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Sam Hunt 2023 tour: Presale options and how to get tickets explained
Sam Hunt has announced a 2023 Outskirts tour – here are the presale options, how to get general tickets, and the dates of the trek explained.
The country musician is hitting the road with special performances from guests Brett Young and Lily Rose.
The Live Nation-produced trek will begin on July 6 in Hartford, CT, followed by stops in Toronto, Detroit, and Oklahoma City before it ends on September 9 in Raleigh, NC.
Here’s how to purchase your tickets and information about different presale options.
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Sam Hunt Outskirts tour: Presale options
The first option is the Verizon presale which starts at 10 am EST on Tuesday, March 7. It will be live until 10 pm EST on Thursday, March 9.
Verizon customers have exclusive access to tickets through the Verizon Up program. For more information about the presale, you can visit Verizon Up’s website.
You can also register to the musician’s official newsletter to get access to artist presale tickets. The Sam Hunt presale starts at 10 am EST on March 7 and will be available until 10 pm EST on March 9.
Live Nation and Spotify presale tickets will be available from 10 am EST on March 9.
General tickets and VIP packages
The general on-sale starts at 10 am EST on Friday, March 10. All VIP packages, including premium tickets, exclusive gift items and special tour posters, will be available on Live Nation’s website.
More information about presale access and general sale tickets can be found in Sam’s Twitter post below:
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Summer On The Outskirts 2023. Tickets on sale Friday, March 10th. Featuring special guests @BrettYoungMusic & @Lily_Rose_Music . New song, Outskirts, out Friday. Sign up for exclusive pre-sale access at: https://t.co/OfWo1AB4F5 and visit https://t.co/uLKjN3kOqH for VIP packages. pic.twitter.com/ChK8pFzkvb — Sam Hunt (@SamHuntMusic) March 6, 2023
Sam’s announcement comes after folk band The Lumineers announced a tour after their successful Brightside world trek in 2022 – we’ve covered how to get tickets for their performances in a separate story.
Dates and venues
The multi-platinum-selling country singer will headline a 27-date trek across North America. Full dates and stadium venues are below:
- July 6 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
- July 7 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
- July 8 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
- July 14 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
- July 15 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
- July 16 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
- July 20 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater
- July 21 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
- July 22 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
- July 27 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
- July 28 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
- July 29 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
- Aug 3 – Carbondale, IL – Southern Illinois University-SIU Banterra Center
- Aug 4 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
- Aug 5 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
- Aug 11 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
- Aug 12 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
- Aug 13 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena
- Aug 18 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
- Aug 19 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
- Aug 20 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
- Aug 24 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
- Aug 25 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
- Aug 26 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
- Sep 7 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
- Sep 8 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
- Sep 9 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
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Sam Hunt Reveals 2024 Outskirts Tour Dates
Sam Hunt just announced 17 new concerts for 2024. His Outskirts Tour represents the start of his touring year next year.
Look for Hunt in more than a dozen arenas across the midwest and southeast.
Named after his current radio single " Outskirts ," this 2024 tour begins on Feb. 22 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and wraps on April 13 in Charlottesville, Va.
- Brett Young and Lily Rose will support Hunt on his new tour.
- Tickets for the Outskirts Tour 2024 go on sale to the general public on Oct. 20.
- A full list of dates and venues is below.
"Outskirts" is one of several new songs Hunt has released separate from an official album or EP. His last studio album was Southside (2020), but since then he's dropped three radio singles and a handful of other tracks for fans to consider.
To coincide with the on-sale date of this tour, Hunt is going to share another new song on Friday. "Came the Closest" will join " Women in My Life " and "Start Nowhere" as new songs not yet heard on the radio.
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The Top 20 single " Water Under the Bridge " and his No. 1 hit " 23 " are two more fans may have heard that he's not yet packaged.
Sam Hunt's 2024 Outskirts Tour Dates:
Feb. 22 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena Feb. 23 — Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center Feb. 24 — Rosemont, Ill. @ Allstate Arena March 1 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena March 2 — Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena March 3 — Youngstown, Ohio @ Covelli Centre March 14 — Sioux City, Iowa @ Tyson Events Center March 15 — Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Fiserv Forum March 16 — Peoria, Ill. @ Peoria Civic Center March 21 — Green Bay, Wisc. @ Resch Center March 22 — Duluth, Minn. @ Amsoil Arena March 23 — Grand Forks, N.D. @ Ralph Engelstad Arena April 4 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center April 5 — Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum April 11 — Savannah, Ga. @ Enmarket Arena April 12 — Columbia, S.C. @ Colonial Life Arena April 13 — Charlottesville, Va. @ John Paul Jones Arena
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Country Superstar Sam Hunt Announces His Arena Headlining Outskirts Tour 2024
Pre-Sale Opens Oct. 18 | General On Sale Oct. 20
New song “came the closest” out friday, oct. 20.
Country superstar Sam Hunt announces his Outskirts Tour 2024 produced by Live Nation. Dubbed “the most innovative mainstream Nashville performer” by The New York Times , the five-time Grammy nominee and Diamond-selling Hunt sets course for his arena headlining tour with a Feb. 22 kickoff in Grand Rapids, plus stops in Louisville, Nashville, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and more. Special guests include multi-Platinum-selling country artist Brett Young and fellow Georgia-native Lily Rose.
Tickets will be available starting with an Artist presale beginning Wednesday, October 18 at 10 AM local time. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, October 20 at 10 AM local time at www.SamHunt.com/Tour .
