Welcome to QB List’s weekly rankings! Each week, I’ll be taking a look at the upcoming matchups and ranking each position, as well as flex positions.
Note: rankings will be updated throughout the week, so continue checking back here as the week goes on. Also, check out our defensive rankings article for explanations on those, and our Kickin’ It article for explanations on the kicker rankings.
Week 10 Notes:
- Time for your weekly Ezekiel Elliott note: I’m assuming Zeke plays this week, but obviously that’s no guarantee. If he doesn’t play, consider Alfred Morris an RB2. EDIT: Looks like Zeke isn’t playing at least this week, though the court ruling is going to be appealed, so we’ll see what happens ROS. Ranks have been updated.
- Between Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, the Chicago Bears gave up 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns last week. I expect Aaron Jones to be fairly successful against them this week, despite his disappointing Week 9 performance. I have a feeling that the Packers will be up in this game (though I don’t exactly expect them to blow the Bears out of the water) which I think means more carries for Jones, and maybe a little work for Ty Montgomery.
- Obviously, Duke Johnson has more value in PPR leagues, but I think that he’s still a decent flex play even in standard leagues, given how involved he is in the Cleveland Browns offense. Detroit has given up the 14th most points to running backs so far this year, and I think that, in a week where a lot of players are on byes, Johnson makes for a worthwhile flex consideration.
- I’m operating under the assumption that Matt Forte won’t play. He’s had some knee problems lately. In that case, I think Bilal Powell will be in for a decent workload that makes him an interesting low-end RB2 or flex.
- I’m not as afraid of the Denver Broncos defense as I was in the past, and that’s why I still think James White is a worthy flex consideration this week. He’s still heavily involved in the Patriots passing game, and I think that, while the Broncos’ defense is still very good, they’re beatable, and if anyone can beat them, it’s Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
- Even though Larry Fitzgerald is going up against the Seattle Seahawks, I still think he’s a worthwhile WR2 this week. Seattle has been fairly middle-of-the-pack against wide receivers this year, and I would anticipate he’ll be in for a lot of targets, as I believe the Cardinals will struggle to run the ball.
- It seems like Chris Hogan isn’t going to play this week, and with that in mind, I would imagine that means Danny Amendola will fill in for him. If that’s the case, then I think he’s an interesting flex play. He’d be a borderline WR2 against a defense that isn’t Denver’s, but like I said, I trust Brady to be able to give Amendola some value in this game.
- I’m assuming that Jordan Reed plays this week, but that’s far from a given. If he doesn’t, look for Vernon Davis to be a borderline TE1 against a tough Vikings defense.