Week 10 MNF Fantasy Preview

  • Commanders (+11) @ Eagles (-475): O/U 44

    The divisional matchup between the Commanders and Eagles, on paper, seems like it should be your typical one-sided affair.  That may not be the case.  The Commanders have been playing excellent on both sides, especially one defense, over the past few weeks.  They had won three games in a row, before giving up a trio of scores in the final 11 minutes, blowing a lead and losing 20-17 against the Vikings last week. The only team to beat the Vikings this year is the Eagles and if the Commanders were able to hang with and nearly beat the Vikings, it does not seem impossible for them compete with the Eagles. The Commanders have allowed 21 or fewer points in each of their last five games and should be getting Chase Young back on Monday night. Meanwhile, the Eagles have been cruising this season and are the only undefeated team remaining. Last week against the Texans, the Eagles were exploited on the ground, losing the time of possession, which made the game much closer than expected.  These two teams faced off in Week 3 with the Eagles winning 24-8, but the Eagles only scored points in one quarter of that game and Carson Wentz was unfortunately still under center for the Commanders.  Round two between these squads has potential to play out much differently.




    Antonio Gibson: With J.D. McKissic likely sidelined with a neck/head injury, Antonio Gibson will once again be working as the primary passing-down back.  Brian Robinson has been very disappointing over the past few games, while Gibson has been the one finding the end zone, scoring twice in his last three games.  Gibson has been averaging 14.7 fantasy points per game during that span and ranks as the RB14 since Week 7. Robinson, on the other hand, has averaged 6.1 fantasy points over his last three contests, ranking as the RB37.  Gibson should get a good amount of usage in a game where the Commanders are projected to be trailing by multiple scores, making him the only startable option in this backfield on Monday night. 



    Terry McLaurin & Curtis Samuel: Although Taylor Heinicke is not in standard league consideration on Monday, that does not mean his pass catchers are not.  McLaurin has paired beautifully with Heinicke since he took over under center.  In his past three games since the QB change, McLaurin has averaged 15.2 fantasy points per game and ranks as the WR12. Meanwhile, Samuel has also seen a boost in success too.  He ranks as the WR20 during the three games of Heinicke’s reign, averaging 13.6 fantasy points per contest.  Both should remain startable options in a very tough matchup against the Eagles, but fantasy GMs in PPR formats will see much more success than those with standard scoring. 


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