Kyler Murray put on a show in the Cardinals’ loss to the Miami Dolphins last week. He put up 37.92 fantasy points to lead the week in quarterback fantasy points with 389 total yards and four total touchdowns. His run game is extremely beneficial for fantasy owners and will remain as one of the most valuable fantasy players this season. Drew Lock had a big jump last week, landing fourth in the fantasy point standings for week nine, as well as Teddy Bridgewater landing seventh against a tough Kansas City Chiefs’ defense. Check out the fantasy football quarterback rankings for week 10 below.
|Rank||Tier||Name||Average Points||Week 10 Opponent|
|1||1||Kyler Murray||30.06||vs. Buffalo Bills|
|2||1||Russell Wilson||29.52||@ Los Angeles Rams|
|3||1||Josh Allen||24.51||@ Arizona Cardinals|
|4||2||Aaron Rodgers||23.45||vs. Jacksonville Jaguars|
|5||2||Justin Herbert||25.06||@ Miami Dolphins|
|6||2||Deshaun Watson||22.97||@ Cleveland Browns|
|7||3||Ryan Tannehill||21.09||vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||3||Ben Roethlisberger||18.60||vs. Cincinnati Bengals|
|9||4||Jared Goff||18.23||vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|10||4||Carson Wentz||20.44||@ New York Giants|
Tier One Quarterbacks
Kyler Murray has taken over for having the most fantasy points this season for a quarterback and having the highest average points of over 30 points per game. Last week, Murray impressively put up nearly 400 total yards and four touchdowns in his outing. He led the league last week with nearly 38 fantasy points. Next week he will have a favorable matchup against a Bills’ defense that has been beaten multiple times but forces teams to produce with their high scoring offense.
Russell Wilson has been dethroned of the #1 spot in my rankings for the first time this year. He has cooled down from his 30 point average a bit from the beginning of the week. Last week, he had a second season-low due to four turnovers he made against the Bills. His 23.1 point game last week ended up 12th in the standings for one of his lower standings of the season. Next week the Seahawks play a key matchup against division rival Los Angeles Rams in a game they will want to win.
Josh Allen had an outstanding week after having four weeks under 20 fantasy points. He put up 415 yards and four total touchdowns against the Seahawks defense, which has been one of the worst defenses against quarterbacks this season. The Bills have another tough matchup against the Arizona Cardinals next week, in a battle between two of the best quarterbacks in the league. Allen should put up more than his average of 24.51 fantasy points in what should be a shootout.
Tier Two Quarterbacks
Aaron Rodgers ended up fifth in the fantasy standings last week with a solid 29.90 point outing against the San Francisco 49ers. He and Davante Adams have certainly been connecting well since his return, considering Adams has put up 422 yards and six touchdowns in his last three weeks. Rodgers’ average is on the lower side due to his disappointing outing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he put up 3.8 fantasy points. However, he should have an easier time next week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have allowed the third-most points to quarterbacks in fantasy this season.
Justin Herbert has been consistently dominant since he took over the starting role for the Chargers. He has emerged in the top ten of yards and touchdowns even while missing out on two total weeks on the season. His average of 25.06 fantasy points is certainly appeasing to fantasy owners this season. Last week he landed 9th on the standings with 23.44 fantasy points against the Raiders. He will have an interesting defensive matchup against the Dolphins next week, in what should be a close contest between him and Tua Tagovailoa, two of the league’s best rookie quarterbacks.
Deshaun Watson certainly struggled in the first four weeks of the season with basically three games under 20 fantasy points. However, in the last four weeks, he has averaged 27 fantasy points and is now sixth in total points for quarterbacks. Last week he put up 24.24 fantasy points in his second win of the season over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Next week he will have a tougher matchup against the Browns, certainly because Myles Garrett and their defensive line may cause him trouble. However, he should put up similarly successful points next week.
Tier Three Quarterbacks
Ryan Tannehill certainly had a fantasy down week last week against the Chicago Bears where he put up 158 passing yards and two touchdowns in a defensive led game to overcome the Bears. However, he is still 10th in scoring and averaging 21.09 fantasy points this season, which is also ranked 10th amongst quarterbacks. Next week, he will play against the Indianapolis Colts, who have a great defense. However, two weeks ago Matthew Stafford was able to put up the fourth-most points of the week against the Colts, so Tannehill should be a top ten fantasy quarterback if the Colts contain Derrick Henry.
Ben Roethlisberger has led his team to be the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL this season at an 8-0 record. Last week, he had an exciting week after leaving the game for one drive last week due to injury. However, he managed to put up 306 yards and three touchdowns for 25.04 fantasy points that landed him seventh in scoring on the week. Barring any injury setback, Roethlisberger should have a great fantasy week against the Cincinnati Bengals, who have a below-average defense.
Tier Four Quarterbacks
Jared Goff has not made the top ten quarterback rankings in a while this season, and he hasn’t made the top ten standing since week five against Washington. However, I see a move up to the top ten for him this week against his division rival Seattle Seahawks. They have allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season and their secondary is seriously struggling. He will be a key aspect of a big game they need to even up their division record. They are currently tied in the division in total record with the Arizona Cardinals but are without a win in their division this season.
Carson Wentz, while most likely will come as a shock to some fantasy players, stands 12th in total fantasy points and average fantasy points at 20.44 points per game. Sadly, his biggest drawback is the atrocious offensive line that has allowed him to be sacked a league-leading 32 times this season. Plus, the Eagles only have one receiver in the top 100 for yards this season with Travis Fulgham at 435 yards. But, next week the Eagles play against the Giants in a divisional matchup the Eagles need to win to contend for the division title.
Teddy Bridgewater has the 11th most fantasy points for quarterbacks this season and has had some great games on the Panthers. Last week, he competed well against the Chiefs in a three-point loss where he put up 310 passing yards and three total touchdowns that put him sixth in the weekly standings with 28.3 fantasy points. However, next week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers propose a difficult task for Bridgewater, allowing the eighth least amount of fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.
Drew Lock has surprised fantasy football owners by making the top ten standings in the last two weeks. Last week, he landed fourth in the quarterback standings with 313 passing yards and three touchdowns in a loss against the Falcons. However, his 29.22 point game should not go unnoticed to the fantasy world. His matchup against the Raiders is favorable considering they have allowed the sixth-most points to quarterbacks this season. Lock is undoubtedly a solid bye week fill-in or fantasy streamer for week 10, considering he is only rostered in 13.4% of leagues on ESPN.
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