The Outskirts Tour 2024 offers a variety of VIP packages and experiences for fans to take their concert experience to the next level. Packages vary but may include premium tickets, an invitation to the Sam Hunt VIP Lounge, a VIP-exclusive gift item, a specially designed tour poster, and more. For more information, visit vipnation.com .
Also this Friday, Hunt releases brand-new song “Came The Closest.” The award-winning songwriter is known for surprise music drops every few months including his recent “Women In My Life,” “Start Nowhere,” “Water Under The Bridge” and his latest country radio staple, “Outskirts.”
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Outskirts Tour 2024 Dates
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About Sam Hunt:
Sam Hunt is a five-time GRAMMY-nominated, Diamond-selling, award-winning hitmaker. His sophomore album SOUTHSIDE debuted to critical acclaim and was one of the top country albums of 2020 landing at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Named one of the Best Albums of the Year by The New York Times and US Weekly , the Platinum-selling project features 12 songs all written by Hunt including his No. 1 hits “Kinfolks,” “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s,” one of NPR’s Best Songs of 2020 “Hard To Forget,” and his three-week No. 1, Diamond-selling, GRAMMY-nominated smash, “Body Like A Back Road.” Hunt also wrote his most recent, eighth chart-topping hit “23,” his latest radio staple “Outskirts,” and recent releases, “Start Nowhere,” “Water Under the Bridge,” “Walmart,” and “Women In My Life.”
SOUTHSIDE follows Hunt’s GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, MONTEVALLO, which also topped the Billboard Country Albums chart and produced four No. 1 singles. All ten tracks on MONTEVALLO are RIAA certified with seven achieving Platinum or Multi-Platinum status including “Leave the Night On,” “House Party,” “Take Your Time,” “Break Up In A Small Town,” “Speakers,” and “Make You Miss Me.”
Called “stylistically provocative” by The New York Times and “deceptively phenomenal” by The Washington Post , Hunt has received accolades from Associated Press, Billboard, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more. Since MONTEVALLO’s 2014 release, Hunt has accumulated over 14 billion global streams and has earned 47.5 million RIAA certified units.
For information on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com .
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Sam Hunt announces 2024 ‘Outskirts Tour.’ Get tickets today
Posted: October 16, 2023 | Last updated: October 16, 2023
In 2024, Sam Hunt is headed back to the outskirts.
The popular country singer just announced his 17-concert arena ‘Outskirts Tour’ with special guests Brett Young and Lily Rose from February through April.
‘Outskirts’ will be a bit of a victory lap for the 38-year-old Hunt; in summer 2023, he toured with Young and Rose on his ‘Summer On The Outskirts Tour.’
“I sat back for the last three months and enjoyed every second of the time I got to spend with these wonderful people,” he shared on Instagram about the summer run of shows.
And if you want to enjoy every second with Hunt, Young and Rose on their next run of shows, you can grab tickets to catch him live in 2024 as soon as today.
Although inventory isn’t available on Ticketmaster until Friday, Oct. 20, fans who want to ensure they have tickets ahead of time can purchase on sites like Vivid Seats before tickets are officially on sale.
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They have a 100% buyer guarantee that states your transaction will be safe and secure and will be delivered before the event.
A complete calendar including all tour dates, venues and links to buy tickets for upcoming shows can be found below.
Although Hunt will likely switch things up when he’s on the road in 2024, here’s what he played at the final gig on his 2023 ‘Summer On The Outskirts Tour’ courtesy of Set List FM :
01.) “Break Up in a Small Town”
02.) “Body Like a Back Road”
04.) “Make You Miss Me”
05.) “Ex to See”
07.) “Hard to Forget”
08.) “Take Your Time”
09.) “House Party”
12.) “Water Under the Bridge”
13.) “Leave the Night On”
14.) “Start Nowhere”
15.) “Raised on It”
16.) “Cop Car” (Keith Urban cover)
17.) “Young Once”
18.) “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s”
Although Hunt hasn’t put out an album since 2020’s “Southside,” he has stayed active these past few years.
In 2021, he dropped the wistful, nostalgic “23” which hit Number One on the Billboard Country Airplay chart hits.
That single is just one of ten (!) number ones under Hunt’s belt.
His 2022 hit “Water Under The Bridge” also landed a top spot atop the charts.
We’re also partial to his recent releases “Start Nowhere” from 2022 and this year’s reflective “Walmart.”
However, it should be noted that his 2023 single “Outskirts” may have the most significance — after all, Hunt did end up naming the tour after the song.
To be fair, Hunt is aware of his limited output too.
“I know I don’t put out as much music as often as a lot of the artists y’all listen to but I really appreciate you guys tuning in when I do,” he shared on Instagram .
Keep an ear out for more new music, too.
On Friday, Oct. 20, Hunt will reportedly drop the new single “Came the Closest,” which is his first new song since he released “Women In My Life” in May .
On the official tour, Hunt will be bringing along two fellow country stars with him.
To get you up to speed, we’ve listed both acts below along with their most-streamed song on Spotify.
Brett Young: “In Case You Didn’t Know”
Lily Rose: “Villain”
Hunt and his wife Hannah Lee Fowler are expecting their second child.
This time, he’s planning on taking more responsibility too.
“I feel like I’ve got more to offer that I haven’t been able to offer because Hannah’s done most of the work so far,” Hunt told Good Morning America in a Sept. 1 interview.
“So, I’m looking forward to being able to step up and take on some more responsibility.”
You can read more about his growing family here .
In case you weren’t paying attention to all the exciting tour news, we’re here to report that many of the biggest names in country are on the road this year.
