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    Fantasy QB Rankings Week 10: Sleepers, must starts, busts

    After a high-scoring Week 9, in which it was difficult to find a bad play at the position (I said difficult, not impossible Tom Brady managers), we have compiled our Week 10 fantasy football quarterback (QB) rankings. The week was full of interesting storylines. Josh Allen outdueled Russell Wilson. Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa showed why they’re two of the top dynasty QBs around. Drew Lock proved that, given enough time, everybody would score points against the Atlanta Falcons. So, with fantasy playoff pictures becoming clearer, who are the sleepers, must starts, and potential busts for Week 10?

    What to keep in mind heading into Week 10 and searching for the best fantasy football quarterback

    Make sure to check out PFN’s fantasy bye week schedule to keep up to date on who you will need to replace in your lineups. For Week 10, the four teams that are on a bye are the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, and New York Jets.

    Matt Ryan has performed well this season, but it will be Patrick Mahomes’ absence that will leave the biggest hole. Mahomes is the epitome of “set and forget” at the position, and if you have him on any of your teams, then you’re likely scouring the Week 10 waiver wire for options with no other QBs rostered.

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    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was placed on the reserve list on Tuesday. He tested negative but has been deemed “high risk” following TE Vance McDonald’s positive test. He will have to isolate for five days and will be tested again throughout the week. Roethlisberger spent time on the sideline on Sunday with a knee injury, with Mason Rudolph replacing him, so those looking to play Roethlisberger against the Cincinnati Bengals could be disappointed. Managers should also keep an eye on Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s injury status, who left Week 9 early with a concussion.

    Options available on the waiver wire

    Some of the experienced streaming quarterbacks face tough matchups this week, with Teddy Bridgewater facing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense which has (outside of Drew Brees) largely kept opposing QBs in check. Kirk Cousins goes up against a Chicago Bears defense, which has caused problems and, with Dalvin Cook dominating, may not have the volume to be fantasy-relevant.

    It may be tempting to give Cam Newton another opportunity following a strong fantasy performance, but the two rushing touchdowns he scored against the New York Jets are unlikely to be repeated against a strong Baltimore Ravens defense, and he’s struggling to accumulate fantasy points in the passing game.

    Joe Burrow has been piling up passing yards all season but has started to add touchdowns to his game, with five in his last two appearances. The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has been shutting down opposing passing games all season, though, and managers may be better off looking elsewhere.

    These rankings should help cover all the sleepers you should be targeting to help win your week, as well as the must-starts and potential busts you should avoid.

    Please keep in mind that these rankings are for standard 1QB leagues. They are not for Superflex leagues. However, that shouldn’t change anything when looking at who you should be starting.

    Fantasy QB Rankings Week 10: Sleepers, must-starts, potential busts

    Note: Check back throughout the week, as we’ll continue to update our QB rankings up until kickoff based on the injuries, news updates, and the potential impact of the NFL trade deadline.

    Week 10 Fantasy QB Rankings | Tier 1

    1. Aaron Rodgers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
    2. Kyler Murray vs. Buffalo Bills
    3. Josh Allen at Arizona Cardinals
    4. Russell Wilson at Los Angeles Rams
    5. Deshaun Watson at Cleveland Browns
    6. Jared Goff vs. Seattle Seahawks
    7. Lamar Jackson at New England Patriots
    8. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Cincinnati Bengals
    9. Justin Herbert at Miami Dolphins
    10. Tom Brady at Carolina Panthers

    Week 10 Fantasy Quarterback Rankings | Tier 2

    1. Drew Brees vs. San Francisco 49ers
    2. Carson Wentz at New York Giants
    3. Baker Mayfield vs. Houston Texans
    4. Derek Carr vs. Denver Broncos
    5. Ryan Tannehill vs. Indianapolis Colts
    6. Matthew Stafford vs. Washington Football Team

    Fantasy QB Rankings, Week 10 | The best of the rest

    Week 10 Fantasy Quarterback Rankings | Tier 3

    1. Tua Tagovailoa vs. Los Angeles Chargers
    2. Daniel Jones vs. Philadelphia Eagles
    3. Alex Smith at Detroit Lions
    4. Drew Lock at Las Vegas Raiders
    5. Teddy Bridgewater vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    6. Philip Rivers at Tennessee Titans

    Week 10 Fantasy Quarterback Rankings | Tier 4

    1. Cam Newton vs. Baltimore Ravens
    2. Joe Burrow vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
    3. Jake Luton at Green Bay Packers
    4. Nick Foles vs. Minnesota Vikings
    5. Kirk Cousins at Chicago Bears
    6. Nick Mullens at New Orleans Saints

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