Fantasy owners may have risked starting Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 9. It wasn't pretty, but he managed enough fantasy points to finish in the top 5 (depending on league scoring). He had four touchdowns and two interceptions, and ended up being a decent fantasy start. The Bucs have said he's their Week 10 starter, so fantasy owners should consider keeping him in their lineup. The Bucs face the Washington Redskins, and Fitzpatrick is ranked No. 9. The Redskins have been solid on defense, but gave up four touchdowns and 350 yards (with an INT) to Matt Ryan last week.
Last Thursday night, Nick Mullens threw for three touchdowns and is now on the fantasy streaming radar. Granted, Mullens faced the Oakland Raiders, who have seemingly given up on the season. However, in Week 10 he faces the New York Giants, who also have thrown in the towel. He's ranked No. 22, so he's not a recommended start in most formats, but he should be owned in two-quarterback leagues. Often players come on the field and look good in their first start as there is no tape on them, so Week 10 may not be quite as smooth as Week 9 was, but he is worth a look.
Teams on bye: Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Minnesota
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.
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