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Week 10 Buy Low Sell High

Below we have our Week 10 Buy-Low/Sell-High. Take a listen to Smitty and Russ talk specifically about: Ben Roethlisberger, Devonta Freeman, Todd Gurley, Spencer Ware Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, Dez Bryant, Brandin Cooks

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Week 10 Radio Show

Below is our Week 10 Fantasy Football Radio Show. Listen to Russ Bliss and Smitty as they breakdown Week 10 Sleepers, Breakouts, Trade For candidates, Start Bench Advice, Waiver Wire Advice, and more.
Russ Bliss has had his Red Zone Radio Program on the air for 20 years now, which makes his fantasy football program the longest-running fantasy football radio show in the world.

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Week 10 Waiver Wire

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James Starks, GB RB – Starks (knee) returned to practice last week, and could play this week. Ty Montgomery is not setup to continue his ‘slash’ type role, so GB will likely welcome back Starks as the lead rusher. He should be grabbed in all leagues and could have very solid flex-value, if not more, within 1-2 weeks! Note, Joique Bell could sign with GB today. Monitor this and react accordingly.

DuJuan Harris, SF RB – With Carlos Hyde out in Week 9, Harris totaled an impressive 59 yards on 10 carries while pulling in five catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. Hyde is the starter, but Harris is the clear handcuff and flex-worthy if starting.

Paul Perkins, NYG RB – Rashad Jennings will likely continue to get the goal line work if healthy, but Paul Perkins had 11 carries for 32 yards in the Giants’ Week 9 win over the Eagles. This is a RBBC but Perkins has nice upside and stash value!

Chris Ivory, JAC RB – The guy was dropped in handfuls of leagues, but in Week 9, he ran for 107 yards on 18 carries. He is no lock to be consistent, but should be owned in most leagues.

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Sunday Morning Breaking News (Week 10)

Below is our STARTERS Breaking News Wire, which will provide live breaking news all Sunday morning. Keep checking back all morning long, as news often breaks last second, thus we can update the Analyzers multiple times per hour, sometimes 2-3 times within the last 20 minutes!


NEWS: Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is active for Week 10 against the Packers.

FANTASY: Stay close to your smart alerts just in case, but great news here.


NEWS: Titans have declared RB David Cobb (calf) inactive for Week 10 against the Panthers.

FANTASY: There were reports weeks ago that Cobb would soon get a shot at starter carries, but since then, Antonio Andrews has played well. Expect Andrews to get solid carries in this one. Andrews is a solid pickup and play if still available in your league.


NEWS: According to Rotoworld, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is “50/50” to play today against the Cardinals.

FANTASY: Thomas Rawls should be owned in all leagues, especially if you own Lynch, as this is the Sunday night game and we won’t know about this one until most all fantasy players have played this morning/afternoon.


NEWS: According to reports, the Patriots are expected to double-team Odell Beckham on Sunday.

FANTASY: After a few huge weeks, it’s not shocking to hear this, nor would it be shocking to see him somewhat contained for a week or two. He is a top 1-4WR regardless, you can never sit ODB if on the field, but the point is to expect some human-like games out of the guy.


NEWS: According to ESPN, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) is expected to back up Landry Jones today against the Browns.

FANTASY: It’s strange that the team will use him over Mike Vick, but aren’t prepared to play him. That said, this is great news heading into the Week 11 bye, as the QB should be back after the bye. Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant are both capable of elite numbers with Big Ben in the lineup, but even with Jones under center, both have top 5-10WR upside. Bryant has caught every single Landry Jones TD this year, FYI.


NEWS: Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) is expected to play Sunday against the Vikings.

FANTASY: Stay glued to your smart alerts and this news wire, though.


NEWS: Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is expected to play today against the Titans.

FANTASY: Stewart has always been a walking injury, so all owners should have him backed up heading into this week, this way if he goes down, or suffers a setback, you won’t have to fight for Cameron Artis-Payne heading into Week 11 waivers.


NEWS: ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Bears RB Matt Forte (questionable, MCL) is not expected to play in Week 10 against the Rams; Alshon Jeffery is probable with a groin injury.

