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Week 10 All In Rankings: Nick Foles Superstar?

by Jake Ciely
Nov 09, 2013 9:12 AM EST



Quarterbacks

Call me crazy - go ahead, I dare you! - but I have Nick Foles, Eli Manning and Jay Cutler all as QB1s this week. The Packers and Raiders both fall into the 10 easiest defenses for quarterbacks to face. The Lions are a bit better, but not much, and that game could get out of hand. The reason I like all three, and even Terrelle Pryor (Giants middle of the pack against QBs) over Colin Kaepernick is because the Panthers are the stingiest defense against quarterbacks. Not only have they allowed one game of 300 or more passing yards, Kap has done that just once himself and has only topped 200 once outside of that opener. Think his day will be saved by rushing? Nope. Carolina has given up 43 QB rushing yards all season.

Rank Player Team Opp
1 Peyton Manning  DEN at SD
2 Drew Brees  NO vs. DAL
3 Matthew Stafford  DET at CHI
4 Philip Rivers  SD vs. DEN
5 Tony Romo  DAL at NO
6 Russell Wilson  SEA at ATL
7 Robert Griffin III  WAS at MIN
8 Andrew Luck  IND vs. STL
9 Cam Newton  CAR at SF
10 Nick Foles  PHI at GB
11 Eli Manning  NYG vs. OAK
12 Jay Cutler  CHI vs. DET
13 Terrelle Pryor  OAK at NYG
14 Colin Kaepernick  SF vs. CAR
15 Jake Locker  TEN vs. JAC
16 Andy Dalton  CIN at BAL
17 Ben Roethlisberger  PIT vs. BUF
18 Matt Ryan  ATL vs. SEA
19 Case Keenum  HOU at ARI
20 Joe Flacco  BAL vs. CIN
21 Ryan Tannehill  MIA at TB
22 Seneca Wallace  GB vs. PHI
23 Christian Ponder  MIN vs. WAS
24 Kellen Clemens  STL at IND
25 Mike Glennon  TB vs. MIA
26 E.J. Manuel  BUF at PIT
27 Carson Palmer  ARI vs. HOU
28 Chad Henne  JAC at TEN

Running Backs

Is it time to trust Chris Johnson again? With his recent performance and a matchup against the Jaguars, you have to say yes - don't we all expect to be let down though?... Both C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson check in as Top 20 options. The Steelers defense is actually weak against the run, as Spiller "says" he is near 100 percent... I can't move Ray Rice higher - name or not - given how he's played and the state of that Ravens offensive line. There simply isn't a strong push to the second level by the line, and Rice has the worst YAC (Yards After Contact) of his career... We can't do anything but think the Giants are telling the truth with Peyton Hillis leading the way in Andre Brown's first game back. That said, expect Brown to take over by next week. Both are risks even with the cushy matchup this week... Don't be surprised to see Montee Ball post the best game of his career. I'm not going to call him a flex play, but deeper leagues should make sure Ball is rostered before that flex value shows up.

