2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire: Curtis Samuel, JD McKissic, Jakobi Meyers Top Waiver Targets - Roto Street Journal
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2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire: Curtis Samuel, JD McKissic, Jakobi Meyers Top Waiver Targets

Welcome to the Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire: Start, Stash, and Stream, where we breakdown the fantasy free agent landscape and give you the best picks for the short and long haul.

We have our three groups of ‘starts’ ‘stashes’, and ‘streams.’ The starts can be inserted into your lineup immediately, the stash guys add depth to the end of your bench and can provide longer-term benefits, and the streamers are generally D/ST’s and QBs that are matchup dependent.

Let’s look back at Week 9 and see our future prospects for the Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire.

Week 10 bye weeks: Falcons, Cowboys, Chiefs, Jets

Note: Ownership % based on Yahoo and must be under 50% owned

START

  1. Curtis Samuel, WR Carolina Panthers (30% owned)
  2. JD McKissic, RB Washington Football Team (24% owned)
  3. Jakobi Meyers, WR New England Patriots (12% owned)
  4. Duke Johnson, RB Houston Texans (16% owned)
  5. Allen Lazard, WR Green Bay Packers (34% owned)

It took some time, but the Panthers seem to have figured out that Curtis Samuel can actually be a weapon in their offense. He played a season-high 60 snaps (71% of the teams total) and led the Panthers with 105 yards and a score. Only Christian McCaffrey caught more passes, and he’s figured to miss time again after injuring his shoulder. Samuel is such a weapon in both the receiving and rushing game, and he’s climbing the target share numbers now that Bridgewater refuses to throw it to DJ Moore.

While Antonio Gibson got the start, JD McKissic was featured way more in the team’s offense, out-snapping Gibson 45 to 25. McKissic finished with minimal impact on the ground with 17 yards, but his 14 targets led the team, catching nine of those for 65 yards. Alex Smith came into the game once Kyle Allen was lost with to injury, so Smith appears to have the starting gig for the time being. Dump off city.

With the injuries to Julian Edelman and N’Keal Harry, Jakobi Meyers has turned into a target hog for Cam Newton in New England’s offense. Leading the team with 14 targets on MNF and putting up a career-high 12 receptions for 169 yards, it’s clear he’s earned Cam’s trust. With Baltimore on deck, the Patriots will all but guaranteed to be behind in the game, resulting in a bevy of targets for Meyers moving forward.

Starting RB David Johnson left Houston’s game early in Week 9 which thrust Duke Johnson into the lead role. Despite his talent, he’s never been given a feature role, so this was Duke’s time to shine and he finished with 16-41-1 rushing and 4-32 receiving. If David Johnson misses time with his concussion, Duke is a must-start in a featured role for a team that feeds their RB1 heavily.

Due back from a lengthy surgery recovery, Allen Lazard will be a welcomed addition to Green Bay’s receiving core that’s been needing a strong WR2 for Aaron Rodgers. Lazard had been playing great and had full trust from the QB. Should Lazard return like he’s scheduled to, a matchup with Jacksonville’s ‘defense’ would be great.

STASH

  1. Jordan Wilkins, RB Indianapolis Colts (25% owned)
  2. Tim Patrick, WR Denver Broncos (21% owned)
  3. Darnell Mooney, WR Chicago Bears (14% owned)
  4. Joshua Kelley, RB Los Angeles Chargers (42% owned)
  5. Nelson Agholor, WR Las Vegas Raiders (24% owned)
  6. Breshad Perriman, WR New York Jets (7% owned)
  7. KJ Hamler, WR Denver Broncos (2% owned)
  8. Travis Homer, RB Seattle Seahawks (1% owned)

The Colts backfield is beyond gross. For some reason though, the team loves having Jordan Wilkins out there as the lead back, especially after a costly fumble-six from Jonathan Taylor. Snaps went 23, 23, 21 for Wilkins, Hines, and Taylor respectively. Taylor’s fantasy stock is dropping by the week.

While Jerry Jeudy flashed his big potential with a career day last week, don’t forget about Tim Patrick on the other side. His nine targets on the day resulted in 4-29-1 and he’s been a consistent weapon for Lock and Denver’s offense this year when healthy.

