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Week 10 fantasy football position rankings: Don’t doubt Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) goes up against a very weak Detroit defense in Week 10.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) goes up against a very weak Detroit defense in Week 10. AP

Week 10 fantasy football position rankings

Quarterbacks

1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Detroit ... Detroit allows a league-worst 30.6 points per game

2 Tom Brady, New England at N.Y. Giants ... Brady is the only quarterback with multiple touchdown passes in every game this season

3 Drew Brees, New Orleans at Washington

4 Cam Newton, Carolina at Tennessee ... Newton is on pace for 146 rushing attempts this season, which would be 19 more than his career high

5 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Houston

6 Derek Carr, Oakland vs. Minnesota

7 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville at Baltimore ... Bortles has thrown 2+ TDs in four straight games while Baltimore allows the 2nd-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks

8 Kirk Cousins, Washington vs. New Orleans ... New Orleans has already allowed six different quarterbacks to throw for over 300 yards this season

9 Matthew Stafford, Detroit at Green Bay

10 Peyton Manning, Denver vs. Kansas City ... Manning needs just three yards to pass Brett Favre and become the NFL’s all-time leading passer

11 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. New England

12 Russell Wilson, Seattle vs. Arizona

13 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets ... The Jets have a strong defense, but they have been shredded via the pass over the past three weeks (1,069 passing yards allowed in their past three games)

14 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay vs. Dallas ... Winston hasn’t thrown an interception in 121 straight pass attempts, the third longest active streak

15 Joe Flacco, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville

16 Carson Palmer, Arizona at Seattle

17 Brian Hoyer, Houston at Cincinnati ... Hoyer has multiple touchdowns in five straight games

18 Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota at Oakland ... Bridgewater (concussion) needs to be monitored but he is expected to be able to start and in a favorable match-up

19 Ryan Tannehill, Miami at Philadelphia

20 Ryan Fitzpatrick, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo

Running backs

1 Todd Gurley, St. Louis vs. Chicago

2 DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland ... Williams’ 170 rushing yards last week were the third most ever by a back 32 years or older -- Williams (foot) needs to be monitored but should be okay

3 DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia vs. Miami ... Murray busted out for 181 yards and heavy usage coming out of the Eagles’ bye, while Miami allows the most fantasy points to running backs over the last three weeks

4 Mark Ingram, New Orleans at Washington ... Washington allows 190.7 yards rushing over its last three games

5 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota at Oakland ... Somewhat quietly, Peterson leads the NFL with 758 rushing yards

6 Darren McFadden, Dallas at Tampa Bay ... McFadden leads the NFL in touches (85) over the past three weeks

7 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay vs. Dallas ... Dallas allows the most fantasy points to opposing running backs

8 LeGarrette Blount, New England at N.Y. Giants

9 James Starks, Green Bay vs. Detroit

10 Lamar Miller, Miami at Philadelphia ... Miller now has a rushing touchdown in four straight games, but Philadelphia allows the 4th-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs

11 Justin Forsett, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville

12 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle vs. Arizona

13 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Houston

14 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Houston

15 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville at Baltimore

16 Duke Johnson, Cleveland at Pittsburgh

17 Chris Ivory, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo ... Ivory has just 84 rushing yards on 55 carries (1.5 YPC) over the past three weeks

18 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina at Tennessee

19 Jeremy Langford, Chicago at St. Louis ... It’s a tough match-up for Langford but if Matt Forte is out he remains a solid RB2

20 Charcandrick West, Kansas City at Denver

21 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets ... McCoy (shoulder) needs to be monitored and he draws the number one rushing defense in the NFL

22 Karlos Williams, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets

23 Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia vs. Miami

24 Shane Vereen, N.Y. Giants vs. New England ... Vereen faces his former team the Patriots for the first time since leaving via free agency

25 Latavius Murray, Oakland vs. Minnesota ... Murray (concussion) needs to be monitored

26 Joique Bell, Detroit at Green Bay

27 Antonio Andrews, Tennessee vs. Carolina

28 Chris Johnson, Arizona at Seattle

29 C.J. Anderson, Denver vs. Kansas City

30 Charles Sims, Tampa Bay vs. Dallas

Wide receivers

1 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland

2 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Cincinnati ... Hopkins is the only receiver with double digit targets in every game this season

3 Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. Kansas City ... Thomas has 100-plus receiving yards or a touchdown in seven consecutive games against the Chiefs

4 A.J. Green, Cincinnati vs. Houston

5 Julian Edelman, New England at N.Y. Giants

6 Calvin Johnson, Detroit at Green Bay ... In his last three games at Lambeau, Johnson averages 8.3 receptions, 134 yards and 1 TD per game

7 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants vs. New England

8 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville at Baltimore ... Robinson has scored a TD in four straight games, while Baltimore allows the 2nd-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers

9 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. Detroit

10 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver vs. Kansas City ... Kansas City allows the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers

