Fantasy Football Week 10: Matt Camp's Week 10 Big Board

Matt CampFantasy Football Lead WriterNovember 9, 2016

Fantasy Football Week 10: Matt Camp's Week 10 Big Board

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    It should be another week of Ezekiel Elliott leaving his opponents in the dust.
    It should be another week of Ezekiel Elliott leaving his opponents in the dust.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

    Reliability in the NFL and fantasy football can go a long way, but it’s hard to find.

    The Dallas Cowboys know they can rely on Ezekiel Elliott to carry their offense. As a result, fantasy players have been able to rely on Elliott to average more than 111 rushing yards and nearly a touchdown per game.

    The Arizona Cardinals run their offense through David Johnson because he’s so skilled as a runner and a receiver. Because of that big role, Johnson is the only non-quarterback to score at least 15 points in PPR formats in every game this season. 

    When you find those reliable players, especially high-end ones like Elliott and Johnson, you should hang onto them because of the tremendous advantage they afford your fantasy team. Think about that before you consider making any crazy trades this late in the season. 

    Let’s take an early look at my points-per-reception (PPR) rankings for Week 10. These will change throughout the week and up to Sunday’s action as we get more information about injuries and limitations, so make sure to bookmark this page.

Top 100

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    The Falcons should fly high in their matchup with the Eagles.
    The Falcons should fly high in their matchup with the Eagles.Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

    I present my top 100 players (minus quarterbacks) for the week as a way to help determine your flex spots. You may favor a certain position or player over another based on his role and/or your scoring rules. 

    As an additional tiebreaker, here are the teams I like as a whole this week based on their matchups: 

    • Atlanta Falcons (at Philadelphia Eagles)
    • Chicago Bears (at Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
    • Arizona Cardinals (vs. San Francisco 49ers)
    • Cincinnati Bengals (at New York Giants)

     

