11 November 2023 • by Neal Maligno
‘Not so obvious locks of the week’ are players who are not ranked inside the consensus top 10 this week, but who have the potential upside to finish there. Always remember that your roster decisions ultimately belong to you, so use my advice as a tool, but YOU make the final decision. If you want interactive content, then subscribe to us on YouTube and catch our weekly episodes, including our start/sit advice live stream every Sunday at 11:30AM EST!
I like to hold my self accountable and stay transparent at all times, so here are last weeks NSOL’s and how they performed.
— Texans QB C.J. Stroud finished as QB1 with 41.8 points scored
— Packers RB Aaron Jones finished as RB7 with 17.9 points scored
— Browns WR Amari Cooper finished as WR4 with 24.9 points scored
— Saints TE Taysom Hill finished as TE6 with 20.6 points scored
Now let’s get into Week 10!
Kyler Murray is going to come out firing in his first game of the season vs an Atlanta Falcons defense that is not the greatest. I’m not concerned about the idea of him being rusty or him taking it easy in his first game back.
I believe Murray is in a good head space, he’s been learning the offense while sitting out and if Dobbs played the way he did, imagine what Murray is capable of doing in this offense. Murray is about to remind the league who he is and that’s why he’s my not so obvious lock of week 10 at QB.
In week 9 vs the Commanders, Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson gave us a taste of what we kind of expected him to be doing all season long. He finished as the RB2 in PPR scoring with 87 yards rushing on only 9 carries, 1 TD, plus another 4 receptions for 42 yards, right under 23 fantasy points.
The concern most have heading into week 10 is the 9 carries, which is fair, but I believe the Patriots are struggling and they know Stevenson is a key to them having success. I believe old Billy Belicheck will give him more carries, keep those targets up and Stevenson will find the endzone vs the Colts in week 10. Making him my not so obvious lock of the week at RB.
Bills WR Gabe Davis is the epitome of what you think about when you are giving an example of an inconsistent boom/bust WR. Go ahead and look at his game logs, it’s damn near a pattern of good game, bad game, good game, bad game, you get the point.
However, Gabe is part of a high power offense, top flight QB, elite WR opposite of him and now he’s playing the Broncos in week 10 after a bad game last week. So you know what that means…fire up Gabe Davis wherever you have him, as he’s my not so obvious lock of week 10 at WR.
There are always players that it feels like we are just waiting for a breakout game and Chigoziem Okonkwo is one of those guys. He currently sits at TE28 in PPR scoring, has all the tools to be really good, but for some reason hasn’t broken out of the slow start this season. Chigoziem has a good match-up vs the Bucs who have been ate up by TEs the last two weeks, so he’s no doubt a sneaky TE play.
Okonkwo also plays a position where we know it doesn’t take a ton for a player to be top 10 any given week and he’s no doubt due for a big game. I believe Will Levis has a good week vs the Bucs and he brings Chigoziem along for the ride, making him my TE not so obvious lock of week 10.
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