We’re now just one month away from the beginning of the fantasy football playoffs in many leagues. For many teams, today is a must win game to keep the season alive. I’ll be here throughout the next several hours to keep you updated on the latest news, scores, injuries and more.
(7:43PM) As expected, the Steelers just ran out of time and Dallas gets a huge win in what might be the game of the year. That ends our day on the live blog, but we’ll be back next week covering Week Eleven. Enjoy the final two games of the week!
(7:38PM) WHAT A GAME! The Cowboys game back and scored the go ahead touchdown on a 32 yard run from RB Ezekiel Elliott, leaving Pittsburgh with just nine seconds to answer. Elliott will likely finish with 209 total yards and three touchdowns.
(7:34PM) After a tough battle and letting the 49ers back in the game, Arizona played for a field goal and got it to win the game. RB David Johnson 101 total yards and a pair of scores. WR Larry Fitzgerald saw a whopping 18 targets, catching 12 of them for 133 yards. WR Michael Floyd had a nice bounce back game with a 5/101 line.
(7:29PM) After a fake spike, QB Ben Roethlisberger hit WR Antonio Brown for yet another go-ahead score against the Cowboys, this one for 15 yards. The two-point conversion was intercepted, so Pittsburgh leads by one with 42 seconds left. Let’s see if Dak Prescott can answer.
(7:23PM) The back and forth affair continues as RB Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball in 14 yards for a go-ahead touchdown. The two point conversion attempt failed and Pittsburgh now gets the ball back down five points with just under two minutes. Zeke now has 177 total yards and two touchdowns.
(7:20PM) The Cardinals have committed four turnovers which has kept the Niners in the game. QB Colin Kaepernick just rushed for a four yard score to tie the game at 20. The Cardinals get the ball back with under two minutes remaining. Kap has 210 passing yards, one touchdown a team-leading 55 rushing yards and the score, giving him a very nice fantasy day against one of the league’s top defenses.
(7:19PM) Rivers just threw another pick and the Dolphins should be able to run out the clock for a huge road win in San Diego.
(7:15PM) The Chargers looked like they were on their way to a game-winning field goal. Instead, QB Philip Rivers was intercepted by Kiko Alonso who took it all the way back for a 60-yard score to regain the lead. Miami now leads by seven points with one minutes remaining.
(7:10PM) The Steelers have taken back the lead after RB Le’Veon Bell rushed for a one yard score. Bell is up to 111 total yards and two scores on the day. Once again, the two point conversion failed so Pittsburgh leads by only one point with around eight minutes remaining.
(7:08PM) The Dolphins had to take the three points to tie the game and San Diego now gets the ball and a chance to win with under three minutes left.
(7:04PM) The Patriots and Seahawks will be kicking off in about 90 minutes, but RB Dion Lewis will not be on the field. Despite being activated from the PUP list, the Pats have elected to sit Lewis another week. Expect him to make his debut next week.
(7:03PM) With under four minutes to play, QB Ryan Tannehill hit WR DeVante Parker for a 56 yard gain, plus an addition 15 yards thanks to a defensive penalty and Miami is in the red zone down three points. This one could be headed for overtime.
(6:58PM) With WR Travis Benjamin out, QB Philip Rivers has been looking to Tyrell Williams and he just delivered. Williams caught a 51 yard score to give the Chargers the lead over Miami. The Dolphins will now have about four minutes to regain the lead. Williams has a 5/125/1 line on the day.
(6:45PM) Speaking of being involved, Bryant just caught a 50 yard touchdown pass from QB Dak Prescott, giving the Cowboys a five point lead and the game nears the final quarter. Bryant is up to a 6/116/1 line for the game.
(6:39PM) The Cowboys are locked into a close game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. WR Dez Bryant is much more involved today than he was last week when he had just one catch. Bryant has seen eight targets, catching five of them for 66 yards.
