Fantasy Cheat Sheet: Week 10

A week's worth of advice to help you make your last-minute moves

Originally Published: November 10, 2012
By Tim Kavanagh | ESPN Insider
Eli Manning, Kevin GilbrideJason O. Watson/US PRESSWIRE"It says here, fantasy owners should stick with Eli Manning."

Week 10 Cheat Sheet

Each week, the cheat sheet combs through the choicest Insider fantasy advice to provide owners with last-minute roster advice for the weekend. Here is this week's edition:

Top Tips

Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: After fantasy owners were lured into a sense of confidence in Manning through the first five weeks -- when Eli averaged 18.2 points by ESPN standard scoring -- he's put up 32 points in the ensuing four, and eight in the past two. Obviously, if things continue down this path, he's not going to be worth starting in any reasonably configured league. (Leagues with 32 teams, or three active QBs each week, don't apply to this standard). The good news is that KC Joyner believes -- after going through all the detailed metrics -- that the Giants' schedule may have something to do with it: The two recent lackluster contests came against Pittsburgh and Dallas (who have not been kind to opposing QBs), while Eli will go against Washington (Week 13) and New Orleans (Week 14) in weeks ahead.

Tim Kavanagh

Fantasy and Insider
Tim Kavanagh is an associate editor for ESPN Fantasy and Insider, with specific responsibility for NHL and fantasy hockey coverage in addition to other sports.