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Adrian Peterson  MIN vs. WAS 1 Adrian Peterson  MIN vs. WAS
2 Reggie Bush  DET at CHI 2 Reggie Bush  DET at CHI
3 Marshawn Lynch  SEA at ATL 3 Matt Forte  CHI vs. DET
4 Matt Forte  CHI vs. DET 4 LeSean McCoy  PHI at GB
5 LeSean McCoy  PHI at GB 5 Marshawn Lynch  SEA at ATL
6 Eddie Lacy  GB vs. PHI 6 Eddie Lacy  GB vs. PHI
7 Chris Johnson  TEN vs. JAC 7 Danny Woodhead  SD vs. DEN
8 Knowshon Moreno  DEN at SD 8 Knowshon Moreno  DEN at SD
9 Alfred Morris  WAS at MIN 9 Chris Johnson  TEN vs. JAC
10 Zac Stacy  STL at IND 10 Zac Stacy  STL at IND
11 DeMarco Murray  DAL at NO 11 DeMarco Murray  DAL at NO
12 Frank Gore  SF vs. CAR 12 Le'Veon Bell  PIT vs. BUF
13 Le'Veon Bell  PIT vs. BUF 13 Fred Jackson  BUF at PIT
14 Mike James  TB vs. MIA 14 Mike James  TB vs. MIA
15 C.J. Spiller  BUF at PIT 15 Alfred Morris  WAS at MIN
16 Fred Jackson  BUF at PIT 16 Darren Sproles  NO vs. DAL
17 Danny Woodhead  SD vs. DEN 17 C.J. Spiller  BUF at PIT
18 Maurice Jones-Drew  JAC at TEN 18 Frank Gore  SF vs. CAR
19 Trent Richardson  IND vs. STL 19 Andre Ellington  ARI vs. HOU
20 Andre Ellington  ARI vs. HOU 20 Ben Tate  HOU at ARI
21 Ben Tate  HOU at ARI 21 Giovani Bernard  CIN at BAL
22 Lamar Miller  MIA at TB 22 Maurice Jones-Drew  JAC at TEN
23 Ray Rice  BAL vs. CIN 23 Rashad Jennings  OAK at NYG
24 Rashad Jennings  OAK at NYG 24 Ray Rice  BAL vs. CIN
25 Giovani Bernard  CIN at BAL 25 Pierre Thomas  NO vs. DAL
26 Steven Jackson  ATL vs. SEA 26 Lamar Miller  MIA at TB
27 Pierre Thomas  NO vs. DAL 27 Steven Jackson  ATL vs. SEA
28 Darren Sproles  NO vs. DAL 28 Trent Richardson  IND vs. STL
29 Ryan Mathews  SD vs. DEN 29 Joique Bell  DET at CHI
30 Donald Brown  IND vs. STL 30 Peyton Hillis  NYG vs. OAK
31 Shonn Greene  TEN vs. JAC 31 Jacquizz Rodgers  ATL vs. SEA
32 Peyton Hillis  NYG vs. OAK 32 Ryan Mathews  SD vs. DEN
33 Andre Brown  NYG vs. OAK 33 Donald Brown  IND vs. STL
34 Rashard Mendenhall  ARI vs. HOU 34 DeAngelo Williams  CAR at SF
35 Joique Bell  DET at CHI 35 Roy Helu  WAS at MIN
36 DeAngelo Williams  CAR at SF 36 Rashard Mendenhall  ARI vs. HOU
37 BenJarvus Green-Ellis  CIN at BAL 37 Andre Brown  NYG vs. OAK
38 Mike Tolbert  CAR at SF 38 Brian Leonard  TB vs. MIA
39 James Starks  GB vs. PHI 39 Mike Tolbert  CAR at SF
40 Montee Ball  DEN at SD 40 Shonn Greene  TEN vs. JAC
41 Jonathan Stewart  CAR at SF 41 Jonathan Stewart  CAR at SF
42 Jacquizz Rodgers  ATL vs. SEA 42 BenJarvus Green-Ellis  CIN at BAL
43 Brian Leonard  TB vs. MIA 43 James Starks  GB vs. PHI
44 Bernard Pierce  BAL vs. CIN 44 Montee Ball  DEN at SD
45 Daniel Thomas  MIA at TB 45 Daniel Thomas  MIA at TB
46 Roy Helu  WAS at MIN 46 Joseph Randle  DAL at NO
47 Dennis Johnson  HOU at ARI 47 Marcel Reece  OAK at NYG
48 Kendall Hunter  SF vs. CAR 48 Bryce Brown  PHI at GB
49 Mark Ingram  NO vs. DAL 49 Dennis Johnson  HOU at ARI
50 Joseph Randle  DAL at NO 50 Bernard Pierce  BAL vs. CIN
51 Tashard Choice  BUF at PIT 51 Michael Bush  CHI vs. DET
52 Marcel Reece  OAK at NYG 52 Kendall Hunter  SF vs. CAR
53 Michael Bush  CHI vs. DET 53 Tashard Choice  BUF at PIT
54 Robert Turbin  SEA at ATL 54 Bruce Miller  SF vs. CAR
55 Bryce Brown  PHI at GB 55 Mark Ingram  NO vs. DAL
56 Daryl Richardson  STL at IND 56 Daryl Richardson  STL at IND
57 C.J. Anderson  DEN at SD 57 Robert Turbin  SEA at ATL
58 Denard Robinson  JAC at TEN 58 Felix Jones  PIT vs. BUF
59 Felix Jones  PIT vs. BUF 59 Denard Robinson  JAC at TEN
60 Lance Dunbar  DAL at NO 60 C.J. Anderson  DEN at SD
61 Bruce Miller  SF vs. CAR 61 Toby Gerhart  MIN vs. WAS
62 Jeremy Stewart  OAK at NYG 62 Jed Collins  NO vs. DAL
63 Johnathan Franklin  GB vs. PHI 63 Lance Dunbar  DAL at NO
64 Toby Gerhart  MIN vs. WAS 64 Justin Forsett  JAC at TEN
65 Stepfan Taylor  ARI vs. HOU 65 Jason Snelling  ATL vs. SEA