    Week 10 Top 100 PPR Rankings

    #Player (team)MatchupPos ECR™vs. ECR
    1A.J. Green (CIN)at NYG WR16+5
    2Mike Evans (TB)vs. CHIWR24+2
    3David Johnson (ARI)vs. SFRB130
    4Antonio Brown (PIT)vs. DALWR31-3
    5Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)at PITRB250
    6Julio Jones (ATL)at PHIWR42-4
    7Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)vs. CIN WR570
    8Alshon Jeffery (CHI)at TBWR69+1
    9Le'Veon Bell (PIT)vs. DALRB38-1
    10Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)vs. SFWR711+1
    11Jordy Nelson (GB)at TENWR813+2
    12Melvin Gordon (SD)vs. MIARB410-2
    13DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)at JAC WR920+7
    14Devonta Freeman (ATL)at PHIRB516+2
    15Jordan Matthews (PHI)vs. ATL WR1030+15
    16Rob Gronkowski (NE)vs. SEATE114-2
    17Jay Ajayi (MIA)at SDRB612-5
    18Allen Robinson (JAC)vs. HOU WR1126+8
    19DeMarco Murray (TEN)vs. GBRB717-2
    20Stefon Diggs (MIN)at WASWR1237+17
    21Demaryius Thomas (DEN)at NOWR1315-6
    22Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)at NOWR14220
    23Jordan Reed (WAS)vs. MINTE227+4
    24Terrelle Pryor (CLE)at BAL WR1528+4
    25Mark Ingram (NO)vs. DENRB848+23
    26Jimmy Graham (SEA)at NETE352+26
    27Jarvis Landry (MIA)at SDWR1623-4
    28Dez Bryant (DAL)at PITWR1719-9
    29Brandin Cooks (NO)vs. DENWR1832+3
    30Jamison Crowder (WAS)vs. MINWR1957+27
    31Doug Baldwin (SEA)at NEWR2038+7
    32Jordan Howard (CHI)at TBRB929-3
    33Brandon Marshall (NYJ)vs. LAWR2121-12
    34Tyler Eifert (CIN)at NYG TE453+19
    35Tyrell Williams (SD)vs. MIAWR2242+7
    36Julian Edelman (NE)vs. SEAWR2331-5
    37Lamar Miller (HOU)at JAC RB1018-19
    38Randall Cobb (GB)at TENWR2433-5
    39Michael Thomas (NO)vs. DENWR2545+6
    40Todd Gurley (LA)at NYJ RB1143+3
    41Darren Sproles (PHI)vs. ATL RB1239-2
    42Greg Olsen (CAR)vs. KCTE540-2
    43Cole Beasley (DAL)at PITWR2667+24
    44Kenny Britt (LA)at NYJ WR2754+10
    45Matt Forte (NYJ)vs. LARB1324-21
    46Davante Adams (GB)at TENWR2834-12
    47LeGarrette Blount (NE)vs. SEARB1458+11
    48Zach Miller (CHI)at TBTE679+31
    49Jonathan Stewart (CAR)vs. KCRB15490
    50Sterling Shepard (NYG)vs. CIN WR2960+10
    51Giovani Bernard (CIN)at NYG RB1644-7
    52Kelvin Benjamin (CAR)vs. KCWR3025-27
    53Ty Montgomery (GB)at TENWR3135-18
    54Devontae Booker (DEN)at NORB1736-18
    55Jeremy Hill (CIN)at NYG RB1861+6
    56Delanie Walker (TEN)vs. GBTE747-9
    57Mohamed Sanu (ATL)at PHIWR3273+16
    58John Brown (ARI)vs. SFWR3355-3
    59Antonio Gates (SD)vs. MIATE864+5
    60Christine Michael (SEA)at NERB1962+2
    61Tim Hightower (NO)vs. DENRB2070+9
    62Steve Smith (BAL)vs. CLE WR3450-12
    63Chris Ivory (JAC)vs. HOU RB2172+9
    64Travis Kelce (KC)at CARTE951-13
    65Mike Wallace (BAL)vs. CLE WR3546-19
    66Terrance West (BAL)vs. CLE RB2241-25
    67Corey Coleman (CLE)at BAL WR3659-8
    68J.J. Nelson (ARI)vs. SFWR3765-3
    69C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU)at JAC TE1090+21
    70Rishard Matthews (TEN)vs. GBWR3863-7
    71Kyle Rudolph (MIN)at WASTE1177+6
    72Sammie Coates (PIT)vs. DALWR3988+16
    73Cordarrelle Patterson (MIN)at WASWR40126+53
    74Robert Kelley (WAS)vs. MINRB2378+4
    75Kapri Bibbs (DEN)at NORB24103+28
    76Willie Snead (NO)vs. DENWR4156-20
    77DuJuan Harris (SF)at ARIRB25100+23
    78Dennis Pitta (BAL)vs. CLE TE1297+19
    79Duke Johnson (CLE)at BAL RB2666-13
    80Dorial Green-Beckham (PHI)vs. ATL WR42132+52
    81Eli Rogers (PIT)vs. DALWR4392+11
    82Marqise Lee (JAC)vs. HOU WR4498+16
    83Coby Fleener (NO)vs. DENTE13112+29
    84Bilal Powell (NYJ)vs. LARB27108+24
    85Tyler Lockett (SEA)at NEWR45118+33
    86Matt Asiata (MIN)at WASRB2881-5
    87Zach Ertz (PHI)vs. ATL TE1484-3
    88Tyler Boyd (CIN)at NYG WR46148+60
    89Brian Quick (LA)at NYJ WR47114+25
    90James White (NE)vs. SEARB2971-19
    91Pierre Garcon (WAS)vs. MINWR48124+33
    92Austin Hooper (ATL)at PHITE15131+39
    93Chris Thompson (WAS)vs. MINRB3087-6
    94T.J. Yeldon (JAC)vs. HOU RB3183-11
    95Cameron Meredith (CHI)at TBWR4975-20
    96Kendall Wright (TEN)vs. GBWR5085-11
    97Brandon LaFell (CIN)at NYG WR51115+18
    98Adam Humphries (TB)vs. CHIWR52109+11
    99Cameron Brate (TB)vs. CHITE16107+8
    100Tajae Sharpe (TEN)vs. GBWR53127+27
          
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Quarterbacks

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    Can Marcus Mariota stay hot against the Packers?
    Can Marcus Mariota stay hot against the Packers?Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

    Better than Usual

    Eli Manning, NYG (vs. CIN)

    Manning returned from the Week 8 bye to have one of his best games of the year in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles. While he did have two interceptions, that was overshadowed by 257 yards and four touchdowns on 22-of-36 passing in Week 9. He threw a pair of touchdowns to Odell Beckham, one to Sterling Shepard and one to Roger Lewis. 

    Because the Giants’ ground game is basically non-existent, it should be another busy game for Manning when he faces the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football. Cincinnati’s defense has been vulnerable for much of the season, as evidenced by QBs scoring the third-most fantasy points against them in the last four weeks.

