TE rankings, Week 10

Fantasy football rankings 2017: Tight ends for NFL Week 10

The SB Nation fantasy staff rounds up the rankings for the top 25 tight ends for Week 10. Positions: QB | RBS | RBP | WRS | WRP | TE | DST


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Vernon Davis is to Jordan Reed as Trey Burton is to Zach Ertz. That is to say when Reed or Ertz cannot fulfill their duties at tight end, then Davis and Burton are quality replacements. Both Davis and Burton delivered top 10 performances in Week 9. Davis did it with yardage and Burton did it with one big touchdown reception. The Eagles are on bye this week and Jordan Reed is no guarantee to play with an aggravated hamstring. Vernon gets the Vikings, but he will still be a great option if Reed sits.

Along with Philadelphia, the Raiders, Ravens and Chiefs are also on vacation. So you will need to find replacements for Travis Kelce, Ben Watson, Jared Cook and the aforementioned Zach Ertz. Unfortunately, there really aren’t many great alternatives to be found. Tight end is not what one would call a “deep” position in fantasy football.

Eric Ebron showed signs of life in Week 9 and he gets a great matchup against the Browns this week, but he is still a poor play since he has lost significant snaps to Darren Fells. Ed Dickson also has a nice matchup, but was a ghost last week. George Kittle has already been declared out against the Giants, who don’t believe in defending tight ends. You can do worse than streaming Garrett Celek (brother of Brent and Tom) on Sunday who should be see a big uptick in targets. Coby Fleener is probably available in your league and for good reason, but if you need a cheap DFS play I could see him snagging a TD against a bad Miami defense that just gave up TE1 numbers to Jared Cook.

Did I miss a tight end you are interested in? Have lineup questions for week 10? Take a look at our week 10 rankings and leave a comment!

Tight end rankings, Week 10

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett; ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

TE rankings, Week 10

Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
1 Rob Gronkowski NE @ DEN 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Evan Engram NYG @ SF 2 3 3 3 2 3
3 Jimmy Graham SEA @ ARI 3 2 2 2 7 2
4 Kyle Rudolph MIN @ WAS 4 4 4 4 3 4
5 Jack Doyle IND vs. PIT 6 5 5 5 6 5
6 Delanie Walker TEN vs. CIN 7 6 10 6 4 6
7 Hunter Henry LAC @ JAC 9 7 7 7 5 7
8 Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ @ TB 8 8 8 8 8 8
9 Cameron Brate TB vs. NYJ 5 9 9 10 9 9
10 Jason Witten DAL @ ATL 10 10 6 9 12 10
11 Vernon Davis WAS vs. MIN 11 11 12 11 11 13
12 Charles Clay BUF vs. NO 15 12 11 12 10 14
13 Tyler Kroft CIN @ TEN 12 13 17 15 13 11
14 Jordan Reed WAS vs. MIN 18 15 15 14 15 12
15 Julius Thomas MIA @ CAR 16 14 13 13 20 15
16 Ed Dickson CAR vs. MIA 17 17 14 16 16 16
17 Jermaine Greshman ARI vs. SEA 16 16 17 18 17
18 Ryan Griffin HOU @ LAR 18 18 18 17 19
19 Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. LAC 19 19 19 19 18
20 Tyler Higbee LAR vs. HOU 25 22 21 21 14 22
21 Antonio Gates LAC @ JAC 20 20 20 22 20
22 Coby Fleener NO @ BUF 20 23 22 22 23 23
23 Jesse James PIT @ IND 23 21 23 23 24 21
23 Austin Hooper ATL vs. DAL 13
24 O.J. Howard TB vs. NYJ 24 24 24 25 21 25
25 Eric Ebron DET vs. CLE 14
Garrett Celek SF vs. NYG 19
George Kittle SF vs. NYG 25 25 24 25 24
Nick O’Leary BUF vs. NO 21
David Njoku CLE @ DET 22

WR PPR rankings, Week 10

Fantasy football rankings 2017: Wide receivers in PPR leagues for NFL Week 10

The SB Nation fantasy staff rounds up the rankings for the top 50 wide receivers in PPR leagues for Week 10. Positions: QB | RBS | RBP | WRS | WRP | TE | DST


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There was potential for a complete shakeup among the top 10 this week, but we only got half of that when Mike Evans was suspended for his involvement in an altercation against the Saints last Sunday. So, no Evans for the Buccaneers, who will square off against the Jets. So, take note DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries owners.

A.J. Green dodged a bullet after being ejected against the Jaguars for a brawl with Jalen Ramsey, who was also tossed from the game — ultimately, Green was not further reprimanded and will be free to play at Tennessee this week.

So, yeah, the rest is pretty straightforward. Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster return from a bye week to square off against the Colts, a team Ben Roethlisberger has torn to sheds throughout his career.

Lastly, just a reminder that once Monday comes and goes, we’re one week closer to Josh Gordon’s return.