Wide Receivers

I believe a lot in the Giants coming off the bye and with their hosting the Raiders. That is why I have Victor Cruz in the Top 10 and Hakeem Nicks in the Top 20. Granted, they could revert back to their miserable ways, but I think the bye and pre-bye momentum help this team... Even with Cecil Shorts being less than 100 percent, I just can't rank him lower now that Justin Blackmon is done for the year. The reason Shorts checks in as a low-end WR2 is more about the matchup (Titans one of the toughest for fantasy receivers) than his injury. With no Blackmon, even a tough matchup won't stop a high number of targets from coming his way... I'm definitely "hangin' with Mr. Cooper!" (Yep, I just did that.) In games with Foles starting, Riley Cooper is averaging five receptions for 116 yards. Tell me why he shouldn't be a WR2, especially against the Packers.

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Calvin Johnson  DET at CHI 1 Brandon Marshall  CHI vs. DET
2 Brandon Marshall  CHI vs. DET 2 Calvin Johnson  DET at CHI
3 Dez Bryant  DAL at NO 3 Demaryius Thomas  DEN at SD
4 A.J. Green  CIN at BAL 4 Dez Bryant  DAL at NO
5 Demaryius Thomas  DEN at SD 5 Wes Welker  DEN at SD
6 Wes Welker  DEN at SD 6 Pierre Garcon  WAS at MIN
7 Pierre Garcon  WAS at MIN 7 A.J. Green  CIN at BAL
8 DeSean Jackson  PHI at GB 8 Antonio Brown  PIT vs. BUF
9 Keenan Allen  SD vs. DEN 9 Keenan Allen  SD vs. DEN
10 Victor Cruz  NYG vs. OAK 10 Victor Cruz  NYG vs. OAK
11 T.Y. Hilton  IND vs. STL 11 Andre Johnson  HOU at ARI
12 Antonio Brown  PIT vs. BUF 12 DeSean Jackson  PHI at GB
13 Eric Decker  DEN at SD 13 Vincent Jackson  TB vs. MIA
14 Andre Johnson  HOU at ARI 14 Eric Decker  DEN at SD
15 Vincent Jackson  TB vs. MIA 15 T.Y. Hilton  IND vs. STL
16 Jordy Nelson  GB vs. PHI 16 Jordy Nelson  GB vs. PHI
17 Larry Fitzgerald  ARI vs. HOU 17 Cecil Shorts  JAC at TEN
18 Hakeem Nicks  NYG vs. OAK 18 Larry Fitzgerald  ARI vs. HOU
19 Torrey Smith  BAL vs. CIN 19 Torrey Smith  BAL vs. CIN
20 Alshon Jeffery  CHI vs. DET 20 Hakeem Nicks  NYG vs. OAK
21 Cecil Shorts  JAC at TEN 21 Alshon Jeffery  CHI vs. DET
22 Riley Cooper  PHI at GB 22 Riley Cooper  PHI at GB
23 Terrance Williams  DAL at NO 23 Terrance Williams  DAL at NO
24 Golden Tate  SEA at ATL 24 Denarius Moore  OAK at NYG
25 Denarius Moore  OAK at NYG 25 Golden Tate  SEA at ATL
26 Kendall Wright  TEN vs. JAC 26 Kendall Wright  TEN vs. JAC
27 Steve Smith  CAR at SF 27 Steve Smith  CAR at SF
28 Michael Floyd  ARI vs. HOU 28 Anquan Boldin  SF vs. CAR
29 Emmanuel Sanders  PIT vs. BUF 29 Harry Douglas  ATL vs. SEA
30 Anquan Boldin  SF vs. CAR 30 Steve Johnson  BUF at PIT
