Week 10 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections

If you are having some decision making trouble for Week 10, we can certainly help out with our fantasy football positional rankings. If you are looking for some permanent adds for Week 10 and moving forward, check out the waiver wire breakdowns. With most of the industry now in a standard full-point PPR format, we break down the top ranked players at each position for Week 10.

Week 10 Quarterback Rankings

Week 10 Ranking Player Week 10 Opponent Week 10 Projection
1 Lamar Jackson @CIN 26.7
2 Drew Brees ATL 25.6
3 Patrick Mahomes* @TEN 25.1
4 Matt Ryan @NO 24.9
5 Jared Goff @PIT 24.6
6 Jameis Winston ARI 24.3
7 Russell Wilson @SF 24.0
8 Dak Prescott MIN 22.9
9 Kyler Murray @TB 22.1
10 Aaron Rodgers CAR 21.9
11 Philip Rivers @OAK 20.2
12 Kirk Cousins @DAL 20.1
13 Derek Carr LAC 20.0
14 Brian Hoyer MIA 19.6
15 Josh Allen @CLE 19.6
16 Daniel Jones @NYJ 19.4
17 Matthew Stafford @CHI 19.1
18 Ryan Tannehill KC 18.7
19 Baker Mayfield BUF 18.5
20 Jimmy Garoppolo SEA 18.1
21 Ryan Fitzpatrick @IND 17.5
22 Sam Darnold NYG 16.9
23 Kyle Allen @GB 16.1
24 Mitch Trubisky DET 15.6
25 Mason Rudolph LAR 15.3

lamar jacksonWe will get back some quarterbacks from byes last week, as Drew Brees, Jared Goff, and Matt Ryan will return. Ryan of course still needs to get back to practice, but that seems likely at some point this week. Lamar Jackson is going to top the list here this week going up against Cincinnati. The Bengals are allowing the 11th most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, and rank in side the bottom five against the pass. We also know Jackson is going to notch on his usual rushing production. Brees will have a great chance to go off this week. Atlanta’s secondary is easy to target, allowing the 4th most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season.

The Cardinals and Buccaneers are squaring off this week, and this has shootout potential written all over it. Both secondaries have struggled all year, and quarterbacks have had big success. Arizona and Tampa Bay are allowing the second and third most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. Patrick Mahomes is expected to return this week against the Titans, who have looked iffy the last few weeks. They also are banged up in the secondary. Philip Rivers gets a bump up this week against Oakland, who are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Rivers had a strong week against the Packers, but couldn’t find the end zone.

Week 10 Running Backs Rankings

Week 10 Ranking Player Week 10 Opponent Week 10 Projection
1 Christian McCaffrey @GB 28.6
2 Saquon Barkley @NYJ 23.2
3 Alvin Kamara* ATL 21.9
4 Ezekiel Elliott MIN 20.3
5 Dalvin Cook @DAL 19.7
6 Aaron Jones CAR 18.6
7 Derrick Henry KC 17.5
8 Josh Jacobs LAC 17.4
9 Marlon Mack MIA 17.1
10 Mark Ingram @CIN 16.5
11 Nick Chubb BUF 16.3
12 David Montgomery DET 16.2
13 Chris Carson @SF 15.9
14 Melvin Gordon @OAK 15.5
15 Le’Veon Bell* NYG 15.4
16 David Johnson @TB 14.9
17 Devin Singletary @CLE 14.5
18 Austin Ekeler @OAK 14.2
19 Tevin Coleman SEA 13.9
20 Devonta Freeman @NO 13.5
21 Ronald Jones ARI 13.4
22 Damien Williams @TEN 12.9
23 Matt Breida SEA 11.6
24 Kenyan Drake @TB 10.9
25 Jamaal Williams CAR 9.5

The gap between Christian McCaffrey and the rest of the field is unreal at this point. He is on pace to close in on the second bechristian McCaffreyst season as far as yards from scrimmage go. He gets a strong matchup against the Packers, who have allowed the 6th most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. On the flip side of this game, Carolina has also struggled against the pass. It was a quiet week for Aaron Jones in Week 9, but he should bounce back. Jamaal Williams is also a decent flyer if you need a bye week fill-in. There are a lot of middle range backs in good spots this week. Detroit has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, and David Montgomery is finally starting to see a strong workload. He has back to back weeks with 20+ fantasy points. Marlon Mack, Mark Ingram, and Melvin Gordon are all in favorable spots this week.

