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Fantasy Football -- Updated Week 10 rankings


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.


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


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


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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10 Questions in 10 Days: What can the Redskins expect from Derrius Guice?

10 Questions in 10 Days: What can the Redskins expect from Derrius Guice?

With Redskins Training Camp set to begin July 26th, JP Finlay takes a look at 10 of the most pressing questions for the Burgundy and Gold before the team heads to Richmond. 

No. 10: Major questions at linebacker on Redskins depth chart 

No. 9: What is Kevin O’Connell's new role in Redskins offense?

No. 8: More investments on D-Line, but who goes where?

No. 7: Do the Redskins have a 1,000-yard WR?

No. 6: Is Shawn Lauvao the concern, or is the issue bigger on the O-Line?

No. 5: What can the Redskins expect from Derrius Guice?

No rookie draft pick excited the Redskins fan base like Derrius Guice since Robert Griffin III came to Washington back in 2012. That's a fact. 

Guice slipped during the draft to near the end of the second round, a position much too late for a player with his talent. Rumors emerged that he had character issues, but in the months since April's selection, they seem unfounded. In quick time, Guice has emerged as a Redskins fan favorite and has performed plenty of charitable acts.

So, moving past the erroneous off-field questions, it's time to manage expectations for what Guice can do on the field. 

DJ Swearinger recently said he expects Guice to make the Pro Bowl and rush for more than 1,000 yards. As a rookie. (Listen here)

That's not unheard of, last year rookie Kareem Hunt led the NFL in rush yards. In 2016, Ezekiel Elliott did the same thing. Rookie running backs can step in and produce right away in the NFL, unlike some positions that usually bring more of a learning curve. 

Can Guice do that?

The first and most important questions will be health and durability. Guice dealt with lingering knee injuries last year at LSU, and the Redskins will need him fully healthy. A 1,000-yard season is not unrealistic if Guice plays a full 16-game season. It would require rushing for about 65 yards-per-game. 

The bigger key is opportunities. 

How many carries will Guice log in 2018? Early on in the season, Guice might still be learning pass protection in the Redskins scheme, and Jay Gruden will not tolerate missed assignments that result in big hits on QB Alex Smith.

If Guice can lock in on blitz pickup, 200 carries seems reasonable. Remember that Chris Thompson will still be a featured part of the Redskins offense, and Rob Kelley will get chances too. 

Last season, Samaje Perine led all rushers with 175 carries. He didn't do much with the chances, averaging just 3.4 yards-per-carry. Kelley had 62 carries before injuries shut his season down after parts of seven games. 

Combine Perine and Kelley's carries, and then things start to get interesting. With 230 carries, at an average of 4 yards a pop, Guice starts to approach 1,000 yards.

One problem with extrapolating too much data from last season is the crazy amount of variables. Late in the year, with Perine largely ineffective and a very beat up offensive line, the Redskins simply couldn't produce on the ground. In their last five games of 2017, the Redskins never rushed for more than 100 yards. They averaged just 60 yards-per-game on the ground during that stretch, including a season low 31 rush yards against Arizona in December. 

The line can't be that beat up again, right?

Guice has to be able to deliver more than Perine, right?

If the answers to those questions are yes, then a 1,000-yard season seems possible for Guice in 2018. 

One misnomer from the Redskins 2017 campaign emerged that Washington simply did not run the ball well or enough. In fact, early in the year when the Redskins looked like a possible playoff team, they ran the ball quite well. In three of the first four games, Washington went over 100 yards on the ground, including 229 rush yards in a Week 2 win over the Rams. 

Guice might get to 1,000 yards in 2018. It's no sure thing, and there are plenty of variables, but it's possible. That hasn't happened in Washington since Alfred Morris, and would be a very welcome sight. 

The rookie runner has invigorated the Redskins faithful, and that's before he even steps on the field. If Guice can produce, the fans will go crazy.


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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Cousins and leadership, D-line potential

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Cousins and leadership, D-line potential

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 21, five days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.  

The Redskins week that was

A look at some of the most popular posts and hottest topics of the week on Real Redskins and NBC Sports Washington.

How the addition of Alexander affects the Redskins' DB depth chart—Adonis Alexander was brought into the NFL about a week and a half ago and in five days he’ll be on the practice field in Richmond. How much will missing OTAs and minicamp hurt him in comparison to, say, his former Hokie teammate Greg Stroman? I think that the plan is for this to be a “redshirt” year for Alexander to learn. But that was supposed to be the plan for Josh Harvey-Clemons and Chase Roullier last year and both ended up playing key snaps. 

Can the Redskins defensive line live up to its potential? Many NFL fans don’t appreciate the value of having a good defensive line. Redskins fans are not in that group because they have seen what you get when you try to build a defensive line with over-the-hill veteran free agents, low draft picks, and undrafted players. Fans will value the talent, youth, and depth on the 2018 D-line.  

10 Questions in 10 days: LB depth chart—This is another area where the Redskins have not invested much in recent seasons. At least this year they stepped up and re-signed starters Mason Foster and Zach Brown. They are the present. Are Shaun Dion Hamilton and Josh Harvey-Clemons the future? 

The pass rush must continue to be a strength for the Redskins—With the picture at the cornerback position is somewhat murky right now, the pass rush will be critical, especially in the early going. The outside linebackers lost a key reserve, putting the burden on Preston Smith and Ryan Kerrigan to continue to get pressure on Ryan Anderson to take a leap forward in his second season. 

Tweet of the week

Well, this tweet did sort of stir things up as did some of the things that Cousins said in an article by Dan Pompei on the Bleacher Report. The thing about Twitter is that there is no room for nuance. I was labeled a Kirk “hater” by some. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. On multiple occasions, I urged the team to sign him long term and highlighted the positive aspects of his play. 

But this thing about not having a “platform” to lead always struck me as a cop-out. Cousins talked about it during some press conferences while he was here. The length of your contract should not prevent you from embracing a leadership role. You’re getting paid to lead, just do it. Few in leadership positions in business or in the military know where they will be a year from now. They embrace the role while they have it and Cousins should have done the same. 

The fact that I don’t like this one aspect of Cousins doesn’t mean that I don’t like him overall. He’s a good quarterback and I think he will have success with the Vikings. I think that the price got to be too much for the Redskins and the decision to move on to Alex Smith was sound or at least the best they could do after it became apparent that he was not going to sign here. But it’s not all one or the other. It is possible to see the positive and negative of Cousins. 

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCSand on Instagram @RichTandler


Mike Sellers, whose seven receiving touchdowns in 2005 were the most by a Redskins running back since the merger, was born on this date in 1975.

Days until:

—Training camp starts (7/26) 5
—Preseason opener @ Patriots (8/9) 19
—Roster cut to 53 (9/1) 42

The Redskins last played a game 202 days ago. They will open the 2018 NFL season at the Cardinals in 50 days. 

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