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Published: Nov. 6, 2014 at 01:40 p.m.

Top 25 ranked fantasy players: Week 10

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but it's a great way to get a quick sense of how well our experts collectively think each player will perform. You can view the full rankings HERE to help get your starting lineup set in stone prior to the kickoff of this weekend's games.

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  • <p>Since returning from his shoulder injury, Graham has started to look like the Graham of old. He's notched at least 59 receiving yards and a touchdown in each of his last two games, and could continue that streak against the 49ers on Sunday.</p> 25

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    Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints

    Since returning from his shoulder injury, Graham has started to look like the Graham of old. He's notched at least 59 receiving yards and a touchdown in each of his last two games, and could continue that streak against the 49ers on Sunday.

  • <p>Rodgers tweaked his hamstring against the Saints, but appears to be fully healthy thanks to recovering over his bye week. He has a matchup against a Bears secondary that has conceded third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.</p> 24

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    Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

    Rodgers tweaked his hamstring against the Saints, but appears to be fully healthy thanks to recovering over his bye week. He has a matchup against a Bears secondary that has conceded third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

  • <p>What can't Brown do for you? He's had three multi-touchdown games, five games with a touchdown and hasn't had less than 84 receiving yards in a game this season. It's not surprising he's the top ranked wide receiver this week -- it's surprising he hasn't been here more often.</p> 23

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    Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

    What can't Brown do for you? He's had three multi-touchdown games, five games with a touchdown and hasn't had less than 84 receiving yards in a game this season. It's not surprising he's the top ranked wide receiver this week -- it's surprising he hasn't been here more often.

  • <p>Even in a loss, where he didn't look particularly great, Manning proved as fantasy-resilient as ever. He still produced more than 20 fantasy points, keeping his streak alive. The Raiders have been tougher lately on defense, but Manning hasn't met a matchup that can stop him yet.</p> 22

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    Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos

    Even in a loss, where he didn't look particularly great, Manning proved as fantasy-resilient as ever. He still produced more than 20 fantasy points, keeping his streak alive. The Raiders have been tougher lately on defense, but Manning hasn't met a matchup that can stop him yet.

  • <p>Thomas broke his streak of games without a touchdown last week in the Broncos loss to the Patriots. He'll look to start a new streak of scoring touchdowns once again versus the Raiders.</p> 21

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    Julius Thomas, TE, Denver Broncos

    Thomas broke his streak of games without a touchdown last week in the Broncos loss to the Patriots. He'll look to start a new streak of scoring touchdowns once again versus the Raiders.

  • <p>Since his Week 4 bye, Thomas has been averaging 150.6 receiving yards per game. While it might be hard to keep up that insane pace, he's likely to put up some pretty good numbers against the Oakland Raiders this weekend.</p> 20

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    Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos

    Since his Week 4 bye, Thomas has been averaging 150.6 receiving yards per game. While it might be hard to keep up that insane pace, he's likely to put up some pretty good numbers against the Oakland Raiders this weekend.

  • <p>Prior to his bye in Week 9, Forte had scored north of 20 fantasy points four weeks in a row. He'll look to keep that streak alive against the Packers and their porous run defense.</p> 19

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    Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears

    Prior to his bye in Week 9, Forte had scored north of 20 fantasy points four weeks in a row. He'll look to keep that streak alive against the Packers and their porous run defense.

  • <p>After three straight weeks of single-digit fantasy production, Lynch was once again the workhorse for the Seahawks, racking up 143 total yards with two rushing touchdowns in Week 9. With Percy Harvin gone, the offense could continue to run through Lynch in Seattle.</p> 18

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    Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks

    After three straight weeks of single-digit fantasy production, Lynch was once again the workhorse for the Seahawks, racking up 143 total yards with two rushing touchdowns in Week 9. With Percy Harvin gone, the offense could continue to run through Lynch in Seattle.

