Updated Fantasy Football Rankings at Week 10: Top 80 WR's for the Rest of 2010

Nick CaronAnalyst INovember 13, 2010

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 11:  Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons pulls in this touchdown reception against Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens at Georgia Dome on November 11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Injuries to Roddy White and Andre Johnson don’t stop them from remaining the top two ranked wide receivers for the rest of the year.

Both players have been extremely consistent all season when they’ve played, and there’s no reason to believe they both can’t continue to play at a high level even with some nagging injuries.

Roddy White had his biggest performance of the season on Thursday night after being listed as questionable all week, and Andre Johnson has already played through injuries this year and still been effective. Be cautious and pay attention to the injury reports, but both of these guys should be in every fantasy lineup no matter their opponent.

Hakeem Nicks continues to climb up the rankings, up to No. 3 after another big performance last week against the Seattle Seahawks, catching his ninth touchdown pass of the season in the Giants’ blowout win. Nicks is now on a streak of four of his past five games with 100+ yards receiving. This week he faces a Cowboys defense which he tore apart to the tune of 108 yards and two touchdowns the last time the two teams met in Week 7.

Although Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall hasn’t been terrible, his 2010 season has to be considered a pretty big flop for fantasy owners. The star receiver has caught at least four passes in every game this year but has only two games with over 75 yards receiving on the year and has only scored one touchdown.

A change at quarterback from Chad Henne to Chad Pennington could help Marshall, but we’ll have to see it before we believe it—Marshall drops four more spots this week, down to 11th among wide receivers for the rest of the season.

Another disappointing player this season has been Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin, who had his fourth game of the season with three-or-less fantasy points in the Cowboys’ Week 9 loss to the Packers. Austin certainly had better rapport with Tony Romo than he does with Jon Kitna, but Dez Bryant seems to be the better fantasy player as long as Kitna is under center.

We have to give Miles the benefit of the doubt, considering he did have a nice game against the Jaguars in Week 8, but he still falls five spots down to 15th among receivers. Dez Bryant, meanwhile, moves up three spots to 24th and could be in for a bigger jump this week if he does what he did the last time he faced the Giants.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice has begun practicing with the team but has been ruled out for this weekend’s game against Chicago. He is expected to make his 2010 debut next week against Green Bay. Quarterback Brett Favre has expressed excitement regarding Rice’s return and if it’s anything like it was in 2009, Rice could be in for a huge rest of the season. Time will tell how healthy he is, but the Vikings have made sure not to rush him back too soon—he should be ready to go when he finally does step on the field.

View All of the Week 10 Updated Rankings:
Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends

1Roddy WhiteATL10
2Andre JohnsonHOU20
3Hakeem NicksNYG63
4Reggie WayneIND51
5Calvin JohnsonDET3-2
6Anquan BoldinBAL4-2
7Greg JenningsGB81
8Terrell OwensCIN113
9Larry FitzgeraldARI90
10Mike WallacePIT144
11Brandon MarshallMIA7-4
12Randy MossTEN120
13DeSean JacksonPHI174
14Brandon LloydDEN151
15Miles AustinDAL10-5
16Steve SmithNYG182
17Hines WardPIT203
18Mike WilliamsTB224
19Jeremy MaclinPHI13-6
20Santana MossWAS288
21Percy HarvinMIN232
22Marques ColstonNO253
23Pierre GarconIND241
24Dez BryantDAL273
25Wes WelkerNE21-4
26Sidney RiceMIN3610
27Michael CrabtreeSF16-11
28Chad OchocincoCIN26-2
29Braylon EdwardsNYJ301
30Dwayne BoweKC29-1
31Austin CollieIND19-12
32Davone BessMIA31-1
33Mike ThomasJAC331
34Santonio HolmesNYJ385
35Mike Sims-WalkerJAC351
36Malcom FloydSD34-1
37Lance MooreNO370
38Steve SmithCAR32-6
39Mike WilliamsSEA390
40Steve JohnsonBUF477
41Eddie RoyalDEN410
42Deion BranchNE442
43Johnny KnoxCHI430
44Derrick MasonBAL495
45Donald DriverGB40-5
46Lee EvansBUF45-1
47Jabar GaffneyDEN46-1
48Demaryius ThomasDEN42-6
49Roy WilliamsDAL48-1
50James JonesGB500
51Mario ManninghamNYG510
52Kevin WalterHOU520
53Brandon TateNE530
54Kenny BrittTEN584
55Louis MurphyOAK54-1
56Jacoby JonesHOU659
57Mohamed MassaquoiCLE669
58Bernard BerrianMIN6810
59Devin HesterCHI57-2
60Robert MeachemNO59-1
61Josh CribbsCLE60-1
62Nate WashingtonTEN61-1
63Steve BreastonARI62-1
64Patrick CraytonSD63-1
65Vincent JacksonSD672
66Michael JenkinsATL64-2
67Danny AmendolaSTL55-12
68Earl BennettCHI8012
69Jacoby FordOAKNR-
70T.J. HoushmandzadehSEA56-14
71Josh MorganSF69-2
72Seyi AjirotutuSDNR-
73Darrius Heyward-BeyOAK70-3
74Chris ChambersKC71-3
75Nate BurlesonDET794
76Devery HendersonNO72-4
77Chaz SchilensOAK74-3
78Jason AvantPHI75-3
79Jordy NelsonGB76-3
80Brian HartlineMIANR-