Whole Nine Yards: Week 10 Rankings

By Zac Bellman

QB rankings:

  1. Peyton Manning (Broncos) at San Diego – Coming off a bye, Manning should have every hole in the Chargers’ 27th ranked pass defense memorized to the letter.
  2. Drew Brees (Saints) vs. Dallas – Brees has thrown for over 700 yards and seven touchdowns in the last two weeks, and those numbers should remain consistent as Jimmy Graham gets back to full health.
  3. Phillip Rivers (Chargers) vs. Denver – The Denver defense does not dominate the way the offense does, and Rivers could have another big day against their 30th ranked pass defense.
  4. Nick Foles (Eagles) at Green Bay – Coming off an NFL record-tying performance against the Raiders, Foles faces a Packers secondary that does not challenge wide receivers at the line of scrimmage.
  5. Robert Griffin III (Redskins) at Minnesota – Minnesota has given up over 600 yards and four touchdowns the last two weeks, and RG3 completed 71.9% of his passes last week in his most efficient game of the season.
  6. Russell Wilson (Seahawks) at Atlanta
  7. Matthew Stafford (Lions) at Chicago
  8. Andrew Luck (Colts) vs. St. Louis
  9. Tony Romo (Cowboys) at New Orleans
  10. Cam Newton (Panthers) at San Francisco
  11. Christian Ponder (Vikings) vs. Washington
  12. Jake Locker (Titans) vs. Jacksonville
  13. Jay Cutler (Bears) vs. Detroit
  14. Andy Dalton (Bengals) at Baltimore
  15. Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) vs. Buffalo

RB rankings:

  1. Eddie Lacy (Packers) vs. Philadelphia – Will likely be sharing carries but turned 22 carries into 150 yards and a touchdown last week and the Packers will rely heavily on him with Aaron Rodgers out.
  2. Matt Forte (Bears) vs. Detroit – Despite the likelihood of Cutler coming back this week, Forte has been used very effectively in Coach Marc Trestman’s offense no matter who has been under center.
  3. Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks) at Atlanta – Limited in practice this week with a knee injury, but gashed the Buccaneers for 125 yards in a game the Seahawks trailed almost the entire way.
  4. LeSean McCoy (Eagles) at Green Bay – Chip Kelly may have been riding the hot hand with Foles last week, but expect a few more touches for McCoy this week as the Eagles likely saw the Packers’ inability to contain Matt Forte on Monday night.
  5. Reggie Bush (Lions) at Chicago – Bush’s season high of 139 yards came against the same Chicago Bears who have given up three straight 100 yard games on the ground.
  6. Zac Stacy (Rams) at Indianapolis
  7. Adrian Peterson (Vikings) vs. Washington
  8. Chris Johnson (Titans) vs. Jacksonville
  9. Knowshon Moreno (Broncos) at San Diego
  10. C.J. Spiller (Bills) at Pittsburgh
  11. Alfred Morris (Redskins) at Minnesota
  12. Rashad Jennings (Raiders) at New York Giants
  13. DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) at New Orleans
  14. Giovani Bernard (Bengals) at Baltimore
  15. Frank Gore (49ers) vs. Carolina

WR rankings:

  1. Calvin Johnson (Lions) at Chicago – Reclaims his mantle after the bye looking to provide an encore to his 329 yard outburst against the Cowboys in Week 8.
  2. Andre Johnson (Texans) at Arizona – Personally I never doubted Johnson as a top five wide receiver, just the Texans as having a quality QB to get him the ball. As long as heavy hearts don’t affect the Texans again this week, he should continue to succeed with Case Keenum
  3. DeSean Jackson (Eagles) at Green Bay – The Packers have played a ton of zone with their corners way off of the line of scrimmage this year, which should allow Jackson to run right past their defensive backs.
  4. Demaryius Thomas (Broncos) at San Diego – One play the Broncos are running better than any other team this year is the screen pass, and Thomas has been one of the biggest targets on those plays which should continue this week.
  5. Keenan Allen (Chargers) vs. Broncos – Gone for over a hundred yards AND scored a touchdown in three of his last four games so he’s becoming a reliable option that should start every week.
  6. Victor Cruz (Giants) vs. Oakland
  7. Brandon Marshall (Bears) vs. Detroit
  8. Vincent Jackson (Buccaneers) vs. Miami
  9. Antonio Brown (Steelers) vs. Buffalo
  10. A.J. Green (Bengals) at Baltimore
  11. Hakeem Nicks (Giants) vs. Oakland
  12. Jordy Nelson (Packers) vs. Philadelphia
  13. Wes Welker (Broncos) at San Diego
  14. Dez Bryant (Cowboys) at New Orleans
  15. Mike Wallace (Dolphins) at Tampa Bay

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