While there are plenty of preseason studs in the upper echelon of the fantasy QB leaderboard like Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Andrew Luck, there are also numerous signal-callers who flew a bit under the radar this summer. Guys like Matthew Stafford, Marcus Mariota and even Dak Prescott all find themselves inside the top 10 when it comes to the highest scoring fantasy quarterbacks after nine weeks.
There’s still plenty of time for things to shake out, but this is where we currently stand. Clearly, the QB position is one of the most dispensable in fantasy football, and I’m not saying that in a bad way...
Here are my Top 28 QBs for Week 10 vs. FantasyPros' ECR rankings:
Fantasy Football rankings - Week 10View Available Players
|#||Player (team)||Matchup||ECR™||vs. ECR|
|1||Tom Brady (NE)||vs. SEA||1||0|
|2||Aaron Rodgers (GB)||at TEN||2||0|
|3||Matt Ryan (ATL)||at PHI||3||0|
|4||Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)||vs. DAL||5||+1|
|5||Cam Newton (CAR)||vs. KC||4||-1|
|6||Drew Brees (NO)||vs. DEN||7||+1|
|7||Dak Prescott (DAL)||at PIT||10||+3|
|8||Russell Wilson (SEA)||at NE||12||+4|
|9||Marcus Mariota (TEN)||vs. GB||9||0|
|10||Philip Rivers (SD)||vs. MIA||6||-4|
|11||Carson Palmer (ARI)||vs. SF||8||-3|
|12||Andy Dalton (CIN)||at NYG||14||+2|
|13||Joe Flacco (BAL)||vs. CLE||15||+2|
|14||Eli Manning (NYG)||vs. CIN||13||-1|
|15||Jameis Winston (TB)||vs. CHI||11||-4|
|16||Trevor Siemian (DEN)||at NO||17||+1|
|17||Kirk Cousins (WAS)||vs. MIN||19||+2|
|18||Blake Bortles (JAC)||vs. HOU||18||0|
|19||Jay Cutler (CHI)||at TB||16||-3|
|20||Alex Smith (KC)||at CAR||21||+1|
|21||Ryan Tannehill (MIA)||at SD||23||+2|
|22||Colin Kaepernick (SF)||at ARI||22||0|
|23||Carson Wentz (PHI)||vs. ATL||20||-3|
|24||Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ)||vs. LA||24||0|
|25||Brock Osweiler (HOU)||at JAC||28||+3|
|26||Sam Bradford (MIN)||at WAS||27||+1|
|27||Cody Kessler (CLE)||at BAL||25||-2|
|28||Case Keenum (LA)||at NYJ||26||-2|
Notes & Analysis:
- Tom Brady is coming off a week of rest and game-planning. Seattle’s defense isn’t what it used to be, as displayed on Monday night against Tyrod Taylor’s Bills. He’s this week’s safest QB play in my eyes.
- Aaron Rodgers comes in at a close second against a Titans secondary that ranks in the bottom half of the league. His weapons should be healthier than in past weeks, too.
- This feels like a bounce-back week for Ben Roethlisberger at home versus Dallas. He’s usually on his A-game at Heinz field in contests that have that “must-win” feel to them. This is one of those.
- Drew Brees will get a stiff test in the Superdome this weekend against the defending champs. The Broncos D will give it their all, but Brees’ high-powered offense keeps him in the QB1 discussion regardless of opponents.
- Dak Prescott keeps on winning. He’ll have a tough task on his plate this Sunday in Pittsburgh, but his dual-threat skill set once again makes him a fine starting option in all fantasy formats.
- Russell Wilson shredded the Bills on MNF this past week in his best game of the season, and now he’ll be in primetime once again. On Sunday Night Football versus the Patriots in Foxboro, look for Russ and the Seahawks to play a very pass-happy gameplan.
- Philip Rivers is a low-end QB1 this week against Miami with his wideouts less than 100%. He hasn’t hit 20+ fantasy points since Week 5.
- Carson Palmer, even in a great matchup, can’t be viewed as more than a borderline QB1. I just don’t envision the Cardinals needing to score too many points through the air with a back like DJ.
- Joe Flacco is an acceptable streaming option this week against the Browns. With Steve Smith Sr. and Mike Wallace both healthy, he should have no issue finding the end zone multiple times on TNF.
- With the run game struggling and New Orleans’ offense capable of scoring plenty of points, Trevor Siemian might find himself needing to throw the ball a lot in Week 10. Against the Saints’ beatable secondary, I like him as a fantasy sleeper on the road.