11 Amari Cooper, Oakland vs. Minnesota

12 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo

13 Dez Bryant, Dallas at Tampa Bay

14 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at St. Louis ... Only two receivers have reached 80 receiving yards against the Rams this season

15 Jarvis Landry, Miami at Philadelphia

16 Michael Crabtree, Oakland vs. Minnesota ... Crabtree has back-to-back 100-yard receiving yard games for the first time in his career

17 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans at Washington

18 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Dallas

19 Stefon Diggs, Minnesota at Oakland

20 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo

21 Davante Adams, Green Bay vs. Detroit ... Adams finally broke out in Week 9 with a 7-catch, 93-yard game

22 Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland ... Bryant now has 12 TDs in 14 career games

23 Willie Snead, New Orleans at Washington

24 Brandon LaFell, New England at N.Y. Giants ... LaFell led the Patriots with 9 targets last week

25 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia vs. Miami ... Matthews comes off a week where he posted a career-best 133 receiving yards

26 Golden Tate, Detroit at Green Bay

27 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets ... Expect Watkins to be on Revis Island, and Watkins aggravated his ankle injury last week

28 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Seattle

29 James Jones, Green Bay vs. Detroit ... Since Davante Adams returned to the lineup two weeks ago, Jones has three receptions for 57 yards

30 John Brown, Arizona at Seattle

31 Tavon Austin, St. Louis vs. Chicago

32 Kamar Aiken, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville ... Aiken steps into the WR1 role for Baltimore with Steve Smith out for the year

33 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City at Denver

34 Pierre Garcon, Washington vs. New Orleans

35 Marvin Jones, Cincinnati vs. Houston

36 Michael Floyd, Arizona at Seattle

37 Travis Benjamin, Cleveland at Pittsburgh

38 Rishard Matthews, Miami at Philadelphia

39 DeSean Jackson, Washington vs. New Orleans

40 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville at Baltimore ... Hurns (foot) needs to be monitored

Tight ends

1 Rob Gronkowski, New England at N.Y. Giants

2 Greg Olsen, Carolina at Tennessee

3 Jordan Reed, Washington vs. New Orleans ... New Orleans allows the most points to opposing tight ends

4 Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati vs. Houston ... Eifert has out-scored A.J. Green 9-4 in the red zone this year

5 Gary Barnidge, Cleveland at Pittsburgh

6 Jimmy Graham, Seattle vs. Arizona

7 Benjamin Watson, New Orleans at Washington ... Washington has been particularly stingy against opposing tight ends

8 Eric Ebron, Detroit at Green Bay

9 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Carolina

10 Jason Witten, Dallas at Tampa Bay

11 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Denver

12 Martellus Bennett, Chicago at St. Louis

13 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Oakland

14 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Detroit ... Rodgers comes off a two-TD game

15 Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville

16 Charles Clay, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets

17 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay vs. Dallas ... This looks to be the week when Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) finally makes his return

18 Julius Thomas, Jacksonville at Baltimore

19 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland

20 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Miami

Kickers

1 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at N.Y. Giants

2 Brandon McManus, Denver vs. Kansas City

3 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. Detroit

4 Justin Tucker, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville

5 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis vs. Chicago

6 Blair Walsh, Minnesota at Oakland

7 Steven Hauschka, Seattle vs. Arizona

8 Graham Gano, Carolina at Tennessee

9 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland vs. Minnesota

10 Connor Barth, Tampa Bay vs. Dallas

11 Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland

12 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati vs. Houston

13 Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia vs. Miami

14 Jason Myers, Jacksonville at Baltimore

15 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets

16 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants vs. New England

17 Kai Forbath, New Orleans at Washington

18 Dan Bailey, Dallas at Tampa Bay

19 Matt Prater, Detroit at Green Bay

20 Dustin Hopkins, Washington vs. New Orleans

Defense

1 Carolina DT, Carolina at Tennessee

2 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati vs. Houston

3 St. Louis DT, St. Louis vs. Chicago

4 Green Bay DT, Green Bay vs. Detroit

5 Denver DT, Denver vs. Kansas City

6 New York Jets DT, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo

7 Pittsburgh DT, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland

8 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia vs. Miami

9 Buffalo DT, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets

10 Tampa Bay DT, Tampa Bay vs. Dallas

11 New England DT, New England at N.Y. Giants

12 Oakland DT, Oakland vs. Minnesota

13 Baltimore DT, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville

14 Seattle DT, Seattle vs. Arizona

15 Minnesota DT, Minnesota at Oakland

16 Dallas DT, Dallas at Tampa Bay

17 New Orleans DT, New Orleans at Washington

18 Kansas City DT, Kansas City at Denver

19 Tennessee DT, Tennessee vs. Carolina

20 Arizona DT, Arizona at Seattle

Alan Satterlee is a co-owner and senior writer for DynastyFootballWarehouse.com, a comprehensive fantasy football strategy site.

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