Wide receiver (PPR) rankings, Week 10

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett; ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

WR PPR rankings, Week 10

Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
1 Antonio Brown PIT @ IND 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Julio Jones ATL vs. DAL 2 2 3 2 2 3
3 A.J. Green CIN @ TEN 3 3 2 3 3 2
4 Dez Bryant DAL @ ATL 8 4 4 4 4 5
5 Doug Baldwin SEA @ ARI 5 6 6 6 6 6
6 Golden Tate DET vs. CLE 6 5 5 5 14 4
7 Michael Thomas NO @ BUF 4 9 9 10 8 10
8 T.Y. Hilton IND vs. PIT 17 7 7 7 7 7
9 Adam Thielen MIN @ WAS 11 8 8 8 10 8
10 Brandin Cooks NE @ DEN 13 10 10 9 9 9
11 Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs. SEA 15 11 11 13 12 11
12 Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. NE 9 13 13 12 13 13
13 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @ LAR 7 14 14 16 15 12
14 Jarvis Landry MIA @ CAR 10 15 15 14 16 16
15 Kelvin Benjamin BUF vs. NO 30 12 12 11 11 15
16 Stefon Diggs MIN @ WAS 14 17 17 15 17 17
17 DeSean Jackson TB vs. NYJ 25 18 18 18 18 18
18 Jordy Nelson GB @ CHI 27 16 16 17 30 14
19 Devin Funchess CAR vs. MIA 18 22 21 22 22 21
20 Mohamed Sanu ATL vs. DAL 26 21 22 21 20 20
21 Davante Adams GB @ CHI 29 20 20 20 21 22
22 Josh Doctson WAS vs. MIN 44 19 19 19 19 19
23 Keenan Allen LAC @ JAC 21 24 24 23 24 23
24 Marvin Jones DET vs. CLE 12 31 30 30 5 33
25 DeVante Parker MIA @ CAR 16 25 25 25 25 26
26 Marqise Lee JAC vs. LAC 32 23 23 24 23 24
27 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @ IND 22 26 26 26 26 25
28 Rishard Matthews TEN vs. CIN 31 28 28 28 28 27
29 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI 39 27 27 27 27 29
30 Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. NE 23 30 33 31 33 30
31 Brandon LaFell CIN @ TEN 32 31 32 31 31
32 Jamison Crowder WAS vs. MIN 46 29 29 29 29 28
33 Sterling Shepard NYG @ SF 19 35 37 35 35 39
34 Ted Ginn Jr. NO @ BUF 28 38 35 37 37 32
35 Allen Hurns JAC vs. LAC 45 33 32 33 32 35
36 Danny Amendola NE @ DEN 38 36 36 34 36 36
37 Cooper Kupp LAR vs. HOU 34 34 34 38 49 34
38 Corey Davis TEN vs. CIN 37 37 38 36 38 40
39 Paul Richardson SEA @ ARI 35 41 41 42 40 37
40 Robert Woods LAR vs. HOU 24 45 49 39 34 46
41 Marquise Goodwin SF vs. NYG 43 40 40 41 41 38
42 Martavis Bryant PIT @ IND 39 39 40 39 41
43 Jordan Matthews BUF vs. NO 40 44 42 45 43
44 Curtis Samuel CAR vs. MIA 42 43 46 42 43
45 Terrance Williams DAL @ ATL 49 43 45 44 45 42
46 Sammy Watkins LAR vs. HOU 33 47 50 50 50 44
47 Robby Anderson NYJ @ TB 20
48 Chris Hogan NE @ DEN 50 46 44 43 44 49
49 Will Fuller HOU @ LAR 41 49 46 48 46
50 Randall Cobb GB @ CHI 42 50 47 47 47
Jermaine Kearse NYJ @ TB 36
Tyrell Williams LAC @ JAC 48 48 49 48
Cole Beasley DAL @ ATL 47 45
John Brown ARI vs. SEA 47
Adam Humphries TB vs. NYJ 48
Eric Decker TEN vs. CIN 48
Terrelle Pryor Sr. WAS vs. MIN 50

WR standard rankings, Week 10

Fantasy football rankings 2017: Wide receivers in standard leagues for NFL Week 10

The SB Nation fantasy football team reveals which standard league wide receivers rank in the top 50 heading into Week 10. Positions: QB | RBS | RBP | WRS | WRP | TE | DST


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As the NFL is past the midway point of the season, several wide receivers are just now starting to live up to big preseason expectations.

Among those stepping up at just the right time is Marqise Lee, who was the Jacksonville Jaguars’ passing game finally coming alive. After getting off to a slow start this season, Lee has now had 70-plus receiving yards in three-straight games. That includes seven grabs for 75 yards and a score against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Elsewhere, Sterling Shepard is one of the few bright spots for a disastrous New York Giants. When the Giants lost Brandon Marshall and Odell Beckham Jr., Shepard looked primed to become the featured weapon in New York. However, an ankle injury delayed that for several weeks, but now that Shepherd is up to speed, he’s making a big impact after catching five passes on nine targets for 70 yards in Week 9.

Which receivers will step up in Week 10? We’ve got a fresh set of rankings to help you find out.

