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5 breakout fantasy football stars to pick up for Week 10


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The window to buy in on Justin Fields might be closing as he is one of the top fantasy football pickups to make ahead of Week 10.

The NFL regular season is about to hit the halfway point after Monday night’s game, meaning we’re entering the stretch run for fantasy football owners. Most leagues begin their playoffs after Week 14, which leaves just five weeks left in the regular season to make a run at the playoffs.

There are still bye weeks to contend with, including four key teams in Week 10, so making the right pickups can be the difference between winning a critical matchup or dropping it to hurt your playoff positioning. Let’s take a look at five top pickups that will help you win your fantasy football matchup in Week 10 with all rostered percentages referenced provided in relation to Yahoo! leagues.

5. Top Fantasy Football Pickups For Week 10 – Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet

The tight end position is the hardest to fill during the regular season and it gets even more difficult during bye weeks. One potential option that has emerged as a solid streaming play is Chicago’s Cole Kmet, who may be able to ride the wave of Justin Fields’ surge into TE1 status.

Kmet had a breakout performance on Sunday, catching 5-of-6 targets for 41 yards and two touchdowns in a three-point loss to the Miami Dolphins. The spikes gave Kmet three scores on the season, all of which have come in the last two weeks as Fields is beginning to settle into a groove.

Next up for Kmet, who is rostered in only 23 percent of Yahoo! leagues, is a juicy matchup against the Detroit Lions’ struggling pass defense. Managers who have been streaming at the TE position should grab Kmet now as a plug-and-play option for Week 10 who has starter potential beyond that.



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