FANTASY: This was all expected, but Forte’s somewhat questionable, vs doubtful, status this week indicated he is closer to getting back. This is great news for Forte owners. Get ready for another Jeremy Langford show in Week 10.


NEWS: Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (questionable, concussion) has been cleared for Week 10.

FANTASY: Bridgewater passed the final stage of his concussion protocol and should start Week 10.


NEWS: Texans WRs Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Nate Washington (hip) are listed as probable for Week 10 against the Bengals.

FANTASY: This is good news for Hopkins, who will have a little extra room with defenses needing to key on all three of Hopkins, Washington and Shorts.


NEWS: Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is expected to see more carries in Week 10 after a solid showing in Week 9.

FANTASY: Ajayi is absolutely a must-have for all Lamar Miller owners, and he is a sneaky hold all by himself in deeper leagues. He can get TD looks right away, but the value is more in owning him if Miller got banged up. If starting, Ajayi would likely thrive. Miller is thriving currently, though, so this is not a knock on Miller. Miller has been on the Upside Board previously, I love the guy, and if he remains healthy, he should continue cranking out fantastic fantasy RB2-type numbers the rest of the way. But, own Ajayi, he is one of the better looking backup runners in the league right now, and he has starter talent.


Week 10 Waiver Wire Adds

Top Three Pick-Ups For Week 10

Karlos Williams, RB, Bills – If starting, and it sounds like (as of now) LeSean McCoy could play Thursday night, Williams would be a beast. He is a must-own regardless, as McCoy continues to get banged up. Williams is one of the best backup running backs in the NFL right now.

Jeremy Langford, RB, Bears – If you need a RB this week and this guy is still out there, he needs to be grabbed ASAP. He has 100 total yard upside each week that he starts, and with Matt Forte banged up, he is currently starting.

James Starks, RB, Packers – Eddie Lacy is struggling bad, and he is not banged up. Given he is having weight issues and banged up, the odds of injury go up with him. Starks is a sneaky RB to own and might already be producing decent flex numbers even if Lacy is on the field.

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Brandon Bolden, RB, Patriots

James White, RB, Patriots

Dontrelle Inman, WR, Chargers

Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Titans

Jordan Todman, RB, Steelers

Shaun Draughn, RB, 49ers

Cole Beasley, WR, Cowboys

Devin Funchess, WR, Panthers

Marcel Reece, RB, Raiders

Jamison Crowder, WR, Redskins

Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins

SUNDAY NEWS: Live Feed All Day Long (Week 10)

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News: 11/9 – Martellus Bennett (ribs) is active for Sunday night’s Week 10 battle against the Packers.
Take: We expect to see a lot of Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and even Eddie Lacy, who could have a rebound rushing effort given the spotlight on this game. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall have remained good buy-low targets heading into this one – that hasn’t changed. Matt Forte should total 100 yards and a score in this one… let’s just say it would be disappointing if he didn’t at least reach those totals.


News: 11/9 – Carson Palmer (knee) was carted off the field in Week 10 in the 4th-quarter; Drew Stanton replaced the passer.
Take: This looks like a torn ACL, as Palmer almost collapsed trying to walk on it. His knee just gave out, which is often a clear sign of a torn ACL. Stanton came in an immediately threw a long TD-strike to John Brown… this team actually might be better off with Stanton under center, and hopefully this helps Floyd reemerge. We know Stanton loves John Brown! Look for the team to continue to lean on Andre Ellington now that they have a QB change.


News: 11/9 – Julius Thomas pulled in 6 passes for 63 yards and 2TDs in Week 10.
Take: This is why he has been on our buy-low list for three weeks now. Congrats to all who bought low, he really is just as dominate as any TE in fantasy (despite the fantasy-wise second guessing that’s been going on for three ridiculous weeks now). Marshawn Lynch, also on our buy-low list for weeks now, was in the same boat… many doubted him due to some slumping. Well, Lynch is back with his 4TDs today, so congrats to those who bought low there as well!