    Week 10 Projection: 250-260 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception

     

    Concerns 

    Drew Brees, NO (vs. DEN)

    While I doubt anyone will go as far as to bench Brees this week, anytime your quarterback takes on the great Denver Broncos pass defense, expectations must be adjusted. Even though they lost to the Oakland Raiders last week, Denver still held Derek Carr to just 184 yards without a touchdown. The only quarterbacks to throw for more than 250 yards against the Broncos are Matt Ryan and Philip Rivers.

    The Saints will likely go after the Broncos with their rushing attack, which has been ramped up with the addition of Tim Hightower joining Mark Ingram in a formidable two-headed monster. While Denver held QBs to the second-fewest fantasy points in the last month, they allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to running backs over the same span. 

    Brees dipped below 260 yards just once this season and has multiple touchdowns in all but two games. At home, he’ll give the Broncos a tough test, and they’ll make life difficult for him.

    Week 10 Projection: 255-265 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception

     

    Avoid 

    Colin Kaepernick, SF (at ARI)

    It’s easy to get excited about a potential return to fantasy relevance for Kaepernick after he got the Saints for 398 yards and four touchdowns with one interception by completing 24 of 39 attempts in a loss at home in Week 9. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get to play the Saints this weekend and instead gets a step up in competition with a trip to the University of Phoenix Stadium to take on the Arizona Cardinals.

    Over the last month, no team has given up fewer fantasy points to QBs than the Cardinals. Before his big game against the Saints, Kaepernick failed to throw for even 200 yards in matchups with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills.

    Week 10 Projection: 190-200 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 25 rushing yards

     

    Sleepers

    Carson Wentz, PHI (vs. ATL)

    In a Week 9 loss to the New York Giants, Wentz went 27-of-47 for a season-high 364 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns. While it was the second time he attempted at least 40 passes, it happened in back-to-back weeks. 

    He’ll have a chance to put up similar numbers with similar volume if the Eagles defense can’t handle Atlanta’s high-powered offense. In their last four games, the Falcons gave up more than 305 yards and two touchdowns per contest to opposing QBs. We’ll find out if Wentz can duel with Matt Ryan on Sunday. 

    Week 10 Projection: 270-280 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions

     

    Week 10 Quarterback Rankings

    #Player (team)Matchup ECR™vs. ECR
    1Tom Brady (NE)vs. SEA10
    2Aaron Rodgers (GB)at TEN20
    3Matt Ryan (ATL)at PHI30
    4Philip Rivers (SD)vs. MIA6+2
    5Carson Palmer (ARI)vs. SF8+3
    6Marcus Mariota (TEN)vs. GB9+3
    7Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)vs. DAL5-2
    8Cam Newton (CAR)vs. KC4-4
    9Jameis Winston (TB)vs. CHI10+1
    10Drew Brees (NO)vs. DEN7-3
    11Russell Wilson (SEA)at NE13+2
    12Andy Dalton (CIN)at NYG 14+2
    13Eli Manning (NYG)vs. CIN 12-1
    14Joe Flacco (BAL)vs. CLE 15+1
    15Dak Prescott (DAL)at PIT11-4
    16Carson Wentz (PHI)vs. ATL 20+4
    17Jay Cutler (CHI)at TB16-1
    18Trevor Siemian (DEN)at NO17-1
    19Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ)vs. LA24+5
    20Ryan Tannehill (MIA)at SD23+3
    21Alex Smith (KC)at CAR210
    22Sam Bradford (MIN)at WAS25+3
    23Blake Bortles (JAC)vs. HOU 18-5
    24Kirk Cousins (WAS)vs. MIN19-5
    25Brock Osweiler (HOU)at JAC 26+1
    26Case Keenum (LA)at NYJ 28+2
    27Colin Kaepernick (SF)at ARI22-5
    28Cody Kessler (CLE)at BAL 27-1

Running Backs

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    Melvin Gordon continues to improve as the focal point of San Diego's offense.
    Melvin Gordon continues to improve as the focal point of San Diego's offense.Harry How/Getty Images

    Better than Usual 

    Mark Ingram, NO (vs. DEN)

    Ingram’s benching in Week 8 after his second fumble in as many weeks seemed to work as a motivating factor based on how he played against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 9. While Tim Hightower got the start and stayed involved, it was Ingram who shined the brightest with 158 yards and a 75-yard rushing touchdown on 15 carries in addition to two receptions for 13 yards including a receiving touchdown. 