Wide Receiver (standard) rankings, Week 10

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett; ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

WR standard rankings, Week 10

Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
1 Antonio Brown PIT @ IND 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 A.J. Green CIN @ TEN 3 2 2 2 3 2
3 Julio Jones ATL vs. DAL 2 3 3 3 2 3
4 Dez Bryant DAL @ ATL 7 4 4 4 4 5
5 Doug Baldwin SEA @ ARI 4 6 6 6 6 6
6 Golden Tate DET vs. CLE 8 5 5 5 14 4
7 T.Y. Hilton IND vs. PIT 14 7 7 7 7 7
8 Michael Thomas NO @ BUF 5 10 10 10 8 10
9 Brandin Cooks NE @ DEN 9 9 9 9 9 8
10 Adam Thielen MIN @ WAS 12 8 8 8 10 9
11 Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. NE 11 13 13 12 13 13
12 Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs. SEA 21 11 11 11 12 11
13 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @ LAR 6 14 15 14 15 17
14 Kelvin Benjamin BUF vs. NO 28 12 12 13 11 15
15 Stefon Diggs MIN @ WAS 13 17 17 16 17 14
16 Jarvis Landry MIA @ CAR 15 16 16 15 16 16
17 DeSean Jackson TB vs. NYJ 22 18 18 18 18 18
18 Jordy Nelson GB @ CHI 27 15 14 17 30 12
19 Devin Funchess CAR vs. MIA 16 21 21 21 21 21
20 Mohamed Sanu ATL vs. DAL 29 20 20 20 20 22
21 Josh Doctson WAS vs. MIN 40 19 19 19 19 19
22 Marvin Jones DET vs. CLE 10 31 30 30 5 33
23 Keenan Allen LAC @ JAC 24 24 24 23 24 23
24 DeVante Parker MIA @ CAR 18 25 25 24 25 26
25 Davante Adams GB @ CHI 35 22 22 22 22 20
26 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @ IND 20 26 26 26 26 25
27 Marqise Lee JAC vs. LAC 32 23 23 25 23 24
28 Rishard Matthews TEN vs. CIN 31 28 28 28 28 27
29 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI 38 27 27 27 27 29
30 Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. NE 23 30 33 32 33 30
31 Jamison Crowder WAS vs. MIN 47 29 29 29 29 28
32 Ted Ginn Jr. NO @ BUF 26 35 35 31 37 32
33 Sterling Shepard NYG @ SF 19 37 37 34 35 36
34 Allen Hurns JAC vs. LAC 43 33 32 33 32 35
35 Brandon LaFell CIN @ TEN 32 31 35 31 31
36 Cooper Kupp LAR vs. HOU 33 34 34 36 49 34
37 Danny Amendola NE @ DEN 42 36 36 37 36 39
38 Corey Davis TEN vs. CIN 37 39 38 39 38 40
39 Paul Richardson SEA @ ARI 34 41 41 41 40 37
40 Marquise Goodwin SF vs. NYG 41 40 40 40 41 38
41 Robert Woods LAR vs. HOU 25 47 49 42 34 46
42 Martavis Bryant PIT @ IND 38 39 38 39 41
43 Jordan Matthews BUF vs. NO 45 42 42 44 42
44 Curtis Samuel CAR vs. MIA 43 43 43 43 43
45 Sammy Watkins LAR vs. HOU 30 46 50 49 50 44
46 Terrance Williams DAL @ ATL 48 44 45 45 45 42
47 Robby Anderson NYJ @ TB 17
48 Chris Hogan NE @ DEN 44 45 44 50 44 49
49 Will Fuller HOU @ LAR 39 49 46 46 46
50 Randall Cobb GB @ CHI 46 50 47 47 47
Jermaine Kearse NYJ @ TB 36
Tyrell Williams LAC @ JAC 48 48 48 48
Cole Beasley DAL @ ATL 49 45
John Brown ARI vs. SEA 50 47
Eric Decker TEN vs. CIN 48
Terrelle Pryor Sr. WAS vs. MIN 50

RB PPR rankings, Week 10

Fantasy football rankings, 2017: Running backs for PPR leagues, Week 10

Here are our fantasy football running back rankings for PPR leagues entering Week 10. Positions: QB | RBS | RBP | WRS | WRP | TE | DST


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Editor’s update: Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension is back on and he will not play this weekend. We are working on updated rankings. For now, Alfred Morris is likely the primary starter, with Darren McFadden and Rod Smith rotating in. Morris is the better standard start, while McFadden has some PPR value. Smith is the best long-term option of the three, but Morris is the guy for Week 10.

For Le’Veon Bell owners, this is the week you’ve been waiting for.

Bell doesn’t need any help to be considered the top running back in fantasy. That Bell is SB Nation’s unanimous top choice for PPR running back in Week 10 is certainly no surprise. But beyond his obvious talent as a runner and pass catcher — not to mention a career resume of greatness — Bell’s ranking this week is enhanced by a dream matchup in Indianapolis.

Simply put, the Colts are not a good defensive team. But where the Colts really struggle is against pass-catching running backs, ranking dead last in the league in DVOA. Bell has topped six targets in a game just twice this season. This week seems destined to be No. 3.

Rounding out our top five are Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliott — assuming he plays — Todd Gurley of the Rams, Buffalo’s LeSean McCoy, and Jacksonville’s Leonard Fournette — assuming he plays.

But it’s in our second five that some juicy matchups await. The BearsJordan Howard, our No. 6-ranked back, faces a Green Bay defense ranked 21st in DVOA against the run overall and 24th against pass-catching backs and playing on a short week. San Francisco’s Carlos Hyde, ranked seventh, gets a collapsing Giants team ranked 24th in run DVOA and 22nd against pass-catching backs.

