Fantasy Football WR Report: Tyler Boyd in Elite Spot, More Week 10 Starts

Nov 08, 2018 9:44 PM EST
  • The Action Network ranked fantasy football wide receivers across standard, PPR and half-point PPR formats for Week 10.
  • Here's a deeper dive on five receivers, including the dominant Michael Thomas, plus why Tyler Boyd is in an elite spot.

Here’s a breakdown of five notable wide receivers featured in Sean Koerner, Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman’s Week 10 fantasy football rankings.

The No. 1 WR

Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

Thomas leads the Saints with 28.5% of their market share of targets, averaging 9.9 targets per game. He’s been absurdly efficient this season, catching a position-best 88.61% of his targets, per Sports Info Solutions.

Thomas is the top receiver across scoring formats and leads all receivers in median and ceiling projections in our Models.

Most Favorable Matchups

Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Jones will square off against a Browns defense that ranks 25th in Pro Football Focus’ pass-coverage grades, but his matchup could be even better if Denzel Ward (hip) is unable to suit up. The Browns rookie is PFF’s No. 10 cornerback in coverage.

Julio is locked in as the No. 3 receiver across formats for Week 10.

Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green (foot) is expected to miss the next few weeks, so Boyd should build on his already stellar 22.75% target share.

Boyd has run 73.1% of his routes from the slot this season, which will line him up across from P.J. Williams, who ranks as PFF’s No. 108 cornerback out of 111 qualifiers. And even though Green is out, it might not change Boyd’s slot role:

Boyd checks in with an average rank of 9.7 in PPR scoring and 12.7 in standard.

Matchup Downgrades

Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions

You’re obviously not sitting either receiver because of their projected volume, but Jones and Golladay could be in for a tough outing against PFF’s No. 1 ranked defense in pass coverage.

Their numbers could also hinder the ability for the Lions to keep Matthew Stafford clean after taking 10 sacks against the Vikings last week. Be sure to monitor the health of Khalil Mack (ankle) throughout the week with our Injury Report.

Bears corners Kyle Fuller, Bryce Callahan and Prince Amukamara rank inside the top 22 in PFF grades, and the Lions are implied for a minuscule 19.25 points.

Want another edge? Be sure to keep up with the week’s news on FantasyLabs.

Credit:

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tyler Boyd

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