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Fantasy Football: 10 biggest reactions to NFL Week 10

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (9) scores a touchdown on a seven yard reception during the fourth quarter of their game Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-28 in overtime. Packers13 6

• Rookie running backs lead: Rachaad White received his first NFL start for the Bucs, while Isiah Pacheco took on an even larger role for the Chiefs.

• Veteran receivers return: Kenny Golladay and Brandin Cooks returned to action but didn’t play as much as expected.

Trey McBride will get a chance: The consensus top tight end of the 2022 draft class will now get an opportunity to lead the Cardinals, as Zach Ertz is expected to miss multiple weeks through injury.

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These are my 10 biggest reactions to the games from the Sunday slate. To get a more in-depth breakdown, check out my full Sunday recap.

Rachaad White starts at RB

White received his first NFL start, taking over from Leonard Fournette as the lead back in Tampa Bay.

  • White took every snap on the first drive.
  • Fournette started the second drive. After that, the two mainly rotated by drive, although the drives were typically long enough for both players to play on most drives.
  • White got to end the first half and start the second half, which doesn’t typically happen when a backfield has this kind of rotation.
  • White set a career-high in rushing attempts before halftime. He ended the game with 105 yards on 22 attempts.
  • Fournette suffered a hip injury in the third quarter.
  • White played 20 of a possible 25 snaps after the Fournette injury, with Ke’Shawn Vaughn giving White a break at times.
  • White could be the top waiver priority this week, regardless of the Fournette injury.

Chiefs Three-Man Committee Down to Two

Isiah Pacheco started his third straight game for Kansas City, but this time he turned the Chiefs’ three-man backfield into a two-person unit.

  • Pacheco took a clear majority of snaps on early downs, gaining 82 yards on 16 carries. 
  • Jerick McKinnon remained the receiving back and the short-yardage back.
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire‘s playing time has generally declined over the past two seasons, but this is a new low. He didn’t receive a single carry in Week 10.
  • The Chiefs have the fifth-easiest schedule over the rest of the season. They should have several more games with scripts that will allow them to go run-heavy late in the game.
  • Pacheco can not only be added, but he can also be put in starting lineups when the Chiefs are expected to dominate their opponents.

Jeff Wilson Jr. leads Dolphins backfield

The Dolphins running back took a clear majority of snaps and touches in most situations against the Browns in Week 10. 

  • Raheem Mostert still started, but Wilson was sent in later on the first drive.
  • Wilson out-snapped Mostert only 17-15 in the first half.
  • Mostert played four snaps in the second half, compared to 25 for Wilson.
  • Salvon Ahmed only played late in the fourth quarter while Miami brought in several backups.
  • Both running backs were very effective running the ball.
  • It’s worth holding onto Mostert in case the Dolphins were just resting their veteran. Based on the first half, there is at least a chance we see more of a 50-50 split going forward.
  • The Dolphins have a bye next week, but then they face the Texans — a matchup where it might even be safe to start both players.


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