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Fantasy football Week 10 rankings: Kareem Hunt still unstoppable

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) should have a big game this Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) should have a big game this Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. AP


1 Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City vs. Arizona

2 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Miami

3 Jared Goff, LA Rams vs. Seattle

4 Philip Rivers, LA Chargers at Oakland ...Rivers has averaged 312 passing yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game in his past five against Oakland and he should be good for similar numbers this week against an Oakland team allowing 31.5 points per game (second-most).

5 Drew Brees, New Orleans at Cincinnati ...On the road but that shouldn’t slow Brees down much against a defense allowing a league-high 319.4 yards passing per game.

6 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia vs. Dallas

7 Matt Ryan, Atlanta at Cleveland

8 Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay vs. Washington

9 Cam Newton, Carolina at Pittsburgh

10 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. Carolina

11 Tom Brady, New England at Tennessee ...Brady drops some this week (relative to other elite options) against a Tennessee defense allowing a league-low 17.6 points per game.

12 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. New Orleans

13 Baker Mayfield, Cleveland vs. Atlanta

14 Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago vs. Detroit

15 Russell Wilson, Seattle at LA Rams

16 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville ...Luck comes into Week 10 ranked as the ninth-best fantasy quarterback on the season though this might be a week to avoid as Jacksonville allows a league-low 190 yards passing per game.

17 Dak Prescott, Dallas at Philadelphia

18 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee vs. New England

19 Alex Smith, Washington at Tampa Bay

20 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

21 Eli Manning, NY Giants at San Francisco

22 Nick Mullens, San Francisco vs. NY Giants ...Mullens will stay in the starter’s role after an impressive first-game ever throwing for 262 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.

23 Josh Rosen, Arizona at Kansas City

24 Matthew Stafford, Detroit at Chicago ...So far life without Golden Tate yielded a 164-yard, zero-touchdown dud along with 10 sacks,. Playing at Chicago looks like another rough week for Stafford and the Lions’ offense.

25 Derek Carr, Oakland vs. LA Chargers

26 Josh McCown, NY Jets vs. Buffalo …Sam Darnold (foot) is expected to miss Week 10 leaving McCown to make his first start of the 2018 season.

27 Brock Osweiler, Miami at Green Bay

28 Nathan Peterman, Buffalo at NY Jets

Running back

1 Kareem Hunt, Kansas City vs. Arizona ...Hunt has been near unstoppable including touchdowns in eight straight games and this week he goes against an Arizona defense allowing 143.1 rushing yards per game (second-most).

2 Todd Gurley, LA Rams vs. Seattle

3 Saquon Barkley, NY Giants at San Francisco

4 Melvin Gordon, LA Chargers at Oakland ...There shouldn’t be much stopping Gordon this week against an Oakland defense allowing a league-high 144.5 rushing yards per game.

5 Alvin Kamara, New Orleans at Cincinnati ...Expect plenty of points to be had in this one for the elite Saints offense against a Bengals’ defense allowing 35.7 points per game over its past three (most in the league) and the most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

6 James Conner, Pittsburgh vs. Carolina ...Carolina isn’t the easiest of draws but Conner has averaged 172.3 yards from scrimmage per game over his past four games and is a must-start.

7 Joe Mixon, Cincinnati vs. New Orleans

8 Tevin Coleman, Atlanta at Cleveland ...Coleman comes into Week 10 off a huge 154-yard, two-touchdown game and he should be in-store for another big game against a Cleveland defense allowing 138.9 yards per game (4th-most) and a league-high 1.6 rushing touchdowns per game.

9 David Johnson, Arizona at Kansas City ...Johnson draws a Kansas City defense allowing the most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

10 Christian McCaffrey, Carolina at Pittsburgh

11 Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas at Philadelphia

12 James White, New England at Tennessee

13 Tarik Cohen, Chicago vs. Detroit

14 Aaron Jones, Green Bay vs. Miami

15 Marlon Mack, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

16 Duke Johnson, Cleveland vs. Atlanta ...Johnson comes into this off a season-high 10 touches along with two touchdowns while Atlanta is allowing a league-high 8.5 receptions per game to opposing running backs.