For all the Bears’ offensive struggles, Darnell Mooney is starting to find a role. He drew a team-high 11 targets and finished with 5-43 on the day. He has big-play upside as he’s been able to get behind the secondary numerous times, but Nick Foles just can’t get him the ball as frequently as we’d like.

Once Joshua Jackson went down with a knee injury three snaps into the game, Joshua Kelley became much more serviceable in the Chargers offense. LA won’t give him lead back duties, but Kelley still played 43 of 79 snaps while 14 touches on the day. His receiving work makes him fantasy relevant and he should have more value should Jackson miss time and Ekeler continues to recover from his own injury.

The touchdown machine rolls on. Nelson Agholor has seemingly replaced Henry Ruggs as the team’s deep threat snagging four touchdowns in his last five games. When Carr isn’t throwing to Waller, Agholor remains one of the better options available. His floor is low, due to a small target share, making him a true boom or bust touchdown-dependent guy.

Finally healthy and playing with Joe Flacco who’s known for chucking the ball deep, Breshad Perriman tore up the Gilmore-less Patriots’ secondary in Week 9. He looked like 2019 Perriman, getting loose downfield and catching 5 of 7 targets for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Better yet, he gets Seattle in Week 14 (easiest vs WRs) and Cleveland in Week 16 (4th easiest) in the fantasy playoffs.

After his game-winning touchdown in Week 8, KJ Hamler played a solid role out of the slot for Denver. Six catches for 75 yards on 10 targets as the Broncos were forced to throw and play catch up with the Falcons. A healthy Hamler is great for Denver’s offense and brings the best out of Drew Lock. Next week they get a nice matchup with the Raiders.

With all the injuries to Seattle’s RBs, the return of Travis Homer was a welcomed sight. While DJ Dallas started, Homer out-snapped him 31-20 and caught 3 balls for 64 yards and added an additional 6 carries. Carson should return next week, but if he’s out again, then Homer would have value playing a bigger role in Week 10.

STREAM

  1. Wayne Gallman, RB New York Giants (25% owned)
  2. Tua Tagovailoa, QB Miami Dolphins (24% owned)
  3. New Orleans Saints D/ST (47% owned)
  4. Kalen Ballage, RB Los Angeles Chargers (1% owned)
  5. Baker Mayfield, QB Cleveland Browns (33% owned)
  6. Danny Amendola, WR Detroit Lions (2% owned)
  7. Richie James, WR San Francisco 49ers (2% owned)
  8. Jordan Howard, RB Miami Dolphins (34% owned)

Should Devonta Freeman miss another game, Wayne Gallman has shown he’s been quite serviceable as the RB1 in New York, tallying three straight double-digit games with a score in all three.

The rookie looked very good in his second career start when Tua Tagovailoa went toe to toe with Kyler Murray. Tua racked up 248 passing yards and 2 scores, while adding 35 yards on the ground. The former Crimson Tide QB could fill in for those dealing with Week 10 QB bye weeks, especially against the Chargers defense.

The Saints defense just shut down Brady and the Bucs on SNF, and now they get Nick Mullens coming to the dome for Week 10. The 49ers are dealing with so many injuries on offense.

For some reason, the Chargers decided to roll with Kalen Ballage as the lead back fresh off the practice squad promotion. Once Jackson went down, the team fed Ballage a 15-69-1 rushing line. Should Jackson miss Week 10, Ballage could definitely be a stream play at the RB spot.

Contingent on making sure he actually plays this week and stays off the COVID list, Baker Mayfield would have a great matchup at home against a terrible Texans defense. They just gave up 20 fantasy points to a creature named Jake Luton so I think close to anyone could produce a solid fantasy day against them.

Danny Amendola was a huge benefactor of Kenny Golladay missing time with his hip injury. Amendola leads the team with a 7-77 line on 10 targets.

Richie James came out of nowhere on Thursday night and put up a monster game with 9-184-1 on 13 targets. The team has practically no skill weapons left after injury and James was drawing the eye of Mullens all night.

Jordan Howard put up his patented gross stat line of 10 rushes for 19 yards, but he did what he does best and punched in a goal-line touchdown. However, he’s touchdown dependent and offers no value if he’s not on the goal line. You just gotta pray he ends up getting there.

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