(6:34PM) The San Francisco 49ers have surprisingly held RB David Johnson in check. While Johnson did get two first half touchdowns, he has just 55 total yards as the game nears the fourth quarter.
(6:26PM) Finally, here are the top fantasy TEs for Week Ten:
TE1- Delanie Walker, TEN
TE2- Cameron Brate, TB
TE3- Kyle Rudolph, MIN
TE4- Antonio Gates, SD
TE5- Vernon Davis, WAS
(6:18PM) The Arizona Cardinals WRs are a talented group, but have become difficult to project on a weekly basis, beyond the consistently excellent veteran Larry Fitzgerald, who has eight catches for 89 yards. Today, Michael Floyd (4/75) has stepped up after being earlier demoted. John Brown (2/30) has caught his only two targets and JJ Nelson (2/29) has struggled after being named as a starter.
(6:14PM) Th Dolphins are not only putting up a fight, they are now leading in San Diego after a touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to RB Damien Williams. That was Williams second score of the day. He has just 20 total yards on the day. Tannehill is playing one of the best games of his season, throwing for 183 yards and two scores, while not turning the ball over.
(6:01PM) QB Philip Rivers has thrown another touchdown pass to a TE, but this time it was the rookie Hunter Henry, catching a seven yard score. The rookie now has two grabs for 11 yards on the day as San Diego leads 17-14 midway through the third quarter.
(5:49PM) Here are the top scoring fantasy WRs for Week Ten…
WR1- Jordy Nelson, GB
WR2- Stefon Diggs, MIN
WR3- Allen Robinson, JAX
WR4- Julio Jones, ATL
WR5- Demaryius Thomas, DEN
(5:45PM) The Steelers and Cowboys are nearing halftime and their offensive stars have put on a show. Here’s some of what we’ve seen in the first two quarters:
Ben Roethlisberger– 150 yards, two touchdowns
Le’Veon Bell– 75 total yards, one touchdown
Antonio Brown– seven catches, 47 yards
Dak Prescott– 158 yards, one touchdown
Ezekiel Elliott– 117 total yards, one touchdown
Dez Bryant– three catches, 49 yards
(5:35PM) RB Carlos Hyde has returned for the 49ers after missing multiple game, but he has not been effective at all. Hyde has three yards on six carries, while DuJuan Harris has just three carries for eight yards. QB Colin Kaepernick is the team’s leading rusher late in the first half with a 3 carries for 13 yards stat line.
(5:32PM) With the Miami/San Diego game now at halftime, the RBs for each team have disappointed. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi has just 16 rushing yards on 11 carries, while Melvin Gordon of San Diego has 30 yards on 12 carries. Hopefully these two can get it going in the second half.
(5:27PM) The Steelers got a scare as QB Ben Roethlisberger suffered a huge hit and was forced to leave the game. He returned after missing just one play though and has his offense on the move against Dallas.
(5:15PM) The top scoring fantasy RBs for Week Ten are as follows:
RB1-Ryan Mathews, PHI
RB2- DeMarco Murray, TEN
RB3- Bilal Powell, NYJ
RB4- David Johnson, ARZ
RB5- Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
(5:13PM) I almost missed this one from earlier, but Dallas rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott caught a screen pass from QB Dak Prescott and went 83 yards for the team’s first touchdown of the day. The 83 yards also represents a new career best for both rookies Prescott and Elliott. Zeke has 117 total yards on seven touches.
(5:10PM) Facing a tough pass rush, Miami QB Ryan Tannehill lofted a deep pass and WR Kenny Stills rank under it for a long 39-yard touchdown. That brings the score to 10-7 in favor of the home team Chargers. Tannehill has 124 yards on the day.
(5:03PM) Cardinals RB David Johnson already had a receiving touchdown and after an 18 yard rush, he has one on the ground as well. The Cardinals lead 14-0 and Johnson has 62 total yards and the two scores.
(4:59PM) The Chargers duo have connected for another score. QB Philip Rivers hit TE Antonio Gates for a touchdown, giving the team a 10-0 lead. Gates has a pair of catches for 30 yards on the day.
