The Baltimore Ravens started off Week 10 in the NFL with a 28-7 win over the Cleveland Browns. Let's check in on my Start/Sit picks from yesterday and see how things worked out. Like I always do I'll use the scoring system from my 20-team Yahoo fantasy league.

Quarterback:

I couldn't get behind Joe Flacco with the season he's had and I had him as a SIT. Flacco threw for 296 yards and 3 touchdowns and also ran the football 1 time for 3 yards; plus a 2-point conversion. Flacco did throw 2 interceptions and was sacked 2 times. Flacco ended up with 21.47 fantasy points in the game which I think  will be good enough for a start this week.

Cody Kessler put up 7.87 fantasy points for the game. Kessler threw for 91 yards and a touchdown while running the football 1 time for 3 yards. Kessler was also sacked 1 time. I had Kessler as a SIT and I hope you had better choice at quarterback.

Running Back:

Terrence West had a solid, but not spectacular night. West carried the football 21 times for 65 yards and caught 1 pass for 12 yards. West put up 13.70 fantasy points. I had West as a START yesterday, but I don't think he did enough to warrant that.

I didn't have Kenneth Dixon on my list yesterday, but he had a solid fantasy night as well. Dixon carried the football 6 times for 38 yards and caught 5 passes for 42 yards, Dixon put up 13.25 fantasy points. If you're in a deep league or your league starts a lot of running backs Dixon could've been a sleeper type guy for you to use.

Isaiah Crowell was a player I thought would have a good night and he was a START for me last night. Crowell carried the football 9 times for 23 yards and caught 3 passes for 30 yards. Crowell totaled 11.05 fantasy points last night and hopefully you kept him on your bench.

Duke Johnson Jr. 2 carries for 6 yards and 3 catches for 25 yards. He also lost 2 yards on a return. It's tough to start a running back who's mostly a pass catcher; so I had Johnson Jr. as a SIT Last night and I hope you did as well. I don't think his 5.81 fantasy points will help you much this week.

Wide Receiver:

I bought in on Mike Wallace yesterday as a START and he was a big let down. Wallace had 4 receptions on 5 targets for 59 yards. Wallace ended up with 8.90 fantasy points for the game.

I stayed away from Steve Smith Sr. last night, but he ended up being a solid play. Smith Sr. was targeted 7 times; he caught 5 of those passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Smith Sr. scored 15.75 fantasy points and while that's not a top scoring night I don't thin I should've had him as a SIT.

Breshad Perriman had a decent night as well. Perriman caught 3 of the 4 passes he was targeted on going for 64 yards and a touchdown. Perriman scored 14.65 fantasy points last night. I had Perriman as a SIT and it's a tough call here, but I think if you're in a big league with a lot of wide receiver plays Perriman would've been very useful.

I keep thinking back to pre-season when the talk was that Kamar Aiken would be the Ravens #1 receiver. I had Aiken as a SIT last night and that's where he belonged. Aiken caught 2 passes, but was targeted 4 times going for 15 yards. Aiken ended up scoring 3 fantasy points last night.

Terrelle Pryor Sr. was another receiver I was going with as a START last night. Pryor Sr. was banged up coming into the game, but I don't know if that had an affect on his performance. Pryor Sr. was targeted 9 times, but ended up catching 5 passes for 48 yards. Pryor Sr. scored 8.55 fantasy points last night and he's going to end up being a big let down for a lot of fantasy owners.

Andrew Hawkins is a tough fantasy player to figure out. It seems to have boiled down to if you're going to use him he needs to score a touchdown. I couldn't get onboard with him last night and he was a SIT for me. That turned out to be a good move as Hawkins was targeted just 1 time in the game and didn't have a receptions. As you can guess Hawkins put up a big 0 for fantasy points.  

Corey Coleman returned from injury two games ago, but I wasn't sold on him be up to speed; so I had him as a SIT last night. Coleman was targeted 5 times catching 3 passes for 17 yards. Coleman ended up outing up 5.20 fantasy [points and I hope you didn't have to use him this week.

Tight End;

Dennis Pitta was a SIT for me last night. Pitta was targeted 6 times and caught all 6 of those passes, but he went for just 26 yards. Pitta scored 7.10 fantasy points last night; so I hope you had a different option at tight end for the week.

Gary Barnidge owners fondly remember last season when he was the breakout tight end in fantasy. Barnidge was targeted 4 times last night, but caught just 1 of those passes for 8 yards. Barnidge scored 1.55 fantasy points last night. I had Barnidge as a SIT, but I can understand with the position in the draft that you took him; you may have had to start him.

How's this for fantasy. The top scoring tight end was Darren Waller of the Ravens. Waller caught 2 passes for 14 yards and a touchdown scoring 10.15 fantasy points. The next tight end scoring wise was Seth DeValve of the Browns. DeValve caught just 1 pass for 25 yards, but it went for a touchdown. DeValve scored 9.25 fantasy points last night. PLEASE let me know if you started either of these guys; because if you did you're much smarter than I am.

Defense/Special Teams:

Baltimore racked up 18.76 fantasy points last night. The Ravens had 4 sacks, 2 interceptions and a fumble recovery. They also picked up some fantasy points by allowing the Browns just 7 points in the game. I had then as a START yesterday and I hope you used them.

Cleveland scored 4.17 fantasy points last night. The Browns did have 2 sacks and 2 interceptions, but giving up 28 points and having just -2 return yards didn't help there score. I had the Browns Defense/Special Teams as a SIT yesterday and I hope you played someone else.

Not the best of weeks for me, but I hit on 9 of my choices and missed on 7 of them. Hopefully those numbers will improve next Thursday. I'm hoping you went with the right players last night and your Week 10 got off to a good start. Thanks for taking the time to read this article and good luck with the rest of your fantasy week.

Published by John Burke