets seems like a given for last season’s SuperBowl MVP.  He has scored 20 or more points in three of the past five weeks with a likelihood he’ll do so yet again. Lock him in as a high end WR2 with a good chance to finish inside the top 10. My projection: 17.8 points

TE- Greg Olsen(CAR): Olsen has been a real boom or bust tight end this season. His first good game in weeks came against the Packers last week with eight receptions for 98 yards in the snowy weather. Olsen is primed for another good matchup this week against the Falcons defense, which allowed a solid game from Jared Cook last week, despite playing a better defensive game.  The veteran TE should have another chance for five receptions and 75 yards, which is more than enough for a start in your lineup. My projection: 12 points

Least Favorites:

QB- Jared Goff (LAR): Can you really trust Goff this year? The answer is no. Goff received a huge contract to play in LA for years to come and it is starting to look like a disaster for the young quarterback. Mitchell Trubisky has more touchdown passes than Goff in the past 17 days.  That alone should tell you to leave him out of your lineup against a stingy Bears defense. In what might be the worst quarterback matchup all season, don’t expect much fantasy production for either team in this one. Goff is unstartable unless you play in a two quarterback league. My projection: 13.9 points

RB- Todd Gurley(LAR): As you can see, none of the players in this matchup are appealing in any way. Gurley has been one of the biggest busts of the season, consistently underperforming on a weekly basis. He has the tough task of trying to run through this Bears’ defense, which has been solid against the run. Gurley has yet to have 20 touches in a single game this season and most likely will not get that chance against Chicago’s defense. The former Georgia product will need at least one touchdown to gain fantasy relevance. Expect no more than flex numbers from Gurley.  My projection: 12.8 points

WR- Alshon Jeffery(PHI): Jeffery had an excellent start to the season, scoring a touchdown in three of his first four games. He has struggled to get consistent targets as the Eagles have been a tough team to predict in terms of the passing attack. Wentz has been solid per usual, but the same cannot be said by his receiving core. Jeffery is among those in the struggle and that is not likely to change with Stephon Gilmore shadowing him. Jeffery should not be considered anything more than a WR3 against the best cornerback and secondary in football. My projection: 10.5 points 

TE- Mark Andrews(BAL): Andrews has been one of the few every-week starters at tight end.  He should continue to be a starter this week. But, against a Texans defense that keys in on tight ends, do not expect a two touchdown game like last week. Lamar Jackson has played at an MVP level all season, but has been streaky as a passer. With the assortment of tight ends at Jackson’s disposal, one of them is bound to score. Andrews is still worth the start because he could easily end up finding the end zone, but the yardage may not be there. Start him if you are not sitting on a wealth of options at TE and have limited expectations. My projection: 11 points

Two Fantasy MVPs from each position

QB- Lamar Jackson

QB- Russell Wilson

RB- Christian McCaffrey

RB- Dalvin Cook

WR- Michael Thomas

WR- Chris Godwin

TE- Austin Hooper

TE- Hunter Henry

Two Fantasy Busts at each position

QB- Jared Goff

QB- Aaron Rodgers

RB- Le’veon Bell

RB- Joe Mixon

RB-Todd Gurley(honorable mention)

WR- Odell Beckham Jr.

WR- Robert Woods/ Brandin Cooks

TE- OJ Howard

TE- Zach Ertz