NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- With numerous quarterbacks out in week 10 of the NFL season due to injuries and bye weeks, it's a crucial week to make sure your fantasy team is adequately prepared, according to Jim Cramer.
With the Indianapolis Colts (6-3) on bye, many fantasy owners will be without quarterback Andrew Luck. His absence will cause a lot of upsets this week, Cramer says. With the New England Patriots (7-2), San Diego Chargers (5-4) and Washington Redskins (3-6) also on bye, that will mean big players like Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Robert Griffin III will all be out as well. Adding Philadelphia Eagles (6-2) quarterback Nick Foles and Dallas Cowboys (6-3) quarterback Tony Romo to the mix, who are both out for injuries, Cramer recommends looking for quarterbacks who will be on their own turf.
Cramer, crediting Rotoworld senior football editor Evan Silva, FantasyGuru's John Hansen and ESPN's Adam Schefter and Matthew Berry for keeping him in top fantasy shape, says he likes all of the quarterbacks playing at home this week -- especially New Orleans Saints' (4-4) Drew Brees. Cramer says it's all about sticking with the quarterbacks who've proven themselves. He explains that none of the quarterbacks who have struggled have gotten much better as the season's gone on, with the exception of Pittsburgh Steelers' (6-3) Ben Roethlisberger, who's been able to improve as he's gotten more targets.
So what does it all mean for fantasy football owners? Which quarterbacks should you buy, sell and hold this week? Check out which QBs would be in Jim Cramer's ideal portfolio in Week Ten.
Buy: DREW BREES
New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees threw for 297 yards and a touchdown and ran for an additional score in last Thursday's win over the Carolina Panthers.
Cramer says while he still wants Peyton Manning more than any other quarterback, and Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are also big buys on his list, this week will be all about Drew Brees.
Now that the New Orleans Saints will be back in the Superdome, "It's going to be a Brees week," he said. "I think Brees is going to have the biggest week out of everybody."