    The monster performance came at a great time with the Denver Broncos up next on the schedule this week. For as good as the Broncos are against the pass, their run defense has struggled, giving up at least 110 rushing yards to RBs in each of their last three games. New Orleans' best course of action may be to pound the rock with Ingram, and with volume, he should have success. 

    Week 10 Projection: 17 carries, 77 rushing yards, 1 touchdown, 2 receptions, 13 receiving yards

     

    Concerns 

    Rob Kelley, WAS (vs. MIN)

    After rushing for 87 yards on 21 attempts in the team’s last game before its Week 9 bye, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Kelley would get the "bulk of carries" while Matt Jones "will have to earn his way back," per Mike Jones of the Washington Post. So that puts Kelley in line to start this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings. 

    Kelley’s matchup won’t make for much in terms of fantasy production, as the Vikings have just one game with at least 100 rushing yards allowed to a RB. As the clear lead back for the Redskins, Kelley should get enough volume to use as a low-end RB2/flex, although anything better than that would be a bonus. 

    Week 10 Projection: 18 carries, 72 rushing yards

     

    Avoid 

    Isaiah Crowell, CLE (at BAL)

    Once again, I’m including Crowell on the avoid list because of another tough matchup and his lack of role on the top of Cleveland’s depth chart. He’s been held to less than 30 rushing yards in four of the last five games and hasn’t had more than 13 carries in any of those games. His somewhat random 44-yard reception made up most of his four receptions for 63 yards in a loss to the Cowboys.

    Crowell faces another tough run defense this week when the Browns travel to Baltimore. The Ravens held RBs under 65 rushing yards in three of their last four games and six times this season. Crowell clearly needs volume to have some sort of fantasy production, and he won’t be repeating the 133 yards and touchdown he put up against the Ravens back in Week 2. This defense has been far better since that game, while Crowell has gone in the wrong direction. 

    Week 10 Projection: 13 carries, 39 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 13 receiving yards

     

    Sleepers 

    Tim Hightower, NO (vs. DEN)

    Hightower gets a look as a sleeper once again because of his perceived value. It would be easy to assume that just because Mark Ingram posted 158 rushing yards, Hightower would take a back seat, even though he also ran for 87 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.

    According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, head coach Sean Payton said, "it was good to see Mark run. The week before, Tim gave us a jolt. And we’ll continue to look at each game and plan accordingly." Because Denver has been so bad against the run in recent weeks, including the 215 rushing yards and three touchdowns they allowed to the Oakland Raiders RBs, you should give Hightower another shot. There’s room for him and Ingram to perform well. 

    Week 10 Projection: 13 carries, 55 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 14 receiving yards

     

