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:
- In four out of the last five weeks, Jay Cutler has thrown for two touchdowns. He’s looked better lately, and this week he goes up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who have given up the 10th-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this year. He’s not a QB1, but he’s close, and makes for a nice bye-week fill in.
- I know Marshawn Lynch has been frustrating, but the New England Patriots have given up the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs this year, and if Lynch gets double-digit carries (which I expect he will), he could easily put up RB2 numbers against them.
- Alex Collins has been really good, I’ve been repeating his name ad nauseum since he got called up from the practice squad. This week, he’s against the Green Bay Packers who have given up the 10th-most fantasy points to running backs so far this year. Even though Terrance West and Danny Woodhead are coming back, Collins is expected to remain the feature back (Woodhead’s return will likely threaten Javorius Allen more than Collins), and against the Packers, I could see him putting up borderline RB2 numbers. Perhaps he’ll even break his touchdown drought.
- The past few weeks have shown us that the Denver defense is not the juggernaut it’s often feared to be, and if there’s any wide receiver who has the ability to take advantages of some weaknesses in a defense, it’s A.J. Green. I expect him to get plenty of volume and to be just fine as a solid WR1.
- Despite being reasonably productive so far this year, Mohamed Sanu seems to have been all but forgotten in some leagues. I’m not saying he’s a stud, but I like him as a flex play, especially given that the Seahawks have lost Richard Sherman.
- Almost verbatim from what I said last week, my tight end rankings assume Jordan Reed plays, but that’s not a given. If he doesn’t, look for Vernon Davis as a low-end TE1.