Week ten of the NFL season is coming to a close as we await the Monday Night Football contest between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. While some folks are looking for a few last points to secure a last-minute fantasy football victory, most have begun looking ahead to week eleven and their upcoming matchup. Fantasy football playoffs begin for many leagues in the next month so potentially big performances from under-the-radar players could prove key.
Over the course of this week we will provide you with some previews of potentially big fantasy matchups, and also break down the notable performances as they happen on Sunday and Monday. Every week there are at least a couple monster performances that come out of nowhere to create a stunning fantasy upset. Big names like Drew Brees and Arian Foster are on the bench with byes, so teams will be looking for big performances form the rest of their roster.
As we leave week ten, we continue to learn more and more about the NFL. Tim Tebow continues to prove the doubters wrong. And while his team does keep winning, he is actually developing into a great fantasy football quarterback. We'll more on that this week, but his rushing abilities are incredibly valuable.
Oakland Raiders running back Michael Bush remains the best backup running back in the NFL. When Darren McFadden goes down, Bush steps in and handles his business. He does not have the flash and sizzle of Run DMC, but Bush is a great fantasy running back when he starts in place of McFadden.
Drew Brees remains a man's man! The Drew Brees fantasy football experience is one of the most consistently relaxing experiences. He has the occasional less than stellar performance as we saw against the Rams, but even then he he grabbed a garbage time TD to pad the stats. If you have not had a chance to enjoy the Drew Brees fantasy football experience, I highly recommend it.
DeMarco Murray put together another great performance and is forcing the Dallas Cowboys into a corner when Felix Jones is healthy from his high ankle sprain. Murray has 601 rushing yards in four games and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Over the next week we'll break down some possible sleepers for the week ahead, as well as other generally big performances. Sunday and Monday we'll follow that up with a breakdown of all the pertinent fantasy performers.