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Fantasy Football: Week 10 waiver wire pickups

in Here is your first Forum Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:49 am
by aliciahuang • 6 Posts | 60 Points

NOTE: No more FAB suggested dollar amounts. As I always said, you know your league best, as leagues vary in aggressiveness. Now past the halfway point, so those were always suggestions anyway, guessing what potential budgets are left in the millions of Fantasy Football leagues would be a blindfolded dart throw after spinning in a circle 50 times and downing seven shots of tequila.

Josh McCown, NYJ (34%) - One of these days, he'll get respect. McCown is a Top 10 quarterback and is averaging 22.7 FPPG over his last five starts. The Buccaneers defense is on tap? Sign me up.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, TB (1%) - Jameis Winston is out for at least the next two weeks, providing value to his receivers and Fantasy owners of those receivers. Plus, and the Buccaneers have a decent matchup with the Jets at home. Fitzpatrick has several productive seasons on his résumé,Womens Blair Walsh Jersey, he and Cameron Brate both went to Harvard. /sarcasm

Andy Dalton, A.J. Green isn't suspended for going full UFC on Jalen Ramsey, CIN (57%) - Somehow, which provides Dalton with streaming value against the Titans

LAST CHANCE: Kenyan Drake (53%) - Assumption validated. Drake is clearly the better running back as expected and even saw plenty of passing game work. Drake won't see quite the Jay Ajayi workload,Womens Luke Joeckel Jersey, particularly in PPR leagues, but he's the lead for the Dolphins and already in the RB2 conversation. Damien Williams (33%) is still worth grabbing, as he can provide matchup value and is the clear backup if Drake were to get hurt.

Alfred Morris and Rod Smith, DAL (58%, if either is out there,Womens Chris Carson Jersey, 8%) - Don't go dropping Morris and Smith yet. This Ezekiel Elliott nonsense is far from over. In fact, the smart move is to grab one or both as a precaution.

Matt Forte, NYJ (42%) - The Jets continue to use Forte, and it continues to work… for now. Forte isn't going to score every week… maybe even ever again… but he's the lead option for the Jets when healthy and a RB3 in most leagues.

Chris Ivory, Ivory has shown that he can handle being the lead running back for the Jaguars if called upon. Don't forget that even before the benching,Authentic Terence Garvin Jersey, JAX (32%) - Even with Leonard Fournette back this week, Fournette missed a game to injury and has dealt with foot issues since his LSU days.

Devontae Booker, DEN (4%) - Booker has been in the "For the Future" section for some time, and C.J. Anderson has disappeared the past few games. Add in Anderson suffering a minor injury and Booker could become the lead rather soon.

Marlon Mack, IND (49%) - Frank Gore is still churning along somehow, keeping Mack's breakout at bay. Mack still looks more effective though and is worth a bench stash.

Matt Breida, but I am still concerned that the 49ers start looking to the future and give Breida more work down the stretch. Even if not, SF (9%) - Carlos Hyde is the better talent, Hyde is as injury prone as they come.

Thomas Rawls, SEA (13%) - This is only if you are desperate and need a running back this week. Rawls had his chance to be "the only option" before and failed. C.J. Prosise could return as well, thereby keeping this backfield in committee mode.

Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead, NE (51%, as Mike Gillislee and Lewis himself are proof of what owning a Patriots running back will do to your health. Once again, 8%) - Both deserve to be in the "Don't" section, James White in a PPR league is the only trustworthy Patriots running back, but if needy and all that… plus, I know numerous people aren't going to listen to me anyway.

Danny Woodhead, BAL (27%) - Woodhead is close to a return and once he is, or snaps, Woodhead will step into the pass-catching role. Woodhead regularly provided RB2 value in PPR and even Non-PPR given his ability. The only question is how many games, will he be healthy.

FOR THE FUTURE: D'Onta Foreman, HOU; Matt Breida, LAR; Austin Ekeler, SF; Malcolm Brown, LAC - Grab your handcuffs with byes coming to a close… especially Ekeler behind Melvin Gordon and that toe!

DON'T: Corey Clement, PHI (1%) - The game was out of control and Clement is third in line behind Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount.

LAST CHANCE: Jeremy Maclin, so I want to make sure he's not sitting out there in your league. Even while missing time, BAL (62%) - Maclin barely crosses the 60 percent threshold, Maclin is still in the Top 50 and has 20.1 Non-PPR points in the last two games.

Corey Davis, TEN (45%) - Davis saw his highest workload yet, and it's going to get better Fantasy wise. Davis is supremely talented. Don't let him sit on waivers for another week.

Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, LAR (34%, but he's the No. 2 option in an explosive offense (yea, 55%) - It's safe to assume that Woods' ownership will rocket and pass Kupp's. Womens Terence Garvin Jersey,Woods scored his first two touchdowns of the season but has been the Rams best receiver since Week 5. Kupp was quiet against the Giants and hasn't topped 60 yards since Week 1, I just said that about the Rams) and is still seeing red zone targets.

