Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

Nick Foles tied the NFL single-game record with seven touchdown passes against Oakland last week

Peyton Manning is coming off of his bye, so order has been restored to Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 10 quarterback rankings. While Manning is the clear-cut No. 1 this week, it was a different signal-caller who made all the Week 9 headlines while No. 18 was taking a break.

Nick Foles joined Manning in the elite seven touchdown passes club last Sunday by torching an overmatched Raiders pass defense despite playing just one series in the fourth quarter. Foles has another somewhat appealing matchup this Sunday against Green Bay's 20th-ranked passing defense, but it is the Packers' QB situation that is the main storyline for this game. Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone on a sack in the Monday night game against Chicago, sidelining him for at least three weeks. For now, Seneca Wallace appears to be the one who will get the call for the Packers. Wallace's fantasy outlook is uncertain at best, but he didn't necessarily inspire a lot of confidence with his efforts (11-of-19, 114 yards, INT) against the Bears.

Speaking of Chicago, another quarterback injury situation to watch is whether Jay Cutler returns to lead the Bears offense this week against Detroit. Cutler sustained a groin injury in the Week 7 loss to Washington, but there's a chance he may just miss one game. If Cutler can't go, Josh McCown will get his second straight start and it may not be the worst thing for the Bears. McCown looked pretty good in the Monday night win over Green Bay at Lamebeau Field, passing for 272 yards and two touchdowns with no turnovers along with a key, 20-yard rush. For now, McCown is the one ranked below and he's a possible bye-week fill-in or 2-QB option this week. If Cutler does get cleared to play, he would be ranked at No. 15, ahead of Terrelle Pryor. Cutler also could be a replacement option for those owners who have Rodgers on their roster.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any website can give you.

2013 NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks
Teams on bye:
Cleveland, Kansas City, New England, New York Jets

1Peyton ManningDENat SDThrew 6 TDs, 2 INTs in 2 wins over Chargers last year.
2Drew BreesNOvs. DALCowboys giving up most fantasy points to QBs.
3Matthew StaffordDETat CHIPut up 242-1-1 w/ rushing TD in Week 4 win over Bears.
4Russell WilsonSEAat ATLQuietly sitting at No. 5 in fantasy points for QBs.
5Cam NewtonCARat SFConfident Cam faces rested 49ers D coming off of bye.
6Andrew LuckINDvs. STLProduced more second-half magic vs. Texans.
7Tony RomoDALat NOSaints have been tough on QBs in fantasy.
8Philip RiversSDvs. DENBroncos allowed season-low 266 yards in last game.
9Robert Griffin IIIWASat MIN (Thurs.)Only one QB has less than 242 yards passing vs. Vikes.
10Colin KaepernickSFvs. CARPanthers have surrendered fewest fantasy pts. to QBs.
11Jake LockerTENvs. JACJags are giving up second-most fantasy pts. to QBs.
12Nick FolesPHIat GBHow will he follow up record-tying 7 TDs vs. Raiders?
13Eli ManningNYGvs. OAKCan Eli take advantage of black hole in Raiders' D?
14Ben RoethlisbergerPITvs. BUFSixth in the NFL in passing yards, but only 12 TDs.
15Terrelle PryorOAKat NYG"Day-to-day" with knee sprain, monitor status.
16Andy DaltonCINat BALFour straight games w/ 300+ yards, but 3 INTs last week.
17Matt RyanATLvs. SEASeahawks ranked second in NFL vs. pass.
18Joe FlaccoBALvs. CINHas 5 TD passes, just 1 INT over his last three games.
19Josh McCownCHIvs. DETLed Bears (272-2-0) to rare Lambeau win on MNF.
20Case KeenumHOUat ARIHas posted 621-4-0 (one fumble) in first two starts.
21Ryan TannehillMIAat TB (Mon.)Thrown for 208 yards or fewer in each of past 3 games.
22Mike GlennonTBvs. MIA (Mon.)Hung in there (168-2-0) on road vs. Seahawks.
23Seneca WallaceGBvs. PHIWallace has some awfully big shoes to fill.
24Christian PonderMINvs. WAS (Thurs.)Kept Vikings in game (236-1-1, rush TD) vs. Cowboys.
25EJ ManuelBUFat PITCould see first action in more than a month (LCL sprain).
26Carson PalmerARIvs. HOUDid bye fix accuracy issues (10 TDs, 14 INTs)?
27Chad HenneJACat TENNo Justin Blackmon rest of this season for Henne/Jags.
28Kellen ClemensSTLat INDBarely completing half of passes, just 1 TD w/ 4 TOs.

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

Additional Week 10 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams


Week 10 Waiver Wire

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