News: 11/9 – Tony Romo (back) suffered no setbacks in Week 10 despite playing with two broken bones in his back.
Take: After 246 and 3TDs, two of them going to Dez Bryant, like John Wick, yeah, I’d say Romo is back!


News: 11/9 – Montee Ball is not expected to play in Week 10 after all, which means Ronnie Hillman has another full chance to convince the Broncos he should be the lead back.
Take: It will be interesting to see what kind of momentum Montee Ball has heading into Week 11. Of course, much of that will depend on how Ronnie Hillman does this week. Don’t count Ball out yet, as he is said to have shed some serious weight and looks fast and fit. Check waivers for him just in case Hillman struggles with pass protection again in this one.


News: 11/9 – Fred Jackson is active for Week 10 against KC.
Take: It sounds like it’s safe to start him if he is one of your top 2-3RBs this week. There is risk playing him given he has been iffy all the way up until now. It’s unknown what his workload will look like, but the odds are more in favor of his workload being solid than super limited – At this point, anyway.


News: 11/9 – Sammy Watkins (groin) is active for Week 10 against KC.
Take: Be sure to check back all the way up to kickoff, but he looks like a go and a fine play. This kid has so much dynasty upside!


News: 11/9 – Both Harry Douglas (foot) and Antone Smith (neck) are both active for Week 10.
Take: Neither is a strong play, but that of course depends on your league size and injury situation.


News: 11/9 – Martellus Bennett (ribs) is expected to be a game-time decision all the way up to kickoff.
Take: Given this is the Sunday night game, fantasy owners need a Sunday night or Monday option if they want to roll this dice.


News: 11/9 – According to Sal Palantonio of ESPN, Matthew Stafford said to him this morning that he expects Calvin Johnson “to get lots of 1-on-1 vs. 5-foot-10 Brent Grimes.”
Take: Calvin Johnson says he is ready to rumble and we have no reason to question his ability to produce top 1-4 fantasy WR numbers moving forward. Congrats to all who bought low over the last couple weeks! Despite Calvin’s return to good health, Golden Tate is still an excellent fantasy WR3 moving forward (with flashes of more than that here and there).


News: 11/9 – According to a few sources today, Broncos OC Adam Gase has said that his plan is to get Julius Thomas more involved moving forward.
Take: Folks, our top ‘go get’ trade candidate this week is Julius Thomas. He can be had well below his Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski-type value, so go buy low on this guy and potentially get a top 10-15 overall fantasy player moving forward. And, the good news is that if he doesn’t play at that level, you’re buying low, so there is no risk and all upside for reward!


News: 11/9 – Tony Romo (back) is probable for Week 10 against JAC.
Take: We will likely see a whole bunch of DeMarco Murray in this one, as the QB just isn’t 100 percent. We still love Dez Bryant in this one, and Terrance Williams is a solid low-end WR3.


News: 11/9 – Stepfan Taylor (calf) is listed as “out” for Week 10, which means that Marion Grice will back-up starter Andre Ellington.
Take: This is good news, although, it’s not crazy to think AZ could give Grice some goal line work. Ellington is a top 10RB play every week and hopefully he gets all the goal line work in this one. All those Cardinals players should have a nice outing in this game, and those giving up on Michael Floyd might want to reconsider, as he still has all kinds of top 10-12WR upside trapped inside that inconsistent receiving environment in AZ. With Larry Fitzgerald coming to life recently (with his two previous games looking like 7-160/1TD and 5-70/0TDs), Floyd might see a number of long tosses this week.


News: 11/9 – Adam Schefter is reporting that Bucs rookie RB Charles Sims will make his NFL debut today.
Take: Most sources out there are calling Sims a change-of-pace player this week, which points to Bobby Rainey likely getting most of the carries. Still, this is a bit of a cloudy situation, and game flow, or a single fumble, could change things in a hurry. Still, with six teams on a bye, and with all the injuries right now, Rainey feels like a strong sneaky-type play this week. If he doesn’t have a big week, Sims will likely get the start next week. Doug Martin is not expect to play Week 10.


