Fantasy Football Week 10 Rankings: Early Look at Top Matchup Plays
There will be some big fantasy days in Week 10, but there aren't many premier offensive players with favorable matchups.
Therefore, finding the top point producers isn't as easy.
Let's take a look at the matchups that should yield big statistical performances this weekend.
Entire Atlanta Falcons Offense vs. New Orleans Saints Defense
The New Orleans Saints may have a prolific offense, but their defense is equally as bad.
The defense allows the highest QB rating (110.6) in the league and the most rushing yards per game (170.6).
Essentially, every starter on the Atlanta Falcons offense is a good fantasy play in Week 10.
The usuals—Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Julio Jones, Tony Gonzalez, the club's lightning bug Jacquizz Rodgers and even Michael Turner.
Yes, Michael Turner.
Andrew Luck vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Luck went bonkers for 433 yards against the Miami Dolphins secondary at home in Week 9. While that epic outing was probably more of an aberration than anything, Luck has officially arrived.
His team is 5-3, he's extremely comfortable in the pocket and he has made everyone around him better.
He won't go for 400-plus in Week 10, but the Jaguars allow 256 yards through the air per contest, and Luck did go for 313 yards in his first meeting with Jacksonville.
Think the rapidly improving and undeniably talented No. 1 overall pick will have a big game?
Reggie Bush vs. Tennessee Titans
Reggie Bush only accumulated 41 yards on 10 carries against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9, but that featured an amazing 18-yard touchdown run and two catches for an additional 25 yards.
Although the Titans allow a respectable 4.4 yards per rush, teams have noticed a weakness in their run defense and haven't shied away from pounding the football.
No team has seen more than the 288 rushes Tennessee's faced this season.
Expect the Dolphins to prominently feature their running attack against the Titans defense and for Bush to break off a few long runs.
He'll be utilized in the screen game as well.
Overall, a solid fantasy day for Reggie.
Stevan Ridley vs. Buffalo Bills
Remember when Stevan Ridley did against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3?
He carried the ball 22 times for 106 yards and scored two touchdowns.
The high number of rushing attempts took the Bills by surprise and took advantage of Buffalo's nickel defenses.
While we aren't sure the exact game plan that Bill Belichick will employ in Week 10, with an extra week to prepare, expect him to look to exploit the Bills' porous run defense once again.
Ridley should have another great day on the ground at home.
A.J. Green vs. New York Giants
Although the Cincinnati Bengals have been in a downward spiral during the last month, A.J. Green hasn't stopped producing at a high level.
After a shocking one-catch effort in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 8, the second-year standout had seven grabs for 99 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos.
The New York Giants have a stellar pass rush, but they do allow 264 yards through the air, and they're allowing 8.2 yards per attempt this season—the third-highest average in the NFL.
Andy Dalton loves stretching the field with his legitimate deep-threat weapon, and the two should connection often.