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There's a pretty strong consensus on who are the top quarterbacks for Week 10 of the Fantasy football season, at least according to our experts. The top six, in some order, appear to be Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson and Justin Herbert; the only exception is in Dave Richard's ranks, where he has Jackson 12th for his matchup against the Patriots.

If you've got one of those seven, you shouldn't really have to make any decisions this week. Beyond that, you've got Tom Brady coming off an absolutely miserable performance facing a Panthers defense that limited him to his previous worst game back in Week 2, or Drew Brees against the 49ers; or you're taking shots on guys like Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Drew Lock with good matchups. It's not a bad week for streaming, but you may not feel confident in who you end up having to rely on. Jamey Eisenberg's Start 'Em & Sit 'Em calls for Week 10 will help you make the right ones. 

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START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Quarterbacks
Start 'Em
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PHI Philadelphia • #11
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG PHI -3.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
15th
PROJ PTS
21
QB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1883
RUYDS
202
TD
17
INT
12
FPTS/G
21.9
Wentz struggled in bad weather in Week 8 against Dallas and scored just 11 Fantasy points, which snapped his streak of five games in a row with at least 21 points. He should get back to that level this week against the Giants, and Wentz had 31 points against New York in Week 7 with 359 passing yards, two touchdowns and one interception, along with 14 rushing yards and a score. The Eagles are getting healthy with Miles Sanders (knee) and Alshon Jeffery (foot) expected to play in Week 10, and that should only help Wentz's production this week.
DEN Denver • #3
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LV -5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS QB
19th
PROJ PTS
18.8
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1240
RUYDS
58
TD
8
INT
6
FPTS/G
14.9
Lock has attempted at least 40 passes in three games in a row, and he's scored at least 25 Fantasy points in his past two games against the Chargers and Falcons. He could have the chance for another quality Fantasy game against the Raiders, and maybe he won't need garbage time to make it happen. Las Vegas has allowed a quarterback to pass for at least 288 yards and two touchdowns in four of the past five games, and I expect this game to be a shootout. Lock has top-10 potential for the third game in a row.
MIA Miami • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC MIA -2.5 O/U 48
OPP VS QB
25th
PROJ PTS
19.9
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
350
RUYDS
35
TD
3
INT
0
FPTS/G
11.1
Tagovailoa vs. Justin Herbert should be fun this week, and hopefully for many years to come. It was great to see Tagovailoa play well in Week 9 at Arizona when he scored 24 Fantasy points on 248 passing yards and two touchdowns, as well as 35 rushing yards. He should stay in that range this week against the Chargers, who have allowed at least two touchdowns to three quarterbacks in a row. Even though Tagovailoa won't have Preston Williams (foot) this week, I still like him as a low-end starting option in all leagues.
TB Tampa Bay • #12
Age: 43 • Experience: 21 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CAR TB -5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS QB
14th
PROJ PTS
24.9
QB RNK
7th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2398
RUYDS
6
TD
22
INT
7
FPTS/G
23.6
Brady flopped Sunday night against the Saints with a season-low two Fantasy points, but he should rebound this week. Even though he only had 10 Fantasy points against the Panthers in Week 2 when Tampa Bay ran all over Carolina, I expect this to be a game where the Buccaneers have success through the air. The Panthers have also allowed at least 29 Fantasy points to Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes in two of their past three games, and Brady has that kind of upside on a weekly basis. Don't panic with Brady yet because he failed against the Saints in Week 9.
NO New Orleans • #9
Age: 42 • Experience: 20 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SF NO -9 O/U 49
OPP VS QB
23rd
PROJ PTS
23.3
QB RNK
9th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2120
RUYDS
2
TD
19
INT
3
FPTS/G
23.7
Brees has scored at least 23 Fantasy points in four games in a row, and it's been impressive what he's accomplished this season with Michael Thomas missing six games. With Thomas back in Week 9 at Tampa Bay, Brees had his best outing of the season with 30 Fantasy points. He should stay hot this week at home against the 49ers, who have allowed 566 passing yards, eight touchdowns and no interceptions in the past two games against Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers. I'm looking forward to another big game from Brees in Week 10.
Sleepers
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LV Las Vegas • #4
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DEN LV -5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS QB
18th
PROJ PTS
20.9
QB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2002
RUYDS
108
TD
16
INT
2
FPTS/G
21.6