  • <p>Murray's remarkable streak of 100-rushing yard games game to an end at eight last week when he finished with 79 yards in a loss to the Cardinals. With Tony Romo dealing with an injured back, the 'Boys could lean on Murray even more on Sunday.</p> 17

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    DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys

    Murray's remarkable streak of 100-rushing yard games game to an end at eight last week when he finished with 79 yards in a loss to the Cardinals. With Tony Romo dealing with an injured back, the 'Boys could lean on Murray even more on Sunday.

  • <p>Nelson had his quietest game of the season prior to the Packers bye, catching three passes for just 25 receiving yards. It's tough to keep Nelson quiet for long though, and he could have a big game against the Bears suspect secondary.</p> 16

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    Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers

    Nelson had his quietest game of the season prior to the Packers bye, catching three passes for just 25 receiving yards. It's tough to keep Nelson quiet for long though, and he could have a big game against the Bears suspect secondary.

  • <p>Olsen has been a rock-solid fantasy producer this season, as he ranks second in yards (539) and is tied for fourth in touchdowns (five) among all tight ends. He's one of Cam Newton's favorite targets, and he has a plus-matchup this weekend against the Eagles.</p> 15

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    Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers

    Olsen has been a rock-solid fantasy producer this season, as he ranks second in yards (539) and is tied for fourth in touchdowns (five) among all tight ends. He's one of Cam Newton's favorite targets, and he has a plus-matchup this weekend against the Eagles.

  • <p>Can Big Ben keep up his torrid pace? Over his first seven games he scored 103.82 fantasy points, yet over the last two he's scored 80.48! Either way, he has a cushy matchup this weekend against the Jets.</p> 14

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    Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Can Big Ben keep up his torrid pace? Over his first seven games he scored 103.82 fantasy points, yet over the last two he's scored 80.48! Either way, he has a cushy matchup this weekend against the Jets.

  • <p>Brees and the Saints were backed against the wall, but have responded with two big wins. Brees has been great during that time (don't worry about his fluky interceptions against the Panthers). He'll look to keep the Saints in the playoff hunt on Sunday against the 49ers.</p> 13

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    Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

    Brees and the Saints were backed against the wall, but have responded with two big wins. Brees has been great during that time (don't worry about his fluky interceptions against the Panthers). He'll look to keep the Saints in the playoff hunt on Sunday against the 49ers.

  • <p>Shady rushed for over 100 yards last week, but had his touchdown opportunity vultured by Chris Polk. Shady's offensive line is improving, so the numbers should keep coming as they open up more holes for him.</p> 12

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    LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

    Shady rushed for over 100 yards last week, but had his touchdown opportunity vultured by Chris Polk. Shady's offensive line is improving, so the numbers should keep coming as they open up more holes for him.

  • <p>Maclin has been on fire recently with 345 receiving yards and four touchdowns over the last two games. His production shouldn't take a hit with Mark Sanchez in the lineup, either.</p> 11

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    Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

    Maclin has been on fire recently with 345 receiving yards and four touchdowns over the last two games. His production shouldn't take a hit with Mark Sanchez in the lineup, either.

  • <p>Bennett was a fantasy monster in September (as usual) but struggled to put up points for several weeks after that. He got back on track with 95 receiving yards and a touchdown before the Bears' bye week, and will look to keep it up against the Packers on Sunday.</p> 10

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    Martellus Bennett, TE, Chicago Bears

    Bennett was a fantasy monster in September (as usual) but struggled to put up points for several weeks after that. He got back on track with 95 receiving yards and a touchdown before the Bears' bye week, and will look to keep it up against the Packers on Sunday.

  • <p>He's back! Hooray! Calvin Johnson owners are rejoicing all across America as the league's best receiver (when healthy) is set to return to action as close to 100 percent as he's been since the season kicked off. Good things could be on the horizon, even in a tough matchup against the Dolphins.</p> 9

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    Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions

    He's back! Hooray! Calvin Johnson owners are rejoicing all across America as the league's best receiver (when healthy) is set to return to action as close to 100 percent as he's been since the season kicked off. Good things could be on the horizon, even in a tough matchup against the Dolphins.