    Week 10 Running Back PPR Rankings

    #Player (team)Matchup ECR™vs. ECR
    1David Johnson (ARI)vs. SF10
    2Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)at PIT20
    3Le'Veon Bell (PIT)vs. DAL30
    4Melvin Gordon (SD)vs. MIA40
    5Devonta Freeman (ATL)at PHI6+1
    6Jay Ajayi (MIA)at SD5-1
    7DeMarco Murray (TEN)vs. GB70
    8Mark Ingram (NO)vs. DEN16+8
    9Jordan Howard (CHI)at TB10+1
    10Lamar Miller (HOU)at JAC 8-2
    11Todd Gurley (LA)at NYJ 13+2
    12Darren Sproles (PHI)vs. ATL 120
    13Matt Forte (NYJ)vs. LA9-4
    14LeGarrette Blount (NE)vs. SEA18+4
    15Jonathan Stewart (CAR)vs. KC17+2
    16Giovani Bernard (CIN)at NYG 15-1
    17Devontae Booker (DEN)at NO11-6
    18Jeremy Hill (CIN)at NYG 19+1
    19Christine Michael (SEA)at NE20+1
    20Tim Hightower (NO)vs. DEN22+2
    21Chris Ivory (JAC)vs. HOU 26+5
    22Terrance West (BAL)vs. CLE 14-8
    23Robert Kelley (WAS)vs. MIN27+4
    24Kapri Bibbs (DEN)at NO37+13
    25DuJuan Harris (SF)at ARI36+11
    26Duke Johnson (CLE)at BAL 21-5
    27Bilal Powell (NYJ)vs. LA39+12
    28Matt Asiata (MIN)at WAS280
    29James White (NE)vs. SEA23-6
    30Chris Thompson (WAS)vs. MIN300
    31T.J. Yeldon (JAC)vs. HOU 29-2
    32Isaiah Crowell (CLE)at BAL 25-7
    33Paul Perkins (NYG)vs. CIN 330
    34Ryan Mathews (PHI)vs. ATL 340
    35Charcandrick West (KC)at CAR41+6
    36C.J. Prosise (SEA)at NE35-1
    37Andre Ellington (ARI)vs. SF48+11
    38Kenneth Dixon (BAL)vs. CLE 40+2
    39Peyton Barber (TB)vs. CHI42+3
    40Jeremy Langford (CHI)at TB51+11
    41Rashad Jennings (NYG)vs. CIN 38-3
    42Damien Williams (MIA)at SD49+7
    43Jerick McKinnon (MIN)at WAS31-12
    44Travaris Cadet (NO)vs. DEN62+18
    45Alfred Blue (HOU)at JAC 60+15
    46Benny Cunningham (LA)at NYJ 52+6
    47Ronnie Hillman (MIN)at WAS46-1
    48Fozzy Whittaker (CAR)vs. KC59+11
    49Mike Davis (SF)at ARI71+22
    50DeAngelo Williams (PIT)vs. DAL66+16
    51Alfred Morris (DAL)at PIT63+12
    52Wendell Smallwood (PHI)vs. ATL 70+18
    53Don Jackson (GB)at TEN68+15
    54Antonio Andrews (TEN)vs. GB69+15
    55Mike James (TB)vs. CHI53-2
    56Ka'Deem Carey (CHI)at TB560
    57Matt Jones (WAS)vs. MIN50-7
    58Kenjon Barner (PHI)vs. ATL 67+9
    59Lance Dunbar (DAL)at PIT74+15
    60Kenneth Farrow (SD)vs. MIA73+13
    61Knile Davis (KC)at CAR77+16
    62Spencer Ware (KC)at CAR24-38
    63Carlos Hyde (SF)at ARI32-31
    64Tevin Coleman (ATL)at PHI43-21
    65Thomas Rawls (SEA)at NE80+15
    66James Starks (GB)at TEN47-19

Wide Receivers

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    A.J. Green should have a chance to put up another big game against the Giants.
    A.J. Green should have a chance to put up another big game against the Giants.Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

    Better than Usual 

    Kenny Britt, LA (at NYJ)

    After posting just three receptions for 43 yards in Week 7 against the New York Giants, some may have given up on Britt with a Week 8 bye looming. Britt came out of that with a favorable matchup against the Carolina Panthers, and he took advantage by posting four receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown with six targets.

    That puts Britt at 37 receptions for 584 yards and three touchdowns on the season heading into a favorable matchup with the New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey, this weekend. Even though the Jets slowed down the Dolphins WRs last week, that was more about Miami’s commitment to the run. In four previous games, the Jets allowed at least 15 receptions and 175 yards to WRs. The solid matchup is enough to fire up Britt again.

    Week 10 Projection: 5 receptions, 72 yards, 1 touchdown

     

    Concerns

    Brandin Cooks/Michael Thomas, NO (vs. DEN)

    Cooks and Thomas are basically even in terms of the pecking order for the New Orleans Saints, which could work in their favor in this week’s showdown with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have the best defense against fantasy WRs in the league, which is important since the Saints may decide to run more against Denver’s vulnerable defense. 

    Thomas and Cooks both had five receptions last week in their matchup with San Francisco, but it was Thomas who made the big play with the 32-yard touchdown reception. Thomas now leads the team with 63 targets and 47 receptions plus 573 yards and five touchdowns. Even though the Broncos could be without cornerback Aqib Talib, they’re a formidable pass defense.

    Cooks’ Week 10 Projection: 4 receptions, 58 yards

    Thomas’ Week 10 Projection: 6 receptions, 73 yards

     

    Avoid

    None of note.

     

    Sleepers 

    J.J. Nelson, ARI (vs. SF)

    Nelson’s rise started in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. With both John Brown and Michael Floyd playing at less than 100 percent, Nelson saw his snaps rise to 92 percent. He took full advantage of that increase by hauling in eight of 12 targets for 79 yards and two touchdowns.

    Nelson is now a starter for the Cardinals, but some may have forgotten about his rise to prominence because it happened before the Week 9 bye. He can keep it up against a San Francisco 49ers defense that’s allowed at least 15 receptions, 190 yards and two touchdowns to WRs in the last two games. 

