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Week 10 Rankings

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Week 10 Running Backs

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Arian Fosterat JAC -
2Adrian Petersonat CHI -
3Chris Johnsonat MIA -
4Frank Gorevs. STL -
5Rashard Mendenhallvs. NE -
6Maurice Jones-Drewvs. HOU -
7Michael Turnervs. BAL -
8Ray Riceat ATL -
9Steven Jacksonat SF Probable(finger)
10Ahmad Bradshawvs. DAL -
11Jamaal Charlesat DEN -
12LeSean McCoyat WAS -
13Jahvid Bestat BUF Questionable(toe)
14Peyton Hillisvs. NYJ -
15Cedric Bensonat IND -
16LaDainian Tomlinsonat CLE -
17LeGarrette Blountvs. CAR -
18Matt Fortevs. MIN -
19Thomas Jonesat DEN -
20Knowshon Morenovs. KC -
21Ryan Torainvs. PHI -
22Ronnie Brownvs. TEN -
23Donald Brownvs. CIN -
24Fred Jacksonvs. DET -
25Shonn Greeneat CLE -
26Brandon Jacobsvs. DAL -
27Mike Goodsonat TB -
28Marshawn Lynchat ARZ Probable(thigh)
29Tim Hightowervs. SEA -
30Willis McGaheeat ATL -
31Beanie Wellsvs. SEA -
32Felix Jonesat NYG -
33Danny Woodheadat PIT -
34C.J. Spillervs. DET -
35Ricky Williamsvs. TEN -
36BenJarvus Green-Ellisat PIT -
37Chester Taylorvs. MIN -
38Javarris Jamesvs. CIN -
39Jason Snellingvs. BAL Probable(knee)
40Derrick Wardat JAC -
41Justin Forsettat ARZ -
42Kevin Smithat BUF Probable(knee)
43Tashard Choiceat NYG -
44Keiland Williamsvs. PHI -
45Deji Karimvs. HOU -
46Marion Barberat NYG -
47Toby Gerhartat CHI -
48Cadillac Williamsvs. CAR -
49Bernard Scottat IND -
50LaRod Stephens-Howlingvs. SEA -
51Leon Washingtonat ARZ -
52Javon Ringerat MIA -
53Anthony Dixonvs. STL -

RB Notes: The Browns, like the Ravens last year, realized the best way to destroy the Patriots is to ignore their shaky secondary for a minute and run straight at them. With a banged-up offensive line, look for Pittsburgh to employ the same approach. … The top-12 plays this week are all very strong and tough to sit. I'm amazed how many owners ask me whether they should sit Bradshaw, Charles or Ray Rice. I want that team. … Is Peyton Hillis matchup-proof? We may find out this week. The way the Browns offensive line is playing, he's a strong RB2 even in a tough matchup.

The Jets' hope for a 50-50 split is a bigger concern than LaDainian Tomlinson's declining yards-per-carry. Don't forget he has 11 catches for 84 yards the last two weeks. Yards are yards, and Shone Greene has a total of five catches in his career. The Browns are solid against the run so Greene hasn't moved up in the rankings yet. … Have I overrated Jahvid Best all season? Perhaps. But the kid is on pace for 80 catches and 1,400 yards from scrimmage. That's a nice PPR RB2. He's coming off an 88-yard, 5-catch day in a tough matchup. If he can't get off against the Bills, then I'll lower him in the ranks a bit. But I'd be afraid to bench him this week.

LeGarrette Blount did nothing last week, but the Bucs figure to play with the lead on Sunday. He's a closer. … Thomas Jones is the David Garrard of running backs: A generic matchup play. You don't get much better matchups than Denver. … We've heard Knowshon Moreno looks good and is healthy before. I have high hopes for him, but I have to see it before jumping on board fully. … Don't expect Clinton Portis to play. This is a tough matchup for Ryan Torain, but he's a solid RB2. … The Seahawks are nearly hands off until proven otherwise. Sorry, Beast Mode. You are a flex at best. … There's no particular reason to think Beanie Wells will be healthy enough for more than 10-15 carries this week.

