Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings

Welcome to the Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings from FantasyProjection!

After watching week 9 I’m not sure whether to write about yards gained and TDs scored or successful blows to the body and head! We saw multiple fights and ejections that made it feel like we were watch a boxing match. This led to one of the best receivers in the league to be suspended for week 10. Mike Evans got into a fight against the Saints in which he landed a blind side blow that will have him on our fantasy benches in week 10. This is an unfortunate hit (pun intended) to anyone with him on their rosters as if BYE weeks weren’t enough of a struggle already. Luckily you have found yourself in the perfect place to makes start sit decisions for week 10 in place of BYE week, injured, and even suspended players. Good luck in Week 10! (*** ranking based on if player is playing in week 10)

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  1. Russell Wilson, SEA QB at ARI
  2. Matthew Stafford, DET QB vs. CLE
  3. Dak Prescott, DAL QB at ATL
  4. Tom Brady, NE QB at DEN
  5. Jared Goff, LAR QB vs. HOU
  6. Drew Brees, NO QB at BUF
  7. Cam Newton, CAR QB vs. MIA
  8. Josh McCown, NYJ QB at TB
  9. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT QB at IND
  10. Tyrod Taylor, BUF QB vs. NO
  11. Matt Ryan, ATL QB vs. DAL
  12. Andy Dalton, CIN QB at TEN
  13. Kirk Cousins, WAS QB vs. MIN
  14. Marcus Mariota, TEN QB vs. CIN
  15. Eli Manning, NYG QB at SF

I know what you’re thinking… “has the Fantasy Projector gone mad?!?! Josh McCown in the top 10?!?!” I don’t blame you, I get it McCown is not the sexiest name at the QB position, but you don’t need to have millions of dollars in endorsements or shoes named after you to be a productive fantasy asset. McCown had a down week last week only passing for 140 yards and 1 TD, but was able to rush for another TD. This poor performance came against the Buffalo Bills who have had one of the best pass defenses in the league. From week 5 to week 8 McCown average over 2 TDs per game and threw for over 250 yards twice. These are great stats for a no name QB and makes me believe in him against poor pass defenses. This week he takes on one of the worst defenses in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccs are third worst against the pass on a yards per game basis and have allowed 14 TDs passing over the season. I don’t think McCown will be a world beater, but I think he is a great fill in for a BYE or a poorly performing QB1. Fantasy Projection: 285 yards passing 2 TDs

Eli Manning is another QB that has his fantasy owners on the edge on a cliff. I normally would not put a QB who is performing so badly that he could potentially get benched in the top 15, but the matchup is SOOO JUICY. Eli takes on the helpless 0-9 49ers who are 10th worst against the pass and have allowed 16 TDs passing over the season. Although Eli is Eli and his receiving core is in absolute shambles I still think he can put up a top 15 fantasy performance against the 49ers. Fantasy Projection: 235 yards passing 1-2 TDs

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Running Back
  1. Le’Veon Bell, PIT RB at IND
  2. Todd Gurley, LAR RB vs. HOU
  3. Leonard Fournette, JAC RB vs. LAC
  4. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB at ATL ***
  5. Melvin Gordon, LAC RB at JAC
  6. LeSean McCoy, BUF RB vs. NO
  7. Jordan Howard, CHI RB vs. GB
  8. Devonta Freeman, ATL RB vs. DAL
  9. Carlos Hyde, SF RB vs. NYG
  10. Alvin Kamara, NO RB at BUF
  11. Lamar Miller, HOU RB at LAR
  12. Adrian Peterson, ARI RB vs. SEA
  13. Mark Ingram, NO RB at BUF
  14. Jerick McKinnon, MIN RB at WAS
  15. Orleans Darkwa, NYG RB at SF

Adrian “All Day” Peterson legitimately ran ALL DAY in week 9. Peterson rushed 37 times for 159 yards. That is a massive workload for a rookie RB let alone an aging veteran! I expect continued success from Peterson as long as he continues to see the expanded work load that he had in week 9. Peterson takes on the Seattle Seahawks in week 9 who have been middle of the pack against the run throughout the year. My ranking of Peterson this week is based mainly on his average matchup and hopefully continued extensive work load. Fantasy Projection: 85 yards rushing 1 TD

The one person that you may not know yet on the RB list this week is Orleans Darkwa, but I have a feeling you will know his name well after this week. Last week the Darkwa Duck rushed for 71 yards and in week 6 he had another explosive performance where he rushed for 117 yards. Much like Eli, Darkwa is dragged down by the lack of a passing game and the struggling offense of the Giants. I think the matchup in week 1o will make up for what he lacks in a supporting cast. Darkwa takes on the 49ers run D who are the worst in the league against the run allowing 136 yards rushing per game to opposing running backs. This is another week where Darkwa could put up surprising fantasy numbers. Fantasy Projection: 70 yards rushing 1 TD.