Here are just five of our favorite acts you won’t want to miss in the next few months.
• George Strait with Chris Stapleton
• Zach Bryan
• Luke Combs
• Morgan Wallen
• Kane Brown
Need even more music in your life? Check out our list of the 52 biggest concert tours in 2023 here.
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Sam Hunt Announces Summer on the Outskirts Tour
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Sam Hunt will be on the road throughout the dog days of summer this year. On Monday, the “ Body Like a Back Road ” singer announced dates for his Summer on the Outskirts Tour , a two-month trek that gets underway in early July.
The Summer on the Outskirts Tour shows are predominantly scheduled for season-appropriate outdoor venues, with the first concert kicking off July 6 in Hartford, Connecticut, and dates wrapping up Sept. 9 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Among the venues on the itinerary are the Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama; Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, and the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, plus stops in Toronto, Detroit, Houston, Boston, and Atlanta. Hunt will be joined by guests Brett Young and Lily Rose for the duration.
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Sam Hunt is gearing up to hit the road in 2022. The first stretch of his tour dates have been revealed, with more dates expected to be announced soon. Visit samhuntmusic.com for tickets.
Check out the full list of tour dates below.
SAM HUNT LIVE 2022 TOUR DATES:
- Feb. 10: Scottsdale, Arizona
- Feb. 16: San Antonio, Texas
- March 13: Plant City, Florida
- March 14: Houston, Texas
- July 7: Council Bluffs, Iowa
- July 8: Welch, Minnesota
- July 9: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
- July 21: Harrington, Delaware
- July 22: York, Pennsylvania
- July 23: Atlantic City, New Jersey
- July 28: Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Aug. 4: Canadaigua, NY
- Aug. 5: Oro Station, Canada
- Aug. 6: Chicago, IL
- Aug, 20: Gilford, NH
Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here , for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Sam Hunt releases.
To keep up with Sam Hunt, follow him on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook .
Sam Hunt’s music is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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Why Sam Hunt Thinks ‘It’s a Perfect Time to Release an Album’
After six years, Sam Hunt finally released his second album and was eager to tour — but now, the coronavirus is affecting his long-awaited return to the road.
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In the days leading up to the release of Sam Hunt ’s highly anticipated second album, the singer was on the phone with his team every day, discussing logistics. “Most of the plans that we’ve made, we’ve had to press pause on because things have gotten progressively worse,” says Hunt in reference to the coronavirus pandemic. (Those plans included an album release party in Las Vegas intended to follow the since-canceled Academy of Country Music Awards.) He says they were constantly brainstorming ways to connect with fans while practicing social distancing and trying to create more online content than they normally would around a record. Even so, Hunt assures: “People are at home on their phones entertaining themselves with music and videos — it’s a perfect time to release an album.”
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Sam Hunt's 'Southside' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums Chart
His fans are certainly used to waiting. Just two months ago, Hunt, 35, started a promotion cycle for his long-awaited second album, Southside (MCA Nashville), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard ’s Top Country Albums chart following its April 3 release. He was eager to spend his summer touring amphitheaters (his first outing in three years), but due to the pandemic, he and his fans are having to wait even longer as the tour’s kickoff date was rescheduled from May to June to July — at least for now. “Everything can change day to day, week to week, so we’ll see,” says Hunt. “It’s crazy, but it’s one of those things that you can’t control.”
When Hunt released his cutting-edge debut, Montevallo , in 2014, it established the then-newcomer as a fresh voice in country music because of how he incorporated hip-hop influences and polished pop production into his vivid storytelling. The album hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200 while four of its tracks became Country Airplay chart-toppers. Three years later, when Hunt released “Body Like a Back Road,” he soared even higher; with a singalong chorus and a finger-snapping beat that recalled a mix of melodic rap productions, the song reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 . It also landed atop Hot Country Songs for a then-record-setting 34 weeks and became a setlist staple on his 15 in a 30 Tour that year.
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Yet at a moment when anticipation for a new Hunt album had reached a fever pitch, the Georgia native largely retreated from the spotlight. He married his longtime partner (who inspired much of his debut album), Hannah Lee Fowler, and the two now live in a cabin just outside of Nashville. He put touring, and even songwriting, on hold. “When I set out to make the first record, it was just me, and I was trying to figure out how to put a record out that people would react to and [I could] hopefully tour,” says Hunt. “But as it grew, there definitely was pressure to have commercial success and to write the type of songs that are going to allow you to continue at the same rate.”
It wasn’t until the fall of 2018, once he reteamed with his songwriting partners Josh Osborne, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, that Hunt says he finally felt inspired again and got “in the zone.” But a year later, as Hunt was gearing up for a strong start to the new year after turning in his finished album, he inadvertently found himself in the spotlight earlier than expected due to a DUI arrest, which he now calls a “learning experience.” At the top of 2020 though, he signaled he was ready to pick up his career where he had left off with a performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest , for which he sang “Kinfolks,” his first Country Airplay chart-topper since “Body Like a Back Road.”
Looking back, Hunt says taking such a lengthy break “didn’t help” when it came time to start writing again: “Songwriting is like playing a sport; if you take time off, you’re going to be rusty when you come back.” It’s likely why he’s now even more eager to get back on the road. As originally announced, the tour was set to include special guests Kip Moore , Travis Denning, ERNEST and a DJ set by Brandi Cyrus. Hunt first toured with labelmate and fellow Georgia native Moore in 2014, and Moore says they share the same spirit when it comes to life in this industry. “He has never gotten caught up in the hype around him. He has always stayed grounded, and I love that about him,” says Moore. “Hopefully, there’s a lot of levity [once the pandemic] has come to a halt.”
