Should I Start Le’Veon Bell, Nick Chubb, or Mark Ingram in Week 10
This year, for start-or-sit advice, I’ve decided to share my wife’s fantasy football “insight” with the world. We will be looking at some sticky fantasy football start or sit decisions each week, and each of us will tell you whether or not you should rock ’em or sock ’em. I will use mostly statistical analysis, with just a touch of gut feeling. Erin will use whatever thing she uses to tell you how each player’s name speaks to her.
Week 10 Running Back Start or Sit Picks
Start or Sit Le’Veon Bell vs. New York Giants in Week 10?
Bryan’s Take: It’s not easy being a workhorse running back, running behind a horrible offensive line, on the worst scoring offense in the league. Bell believers have been waiting and holding and holding and waiting for the Jets to get it together. Instead, they’ve been crumbling, even with the triumphant return of Sam *kiss* *kiss* Darnold. If the Jets could put together some semblance of a passing game, Bell could put up respectable rushing numbers, and even punch one in this week. This is the week, right?? After all, the Giants have allowed 10 rushing TDs, good for third-worst in the league. But be warned, Bell has been dealing with a knee injury, and the Jets offense can’t run or pass its way out of a paper bag. Even if he’s good to go, Sit Le’Veon Bell in Week 10.
Erin’s Take: I do like his name a lot, but I’ve also heard of him before. And I would only know his name if he was either good at football, or did something really bad, like Michael Vick. I’d remember if he did something bad, so he must be good! Start Le’Veon Bell in Week 10.
Start or Sit Nick Chubb vs. Buffalo Bills in Week 10?
Bryan’s Take: Fresh off our recent Thanksgiving themed fantasy team names article, I give you Nick Chubby Belly. Obviously, Chubb has been great all year, but the big news in Brown Town is the return of Kareem Hunt. What does this mean for Chubb? Who knows? Hunt hasn’t played football in a year. I don’t think we’ll learn anything new this week except what Hunt looks like in an orange helmet. I do think Hunt will eventually start taking a stealing a decent amount of touches, and I think he could help the Browns offense overall. God knows they need it. The Bills have been gashed lately, with opponents averaging over 150 rushing yards per game over the last three weeks. And two of those games were against Miami and Washington! Seems like a good game for Hunt to get his feet wet, and a good reason to Start Nick Chubb in Week 10.
Erin’s Take: This poor guy got made fun of a lot in high school. I feel bad for him, even though I’ve never met him. Because he was so vulnerable to ridicule, and now plays professional football, I expect he’s an overachiever. Start Nick Chubb in Week 10.
Start or Sit Mark Ingram at Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10?
Bryan’s Take: With all the talk about whether or not Lamar Jackson is the second coming of Michael Vick, Ingram has become something of an afterthought in Baltimore. He had a nice game last week against the Patriots, but the last time Ingram scored was in week 6, against these same Bengals. Cincinnati has allowed 10 rushing TDs this year, including 5 in their last 4 games. The Ravens should steamroll the Bengals, and that should lead to more traditional runs, and less Lamar being Lamar, as the game wears on. Start Mark Ingram week 10.
Erin’s Take: Mark Ingram sounds pretty boring, but I’m still getting good vibes off of him. As far as first names go, “Mark” is right up there with “Chad” on the list of names you love to hate. That’s because Mark and Chad are always better than everyone else. Start Mark Ingram week 10.
Bryan: Nick Chubb > Mark Ingram > Le’Veon Bell
Erin: Le’Veon Bell > Nick Chubb > Mark Ingram
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