17 Jordan Howard, Chicago vs. Detroit ...Howard got back on track with two touchdowns last week and that momentum should continue this week against a Lions’ defense allowing a league-high 5.6 yards per carry.

18 Nick Chubb, Cleveland vs. Atlanta

19 Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville at Indianapolis ...Fournette (hamstring) will need to be monitored but he is expected to return this week.

20 Adrian Peterson, Washington at Tampa Bay ...Peterson should be good for a score against a Tampa Bay defense allowing 1.5 rushing touchdowns per game (second-most).

21 Dion Lewis, Tennessee vs. New England

22 Kenyan Drake, Miami at Green Bay

23 Sony Michel, New England at Tennessee ...Michel (knee) will need to be monitored but he is expected to return this week.

24 Isaiah Crowell, NY Jets vs. Buffalo

25 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo at NY Jets

26 Mark Ingram, New Orleans at Cincinnati

27 Austin Ekeler, LA Chargers at Oakland

28 Jalen Richard, Oakland vs. LA Chargers

29 Elijah McGuire, NY Jets vs. Buffalo ...McGuire returned to make his 2018 debut last week and quickly made his mark with 67 total yards. He is on the flex radar.

30 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

31 Matt Breida, San Francisco vs. NY Giants ...Breida (ankle) will need to be monitored.

32 Kerryon Johnson, Detroit at Chicago

33 Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay vs. Washington

34 Mike Davis, Seattle at LA Rams

35 Doug Martin, Oakland vs. LA Chargers

36 Ito Smith, Atlanta at Cleveland

37 Jamaal Williams, Green Bay vs. Miami

38 Theo Riddick, Detroit at Chicago

39 Corey Clement, Philadelphia vs. Dallas

40 Josh Adams, Philadelphia vs. Dallas

41 Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

42 Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia vs. Dallas

43 Frank Gore, Miami at Green Bay

44 Chris Carson, Seattle at LA Rams ...Carson (hip) will need to be monitored.

45 Kapri Bibbs, Washington at Tampa Bay

46 Spencer Ware, Kansas City vs. Arizona

47 Derrick Henry, Tennessee vs. New England

48 Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay vs. Washington

49 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. Dallas ...Sproles (hamstring) is expected to make his return this week.

50 Carlos Hyde, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

Wide receiver

1 Odell Beckham, NY Giants at San Francisco

2 Michael Thomas, New Orleans at Cincinnati ...Off a new Saints’ receiving single-game record of 211 yards, Thomas should feast again this week (Thomas has caught an amazing 70 of 79 targets on the season).

3 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh vs. Carolina

4 Julio Jones, Atlanta at Cleveland ...Jones (finally) scored last week and leads the NFL in receiving yardage per game (117) while the Browns’ top defensive back Denzel Ward (hip) might have to miss this one.

5 JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh vs. Carolina

6 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City vs. Arizona

7 Davante Adams, Green Bay vs. Miami

8 Cooper Kupp, LA Rams vs. Seattle

9 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati vs. New Orleans ...Boyd will remain busy with A.J. Green (toe) out this week and against a Saints’ defense allowing the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

10 Keenan Allen, LA Chargers at Oakland ...Allen is overdue for a touchdown (he hasn’t scored since Week 1), although last week’s 152 yards is a new season-high.

11 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Washington

12 Julian Edelman, New England at Tennessee

13 Josh Gordon, New England at Tennessee

14 Robert Woods, LA Rams vs. Seattle

15 Brandin Cooks, LA Rams vs. Seattle

16 Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia vs. Dallas

17 Jarvis Landry, Cleveland vs. Atlanta

18 Calvin Ridley, Atlanta at Cleveland

19 Sterling Shepard, NY Giants at San Francisco

20 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Kansas City

21 Doug Baldwin, Seattle at LA Rams

22 Golden Tate, Philadelphia vs. Dallas ...Tate will make his Eagles’ debut this week at home against the Cowboys.

23 Marvin Jones, Detroit at Chicago

24 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

25 DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay vs. Washington ...Jackson gets an attractive “revenge game” opportunity at home against Washington.

26 Kenny Golladay, Detroit at Chicago

27 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay vs. Miami ...Valdes-Scantling should remain a strong fantasy option down the stretch with Geronimo Allison placed on injured reserve -- Valdes-Scantling has either a touchdown or 100 yards in four straight games.