When Hunt’s upcoming tour does begin, he and his team are reconsidering aspects that were once considered the norm, such as fan meet-and-greets, and he says it’s hard to speculate what the live industry — and the world — will look like in the coming months. “We’re all waiting to see what happens next,” says Hunt. “There are bigger fish to fry than trying to figure out how to get our music to people.”
Planning Ahead During a Pandemic
Sam Hunt’s longtime manager, Brad Belanger of Homestead/Red Light Management, details the decision to postpone Hunt’s Southside Summer Tour and shares advice for managers during this unprecedented time.
How was the decision to reschedule Hunt’s tour handled?
We got word early on from Darin Murphy [at Creative Artists Agency] and Brian O’Connell [at Live Nation] that things were going to lock down fairly soon and these shows were likely going to be postponed or canceled. We acted quickly to find real estate in the late summer/fall to move these dates so we wouldn’t have to cancel.
How involved was Hunt in that decision?
Sam has final say on all decisions, but the writing was on the wall and we knew there was no choice but to postpone.
Has there been talk of pushing back additional dates if needed?
We’ve definitely discussed every option and contingency plan, but nothing definite has been decided.
With so many tours having to be rescheduled, what is that process like at a time like this?
The main challenge is real estate. Dozens of other acts are trying to move dates to the same venues/markets, so finding the right space to move three to four shows on a weekend can be difficult. The level of uncertainty is enormous and humbling; we literally just have to sit at home and wait for this all to clear. We prepare for the day that it passes and we can get back to work — whenever that might be.
What advice do you have for other managers currently in the same boat?
Keep your head up, and keep working on something/anything. This will all pass, and we need to be sharp for game day.
This article originally appeared in the April 25, 2020 issue of Billboard .
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The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Fall comes to a close at this week’s RSM Classic in Georgia. Dozens of pros have plenty to play for.
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Camilo Villegas’ victory at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship launched him up 72 spots in the FedEx Cup Fall rankings.
Before last week, Villegas sat in 147th place in the FedEx Cup Fall. But the Colombian’s exquisite ball striking helped him win his first PGA Tour event in nine years as he secured tour membership through 2025.
As for other players, only those ranked 125th and higher after the FedEx Cup Fall will receive full membership status on the PGA Tour in 2024.
Anyone ranked between 126th and 200th will receive conditional status for next season. That same group of players will also receive opportunities to play on the DP World Tour in 2024.
Amazingly, two weeks ago, before the World Wide Technologies Championship on Tiger Woods’ course in Mexico , Villegas sat in 223rd, with his future in limbo. He then finished in solo second to Erik Van Rooyen , dismissing any of those worries.
But he now has a new objective: making the ‘Next 10.’
Players ranked between 51st and 60th in the FedEx Cup Fall will earn spots in the first two ‘Signature Events’ of the 2024 PGA Tour Schedule after The Sentry: the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Genesis Invitational.
Gaining entry into those prestigious events can change the outlook of a professional’s career—especially someone like Villegas, who has encountered difficult battles on and off the golf course for the last few years.
Alas, let’s look at the current standings:
FedEx Cup Fall Rankings:
The ‘next 10’ — 51st-to-60th:, 51. beau hossler, 52. matt kuchar, 53. mackenzie hughes, 54. ben griffin, 55. taylor montgomery, 56. nick hardy, 57. alex smalley, 58. luke list, 59. j.j. spaun, 60. sam ryder, in the hunt for the ‘next 10’ — 60th-to-75th:, 61. mark hubbard, 62. stephan jaeger, 63. thomas detry, 64. alex noren, 65. erik van rooyen, 66. davis riley, 67. brandon wu, 68. s.h. kim, 69. keith mitchell, 70. hayden buckley, 71. justin suh, 72. aaron rai, 73. matt nesmith, 74. sam stevens, 75. camilo villegas.
Of all those players listed above, only Beau Hossler , van Rooyen, and S.H. Kim are not in the field at this week’s RSM Classic, the final event of the PGA Tour season. That means plenty of movement can still take place.
Perhaps no player is hotter than Villegas, who has gone solo second and first in his last two starts. Before that, the 41-year-old Colombian had made only two cuts in 2023.
But as noted above, dozens of players are fighting just to keep their PGA Tour card for next season.
FedEx Cup Fall Bubble — 116th to 125th:
116. gary woodland, 117. ben martin, 118. chad ramey, 119. peter malnati, 120. matti schmid, 121. doug ghim, 122. nico echavarria, 123. troy merritt, 124. andrew novak, 125. carl yuan.
The top 125 players at the end of the RSM Classic will receive PGA Tour cards for the 2024 season.
Needs Help — 126th to 135th:
126. henrik norlander, 127. maverick mcnealy, 128. ryan moore, 129. c.t. pan, 130. patton kizzire, 131. ryan palmer, 132. zecheng dou, 133. scott piercy, 134. kramer hickok, 135. cameron champ.
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Fantasy plays: Players to start and sit for NFL Week 10
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud reacts after scoring on a 2-point conversion against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (35) celebrates with teammate quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) after a 3-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New Orleans Saints’ Taysom Hill (7) celebrates his touchdown catch with quarterback Derek Carr (4), and tight end Juwan Johnson (83) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Washington Commanders wide receiver Jahan Dotson, left, celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Terry McLaurin, center, as New England Patriots cornerback Myles Bryant, right, walks away in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Week 9’s fantasy football slate was tough for many.
