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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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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, Facebook.com/TandlerNBCSand follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCSand on Instagram @RichTandler

Timeline

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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