Our No. 10 back, Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey, faces the third-ranked defense against the run. But fortunately for McCaffrey and his owners, he does almost all his damage as a pass-catcher, and Miami actually ranks 26th against the pass out of the backfield.

Other backs with solid matchups include Cincinnati’s Joe Mixon, who faces Tennessee’s 29th-ranked RB pass-catching defense, and the JetsMatt Forte, who gets the slumping Buccaneers, who own the 20th-ranked defense against the run and 25th against pass-catching backs.

Running back (PPR) rankings, Week 10

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett; ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

RB PPR rankings, Week 10

Rk Consensus Tm Opp JG DG KB JM
Rk Consensus Tm Opp JG DG KB JM
1 Le’Veon Bell PIT @ IND 1 1 1 1
2 Todd Gurley LAR vs. HOU 2 4 3 3
3 Leonard Fournette JAC vs. LAC 3 3 2 4
4 LeSean McCoy BUF vs. NO 4 2 4 2
5 Jordan Howard CHI vs. GB 5 5 5 6
7 Carlos Hyde SF vs. NYG 7 6 6 7
8 Orleans Darkwa NYG @ SF 9 7 7 8
8 Devonta Freeman ATL vs. DAL 12 9 9 5
10 Alvin Kamara NO @ BUF 8 15 10 9
11 Jerick McKinnon MIN @ WAS 10 11 13 10
11 Melvin Gordon LAC @ JAC 6 10 11 18
13 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs. MIA 11 14 12 11
14 Doug Martin TB vs. NYJ 20 8 8 12
15 Mark Ingram NO @ BUF 15 13 14 13
16 Joe Mixon CIN @ TEN 16 16 15 14
17 Lamar Miller HOU @ LAR 13 18 16 16
17 Chris Thompson WAS vs. MIN 18 17 18 15
19 Adrian Peterson ARI vs. SEA 17 19 17 17
20 DeMarco Murray TEN vs. CIN 19 21 19 20
21 Damien Williams MIA @ CAR 22 20 21 19
22 Matt Forte NYJ @ TB 21 26 20 24
23 Alfred Morris DAL @ ATL 14 12 40 25
24 Aaron Jones GB @ CHI 23 24 23 23
24 Ameer Abdullah DET vs. CLE 24 23 22 28
26 Tevin Coleman ATL vs. DAL 26 29 26 22
27 C.J. Anderson DEN vs. NE 27 22 24 31
28 Derrick Henry TEN vs. CIN 31 27 27 21
29 Duke Johnson Jr. CLE @ DET 25 28 25 32
30 Tarik Cohen CHI vs. GB 34 25 30 27
31 Isaiah Crowell CLE @ DET 28 32 28 30
32 Kenyan Drake MIA @ CAR 29 39 29 29
33 Thomas Rawls SEA @ ARI 32 36 34 26
34 Theo Riddick DET vs. CLE 36 33 31 36
35 Dion Lewis NE @ DEN 37 35 33 35
36 Marlon Mack IND vs. PIT 33 37 32 39
37 Ty Montgomery GB @ CHI 35 34 38 34
38 James White NE @ DEN 39 38 36 33
39 Robert Kelley WAS vs. MIN 38 30 35 45
40 Devontae Booker DEN vs. NE 41 31 39 37
41 Bilal Powell NYJ @ TB 30 43 43 38
41 Frank Gore IND vs. PIT 40 40 37 42
43 Latavius Murray MIN @ WAS 43 46 41 41
44 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. MIA 42 41 45 43
45 Chris Ivory JAC vs. LAC 45 45 44 40
46 Rex Burkhead NE @ DEN 44 42 42 49
47 Wayne Gallman NYG @ SF 46 47 47 48
48 Jamaal Charles DEN vs. NE 49 46 44
49 Matt Breida SF vs. NYG 47 48 49 47
50 Eddie Lacy SEA @ ARI 48 44 48
Andre Ellington ARI vs. SEA 46
Mike Tolbert BUF vs. NO 49 50
D’Onta Foreman HOU @ LAR 50 50
Giovani Bernard CIN @ TEN 50

RB standard rankings, Week 10

Fantasy football rankings, 2017: Running backs for standard leagues, Week 10

Here are our fantasy football running back rankings for standard leagues entering Week 10. Positions: QB | RBS | RBP | WRS | WRP | TE | DST


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Editor’s update: Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension is back on and he will not play this weekend. We are working on updated rankings. For now, Alfred Morris is likely the primary starter, with Darren McFadden and Rod Smith rotating in. Morris is the better standard start, while McFadden has some PPR value. Smith is the best long-term option of the three, but Morris is the guy for Week 10.

The fantasy playoffs are only a few weeks away and your bracket should be starting to take form. Six teams are returning from byes while the Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and Philadelphia Eagles head on their rest week.

With those teams on byes, owners will need to find replacements Buck Allen, Alex Collins, Kareem Hunt, Mashawn Lynch, and Jay Ajayi. Ezekiel Elliott owners should also be weary that his appeal hearing will be held later this week and most likely determined on Friday, so a backup plan should be thought of in case of his absence. Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden are worth hanging onto in the case Elliott loses his appeal.