melvin gordonThere are some situations to watch this week, as David Johnson is expected to return. This means Kenyan Drake will share the backfield with Johnson against a tough Tampa Bay run defense. Because volume is iffy and we are not quite sure how they will be used, I am down on them a bit. However, PPR leagues they will have an advantage because of how they can work in the passing game. Melvin Gordon looked fresh last week, and both him and Austin Ekeler can certainly be viable as standalone values in fantasy. Bruce Arians announced that Ronald Jones will be the starter over Peyton Barber. Jones has easily been the better back and is a name to keep an eye on.

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Week 10 Wide Receivers Rankings

Week 10 Ranking Player Week 10 Opponent Week 10 Projection
1 Michael Thomas ATL 24.5
2 Mike Evans ARI 23.9
3 Julio Jones @NO 22.1
4 Tyreek Hill @TEN 20.4
5 Cooper Kupp @PIT 19.6
6 Chris Godwin ARI 19.2
7 Keenan Allen @OAK 18.9
8 Amari Cooper MIN 18.6
9 Tyler Lockett @SF 18.5
10 Robert Woods @PIT 18.3
11 Davante Adams CAR 18.1
12 Odell Beckham BUF 17.6
13 Kenny Golladay @CHI 16.5
14 Emmanuel Sanders SEA 16.1
15 Stefon Diggs @DAL 15.9
16 Allen Robinson DET 15.6
17 JuJu Smith-Schuster LAR 15.4
18 Larry Fitzgerald @TB 15.3
19 Calvin Ridley @NO 15.1
20 Sammy Watkins @TEN 14.8
21 Golden Tate NYJ 14.7
22 John Brown @CLE 14.4
23 Michael Gallup MIN 14.1
24 Zach Pascal MIA 13.9
25 Davante Parker @IND 13.6
26 Marvin Jones @CHI 13.2
27 Mike Williams @OAK 13.1
28 Curtis Samuel @GB 13.0
29 DJ Moore @GB 12.9
30 Christian Kirk @TB 12.7
31 Jamison Crowder @NYG 12.5
32 Josh Reynolds @PIT 12.4
33 Jarvis Landry BUF 12.2
34 AJ Green BAL 11.9
35 Tyrell Williams LAC 11.8
36 Marquise Brown @CIN 11.5
37 Tyler Boyd BAL 11.3
38 DK Metcalf @SF 11.1
39 Cole Beasley @CLE 10.5
40 AJ Brown KC 9.7
41 Robby Anderson @NYG 9.6
42 Darius Slayton NYJ 9.3
43 Corey Davis KC 8.6
44 Auden Tate BAL 7.9
45 James Washington LAR 7.2

Michael ThomasIt was a big week for the Tampa Bay wideouts again, but more so Mike Evans. That game was fantasy gold as Tyler Lockett also had a huge day, and DK Metcalf followed. Seattle will have a tougher matchup against San Francisco this week, while the Tampa offense will get Arizona. Michael Thomas is the guy this week going up against Atlanta, who has a bottom five pass defense. Thomas has been extremely productive this season, as Teddy Bridgewater looked better than expected. Tyreek Hill continued his hot stretch, and he will get Tennessee this week. It hasn’t mattered who is under center, but Mahomes is likely back this week. Keenan Allen has been quiet, but he will get Oakland this week, who are allowing the second most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.

larry fitzgeraldBoth Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk get a bump this week going up against the Buccaneers. They are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season. There are some good streaming options this week. If TY Hilton is out, Zach Pascal has been the guy in Indy. He will get a strong matchup against the Dolphins. DeVante Parker has been very productive of late, and Ryan Fitzpatrick has also been able to make them fantasy viable. Preston Williams is out for the year, and there will be targets to go around. Golden Tate and Darius Slayton also get a bump against the Jets, and Sterling Shepard went back into concussion protocol.

