DRAFT Rankings for Week 10 in NFL

DRAFT Rankings for Week 10 in NFL
Rank Player POS TEAM Notes
1 Todd Gurley RB LAR Last week, he experienced a dip in production as the Rams were beaten by the Saints. He still scored a TD on a tougher than expected run defense.
2 Kareem Hunt RB KC The Cardinals are one of the worst teams against the run and Hunt is heading into this game after blistering the Browns for three TDs.
3 Alvin Kamara RB NO The Bengals have been vulnerable to receiving backs and Kamara is the best pass-catching back in the NFL.
4 Saquon Barkley RB NYG Lacks the ceiling potential of the three higher ranked RB’s but is a strong floor option early on. He either slips a few spots or goes second on DRAFT.
5 Melvin Gordon RB LAC The Raiders are terrible and the only thing holding Gordon back is that that Oakland will drag the game down to a crawl with their ineptitude on offense.
6 James Conner RB PIT Thursday game and the Steelers are coming off the Ravens on short rest, which means they are banged up. I expect a minor drop in fantasy production this week.
7 Christian McCaffrey RB CAR Similar deal with CMC as with Connor: short rest coming off a productive game. The Steelers had the tougher opponent, so CMC vs. Connor is a coin-flip.
8 James White RB NE He’s productive enough in the passing game that he is essentially a WR for fantasy purposes. Pace of game could be a problem against the Titans.
9 Julio Jones WR ATL Finally scored his first TD and could’ve had two if not for a defensive pass interference call. Neither team is known for their defense so this could be a shootout.
10 Michael Thomas WR NO Had a huge game last week against the Rams (!) it’s still hard to forget that he’s had four single-digit reception games out of eight.
11 Odell Beckham Jr. WR NYG Has been working miracles to stay fantasy relevant with such a mediocre QB throwing him the ball. The 49ers don’t have the secondary talent to cover him.
12 Antonio Brown WR PIT Big Ben is banged up, but if he has his usual home field boost in production, AB stands to catch at least one TD and see 10-15 targets.
13 Davante Adams WR GB Miami has a decent pass defense, but he should have no trouble getting his customary 15 fantasy points a game with Allison gone.
14 Joe Mixon RB CIN Boom-or-bust this week against a Saints defense that just handed Gurley his worst game of the season. AJG being out boosts his stock, but his floor is has been low.
15 Patrick Mahomes QB KC If you’re looking to build around Mahomes, then you’ll have to take him by Round 3. I tend to wait on QBs later in the draft, but he hasn’t disappointed yet.
16 Tyler Boyd WR CIN The Bengals will be without A.J. Green, so Boyd is a WR1 candidate against one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL.
17 Tyreek Hill WR KC High-upside each week, but will be facing an Arizona defense that is stingy against the big-play (11.2 yds. per catch). Sammy Watkins being out will mean more volume.
18 David Johnson RB ARI Arizona will be playing from behind, so D.J. could easily be a non-factor unless he finds the passing volume that has been eluding him all season.
19 Keenan Allen WR LAC Take him for his floor WR against an Oakland team that can’t play on either side of the football. He should be good for 10 fantasy points even if he doesn’t score a TD.
20 Ezekiel Elliot RB DAL He’ll see a ton of volume in the running game, but he may as well be running into a brick wall this week with Jason Garrett calling the shots.
21 Marlon Mack RB IND Carries a “questionable” tag off of the bye, so he’s banged up. If he’s healthy, he should see plenty of volume against a Jags team that will be playing from behind.
22 Cooper Kupp WR LAR The best WR option to target on the Rams. Seattle is mediocre against the pass so Kupp is in line for a solid game. The ‘Hawks can move the ball, so pace won’t be a problem.
23 Julian Edelman WR NE Edelman is the safest option among the Patriots WR’s. Has been productive without scoring TD’s in the last two games and the Titans are terrible defending the pass.
24 Travis Kelce TE KC Coming off of a two TD performance against the Browns, he gets a Cardinals defense that is in the top 10 when it comes to defending the TE. Has a strong floor every week.