    Week 10 Projection: 5 receptions, 71 yards

     

    Week 10 Wide Receiver PPR Rankings

    #Player (team)Matchup ECR™vs. ECR
    1A.J. Green (CIN)at NYG 4+3
    2Mike Evans (TB)vs. CHI3+1
    3Antonio Brown (PIT)vs. DAL1-2
    4Julio Jones (ATL)at PHI2-2
    5Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)vs. CIN 50
    6Alshon Jeffery (CHI)at TB60
    7Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)vs. SF70
    8Jordy Nelson (GB)at TEN80
    9DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)at JAC 11+2
    10Jordan Matthews (PHI)vs. ATL 18+8
    11Allen Robinson (JAC)vs. HOU 16+5
    12Stefon Diggs (MIN)at WAS24+12
    13Demaryius Thomas (DEN)at NO9-4
    14Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)at NO13-1
    15Terrelle Pryor (CLE)at BAL 17+2
    16Jarvis Landry (MIA)at SD14-2
    17Dez Bryant (DAL)at PIT10-7
    18Brandin Cooks (NO)vs. DEN20+2
    19Jamison Crowder (WAS)vs. MIN33+14
    20Doug Baldwin (SEA)at NE25+5
    21Brandon Marshall (NYJ)vs. LA12-9
    22Tyrell Williams (SD)vs. MIA26+4
    23Julian Edelman (NE)vs. SEA19-4
    24Randall Cobb (GB)at TEN22-2
    25Michael Thomas (NO)vs. DEN27+2
    26Cole Beasley (DAL)at PIT38+12
    27Kenny Britt (LA)at NYJ 30+3
    28Davante Adams (GB)at TEN21-7
    29Sterling Shepard (NYG)vs. CIN 35+6
    30Kelvin Benjamin (CAR)vs. KC15-15
    31Ty Montgomery (GB)at TEN23-8
    32Mohamed Sanu (ATL)at PHI39+7
    33John Brown (ARI)vs. SF31-2
    34Steve Smith (BAL)vs. CLE 29-5
    35Mike Wallace (BAL)vs. CLE 28-7
    36Corey Coleman (CLE)at BAL 34-2
    37J.J. Nelson (ARI)vs. SF370
    38Rishard Matthews (TEN)vs. GB36-2
    39Sammie Coates (PIT)vs. DAL50+11
    40Cordarrelle Patterson (MIN)at WAS61+21
    41Willie Snead (NO)vs. DEN32-9
    42Dorial Green-Beckham (PHI)vs. ATL 70+28
    43Eli Rogers (PIT)vs. DAL48+5
    44Marqise Lee (JAC)vs. HOU 49+5
    45Tyler Lockett (SEA)at NE57+12
    46Tyler Boyd (CIN)at NYG 69+23
    47Brian Quick (LA)at NYJ 56+9
    48Pierre Garcon (WAS)vs. MIN68+20
    49Cameron Meredith (CHI)at TB41-8
    50Kendall Wright (TEN)vs. GB44-6
    51Brandon LaFell (CIN)at NYG 59+8
    52Adam Humphries (TB)vs. CHI55+3
    53Tajae Sharpe (TEN)vs. GB62+9
    54Dontrelle Inman (SD)vs. MIA43-11
    55Ted Ginn (CAR)vs. KC71+16
    56DeSean Jackson (WAS)vs. MIN42-14
    57Devin Funchess (CAR)vs. KC72+15
    58Quincy Enunwa (NYJ)vs. LA40-18
    59Tavon Austin (LA)at NYJ 45-14
    60Jalin Marshall (NYJ)vs. LA99+39
    61Andrew Hawkins (CLE)at BAL 86+25
    62Breshad Perriman (BAL)vs. CLE 78+16
    63Chris Hogan (NE)vs. SEA54-9
    64Chris Conley (KC)at CAR73+9
    65Albert Wilson (KC)at CAR67+2
    66Adam Thielen (MIN)at WAS77+11
    67Jermaine Kearse (SEA)at NE87+20
    68Terrance Williams (DAL)at PIT82+14
    69Nelson Agholor (PHI)vs. ATL 75+6
    70Quinton Patton (SF)at ARI83+13
    71Tyreek Hill (KC)at CAR63-8
    72Taylor Gabriel (ATL)at PHI66-6
    73Robby Anderson (NYJ)vs. LA84+11
    74Russell Shepard (TB)vs. CHI96+22
    75Torrey Smith (SF)at ARI60-15
    76Danny Amendola (NE)vs. SEA65-11
    77Michael Floyd (ARI)vs. SF58-19
    78Allen Hurns (JAC)vs. HOU 51-27
    79Devante Parker (MIA)at SD53-26
    80Kenny Stills (MIA)at SD64-16
    81Travis Benjamin (SD)vs. MIA52-29
    82Kamar Aiken (BAL)vs. CLE 74-8
    83Will Fuller (HOU)at JAC 47-36
    84Eddie Royal (CHI)at TB76-8
    85Jeff Janis (GB)at TEN89+4
    86Brandon Coleman (NO)vs. DEN91+5
    87Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT)vs. DAL100+13

