The Week 10 fantasy football waivers may be slim, but Jeff Wilson raised our eyebrows with the Dolphins, Terrace Marshall continues to make noise for Carolina, and a few deeper options piqued our interest. As we reach the stretch race, let’s find more help in chasing those fantasy football championships.
- Players must be under 60% registered on Yahoo
- Listing In order of preference — I will often prioritize upside potential over immediate intermediate production
- No FAB suggestions: this varies wildly with league trends and always relative (ex: if you lost your RB1 to injury and there is a clear save you are going to be more aggressive)
- QB and TE streaming are put together– their ranking might change slightly once the projections/rankings are run, and DST might change a bit too
- 😤 = I Tryed to Tell Ya — players included for several weeks (not much to add if you don’t want them)
- 🧐 = Check if Dropped — players whose managers may have cut for other needs or were impatient
More DUCKS 🦆 (1-5) = No more worry (woo-hoo!)
Egg 🥚 = 1/2… or about to give birth to a new worried duck
- Tom Brady, QB, TB 🦆🦆🦆🦆 – Brady has just one game with 17.7 points, and that was his only game with more than one touchdown. Chris Godwin’s availability has kept Brady out for a while, but at this point Brady, the Buccaneers offense, offensive line and almost everything in Tampa Bay are more than a disappointment.
- Najee Harris, RB, PIT 🦆🦆🦆🥚🥚 – More on Jaylen Warren below, but Harris’ injury at Lisfranc seems to have sapped his shine, and the offensive line isn’t helping matters. Unless Harris looks rejuvenated after an extended rest, this year looks like a wasted season. If Harris doesn’t look better this week, Infinity Duck is waiting for next week.
- Raheem Mostert, RB, MIA 🦆🦆🥚 – In Jeff Wilson’s first game with the Dolphins, he saw more opportunities than Mostert. It was extremely close, but Mostert offered marginal RB1 value with little competition for touches, and now he’s in a nearly even split. Mostert should still hold RB2 value in this work-sharing offense.
- Leonard Fournette, RB, TB 🦆🦆🦆🦆 – Last year, Fournette only had five games without a Goal-to-Go rush attempt and that was the same number of games in which he had more than 2 G2G attempts. This year, not only is Rachaad White eating into his snaps, Fournette already has five games without a G2G attempt. The offense and the line are in trouble this year, and so is Fournette.
- Gabriel Davis, WR, BUF 🦆🦆 “Whether you loved or hated Davis, you were right. The truth is, Davis was never more than this Davis: touchdown dependent. Davis has no more than four receptions in a game, which happened once (Week 1). His three big games have come with touchdowns, and the others are all 5.2 points or less. Davis is just DeSean Jackson in his heyday, and that’s okay.
- Deebo Samuel, WR, SF 🦆🦆🦆 – Samuel already had concerns about dwindling rushing opportunities, and now with Christian McCaffrey all-out in San Francisco, Samuel is just a WR2. He hasn’t rushed more than twice since Week 3 and has rebounded between 2 and 7 receptions in those four games.
BYE : BAL, CIN, NE, NYJ
RANKING OF NEIGHBORHOODS IN STREAMING
If you are in need
WAIVER WIRE RETURNING TO THE RANKS
- Jeff Wilson, MIA — 🧐 As mentioned, Wilson has seen more work than Mostert (by a hair). Mostert isn’t going away, and we’re probably looking at a 2022 version of the Denver Broncos from last season where we can start both running backs as RB2 with RB1 on the inside.
- Gus Edwards, BAL – 😤 The Ravens have their bye, which increases Edwards’ chances of returning in Week 11, and we saw his Top 20 ability in his only start. Edwards is in the lead when healthy. The Kenyan Drake settles in here while Edwards is away, but again Edwards looks set to return after the goodbye.
- Rachaad White, TB — No, I don’t think White will take Leonard Fournette’s job, but he’s pushing for a 50/50 split.
- Chuba Hubbard, RCA – As mentioned last week, D’Onta Foreman loses work when the Panthers are down, seeing only 37.5% snaps in 2nd/3rd and long situations after 40.9% in Week 8. Hubbard is going to be involved – when healthy – which hurts Foreman more than it helps Hubbard, but it makes Hubbard interesting to hide for teams in need.
- Latavius Murray, DEN – With Chase Edmonds involved, it turns into an ugly committee, but Murray had been the main option before the bye. Edmonds likely sees the longtime role with a mix-up in the passing game, but that offense is broken and three options make it arguably worse than the Commanders backfield.
- Jaylen Warren, PIT – The Steelers’ first game out of their bye will speak to Harris’ prospects for 2022. If Harris is still progressing, the Steelers could easily look to 2023, when he’s 100%, and use Warren more this season, even as a leading ball carrier.
- Isiah Pacheco, KC – I want nothing to do with this committee – it’s just the Commanders with better offense/team – but in the weeks we expect a Chiefs blowout, Pacheco could be an RB3 with an upside down touchdown . And if someone got hurt and pushed that to two options, Pacheco would be usable.
- Elijah Mitchell, SF – 🧐 Designated for the return, and with the departure of Wilson, Mitchell is one of the first substitutes who has already displayed Top 10 value.
- Isaiah Spiller, BAC – I’ve been here for a few weeks as Spiller is next behind Austin Ekeler with Top 20 value should anything happen.