The under hit in 10 of last week’s 14 games. Five teams failed to score a single touchdown.
Fantasy managers felt the consequences of that (unless you rostered Houston Texans — in that case, kudos).
The offensive struggles likely won’t improve much with the Chiefs, Dolphins, Eagles, and Rams all on byes in Week 10.
That’s three of the league’s 12 highest-scoring teams in addition to a Rams squad that has a pair of fantasy stars at receiver.
Being down so many options in fantasy makes start/sit decisions all the more important, but don’t sweat. This piece has you covered.
Every week I list out every fantasy-relevant player, sorted by position and bucketed into tiers with the higher-tiered players deemed more start-worthy.
For specific start/sit advice between two players in the same tier, refer to numberFire ’s projection model.
These tiers are meant to reflect your typical 12-team, half-PPR scoring formats with only one starting quarterback — though the general rankings can be loosely applied to most formats.
Any player not listed can be assumed sit-worthy in most leagues.
All betting references refer to the NFL odds at FanDuel Sportsbook. All statistics via NFL Next Gen Stats and Pro Football Focus unless otherwise stated.
Tier 1: Lineup locks
— Josh Allen (BUF)
— Joe Burrow (CIN)
— Lamar Jackson (BAL)
— Justin Herbert (LAC)
— Jared Goff (DET)
— Dak Prescott (DAL)
Tier 2: Probable starters
— C.J. Stroud (HOU) will be difficult to keep out of lineups after his 40-point effort in Week 9. He may not do that against a Bengals secondary allowing the ninth-fewest adjusted fantasy points per drop-back (0.36), but Stroud just attempted 42 passes — his most since Week 2. Houston is an underdog, so a potentially negative game script gives him too much upside to sit.
— Kyler Murray (ARI) could be back this week for the Cardinals. The plan is for last season’s QB7 in fantasy points per game (18.9) to make his season debut this week against the Falcons. Atlanta just let up 24.9 fantasy points to newly acquired Joshua Dobbs, and it’s now giving up the sixth-most adjusted fantasy points per drop-back (0.44) for the season. Considering Murray has been practicing in full for two weeks now, I’m willing to start him without much of a second thought.
— Trevor Lawrence (JAX) has a tough matchup versus San Francisco this week, but Lawrence has proven to be a steady fantasy contributor. He still hasn’t hit 20 fantasy points (after doing so six times in 2022), but he’s scored between 15 and 19 points in seven of eight games thus far. The 49ers haven’t been so good where I’m completely off Lawrence, but you do have to temper expectations.
— Sam Howell (WSH) threw 45 passes last week and now has at least 40 attempts in five of his past six games. The Commanders enter Week 10 with the third-highest pass rate over expectation (8.6% PROE) and the highest pass rate plus PROE (76.9%). I don’t love him playing in Seattle, but that volume gives Howell a stable floor regardless of the matchup.
— Geno Smith (SEA) has had a rough go at times this season, but I’m bullish about his prospects against the Commanders. Washington has allowed the second-most adjusted fantasy points per drop-back (0.49), the fourth-highest EPA per drop-back (0.08), and the third-most passing touchdowns per game (2.1). Smith is still putting up 253.2 air yards per game, so expect him to hit on some big plays with the Commanders allowing the fourth-most deep yards (1,203) in the league.
Tier 3: On the fence
— Brock Purdy (SF) stock has taken a hit after the past three games, but he threw for a career-high 365 yards and completed 71% of his passes in their final outing before the bye. Purdy’s fantasy value remains firmly intact. The Jags rank in the top 10 in adjusted fantasy points per drop-back (0.35) and EPA per drop-back (-0.17), but Purdy’s supporting cast and system keep him on the QB1 radar, especially if Deebo Samuel returns.
— Russell Wilson (DEN) hasn’t thrown for more than 200 yards since Week 4, but a good 16-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio has kept his fantasy value afloat. This week’s matchup is good — Buffalo has allowed the fifth-highest passing success rate (50.3%) — but Denver’s -3.1% PROE keeps Wilson’s upside in check.
— Baker Mayfield (TB) is the QB6 over the past three weeks. It was a little concerning to see him manage just 19 fantasy points in a game where his team scored 37 points, but Mayfield has at least established something of a solid floor. The Titans have allowed the third-highest passing success rate (50.9%) and the fifth-highest completion rate over expectation (5.0%), so there’s some upside here.
— Derek Carr (NO) is one of the most reliable quarterbacks in fantasy. Carr has scored between 15 and 19 fantasy points in five consecutive games and just completed a season-high 73.5% of his passes, so he’s at least somewhat trending up. The Vikings aren’t a pushover, but they’ve given up 15.6 and 15.7 fantasy points to Jordan Love and Taylor Heinicke in the past two weeks. A similar output can be expected from Carr.
— Joshua Dobbs (MIN) had a remarkable performance this past week, finishing as the QB5 (24.9 points) despite being acquired by the Vikings earlier that week. That effort marked his fourth 20-point game this season. A solid supporting cast and encouraging Minnesota debut make him a quality streamer option this week even against a tough New Orleans defense.
Tier 4: Sit if possible
— Deshaun Watson (CLE) has played four full games this season. He’s been a top-10 fantasy quarterback in three of them. Still, it took a tipped touchdown to get him to 19 fantasy points last week, and that was against the Cardinals. Baltimore has allowed the second-fewest adjusted fantasy points per drop-back (0.28) and the second-lowest EPA per drop-back (-0.32), so I’d be hard-pressed to risk starting him.
