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2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 10

Where does Patrick Mahomes find himself in the rankings upon his return?

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Lamar Jackson retakes the top spot in our rankings against a woeful Cincinnati Bengals defense. The impending shootout in Tampa Bay brings both Jameis Winston and Kyler Murray into the position’s Top 5. Patrick Mahomes makes his return with a modest QB7 ranking. Ryan Tannehill and Jimmy Garoppolo make find themselves amongst a bevy of usable high-end QB2s. A sharp drop-off after the QB20 denotes a large group of un-startables. Baker Mayfield, sadly, heads that list.

Teams on bye: Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Football Team.

Week 10 Quarterback Rankings

Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
1 Lamar Jackson BAL at CIN Jackson should solidify a Top 5 finish through 2 or 3 quarters. Expect a mega-blowout here.
2 Jameis Winston TB ARI Mike Evans and Chris Godwin could both clear 100 yards and score more than once.
3 Drew Brees NO ATL ATL's unbelievably bad defense should provide excellent outings for all Saints players.
4 Kyler Murray ARI at TB Surefire shootout here.
5 Russell Wilson SEA at SF Matchup be damned. Wilson's playing out of his mind.
6 Aaron Rodgers GB CAR As long as Green Bay keeps the running backs involved in the passing game, a mid-to-high QB1 finish is reasonable.
7 Patrick Mahomes KC TEN Dr. David Chao has had Week 10 as a reasonable time for Mahomes to return, since the injury occurred. He is at an elevated risk of re-injury, unfortunately.
8 Dak Prescott DAL MIN The matchup is slightly concerning but Prescott's still a QB1.
9 Josh Allen BUF at CLE The Browns' pass defense is alright. Allen's rushing floor, against the Browns poor box-play, keeps him a QB1 though.
10 Philip Rivers LAC at OAK Oakland's pass defense is among the worst in the league. A Top 12 finish can be expected here.
11 Kirk Cousins MIN at DAL Despite the tough matchup, the offense is functioning well enough for him to retain QB1 status. Game script should fall in his favor as well.
12 Matt Ryan ATL at NO It's a tough matchup but game script is likely to stay in Ryan's favor.
High Floor/High Ceiling QB2s
13 Daniel Jones NYG at NYJ Jones' ceiling is of the back-end QB1 variety.
14 Ryan Tannehill TEN at KC Tannehill has acquitted himself very well since taking over as Tennessee's starter. This is a golden matchup. Game script could easily elevate him to back-end QB1 production.
15 Jimmy Garoppolo SF SEA Seattle's defense is bad. This should be a high-scoring affair and Jimmy G should benefit from it. He's a high quality streamer.
16 Brian Hoyer IND MIA Indy's backup only falls one spot from Jacoby Brissett's projected QB16. Hoyer's a quality fill-in QB and this is the easiest matchup in the world for someone to make a spot start.
High Floor/Capped Ceiling QB2s
17 Jared Goff LAR at PIT The absence of Brandin Cooks and the tough matchup lowers Goff's prospects a bit.
18 Derek Carr OAK LAC The upside streamer sinks a bit this week. He's got the short area weaponry to keep himself somewhat relevant though.
19 Sam Darnold NYJ NYG In theory, Darnold should at least hit mid-tier QB2 numbers. This offense is being run so poorly though, he's tough to trust.
Shaky Floor/Low Ceiling QB2s
20 Baker Mayfield CLE BUF Brutal matchup. Recommended avoid.
21 Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA at IND This was a tough spot before Fitz lost both Mark Walton and Preston Williams to injury.
22 Mason Rudolph PIT LAR Very tough matchup for Rudolph.
23 Kyle Allen CAR at GB Green Bay's pass defense is stout.
Shaky Floor/Low Ceiling QB3s
24 Mitchell Trubisky CHI DET Even in a decent matchup, Trubisky can't be trusted in season long leagues.
25 Jeff Driskel DET at CHI Matthew Stafford has been prevented from playing due to a back injury. Driskel will start in a brutal matchup, at quarterback.
26 Ryan Finley CIN BAL With AJ Green out, Finley has been moved to dead last in the tiered QB rankings.

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