This year more than ever it has been difficult to make decisions about fantasy football lineups because of injuries, byes, and Covid-19 concerns. This week fantasy starters like Patrick Mahomes and Matt Ryan are on byes. It could be difficult to decide who is the best streamer to replace one of them in your lineup. Your roster could also have two starting-caliber quarterbacks. Deciding between the two could be the difference between winning and losing this week.
With so little time left during the fantasy football regular season every game that’s left is more important than the last to guarantee yourself a spot in your league’s fantasy football playoffs. Here are my quarterback rankings for Week 10 of the 2020 NFL Season.
*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 list*
(Check out the section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week)
Must Start- a player who is in your lineup regardless of the matchup or most circumstances. They Will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and in most weeks.
Starter- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup, this player has a high floor.
Low-End Starter- a player who should be started in most lineups but can possibly bottom out and finish below average on a given week.
Streamer- a player who could be a perfect replacement for a starter for a week or two. Starting this player may not win you your lineup but they will make sure that your production out of that position will not lose you your matchup either.
Deep League Streamer- a player who could fill a void at a position in a deeper league. Their ceiling may be close to average point production at the position but their floor is enough to get through the week.
Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.
|Must Start||Kyler Murray||vs Buffalo Bills||QB1|
|Must Start||Russell Wilson||vs Los Angeles Rams||QB2|
|Must Start||Aaron Rodgers||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB3|
|Starter||Deshaun Watson||vs Cleveland Browns||QB4|
|Starter||Josh Allen||vs Arizona Cardinals||QB5|
|Starter||Justin Herbert||vs Miami Dolphins||QB6|
|Starter||Carson Wentz||vs New York Giants||QB7|
|Starter||Drew Brees||vs San Fransisco 49ers||QB8|
|Starter||Tom Brady||vs Carolina Panthers||QB9|
|Starter||Ryan Tannehill||vs Indianapolis Colts||QB10|
|Low-End Starter||Lamar Jackson||vs New England Patriots||QB11|
|Low-End Starter||Derek Carr||vs Denver Broncos||QB12|
|Streamer||Jared Goff||vs Seattle Seahawks||QB13|
|Streamer||Baker Mayfield||vs Houston Texans||QB14|
|Streamer||Tua Tagovailoa||vs Los Angeles Chargers||QB15|
|Streamer||*Ben Roethlisberger||vs Cincinatti Bengals||QB16|
|Deep League Streamer||Drew Lock||vs Las Vegas Raiders||QB17|
|Deep League Streamer||Philip Rivers||vs Tennessee Titans||QB18|
|Leave on the Bench||Teddy Bridgewater||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||QB19|
|Leave on the Bench||Daniel Jones||vs Philadelphia Eagles||QB20|
|Leave on the Bench||Matthew Stafford||vs Washington Football Team||QB21|
|Leave on the Bench||Alex Smith||vs Detroit Lions||QB22|
|Leave on the Bench||Nick Foles||vs Minnesota Vikings||QB23|
|Leave on the Bench||Joe Burrow||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||QB24|
|Leave on the Bench||Cam Newton||vs Baltimore Ravens||QB25|
|Leave on the Bench||Jake Luton||vs Green Bay Packers||QB26|
|Leave on the Bench||Kirk Cousins||vs Chicago Bears||QB27|
|Leave on the Bench||Nick Mullens||vs New Orleans Saints||QB28|
|Leave on the Bench||Taysom Hill||vs San Fransisco 49ers||QB29|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
QB14 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
News broke on Tuesday that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list. If he plays he will still be a solid streamer in a good matchup against the Bengals. However, if he were to miss the game Mason Rudolph or Josh Dobbs would become QB27 between Kirk Cousins and Nick Mullens. Despite a good matchup the Steelers quarterback both Rudolph and Dobbs are not great backup options and the Steelers would likely focus their running game and strong defense if Roethlisberger were to miss the week. Neither should be considered starters except for the most desperate of situations in extremely deep leagues and large two-quarterback leagues.