Fantasy Football: 5 wide receivers to avoid starting in Week 10

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The fantasy football playoffs are approaching quickly and this season has been up-and-down for players with very little consistency. Last week, wide receivers like Gabe Davis of the Buffalo Bills and both Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua of the Los Angeles Rams were let downs for fantasy owners which may have cost fantasy owners a win last week.

Going into Week 10, there are some key matchups this weeks at the wide receiver position of who could have big boom status, as well as bust-status.

Here are the five wide receivers that fantasy football managers should avoid starting in Week 10.

5.) Quentin Johnston vs. Detroit Lions

The rookie wideout out of TCU has been extremely limited by other receivers in the Chargers' offense this season. He walked into a situation where Keenan Allen and Mike Williams were a great duo with Justin Herbert. Then the Chargers also have guys like Austin Ekeler and even Joshua Palmer that put Johnston at a disadvantage as far as getting involved.

Last week, Palmer was put on the IR in which he will miss the next couple of games. At the beginning of the season, Mike Williams tore his ACL. Injuries have been tough on the Chargers' and once Palmer went on to the IR, it brought up the questions of whether or not Johnston would be a good play moving forward. Last week against the New York Jets, that was not the case.

Johnston had just 2 catches for 14 yards in yet another underwhelming performance by the rookie. Both Allen and Ekeler, as expected, took the majority of the targets out of all the weapons. Johnston has yet to get more than 50 receiving yards this season as well as finding the endzone. Los Angeles will face the Detroit Lions, whose defense does not give up a lot of big plays to begin with, making Johnston again an unreliable fantasy option.