Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Week 10: Fantasy football rankings -- QB, RB, WR/TE

1. Eli Manning vs. Dallas
2. Peyton Manning vs. Cincinnati
3. Ben Roethlisberger vs. New England

4. Matt Schaub at Jacksonville
5. David Garrard vs. Houston
6. Michael Vick at Washington
7. Joe Flacco at Atlanta
8. Kyle Orton vs. Kansas City
9. Tom Brady at Pittsburgh
10. Josh Freeman vs. Carolina
11. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Detroit
12. Mark Sanchez at Cleveland
13. Matt Ryan vs. Baltimore
14. Vince Young at Miami
15. Brett Favre at Chicago
16. Shaun Hill at Buffalo
17. Carson Palmer at Indianapolis
18. Jay Cutler vs. Minnesota
19. Derek Anderson vs. Seattle
20. Donovan McNabb vs. Philadelphia

1. Chris Johnson at Miami
2. Arian Foster at Jacksonville
3. Adrian Peterson at Chicago

4. Jamaal Charles at Denver
5. Frank Gore vs. St. Louis
6. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Dallas
7. Rashard Mendenhall vs. New England
8. Ray Rice at Atlanta
9. Michael Turner vs. Baltimore
10. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Houston
11. Steven Jackson at San Francisco
12. LeGarrette Blount vs. Carolina
13. LeSean McCoy at Washington
14. Cedric Benson at Indianapolis
15. Peyton Hillis vs. NY Jets
16. Brandon Jacobs vs. Dallas
17. Thomas Jones at Denver
18. LaDainian Tomlinson at Cleveland
19. Knowshon Moreno vs. Kansas City
20. Marshawn Lynch at Arizona
21. Jahvid Best at Buffalo
22. Fred Jackson vs. Detroit
23. Ronnie Brown vs. Tennessee
24. Ryan Torain vs. Philadelphia
25. Donald Brown vs. Cincinnati
26. Beanie Wells vs. Seattle
27. Willis McGahee at Atlanta
28. Matt Forte vs. Minnesota
29. Mike Goodson at Tampa Bay
30. BenJarvus Green-Ellis at Pittsburgh
31. Shonn Greene at Cleveland
32. Ricky Williams vs. Tennessee
33. Danny Woodhead at Pittsburgh
34. Chester Taylor vs. Minnesota
35. Tim Hightower vs. Seattle
36. Felix Jones at NY Giants
37. Justin Forsett at Arizona
38. Marion Barber at NY Giants
39. Keiland Williams vs. Philadelphia
40. Javarris James vs. Cincinnati

1. Andre Johnson at Jacksonville
2. Calvin Johnson at Buffalo
3. Hakeem Nicks vs. Dallas

4. Reggie Wayne vs. Cincinnati
5. Terrell Owens at Indianapolis
6. Roddy White vs. Baltimore
7. Brandon Lloyd vs. Kansas City
8. Anquan Boldin vs. Atlanta
9. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Seattle
10. DeSean Jackson at Washington
11. Hines Ward vs. New England
12. Mike Sims-Walker vs. Houston
13. Dez Bryant at NY Giants
14. Jeremy Maclin at Washington
15. Mario Manningham vs. Dallas
16. Randy Moss at Miami
17. Mike Wallace vs. New England
18. Mike Williams (TB) vs. Carolina
19. Steve Johnson vs. Detroit
20. Miles Austin at NY Giants
21. Dwayne Bowe at Denver
22. Nate Washington at Miami
23. Brandon Marshall vs. Tennessee
24. Percy Harvin at Chicago
25. Jacob Tamme vs. Cincinnati
26. Pierre Garcon vs. Cincinnati
27. Mike Thomas vs. Houston
28. Braylon Edwards at Cleveland
29. Nate Burleson at Buffalo
30. Michael Crabtree vs. St. Louis
31. Santonio Holmes at Cleveland
32. Johnny Knox vs. Minnesota
33. Jabar Gaffnet vs. Kansas City
34. Santana Moss vs. Philadelphia
35. Chad OchoCinco at Indianapolis
36. Lee Evans vs. Detroit
37. Derrick Mason at Atlanta
38. Dustin Keller at Cleveland
39. Danny Amendola at San Francisco
40. Davone Bess vs. Tennessee
41. Blair White vs. Cincinnati
42. Mike Williams (SEA) at Arizona
43. Wes Welker at Pittsburgh
44. Steve Breaston vs. Seattle
45. Mercedes Lewis vs. Houston
46. Steve Smith (CAR) at Tampa Bay
47. Chris Cooley vs. Philadelphia
48. Bernard Berrian at Chicago
49. Eddie Royal vs. Kansas City

