Week Ten QB Sleepers – Impractical Fitzmagic

It’s fantasy football week ten, and you, in theory, should have your starting quarterback by now. But fantasy football theories are about as useful as the Jets against the Dolphins last week. If you’re here intentionally, welcome. If you’re here out of desperation, don’t worry, we have you covered. Below are three week ten fantasy football quarterback sleepers. To qualify as one of our quarterback sleepers, you have to have ownership in, at most, 50% of Yahoo! leagues. For people in deeper leagues, we recommend a fantasy football quarterback sleeper available in at least 90% of Yahoo! leagues. As always, check to see if the recommended quarterbacks in Waleed’s Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet slipped through the cracks. If they didn’t, then read on!

Week Ten Quarterback Sleeper:
Jacoby Brissett versus Miami (50% Owned) // Brian Hoyer versus Miami (2% Owned)

At this point, we aren’t really sure what is going on with Jacoby Brissett’s knee, and that has owners running for the hills (-7% ownership on Yahoo! in the last 24 hours). What we do know is that whoever is under center for the Colts come Sunday will have a primo matchup to destroy. These aren’t your daddy’s 2019 Miami Dolphins; they’ve actually put up a fight against… oh. Their last two matchups were Mason Rudolph and Sam Darnold, two of the more overwhelmed-looking QBs in the NFL right now.

Nevermind, the Dolphins just had good matchups. Miami gives up the fifth-most fantasy points to QBs this season, including multiple touchdowns to literally every QB that’s faced them except for Sam Darnold. Before picking off Darnold and Rudolph (which says more about Darnold and Rudolph), they had just one interception all year. If it is Brian Hoyer and not Jacoby Brissett, I’m still plugging him in there. Hoyer looked like a competent NFL quarterback last week, throwing three touchdowns on just 26 pass attempts. The yardage wasn’t there (168) but he looked to be at least passable as a QB. That’s all he needs to be to take advantage of this Dolphins matchup.

 

[UPDATE: On Saturday, Jacoby Brissett was ruled out for this matchup. Go ahead and fire up your Hoyers as a decent alternative.]

Week Ten Quarterback Sleeper:
Ryan Tannehill versus Kansas City (24% Owned)

It’s great that Ryan Tannehill spent years stinking up the joint in Miami because that means nobody wants to believe in him in Tennessee. Ryan Tannehill hasn’t been a bad fantasy football quarterback this season. In fact, he’s been actively good for fantasy football. He’s started three games in Marcus Mariota’s stead and has pulled off 20.18, 19.42, and 25.04 fantasy points in those three contests. Those 21.55 fantasy points per game would rank him as the QB6 for the year if he’d played all season.

Through three games, he’s averaging 278 passing yards, two touchdowns, and an interception per game. Tannehill also kicked in four rushes for 38 yards last week, which gives you a nice boost. He’s actualizing the potential of the Tennessee weapons, as both Corey Davis and A.J. Brown have kicked in 80-yard, one-touchdown games in the last three contests. This likely has to do with a Bad Throw Percentage (per pro-football-reference.com) which is about half of Marcus Mariota’s. This week, he gets a Chiefs defense that gives up the tenth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. They’ve allowed three QB touchdowns in three of their last four games, and have allowed 273.5 quarterback yards per game in that same span.

Week Ten Quarterback Sleeper:
Ryan Fitzpatrick at Indianapolis (8% Owned)

The real answer here is Brian Hoyer if Jacoby Brissett can’t go, but heck man, I’ll run Fitzmagic out there for the fourth-straight game. It’s been a good idea in two-of-three contests (he notched over 20 fantasy points at Buffalo and versus the Jets in his last three games). Fitzpatrick exists seemingly outside of time, space and matchups. Just watch how his chin strap feebly tries to contain his beard, and you see what it’s like trying to stop Ryan Fitzpatrick. He’s not always pretty, but he’s never contained. He has seven touchdowns in his three starts but averages a turnover a contest. He’s thrown the ball over 100 times in his three starts, but is averaging just 250 passing yards. Fitzpatrick is reaching the platonic ideal of “you’re not mad at it” fantasy football production: 250 passing yards, 2-3 touchdowns, and an interception.

This week, Fitzpatrick gets a Colts defense that allows the fourteenth-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. Last week, he played a Jets team that allows the seventeenth-fewest, and he dropped a 20 bomb on them. Three weeks ago, he took the fourth-worst fantasy football QB matchup (Buffalo), and put up more fantasy points than the next two QBs they’ve played… combined. Ryan Fitzpatrick exists outside of matchups, time, space, and logic. Fire him up, but don’t watch the Dolphins play. It won’t be pretty, but the fantasy football outcome will be.

 

If you’re looking for more Fantasy Football Week 10 sleepers, look no further. We have you covered!
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