Fantasy Football Week 10 Rankings: Top 10 Players at Every Position
We've hit the stretch run of the 2011 fantasy football season, with four or five weeks remaining in the regular season depending on your league, and with no byes in Week 10 fantasy owners once again have a relatively full compliment of players to choose from.
Week 10 also marks the beginning of the Thursday night games, with the Chargers and Raiders squaring off in San Diego, so to assist fantasy owners in getting an early jump on setting their lineups here's a look at the top 10 fantasy football plays at every position for the upcoming week.
1. Aaron Rodgers and the Top 10 Quarterbacks
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron was ruthlessly efficient yet again in Sunday's shootout win over the San Diego Chargers, and with 24 touchdown passes versus only three interceptions this season Rodgers has a stranglehold on the claim of top fantasy option at his position.
1.) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (vs. MIN)
2.) Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers (vs. TEN)
10.) Matt Schaub, Houston Texans (at TB)
2. LeSean McCoy and the Top 10 Running Backs
LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles enters tonight's tilt with the Chicago Bears as fantasy football's top running back in points per game, and with a Week 10 matchup on tap with an Arizona Cardinals team that has allowed the 12th most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this year and struggles when traveling east "Shady" is king of the fantasy mountain at running back in Week 10.
1.) LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. ARI)
2.) Arian Foster, Houston Texans (at TB)
4.) Matt Forte, Chicago Bears (vs. DET)
5.) Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills (at DAL)
6.) Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens (at SEA)
7.) Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars (at IND)
8.) Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams (at CLE)
10.) Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons (vs. NO)
3. Calvin Johnson and the Top 10 Wide Receivers
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson torched the Chicago Bears to the tune of five receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown in their first meeting this season and there's little reason to think that the fifth-year pro won't once again shine in the rematch, making Johnson the top fantasy wideout in Week 10.
1.) Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions (at CHI)
2.) Wes Welker, New England Patriots (at NYJ)
3.) Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers (vs. MIN)
4.) Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers (vs, TEN)
5.) Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. ARI)
6.) Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys (vs. BUF)
7.) Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers (at CIN)
8.) Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers (vs. OAK)
9.) Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints (at ATL)
10.) Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons (vs. NO)
4. Jimmy Graham and the Top 10 Tight Ends
It was another solid day at the office in Week 9 for New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, as the second-year pro reeled in six passes for 78 yards, and with a big division matchup upcoming with the Atlanta Falcons Graham is the number one fantasy play among tight ends for this week.
1.) Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints (at ATL)
2.) Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots (at NYJ)
3.) Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers (vs. OAK)
4.) Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys (vs. BUF)
5.) Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions (at CHI)
6.) Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers (vs. NYG)
7.) Fred Davis, Washington Redskins (at MIA)
8.) Tony Gonzales, Atlanta Falcons (vs. NO)
9.) Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers (vs. MIN)
10.) Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers (vs. TEN)
5. Mason Crosby and the Top 10 Kickers
The Minnesota Vikings have allowed the second most fantasy points per game to opposing kickers so far this season, and just that stat alone is enough to make Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby the top fantasy foot for Week 10 heading into their matchup next Monday night.
1.) Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers (vs. MIN)
2.) John Kasay, New Orleans Saints (at ATL)
3.) Jason Hanson, Detroit Lions (at CHI)
4.) Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots (at NYJ)
5.) Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons (vs. NO)
6.) Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys (vs. BUF)
7.) Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders (at SD)
8.) Alex Henery, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. ARI)
9.) Nick Novak, San Diego Chargers (vs. OAK)
10.) Billy Cundiff, Baltimore Ravens (at SEA)
6. Baltimore Ravens and the Top 10 Team Defenses
Not only are the Baltimore Ravens ranked second in the National Football League in total defense but they have a very favorable Week 10 matchup with a Seattle Seahawks squad that has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing defenses, and those facts combined make the Ravens a no-brainer as the top fantasy option among defenses this week.
1.) Baltimore Ravens (at SEA)
2.) Philadelphia Eagles (vs. ARI)
3.) Pittsburgh Steelers (at CIN)
4.) Green Bay Packers (vs. MIN)
5.) New York Giants (at SF)
6.) Detroit Lions (at CHI)
7.) San Francisco 49ers (vs. NYG)
8.) Cleveland Browns (vs. STL)
9.) New York Jets (vs. NE)
10.) Jacksonville Jaguars (at IND)