Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings

It’s hard to believe that we are talking about week 10 of the fantasy football season. This year has flown by and now we only have a few weeks left to make the final playoff push. Every win now becomes even more important and every start-sit decision we make can mean the destruction of our playoff hopes and dreams. The following represents the FantasyProjection fantasy football rankings for week 10 that will help you avoid making that fatal playoff destroying mistake. Enjoy and good luck on securing a victory in week 10!

  1. Aaron Rodgers, GB QB at TEN
  2. Matt Ryan, ATL QB at PHI
  3. Tom Brady, NE QB vs. SEA
  4. Philip Rivers, SD QB vs. MIA
  5. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT QB vs. DAL
  6. Carson Palmer, ARI QB vs. SF
  7. Cam Newton, CAR QB vs. KC
  8. Dak Prescott, DAL QB at PIT
  9. Marcus Mariota, TEN QB vs. GB
  10. Eli Manning, NYG QB vs. CIN
  11. Drew Brees, NO QB vs. DEN
  12. Andy Dalton, CIN QB at NYG
  13. Trevor Siemian, DEN QB at NO
  14. Joe Flacco, BAL QB vs. CLE
  15. Jameis Winston, TB QB vs. CHI

Carson Palmer is coming off of his BYE and is well rested and ready to provide fantasy teams with much needed fantasy points. In the last game he played, Palmer thew for over 350 yards and 3 TDs against the formerly great Carolina Panthers pass defense. Last year when Palmer and the Cardinals had a week to rest he came back and threw for over 350 yards and 3 TDs against an incredible Seahawks pass defense. I expect this trend to continue against the 49ers in week 10. Not only has he had an extra week to study his foe, but he is facing a team who has given up 18 passing touchdowns over the season, 5th worst in the NFL. I project Palmer will throw for 300 yards and 2-3 TDs in week 10.

Drew Brees is extremely low in the rankings this week especially considering he is at home in the Superdome. Drew Brees consistently puts up monster fantasy games at home, but it’s not everyday that he faces the stingy Broncos pass defense. Denver is only allowing 180 yards passing per game and is 2nd best in touchdowns allowed over the season at 6. I expect to see a game from Brees more in line with the performance he had in week 8 against the Seahawks when he had 260 yards passing and 1 passing TD. Brees also had a rushing TD in that game, but i don’t believe that will be repeated. I project Brees will finish the day with 270 yards passing and 1-2 TDs.

Running Backs
  1. David Johnson, ARI RB vs. SF
  2. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB at PIT
  3. Melvin Gordon, SD RB vs. MIA
  4. Jay Ajayi, MIA RB at SD
  5. Le’Veon Bell, PIT RB vs. DAL
  6. DeMarco Murray, TEN RB vs. GB
  7. Devonta Freeman, ATL RB at PHI
  8. Mark Ingram, NO RB vs. DEN
  9. Lamar Miller, HOU RB at JAC
  10. Terrance West , BAL RB vs. CLE
  11. Jordan Howard. CHI RB at TB
  12. Devontae Booker, DEN RB at NO
  13. Matt Forte, NYJ RB vs. LA
  14. Jonathan Stewart, CAR RB vs. KC
  15. Todd Gurley, LA RB at NYJ

David Johnson is in his own tier this week at the RB position, pretty much like usual, but especially in week 10 due to his matchup against the 49ers run D. The 49ers are allowing 193 rushing yards per game which is the worst in the NFL. This isn’t the worst by a few yards or even 10 yards, the next worst defense allows 146 yards per game. This is by far the worst defense against the run in the NFL and Johnson has proven that he is the best RB in the league. These factors add up to one of the most massive fantasy games of the year at the RB position. I project Johsnon will rush for 135 yards and 1 TD and have 65 receiving yards and another TD.

For every great story like David Johsnon there is another sad tale like that of Todd Gurley. Gurley was once one of the highest drafted running backs in fantasy and every fantasy owner had extremely high expectations. Those expectations have been dashed by a sub-par season mostly due to the inability of the Rams to put together any as semblance of a passing game. Every defense that Gurley faces simply stacks the box and focuses on just stopping him because they have nothing else to worry about. Gurley’s troubles only get worse in week 10 when he takes on the 4th best run defense, based on yards per game, in the NY Jets. I project Gurley will have 50 yards rushing with 4 catches for 35 yards receiving and the 25% possibility of a touchdown.

Wide Receivers
  1. Antonio Brown, PIT WR vs. DAL
  2. A.J. Green, CIN WR at NYG
  3. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG WR vs. CIN
  4. Mike Evans, TB WR vs. CHI
  5. Julio Jones, ATL WR at PHI
  6. Alshon Jeffrey, CHI WR at TB
  7. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI WR vs. SF
  8. Demaryius Thomas, DEN WR at NO
  9. Dez Bryant, DAL WR at PIT
  10. Kelvin Benjamin, CAR WR vs. KC
  11. Jordy Nelson, GB WR at TEN
  12. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU WR at JAC
  13. Jarvis Landry, MIA WR at SD
  14. Brandon Marshall, NYJ WR vs. LA
  15. Ty Montgomery, GB WR at TEN
  16. Stefon Diggs, MIN WR at WAS
  17. Allen Robinson, JAC WR vs. HOU
  18. Terrelle Pryor, CLE WR at BAL
  19. Jordan Matthews, PHI WR vs. ATL
  20. Tyrell Williams, SD WR vs. MIA
  21. Mike Wallace, BAL WR vs. CLE
  22. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN WR at NO
  23. J.J. Nelson, ARI WR vs. SF
  24. Sterling Shepard, NYG WR vs. CIN
  25. Brandin Cooks, NO WR vs. DEN

As already noted in the section dedicated to Carson Palmer, the 49ers defense when it comes to defending the pass (and the run) is just pitiful. For Palmer to have a huge day he will need all of his receiving options to have career days. One of those up and coming receivers is J.J. Nelson. With Michael Floyd disappointing and John Brown in and out of the lineup with injuries, Nelson has seized his opportunity to be a go to option for the Cardinals. In his past two games Nelson has averaged over 80 receiving yards per game and caught 2 TDs. I expect him to continue his rise this week where I project he will catch 7 passes for 80 yards and 1 TD.

Again, as I have mentioned in the QB section under Drew Brees, the Broncos defense is a challenge no matter the explosiveness of the offense. I think this defense will have a dramatic effect on Brandin Cooks production this week. It’s not only the match-up that has me concerned, Cooks has been extremely un-reliable this season and I do not think he will find his groove against a defense as tough as the Broncos. I project Cooks will catch 6 receptions for 60 yards in week 10.

Tight Ends
  1. Rob Gronkowski, NE TE vs. SEA
  2. Greg Olsen, CAR TE vs. KC
  3. Jordan Reed, WAS TE vs. MIN
  4. Delanie Walker, TEN TE vs. GB
  5. Tyler Eifert, CIN TE at NYG
  6. Jimmy Graham, SEA TE at NE
  7. Travis Kelce, KC TE at CAR
  8. Antonio Gates, SD TE vs. MIA
  9. Dennis Pitta, BAL TE vs. CLE
  10. Zach Miller, CHI TE at TB
  11. Kyle Rudolph, MIN TE at WAS
  12. Jason Witten, DAL TE at PIT

Dennis Pitta is coming in as the number 9 tight end in my rankings for week 10 mainly due to his match-up. The Browns are giving up over 280 yards per game receiving and the second most touchdowns at 22 over the season. Pitta also had his best game of the season against the Browns when he caught 9 passes for 102 yards. I project Pitta will catch 6 passes for 50 yards and a TD in week 10.

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