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Fantasy Football -- Updated Week 10 rankings

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Fantasy Football -- Updated Week 10 rankings

Here we go, Week 10 rankings for your review and perhaps approval.

Best of luck in what's perhaps the first true week where the playoff pressure truly begins as team vye for those coveted postseason slots. With that in mind, I also wrote about players to target, deal and ponder now that we've reached the fantasy football trading deadline.

Quarterbacks

1.  Russell Wilson, SEA
 
2.  Matthew Stafford, DET
 
3.  Tom Brady, NE
 
4.  Dak Prescott, DAL
 
5.  Cam Newton, CAR
 
6.  Matt Ryan, ATL
 
7.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
 
8.  Jared Goff, LAR
 
9.  Drew Brees, NO
 
10.  Tyrod Taylor, BUF
 
11.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
 
12.  Kirk Cousins, WAS
 
13.  Josh McCown, NYJ
 
14.  Andy Dalton, CIN
 
15.  Ryan Fitzpatrick, TB
 
16.  C.J. Beathard, SF
 
17.  Case Keenum, MIN
 
18.  Blake Bortles, JAC
 
19.  Eli Manning, NYG
 
20.  Jacoby Brissett, IND
 
21.  Brock Osweiler, DEN
 
22.  Mitch Trubisky, CHI
 
23.  Jay Cutler, MIA
 
24.  Philip Rivers, LAC
 
25.  Brett Hundley, GB
 
26.  DeShone Kizer, CLE
 
27.  Drew Stanton, ARI
 
28.  Tom Savage, HOU

Running backs

1.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT
 
2.  Todd Gurley, LAR
 
3.  Jordan Howard, CHI
 
4.  Leonard Fournette, JAC
 
5.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
 
6.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
 
7.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
 
8.  Mark Ingram, NO
 
9.  Carlos Hyde, SF
 
10.  Lamar Miller, HOU
 
11.  Alvin Kamara, NO
 
12.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
 
13.  Adrian Peterson, ARI
 
14.  Jerick McKinnon, MIN
 
15.  Orleans Darkwa, NYG
 
16.  Joe Mixon, CIN
 
17.  Chris Thompson, WAS
 
18.  Ameer Abdullah, DET
 
19.  Doug Martin, TB
 
20.  Matt Forte, NYJ
 
21.  Frank Gore, IND
 
22.  DeMarco Murray, TEN
 
23.  Aaron Jones, GB
 
24.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
 
25.  Derrick Henry, TEN
 
26.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE
 
27.  Kenyan Drake, MIA
 
28.  Latavius Murray, MIN
 
29.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
 
30.  C.J. Anderson, DEN
 
31.  Dion Lewis, NE
 
32.  Duke Johnson, CLE
 
33.  Thomas Rawls, SEA
 
34.  Jonathan Stewart, CAR
 
35.  Marlon Mack, IND
 
36.  James White, NE
 
37.  Robert Kelley, WAS
 
38.  Damien Williams, MIA
 
39.  Alfred Morris, DAL
 
40.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
 
41.  Wayne Gallman, NYG
 
42.  Devontae Booker, DEN
 
43.  Theo Riddick, DET
 
44.  Ty Montgomery, GB
 
45.  Chris Ivory, JAC
 
46.  D'Onta Foreman, HOU
 
47.  Rex Burkhead, NE
 
48.  Darren McFadden, DAL
 
49.  Jamaal Charles, DEN
 
50.  C.J. Prosise, SEA
 
51.  Mike Gillislee, NE
 
52.  Matt Breida, SF
 
53.  Giovani Bernard, CIN
 
54.  Andre Ellington, ARI
 
55.  J.D. McKissic, SEA
 
56.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
 
57.  Shane Vereen, NYG
 
58.  Mike Tolbert, BUF
 
59.  Dwayne Washington, DET
 
60.  Charles Sims, TB

Wide receivers

1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
 
2.  Julio Jones, ATL
 
3.  A.J. Green, CIN
 
4.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
 
5.  Michael Thomas, NO
 
6.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
 
7.  Dez Bryant, DAL
 
8.  Golden Tate, DET
 
9.  Marvin Jones, DET
 
10.  Brandin Cooks, NE
 
11.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
 
12.  Adam Thielen, MIN
 
13.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
 
14.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
 
15.  Devin Funchess, CAR
 
16.  Robby Anderson, NYJ
 
17.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
 
18.  DeSean Jackson, TB
 
