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
Threw 6 TDs, 2 INTs in 2 wins over Chargers last year.
Cowboys giving up most fantasy points to QBs.
Put up 242-1-1 w/ rushing TD in Week 4 win over Bears.
Quietly sitting at No. 5 in fantasy points for QBs.
Confident Cam faces rested 49ers D coming off of bye.
Produced more second-half magic vs. Texans.
Saints have been tough on QBs in fantasy.
Broncos allowed season-low 266 yards in last game.
Robert Griffin III
at MIN (Thurs.)
Only one QB has less than 242 yards passing vs. Vikes.
Panthers have surrendered fewest fantasy pts. to QBs.
Jags are giving up second-most fantasy pts. to QBs.
How will he follow up record-tying 7 TDs vs. Raiders?
Can Eli take advantage of black hole in Raiders' D?
Sixth in the NFL in passing yards, but only 12 TDs.
"Day-to-day" with knee sprain, monitor status.
Four straight games w/ 300+ yards, but 3 INTs last week.
Seahawks ranked second in NFL vs. pass.
Has 5 TD passes, just 1 INT over his last three games.
Led Bears (272-2-0) to rare Lambeau win on MNF.
Has posted 621-4-0 (one fumble) in first two starts.
at TB (Mon.)
Thrown for 208 yards or fewer in each of past 3 games.
vs. MIA (Mon.)
Hung in there (168-2-0) on road vs. Seahawks.
Wallace has some awfully big shoes to fill.
vs. WAS (Thurs.)
Kept Vikings in game (236-1-1, rush TD) vs. Cowboys.
Could see first action in more than a month (LCL sprain).
Did bye fix accuracy issues (10 TDs, 14 INTs)?
No Justin Blackmon rest of this season for Henne/Jags.
Barely 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