NFL Week 10 fantasy football advice: How to overcome tight end injuries

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Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith (81) celebrates his 61-yard touchdown catch against the Houston Texans. (Eric Christian Smith/AP)

Every Saturday, Sportsnet fantasy analyst Andy McNamara will answer all your fantasy football questions ahead of Sunday’s slate of games. If you’re looking for fantasy football advice, message him on Twitter using #AskAndy.

We have some work to do together fantasy football owners, as a whopping six teams are on bye. The Patriots, Broncos, Eagles, Redskins, Jaguars and Texans all take a knee.

The news of Giants tight end Evan Engram being sidelined due to a mid-foot sprain put more stress on an already thin position group. What to do at tight end was a common question heading into Week 10. Listen below to find out how to soften the blow.

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How to replace the injured tight ends in your fantasy lineup for Week 10
November 09 2019

Here are a few of the best fantasy football questions sent via Twitter and Instagram.

From Damny Yohnson on Twitter: I need to start two at WR – Larry Fitzgerald, Tyler Boyd, Jarvis Landry or Sammy Watkins

The fantasy world is rejoicing at the return of Patrick Mahomes, which significantly raises the ceiling for Sammy Watkins, so slide him in for sure.

The rest of this group is dicey. Larry Fitzgerald certainly has the best matchup against a Tampa Bay secondary giving up the most fantasy points to wide receivers. However, Kyler Murray isn’t getting Fitzgerald the ball and that’s equalled a terrible stretch of less than eight fantasy points in three straight weeks.

Go with Jarvis Landry for your second WR spot as Tyler Boyd is stuck with rookie quarterback Ryan Finley versus Baltimore.

On Instagram to @andymcsports from @itsemmanotemma – Should I drop Sterling Shepard? If so who should I pick up – Diontae Johnson, Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, Demaryius Thomas? #AskAndy

Shepard’s re-admittance to concussion protocol is putting the rest of his season in jeopardy. None of your options listed are particularly exciting as Corey Davis is banged up, which leaves Johnson as the best boom-or-bust option.

I’d head to the waiver wire and see if Lions slot receiver Danny Amendola (PPR format only) or Titans rookie A.J. Brown are available instead.

From @mando5000 on Twitter: Yoooo Andy…who do I start this week? Aaron Rogers or Kyler Murray. #AskAndy

After being embarrassed by the Chargers last weekend and their bye coming up, I’m anticipating a huge bounce-back from Aaron Rodgers. The future Hall of Famer is currently the NFL’s 11th-ranked fantasy QB.

Kyler Murray’s inconsistent production over the past three games gives me pause even though he’s facing a leaky Buccaneers defence. You should be fine starting either, but I’ll stick with the more reliable Packers gunslinger.

From @kellsmc12 on Twitter – #AskAndy who should I bench out of these 5 guys? Beckham, Metcalf, Allen Robinson, Gesicki or Pascal? Standard league.

Sophomore Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki is 100 per cent the weak link out of these five. The other four receivers all have the potential to explode, and I rank them for Week 10 like this: Pascal, Metcalf, Beckham, Robinson.

@shea1061 on Twitter: #AskAndy, Matt Brieia or Zach Pascal for my flex spot this week?

Zach Pascal is definitely the best play here since T.Y. Hilton is sitting injured again, which makes him the Colts’ top receiving threat. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett is ruled out, but backup Brian Hoyer will be competent enough since the sad sack Dolphins are the opponent.

Breida’s touch split with Tevin Coleman limits his fantasy upside. Also factor in that he’s listed as “questionable” with an ankle ailment and that cements Pascal as a must start for your roster scenario.

J. Manuel on Twitter: My league’s trade deadline is this weekend. Is moving off A. Cooper something to think about? If so, who should I target?

Amari Cooper is still a true WR1 and top target in that Dallas offence. I see no reason to actively shop him unless you’re deep at receiver and are trying to package him to get an RB1 or TE1.

From RBS on Twitter: #AskAndy, need one of these for my flex: Diontae Johnson, AJ Brown or Alex Erickson. Byes are screwing me so brutal options but a 14 man league…so not a deep waiver.

The growing chemistry between Titans A.J. Brown and Ryan Tannehill is an under-the-radar stack I love for Week 10 in a potential shootout versus Kansas City. Alex Erickson was hitting his stride the last two weeks, but that was with Andy Dalton under centre, who has now been replaced with rookie Ryan Finley.

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