— Christian McCaffrey (SF)
— Travis Etienne (JAX)
— Austin Ekeler (LAC)
— Breece Hall (NYJ)
— Jonathan Taylor (IND)
— Alvin Kamara (NO)
— Saquon Barkley (NYG)
— Joe Mixon (CIN)
— Derrick Henry (TEN)
— Bijan Robinson (ATL)
— Josh Jacobs (LV)
— Tony Pollard (DAL)
— Kenneth Walker III (SEA)
— Javonte Williams (DEN)
— Rhamondre Stevenson (NE)
— David Montgomery (DET) (questionable)
— Jahmyr Gibbs (DET)
— Aaron Jones (GB)
— Rachaad White (TB)
— James Conner (ARI) (questionable)
— Gus Edwards (BAL) played just 18.7% of Baltimore’s snaps last week, but still managed 52 yards and a pair of scores. He now has six rushing touchdowns in his past three games — an unsustainable pace long term, but one we need to continue to ride while it’s happening. Cleveland has allowed the lowest running back rush success rate (33.1%) and the fewest adjusted fantasy points per carry (0.44). Edwards’ touchdown upside is hard to sit.
— Alexander Mattison (MIN) had 20 adjusted opportunities (carries plus 2x targets) and wound up with 16.3 fantasy points last week — his most since Week 18 of last season. With Cam Akers out for the season, Mattison’s workload feels pretty safe, but keep expectations in check this week as the Saints have allowed the fifth-lowest running back rush success rate (36.3%).
— James Cook (BUF) again split snaps with Latavius Murray — though Cook did run 10 more routes and had 10 more adjusted opportunities than the veteran. Still, he’s now been held under eight fantasy points and outside the top 24 running backs in four of the past five weeks. If there was ever a bounce-back spot, it’s this week. Denver has allowed the second-most adjusted fantasy points per carry (0.66). Cook is on the flex radar.
— Najee Harris & Jaylen Warren (PIT) finished as the RB12 (14.6 points) and RB15 (12.8), respectively, last week. That was the second time in three weeks both of Pittsburgh’s backs have finished as top 24 options. The Packers have been pretty stout against receiving backs (eighth-ranked, 1.01 adjusted fantasy points per target), but they’re allowing a pedestrian -0.07 EPA per attempt (19th). Both are start-able.
— Chuba Hubbard (CAR) is worth putting back out there in Week 10 despite 8.7 points last week. He still dominated the snap share (64.8% to Miles Sanders’ 25.4%) and adjusted opportunities (28 to Sanders’ 16) despite the lackluster fantasy finish. The Bears have actually been pretty strong against the run, but they’re allowing the second-most adjusted fantasy points per target (1.46) to the position.
— Jerome Ford & Kareem Hunt (CLE) have both been top 24 running backs in three of the past four weeks. Hunt has five rushing touchdowns over that span, while Ford has averaged 21.8 adjusted opportunities per game so it’s clear they both have value in most matchups. Unfortunately, the Ravens — sixth-best run D by adjusted fantasy points per carry (0.50) — are not most matchups. Ford’s volume at least gives him a solid floor, but they’re both risky starts this week.
— Brian Robinson & Antonio Gibson (WSH) both have some value this week. Robinson has scored between eight and 13 fantasy points in five of his past seven games and continues to get nearly 20 adjusted opportunities per game, including the bulk of the red zone work. Gibson, meanwhile, has value in only more pass-happy matchups. Washington is a 6.0-point underdog and passing at the third-highest rate over expectation (8.6%), so expect a heavy dose of check-downs.
— Zach Charbonnet (SEA) out-snapped Kenneth Walker (27-22) for the second consecutive week. I’m officially intrigued, but it’s hard to make conclusions from a 37-3 rout. Still, it is enough to put Charbonnet on the flex radar against a Washington defense allowing the seventh-most adjusted fantasy points per carry (0.64).
— D’Onta Foreman (CHI) dominated the Chicago backfield last week, getting 59.4% of snaps and 20 of the 24 running back rush attempts. He wasn’t especially efficient (4.2 YPA) and was a nonfactor in the passing game (zero targets), but that rushing volume gives him some value against Carolina’s 32nd-ranked run defense, per numberFire’s nERD-based rankings.
— Tyler Allgeier (ATL) still has fantasy value. Though he’s played just 34.1% of snaps the past four games, he’s had 17 adjusted opportunities per game and 57.1% of Atlanta’s red zone rushes over that span. That gives Allgeier flex appeal against an Arizona defense allowing the fourth-highest running back rush success rate (46%).
— Keaton Mitchell & Justice Hill (BAL) are difficult to trust fantasy-wise. Mitchell is the hot name — he was the top waiver wire target for a reason — but he still played just 17.3% of snaps in Week 9. Meanwhile, Hill led the team in carries (13) and played a season-high 64% of snaps, but had his second-worst fantasy outing of the season. Cleveland has one of the best run defenses, so both backs are more desperation starts.
— Devin Singletary (HOU) finished with 3.6 fantasy points in a game where his team scored 39 points. Granted, the matchup was a tough one, but it’s difficult to trust Singletary after that performance. The Bengals have given up the fifth-highest running back rush success rate (45.8%), but they’re also 6.5-point favorites. I’m not sure how much Houston will be relying on Singletary as a runner. He’s likely touchdown-dependent in Week 10.