(4:54PM) The Steelers have scored again on a pass from QB Ben Roethlisberger to WR Eli Rogers for just three yards. Pittsburgh also failed on another two-point conversion, so they lead 12-3. Big Ben has 71 yards and two scores in the first quarter. Superstar WR Antonio Brown has just one catch for five yards.
(4:51PM) The Dallas/Pittsburgh game features two of the game’s best RBs. Rookie Ezekiel Elliott has 34 yards on six early carries, while Le’Veon Bell has been more involved in the passing game, catching two balls for 14 yards and a touchdown, while carrying the ball seven times for 37 yards.
(4:48PM) Good news for the Dolphins and fantasy players...RB Jay Ajayi is back in the game. He has seven carries for 17 yards early in the second quarter.
(4:44PM) Facing the 49ers, many expected a big day from Cardinals RB David Johnson and he has delivered with a touchdown, giving Arizona a 7-0 lead. Johnson has 32 total yards and the score late in the first quarter.
(4:36PM) RB Carlos Hyde is back on the field for the 49ers after missing the past couple of weeks. Hyde has a couple of early carries for minimal yardage and is said to be on a snap count in his first game back. Expect to see more of RB DuJuan Harris today as well.
(4:34PM) The Steelers draw first blood as QB Ben Roethlisberger hits RB Le’Veon Bell for a short two yard score. The Steelers then went for two, but a pass to TE Ladarius Green was incomplete.
(4:32PM) Some potentially major news from the late games. Miami RB Jay Ajayi, who has been one of the top RBs in the game in recent weeks, is down and reportedly looks to be in serious pain. More on this as it is reported.
(4:27PM) The Cowboys and Steelers are underway and Pittsburgh has caused an early turnover, stripping the ball from a scrambling Dak Prescott. QB Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers have the ball on their side of the field. TE Ladarius Green is expected to make his debut for Pittsburgh today.
(4:15PM) With many games wrapping up, here are the top QB scorers for Week Ten, up to this point:
QB1- Marcus Mariota, TEN
QB2- Aaron Rodgers, GB
QB3- Cam Newton, CAR
QB4- Joe Flacco, BAL
QB5- Drew Brees, NO
(4:11PM) With only two early games still being played, the late games are underway. The Dolphins are facing off against the Chargers in San Diego and RB Melvin Gordon already has three early carries. The Packers and Titans are still facing off with and over nine minutes remaining, there is plenty of time for some garbage time stats for the Green Bay offense.
(4:07PM) The call stood for the Broncos and they get the two-point win following the blocked kick.
(4:06PM) The Panthers had the ball and hopes of taking the lead with under two minutes. Instead, WR Kelvin Benjamin had the ball stripped away after a catch and the Chiefs recovered and returned it deep into their own territory. PK Cairo Santos just nailed a field goal as time expired for the win.
(4:04PM) Craziness in New Orleans. After a Drew Brees to Brandin Cooks touchdown tied the game, the Saints had a chance to take the lead. The extra point was blocked and returned for a conversion that is now under review. Cooks now has three grabs for 98 yards and a score.
(4:00PM) I mentioned Houston RB Lamar Miller missing some time earlier. He has been back in the game, though has just 11 carries on the day for 75 yards, propped up by that first quarter 45 yarder.
(3:56PM) Jaguars WR Allen Robinson has his first 100 yard game of the season, catching nine passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. It’s Robinson’s best game in several weeks. The Jags are down three with just over two minutes remaining.
(3:51PM) As the Vikings push to take a lead late in the game, WR Stefon Diggs has turned it on. He has six catches on the team’s current drive, giving him 12 total receptions on the day for 159 yards. Diggs remains a dominant force and the key of the Minnesota offense.
(3:45PM) There were reports this past week that RB Kapri Bibbs could eat into the playing time of rookie RB Devontae Booker. While Bibbs does have seven carries, Booker has been the primary ball carrier with 22 totes for 74 yards, also adding a catch for ten yards.
