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Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

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Nick Foles

Nick Foles

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

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Player

Team

OPP

Notes

1

Peyton Manning

DEN

at SD

Threw 6 TDs, 2 INTs in 2 wins over Chargers last year.

2

Drew Brees

NO

vs. DAL

Cowboys giving up most fantasy points to QBs.

3

Matthew Stafford

DET

at CHI

Put up 242-1-1 w/ rushing TD in Week 4 win over Bears.

4

Russell Wilson

SEA

at ATL

Quietly sitting at No. 5 in fantasy points for QBs.

5

Cam Newton

CAR

at SF

Confident Cam faces rested 49ers D coming off of bye.

6

Andrew Luck

IND

vs. STL

Produced more second-half magic vs. Texans.

7

Tony Romo

DAL

at NO

Saints have been tough on QBs in fantasy.

8

Philip Rivers

SD

vs. DEN

Broncos allowed season-low 266 yards in last game.

9

Robert Griffin III

WAS

at MIN (Thurs.)

Only one QB has less than 242 yards passing vs. Vikes.

10

Colin Kaepernick

SF

vs. CAR

Panthers have surrendered fewest fantasy pts. to QBs.

11

Jake Locker

TEN

vs. JAC

Jags are giving up second-most fantasy pts. to QBs.

12

Nick Foles

PHI

at GB

How will he follow up record-tying 7 TDs vs. Raiders?

13

Eli Manning

NYG

vs. OAK

Can Eli take advantage of black hole in Raiders' D?

14

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

vs. BUF

Sixth in the NFL in passing yards, but only 12 TDs.

15

Terrelle Pryor

OAK

at NYG

"Day-to-day" with knee sprain, monitor status.

16

Andy Dalton

CIN

at BAL

Four straight games w/ 300+ yards, but 3 INTs last week.

17

Matt Ryan

ATL

vs. SEA

Seahawks ranked second in NFL vs. pass.

18

Joe Flacco

BAL

vs. CIN

Has 5 TD passes, just 1 INT over his last three games.

19

Josh McCown

CHI

vs. DET

Led Bears (272-2-0) to rare Lambeau win on MNF.

20

Case Keenum

HOU

at ARI

Has posted 621-4-0 (one fumble) in first two starts.

21

Ryan Tannehill

MIA

at TB (Mon.)

Thrown for 208 yards or fewer in each of past 3 games.

22

Mike Glennon

TB

vs. MIA (Mon.)

Hung in there (168-2-0) on road vs. Seahawks.

23

Seneca Wallace

GB

vs. PHI

Wallace has some awfully big shoes to fill.

24

Christian Ponder

MIN

vs. WAS (Thurs.)

Kept Vikings in game (236-1-1, rush TD) vs. Cowboys.

25

EJ Manuel

BUF

at PIT

Could see first action in more than a month (LCL sprain).

26

Carson Palmer

ARI

vs. HOU

Did bye fix accuracy issues (10 TDs, 14 INTs)?

27

Chad Henne

JAC

at TEN

No Justin Blackmon rest of this season for Henne/Jags.

28

Kellen Clemens

STL

at IND

Barely completing half of passes, just 1 TD w/ 4 TOs.

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
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

Kickers

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