Fantasy Football Week 10 Recap: 14 Things You Need To Know

Nov 14, 2022
Week 10 Recap: 14 Things You Need To Know

It was a Sunday filled with unpredictability. With six underdog teams winning outright, there was no shortage of surprises in Week 10. Beginning with the first NFL game from Germany, we saw brilliant performances, emergent showings, and worrisome injuries. Let’s break down the key takeaways.

Bright Stars

Justin Fields was incredible on the ground again. While he only completed 12 passes, Fields recorded more fantasy points than anybody on Sunday. Fields has only thrown for over 200 yards in one game this season but has rushed for 60 or more in five consecutive weeks. He has totaled more than 300 yards on the ground in his last two contests, with 147 coming in Week 10. In the past four games, Fields has collected five scores on the ground.

I don’t think there’s ever been a player like Justin Fields in this league. #DaBears

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Justin Jefferson put on a show in Buffalo. Hauling in 10 catches, including a nominee for the season’s best reception, Jefferson turned in his third game of the year with double-digit grabs. He turned the latest 10 into 193 yards and a touchdown in a thrilling come-from-behind victory for the Vikings. Jefferson now has four games with 30+ points in PPR this season.

Patrick Mahomes lit up the scoreboard once more. Mahomes topped 300 passing yards for a ridiculous fifth time on the year. This also marked his third game with at least four passing touchdowns. He spread the wealth with each touchdown toss going to a different teammate. Mahomes added 39 yards rushing on seven carries.

CeeDee Lamb led all receivers in PPR scoring. Dak Prescott looked Lamb’s way 15 times and the third-year receiver snagged 11 of them. Lamb totaled 150 yards and a pair of receiving scores. It represented his season-high in targets, catches, yards, touchdowns, and fantasy points.

Dim Stars

Alvin Kamara was limited against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was unable to reach 50 total yards, rushing for just 26 yards on eight carries. Kamara added three receptions for just 19 yards. This was his second stinker in a row after his biggest game of the year. The three touchdowns scored in Week 8 remain the only ones he has this season. It will be hard to trust Kamara for the playoffs. However, if you drafted Kamara, you likely are not making the fantasy playoffs.

Ken Walker was finally ground to a halt. After bursting onto the fantasy scene following Rashaad Penny’s season-ending injury, Walker has looked unstoppable. At least he was until Sunday. Walker carried 10 times but only managed 17 yards. Geno Smith led the Seahawks in rushing with 22 yards. While Walker did add some value through the air, catching six passes for 55 yards, he was a far cry from the dynamo he had been since Week 5.

Rising Stars?

Rachaad White had his busiest day yet in Munich. The rookie ran 22 times and reached 100 yards rushing for the first time in his brief career. While he did not find the end zone, White’s 105 yards rushing helped Tampa Bay get past Seattle. He was involved throughout the game and even more heavily after Leonard Fournette exited. Should Fournette’s injury sideline him after the bye week, White would likely be in store for another large workload.

Cole Kmet continued his hot streak in Week 10. In his last three games, Kmet has 15 targets, 11 receptions, and five touchdowns. Week 10 saw him post four catches for 74 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Since Week 8, Kmet leads all tight ends in PPR scoring. His five touchdowns tie him for second among tight ends this season.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine took advantage of his opportunities. He saw a season-high eight targets against the Denver Broncos. Westbrook-Ikhine caught five of the eight balls and visited the end zone two times. He tallied 119 receiving yards in the process. When the Titans ran a flea flicker late in the third quarter, Ryan Tannehill found Westbrook-Ikhine wide open along the right sideline for a 63-yard score.

Christian Watson led the Packers’ receivers Sunday. It was a day he will never forget. With fellow rookie, Romeo Doubs, missing the first of multiple games with an ankle injury, Watson stepped up. Securing four of eight targets, Watson amassed 107 yards receiving and crossed the goal line for the first three touchdowns of his burgeoning career. He is likely to be a popular waiver pickup with uncertainty about Doubs’ return.

Injury Concerns

Jerry Jeudy injured his ankle in Tennessee. The injury occurred on the Broncos’ first offensive snap. Jeudy left the game and was ruled out shortly after. He was reportedly seen in a walking boot following the game.

Zach Ertz was carted off the field after sustaining a knee injury. Ertz is expected to miss multiple weeks with the injury. He will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Team officials reportedly do not believe he tore his ACL.

Cooper Kupp left Sunday’s game due to injury. This marked the second time in three weeks that Kupp suffered an ankle injury. Initial testing reportedly indicated that he may have avoided a “worst-case scenario” with further testing to come.

Leonard Fournette suffered an apparent hip injury in Germany. He left the game late and wore a wrap around his midsection on the sideline. It is still unclear if he will miss any time.

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