(3:42PM) The Eagles have retaken the lead over Atlanta on the second touchdown run of the day for Ryan Mathews, who entered the day as the backup and has been a bit player in recent weeks. Mathews has 138 total yards and two scores. Mathews was also successful on the two-point conversion, giving Philly a six point lead.
(3:40PM) Rookie RB Rob Kelley remained as the Redskins starter this week with Matt Jones being a healthy scratch. Kelley has produced, rushing for 97 yards on 22 carries as the Redskins and Vikes play a close one. We may not see much of Jones going forward.
(3:35PM) Six players have at least ten targets on the day. They are: Jordy Nelson (12), Demaryius Thomas, Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins (11 each), Kenny Britt and Tyreek Hill (10).
(3:33PM) The Titans. Again. QB Marcus Mariota to rookie WR Tajae Sharpe for 33 yards. Mariota has four scores and 257 yards on the day. Mariota looks like a top three QB in the league over the past month.
(3:31PM) A pick six by DB Eric Berry and a two point conversion reception by TE Travis Kelce has the Chiefs within three points of the Panthers. Kelce has just two receptions for 15 yards on the day.
(3:30PM) After some early second half struggles, QB Trevor Siemian has brought the Broncos back thanks to a great catch by WR Demaryius Thomas, who now has a 8/87/1 stat line on the day.
(3:18PM) The Packers are still trying to get back in the game against the Titans and WR Davante Adams is doing his part. Adams has six grabs for 156 yards and has looked like the team’s best WR over the past month. The latest big catch by Adams was followed up by a 20 yard Aaron Rodgers scramble for a score. A hard hit as Rodgers crossed the goal line also caused a short fight between the two sides, which earned a flag for Tennessee’s Perrish Cox.
(3:10PM) Eagles RB Ryan Mathews now has his first 100 yard game since Week Three of the 2015 season as the Eagles continue to give him the bulk of their backfield touches. Starter Darren Sproles has 52 total yards, mostly coming as a receiver.
(3:07PM) It’s a Willie Snead day. After an interception of QB Trevor Siemian, the Saints were in prime position and Drew Brees found Snead for the second scoring connection of the day. At the same time, the Texans added to their lead as QB Brock Osweiler hit rookie TE Stephen Anderson for the touchdown. Expect some trash time for Blake Bortles.
(3:01PM) The Bucs got a pair of huge passing plays to break the second half scoring. First QB Jameis Winston found WR Mike Evans for 39 yards after he scrambled nearly 20 yards backwards. Tampa followed that up with a Winston to WR Freddie Martino for the 43 yard score. Tampa leads 24-10.
(2:57PM) No one expected much offense from the Jets and Rams tilt and that’s exactly what we are getting. The Jets lead 6-3 midway through the third quarter. Rams RB Todd Gurley has 28 rushing yards and has yet to be targeted in the passing game. WR Kenny Britt is over 100 yards again on his six receptions. For the Jets, QB Bryce Petty has 113 yards and a score in his starting debut. Veterans RB Matt Forte (86 total yards) and WR Brandon Marshall (4/15) are not helping the Jets cause.
(2:53PM) Saints WR Brandin Cooks just made his first reception of the day, a 37-yarder that put the Saints in position for an easy score on a pass from QB Drew Brees to WR Willie Snead, tying the game at 10. Snead leads the team with four catches for 42 yards.
(2:47PM) The Bucs lead the Bears at halftime of an ugly game. TE Cameron Brate has done most of the damage for Tampa Bay while star WR Mike Evans has yet to even see a target on the day.