Tight Ends

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    Jordan Reed should continue his dominance when he takes on the Vikings.
    Jordan Reed should continue his dominance when he takes on the Vikings.Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

    Better than Usual 

    Zach Miller, CHI (at TB)

    The Chicago Bears are coming off a Week 9 bye, but in their last game, Jay Cutler made his successful return to action in a win over the Minnesota Vikings. He found Miller, one of his favorite receivers, seven times on 10 targets for 88 yards. Familiarity is never a bad thing to have between a QB and a receiver, so immediately reconnecting with Miller made plenty of sense. 

    The two should be able to keep their connection hot Sunday with a nice matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa’s given up the sixth-most fantasy points to tight ends over the last four weeks. 

    Week 10 Projection: 6 receptions, 62 yards, 1 touchdown

     

    Concerns 

    Austin Hooper, ATL (at PHI)

    Veteran Jacob Tamme had to sit out Week 9 with a calf injury, so Hooper stepped into a more important role in their matchup with the Buccaneers. He came away with receptions on all five of his targets for 41 yards and a touchdown. 

    Even though ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure reported Tamme didn’t practice Monday, Hooper isn’t a lock to play the same kind of role this week, especially since the Philadelphia Eagles have five games with three or fewer receptions allowed this season. It’s not the easiest matchup, and if Tamme is back, Hooper could fade away and become obsolete.

    Week 10 Projection: To be determined based on Tamme’s status

     

    Avoid 

    Cameron Brate, TB (vs. CHI)

    Brate may have posted five receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown on six targets last week against the Atlanta Falcons, but he’ll have a tough time matching that against the Chicago Bears. In their last three games, the Bears limited TEs to just eight receptions, 66 yards and no touchdowns. You may want to look elsewhere for a better option to put in your starting lineup this week. 

    Week 10 Projection: 3 receptions, 32 yards

     

    Sleepers 

    Dennis Pitta, BAL (vs. CLE)

    Pitta’s been quiet the last two games with six receptions for 54 yards on 13 targets, so it might be time to break out of his mini-funk. Back in Week 2, Pitta had his best game of the season in Cleveland with nine receptions for 102 yards. Four times this season, the Browns have given up at least 10 receptions to TEs, including last week when Jason Witten and the Cowboys posted 11 receptions, 147 yards and two touchdowns. Take a shot on Pitta to see if he can come close to replicating his performance from Week 2.

    Week 10 Projection: 6 receptions, 69 yards

     

    Week 10 Tight End PPR Rankings

    #Player (team)Matchup ECR™vs. ECR
    1Rob Gronkowski (NE)vs. SEA10
    2Jordan Reed (WAS)vs. MIN20
    3Jimmy Graham (SEA)at NE6+3
    4Tyler Eifert (CIN)at NYG 7+3
    5Greg Olsen (CAR)vs. KC3-2
    6Zach Miller (CHI)at TB10+4
    7Delanie Walker (TEN)vs. GB4-3
    8Antonio Gates (SD)vs. MIA80
    9Travis Kelce (KC)at CAR5-4
    10C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU)at JAC 13+3
    11Kyle Rudolph (MIN)at WAS9-2
    12Dennis Pitta (BAL)vs. CLE 14+2
    13Coby Fleener (NO)vs. DEN17+4
    14Zach Ertz (PHI)vs. ATL 12-2
    15Austin Hooper (ATL)at PHI21+6
    16Cameron Brate (TB)vs. CHI15-1
    17Jason Witten (DAL)at PIT11-6
    18Gary Barnidge (CLE)at BAL 16-2
    19Julius Thomas (JAC)vs. HOU 20+1
    20Richard Rodgers (GB)at TEN25+5
    21Martellus Bennett (NE)vs. SEA19-2
    22Virgil Green (DEN)at NO24+2
    23Jesse James (PIT)vs. DAL230
    24Will Tye (NYG)vs. CIN 28+4
    25Vance McDonald (SF)at ARI29+4
    26Lance Kendricks (LA)at NYJ 18-8
    27Hunter Henry (SD)vs. MIA22-5

Defenses

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    Colin Kaepernick may have done well against the Saints, but the Cardinals pose a much tougher challenge.
    Colin Kaepernick may have done well against the Saints, but the Cardinals pose a much tougher challenge.Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

    Best Options Based on Matchups

    Arizona Cardinals (vs. SF)

    The Cardinals are already a top-five fantasy defense on the season, so you’d probably play them regardless of the matchup. Luckily, they get a boost to their fantasy value in Week 10 because of a NFC West showdown with the San Francisco 49ers. 