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Wide Receivers
  1. Antonio Brown, PIT WR at IND
  2. Doug Baldwin, SEA WR at ARI
  3. A.J. Green, CIN WR at TEN
  4. Julio Jones, ATL WR vs. DAL
  5. Marvin Jones, DET WR vs, CLE
  6. Michael Thomas, NO WR at BUF
  7. Dez Bryant, DAL WR at ATL ***
  8. Demaryius Thomas, DEN WR vs. NE
  9. Brandin Cooks, NE WR at DEN
  10. Jarvis Landry, MIA WR at CAR
  11. T.Y. Hilton, IND WR vs. PIT
  12. Robby Anderson, NYJ WR at TB
  13. Stefon Diggs, MIN WR at WAS
  14. Golden Tate, DET WR vs. CLE
  15. Sterling Shepard, NYG WR at SF
  16. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT WR at IND
  17. Robert Woods, LAR WR vs. HOU
  18. Keenan Allen, LAC WR at JAC
  19. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI WR vs. SEA
  20. Devante Parker, MIA WR at CAR
  21. DeSean Jackson, TB WR vs. NYJ
  22. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN WR vs. NE
  23. Kelvin Benjamin, BUF WR vs. NO
  24. Corey Davis, TEN WR vs. CIN
  25. Jordy Nelson, GB WR at CHI

The Detroit Lions wide receivers have been going nuts over the past few weeks and Marvin Jones has been leading the way. In week 9 against the Green Bay Packers Jones put up 107 yards and 2 TDs leading many fantasy owners to a Monday Night victory. In the past three weeks Jones has averaged over 100 yards receiving per game. I expect this trend to continue in week 10 when the Lions take on the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are in the middle of the pack against receivers on a receiving yards per game basis, but are tied for 3rd worst in the league based on TDs allowed over the season to receivers (16). This week will be another great performance from Marvin Jones who will be the best receiver on the Lions. Fantasy Projection: 8 receptions 105 yards receiving 1 TD

JuJu Smith-Schuster exploded on the scene in week 8 when his co-worker Martavis Bryant was benched for the game. JuJu had 7 receptions for 197 yards and 1 TD. Looking at that stat line you would have thought he traded jerseys with Antonio Brown before the game. I liked what I saw from JuJu he seems to have a great vision for gaps in coverage and has just enough speed to beat out opposing defensive backs. If his last performance wasn’t enough reason for you to start him, his matchup against the 2nd worst team against receivers should be. The Colts are struggling on defense and JuJu will be able to exploit them for another potential blow up game in week 10. Fantasy Projection: 7 receptions 80 yards potential for 1 TD
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Tight Ends
  1. Rob Gronkowski, NE TE at DEN
  2. Evan Engram, NYG TE at SF
  3. Jimmy Graham, SEA TE at ARI
  4. Kyle Rudolph, MIN TE at WAS
  5. Cameron Brate, TB TE vs, NYJ
  6. Delanie Walker, TEN TE vs. CIN
  7. Vernon Davis, WAS TE vs. MIN
  8. Charles Clay, BUF TE vs. NO ***
  9. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ TE at TB
  10. Jack Doyle, IND TE vs. PIT
  11. Hunter Henry, LAC TE at JAC
  12. Tyler Kroft, CIN TE at TEN

With Jordan Reed injured, Vernon Davis has been the main target in the Redskins Tight End happy offense. Last week Davis managed to haul in 6 receptions for 72 yards against a usually stingy Seattle Seahawks defense. As long as Reed is injured and Davis is getting all of the Tight End targets I expect him to be in the top 10 at the position regardless of match-up. Fantasy Projection: 6 receptions 55 yards 1 TD

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