Defending Champions, Cote d’Ivoire, Qualify

first_imgAfrican champions Cote d’Ivoire ensured they will defend their title at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations after drawing 1-1 at home to Sierra Leone. Needing a point to qualify, an acrobatic goal from Jonathan Kodjia after 37 minutes calmed home nerves. But after Kei Kamara equalised midway through the second half, the tension was palpable.Another away goal would have knocked the 2015 Nations Cup winners out but they held on despite a nervy finish. Salomon Kalou was a surprise starter for the Elephants as he had been expected to miss out following the recent deaths of both his father and aunt. However, the Hertha Berlin striker was involved in the build-up to the goal as Kodjia, a recent signing for Aston Villa, hooked the ball over the goalkeeper from near the penalty spot.It was looking good for coach Michel Dussuyer’s side but Sierra Leone had aspirations of a first Nations Cup qualification since 1996 when Kamara, back in the team after ending a self-imposed 10-month exile, drew the visitors level.Nonetheless, it was the hosts who came closest to the game’s third goal as Serge N’Guessan hit the bar late on, with the final whistle following shortly after.Elsewhere, Senegal beat Namibia 2-0 to become the only team to qualify with a 100% record for January’s finals in host nation Gabon. Goals from Diao Balde Keita and a penalty from Famara Diedhiou, either side of a missed spot-kick by Mame Biram Diouf, gave the Teranga Lions a perfect record in Group K.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Week 10 Fantasy PPR Rankings: Tight end

first_imgReminder: Check back for updates during the week. MORE WEEK 10 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 10 PPR Rankings: TEsThese rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Travis Kelce, KC @ TEN2Hunter Henry, LAC @ OAK3Darren Waller, OAK vs. LAC4Austin Hooper, ATL @ NO5Mark Andrews, BAL @ CIN6Greg Olsen, CAR @ GB7Gerald Everett, LAR @ PIT8O.J. Howard, TB vs. ARZ9Vance McDonald, PIT vs. LAR10Eric Ebron, IND vs. MIA11Jonnu Smith, TEN vs. KC12Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ DAL13Jared Cook, NO vs. ATL14Jack Doyle, IND vs. MIA15Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ DAL16T.J. Hockenson, DET @ CHI17Mike Gesicki, MIA @ IND18Ross Dwelley, SF vs. SEA19Chris Herndon, NYJ vs. NYG20Jason Witten, DAL vs. MIN21Jimmy Graham, GB vs. CAR22Tyler Eifert, CIN vs. BAL23Jacob Hollister, SEA @ SF24Tyler Kroft, BUF @ CLE25Trey Burton, CHI vs. DET26Rhett Ellison, NYG @ NYJ27Demetrius Harris, CLE vs. BUF WEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | KickerThe names at the top of our rankings should all look familiar. Beyond that, we have Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle with prominent placement against the Dolphins, along with a seemingly healthy O.J. Howard against the Cardinals. You shouldn’t have to dig too much further this week, but if you must, Kyle Rudolph should play well if Adam Thielen (hamstring) is out for Minnesota.WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endAnd if you’re one of those cool guys in a 24-team league, take note of the situation in Cleveland, where TD-dependent Demetrius Harris could start getting more looks with Ricky Seals-Jones (knee) potentially injured.MORE WEEK 10:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Snap counts | Trade values | Fantasy playoff SOSYou won’t have to replace much on bye this week at TE. The biggest name off is Zach Ertz, along with Dallas Goedert, Darren Fells, Benjamin Watson, Noah Fant and the unexciting TE corps in Washington and Jacksonville.WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP Week 10 is yet another week of barely changing the standard TE rankings to fit PPR scoring. So, instead of lamenting that nothing changes, let’s talk about Mike Gesicki. That name probably rings a bell. Maybe you watched the current Dolphins TE make an impressive catch in the Rose Bowl for Penn State against USC a few years ago. Maybe you were all excited that a Miami offense devoid of weapons in 2019 would involve him more (oh wait, that was me). Maybe you even gave him a bye-week fill-in play when the Dolphins took on the Redskins. Regardless, I’d imagine very few of you played him in Week 9, when he had six catches for 96 yards. You couldn’t even really call Gesicki a sleeper last week — there was basically nothing to suggest that he’d ball out the way he did. That, too, can fit the TE position as a descriptor this season: Frustratingly unpredictable. Even less of you would have played Jacob Hollister in Week 9. He’s not even Seattle’s top tight end. But he caught two touchdowns, including the walk-off winner for the Seahawks in overtime. He, like Gesicki, is athletic but not usually involved in the offense. And he, like Gesicki, probably should remain on fantasy waiver wires. But with six teams are on bye this week, and you could always take a shot that those two will continue their production.last_img read more