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Week 10: Working the Waiver Wire

The first of the Thursday night games have arrived, which in most leagues means you have to submit waiver requests earlier than usual. Much like I did last week in my 'Working the WaiverWire' article, most of the players on this week's list are fill-ins only for this week. If you're still searching for a reliable, every week fantasy football starter - let's be honest - you're probably not going to find him in week 10.

David Garrard – QB Jacksonville
What better way to come off your bye then with a match-up against the Houston Texans. Garrard faces the worst passing defense, the same defense that gave up nearly 300 yards and 4 TDs to Philip Rivers last week. Garrard is the perfect fill-in for Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers or Philip Rivers.

Josh Freeman – QB Tampa Bay
Quietly, Freeman is becoming a serviceable fantasy football starter. The second year QB has led Tampa to a 5-3 record and he’s finding some success throwing the ball. Freeman struggled a bit against the Atlanta Falcons in week 9, but still managed to throw two TDs. This week, Freeman and the Buccaneers host a Carolina Panthers that appears to have packed it up for the year.

Nate Washington – WR Tennessee
Yes, he was on my list last week. Washington is one Titians player who could really benefit from the arrival of Randy Moss. Washington will start opposite Moss while Kenny Britt gets healthy (which could be multiple weeks). Moss’ presence in Tennessee’s offense will put Washington in more one-on-one situations, much like Wes Welker and Percy Harvin saw. Washington is the best free agent receiver to target this week.

Nate Burleson – WR Detroit
We don’t know who will be throwing Burleson the ball in Detroit, but we know he’ll get his targets. Burleson led the Lions in catches, yards and TDs in week 8 (7 rec., 113 yards, 1 TD). Burleson is healthy and he’s benefiting Calvin Johnson’s double teams. The Lions will have a new QB again, after Matthew Stafford injured his throwing shoulder. But that shouldn’t affect Burleson all that much. During weeks 5 and 6, when Stafford was out, Burleson caught touchdowns in two straight games. Burleson might benefit from a backup quarterback.

Mike Thomas – WR Jacksonville
If you need a one week fill-in WR, Thomas fits the bill. The Jaguars face the worst pass defense in the league in the Houston Texans. The Texans were just torched by San Diego’s Seyi Ajirotiutu in week 9, who scored 2 TDs and had over 100 yards receiving. Thomas could be in line for a nice afternoon in week 10. However, beyond this week, Thomas’ value diminishes (can’t play the Texans every week).

Blair White – WR Indianapolis
After watching Austin Collie get laid out in week 9, it’s pretty clear he won’t be back in time for week 10. Plus, Anthony Gonzalez has been ruled out for the year and that could open the door for White, who has filled in at times this year for Indianapolis. White could be in line for more snaps this week as the Colts host Cincinnati, who can thrown on. With all that said about White, if Jacob Tamme is still available in your league, pick him up first. Tamme was on this list last week and he exploded for 108 yards and a TD in week 9. So start with Tamme then think about White.

Joel Dreessen – TE Houston
The Texans have searched long and hard for a receiver who can take some of the pressure off Andre Johnson. As of week 9, they’re still searching. With that said, Dreessen is emerging as a quality target for QB Matt Schaub. He caught a team-high 5 balls for 66 yards in week 9 and he’s facing a weak pass defense in Jacksonville this week. Think of Dreessen as a one week fill-in guy.

Mike Goodson – RB Carolina
If you’re really hurting at running back, Goodson might be worth a gamble. The Panthers have two injured running backs in DeAngelo Williams (foot) and Jonathan Stewart (concussion). Goodson could be in line for more carries in week 10 against a Tampa Bay team that can be run on.

Chester Taylor – RB Chicago
Mike Martz indicated that Taylor would get more touches, especially around the goal line. In week 9, that statement proved to be true with Taylor scoring a one-yard TD against the Buffalo Bills. What is concerning about Taylor is he carried the ball 10 times for just 13 yards. He’s worth a look if you’re desperate, but don’t expect many points from his yardage. But around the goal line, he appears to be the man now for Chicago.