The Denver Broncos have a bye week this week, but there plenty of other games that need coverage. Here is our fantasy advice, game picks, and more.
If you would have told me that the 10 weeks into the season the Denver Broncos would be sitting at 3-6 and Demaryius Thomas would be on the Texans, I would have laughed. I firmly believed the moves John Elway made in the offseason would bring the Denver Broncos back into playoff contention this year, but so far, this season has been nothing but a disappointment.
At least there is hope though for future years with the immense amount of talented youth the Broncos have on their roster, and although it’s unlikely to happen considering Vance Joseph is coaching for his job, I would love to see Denver insert their rookies in the game more in the second half of the season. It would be nice to see some of the young players get more snaps on offense and defense, and let’s be honest, Adam “Pacman” Jones isn’t moving the needle for Denver.
If there is one positive to look at this season, it’s that the Raiders, once thought to be an up and coming franchise with bright stars now looks at least 3-4 years away from contending. Thank you, Jon Gruden, for blowing up a franchise on the rise.
With that being said, maybe we are the crazy ones and Gruden knows what he is doing? Either way, when the Raiders are down, that’s always a reason to cheer.
In other news around the league, the good teams are still good and the bad teams are still bad. In a league where “anyone can win every year”, it doesn’t seem that way through ten weeks. Five of the eight divisions leaders also won last year. Oddly enough, the defending Super Bowl champions are not in the lead and last year’s NFC runner-up Minnesota Vikings are in a weird battle with the Chicago Bears for first of the NFC North.
Outside of that, the NFL is starting to get back to normality, which is making our jobs a little easier to pick and predict who will win and what fantasy players will perform well.
As we do each week, Derek Esquibel is giving you a rundown of whom to start and who to sit in fantasy this week, and I will be picking each of this week’s NFL game. Wrapping up we will be giving you our Predominantly Orange eliminator picks.