Welcome to the Week 10 of Trust or Bust. Just when we thought the NFL season couldn’t possibly get any weirder, here comes Week 9 to remind us that things, in fact, can get weirder! Who would’ve thought the Broncos would be the ones to beat the Dallas Cowboys after trading away their best player. On a week where we saw third-string quarterback Josh Johnson finish as the QB4, fifth-string wide receiver Malik Turner led the Cowboys in receiving and had a WR1 week, and the Chargers have all three of their tight ends finish as TE1s. That should remind everyone that nothing is predictable in the NFL. Trust me. I know.
OK, let’s get started, but first! Before we move forward, I’d like to remind the readers what exactly this article is intended for.
Every week I select players inside the FantasyPros Consensus Top 12 that I think will finish outside the top 12 and players outside the top 12 that I like more.
This is NOT a ‘start/sit’ article per se. This is more or less how I feel about a player, why I feel that way, suggesting what I would do, what to expect, and who I like more.
I know when offering advice and analysis, accuracy and accountability are important. Not just to you guys but to me as well. Every week I like to keep track and share my previous week’s picks that I got right and wrong.
QB Justin Herbert (LAC)
Week 9 Ranking 7th
Week 9 Ranking 2nd
Did I mention nothing is predictable in the NFL already? I did? Ok. Well, that’s one of the few things I know. Jalen Hurts and the Eagles defense got me with the ‘Philly special’. When your hair is as fabulous as Justin Herbert’s, you’ve always got a chance.
RB Cordarrelle Patterson (ATL)
Week 9 Ranking 12th
Week 9 Finish 7th
The 2021 fantasy MVP does it again. Week after week, Patterson continues to prove all the doubters wrong in a variety of ways. Patterson is a fantasy cheat code. If you got him, you’ve got to be feeling pretty good.
WR Keenan Allen (LAC)
Week 9 Ranking 11th
Week 9 Ranking 3rd
Even after his big Week 9 performance Allen still sits in WR3 territory. I predict that will change now that Mike Williams has cooled off after his hot start. If you’re in need of wide receiver help, target Allen in a trade. He has a top 20 schedule moving forward.