Robby Anderson, NYJ (54%) - Anderson is WR13. Thirteen! And has a touchdown in three straight games.

Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns and Dede Westbrook, 43%, JAX (37%,Authentic Blair Walsh Jersey,Authentic Sheldon Richardson Jersey, 28%) - Lee now has three straight good games and looks healthy. Hurns is as boom-or-bust as ever. Westbrook is the most complete receiver and has the talent to push for the top spot, but he may only become the Jaguars No. 2 option this year… but that's not terrible news for a waiver flier. (Hurns and Westbrook both rank behind Jordan Matthews below for waiver priority.)

Josh Doctson, WSH (29%) - Terrelle Pryor is toast and Jamison Crowder can't stay on the field. Doctson is the Redskins top receiver.

Jordan Matthews, but Benjamin could also soften the coverage/attention to Matthews. Either way, BUF (28%) - Kelvin Benjamin's arrival could hurt Matthews' potential in an offense with limited passing,Authentic Tre Madden Jersey,Authentic Luke Joeckel Jersey, Matthews shouldn't have an ownership this low.

Danny Amendola, NE (49%) - This is a PPR grab and if Chris Hogan is out for Week 10.

Marquise Goodwin, SF (12%) - Goodwin is now the 49ers top receiver with Pierre Garcon done for the years. While he is extremely volatile (eight targets, 68 yards),Womens Sheldon Richardson Jersey, two catches, Goodwin will have some nice games and even more value once Jimmy Garoppolo takes over at quarterback.

Terrance Williams, DAL (10%) - Williams is a pure matchup play when Dez Bryant is healthy, if he misses time,Womens Tre Madden Jersey, but Bryant is dealing with knee and ankle injuries and will command the Falcons attention. Speaking of Bryant, grab Cole Beasley, who saw his PPR points jump from 10.7 to 16.5 per game last year without Bryant.

Taylor Gabriel, and the sky is blue and water is wet. If Jones were to miss time… again… Gabriel would go from boom/bust gadget guy to startable as a WR4. Don't forget about Mohamed Sanu either, ATL (14%) - Julio Jones is dealing with a "lower body" injury,Authentic Mark Glowinski Jersey, who is somehow still only 65 percent owned.

Curtis Samuel, but for now and the bye weeks, CAR (9%) - It's clear that the Panthers plan to use Samuel as the second receiving option with Samuel seeing the third most targets behind Devin Funchess and Christian McCaffrey. Greg Olsen returns soon (more on him… soon), Samuel can have deep league value.

Adam Humphries, TB (4%) - With Mike Evans suspended for Week 10, Humphries becomes a decent flier. Humphries had four straight games with at least 51 yards earlier this year and will be the Buccaneers No. 2 against the Jets.

Dontrelle Inman, the Bears picked up Inman, CHI (1%) - As mentioned last week, and he can become their top receiver just as he was for the Chargers down the stretch last year.

FOR THE FUTURE: Corey Coleman, CIN (12%, CLE and John Ross, 3%) - Both of these receivers have plenty of talent and are getting healthy.

DON'T: Josh Gordon, CLE (35%) - That is, and you're not going to put him in the lineup with the playoffs on the line, don't if you are trying to stash him for your team. Gordon can't play until Week 13, or even in the playoffs given your other options that got you there. The only reason that you pick up Gordon is to trade him. When I see people asking about deals with Stefon Diggs for Gordon, it's clear that people are still drunk on his 2013 season.

LAST CHANCE: Vernon Davis, WSH (60%) - I said Davis might end up here last week, here he is. Even if Jordan Reed returns to the field, and by golly, it's a ticking clock until he's off of it again,Womens Mark Glowinski Jersey, and Davis was providing some value even during the few times when Reed was healthy.

Greg Olsen, CAR (50%) - Reminder: Olsen is two weeks away and would be a Top 5 tight end as soon as he's ready.

Tyler Kroft, CIN (41%) - Kroft's only double-digit games came with touchdowns (PPR scoring) but he does have 7.8, 9.6 and 9.9 in his other three games since Week 4's outburst. You could do worse.

Garrett Celek, SF (0%) - George Kittle is already out for Week 10 (ankle), leaving Celek at the No. 1 tight end for the 49ers. Guess who they face this week? The Giants. I'm pretty sure I don't need to explain why a tight end facing the Giants is a strong play at this point.

Ben Watson, BAL (17%) - Watson just keeps quietly producing with at least 8.6 PPR points in all but one game since Week 2.

Charles Clay, BUF (12%) - As with Olsen, Clay is set to return soon - maybe even this week - and had three 15-plus point games (PPR) in the first four weeks before getting hurt in Week 5.

DON'T: Julius Thomas, MIA (15%) - Thomas had a huge Week 9, but it was his first touchdown since Week 10 last year and his first game with 80-plus yards since Week 12… 2015.

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