Fantasy Football: Week 10 QB rankings

November 10, 2018

At Pro Football Weekly, we’re old enough to remember the last time Andrew Luck faced the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was the 2016 regular-season finale, when the Jaguars’ defensive rise was in its early infancy and Andrew Luck was fighting through a painful right shoulder injury that would sideline him the entire 2017 campaign.

Luck threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns, also committing two turnovers and absorbing four sacks in that game, a 24-20 Jaguars victory. Isn’t it wild to consider that that now would qualify as a down game for Luck and an improvement for Jacksonville’s defense?

Luck has tossed at least three touchdowns in every game since Week 3, while the Jaguars ‘D’ has permitted an average of 28.5 points during its four-game losing streak. Moreover, Luck has been sacked only 10 times this season and the Jaguars have only four interceptions after finishing second in the NFL in that category a year ago.

Thus, we might be ranking Luck more aggressively than most this week — the QB7 overall this season is down only two ticks, at QB9, with both teams coming off the bye and the Colts hosting the Jaguars. Unlike Jacksonville, which might not emerge from the open date fully healthy on ‘D’ — CBs A.J. Bouye and Quenton Meeks remained sidelined Wednesday — the Colts could get Ryan Grant back and removed Jack Doyle altogether from the injury list.

Make no mistake: Jacksonville is absolutely still a dangerous defense, and the winner of this game should still have a puncher’s chance in the AFC South. But this also is Luck’s opportunity to unmistakably prove that he’s back in prime form, and our expectation is that he’ll do just that.

1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs vs. Cardinals

2. Cam Newton, Panthers at Steelers

3. Aaron Rodgers, Packers vs. Dolphins

4. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Browns

5. Drew Brees, Saints at Bengals

6. Philip Rivers, Chargers at Raiders

7. Carson Wentz, Eagles vs. Cowboys​

8. Jared Goff, Rams vs. Seahawks

9. Andrew Luck, Colts vs. Jaguars

10. Tom Brady, Patriots at Titans

11. Russell Wilson, Seahawks at Rams

12. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs. Panthers

13. Mitch Trubisky, Bears vs. Lions

14. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bucs vs. Washington

15. Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. Saints

16. Baker Mayfield, Browns vs. Falcons

17. Alex Smith, Washington at Bucs

18. Marcus Mariota, Titans vs. Patriots

19. Matthew Stafford, Lions at Bears

20. Dak Prescott, Cowboys at Eagles

21. Eli Manning, Giants at 49ers

22. Josh Rosen, Cardinals at Chiefs

23. Blake Bortles, Jaguars at Colts

24. Nick Mullens, 49ers at Giants

25. Josh McCown, Jets vs. Bills

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