Week 10 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections

The 2020 fantasy football season is quickly approaching which means it’s time to get a start on your research. We have you covered with our fantasy football rankings as well as projections for the upcoming season. If you are interested in the defensive side of the ball we have you covered there as well. Leave no stone unturned and check out everything we have to offer.

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 RankingPlayerWeek 10 OpponentWeek 10 Projection
1Lamar Jackson@CIN26.7
2Drew BreesATL25.6
3Patrick Mahomes*@TEN25.1
4Matt Ryan@NO24.9
5Jared Goff@PIT24.6
6Jameis WinstonARI24.3
7Russell Wilson@SF24.0
8Dak PrescottMIN22.9
9Kyler Murray@TB22.1
10Aaron RodgersCAR21.9
11Philip Rivers@OAK20.2
12Kirk Cousins@DAL20.1
13Derek CarrLAC20.0
14Brian HoyerMIA19.6
15Josh Allen@CLE19.6
16Daniel Jones@NYJ19.4
17Matthew Stafford@CHI19.1
18Ryan TannehillKC18.7
19Baker MayfieldBUF18.5
20Jimmy GaroppoloSEA18.1
21Ryan Fitzpatrick@IND17.5
22Sam DarnoldNYG16.9
23Kyle Allen@GB16.1
24Mitch TrubiskyDET15.6
25Mason RudolphLAR15.3

We 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 RankingPlayerWeek 10 OpponentWeek 10 Projection
1Christian McCaffrey@GB28.6
2Saquon Barkley@NYJ23.2
3Alvin Kamara*ATL21.9
4Ezekiel ElliottMIN20.3
5Dalvin Cook@DAL19.7
6Aaron JonesCAR18.6
7Derrick HenryKC17.5
8Josh JacobsLAC17.4
9Marlon MackMIA17.1
10Mark Ingram@CIN16.5
11Nick ChubbBUF16.3
12David MontgomeryDET16.2
13Chris Carson@SF15.9
14Melvin Gordon@OAK15.5
15Le’Veon Bell*NYG15.4
16David Johnson@TB14.9
17Devin Singletary@CLE14.5
18Austin Ekeler@OAK14.2
19Tevin ColemanSEA13.9
20Devonta Freeman@NO13.5
21Ronald JonesARI13.4
22Damien Williams@TEN12.9
23Matt BreidaSEA11.6
24Kenyan Drake@TB10.9
25Jamaal WilliamsCAR9.5

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 best 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.

There 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.

Week 10 Wide Receivers Rankings

Week 10 RankingPlayerWeek 10 OpponentWeek 10 Projection
1Michael ThomasATL24.5
2Mike EvansARI23.9
3Julio Jones@NO22.1
4Tyreek Hill@TEN20.4
5Cooper Kupp@PIT19.6
6Chris GodwinARI19.2
7Keenan Allen@OAK18.9
8Amari CooperMIN18.6
9Tyler Lockett@SF18.5
10Robert Woods@PIT18.3
11Davante AdamsCAR18.1
12Odell BeckhamBUF17.6
13Kenny Golladay@CHI16.5
14Emmanuel SandersSEA16.1
15Stefon Diggs@DAL15.9
16Allen RobinsonDET15.6
17JuJu Smith-SchusterLAR15.4
18Larry Fitzgerald@TB15.3
19Calvin Ridley@NO15.1
20Sammy Watkins@TEN14.8
21Golden TateNYJ14.7
22John Brown@CLE14.4
23Michael GallupMIN14.1
24Zach PascalMIA13.9
25Davante Parker@IND13.6
26Marvin Jones@CHI13.2
27Mike Williams@OAK13.1
28Curtis Samuel@GB13.0
29DJ Moore@GB12.9
30Christian Kirk@TB12.7
31Jamison Crowder@NYG12.5
32Josh Reynolds@PIT12.4
33Jarvis LandryBUF12.2
34AJ GreenBAL11.9
35Tyrell WilliamsLAC11.8
36Marquise Brown@CIN11.5
37Tyler BoydBAL11.3
38DK Metcalf@SF11.1
39Cole Beasley@CLE10.5
40AJ BrownKC9.7
41Robby Anderson@NYG9.6
42Darius SlaytonNYJ9.3
43Corey DavisKC8.6
44Auden TateBAL7.9
45James WashingtonLAR7.2

It 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.

Both 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 RankingPlayerWeek 10 OpponentWeek 10 Projection
1George KittleSEA16.7
2Travis Kelce@TEN15.8
3Hunter Henry@OAK15.4
4Darren WallerLAC15.1
5Austin Hooper@NO14.6
6Evan Engram@NYJ13.7
7Jared CookATL11.6
8Mark Andrews@CIN10.5
9Gerald Everett@PIT10.2
10Greg Olsen@GB9.6
11Vance McDonaldLAR9.1
12Jimmy GrahamCAR8.6
13Jonnu SmithKC7.9
14Eric EbronMIA7.5
16Tyler EifertBAL7.1
17Jack DoyleMIA6.5
15OJ HowardARI5.6
18Mike Giseki@IND5.4
19TJ Hockenson@CHI5.4
20Kyle Rudolph@DAL5.1

George 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 RankingPlayerWeek 10 OpponentWeek 10 Projection
1Greg Zuerlein@PIT11.9
2Harrison Butker@TEN10.6
3Justin Tucker@CIN10.2
4Wil LutzATL10.1
5Michael Badgley@OAK10.1
6Matt GayARI9.9
7Zane Gonzalez@TB9.6
8Robbie GouldSEA9.4
9Steve Hauschka@CLE9.3
10Joey Slye@GB9.1
11Dan Bailey@DAL8.9
12Brett MaherMIN8.7
13Mason CrosbyCAR8.5
14Jason Myers@SF8.3
15Matt Prater@CHI8.1
16Aldrick RosasNYJ7.9
17Sam Ficken@NYG7.7
18Adam VinatieriMIA7.7
19Eddy PineiroDET7.6
20Chris BoswellLAR7.4

Teams 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 RankingTeamWeek 10 OpponentWeek 10 Projection
1Los Angeles Rams@PIT11.5
3New OrleansATL10.1
5Kansas City@TEN9.4
8San FranciscoSEA8.7
9Green BayCAR8.5
11Los Angeles Chargers@OAK7.9
16New York Giants@NYJ7.0
19Tampa BayARI6.5
20New York JetsNYG6.5

No 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 is the Brand Content Manager for Lineups.com, powered by Catena Media. He has worked 10+ in the sports betting & iGaming space as a writer and content manager. Jason has also written for DailyFantasyCafe, NBAMockDraft, & FantasyPros. He aims to bring the best sports data & insight to the industry for both novice & advanced users.

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