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."
Buy: PHILIP RIVERS
San Diego Chargers' Philip Rivers completed 12-of-23 passes for 138 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in his team's Week 9 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Cramer says that trade for Rivers now while his stock is down.
Despite one of Rivers' worst performances in his pro career, Cramer says this week, when Rivers and the Chargers are on bye, is an opportunity for fantasy owners. "He's on bye so no one wants him, he's absolutely the way to go because I just don't think he can be, after the bye week, as bad as he was."
Buy: CARSON PALMER
Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer completed 22-of-34 passes for 249 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in his team's Week 9 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Cramer believes a lot of fantasy owners have Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer all wrong right now. "A lot of people are trading Palmer because they think there's just better fish to fry. I happen to be a big Palmer fan."
Hold: ANDY DALTON
Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton completed 19-of-31 passes for 233 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in his team's Week 9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"Dalton is always a mystery to me. He's just a total mystery."
Hold: MARK SANCHEZ
Philadelphia Eagles' Mark Sanchez completed 15-of-22 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in his team's Week 9 win at Houston. He played for the first time after starter Nick Foles was hurt in the second quarter against the Texans.
"Sanchez is a hold until I see more. Why do I say that? Because when you come in and you're Sanchez and you're going up against that Panthers defense -- Sean McDermott is the coach of the Panthers defense, fired from the Eagles. Be careful, they're very well-rested. They played Thursday, now they're playing Monday night. Total trap game for the Eagles. So let's be careful, Sanchez."
Sell: TEDDY BRIDGEWATER
Minnesota Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater completed 26-of-42 passes for 268 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in his team's Week 9 win over the Washington Redskins.
"Bridgewater is still a sell -- a lot of people think he's going to start getting some momentum. Unless Adrian Peterson comes back, you don't want to touch Bridgewater."