28 Christian Kirk, Arizona at Kansas City ...Kirk and the rest of the Cardinals’ key skill-players have sleeper potential this week as they will likely need to play catch-up against the Chiefs, and against a team that allows nearly three touchdowns per game.

29 Corey Davis, Tennessee vs. New England

30 Tyler Lockett, Seattle at LA Rams

31 Amari Cooper, Dallas at Philadelphia

32 Tyrell Williams, LA Chargers at Oakland

33 TreQuan Smith, New Orleans at Cincinnati …In breaking news, Dez Bryant has been signed by the Saints though expect Smith to keep his same role this week as Bryant gets up-to-speed with the playbook.

34 Devin Funchess, Carolina at Pittsburgh

35 Maurice Harris, Washington at Tampa Bay ...Harris is on the fantasy radar off a career-high 10-catch, 124-yard game and opportunities should remain with Paul Richardson sent to injured reserve plus this week he draws a Tampa Bay defense allowing the 2nd-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

36 Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay vs. Washington

37 Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay vs. Washington

38 Donte Moncrief, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

39 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. Miami ...Cobb (hamstring) will need to be monitored.

40 John Ross, Cincinnati vs. New Orleans ...Ross has returned from a groin injury that sidelined him a few weeks and he may suddenly be busy with A.J. Green (toe) slated to miss some time.

41 D.J. Moore, Carolina at Pittsburgh

42 Cole Beasley, Dallas at Philadelphia

43 Allen Robinson, Chicago vs. Detroit ...Robinson (groin) will need to be monitored.

44 Sammy Watkins, Kansas City vs. Arizona ...Watkins (foot) will need to be monitored but there is some concern he will miss Week 10.

45 Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

46 DeVante Parker, Miami at Green Bay

47 Robby Anderson, NY Jets vs. Buffalo ...Anderson (ankle) will need to be monitored.

48 Taylor Gabriel, Chicago vs. Detroit

49 Danny Amendola, Miami at Green Bay

50 D.J. Chark, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

51 Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta at Cleveland

52 Rashard Higgins, Cleveland vs. Atlanta ...Higgins (knee) will need to be monitored.

53 Cordarrelle Patterson, New England at Tennessee

54 Antonio Callaway, Cleveland vs. Atlanta

55 Mike Williams, LA Chargers at Oakland

56 Josh Doctson, Washington at Tampa Bay

57 Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee vs. New England

58 Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco vs. NY Giants

59 Curtis Samuel, Carolina at Pittsburgh

60 Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia vs. Dallas

61 Quincy Enunwa, NY Jets vs. Buffalo ...Enunwa (ankle) will need to be monitored.

62 David Moore, Seattle at LA Rams

63 Michael Gallup, Dallas at Philadelphia

64 Anthony Miller, Chicago vs. Detroit

65 Kelvin Benjamin, Buffalo at NY Jets

66 Chester Rogers, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

67 Chris Hogan, New England at Tennessee

68 Pierre Garcon, San Francisco vs. NY Giants

69 Jordy Nelson, Oakland vs. LA Chargers

70 Dontrelle Inman, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

71 Kenny Stills, Miami at Green Bay ...Stills (groin) will need to be monitored.

72 Taywan Taylor, Tennessee vs. New England ...Taylor (foot) will need to be monitored.

73 Keelan Cole, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

74 Zay Jones, Buffalo at NY Jets

75 Kendrick Bourne, San Francisco vs. NY Giants

Tight end

1 Travis Kelce, Kansas City vs. Arizona ...Kelce simply continues his elite ways each week -- Kelce is on pace for 91 receptions, 1,317 yards and 11 touchdowns.