Running back (standard) rankings, Week 10

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett; ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

RB standard rankings, Week 10

Rk Consensus Tm Opp JG DG KB JM
Rk Consensus Tm Opp JG DG KB JM
1 Le’Veon Bell PIT @ IND 1 1 1 1
2 Leonard Fournette JAC vs. LAC 2 3 2 3
3 LeSean McCoy BUF vs. NO 4 2 3 2
4 Todd Gurley LAR vs. HOU 3 4 4 4
5 Jordan Howard CHI vs. GB 6 5 5 5
6 Carlos Hyde SF vs. NYG 8 6 6 6
7 Orleans Darkwa NYG @ SF 7 7 7 7
8 Doug Martin TB vs. NYJ 9 8 8 8
9 Devonta Freeman ATL vs. DAL 10 9 10 9
10 Melvin Gordon LAC @ JAC 5 10 9 18
11 Jerick McKinnon MIN @ WAS 11 11 12 10
12 Mark Ingram NO @ BUF 12 13 11 11
13 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs. MIA 16 15 13 13
14 Lamar Miller HOU @ LAR 13 18 15 16
15 Adrian Peterson ARI vs. SEA 15 19 14 14
16 Alvin Kamara NO @ BUF 17 17 17 12
17 Joe Mixon CIN @ TEN 18 16 16 17
18 DeMarco Murray TEN vs. CIN 20 14 18 15
19 Chris Thompson WAS vs. MIN 21 21 19 20
20 C.J. Anderson DEN vs. NE 24 22 22 19
21 Ameer Abdullah DET vs. CLE 23 23 21 23
22 Alfred Morris DAL @ ATL 14 12 40 24
23 Aaron Jones GB @ CHI 22 24 20 29
24 Matt Forte NYJ @ TB 19 26 24 28
25 Damien Williams MIA @ CAR 31 20 27 22
26 Thomas Rawls SEA @ ARI 28 25 26 21
27 Tevin Coleman ATL vs. DAL 25 29 23 32
28 Derrick Henry TEN vs. CIN 27 27 25 31
29 Duke Johnson Jr. CLE @ DET 26 31 28 25
30 Dion Lewis NE @ DEN 32 35 30 26
31 Isaiah Crowell CLE @ DET 30 32 29 36
32 Bilal Powell NYJ @ TB 29 43 32 27
33 Frank Gore IND vs. PIT 34 38 33 30
34 Ty Montgomery GB @ CHI 36 36 35 33
35 Kenyan Drake MIA @ CAR 33 39 31 38
36 Theo Riddick DET vs. CLE 37 34 36 34
37 Robert Kelley WAS vs. MIN 38 28 44 35
38 Tarik Cohen CHI vs. GB 40 30 37 39
39 Devontae Booker DEN vs. NE 42 33 38 37
40 Marlon Mack IND vs. PIT 35 37 34 46
41 Latavius Murray MIN @ WAS 39 40 41 42
42 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. MIA 41 41 39 41
43 Rex Burkhead NE @ DEN 43 42 43 43
44 James White NE @ DEN 44 46 42 45
45 Chris Ivory JAC vs. LAC 45 45 48 40
46 Matt Breida SF vs. NYG 47 48 45 44
47 Wayne Gallman NYG @ SF 46 47 47 48
48 Eddie Lacy SEA @ ARI 44 46 47
49 D’Onta Foreman HOU @ LAR 49 49
50 Mike Gillislee NE @ DEN 48
Jamaal Charles DEN vs. NE 50 50
Mike Tolbert BUF vs. NO 49
Samaje Perine WAS vs. MIN 49
Andre Ellington ARI vs. SEA 50
Giovani Bernard CIN @ TEN 50

QB rankings, Week 10

Fantasy football rankings 2017: Quarterbacks for NFL Week 10

Here are our fantasy football quarterback rankings for Week 10. Positions: QB | RBS | RBP | WRS | WRP | TE | DST


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It’s time for another week of fantasy rankings! Jared Goff has become a true fantasy quarterback in his second season. He torched the Giants in Week 9 for 311 passing yards and four touchdowns. Having an offensive-minded head coach has certainly helped him to unleash his potential. I also like that the team has surrounded him with some excellent weapons. Todd Gurley has both helped and been helped by Goff’s development. The remainder of the season should give us a good gauge on how high he’ll be drafted in 2018. He faces some tough defenses down the stretch.

Dak Prescott continues to look good in his sophomore season. We continue to wait for the Ezekiel Elliott situation to be resolved, which could give a boost to Prescott’s fantasy value. I think Prescott’s passing and rushing numbers would be given a significant boost. Last week he passed for 249 yards, threw two touchdowns, and rushed for a touchdown. Those totals were good for the third-most points among fantasy quarterbacks in Week 9. The remaining schedule isn’t daunting, so I like his prospects for leading teams to a fantasy championship.

Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, and Philadelphia have their bye this week. Carson Wentz and Alex Smith are the top two quarterbacks in fantasy football. They will definitely be missed for Week 10. Derek Carr has been up and down but will also be missed in larger leagues. Josh McCown and Tyrod Taylor should be looked at as bye week replacement starters.

Jameis Winston continues to deal with a shoulder injury. He’s out for Week 10 but hopefully will be able to heal up and come back strong in a few weeks. Teddy Bridgewater will most likely return as Minnesota’s backup quarterback this week. Things will get really interesting moving forward, as it remains to be decided if Case Keenum is a just placeholder. The worst injury news was the loss of Deshaun Watson for the rest of the 2017 season. We’re all hoping he’ll come back strong for next season.

