Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings
Week 10 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams
Welcome to the Pyromaniac.com Fantasy Power Rankings. This weekly article is where you will find out which teams are dominating, or are being dominated, on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, in terms of Fantasy points. See below to see who the BEST team in the league. These charts and our insight will help you visualize how the season has gone to this point, and give you a better feel for how the season will go week to week. By using these charts you will have a better understanding of which matchups to exploit on a week-to-week basis, and DOMINATE your fantasy league.
Tampa Bay has stormed up these charts in recent weeks on the back of the MUSCLE HAMSTER. He has carried the Bucs on his back to the 6th ranked offense in the league ahead of the likes of the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers and just behind the Atlanta Falcons. Doug Martin’s monster fantasy day also vaulted the Tampa Bay running backs into a third ranking, increasing their score four full points! Their receivers also sport a top 5 ranking, things are looking up in Tampa Bay and they have found a nice mix of run and big pass plays to exploit defenses.
The Kansas City Chiefs have no entered the area no team wants to be in, they are suffering from the worst quarterback play in the league. They are the only team in the league that is suffering single digit fantasy points from their quarterback play, and that includes the anemic Jacksonville Jaguars. Turnovers have plagued the Matt Cassel and there are no other viable options on this team, and yes this includes Brady Quinn. The Chiefs need to seriously assess this position in the offseason or else this offense will soon find themselves alone at the bottom of the league.
Two teams starting rookie quarterbacks made big jumps up the ranking this weekend, the Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks both jumped five spots in the rankings in this installment. Andrew Luck put up the most yards ever by a rookie and Russell Wilson added three passing TDs. These quarterbacks are in very different situations but both stepped up in a big way on Sunday. Luck is the master of his offense and it all goes through him while Wilson is the game manager who leans on the run game and short passing game.
There were four offenses who were shut down by opposing defenses and each lost 4 spots in the rankings. The Giants offense was stifled by the Steelers D as they shut down the passing and running games in a much anticipated match up. The Bills were dominated by the Houston Texans led by JJ Watt. Everyone else besides Adrian Peterson on the Vikings was shut down by the Seahawks as Ponder threw for 63 yards. The Ravens also held down every one on the Browns except for running back Trent Richardson. What do all of these teams have in common? Each had their quarterback fail to throw a touchdown on Sunday.
The Cleveland Browns have been climbing out of the cellar the last few weeks, which non-coincidently aligns with the return of their best defensive player, Joe Haden from suspension. They are still an inviting matchup for opposing receivers but most of the damage was done while Haden was not on the field for four games. Since his return from the suspension however their rankings against receivers have vastly improved going from 30.7 points per game after week 7 to 26.2 as of now. What an effect this guy has on this Browns defense.
In a league where offenses are the talk of the town, the best bet not to fall in the rankings is to be on a bye week. Two of the 4 teams on bye weeks increased in the rankings, the others, well one had no way to move up as they were number 1 (49ers) and the other fell only one spot (Rams). The Patriots were the biggest beneficiary as they jumped 4 spots just sitting at the beach sipping margaritas. The Jets also jumped a spot in the rankings all while their trio of over rated guys sat at home.
The Baltimore Ravens got their defense back on track as the faced the young Cleveland offense on Sunday. They were the biggest riser this week jumping 7 spots on the defensive side. They are slowly playing better against the run on the pass, and as the season continues with their young guys getting more and more snaps it can only start to look better.
Two defenses fell 7 spots in the rankings, as they were torched by two rookies this weekend, and one of them wasn’t RG3. Doug Martin and Andrew Luck caused the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins too drop 7 spots almost on their own. In a week the Raiders go from allowing 18.2 points a game to 22.6, I guess that’s what one of the best fantasy days ever can do to a defense. As for the Dolphins they were allowing 15.9 points a game too quarterbacks to 17.1 after a rookie put it on them on Sunday.
THE DIFFERENTIAL FOR OFFENSIVE FANTASY POINTS SCORED
VS. FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED BY THE DEFENSE
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans each rose a spot this week further cementing their spots in the top five. Both of their defenses were stifling this weekend against good offensive football teams. The offenses also played well each staying true to their identity and thriving buy doing so.
Looking at the chart you can clearly see breaks in the talent level of teams. The top 10 teams all have double digit differentials. Ten through fifteen are all in the single digits with positive differentials. 15 to 25 all are negative but in the single digits and the final 7 teams are double digits in the negatives whether it is to blame on their offense or defense. Look out another tier system!
The Indianapolis Colts made a huge jump in the standings by defeating the Miami Dolphins both for fantasy purposes and their team’s playoff hopes. They jumped 7 spots in the rankings and have been getting hotter since the bye week. Each week Andrew Luck looks better and better and so does this defense. They are starting to look like a team no one wants to play especially with the rallying cry they have around coach Chuck Pagano.
The Vikings and the Dolphins each fell 6 places over the weekend. Each were beat up on defense and their offenses didn’t exactly light the world on fire. Before this weekend each looked the they would be contenders for the final playoff spot in their respective leagues, but when playing two other contenders it seems as if they were found out for what they really are, pretenders.
By Stagg Party