25 Tevin Coleman RB ATL Is coming off of a 30-fantasy-point game against Washington and the Browns are much worse against the run. Bad defenses on both teams should keep the score high.
26 Josh Gordon WR NE Has grown into New England’s offense over the last few games and is looking like their big-play threat, similar to Brandin Cooks last season.
27 Duke Johnson RB CLE The Falcons have been vulnerable to receiving backs and Gregg Williams is pushing for him to get touches. Could be in line for another 20-fantasy-point game.
28 Alshon Jeffery WR PHI The addition of Golden Tate will open up some breathing room and Alshon should be good for a TD against the Cowboys.
29 T.Y. Hilton WR IND Expect him to get volume and Jalen Ramsey, so his production could go either way. Has high upside as Andrew Luck’s best wideout.
30 Brandin Cooks WR LAR The big-play option in the Rams passing game. This game has the highest Vegas line for the week so, he’s a good stacking option with Gurley or Goff.
31 Zach Ertz TE PHI One of Carson Wentz’s favorite targets, so expect his volume and floor to be high. Will be facing a Cowboy’s team that could contribute to a low-scoring game.
32 Jordan Howard RB CHI Has quietly scored TDs in each of his last three games. Detroit has been weak against the run, so he could put together another 15 fantasy point game.
33 Greg Olsen TE CAR He could be banged up with an ongoing foot issue. If he’s healthy he’ll be facing a Steelers team that is very vulnerable to TEs. He should be good for a TD in this one.
34 Mike Evans WR TB An absolute disaster last week against the Panthers. One catch on 10 targets was as bad as it gets and this week he gets another shutdown corner.
35 Golden Tate WR PHI First game with his new team, so familiarity with the offense could be an issue. The Eagles slot WR is a potential fantasy goldmine with a talent like Tate running it.
36 Robert Woods WR LAR More of a stacking option as the third WR option in the Rams offense. He is seeing less volume than expected recently, so this hurts his value significantly, as he doesn’t score.
37 Amari Cooper WR OAK The Cowboys were clearly forcing the ball to Amari, so expect another 10 targets. The Eagles secondary has been vulnerable this season, so Cooper is a good sleeper pick.
38 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT If Big Ben has a dominant home performance, JuJu could be looking at a game with a 10-point floor. He’s a decent shot in the dark for anyone playing the Thursday game.
39 Cam Newton QB CAR The Steelers are soft against the pass this year and Cam has rushing upside. He’s the Thursday QB I want this week.
40 Drew Brees QB NO Had a big game at home against the Rams (four TDs). The Saints will likely be playing with a lead so temper your expectations against a hobbled Bengals offense.
41 Jared Goff QB LAR Seattle can score enough points to keep Goff throwing, so another 25+ fantasy point game is in the cards this week.
42 Andrew Luck QB IND Throws about 50 times a game so his floor is 20+ points every week. He’ll get his numbers against a Jags defense that has disappointed. Gets a boost of Mack can’t go.
43 Aaron Rodgers QB GB Hasn’t shown much upside in the last two games with a depleted WR corps. Is up against a decent pass defense in Miami, so it could be rough going again this week.
44 Carson Wentz QB PHI Get’s a new slot reciever to work with in Golden Tate which filled the most glaring need in the Eagles passing game. Even against the Cowboys ponderous D, he’s good for 20 points.
45 Ryan Fitzpatrick QB TB Put up 26 fantasy points against a tough Panthers secondary, so the scoring potential is still there. The problem is when the bottom falls out he’ll get a quick hook.

Brad Reyes is a DRAFT analyst and DFS player that got started too late in life to be a high roller. He lives in Ohio with his lovely wife, teenage daughters, a pack of rescue pups and two ornery cats. He cashed in 69% of his best ball leagues last year and just threw that stat in there to type “69” because he’s obnoxious like that.

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