My sleeper pick for Week 10 is Ryan Fitzpatrick. He’s always been a pretty good quarterback and this will be a revenge game facing the Jets. I realize he’s without Mike Evans but the Buccaneers have enough weapons to do some damage. Having a full week to prepare will also really help. I think Fitzpatrick will pass for 290 yards and three touchdowns. I’m a big believer in starting guys in revenge matchups and this is a big one with the way things played out in New York to begin last season.

Quarterback rankings, Week 10

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett; ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

QB rankings, Week 10

Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
1 Dak Prescott DAL @ ATL 1 1 2 1 2 1
2 Tom Brady NE @ DEN 4 3 4 2 1 4
3 Russell Wilson SEA @ ARI 3 4 5 3 6 3
4 Cam Newton CAR vs. MIA 5 5 1 5 4 6
5 Drew Brees NO @ BUF 8 8 3 6 3 8
6 Matthew Stafford DET vs. CLE 2 2 16 4 11 2
7 Ben Roethlisberger PIT @ IND 9 7 6 7 5 9
8 Matt Ryan ATL vs. DAL 6 6 8 9 10 5
9 Jared Goff LAR vs. HOU 7 9 9 8 9 7
10 Tyrod Taylor BUF vs. NO 11 10 10 10 8 13
11 Josh McCown NYJ @ TB 10 11 14 11 14 12
12 Marcus Mariota TEN vs. CIN 12 12 12 13 13 10
13 Kirk Cousins WAS vs. MIN 13 13 13 12 12 11
14 Andy Dalton CIN @ TEN 14 14 11 15 20 14
15 Ryan Fitzpatrick TB vs. NYJ 15 15 17 16 17 15
16 Eli Manning NYG @ SF 16 16 15 14 15 19
17 Philip Rivers LAC @ JAC 19 18 20 17 16 16
18 Jay Cutler MIA @ CAR 17 17 19 18 19 17
19 Brock Osweiler DEN vs. NE 24 23 7 24 7 24
20 Blake Bortles JAC vs. LAC 21 21 18 19 18 20
21 Case Keenum MIN @ WAS 18 19 23 22 23 18
22 Jacoby Brissett IND vs. PIT 20 20 21 20 22 21
23 Mitchell Trubisky CHI vs. GB 25 22 22 21 21 23
24 C.J. Beathard SF vs. NYG 23 24 24 23 24 25
25 Brett Hundley GB @ CHI 22 25 25 22
Tom Savage HOU @ LAR 25 25

Who to pick in Week 10 for your NFL Survivor Pool

Football survivor pool strategy/picks, Week 10: There are three popular options

We’re fast approaching the home stretch of many NFL survivor pools. If you’re still alive in your pool, we are here to provide some tips to stay that way in Week 10!

Welcome back for Week 10 of the 2017 NFL season! We get things started with a Thursday Night Footballmatchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals. The week closes on Monday Night Football with an inter-conference matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers.

The opening of Week 10 means it is time to look at some of the best options for NFL survivor pools. The Detroit Lions will be a hugely popular pick. Some will say to avoid a popular pick, others will say just worry about your own pick.

For those new to this kind of contest, a survivor pool involves picking one team each week that you think will win. If your team wins in Week 1, you can make a pick in Week 2. If your team wins in Week 2, you can make a pick in Week 3, and so on. The catch is that you cannot pick a team twice. You could very well use a heavy favorite in Week 1, but you won’t have access to that team later in the year if you’re alive in the closing weeks.

There is plenty of strategy in determining which team you will take each week, and SB Nation is here to help. We have two experts providing rankings for each week, and then some thoughts on weekly strategy. First up, we have a consensus ranking of all 32 teams, and which are most likely to win this week. That is followed by each writer making a pick, some reasoning for the pick, and some alternatives to consider.

Survivor rankings, Week 10

Rank Team Opp. JG SK DG
Rank Team Opp. JG SK DG
1 Detroit vs. CLE 1 1 3
2 Pittsburgh @ IND 3 3 1
3 LA Rams vs. HOU 2 2 5
4 Carolina vs. MIA 4 4 4
5 New England @ DEN 5 5 6
6 Seattle @ ARI 7 7 2
7 Jacksonville vs. LAC 9 9 10
8 Tennessee vs. CIN 13 8 9
9 NY Jets @ TB 6 13 12
10 Chicago vs. GB 14 6 14
11 New Orleans @ BUF 17 11 7
12 Minnesota @ WAS 11 14 11
13 Dallas @ ATL 10 19 8
14 San Francisco vs. NYG 8 17 13
15 Atlanta vs. DAL 19 10 15
16 Washington vs. MIN 18 15 17
17 Buffalo vs. NO 12 18 22
18 NY Giants @ SF 21 12 19
19 Green Bay @ CHI 15 23 16
20 Cincinnati @ TEN 16 21 20
21 LA Chargers @ JAC 20 20 18
22 Tampa Bay vs. NYJ 23 16 21
23 Denver vs. NE 24 24 23
24 Arizona vs. SEA 22 22 28
25 Miami @ CAR 25 25 25
26 Houston @ LAR 27 27 24
27 Indianapolis vs. PIT 26 26 26
28 Cleveland @ DET 28 28 27

Jeff Goldberg

Best picks: Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers

First off, if you’re still alive in your survivor pool, congratulations! Getting to Week 10 is no small feat, especially in this year of upsets. There are three games this week that seem upset-proof, but one might be worth avoiding simply to stay away from the herd. The Lions will be a super-popular play this week against Cleveland, so the two places one might look to go (and root for a Browns miracle) are the Rams and Steelers. The Rams, who looked unstoppable against the Giants last week, draw the DeShaun-less Texans, while Pittsburgh takes on the Colts, coming off their bye. My personal choice is the Rams, who have limited future value and make a nice pivot off Detroit, a team loaded with good matchups down he stretch.