Week 10 Tight Ends Rankings

Week 10 Ranking Player Week 10 Opponent Week 10 Projection
1 George Kittle SEA 16.7
2 Travis Kelce @TEN 15.8
3 Hunter Henry @OAK 15.4
4 Darren Waller LAC 15.1
5 Austin Hooper @NO 14.6
6 Evan Engram @NYJ 13.7
7 Jared Cook ATL 11.6
8 Mark Andrews @CIN 10.5
9 Gerald Everett @PIT 10.2
10 Greg Olsen @GB 9.6
11 Vance McDonald LAR 9.1
12 Jimmy Graham CAR 8.6
13 Jonnu Smith KC 7.9
14 Eric Ebron MIA 7.5
16 Tyler Eifert BAL 7.1
17 Jack Doyle MIA 6.5
15 OJ Howard ARI 5.6
18 Mike Giseki @IND 5.4
19 TJ Hockenson @CHI 5.4
20 Kyle Rudolph @DAL 5.1

george kittleGeorge Kittle had a strong game against the Cardinals, and will face another NFC West team this week who struggles against tight ends. Seattle has allowed the 4th most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this season. He checks in as the number one tight end again. Hunter Henry is an excellent option this week against Oakland, who has allowed the third most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this season. A sneaky start this week is Gerald Everett. He has been up and down in terms of targets, but the Steelers have allowed the 10th most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. The Rams aren’t far behind, so Vance McDonald is not the worst streaming option this week either.

Week 10 Kicker Rankings

Week 10 Ranking Player Week 10 Opponent Week 10 Projection
1 Greg Zuerlein @PIT 11.9
2 Harrison Butker @TEN 10.6
3 Justin Tucker @CIN 10.2
4 Wil Lutz ATL 10.1
5 Michael Badgley @OAK 10.1
6 Matt Gay ARI 9.9
7 Zane Gonzalez @TB 9.6
8 Robbie Gould SEA 9.4
9 Steve Hauschka @CLE 9.3
10 Joey Slye @GB 9.1
11 Dan Bailey @DAL 8.9
12 Brett Maher MIN 8.7
13 Mason Crosby CAR 8.5
14 Jason Myers @SF 8.3
15 Matt Prater @CHI 8.1
16 Aldrick Rosas NYJ 7.9
17 Sam Ficken @NYG 7.7
18 Adam Vinatieri MIA 7.7
19 Eddy Pineiro DET 7.6
20 Chris Boswell LAR 7.4

greg zuerleinTeams allowing the most field goal attempts this season are Cincinnati, Denver, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles Rams, and Baltimore. Detroit, Arizona, Houston, and Philadelphia are a few other teams worth targeting with kickers, as they give up a lot of volume. Teams that give up the least amount of volume are New England, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland, and Minnesota. Volume is ultimately what you want each week. Finding kickers on offenses that move the ball is always a plus for fantasy points at the position. Efficiency would come next.

Week 10 Defense Rankings

Week 10 Ranking Team Week 10 Opponent Week 10 Projection
1 Los Angeles Rams @PIT 11.5
2 Baltimore @CIN 10.6
3 New Orleans ATL 10.1
4 Indianapolis MIA 9.8
5 Kansas City @TEN 9.4
6 Buffalo @CLE 9.2
7 Chicago DET 9.0
8 San Francisco SEA 8.7
9 Green Bay CAR 8.5
10 Minnesota @DAL 8.0
11 Los Angeles Chargers @OAK 7.9
12 Dallas MIN 7.7
13 Cleveland BUF 7.5
14 Seattle @SF 7.4
15 Carolina @GB 7.1
16 New York Giants @NYJ 7.0
17 Detroit @CHI 6.8
18 Oakland LAC 6.7
19 Tampa Bay ARI 6.5
20 New York Jets NYG 6.5
21 Miami @IND 6.0
22 Tennessee KC 5.9
23 Arizona @TB 5.7
24 Pittsburgh LAR 5.6
25 Atlanta @NO 5.4

Los Angeles RamsNo New England this week to top the rankings, and they had their first down game this year. The Rams check in as the top options this week against a bad Pittsburgh offense. The playmakers are limited given the injuries, and Mason Rudolph in a pass first mode isn’t scaring anyone. Baltimore, New Orleans, Kansas City, and Indy all round out the top five. The usual big names are at the top of the list this week, where teams like Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Seattle are in the middle of the road because of their matchups. The Chiefs, Colts, and Ravens are all strong streaming options in season long given they are not highly owned. DFS prices are pretty fair as well. There is a pretty clear split between the top and bottom defenses this week.

  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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