  • <p>After posting two of the highest single-game fantasy scores of the season in a three-week span, Wilson has struggled to put up points in recent weeks. He has a plus-matchup at home with week against the New York Giants, who will be without their star cornerback Prince Amukamara.</p> 8

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    Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

    After posting two of the highest single-game fantasy scores of the season in a three-week span, Wilson has struggled to put up points in recent weeks. He has a plus-matchup at home with week against the New York Giants, who will be without their star cornerback Prince Amukamara.

  • <p>Palmer has thrown two or more touchdown passes in every game he's started this season and has been a great spot start the last few weeks with so many quarterbacks on their bye. He has another great matchup this week against the Rams.</p> 7

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    Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals

    Palmer has thrown two or more touchdown passes in every game he's started this season and has been a great spot start the last few weeks with so many quarterbacks on their bye. He has another great matchup this week against the Rams.

  • <p>Many were questioning whether or not Lacy was a bust in the beginning of the season, but it looks like the big guy just needed a few weeks to get rolling. He's scored double-digit fantasy points in four of his last five games, scoring four touchdowns during that span as well.</p> 6

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    Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers

    Many were questioning whether or not Lacy was a bust in the beginning of the season, but it looks like the big guy just needed a few weeks to get rolling. He's scored double-digit fantasy points in four of his last five games, scoring four touchdowns during that span as well.

  • <p>Bryant had been super consistent for much of the season, but has struggled in the last two games, posting just 45 receiving yards (with two touchdowns as well). Hopefully another week of practice with Brandon Weeden or Tony Romo under center can get him back on track in London.</p> 5

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    Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

    Bryant had been super consistent for much of the season, but has struggled in the last two games, posting just 45 receiving yards (with two touchdowns as well). Hopefully another week of practice with Brandon Weeden or Tony Romo under center can get him back on track in London.

  • <p>Remember the last time Bell scored fewer than 10 fantasy points? Me neither, because it hasn't happened yet this season. He's the most consistent fantasy scorer at his position, and he's finally scoring touchdowns now, too (two in his last three games).</p> 4

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    Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Remember the last time Bell scored fewer than 10 fantasy points? Me neither, because it hasn't happened yet this season. He's the most consistent fantasy scorer at his position, and he's finally scoring touchdowns now, too (two in his last three games).

  • <p>Ryan hasn't scored more than 20 fantasy points in a week since Week 4, but if there were ever a game for him to get back on track it'd be this week against the Buccaneers. Don't forget, Ryan torched them in Week 3 for three touchdowns and 286 passing yards.</p> 3

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    Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons

    Ryan hasn't scored more than 20 fantasy points in a week since Week 4, but if there were ever a game for him to get back on track it'd be this week against the Buccaneers. Don't forget, Ryan torched them in Week 3 for three touchdowns and 286 passing yards.

  • <p>Donnell has been hit or miss since his Week 4 breakout game where he caught three touchdowns, but with so many teams on a bye our experts like Donnell's chances to find the end zone again after he got in last week against the Colts.</p> 2

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    Larry Donnell, TE, New York Giants

    Donnell has been hit or miss since his Week 4 breakout game where he caught three touchdowns, but with so many teams on a bye our experts like Donnell's chances to find the end zone again after he got in last week against the Colts.

  • <p>Daniels was targeted nine times last week, catching six of those for 53 yards. While he failed to find the end zone, volume is important at any position and Daniels should still see plenty of targets this week against the Titans.</p> 1

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    Owen Daniels, TE, Baltimore Ravens

    Daniels was targeted nine times last week, catching six of those for 53 yards. While he failed to find the end zone, volume is important at any position and Daniels should still see plenty of targets this week against the Titans.