- Kyren Williams, LAR – Cam Akers is back, and as it is, I don’t want anything to do with this team outside of Cooper Kupp. That said, the running back who could turn things around and eventually get us RB2 value is one Sean McVay loves.
- Kenneth Gainwell, PHI – As seen last week, Gainwell has some value in projected blowout plays.
- Zack Moss and Jordan Wilkins, IND –If Deon Jackson runs out of time and Jonathan Taylor doesn’t return (and the Colts considering the draft could mean Taylor never returns), Moss and Wilkins are next. Wilkins knows the team and immediately passed Phillip Lindsay, who just signed last week, but the Colts traded for Moss, which made the situation a little murky. We’re probably headed to a timeshare unless Jackson’s not running out of time.
BACKUPS and/or LONG TERM STORE
(Ranked up if starter)
- Elijah Mitchell, SF
- Khalil Herbert, CHI
- Alexander Mattison, MIN
- Samaje Perine, CIN
- Rachaad White, TB
- Jaylen Warren, PIT
- Kenyan Drake, BAL
- Isaiah Spiller, BAC
- Eno Benjamin, ARI
- Zamir Blanc, LV
- Deon Jackson, IND
- Boston Scott, PHI
- Matt Breida, NYG
- Dontrell Hilliard, TEN
- Travis Homer, AES
ROWS OF WAIVER WIRE WIDE RECEIVERS
- DeAndre Carter, LAC – Until Keenan Allen returns, Carter is the starting receiver and first-two option for Justin Herbert, putting Carter in the WR3/4 conversation. Once Allen comes back, Carter is almost droppable, and definitely once Allen and Mike Williams are back.
- Wan’Dale Robinson, NYG — 😤 Dropped by too many during the Giants bye, Robinson is a favorite of Brian Daboll and Daniel Jones.
- Michael Gallup, DAL – 🧐 Hope of Gallup turning into WR2 with Dak Prescott is lost, but coming out of the bye, Gallup and Prescott being back at 100% and working together can put Gallup back in usable range (WR4 with potential WR3 at the ‘towards).
- Terrace Marshal, RCA – 😤 Over the past three weeks, Marshall is tied for 28th in TmTGT% (20.7 – ahead of Tee Higgins), 33rd in TmAirYard% (27.3 – ahead of Jaylen Waddle) with 1.90 yards per throw ( alongside Amon-Ra St. Brown) and 19.0 YD/REC — higher than Stefon Diggs. No, I’m not saying Marshall belongs in the conversation with those names (averaging 9.2 FPPG, which would be good for WR39), but it gives you an idea of his recent use. Again, Marshall was an excellent NFL prospect who needed to perfect his route and technique and is taking advantage of his opportunity with the departure of Robbie Anderson.
- Kadarius Toney, K.C. – Toney had limited work in his opener against the Chiefs, but Andy Reid said they have plans for his ability, and he could reach third behind Travis Kelce and JuJu Smith-Schuster. If so, he would be a high cap weekly WR4.
- Jahan Dotson, WSH — 😤
- Treylon Burks, RTE — 😤
- Darius Slayton, NYG “Slayton was here last week hiding if you had room during the bye. He’s been one of the first two options for Jones with three of his last four starting worthy games in 12-team leagues.
- Alec Pierce, IND – Week 9 was a duck shit fest, but Pierce is still the Colts’ No. 2 wide receiver, and maybe Jeff Saturday has high school trick plays to trigger that offense.
- Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE – DPJ is oddly much better than Amari Cooper on the road, and the Browns are heading to Miami out of their bye.
- Christian Watson, UK – Romeo Doubs is out 4-6 weeks and Sammy Watkins continues to fail with his opportunities. Watson has a high ceiling on his abilities, and now he has the chance to push for a starting role.
- Nico Collins, HOU – Only here, in case Brandin Cooks pulls a 2021 Michael Thomas and never returns. Collins could be a usable WR4 in the boom/bust area when healthy.
- Zay Jones, JAX – Essentially the Jaguars version of Jakobi Meyers with a little more inconsistency.
MEH 😒 NO THANKS
- Mecole Hardman, KC – With Kadarius Toney in the mix, the receivers are almost as messy as the running backs…well, at least there’s a clear lead with JuJu Smith-Schuster. Hardman had a great week, but he finished fourth in Route % (57.7) and alternated value with Marquez Valdes-Scantling this year.
- Chris Moore, HOU – Even though Brandin Cooks is out the rest of the season, Nico Collins is returning – soon? – and it’s the Texans’ offense.
UNBREAK MY HEART ❤️
- Odell Beckham, FA ❤️❤️❤️ – According to reports, Beckham wasn’t ready until mid-December but now the report says he will be cleared this week. That might not mean he’s active for a few weeks, but it’s time to hide his potential WR3/4 value over time…even if he won’t unblock me on Twitter. I would put Beckham alongside Burks.
TIGHT ENDS OF WAIVER WIRE
If you are in need
DST RANKING IN STREAMING
- NO to the PIT
- LAR versus ARI
- NYG vs. HOU
- DEN to TEN
- BT versus IND
- RTE versus DEN
- ARI to LAR
- PIT versus NO
- NO against LAR
- LAR to NO
- DEN versus LV
- NYJ to NE
- NYG vs. DET
- WSH to HOU
- TEN at GB
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