Week 10 of the 2023 fantasy football season featured big surprises. Who were the big winners and losers? Which players received "A" and "F" grades?
Matt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft offer their analysis, and Seth Walder provides his grades. We also asked NFL Nation reporters to answer questions about what happened in the Thursday and Sunday games.
Ranking fantasy winners of Week 10
Herbert attacked the second and third levels of the Detroit defense, and Allen put on a route clinic in the Week 10 matchup. Herbert totaled 28.42 fantasy points here, throwing for 323 yards and four touchdowns, while Allen's 40.5 points led all wide receivers on Sunday. It was Allen's second 40-plus-point game this season, as he caught 11 of 14 targets for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Difference-makers who get the Packers' defense up next in Week 11. -- Bowen
2. Dallas Cowboys' passing game
Their two meetings with the New York Giants this season amounted to sheer domination, with the Cowboys winning in Week 1, 40-0, as well as this week, 49-17, with those victory margins their second and fourth largest in these teams' all-time meetings. Of greatest fantasy relevance was the continued success of Dak Prescott, whose 37.86 fantasy points were his second-best score of his career, giving him four straight games with at least 24 points. CeeDee Lamb (39.5 PPR fantasy points, his second-best total) and Brandin Cooks (32.3) were standouts as well, and heck, even Michael Gallup scored 15.0 points. While none is likely to repeat the effort, the team does have a fantasy-friendly schedule over the next month (@CAR, WSH, SEA, PHI) as Prescott and crew are clicking. -- Cockcroft
Apparently two running backs can thrive within the same backfield? Well, facing a defense as giving to the position as that of the Los Angeles Chargers helps, but Gibbs (26.2 PPR fantasy points) and Montgomery (17.6) both played significant enough roles to matter, even in future weeks against tougher opponents. Gibbs' score was his third straight of at least 26 points, and Montgomery broke off a 75-yard touchdown to demonstrate his breakaway ability in the open field. To the matchups point, there's great news for these two: They'll face the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers the next two weeks, both plus matchups. -- Cockcroft
Off the bye week, Purdy was very efficient throwing the ball in the win at Jacksonville, totaling 23.84 fantasy points, while completing 19 of 26 passes for 296 yards and three scores. And I loved the deep-ball touchdown to Kittle, who finished with 20.6 points -- on only three receptions. That was a schemed concept to beat man coverage, with Kittle working versus a linebacker on a wheel route, and Purdy making that throw from a muddy pocket. Kittle has now produced back-to-back games with 20 or more fantasy points, with the Bucs' defense on deck in Week 11. -- Bowen