Unlike the past two weeks, only four teams are on bye in Week 10. While it will be tough for some fantasy owners to contend without the services of their Browns, Chiefs, Jets and Patriots this week (especially those who have Jamaal Charles, Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski or the Chiefs DST on their roster), the toughest break came on Monday night.
Aaron Rodgers hit the Lambeau Field turf hard in the first quarter following a sack by Chicago's Shea McCllelin, causing him to leave the game and not return. We found out later that Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone on that play, which will result in him missing at least three weeks. Not only does this mean a top-10 overall fantasy player is sidelined for several games, but this injury also will impact the fantasy production of all of Green Bay's offensive skill players.
A replacement can be found for Rodgers, although some degree of drop-off almost has to be expected, but those who have Eddie Lacy, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, James Starks and Jarrett Boykin in their lineup can only hope for the best from backup Seneca Wallace or whomever ends up under center for the Packers during his absence. At least Sunday's home date with Philadelphia is against the league's worst defense.
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 Positional Rankings
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
0 points allowed = 12 points
1-6 points allowed = 10 points
7-13 points allowed = 8 pts
14-20 points allowed = 6 points
21-27 points allowed = 2 pts
28+ points allowed = 0 points
Safeties = 2 points
Fumbles recovered = 2 points
Interceptions = 2 points
Sacks = 1 point
Defensive/Special Teams TDs = 6 points
PATs = 1 point
39 yards and under = 3 points
40-49 yards = 4 points
50-59 yards = 5 points
60+ yards = 6 points