Scott Kaliska

Best picks: Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers

The most obvious reason for the Lions is because they’re facing the Cleveland Browns. After watching them against Green Bay in Week 9, the Lions look like they’re turning a corner and about to go on a roll. Detroit will be playing at home and is favored by almost two touchdowns. My secondary picks would be the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh. The Rams are facing a Houston team that has lost too many weapons on both sides of the ball. Los Angeles is playing really well right now and will win easily. Pittsburgh is coming out of its bye week. It will be fresh and healed up. Indianapolis doesn’t have the defense to stop or even slow down this Steeler offense.

Derek Gordon

Best picks: Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers

I picked Houston last week before the Deshaun Watson injury news was made public. Tom Savage did not do me any favors as the Indianapolis Colts took care of business. This week, I’m going with the Detroit Lions over the Cleveland Browns and hope Matthew Stafford doesn’t get attacked by a feral cat during practice. Stafford has been playing well and I struggle to envision a scenario where the Browns win this game. Stranger things have happened, but the Lions’ offense is running pretty smoothly between the 20’s.

If you have already used the Lions earlier in the season you will want to consider the Seattle Seahawks to continue their winning streak against Drew Stanton and the Arizona Cardinals. The Pittsburgh Steelers also seem like a good bet to pound the Colts into oblivion and if you need a longshot play I like the New Orleans Saints to beat the Buffalo Bills on the road.

Week 10 start/sit advice

Fantasy football, Week 10: Who to start and sit across the NFL

We look at some of the biggest decisions facing your fantasy team as the push for the playoffs heats up.


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With Week 10 arriving, the push for the fantasy football playoffs is beginning.

Now is the time when every move you make could make or break your postseason hopes and hopes of winning a league championship. With that in mind, here is a look at the toughest calls to make in your lineup for Week 10.

START

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff vs. Houston Texans

Jared Goff has gone from being waiver-wire fodder to now being a quarterback you can rely on in the push for the fantasy playoffs. Heck, you may end up starting Goff in a playoff game or two if he keeps up his torrid pace, which includes six touchdowns over his last two games. Expect the scoring to keep up Sunday against a depleted Texans team, which is a allowing the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Start Goff on Sunday.

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa vs. San Francisco 49ers

The Giants are a mess, but Orleans Darkwa has been a bright spot over the last month, averaging 85.7 total yards per game over the last three weeks. Here’s a good reason to expect at least a good game from Darkwa: The 49ers have allowed at least running back to score double-digit points in every game this season. They’re also allowing the most fantasy points to running backs this season. Find a way to put Darkwa in your starting lineup this week.

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon vs. Tennessee Titans

With Jeremy Hill battling an ankle injury, Joe Mixon made his first career start in Week 9. He totaled just 46 yards against a stout Jaguars defense, but he did reach the end zone for the second time in four games. He’s now average 74.3 total yards per game over the last three weeks. The promising rookie will now face the Titans, who have a solid defense, but pass-catching backs have consistently burned them. They enter Week 10 allowing the sixth-most receiving yards to running backs. Get Mixon into your starting lineup.

New York Jets RB Matt Forte vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Just when you thought father time had caught up with Matt Forte, he’s back tearing apart opposing defenses on the ground and through the air. He’s racked up 64 receiving yards on 10 catches to go with 84 yards and two scores on 14 rushes over the last two games. And did we mention the Buccaneers’ defense is awful? That’s even truer when it comes to the ground, where they’re allowing the second-most fantasy points to running backs over the last five weeks. Start Forte this week.

New York Jets WR Robby Anderson vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The rise of Robby Anderson has been a big reason why the Jets are in the playoff hunt past the midway point of the regular season. Anderson has now caught a touchdown in three-straight games and being targeted an average of seven times over the last four games. He’ll now face a Buccaneers secondary struggling mightily. They’ve allowed the third-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Start Anderson in Week 10.

SIT

Washington QB Kirk Cousins vs. Minnesota Vikings

Kirk Cousins is once again a top-10 fantasy quarterback and has Washington back in the playoff hunt. However, he’ll face arguably his biggest test of the season as the red-hot Vikings come to town. Normally an elite fantasy defense under Mike Zimmer, Minnesota is allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. With the Vikings also fresh off their bye week, this is shaping up to be a really bad matchup for Captain Kirk, so keep him benched this week.

Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray vs. Cincinnati Bengals

DeMarco Murray is doing everything in his power just to be active on game days, mostly because he’s in danger of losing his job to the more promising Derrick Henry. Murray has played through hamstring, shoulder and knee injuries this season, which have limited his production. He’s coming off pedestrian 41-total-yard game against the Ravens. He’ll now face a Bengals defense allowing the ninth-fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. Bench Murray this week.

