Waiver Wire Targets For Week 10
We got through the worse of the bye weeks after losing six teams in Week 9 but with the Ravens, Patriots, Bengals, and Jets all out for Week 10, the waiver wire will be needed to fill in the blanks for your fantasy teams. Injuries may also take center stage heading into Week 10 too. Bills quarterback Josh Allen is dealing with a UCL injury in his throwing arm so you may need a backup option there. And you should always be on high alert for players that have hit the waiver wire via drops from other teams.
But let’s get into this week’s options for potential waiver wire targets heading into Week 10…
*Roster percentages via NFL Fantasy
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF – 35.5% Rostered
Garoppolo may not jump off the page as a must-have but he has been pretty steady over the last couple of weeks. Averaging 15.4 fantasy points per game this season, He averaged nearly 17 fantasy points per game over the previous three weeks. Factor in the shiny new addition of Christian McCaffrey to the offense with what they already have, even if you need him for a one-week rental, he might be a good option for you.
Tyler Allgeier, RB, ATL – 32.6% Rostered
It was good to see that even after Cordarelle Patterson returned to active status in Week 9 that rookie running back Tyler Allgeier was still involved in the offense. The Falcons lean heavily on the run which allowed Tyler Allgeier to carve out a nice role for himself, getting 10 carries for 99 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 9. Allgeier had a 37% snap share to Patterson’s 39% snap share (10-13 carries). Patterson did get the touchdown dives so that’s something to keep in mind.
Jeff Wilson, RB, MIA – 38.6% Rostered
There was some thought that the Miami backfield could be split between Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson after the latter was traded by the NFL trade deadline but I didn’t think it would happen right away. Right after putting on his Dolphins jersey, Wilson and Mostert split snaps (49% to 47%) and totaled 72 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. If the split should continue, Wilson is worth adding to running back needy teams if he’s available on your waiver wire.
Russell Wilson, QB, DEN – 46.6% Rostered
Now I know what you’re thinking. “Russell Wilson, really?”… But hear me out. Wilson didn’t look bad before the bye against the Jaguars overseas throwing for 8.4 y/a on 30 attempts. Now coming back from the bye week, Russell Wilson takes on three upcoming teams that rank inside the top 15 in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks in the Titans, Raiders, and Panthers. Wilson is averaging nearly 14 fantasy points per game so far but with easier opponents on the schedule, this might be exactly what Wilson and fantasy managers need.
Greg Dulcich, TE, DEN – 6.5% Rostered
For a player who’s given fantasy managers at least 11 fantasy points or better since being put in the lineup for the Denver Broncos, it’s a wonder why he’s still readily available. The rookie tight end has had 12.4, 11.1, and 12.7 fantasy point performances over the last three weeks. If you’re looking for a tight end, you may need to add this guy to your roster.
Deshaun Watson, QB, CLE – 41.6% Rostered
If you’ve been lurking on the waiver wire, ready to pounce on Watson, this might be the time to make the move as we approach the double-digit weeks of the fantasy season. Watson is slated to return in Week 13 against the Houston Texans (because the NFL totally didn’t have a hand in that one) so this might be the perfect time to stash him on your benches. Get ahead of the game with this move.
Kenyan Drake, RB, BAL – 36.1% Rostered
This has more to do about securing the direct handcuff for Gus Edwards as opposed to what Drake did against the Saints in Week 9 with his two-touchdown performance. Head coach John Harbaugh has already come out and said that he expected Gus Edwards to return as the starter for Week 11 after the team’s bye week. But should something happen to Edwards that causes him to miss time, Drake would be the direct beneficiary over Justice Hill. If you already have Gus Edwards on your roster, getting Drake as a handcuff will lock up that backfield for you.
Josh Palmer, WR, LAC – 35.5% Rostered
I guess some of you guys like learning the hard way. If you listened and went and picked up Palmer last week before his 100-yard game against the Falcons, then you are on the right path. If not and you’re scrambling for a wide receiver, shame on you. Palmer led all Chargers wide receivers in targets in Week 9 with 10 and cracked over 100 yards (106 yards). With Mike Williams returning in a couple more weeks away and Keenan Allen still dealing with that nagging hamstring injury, Palmer will be in the driver’s seat for work as a reliable target for Justin Herbert.