    The 49ers gave up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses over the last four weeks thanks to taking eight sacks, two interceptions and six fumble recoveries. Look for more of the same when the Cardinals get to Colin Kaepernick. 

    Week 10 Projection: 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery, 15-18 points allowed

     

    New York Jets (vs. LA)

    Even though the Jets defense has fallen off this season, it’s still worth using this week as a streamer because its matchup against Case Keenum and the Los Angeles Rams is so good. In the last four weeks, the Rams rank second in most fantasy points allowed to opposing defenses. During that span, they gave up eight sacks, threw six interceptions, scored just 48 points and allowed a touchdown. 

    Week 10 Projection: 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery, 14-17 points allowed

     

    Week 10 Defense Rankings

    #Player (team)Matchup ECR™vs. ECR
    1Arizona Cardinals (ARI)vs. SF10
    2Baltimore Ravens (BAL)vs. CLE 20
    3New York Jets (NYJ)vs. LA6+3
    4Los Angeles Rams (LA)at NYJ 40
    5Minnesota Vikings (MIN)at WAS3-2
    6Houston Texans (HOU)at JAC 7+1
    7Denver Broncos (DEN)at NO9+2
    8Carolina Panthers (CAR)vs. KC5-3
    9Kansas City Chiefs (KC)at CAR8-1
    10Washington Redskins (WAS)vs. MIN17+7
    11Green Bay Packers (GB)at TEN12+1
    12New England Patriots (NE)vs. SEA10-2
    13Seattle Seahawks (SEA)at NE11-2
    14Cincinnati Bengals (CIN)at NYG 140
    15Miami Dolphins (MIA)at SD21+6
    16Jacksonville Jaguars (JAC)vs. HOU 160
    17Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT)vs. DAL18+1
    18Philadelphia Eagles (PHI)vs. ATL 15-3
    19Atlanta Falcons (ATL)at PHI22+3
    20New Orleans Saints (NO)vs. DEN27+7

Kickers

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    The reliability of Justin Tucker has been a rare constant in fantasy football this season.
    The reliability of Justin Tucker has been a rare constant in fantasy football this season.Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

    Best Options Widely Available on the Waiver Wire

    Caleb Sturgis, PHI (vs. ATL)

    Sturgis made 13 of 14 field-goal attempts and all nine extra-point tries since coming back from the Week 4 bye. He’s been very consistent with at least two field goals in every game this season. A reliable option in a game that could yield a lot of points is always worth having in your lineup.

                                                                            

    Week 10 Kicker Rankings

    #Player (team)Matchup ECR™vs. ECR
    1Justin Tucker (BAL)vs. CLE 10
    2Stephen Gostkowski (NE)vs. SEA20
    3Mason Crosby (GB)at TEN30
    4Chandler Catanzaro (ARI)vs. SF40
    5Matt Bryant (ATL)at PHI50
    6Dan Bailey (DAL)at PIT60
    7Cairo Santos (KC)at CAR8+1
    8Caleb Sturgis (PHI)vs. ATL 11+3
    9Brandon McManus (DEN)at NO7-2
    10Stephen Hauschka (SEA)at NE9-1
    11Mike Nugent (CIN)at NYG 17+6
    12Josh Lambo (SD)vs. MIA10-2
    13Graham Gano (CAR)vs. KC12-1
    14Andrew Franks (MIA)at SD24+10
    15Wil Lutz (NO)vs. DEN13-2
    16Chris Boswell (PIT)vs. DAL15-1
    17Robbie Gould (NYG)vs. CIN 14-3
    18Nick Novak (HOU)at JAC 16-2
    19Dustin Hopkins (WAS)vs. MIN18-1
    20Ryan Succop (TEN)vs. GB200

     

    Stats provided by FantasyPros and NFL.com. Snap counts provided by Pro Football Focus.

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