19.  Devante Parker, MIA
 
20.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
 
21.  Jarvis Landry, MIA
 
22.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
 
23.  Robert Woods, LAR
 
24.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
 
25.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
 
26.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
 
27.  Keenan Allen, LAC
 
28.  Ted Ginn, NO
 
29.  Marqise Lee, JAC
 
30.  Rishard Matthews, TEN
 
31.  Kelvin Benjamin, BUF
 
32.  Chris Hogan, NE
 
33.  Davante Adams, GB
 
34.  Jermaine Kearse, NYJ
 
35.  Sammy Watkins, LAR
 
36.  Paul Richardson, SEA
 
37.  Jordy Nelson, GB
 
38.  Allen Hurns, JAC
 
39.  Tyler Lockett, SEA
 
40.  Marquise Goodwin, SF
 
41.  Josh Doctson, WAS
 
42.  Danny Amendola, NE
 
43.  Will Fuller, HOU
 
44.  Corey Davis, TEN
 
45.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
 
46.  Adam Humphries, TB
 
47.  Randall Cobb, GB
 
48.  Martavis Bryant, PIT
 
49.  Aldrick Robinson, SF
 
50.  Curtis Samuel, CAR
 
51.  Terrance Williams, DAL
 
52.  John Brown, ARI
 
53.  Eric Decker, TEN
 
54.  Kenny Stills, MIA
 
55.  TJ Jones, DET
 
56.  Jordan Matthews, BUF
 
57.  Cole Beasley, DAL
 
58.  Ricardo Louis, CLE
 
59.  Kendall Wright, CHI
 
60.  Tre McBride, CHI
 
61.  Chris Godwin, TB
 
62.  Taylor Gabriel, ATL
 
63.  Ryan Grant, WAS
 
64.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
 
65.  Tavarres King, NYG
 
66.  Roger Lewis, NYG
 
67.  Russell Shepard, CAR
 
68.  Travis Benjamin, LAC
 
69.  Jaron Brown, ARI
 
70.  Deonte Thompson, BUF

Tight ends

1.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
 
2.  Evan Engram, NYG
 
3.  Jimmy Graham, SEA
 
4.  Jack Doyle, IND
 
5.  Cameron Brate, TB
 
6.  Delanie Walker, TEN
 
7.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
 
8.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ
 
9.  Vernon Davis, WAS
 
10.  Hunter Henry, LAC
 
11.  Jason Witten, DAL
 
12.  Tyler Kroft, CIN
 
13.  Austin Hooper, ATL
 
14.  Ed Dickson, CAR
 
15.  Charles Clay, BUF
 
16.  Jordan Reed, WAS
 
17.  Eric Ebron, DET
 
18.  Julius Thomas, MIA
 
19.  Garrett Celek, SF
 
20.  David Njoku, CLE
 
21.  Nick O'Leary, BUF
 
22.  O.J. Howard, TB
 
23.  Coby Fleener, NO
 
24.  A.J. Derby, DEN
 
25.  Dion Sims, CHI

Defenses

1.  Detroit Lions, DET
 
2.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
 
3.  Seattle Seahawks, SEA
 
4.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
 
5.  Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
 
6.  New England Patriots, NE
 
7.  Carolina Panthers, CAR
 
8.  Chicago Bears, CHI
 
9.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
 
10.  Tennessee Titans, TEN
 
11.  New Orleans Saints, NO
 
12.  New York Jets, NYJ
 
13.  Cincinnati Bengals, CIN
 
14.  Buffalo Bills, BUF
 
15.  New York Giants, NYG
 
16.  Green Bay Packers, GB
 
17.  Washington Redskins, WAS
 
18.  Los Angeles Chargers, LAC
 
19.  Arizona Cardinals, ARI
 
20.  Denver Broncos, DEN

Kickers

1.  Matt Prater, DET
 
2.  Greg Zuerlein, LAR
 
3.  Kai Forbath, MIN
 
4.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
 
5.  Chris Boswell, PIT
 
6.  Matt Bryant, ATL
 
7.  Wil Lutz, NO
 
8.  Mike Nugent, DAL
 
9.  Ryan Succop, TEN
 
10.  Graham Gano, CAR
 
11.  Steven Hauschka, BUF
 
12.  Josh Lambo, JAC
 
13.  Blair Walsh, SEA
 
14.  Chandler Catanzaro, NYJ
 
15.  Adam Vinatieri, IND
 
16.  Brandon McManus, DEN
 
17.  Mason Crosby, GB
 
18.  Robbie Gould, SF
 
19.  Connor Barth, CHI
 
20.  Nick Rose, WAS

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Where's Galette, Cousins' future

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Where's Galette, Cousins' future

NEW ORLEANS—Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 18, one day before the Washington Redskins play the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes Benz Superdome.