— Zack Moss (IND) has had his snap share dip each of the past three games — down to a season-low 19.3% in Week 9. He’s proven his fantasy value when given the opportunity, but can’t be trusted as a starter with Jonathan Taylor all the way back.
— A.J. Dillon (GB) is in the same situation as Zack Moss. Dillon played a season-low 39.7% of snaps while starter Aaron Jones eclipsed a 50% share for the first time and had his best fantasy output of the season. That relegates Dillon to our fantasy benches, assuming he wasn’t already there.
— Dameon Pierce (HOU) faces the same matchup issue as Devin Singletary, but also has an injury to deal with. Easy sit.
— Miles Sanders (CAR) was more efficient than Chuba Hubbard, but played just 25.4% of snaps. Lacking volume in a bad offense is not the recipe for being a fantasy starter.
— Tyjae Spears (TEN) played a season-high 60.3% of snaps last week, but didn’t do much with 17 adjusted opportunities. He’s still worth stashing on benches, but can’t be trusted as a starter against a stout Bucs run defense.
— Stefon Diggs (BUF)
— CeeDee Lamb (DAL)
— Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET)
— Keenan Allen (LAC)
— Chris Olave (NO)
— Ja’Marr Chase (CIN) (questionable)
— Tee Higgins (CIN)
— D.K. Metcalf (SEA)
— Brandon Aiyuk (SF)
— Adam Thielen (CAR)
— Michael Pittman Jr. (IND)
— Mike Evans (TB)
— Davante Adams (LV)
— Garrett Wilson (NYJ)
— Diontae Johnson (PIT)
— Terry McLaurin (WSH)
— Chris Godwin (TB)
— Deebo Samuel (SF)
— Christian Kirk (JAX)
— DeAndre Hopkins (TEN)
— Marquise Brown (ARI) was the WR6, averaged 14.7 fantasy points per game, and had a 26.7% target share in the first six weeks of 2022 with Kyler Murray under center. He is the WR21 with Joshua Dobbs and Clayton Tune this season. Brown should quickly re-enter the WR1/high-end WR2 conversation — perhaps as soon as this week. Atlanta has allowed the fifth-most adjusted fantasy points per target to wide receivers this season, making Brown a near must-start in Week 10.
— Nico Collins & Tank Dell (HOU) helped the Texans offense go last week, so it’s hard not to feel good about this pair in Week 10. The Bengals have a good defense, but they rank just 20th in adjusted fantasy points allowed and have let up a league-high 13.4 average depth of target (aDOT) to the position.
— Jahan Dotson (WSH) has had consecutive WR1 finishes, getting 107.4 air yards per game in that time — a number that would rank eighth over the full season. His 18.9% target share over that span isn’t especially impressive, but the Commanders have passed at an absurd 12.0% over expectation, per RBSDM. If Sam Howell continues to throw 40-plus times a game, Dotson is more than start-able.
— Tyler Lockett & Jaxon Smith-Njigba (SEA) are facing the Commanders this week, so I’m doing everything I can to get them both into my starting lineup. Washington has allowed the second-most adjusted fantasy points per target (1.65) and the most yards per route run (2.00) to WRs, while both of Seattle’s secondary receivers have run a route on more than 70% of drop-backs since the bye. Find a way to start them.
— Calvin Ridley (JAX) had his highest target share (31.3%) since Week 1 in Jacksonville’s final game before the bye, but it’s hard to ignore the 4.6- and 1.0-point games he had the two games prior. The 49ers strength is not their secondary, so there’s at least some upside given the Jags’ sixth-ranked 3.3% PROE.
— Zay Flowers (BAL) had just one target last week and has eclipsed double-digit fantasy points only once since Week 1. He’s still Baltimore’s clear No. 1 perimeter option, but he doesn’t seem to fare well in blowouts —of which Baltimore has had plenty. He was targeted only four times in their previous matchup with Cleveland, but his 24.3% target share and 91.5% route participation still need to be in starting lineups.
— Amari Cooper (CLE) dominated at home against the Cardinals D last week, but things get more difficult in Week 10. A stellar air yard share in Deshaun Watson’s four full games (43.4%) keeps Cooper’s value afloat if you’re desperate, but I’d rather not start him against a Ravens defense allowing the second-fewest adjusted fantasy points per target (1.06) to opposing wideouts.
— Demario Douglas (NE) did about as much as you could ask for in his first game as New England’s No. 1 receiver. He had only a 16.3% target share and a 6.4 aDOT, but ran a route on 81.8% of drop-backs — his third consecutive week clearing 75% route participation. The Colts held the Panthers in check last week, but they’re still allowing the ninth-most adjusted fantasy points per target (1.48) to receivers.
— Jordan Addison (MIN) had his worst fantasy outing since Week 4, failing to catch a touchdown for just the third time this season. He still easily paced Minnesota’s receivers with a 20% target share, and Joshua Dobbs looked capable enough that you can probably start Addison going forward. Just keep expectations in check against a strong Saints pass defense.
— Gabriel Davis & Khalil Shakir (BUF) fit different roles in the Bills’ offense, but they’re both decent starts with Josh Allen under center. Davis’ inconsistencies (19.2 points in Week 8; 0 in Week 9) are difficult to deal with, while Shakir’s lack of upside (one game with double-digit points) make both wideouts risky starts. Still, the Broncos have allowed the third-most adjusted fantasy points per target (1.61) to opposing wideouts. One of the two is likely in for a big game.