News: 11/9 – According to Ian Rapoport, the NFL “will likely consider a combination of time served and loss of pay with regards to Adrian Peterson. Expect a December return.”
Take: Make sure he isn’t on waivers, folks! Stay tuned for more on this one!


News: 11/9 – According to reports, the Bills are hopeful to have both Sammy Watkins (groin) and Fred Jackson (groin) playing in Week 10 against the Chiefs.
Take: Both are still very questionable, so stay tuned to both this news wire and our Smart Alerts. If F-Jax can’t go, both Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown will likely split reps, making it tough to play either in Week 10.


News: 11/9 – Percy Harvin has reportedly been “fully integrated” into that Jets offense and will be a big part of the weekly game plan moving forward.
Take: After 11 receptions for 129 receiving yards last week, it wouldn’t be all that shocking to see him have high-end WR3-type value moving forward (with occasional WR2-type upside). Expecting WR2-type fantasy production from here on out is a bit optimistic, though.


News: 11/9 – Lamar Miller (shoulder) remains questionable for Week 10, and some reports suggest that he could be “limited” during Sunday’s battle against the Lions.
Take: Given the match-up and risk of being limited, look elsewhere in Week 10 if possible. Need a name? Try Bobby Rainey, who should have one more week of getting a majority of the carries. Charles Sims could see some action, and it’s tough to speculate how much, but many sources feel Sims will merely be a change-of-pace rusher in Week 10 (with maybe a bigger role to come in coming weeks).


News: 11/9 – ESPN’s Jeff Legwold is reporting that the Broncos could use a “hot-hand” approach at running back moving forward.
Take: While we admit the Montee Ball Show has been a complete disappointment thus far in 2014, no runner is safe atop the depth chart in 2014. Sure, the momentum is clearly with Ronnie Hillman, and he should see most of the carries in Week 10, but at the first sign of struggle, or fumble(s), Montee Ball, who has been hyped up quite a bit over the past couple days due to his slimmer frame, could potentially get his starting gig back. Just keep all this in mind when you look down the road and assume where Hillman fits into your plans. If available on waivers, consider grabbing and stashing Ball, especially if you are a Hillman owner. Also, consider selling high on Hillman if you can somehow trade into a safer running back option, even if that means doing some sort of two-for-one type deal to get one better player for your line-up. Need trade ideas? Jump on our Fantasy Football Forum!


RADIO: Russ Bliss talks Week 10 fantasy football (part 2 of 2, WED show).

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ during his second show of this Week 10 — This is Russ’ Wednesday show.

Wednesday Show The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 11/5/14

Guest: Smitty

Topics: Start Bench, Trade Advice, Buy-Low

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NEWS: Thursday Night Week 10 Inactives (Bengals-Browns)

SMITTY: Giovani Bernard (hip) is inactive for the Bengals’ Thursday night Week 10 battle against the Browns; Andrew Hawkins (thigh/knee) and Jordan Cameron (head) are inactive for the Browns. Expect a whole lot of Jeremy Hill in this one, who was our top add weeks ago, and our start of the week last week. He could very well rush for over 100 and a score in this one. We expect to see flashes of the AJ Green of old as well. On the Browns side of the football, a three-headed rotation at running back is expected (Terrance West, Ben Tate and Isaiah Crowell) – If we had to guess, West will lead the way, but anything can happen with such a hot hand approach. Looking for Week 10 Power Rankings?

TV: STARTERS live on the Week 10 “Sam Acho Show” on AZCentral

Watch/listen to Fantasy Football Starters’ Jeff talk Week 10 on the “Sam Acho Show” that is always live on AZCentral.com. Jeff (CEO) of Fantasy Football Starters dishes out some Week 10 fantasy football start bench, trade and waiver wire advice.

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RADIO: Russ Bliss and Smitty talk Week 10 fantasy football.

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ during his first show of this Week 10 — This is Russ’ Tuesday show.

Wednesday Show The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 11/4/14

Guest: Smitty

Topics: Start Bench, Trade Advice, Buy-Low

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