Timeline

Today’s schedule: AM walkthrough and then travel to New Orleans. No media availability.

Days until:

—Giants @ Redskins Thanksgiving (11/23) 6
—Redskins @ Cowboys Thursday night (11/30) 13
—Redskins @ Chargers (12/19) 23

Quick Redskins news hits

C Spencer Long tried to play last week and he couldn’t make it more than a dozen snaps before sitting down for the rest of the day. He is out against the Seahawks tomorrow.

With Brian Quick and Ryan Grant questionable with concussions and Terrelle Pryor out with an ankle injury, the Redskins are down to three healthy wide receivers. While Quick and Grant might play, the depth chart could have Doctson, Crowder, and Harris on it.

The Redskins week that was

2 reasons Redskins didn't trade Terrelle Pryor—If you want to know why the deal with the Browns didn’t happen, follow the money. Between his signing bonus and the half of the year’s salary, the Redskins have already paid $4.5 million. Although he hasn’t been nearly as productive as they hoped he would be, there was no point in letting him go to save $1.5 million unless they got a second-day draft pick, or maybe a fourth, in return. See that Jay Gruden said that he didn’t hear of the proposed trade, talks must not have become too serious.

Remember Junior Galette? The Redskins don't seem to—As with Pryor, everyone is waiting for Galette to break out. But unlike Pryor, he’s not an expensive unproductive player. He’s making the veteran minimum. Against the Vikings, he played just 19 snaps. Perhaps a return to New Orleans for a game against his old team will spark a sack or two.

Recent comments from Cousins may hint at future in D.C.—Cousins has been big on making statements about the long-term future with the Redskins (read the post for specifics). That doesn’t mean that it’s a lock that he stays in town. But it should give some pause to those who believe that it is a lock that he will be in another uniform when 2018 or, at the latest, 2019 rolls around. He has never been inclined to go to the highest bidder and if the Redskins make a competitive offer that delivers what he wants he could well stick around.

How the Vikings scored 21 unanswered points against the Redskins—The 21-0 run in about seven minutes of game time that the Vikings used to make a competitive game at FedEx Field a rout was a combination of good offense by the Vikings and bad defense and offense by the Redskins. They couldn’t cover Adam Thielen on either drive. Cousins threw an interception off of his back foot and that set up the middle of the three touchdowns. If the Redskins end the season a game out of a playoff spot that seven-minute stretch will be one of the big reasons why they failed to make it.

Player one-liners, defense— Usually, the offensive edition of the player one-liners tends to be the most popular but this week it was the defense that drew the most interest. The defensive player I’m going to keep an eye on the most in the last seven games is rookie safety Montae Nicholson. He has the speed and hard hitting ability that the secondary needs. When asked what will happen when Nicholson is healthy, Jay Gruden said without hesitation that he is the starter. Nicholson’s health will be important for the defense down the stretch. DeAngelo Hall is better suited to a part-time role at this stage of his career.

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Redskins getting thin at receiver with two more injured wideouts out on Sunday

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Redskins getting thin at receiver with two more injured wideouts out on Sunday

In August, Redskins fans would freak out if they heard Jordan Reed and Terrelle Pryor would both miss a November game.

In November, that news doesn’t carry much worry.

Washington coach Jay Gruden announced that Reed and Pryor, along with center Spencer Long, won’t play Sunday against the Saints.

RELATED: KEYS TO VICTORY AGAINST THE SAINTS

Reed hasn’t played in a few weeks as he is dealing with a hamstring injury. It seemed he might have returned last week before a setback slowed down his progress.

In his place, Vernon Davis has proved to be a sturdy backup capable of some big games.

Long injured his knee and while he played last week, he did not practice this week.

Not having Pryor is a bit of a surprise. His ankle injury popped up this week and he will see a specialist next week to examine the joint. In the middle of a disappointing season, the Redskins offense won’t lose much with his absence.

Elsewhere on the injury list, a number of players will be questionable for Sunday’s contest against the 7-2 Saints.

Perhaps most important, Trent Williams is questionable but will probably play.

MORE ON THE REDSKINS: FIVE PLAYERS UNDER PRESSURE

Receivers Ryan Grant and Brian Quick are expected to play after undergoing concussion protocol, but that will leave the Redskins with only three fully healthy wideouts: Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Maurice Harris.