Updated: Aug 24, 2020
Man. That Lamar Jackson guy sure was outstanding against the Patriots in Week 9. I have been on record calling him the best running back in the NFL (and he threw for less than 200 yards, but I digress), but he could very well enter the MVP conversation in the next few weeks. Enough chit-chat; let’s get into my Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings.
Lamar Jackson – are you surprised? With a good matchup and a coming-into-his-own that not many expected, Lamar is deserving of the number one spot this week.
Drew Brees – The Falcons had a week off to really reflect on how bad they’ve been. They also face one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time who is still probably itching to get another Super Bowl. Expect a locked in Brees and a terrific fantasy day.
(Image from Saints Wire)
Jameis Winston – The Cardinals are 32nd against quarterbacks this season, and that is why the third spot is actually kind of low. This is a game that Jameis should absolutely dominate, which is why he’ll have 2 INTs that push him just outside the top-two. Start him up, though!
Aaron Rodgers – listen. I know he has a bad matchup against the Panthers who have been stout against the pass. But it’s Aaron Rodgers. Sure, the Chargers gave him fits last week, but expect a bounce back game in a big way!
Kyler Murray – Patrick Mahomes almost slid in here, but my co-host Sean doesn’t believe he will play this week. Kyler is going against a pretty vanilla Bucs defense which should allow him to dominate through the air and on the ground.
(Image from Panthers Wire)
Christian McCaffrey – need I say more? Seriously.
Derrick Henry – if you listen to our podcast, you know how happy it makes me to put Derrick Henry in my top-five running backs list. The matchup literally cannot be sweeter (the Chiefs are 32nd against RBs) and Henry is due for a monster game. I believe it comes this week.
Josh Jacobs – Jacobs is the 10th RB in PPR (the only format you should play) and that’s before a large chunk of the league has hit their bye week. The matchup is good on paper, but the ultimate breakout could be coming.
Saquon Barkley – coming off of the worst rushing performance of his career, Saquads should find more success against a Jets defense that just lost to the Miami Dolphins.
Dalvin Cook – he’s been held under 100 yards in two straight weeks for the first time all season (per FantasyPros) and he will very likely right the ship against a Cowboys defense that is stout at stopping the run. Use Cook as your argument that matchups aren’t everything this week!
Michael Thomas – the PPR WR1 on the year finishes as a WR1? Outlandish, right? No. Brees’ big day will be accompanied by Thomas’.
Keenan Allen – if Keenan is going to get it right, this is the week to do so. The Oakland secondary is cringe-worthy and Allen should have every opportunity to dominate.
Chris Godwin – we’ve seen Mike Evans establishing himself as the clear number-one option in Tampa the last few weeks – yet, I believe Godwin is the beneficiary of a great Winston performance this week.
Davante Adams – if Rodgers is going to be a top-five quarterback this week, then Adams has to be a top-five receiver. Look for him to get it going early and often!
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Amari Cooper – how could I leave Amari out of the top-five with a juicy matchup against a shaky Minnesota secondary and an evolving connection with Dak Prescott? Here’s your answer: I can’t.
George Kittle – he’s scored double digits in all but two games this season, and with the tight end landscape, I don’t see how I can avoid that level of production against the Legion of Gloom.
Travis Kelce – Tennessee is ranked just 22nd against tight ends this season and Kelce’s been the most reliable guy all year. Count on him this week.
Darren Waller – he’s been quite average after his explosion in Week 7, but expect him to get it going this week.
Austin Hooper – Matt Ryan with somewhat limited pocket mobility means more targets for Hooper and Devonta Freeman. Hooper may not score, but he may have 15 targets, and that’s why he slides in at number 4 for me.
Gerald Everett – you read that right. With Brandin Cooks out, I expect an uptick in TE targets for the Rams in Pittsburgh this week, and I think it’s enough to slide Everett into the top-five.
So there you have it. These rankings will always be based on probability – it’s hard to account for guys like Mecole Hardman or Mike Gesicki actually breaking into the top-five at the position. But I promise that we at The Cut do our best to get you the most accurate predictions!
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