Welcome to the Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire pickups where we give you the players to start right away, stash at the end of your bench, or stream for a week or two.
Let’s look back at Week 9 and dissect the future prospects for the disgusting fantasy football Week 10 waiver wire.
Week 10 Bye Weeks: Bengals, Patriots, Ravens, Jets
Note: Roster % based on Yahoo leagues and should hover around 55% or less
WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE PICKUPS
- Jeff Wilson Jr, RB Miami Dolphins (51% rostered)
- Greg Dulcich, TE Denver Broncos (36%)
- Mecole Hardman, WR Kansas City Chiefs (49%)
- Wan’Dale Robinson, WR New York Giants (26%)
Fresh off his trade to Miami, Jeff Wilson actually out-snapped Raheem Mostert 28 to 26. The touches were pretty much even, but Wilson’s knowledge of the Shanahan offense and previous experience with Mike McDaniel should play a huge role. Plus, Mostert has never been able to stay healthy so there’s a solid chance Wilson ends up becoming the undisputed RB1 in a top offense.
No action last week because of the bye, but if Greg Dulcich is still out there, make sure you absolutely snatch him up. One of the few bright spots in Denver, Dulcich has seen elite tight end usage and has an extremely high floor for a rookie tight end. He’s been a major factor early on and it should continue that way.
It’s wild that it’s taken Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes this long to figure out how to use Mecole Hardman. Since Week 5, Hardman ranks WR9 overall in fantasy points per game and he’s being used creatively all over the Chiefs’ offense. Whether it’s handoffs on the goal line or quick hitters underneath, Hardman has reached the end zone five times over the last three games. He gets a juicy matchup in Week 10 against the Jags and has a favorable rest-of-season schedule. Hardman and Kadarius Toney could present major matchup issues for opposing defenses.
Wan’Dale Robinson was dropped by many over the team’s bye week and rightfully so with five other teams on the bye. Robinson returns to action without Kadarius Toney and has a juicy rest-of-season schedule with Houston, Detroit, Washington x2, and Indianapolis on the horizon. It’s clear Brian Daboll felt comfortable with Robinson as the team’s WR1 after dealing Toney at the trade deadline.
- Odell Beckham Jr, WR Free Agent (22% rostered)
- Gus Edwards, RB Baltimore Ravens (50%)
- Michael Gallup, WR Dallas Cowboys (39%)
- Cole Kmet, TE Chicago Bears (23%)
- Rachaad White, RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers (34%)
- Terrace Marshall Jr., WR Carolina Panthers (6%)
- Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR Cleveland Browns (22%)
- Jaylen Warren, RB Pittsburgh Steelers (8%)
- Chuba Hubbard, RB Carolina Panthers (33%)
- Chase Edmonds, RB Denver Broncos (48%)
- Isaiah Spiller, RB LA Chargers (3%)
Despite not playing a game at all this year, and not having a team, Odell Beckham Jr is still polarizing depending on where he ends up. There’s been chatter of landing with Dallas which would be ideal, and even the Packers would be solid based on their lack of receiver depth. Regardless, if you’re in a good spot record-wise and can afford the bench stash, throw a dart here. And if you really stink, he has the highest receiver upside on this week’s waiver wire.
Kenyan Drake continues to put up points when his name is called, but it seems like John Harbaugh prefers Gus Edwards. Edwards injured his hamstring in Week 8 and his team is on a bye this week, making the running back a nice bench stash before they get the Panthers in Week 11. Edwards saw 27 carries in less than two games of action this season.
Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy did not draw up as many plays for Kadarius Toney as we thought they would with Toney only targeted twice in his debut. After magically recovering from his hamstring injury, expect the Chiefs to utilize Toney in a number of creative ways, as he’s the perfect fit in the Chiefs’ electric offense.
Michael Gallup also returns from the bye week and hopefully knocked some more rust off after failing to eclipse 50 yards receiving in a game since returning in Week 4 from an ACL injury. If the Cowboys lose out on the OBJ sweepstakes, then Gallup will be a top-three target for Dak Prescott for the remainder of the season.
With Justin Fields taking off and going nuclear, the Bears’ offense is on the up. Cole Kmet started showing flashes of what many thought he could be this year as a sleeper tight end option, but the most promise came from his red zone work where he was a top option. He may not be dead after all.
He’s not playing over Leonard Fournette quite yet, but Rachaad White is one play away from having RB1 usage in a Tom Brady-led offense. Yeah, the team has really struggled, but the potential volume would be there for the elite pass-catching rookie running back.
Catching his first touchdown this week, Terrace Marshall Jr. has been playing a high number of snaps and as the clear WR2 since Robby Anderson bitched his way out of Carolina. He came into last year with some late-round praise which didn’t pan out, but he’s shown back-to-back weeks of potential despite the team’s overall struggle.
Another WR2 for a struggling offense, Donovan Peoples-Jones has quietly shown some fantasy appeal in Cleveland. He’s got solid yardage numbers despite his low reception total, but his involvement in Cleveland’s offense has grown as of late. With Deshaun Watson returning soon, he could be a nice buy-low stash.
The Najee Harris handcuff saw a slight boost to his usage in Week 8 which probably isn’t much, but the handcuff value alone for Jaylen Warren in Pittsburgh makes him a potential steal should he get bumped up to the RB1 role.
The Panthers are going to be down on the scoreboard for the rest of the season and Chuba Hubbard will be the beneficiary — not D’Onta Foreman. Hubbard missed Week 8 and Week 9 with an ankle injury but got a limited practice session in on Monday. Hubbard could be a streamer in deeper leagues if he’s healthy.
The Broncos unshackled Chase Edmonds from Mike McDaniels’ dog house after acquiring the running back at the deadline. This running back room is a disaster, yet Edmonds has a three-down skill set that could be valuable as the team returns from its bye week. We know what Latavius Murray and Melvin Gordon are at this point.
Austin Ekeler saw 14 carries and nine targets in the Chargers’ win against the Falcons. Isaiah Spiller has zero streamability as long as Ekeler is healthy, but he did see seven carries. The Chargers are playing musical chairs behind Ekeler and it looks like Spiller is up next if Ekeler were to go down.
- Daniel Jones, QB New York Giants (41%)
- Marcus Mariota, QB Atlanta Falcons (32%)
- DeAndre Carter, WR Los Angeles Chargers (31%)
- New York Giants D/ST (6%) (Click for Week 10 DST Streamers)
- Las Vegas Raiders, D/ST (15%)
Mike Vick, err, Daniel Jones, gets a soft Texans team that’s allowed the most rushing yards per game in the NFL this season. Jones, who rushed for over 100 yards in Week 7, is coming off a bye week and should put up Konami numbers at home against the Texans.
Arthur Smith won’t dial up 35 passes for Marcus Mariota against the Panthers, yet it’s a great streaming matchup for Mariota and the Falcons’ offense. Mariota has scored 14-plus fantasy points in four of his last five games and he should score 20-plus after scoring 28 against this same defense just two weeks ago.
The Giants’ DST gets the Houston Texans next, an offense that focuses on rookie RB Damien Pierce and doesn’t produce much else.
The injuries to Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have left the Chargers’ receivers spread thin. Joshua Palmer led the way this week, while DeAndre Carter was a solid WR2 on the day. He’s the team’s starting slot guy as long as Allen is out.
The Raiders DST is bad. Really bad. Do you know what fixes that though? Playing a Sam Ehlinger-led offense that is trotting out Jeff Saturday as its interim coach. This offense looked so bad against New England, I can’t expect much from them against the Raiders.