Carr should be considered a low-end starting option this week in all leagues against the Broncos, who have allowed 562 passing yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions the past two games against Herbert and Matt Ryan. Carr hasn't scored more than 17 Fantasy points in the past two games against Cleveland and the Chargers, but both were on the road. In three home games this season, Carr is averaging 24.3 Fantasy points per game.
CLE Cleveland • #6
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU CLE -3 O/U 50.5
OPP VS QB
26th
PROJ PTS
18.9
QB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1514
RUYDS
65
TD
15
INT
7
FPTS/G
17.8
Mayfield should be a good streaming option against the Texans, who have allowed at least 283 passing yards and two total touchdowns to four quarterbacks in a row, including Jake Luton last week. Mayfield only has one game this season with more than 18 Fantasy points, but I can see him getting his second 20-point outing this week at home.
IND Indianapolis • #17
Age: 39 • Experience: 17 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN TEN -2 O/U 48.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
PROJ PTS
17.8
QB RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2087
RUYDS
-2
TD
10
INT
7
FPTS/G
16.2
Before facing the Ravens in Week 9, Rivers had scored at least 28 Fantasy points in two games in a row against the Bengals and Lions. He has a favorable matchup in Week 10 against the Titans, who have allowed at least 249 passing yards and two touchdowns in seven games in a row, including Nick Foles last week. The nice thing for Rivers is the Titans don't generate much of a pass rush, and T.Y. Hilton (groin) is also expected to play.
Sit 'Em
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NE New England • #1
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BAL BAL -7 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
8th
PROJ PTS
17.7
QB RNK
24th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1417
RUYDS
314
TD
10
INT
7
FPTS/G
19.5
Newton just snapped his streak of four games in a row with 17 Fantasy points or less when he had 23 points at the Jets in Week 9. But I expect him to struggle again on Sunday night against Baltimore. The Ravens have only allowed more than 20 Fantasy points against Mahomes in Week 3 and Wentz in Week 6, including matchups with Deshaun Watson, Joe Burrow and Ben Roethlisberger. Newton is only worth starting in two-quarterback leagues.
TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs IND TEN -2 O/U 48.5
OPP VS QB
1st
PROJ PTS
19.9
QB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
0
RUYDS
0
TD
0
INT
0
FPTS/G
0
Tannehill's Fantasy production has been down lately, and he's averaging just 19.7 Fantasy points per game in his past three outings against Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Chicago. Those three games have been without left tackle Taylor Lewan (ACL), and Tannehill was sacked six times, which is something to factor in. The other is the Colts defense, which has allowed just 10 passing touchdowns with 11 interceptions on the season. The Colts are the only team to have more interceptions than touchdowns allowed, and I expect Tannehill to have another down game Thursday night.
LAR L.A. Rams • #9
Age: 33 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS DET -4 O/U 46.5
OPP VS QB
6th
PROJ PTS
20.3
QB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2127
RUYDS
77
TD
14
INT
7
FPTS/G
20.4
Kenny Golladay (hip) has been out for three games this season, and Stafford has averaged 15.3 Fantasy points per game, with four interceptions over that span. It's hard to trust Stafford if Golladay is out again, and the Washington Football Team is a tough matchup. Only two quarterbacks have more than 200 passing yards and two touchdowns in the same game against Washington, and that's Wentz in Week 1 and Jared Goff in Week 5 -- and both had interceptions. I'm staying away from Stafford if Golladay is out, but he could still struggle even if Golladay plays.
DEN Denver • #5
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TB TB -5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS QB
12th
PROJ PTS
19.4
QB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2416
RUYDS
180
TD
13
INT
6
FPTS/G
20
Bridgewater already faced Tampa Bay once this season in Week 2 and scored just eight Fantasy points, and that was with him attempting 42 passes and throwing for a season-best 367 yards. He had no touchdowns and two interceptions, and he could have another tough outing in the rematch. The Buccaneers will likely be salty after getting embarrassed by the Saints on national TV in Week 9, and it could be tough for Bridgewater to have a big game. He's coming off a season-high 31 Fantasy points in Week 9 at the Chiefs, but I expect him to be under 20 Fantasy points this week for the third time in his past five games.
Bust Alert
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CIN Cincinnati • #9
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT PIT -7 O/U 45.5
OPP VS QB
4th
PROJ PTS
17.7
QB RNK
21st
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2272
RUYDS
130
TD
14
INT
5
FPTS/G
21.5
Burrow's past two games prior to Cincinnati's bye in Week 9 were great. He scored a combined 60 Fantasy points against the Browns and Titans with 655 passing yards, six total touchdowns and one interception, and hopefully he can play like that on a weekly basis. But it's hard to expect that level of production this week against the Steelers, especially on the road. No quarterback has scored more than 22 Fantasy points against Pittsburgh this year, including matchups with Watson, Wentz, Lamar Jackson and Ryan Tannehill. And in four road games this year, Burrow is averaging just 18.3 Fantasy points.

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