2 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Dallas

3 George Kittle, San Francisco vs. NY Giants

4 David Njoku, Cleveland vs. Atlanta

5 O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay vs. Washington

6 Jimmy Graham, Green Bay vs. Miami

7 Greg Olsen, Carolina at Pittsburgh

8 Evan Engram, NY Giants at San Francisco

9 Trey Burton, Chicago vs. Detroit

10 Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh vs. Carolina

11 Austin Hooper, Atlanta at Cleveland

12 Jared Cook, Oakland vs. LA Chargers

13 Jordan Reed, Washington at Tampa Bay

14 Eric Ebron, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

15 Chris Herndon, NY Jets vs. Buffalo

16 Jack Doyle, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

17 Ben Watson, New Orleans at Cincinnati

18 Rob Gronkowski, New England at Tennessee ...Gronkowski (back, ankle) will need to be monitored.

19 Vernon Davis, Washington at Tampa Bay

20 C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati vs. New Orleans

21 Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia vs. Dallas

22 Nick Vannett, Seattle at LA Rams

23 Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona at Kansas City

24 Gerald Everett, LA Rams vs. Seattle ...The tight end position will probably never be prominent in the Rams’ offense but Everett comes off a game with a season-high 48 yards with a score.

25 Jesse James, Pittsburgh vs. Carolina

26 Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay vs. Washington

27 Jonnu Smith, Tennessee vs. New England

28 Michael Roberts, Detroit at Chicago

29 Tyler Higbee, LA Rams vs. Seattle

30 Logan Thomas, Buffalo at NY Jets


1 Wil Lutz, New Orleans at Cincinnati

2 Harrison Butker, Kansas City vs. Arizona

3 Greg Zuerlein, LA Rams vs. Seattle

4 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at Tennessee

5 Jake Elliott, Philadelphia vs. Dallas

6 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

7 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. Miami

8 Jason Myers, NY Jets vs. Buffalo

9 Cody Parkey, Chicago vs. Detroit

10 Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh vs. Carolina

11 Robbie Gould, San Francisco vs. NY Giants

12 Aldrick Rosas, NY Giants at San Francisco

13 Graham Gano, Carolina at Pittsburgh

14 Giorgio Tavecchio, Atlanta at Cleveland

15 Mike Badgley, LA Chargers at Oakland ...Badgley will take over for Caleb Sturgis as the Chargers’ kicker.

16 Dustin Hopkins, Washington at Tampa Bay

17 Josh Lambo, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

18 Matt Prater, Detroit at Chicago

19 Chandler Catanzaro, Tampa Bay vs. Washington

20 Randy Bullock, Cincinnati vs. New Orleans

21 Brett Maher, Dallas at Philadelphia

22 Sebastian Janikowski, Seattle at LA Rams

23 Ryan Succop, Tennessee vs. New England

24 Greg Joseph, Cleveland vs. Atlanta

25 Jason Sanders, Miami at Green Bay

26 Daniel Carlson, Oakland vs. LA Chargers

27 Phil Dawson, Arizona at Kansas City

28 Stephen Hauschka, Buffalo at NY Jets


1 Chicago DT, Chicago vs. Detroit

2 Kansas City DT, Kansas City vs. Arizona

3 NY Jets DT, NY Jets vs. Buffalo

4 LA Chargers DT, LA Chargers at Oakland

5 Green Bay DT, Green Bay vs. Miami

6 Indianapolis DT, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

7 New England DT, New England at Tennessee

8 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia vs. Dallas

9 Jacksonville DT, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

10 NY Giants DT, NY Giants at San Francisco

11 LA Rams DT, LA Rams vs. Seattle

12 San Francisco DT, San Francisco vs. NY Giants

13 Atlanta DT, Atlanta at Cleveland

14 Buffalo DT, Buffalo at NY Jets

15 Detroit DT, Detroit at Chicago

16 Washington DT, Washington at Tampa Bay

17 Pittsburgh DT, Pittsburgh vs. Carolina

18 Carolina DT, Carolina at Pittsburgh

19 New Orleans DT, New Orleans at Cincinnati

20 Dallas DT, Dallas at Philadelphia

21 Tampa Bay DT, Tampa Bay vs. Washington

22 Cleveland DT, Cleveland vs. Atlanta

23 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati vs. New Orleans

24 Miami DT, Miami at Green Bay

25 Seattle DT, Seattle at LA Rams

26 Tennessee DT, Tennessee vs. New England

27 Oakland DT, Oakland vs. LA Chargers

28 Arizona DT, Arizona at Kansas City

Alan Satterlee is in his sixth year of writing about fantasy football for The Charlotte Observer. Find him on Twitter at @Speedkills_DFW