The Denver Broncos have lost two straight shootouts and will look to snap their three-game losing streak on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 10. Both sides trail the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West and will have a tough time catching the defending champs.
The Broncos have been raged by injuries on offense, but healthy issues have allowed young players like Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant, and others to flourish as Drew Lock’s top weapons. Denver’s tandem of running backs have provided plenty of support on the ground, and they’ll need to produce at a high level against a Raiders defense that’s struggled to contain the opposition’s backfield threats.
Las Vegas has bounced from the blowout loss the Tampa Bay Buccaneers handed them by rattling off two straight victories. The Raiders are looking to reestablish the passing game after securing an ugly 16-6 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 9 and finally have a healthy receiving corps. Rookie wideout Bryan Edwards is set to play for the first time since Week 3 and will support a group that’s been led by Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow, and Nelson Agholor. Having options out wide could open up the game for Josh Jacobs, who has blossomed into a true purpose back in his second NFL season.
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Broncos: +4.5, +185
Raiders: -4.5, -215
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Drew Lock, Quarterback, $5,500
Lock is putting things together on offense and has started to click with Jeudy, Fant, Tim Patrick, and others. He’s attempted at least 40 passes in three straight games, and that kind of volume could help him return significant value at this price point.
Jerry Jeudy, Wide Receiver, $5,600
Jeudy has been priced up significantly since dropping below $5,000 ahead of Week 9 but is a legitimate WR1 in an offense that throws the ball a ton. He’s tallied at least 10 targets in two straight weeks.
Derek Carr, Quarterback, $5,400
Carr doesn’t have the best receiving Carr but has put up solid numbers against good defenses thanks to his stud of a tight end and versatile running back. DFS players could be low on him after his poor performance in extreme wind from Week 9 but he could have a bounce back game against a Broncos team that’s given up a ton of points as of late.
Darren Waller, Tight End, $5,900
Waller is on track to finish the year as a top three tight end for a second straight year and shouldn’t face much competition now that George Kittle is likely done for the year. Las Vegas’s top pass catcher has a more ideal matchup than Jacobs ($6,500) and can put up just as many fantasy points for less.