31 Mike Wallace  MIA at TB 31 Michael Floyd  ARI vs. HOU
32 Harry Douglas  ATL vs. SEA 32 Emmanuel Sanders  PIT vs. BUF
33 Steve Johnson  BUF at PIT 33 Roddy White  ATL vs. SEA
34 Marvin Jones  CIN at BAL 34 Brian Hartline  MIA at TB
35 Doug Baldwin  SEA at ATL 35 Mike Brown  JAC at TEN
36 Rueben Randle  NYG vs. OAK 36 Doug Baldwin  SEA at ATL
37 Roddy White  ATL vs. SEA 37 Marvin Jones  CIN at BAL
38 James Jones  GB vs. PHI 38 James Jones  GB vs. PHI
39 Lance Moore  NO vs. DAL 39 Rueben Randle  NYG vs. OAK
40 Greg Jennings  MIN vs. WAS 40 Greg Jennings  MIN vs. WAS
41 Brian Hartline  MIA at TB 41 Mike Wallace  MIA at TB
42 Mike Brown  JAC at TEN 42 Lance Moore  NO vs. DAL
43 Marlon Brown  BAL vs. CIN 43 Marlon Brown  BAL vs. CIN
44 Nate Washington  TEN vs. JAC 44 Nate Washington  TEN vs. JAC
45 DeAndre Hopkins  HOU at ARI 45 DeAndre Hopkins  HOU at ARI
46 Kenny Stills  NO vs. DAL 46 Marques Colston  NO vs. DAL
47 Kris Durham  DET at CHI 47 Kris Durham  DET at CHI
48 Marques Colston  NO vs. DAL 48 Jarrett Boykin  GB vs. PHI
49 Jarrett Boykin  GB vs. PHI 49 Kenny Stills  NO vs. DAL
50 Brandon LaFell  CAR at SF 50 Darrius Heyward-Bey  IND vs. STL
51 Darrius Heyward-Bey  IND vs. STL 51 Brandon LaFell  CAR at SF
52 Vincent Brown  SD vs. DEN 52 Cole Beasley  DAL at NO
53 Eddie Royal  SD vs. DEN 53 Eddie Royal  SD vs. DEN
54 Rod Streater  OAK at NYG 54 Ace Sanders  JAC at TEN
55 Robert Meachem  NO vs. DAL 55 Vincent Brown  SD vs. DEN
56 Ace Sanders  JAC at TEN 56 Chris Givens  STL at IND
57 Leonard Hankerson  WAS at MIN 57 Leonard Hankerson  WAS at MIN
58 Chris Givens  STL at IND 58 Rod Streater  OAK at NYG
59 Ted Ginn Jr.  CAR at SF 59 Tandon Doss  BAL vs. CIN
60 Mohamed Sanu  CIN at BAL 60 Tiquan Underwood  TB vs. MIA
61 Tandon Doss  BAL vs. CIN 61 Tavon Austin  STL at IND
62 Tiquan Underwood  TB vs. MIA 62 Drew Davis  ATL vs. SEA
63 Cole Beasley  DAL at NO 63 Jerricho Cotchery  PIT vs. BUF
64 Jerome Simpson  MIN vs. WAS 64 Jermaine Kearse  SEA at ATL
65 Drew Davis  ATL vs. SEA 65 Jerome Simpson  MIN vs. WAS
66 Jerricho Cotchery  PIT vs. BUF 66 Jason Avant  PHI at GB
67 Jacoby Jones  BAL vs. CIN 67 Mohamed Sanu  CIN at BAL
68 Jermaine Kearse  SEA at ATL 68 Jacoby Jones  BAL vs. CIN
69 Griff Whalen  IND vs. STL 69 Austin Pettis  STL at IND
70 Marquise Goodwin  BUF at PIT 70 Ted Ginn Jr.  CAR at SF
71 Jason Avant  PHI at GB 71 Griff Whalen  IND vs. STL
72 Kenny Britt  TEN vs. JAC 72 Santana Moss  WAS at MIN
73 Mario Manningham  SF vs. CAR 73 Andre Roberts  ARI vs. HOU
74 Austin Pettis  STL at IND 74 Marquise Goodwin  BUF at PIT
75 Tavon Austin  STL at IND 75 Brian Quick  STL at IND