Washington RB Chris Thompson vs. Minnesota Vikings

The Washington backfield has been a wild card when it comes to rushing yards and carries, but Chris Thompson has consistently produced as a pass-catcher all season. Don’t expect that to continue against the vaunted Vikings in Week 10, as they’re allowing the fewest fantasy points to running backs this year. Keep Thompson safely on the bench this Sunday.

Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Wide receivers against Jacksonville have largely been a no-no this year. Whether it’s DeAndre Hopkins, T.Y. Hilton, or A.J. Green just last week, starting your receivers against Jacksonville has proven to be fatal this year, which would also be the case with Keenan Allen. He’s having a so-so year to begin with, so don’t expect much of anything against a Jaguars defense allowing the fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Bench Allen for Week 10.

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Even without Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton has proven to be a viable fantasy option in favorable matchups. He won’t be getting one this week, as the Steelers are allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Stick Hilton on the bench for Sunday.

Full Week 10 NFL injury report

Fantasy football, Week 10: Full NFL injury report

We run down all the notable injuries in Week 10 that could impact your fantasy football team.

Another week, another injury report — this week’s is headlined by Matt Forte and Jameis Winston, who are both listed as out.

T.Y. Hilton made a surprise appearance on the injury report ahead of Sunday’s clash against the Steelers. He’s been limited in practice the past two days, so his status is still mostly up in the air.

A handful of other wideouts are listed as questionable, including Dez Bryant, Marqise Lee, Jamison Crowder and Emmanuel Sanders. All are fully expected to suit up and play.

At tight end, Delanie Walker rested much of this week, so don’t read too much into his questionable status.

However, don’t expect Jordan Reed to suit up against the Vikings on Sunday, as he was limited on Wednesday and Thursday before getting the day off from practice on Friday.

Here is the full injury report for players in the skill positions.

Quarterbacks

OUT: Jameis Winston (right shoulder)

Running backs

OUT: Jeremy Hill (ankle), Malcolm Brown (knee), Matt Forte (knee)

Wide receivers

OUT: Zay Jones (ankle), Trent Taylor (ribs), Kamar Aiken (hamstring), Chris Hogan (shoulder)

QUESTIONABLE: Dez Bryant (knee, ankle), Marquise Lee (knee), Jamison Crowder (hamstring), Brian Quick (concussion), ArDarius Stewart (groin), T.Y. Hilton (groin), Danny Amendola (knee), Emmanuel Sanders (ankle)

Tight ends

OUT: George Kittle (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE: Delanie Walker (ankle), Geoff Swaim (knee), Dion Sims (illness), Niles Paul (concussion), Jordan Reed (hamstring), Charles Clay (knee), Martellus Bennett (shoulder)

TE waiver rankings, Week 11

Fantasy football waiver wire advice: Tight end rankings for Week 11

The waiver wire begins late Tuesday, so it is time to figure out your best options. We’ve got rankings for all four major positions: QB | RB | WR | TE


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Week 10 of the 2017 regular season is just about coming to a close with the Monday Night Footballgame remaining. Most fantasy football leagues will run their waiver wires late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but we are here to help you get a jump on the best options to consider.

We will be ranking the top five players likely to be available in your league at each of the four major positions. Some weeks there might not be five good options available, but we’ll scour for the best we can find. Additionally, throughout the week, we will update each of these articles as ownership percentages change and news arrives. The following ownership percentages come via CBS Sportsline entering Week 10.

Vernon Davis, Washington (62 percent owned)

As long as Jordan Reed is sidelined with his hamstring injury, Davis remains a viable option at tight end. Davis has been producing all season, even with Reed on the field, and he put up more solid numbers against the Vikings with seven catches on 11 targets for 76 yards. In both games Reed has missed with this latest injury, Davis has topped 70 yards. Now, if we can just get him a look in the end zone …

Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions (48)

Ebron is back and he’s back big. In his third consecutive productive outing after a midseason disappearance, Ebron finally found the end zone, scoring on a 29-yard sideline pass that put the Lions ahead for good. It was the biggest play in a 3-39-1 line, but fantasy owners will take that 12.9-point performance in PPR leagues every time.

Garrett Celek, San Francisco 49ers (5)

Celek was the darling of DFS players on Sunday with his 6-67-1 line at minimum price. He was also pretty awesome in season-long leagues and he should continue to be so as long as George Kittle is sidelined. Celek had a career year as a receiver in 2016, so he has outings like this in him, and figures to remain a vital part of the offense for the unstoppable 49ers going forward.

Jermaine Gresham, Arizona Cardinals (2)

Gresham and Drew Stanton had a special thing going on during Stanton’s first two weeks as the starter. Gresham scored for the second straight game last Thursday as part of a 5-64-1 line. We’ll have to see if Stanton is able to start this week after hurting his knee against the Seahawks, but if he’s able to go, Gresham remains a viable play.

Seth DeValve, Cleveland Browns (0)

At some point, DeValve could be the No. 1 tight end option in Cleveland, and maybe that time is now. DeValve was all over the field against the Lions, earning a season-high six targets and matching his season high with four catches for 90 yards. He’s starting to separate from rookie David Njoku, and is stash-worthy down the stretch.