— Courtland Sutton & Jerry Jeudy (DEN) have essentially flip-flopped No. 1 receiver roles in this Denver offense. Jeudy has had a 25.3% target share over their past four games, but Sutton’s superior snap rate (85%) and red zone target share (27.3%) keep them both on the flex radar against a Bills secondary allowing the seventh-most adjusted fantasy points per target (1.50) to receivers.
— Drake London (ATL) is hoping to play in Week 10 after missing last week. Taylor Heinicke has looked decent enough that I’d feel OK starting London against the Cardinals, but it’s risky given their lack of familiarity. Still, Arizona has let up the highest catch rate (72.4%), fifth-most yards per route run (1.89), and the most adjusted fantasy points per target (1.67) to opposing wide receivers.
— Romeo Doubs & Christian Watson (GB) are borderline must-sit, but the Steelers secondary has struggled at times. They’ve allowed the 10th-most adjusted fantasy points per target (1.46), the fourth-highest target rate (22.3%), and the fourth-most yards per route run (1.93) to wideouts this season. Doubs and Watson both had sub-13% target shares last week, but still lead the team with 21.2% and 16.3% target shares for the season.
— Jakobi Meyers (LV) has had just a 14.5% target share in Aidan O’Connell’s two starts. Even though Meyers caught a touchdown from the rookie in a relief outing in Week 7, that lack of volume makes Meyers difficult to start against a Jets defense allowing the fewest adjusted fantasy points per target (0.93) to the position.
— George Pickens (PIT) has had his target share dip to 14.5% with Diontae Johnson fully healthy the past two games, so I’m not eager to start him this week. Pickens always has big-play potential, but his upside is capped against a Packers secondary that’s allowed the fifth-fewest deep yards overall (706) and the second-lowest aDOT (9.4) to wide receivers.
— Michael Thomas & Rashid Shaheed (NO) are pretty difficult to trust in bad matchups given the plethora of offensive options in New Orleans. The Vikings have allowed the fourth-lowest aDOT (9.7) to wide receivers, but they’re also giving up the second-highest target rate (22.6%). That gives Thomas some flex appeal, but neither has a ton of upside.
— Brandin Cooks & Michael Gallup (DAL) are clear tertiary options with the dominance of CeeDee Lamb and the emergence of Jake Ferguson. The Giants have quietly let up the eighth-fewest adjusted fantasy points per target (1.31) to the position, relegating both pass catchers to fantasy benches.
— Sam LaPorta (DET)
— Mark Andrews (BAL)
— T.J. Hockenson (MIN)
— Dalton Kincaid (BUF)
— Jake Ferguson (DAL)
— Evan Engram (JAX)
— George Kittle (SF)
— Taysom Hill (NO) just keeps producing for fantasy managers. He’s the TE1 (16 points per game) over the past four weeks and just had his most rush attempts (11) and second-highest target share (15.6%) of the season. New Orleans has a healthy 21.75-point implied team total this week, so Hill has sizable touchdown upside.
— Dalton Schultz (HOU) is the TE5 in points per game (13.1) since Week 4, getting a 20.3% target share in that time. The Bengals have allowed the fifth-highest target rate (20.6%) and the fourth-most adjusted fantasy points per target (1.59) to tight ends this season, locking Schultz into TE1 status.
— Trey McBride (ARI) struggled after his big Week 8, but it was against the Browns with Clayton Tune under center. With Kyler Murray possibly back, McBride is on the TE1 radar. Murray gave Zach Ertz a 19.5% target share and propelled Ertz to a TE3 ranking over the first nine weeks of 2022, perhaps hinting at McBride’s upside. McBride is someone I’m looking to start against a suspect Atlanta secondary.
— David Njoku (CLE) has finished as a top-12 tight end each of the past three weeks and has eclipsed a 20% target share in four of his past five games. The Ravens are a tough matchup, but Njoku’s recent utilization is strong enough to warrant a start.
— Cole Kmet (CHI) has proven his fantasy relevance regardless of who’s under center. Kmet garnered a 27% target share in Week 8, followed by a 30% share in Week 9. The Panthers have been stingy against the position, but you won’t find many other tight ends who consistently get this kind of volume.
— Cade Otton (TB) has enjoyed elite utilization all season, but finally broke onto the fantasy scene with a 20-point performance last week. Otton won’t score twice every week, but his 83.1% route participation and growing target share make for a fine streaming option this week.
— Kyle Pitts & Jonnu Smith (ATL) both turned in quality fantasy performances last week, getting 14.7% and 17.6% target shares, respectively. The Cardinals have been uncharacteristically strong against tight ends this season, but these two are a big enough part of this offense that you can start either in a pinch.
— Logan Thomas (WSH) is at only a 15.2% target share this season, but that’s more than enough to support his fantasy stock given Washington’s third-ranked PROE (8.6%). Seattle ranks in the middle of the pack against tight ends, so Thomas is a fine dart throw.
— Hunter Henry (NE) had his highest route participation (84.1%) since Week 2 and scored his third touchdown of the season last week. While we can’t count on him to get a 16.3% target share every week, New England lacks many pass catching options, and the Colts have allowed the third-highest target rate (22.3%) and the sixth-most yards per route run (1.50) to the position.
— Gerald Everett (LAC) only had two targets last week despite the Chargers lacking pass catchers outside of Keenan Allen. That’s just not going to cut it, especially with a stout Detroit defense coming to town.
— Luke Musgrave (GB) caught a touchdown and had his second-highest target share (16%) of the season last week, but that was against the Rams. Pittsburgh has allowed the fourth-fewest adjusted fantasy points per target (1.09) to the position, so you can safely bench the rookie.
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