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Trade or Fade: NFL Week 10 Players to Add or Drop

Fields pops and Drake slays. Here’s what we think about players to add or drop heading into week 10!

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Justin Fields, Chi (QB)

Rostered: 69%

Eddie Brown, The San Diego Union-Tribune: Despite a horrific start to the season, Fields is fantasy’s overall QB7 through nine games. He’s actually the overall QB1 since Week 5 after going nuclear in Week 9 with only Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen besting him in fantasy points per game over that span. This is the fourth straight week I’ve written about the dual-threat. After advocating for Fields heavily before the matchup with the Dolphins, his roster percentage only jumped about 20 percent (with ESPN leagues lagging woefully behind Yahoo). I expect him to be universally rostered this time next week.

Isiah Pacheco, KC (RB)

Rostered: 24%

“He’s doing a good job there,” said Reid. “He’s learning on the move, but he’s had some good snaps. It’s worked out well where the – Clyde’s (Edwards-Helaire) getting reps, and he’s getting reps, and I think that’s healthy. We’re able to throw fastballs at the guys, and then 1 (Jerick McKinnon) is getting in there and doing his thing more on third down, but he got some first or second-down calls also. But we’ll just keep bringing (Pacheco) along, and I like the progress he’s making.”

“He’s so physically gifted,” Mahomes said. “He’s so fast, and sometimes you’re like, ‘Man, you just got to take that extra step, then hit it.’ But, you don’t want to take that aggressiveness away from him because it’s hard for defenses to account for how physical he runs. I think as he sees more and more in the league, the sky’s the limit because he has all the physical tools to go out there and be great.”

Joshua Palmer, LAC (WR)

Rostered: 77%

Palmer is expected to serve as the Chargers’ No. 1 receiver in Sunday’s game at San Francisco with both Keenan Allen (hamstring) and Mike Williams (ankle) listed as out for the contest.

Joshua Palmer topped 100 yards for the first time in his career last week while working as the Chargers’ No. 1 wide receiver in the absence of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, but even if he retains a larger role in Week 10 he could struggle to crack a 49ers defense that ranks in the top eight in passing yards per game allowed and passing TDs allowed.

San Francisco gives up the 14th most fantasy points to the WR position.

Rotowire: Following their Week 8 bye, the Chargers were without both Allen and Williams for the first time all season in last Sunday’s 20-17 win over the Falcons. In their absences, Palmer stepped up to deliver his best performance of the season, reeling in eight of 10 targets for 106 yards. DeAndre Carter and Michael Bandy should continue to get expanded roles in three-receiver sets while Allen and Williams are out, but Palmer looks like the most reliable fantasy option among the Chargers’ healthy receivers this week. The matchup with a formidable San Francisco defense isn’t ideal on paper for Palmer, though the 49ers have done a better job at stifling the run game than the passing game this season.

Keenan Allen (2021): “I wasn’t a receiver; I just happened to be good at being a receiver,” Allen said. “He’s polished. You can tell he’s polished and knows what to do. He obviously knows releases, he knows leverage. He just knows how to run routes already.”

Week 10 Drops

Kenyan Drake, Bal (RB)

Rostered: 65%

Jason Kamlowsky, FantasyPros.com: Baltimore’s bye week comes at a good time because this backfield is the walking wounded. Gus Edwards missed Monday night which thrust Kenyan Drake into a feature-back role. He responded with over 100 scrimmage yards on a whopping 26 touches and two touchdowns. Edwards and JK Dobbins could both be looking at a return in Week 11, which would relegate Drake to more of a complimentary role.

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