Tight Ends

Most of the tight ends speak for themselves this week. I could continue to rail on Jared Cook, but I'll lay off him - although, that certainly doesn't mean I'll stop telling people not to start him! He's the same Cook as ever: 2-3 great games with squadoosh the rest of the time (two games with more than four points!)... Timothy Wright is a strong play, as he is arugably the second-best receiving option for the Bucs, plus the Dolphins allow 11.3 FPPG to tight ends... Watch the status of Jermaine Gresham. If he is out, Tyler Eifert sees a nice bump. I tentatively ranked Eifert higher, expecting Gresham to sit.

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Jimmy Graham  NO vs. DAL 1 Jimmy Graham  NO vs. DAL
2 Vernon Davis  SF vs. CAR 2 Jordan Reed  WAS at MIN
3 Julius Thomas  DEN at SD 3 Vernon Davis  SF vs. CAR
4 Jordan Reed  WAS at MIN 4 Julius Thomas  DEN at SD
5 Antonio Gates  SD vs. DEN 5 Antonio Gates  SD vs. DEN
6 Jason Witten  DAL at NO 6 Jason Witten  DAL at NO
7 Tony Gonzalez  ATL vs. SEA 7 Tony Gonzalez  ATL vs. SEA
8 Martellus Bennett  CHI vs. DET 8 Tim Wright  TB vs. MIA
9 Greg Olsen  CAR at SF 9 Martellus Bennett  CHI vs. DET
10 Tim Wright  TB vs. MIA 10 Greg Olsen  CAR at SF
11 Heath Miller  PIT vs. BUF 11 Charles Clay  MIA at TB
12 Charles Clay  MIA at TB 12 Heath Miller  PIT vs. BUF
13 Coby Fleener  IND vs. STL 13 Garrett Graham  HOU at ARI
14 Garrett Graham  HOU at ARI 14 Coby Fleener  IND vs. STL
15 Delanie Walker  TEN vs. JAC 15 Brandon Pettigrew  DET at CHI
16 Tyler Eifert  CIN at BAL 16 Tyler Eifert  CIN at BAL
17 Zach Miller  SEA at ATL 17 Jared Cook  STL at IND
18 Jared Cook  STL at IND 18 Scott Chandler  BUF at PIT
19 Scott Chandler  BUF at PIT 19 Zach Miller  SEA at ATL
20 Zach Ertz  PHI at GB 20 Andrew Quarless  GB vs. PHI
21 Brandon Pettigrew  DET at CHI 21 Zach Ertz  PHI at GB
22 Andrew Quarless  GB vs. PHI 22 Delanie Walker  TEN vs. JAC
23 Jermaine Gresham  CIN at BAL 23 Jermaine Gresham  CIN at BAL
24 Joseph Fauria  DET at CHI 24 Robert Housler  ARI vs. HOU
25 Brandon Myers  NYG vs. OAK 25 Marcedes Lewis  JAC at TEN
26 Brent Celek  PHI at GB 26 John Carlson  MIN vs. WAS
27 John Carlson  MIN vs. WAS 27 Joseph Fauria  DET at CHI
28 Robert Housler  ARI vs. HOU 28 Brandon Myers  NYG vs. OAK
29 Marcedes Lewis  JAC at TEN 29 Brent Celek  PHI at GB
30 Mychal Rivera  OAK at NYG 30 Dallas Clark  BAL vs. CIN

Kickers and Defenses

Rank Player Team Opp Rank Team Opp
1 Matt Prater  DEN at SD 1 Tennessee Titans  vs. JAC
2 Mason Crosby  GB vs. PHI 2 Seattle Seahawks  at ATL
3 Adam Vinatieri  IND vs. STL 3 San Francisco 49ers  vs. CAR
4 Nick Novak  SD vs. DEN 4 Indianapolis Colts  vs. STL
5 Steven Hauschka  SEA at ATL 5 Arizona Cardinals  vs. HOU
6 Phil Dawson  SF vs. CAR 6 Cincinnati Bengals  at BAL
7 Dan Bailey  DAL at NO 7 Carolina Panthers  at SF
8 Garrett Hartley  NO vs. DAL 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers  vs. MIA
9 Alex Henery  PHI at GB 9 Miami Dolphins  at TB
10 Robbie Gould  CHI vs. DET 10 Oakland Raiders  at NYG
11 David Akers  DET at CHI 11 Denver Broncos  at SD
12 Shaun Suisham  PIT vs. BUF 12 Buffalo Bills  at PIT
13 Matt Bryant  ATL vs. SEA 13 New Orleans Saints  vs. DAL
14 Justin Tucker  BAL vs. CIN 14 Washington Redskins  at MIN
15 Mike Nugent  CIN at BAL 15 Houston Texans  at ARI
16 Blair Walsh  MIN vs. WAS 16 Pittsburgh Steelers  vs. BUF
17 Rob Bironas  TEN vs. JAC 17 Detroit Lions  at CHI
18 Jay Feely  ARI vs. HOU 18 Minnesota Vikings  vs. WAS
19 Caleb Sturgis  MIA at TB 19 Dallas Cowboys  at NO
20 Kai Forbath  WAS at MIN 20 Baltimore Ravens  vs. CIN
21 Josh Brown  NYG vs. OAK 21 New York Giants  vs. OAK
22 Greg Zuerlein  STL at IND 22 Green Bay Packers  vs. PHI
23 Dan Carpenter  BUF at PIT 23 St. Louis Rams  at IND
24 Graham Gano  CAR at SF 24 Atlanta Falcons  vs. SEA
25 Sebastian Janikowski  OAK at NYG 25 Chicago Bears  vs. DET
26 Rian Lindell  TB vs. MIA 26 Philadelphia Eagles  at GB
27 Randy Bullock  HOU at ARI 27 San Diego Chargers  vs. DEN
28 Josh Scobee  JAC at TEN 28 Jacksonville Jaguars  at TEN