The season is 10 weeks old, and for the most part, you've learned who the mainstays are in your lineup. However, here are a few under-the-radar players that I like this week who might be worthy of finding your starting roster, especially in deeper leagues. Take a look at the matchups and learn which defenses have been struggling lately. Is there an opportunity to catch lightning in a bottle with a non-traditional starter? It's easy to insert Derrick Henry, Saquon Barkley, Tyreek Hill, and Justin Jefferson into your lineup, but the diamonds in the rough can win your week. Here's a look at a few from each position that I like, especially for this week.
- Dak Prescott, DAL (at MIN) - In their last four games, the Vikings have allowed eight touchdown passes and three 300-yard quarterbacks. Prescott has five touchdown passes in his last two games and will face a Vikings team fresh off a statement win. This game feels like another back-and-forth battle which is usually good for fantasy production.
- Daniel Jones, NYG (vs DET) - The Lions allow a league-high 29.3 points per game, and only the Texans have a worse run defense. This is a Saquon Barkley game if there ever was one, but there may be some meat on the bone for Jones to score a few touchdowns. If you're looking for a bye-week filler, you could do worse than Jones. Since Week 6, opposing quarterbacks have averaged 262 yards passing with 1.8 touchdown passes.
- Justin Herbert, LAC (vs KC) - Herbert is far from a quarterback you can find on the bench, but his matchup is a good one that shouldn't be ignored. The Chiefs have allowed multiple touchdown passes in eight of their nine games played this season. Los Angeles may be getting Keenan Allen (hamstring) and/or Mike Williams (ankle) back for this game and it couldn't come soon enough. Could this be the game that sets up Herbert for a second-half run?
- Jimmy Garoppolo, SF (at ARI) - The 49ers look like a run-heavy offense with the combination of Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell handling the ground game, but that doesn't necessarily mean the passing game will be forgotten. The 49ers have multiple touchdown passes in four of their last five games, and Arizona has allowed nine touchdown passes in their last four games, which includes last week against the hapless Rams, who were without Matthew Stafford. Garoppolo is a decent fill-in for your bye week.
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