(2:45PM) With most games now at halftime, let’s check in on the top fantasy scorers at each position:
QB- Mariota, Newton, Rodgers
RB- D Murray, Mathews, Powell
WR- Nelson, Adams, Diggs
TE- Walker, Brate, V Davis
(2:41PM) A pair of quick touchdown…the Packers march down and answer the latest Titans score with a touchdown of their own as QB Aaron Rodgers tossed a short pass to RB James Starks who did the rest, going in for a 13-yard touchdown. PK Mason Crosby missed the extra point, so the Packers will likely trail by 19 points at halftime. Starks has 31 total yards in his return to the field. Also, the Bears prayer was answered as QB Jay Cutler threw up a Hail Mary pass that was deflected and caught by WR Cameron Meredith as time expired.
(2:32PM) The Tennessee Titans are suddenly looking like one of the best offenses in the league and they’ve put 35 first half points on the Packers. The latest touchdown comes on a Marcus Mariota to WR Kendall Wright pass. Mariota has 202 passing yards and three touchdown passes in the first half.
(2:26PM) Just before halftime, the Vikings have taken the lead on a touchdown pass from QB Sam Bradford to WR Adam Thielen. Bradford has over 200 passing yards and a pair of first half touchdown passes.
(2:18PM) Texans RB Lamar Miller has been playing through some shoulder pain and he was just spotted on the sidelines without his helmet. This could obviously be bad news for Miller fantasy owners. He has 57 yards on the day as Houston leads 14-10.
(2:16PM) The Bears have turned it over again, their fourth of the day, and this one led to a Buccaneers touchdown from QB Jameis Winston to TE Cameron Brate. Winston has 95 yards on the day, while Brate has caught all four of his targets for 50 yards.
(2:14PM) The Cam Newton big game is indeed happening as Evan Silva projected. He just hit WR Devin Funchess for a 38-yard score, giving Carolina a 17-0 lead. Chiefs RB Spencer Ware has not done much, totaling 30 yards on eight touches.
(2:12PM) It has been a quiet start for the Vikings, who trail the Redskins 14-7 following a touchdown run from RB Matt Asiata. RB Jerick McKinnon leads the team with 16 rushing yards on four carries, while WR Stefon Diggs has three grabs for 64 yards.
(2:08PM) That Packers comeback will only work if they can stop the Titans from scoring and that isn’t happening. QB Marcus Mariota just hit WR Rishard Matthews for a 32-yard score. This play came on the heels of another long gainer for RB DeMarco Murray who is up to 129 yards, plus the ten passing yards.
(2:06PM) The Falcons are down by one point, but their stars have started well. WR Julio Jones has four receptions for 60 yards, while RB Devonta Freeman has a total of 56 yards on ten touches. On the other side of the ball, “starting” RB Darren Sproles still doesn’t have a carry in the game.
(2:00PM) The Packers never seem to start well and maybe this is the beginning of their comeback. After just one completion in the first quarter, QB Aaron Rodgers led a scoring drive, finding WR Jordy Nelson for the short touchdown. Nelson now has 3/30, while WR Davante Adams has a 2/31 stat line.
(1:54PM) I mentioned the lack of rushing we’ve seen from QB Cam Newton this year. Things are changing today, it seems. Newton has 44 rushing yards on five carries and just powered into the end zone for a four-yard touchdown. The Panthers lead the Chiefs 10-0.
(1:49PM) It looks like a blowout in Nashville after QB Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass, his first of the game, to TE Anthony Fasano, giving the Titans a 21-0 lead. TE Delanie Walker has been the star, catching all five of his targets for 98 yards and a score.
(1:47PM) The game of the day looked to be the Broncos and Saints in New Orleans. We all know how comfortable QB Drew Brees is at home, but we also know how good the Denver defense is. Brees already has been picked off twice, both times by Darian Stewart and the Broncos lead 7-0.
(1:44PM) More tricks, this time for the Jets, who run the hook and ladder with QB Bryce Petty hitting WR Brandon Marshall with a short pass. Marshall then tossed the ball to RB Bilal Powell who strolled into the end zone for the score and the lead.
