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Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings Thoughts Plus Ask Mike

This is a post to discuss Week 10 fantasy football rankings. I will update this throughout the week as the rankings are posted and changed, typically from Wednesday through Sunday morning.

Plus, feel free to ask your own fantasy football questions in the comments. Waivers, free agent add/drops, trades (although I am not a big trader), and start/sit are all fair game. I’ll try to answer as quickly as I can.

Rankings Posted Wednesday

Week 10 fantasy football rankings are up. Fantasy playoffs are not far off now. If you fell behind early in your league standings, and are scraping for a playoff spot, there are not many weeks left to make up ground. And we certainly don’t want to stumble now.

The initial rankings I mostly use for waivers. Plugging in the league_id for my leagues on MyFantasyLeague.com, Sleeper, or Fantrax, highlights the players who are rostered to identify free agent acquisition targets. If you ever notice a player not marked correctly then let me know. It probably means the player_id for that player isn’t matched in my database.

I moved a bunch of players into the bottom tier at their position because of their highly questionable playing status. They aren’t really ranked that low. More like a “not ranked” identifier.

Players includes Jonathan Taylor and Elijah Mitchell at RB, Darren Waller at TE, and about seven WR, highlighted by Keenan Allen. So frustrated with Allen, but we can’t drop him. He should be a consistent Top 20 WR when he does return.

Pre-Thursday Night Football Updates

A bunch of injury and practice report news clarified some things. Here are the most significant changes:

  • Jonathan Taylor is practicing, while Deon Jackson is not. So I guess Taylor will play? I don’t know why or how this makes sense for the future of the franchise, but the news reports point to him playing. Putting him at a respect the skills ranking of RB16. Deon Jackson not expected to play with back-to-back missed practices. And Phillip Lindsay was cut.
  • Darren Waller went on IR, no surprise. Hunter Renfrow also went on IR, surprise. Not that he was doing much anyway, but this won’t make it any easier for a David Carr bounce back this week. I already had Waller out of the rankings, so no movement for Foster Moreau. Mack Hollins gets a healthy upgrade to WR39 given expected volume, even though he hasn’t done much lately.
  • Russell Gage didn’t go to Munich, Germany, for the Bucs-Seahawks game.
  • For tonight’s TNF clash, Chuba Hubbard is expected to play, so he gets a slight bump up, and D’Onta Foreman moves down slightly. Nice match up for both, but figuring out the carry split is difficult.
  • I moved DJ Moore slightly down in another tough call due to the weather. A lot of rain in the forecast. It is a good match up for him.

Friday to Sunday Updates

Traveling right now so difficult to post all of the updates here, but certainly I am updating the rankings. Sunday morning now as of typing this. Big questions at QB…

  • A little over an hour until game time, Josh Allen is active for the Bills, but hasn’t hit the field yet. Hate these situations. Why make him active if he isn’t going to play? I’m keeping him ranked as-is, QB3, and starting him.
  • Matthew Stafford is in concussion protocol and unlikely to play. It is a late game, we don’t know for sure right now, but pushed him out of the starting QB rankings. John Wolford is expected to start in his place.
  • Kyler Murray is injured, questionable with a hamstring, and also unlikely to play. Colt McCoy is expected to start for the Cardinals.

Those are the major changes this morning, although there were a number of minor adjustments. Check the rankings for the latest, and good luck in Week 10!

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