Nov 16, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass to running back Jeremy Hill (32) in the second half against the Houston Texans at Paul Brown Stadium. The Texans won 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals will square off on Sunday Night Football. This matchup will likely have huge playoff implications for both teams, but it could also have playoff implications for your fantasy team.
The Bengals’ third-straight prime time matchup looks like it could be one of the most exciting games of the NFL season, so all eyes should be on this game. Many fantasy football players will be watching this game as well, however, as many players on both teams could have big games this week. Let’s break down each position and see who has the most fantasy value for your team in Week 10.
Carson Palmer: Palmer has been a fantasy monster this entire season. Averaging around 19-21 fantasy points per game, Palmer has been a must-start in all fantasy league formats–and that wont change on Sunday against the Bengals. Even though the Bengals are giving up the seventh-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks, Cincinnati will most likely be without defensive players Michael Johnson, Adam Jones, and Pat Sims. Without those valuable assets for the Bengals, Cincinnati’s coverage could be dealing with issues and its pass-rush could fall off in a huge way.
Andy Dalton: Dalton has surprisingly been a valuable asset to fantasy owners this season, ranking among the top five quarterbacks on a week-to-week basis. Unfortunately for the Red Rifle, Dalton’s pass-catchers were helpless in Week 9, dropping several passes, running bad routes and even drawing a penalty or two. But it’s not time to hit the panic button, yet–Dalton’s dud in Houston was easily his worst fantasy performance of the 2015 season, so he should likely be able to bounce back after a disappointing week.
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