By: Josh Fletcher
As we enter week 10 in the fantasy football season, not one team in your league has the same lineup they started with in week one. Injuries could be the reason for the majority of these lineup changes, as well as players’ roles being reduced. Fantasy owners know very well on how they must adapt from week to week. Here are some players who you should consider in the “next man up” role for week 10.
Denver Broncos Running Back: Kapri Bibbs
The Broncos backfield has been such a crapshoot for a while now. You would consider CJ. Anderson the most consistent back, but he has also had his down moments, and is now expected to miss the rest of the fantasy football season. Devontae Booker was expected to be the lead man in Denver, but he hasn’t exactly been fantasy gold. Booker hasn’t surpassed 100 total yards since taking over for Anderson, but has scored in the two games before the Raiders game. Booker only carried the ball 10 times for 22 yards in Oakland, while Bibbs showed his “home run hitting” ability with a 69-yard touchdown catch and run. After the game Coach Kubiak said “That’s the kind of players you need, so I’m proud of him. He’s done a good job. He deserves some more (playing time).” Bibbs is definitely worth the pick up moving forward.
Atlanta Falcons Tight End: Austin Hooper
With Jacob Tamme banged up combined with the fact that he isn’t exactly much of a game changer, Hooper could be getting more and more snaps in the potent Falcons offense. The rookie has caught 14 of 17 targets this season, including catches for 28, 42, and 44 yards, and a goal line touchdown from Matt Ryan. There’s no real sign of Hooper fully taking over for Tamme yet, but Hooper could be a reliable tight end if he takes over the job in Atlanta.
San Francisco 49ers Running Back DuJuan Harris
Harris signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011 as an undrafted free agent and has not been able to find a home since, as he has been on four teams and never reaching 35 attempts in a season. First-year coach Chip Kelly signed Harris from the practice squad two weeks ago and it paid off last game, as the running back recorded 142 total yards and a touchdown. Carlos Hyde is still expected to miss time and Shaun Draughn didn’t see one touch, so Harris seems like he should be the man in San Francisco, at least for one more week.