Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles
Week 10 of the NFL season has 4 teams off on a “Bye”. We did not have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 9, thankfully, so it will be the teams on the “Bye’ that could hurt fantasy football owners the most in Week 10.
Week 10 Byes: Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Oakland.
Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks
CHI QB Jay Cutler ( at Tampa Bay )- The injury to QB B Hoyer gave the starting gig to Cutler for the rest of 2016. Cutler has weapons and a very nice match up in Week 10.
BALT QB Joe Flacco ( vs CLEV )- Nice match up vs Cleveland in Week 10.
PHIL QB C Wentz ( vs ATL )- QB Wentz hasn’t been playing particularly well of late, but even Wentz can have a good game vs the Falcons horrific defense.
Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs
GB RB James Starks ( at TENN)- The Packers haven’t had much of a running game in weeks, and sorely need RB Starks in their offense. Get him while you can. Only owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues.
TB RB Doug Martin ( vs CHI )- Doug Martin (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.
JACK RB Chris Ivory (vs HOU )– Just when you think the Jags have decided on a running back ( one week it is RB Yeldon, the next is RB Ivory), they switch it up on us. There aren’t a lot of new options for waiver wire RBs and Ivory did have 18 carries Week 9 for 107 yards, 5th best in the NFL in Week 10. Only owned in 33% of Yahoo leagues.
NO RB Tim Hightower ( vs DEN )- Tough match up but still available in 54% of Yahoo leagues.
WASH RB Rob Kelley ( vs MINN)- HC Gruden considers Rob Kelley the Washington starting running back coming off the team’s bye week. Kelley should get the “bulk” of the carries, and that Matt Jones will “have to earn his way back.”
Other possible RB candidates- SF RB DuJuan Harris ( at ARI)-
DEN RB Kapri Bibbs ( at NO)-
NYG RB Paul Perkins ( vs CINN)-
TB RB Peyton Barber ( vs CHI )- Generated 31 yards on 11 carries and caught 4/5 targets for 24 yards in Week 9. Note: The Bucs lost RB Antone Smith for the season Week 9.
deeper leagues OAK RBs Jaelen Richard ( Bye Week )-
Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers
PIT WR Eli Rogers ( vs DAL)- Calling WRs Wheaton and Coates “disappointments in 2016″ is an under-statement. WR Eli Rogers is healthy now and caught 6/10 targets for 103 yards in the Steelers’ Week 9 loss to the Ravens.
KC WR Tyreek Hill ( at CAR )- WR Jeremy Maclin left Week 9 with an injury and Chiefs HC coach Andy Reid called Jeremy Maclin (groin) day to day, but admitted he could miss more time. That means lots of targets for WR Hill and TE Kelce.
ARI WR JJ Nelson ( vs SF)- 19 targets and 2 TDs in the past 2 weeks!
JACK WR Marqise Lee (vs HOU)- Brutal match up in Week 10 but WR Allen Hurns is in the league’s concussion protocol and QB Blake Bortles has preferred WR Lee all season so far.
TENN WR Rishard Matthews ( vs GB)- With TE D Walker injured, WR Matthews stepped up Week 9 and caught 6/10 targets for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Titans’ Week 9 loss to the Chargers.
Also consider NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( vs CINN)- 3/6 targets for 50 yards and a 1 touchdown in the Giants’ Week 10 win over the Eagles.
Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends
Also consider SF TE Vance McDonald ( at ARI )- Vance McDonald snagged 3/6 targets for 84 yards and a 1 touchdown in Week 9. Tough match up in Week 10.
More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 10 coming as the week progresses.