(1:41PM) Many were wondering who the Chiefs would look to with veteran WR Jeremy Maclin out for the game. Through the first quarter, WR Tyreek Hill and RB Spencer Ware each have a pair of targets, with TE Travis Kelce and WR Albert Wilson getting one look. WR Chris Conley has yet to see a target.
(1:40PM) Even though TE Jordan Reed is back and healthy, veteran Vernon Davis continues to contribute and he just scored a touchdown on a 38-yard pass from QB Kirk Cousins, who has already thrown a pair of scores today.
(1:35PM) Texans RB Lamar Miller nearly had a touchdown. Instead, he had to settle for a 45 yard run, which led to a touchdown pass from QB Brock Osweiler to TE Ryan Griffin. Miller has 56 rushing yards after the team’s first possession.
(1:33PM) The Packers are off to a dreadful start and RB DeMarco Murray just THREW a touchdown pass to TE Delanie Walker, putting the Titans up 14-0. Murray already has 88 rushing yards and now ten passing yards, accounting for two touchdowns.
(1:31PM) Bears QB Jay Cutler has already thrown a pair of interceptions and the most recent one was taken back for a Tampa Bay touchdown, giving the Bucs a 7-0 lead. In that game, rookie RB Jordan Howard has four carries for 25 yards. For Tampa, RB Doug Martin also has four carries for eight yards.
(1:29PM) The play had to be reviewed, but was eventually overturned and the Broncos have a touchdown. QB Trevor Siemian found WR Jordan Taylor who bobbled the ball in the end zone, but did enough to get the score. Denver leads New Orleans 7-0 early on.
(1:26PM) The Texans offense still hasn’t had the ball and QB Blake Bortles just led a scoring drive to tie the game at seven. Bortles spread the ball around, hitting TE Julius Thomas for the five-yard score. RB Chris Ivory has three carries for 18 yards already.
(1:20PM) The Eagles coaching staff made it clear that veteran RB Darren Sproles was no their lead back, so of course it is Ryan Mathews doing the damage early. Sproles has one reception, but Mathews has seven carries for 32 yards early in the first quarter and just gave Philly the lead over Atlanta, rushing for a two-yard touchdown.
(1:17PM) The first passing score of the day comes on a Kirk Cousins to Jamison Crowder connection. With WR DeSean Jackson out today, Crowder could be in for a big day. That touchdown went for four yards and was his first reception of the game.
(1:15PM) Many interesting backfield situations to watch today. Among them are the Broncos as their pair of young runners, Devontae Booker and Kapri Bibbs. After Booker’s struggles, many expected Bibbs to see more action. On their first possession, the backs seem to be splitting the touches evenly.
(1:12PM) Lots of early action! Rams RB Benny Cunningham rushed 24 yards down to the one yard line before Los Angeles settled for three points! Meanwhile, the Titans wasted no time in scoring. After the Packers failed to do anything with their good field position following the fail onside kick, RB DeMarco Murray ran nearly untouched for a 75 yard score.
(1:10PM) The first touchdown of the day comes on the defensive side of the ball as the Houston Texans intercept Jags QB Blake Bortles and take it back all the way. The Texans lead 7-0 early.
(1:09PM) Panthers QB Cam Newton hasn’t run the ball this much in comparison to recent years. He just broke off a bg 28 yarder though on third down as Carolina nears the red zone. Our own Evan Silva predicted a big game for Newton today and he’s off to a good start.
(1:05PM) The Titans tried some trickeration early, going for an onside kick to open the game. It didn’t work though and now the Packers have the ball in Titans territory. RB James Starks is back and already has a couple of carries for six yards. It will be worth watching to see if Green Bay continues to use Ty Montgomery out of the backfield.
(12:50PM) As always, the news begins with plenty of injury related news surrounding players who are active or have been ruled out. Among the players suiting up today are Bucs RB Doug Martin, Packers RB James Starks and Jaguars WR Allen Hurns. Also, the Jets have opted to start second-year QB Bryce Petty over the banged up Ryan Fitzpatrick.
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