Week 10 Wide Receivers

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Andre Johnsonat JAC Probable(ankle)
2Calvin Johnsonat BUF -
3Hakeem Nicksvs. DAL -
4DeSean Jacksonat WAS -
5Reggie Waynevs. CIN -
6Roddy Whitevs. BAL Questionable(knee)
7Anquan Boldinat ATL -
8Larry Fitzgeraldvs. SEA -
9Brandon Marshallvs. TEN -
10Brandon Lloydvs. KC -
11Miles Austinat NYG -
12Terrell Owensat IND -
13Mike Wallacevs. NE -
14Steve Smithvs. DAL -
15Jeremy Maclinat WAS -
16Hines Wardvs. NE -
17Mike Williamsvs. CAR -
18Dez Bryantat NYG -
19Steve Johnsonvs. DET -
20Percy Harvinat CHI -
21Mike Sims-Walkervs. HOU -
22Michael Crabtreevs. STL -
23Chad Ochocincoat IND -
24Santana Mossvs. PHI -
25Santonio Holmesat CLE -
26Randy Mossat MIA -
27Johnny Knoxvs. MIN -
28Dwayne Boweat DEN -
29Pierre Garconvs. CIN -
30Mike Thomasvs. HOU -
31Braylon Edwardsat CLE -
32Lee Evansvs. DET Probable(ankle)
33Steve Breastonvs. SEA -
34Nate Burlesonat BUF -
35Steve Smithat TB -
36Sidney Riceat CHI Questionable(hip)
37Mike Williamsat ARZ -
38Davone Bessvs. TEN -
39Eddie Royalvs. KC -
40Nate Washingtonat MIA -
41Derrick Masonat ATL -
42Wes Welkerat PIT -
43Jabar Gaffneyvs. KC -
44Danny Amendolaat SF -
45Bernard Berrianat CHI -
46Jacoby Jonesat JAC -
47Blair Whitevs. CIN -
48Jerricho Cotcheryat CLE -
49Anthony Armstrongvs. PHI -
50Earl Bennettvs. MIN -
51Brandon Gibsonat SF -
52Mario Manninghamvs. DAL -
53Michael Jenkinsvs. BAL -
54Brian Hartlinevs. TEN -
55Mohamed Massaquoivs. NYJ Sidelined(concussion)
56Laurent Robinsonat SF -
57Roy Williamsat NYG -
58Demaryius Thomasvs. KC -
59Devin Hestervs. MIN -
60Deion Branchat PIT -
61Josh Morganvs. STL -
62Kevin Walterat JAC -

WR Notes: Larry Fitzgerald isn't all the way back, but the Cardinals offense is quietly improving. Other than Levi Brown, the offensive line has stabilized. Steve Breaston's presence helps, as does Derek Anderson overall, even if he overthrows Fitz a few times a game. He won't be worth a top-five pick, but he won't be a bust either. … I don't think Chad Pennington will hurt Brandon Marshall much, if at all. It's not like Chad Henne was going deep. In a perfect world, Pennington's accuracy will give Marshall more room for yards after the catch. That's been missing somewhat for Marshall this year. He's seeing more coverage, but he's also breaking fewer tackles.

Chad Ochocinco has been terribly inconsistent, which is fairly typical for his career. Even in his best years, he had big slumps. Carson Palmer doesn't want to "lose" Ocho mentally and the Colts probably won't send double coverage his way all game. Look for more targets. … I got a lot of emails that I overrated Steve Johnson a few weeks again in GLS … did not get any last week. Stevie Johnson Nation mount up. … Ranking Dez Bryant this high against a defense as good as the Giants is an active of faith. I worry the Cowboys just won't give Jon Kitna any time to throw. I also worry about Percy Harvin in a tough matchup, but he's very hard to sit. … Sidney Rice may be a little high, but he's awfully talented even if he doesn't play more than 30-40 snaps. Bump up Bernard Berrian if Rice is out.

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