Adrian Peterson — on pace for another rushing title, and ready to run through Oakland (Photo: Ann Heisenfelt/Associated Press)

The Week 10 bye is going to be particularly painful for Julio owners. You need to backfill that production at least halfway, and hope another guy steps up. If don’t have a deep bench (I’m talking to you, 12-team leaguers), there might be a couple guys that can fill in this week. Who, you ask??? Well… It’s all about the NEW HITS, of course!!!

Two New Hits this week, and below them are the Top 100 weekly player rankings. For any gameday decisions, Tweet your lineup questions to @VoodooBrown.

New Hits for Week 10:
A “New Hit” will be a likely free agent that could be on the verge of a big week, and even regular production down the road. Some will be well known, others will be somewhat unproven & unknown. But it is much easier to scoop up a new hit BEFORE the waiver wire protocol hits on Tuesday, where you will have to wait your turn. Get on our New Hits before they blow up and get on your league’s radar.

 

crowderJamison Crowder, WR Redskins: Yes, I put him on the New Hits list in Week 6, but the reason I am placing him on this list again? A) in case you missed that post, and B) The Saints. They’re quite possibly the worst pass D in the NFL. Crowder has been pretty tame on the fantasy sheet (averaging about 9pts per game since Week 3), but he will develop into a nice player as long as he can find the end zone. Even with DeSean Jackson back in the lineup, Crowder has been targeted — great news. Their running game stinks, so the dumpoffs, screens, and slants to Crowder serve as their running game in a way. He should have plenty of room for YAC this Sunday.
Bottom Line: Our first repeat New Hit… he’s in line for at least an 8-catch day against a horrible defense. At the very least, he’s a plug & play.

 

waltersBryan Walters, WR Jaguars: If Allen Hurns sits due to injury, Walters is a decent plug & play at WR. He’s not a groundbreaking talent, and not a long-term solution — but he’s putting up some good numbers. IF Hurns is out, Walters can fill in with a workingman’s 8-12 points. If Hurns is playing, though, I wouldn’t recommend the add/start.
Bottom Line: Not a long-term solution for your WR slot, but he’s a decent bye-week fill-in.

 
And now for this Week’s player rankings…
It’s common sense, but if you have to decide between two players on this list, take the one that is ranked higher. If your player does not appear on this list, then he’s probably not very startable in most 10-12 team leagues. (Note, these rankings are based on PPR leagues)

 

QUARTERBACKS:
1. NE Tom Brady
2. GB Aaron Rodgers
3. NO Drew Brees
4. CIN Andy Dalton
5. CAR Cam Newton
6. JAC Blake Bortles
7. BUF Tyrod Taylor
8. NYJ Ryan Fitzpatrick
9. SEA Russell Wilson
10. WAS Kirk Cousins
11. OAK Derek Carr
12. DEN Peyton Manning
13. DET Matthew Stafford
14. BAL Joe Flacco
15. MIA Ryan Tannehill

 

RUNNINGBACKS:
1. STL Todd Gurley
2. MIN Adrian Peterson
3. PIT DeAngelo Williams
4. MIA Lamar Miller
5. NO Mark Ingram
6. DAL Darren McFadden
7. GB James Starks
8. PHI DeMarco Murray
9. TB Doug Martin
10. NYJ Chris Ivory
11. PHI Ryan Mathews
12. KC Charcandrick West
13. CLE Duke Johnson Jr.
14. CHI Jeremy Langford
15. CAR Jonathan Stewart
16. SEA Marshawn Lynch
17. TEN Antonio Andrews
18. CIN Giovani Bernard
29. CIN Jeremy Hill
20. NE LeGarrette Blount
21. BUF LeSean McCoy
22. DET Theo Riddick
23. NYG Shane Vereen
24. BAL Justin Forsett
25. OAK Latavius Murray (check status)

 

WIDE RECEIVERS:
1. PIT Antonio Brown
2. NYJ Brandon Marshall
3. CIN A.J. Green
4. HOU DeAndre Hopkins
5. GB Randall Cobb
6. DEN Demaryius Thomas
7. NE Julian Edelman
8. JAC Allen Robinson
9. DEN Emmanuel Sanders
10. OAK Amari Cooper
11. DET Calvin Johnson
12. NYG Odell Beckham Jr.
13. NO Brandin Cooks
14. DAL Dez Bryant
15. MIN Stefon Diggs
16. CHI Alshon Jeffery
17. KC Jeremy Maclin
18. OAK Michael Crabtree
19. NYJ Eric Decker
20. WAS Pierre Garcon
21. MIA Jarvis Landry
22. TB Mike Evans
23. NO Willie Snead
24. BUF Sammy Watkins
25. PIT Martavis Bryant
26. NE Brandon LaFell
27. GB Davante Adams
28. ARI Larry Fitzgerald
29. PHI Jordan Matthews
30. CLE Travis Benjamin
31. STL Tavon Austin
32. MIA Rishard Matthews
33. GB James Jones
34. DAL Cole Beasley
35. WAS Jamison Crowder

 

TIGHT ENDS:
1. NE Rob Gronkowski
2. WAS Jordan Reed
3. CAR Greg Olsen
4. KC Travis Kelce
5. CIN Tyler Eifert
6. NO Benjamin Watson
7. BUF Charles Clay
8. TEN Delanie Walker
9. CLE Gary Barnidge
10. SEA Jimmy Graham
11. CHI Martellus Bennett
12. MIN Kyle Rudolph
13. DAL Jason Witten
14. PIT Heath Miller
15. DET Eric Ebron

 

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS:
1. Carolina
2. Green Bay
3. Cincinnati
4. St. Louis
5. Denver
6. Philadelphia
7. Pittsburgh
8. Oakland
9. NY Jets
10. Dallas

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Voodoo Brown started playing fantasy football way back in 1994 — when you had to manually add up scores with the Monday edition of USA Today (yes, that’s how it was done). Since that time, he has amassed 16 championships and 7 runner-ups, with most of his success coming after 2003 (avg. participation of 2-3 leagues per year). These accomplishments are evidence that Voodoo steadily adjusts to the ebbs & flows of the ever-changing fantasy landscape. It’s a different game now than it was in 1994 — hell, even 2004. Rarely finishing as a doormat, Voodoo’s teams are always in the mix. If you want any roster or lineup feedback, you can message him at vb@voodoobrown.com, or hit him up on Facebook or Twitter (@VoodooBrown)

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