Week 10 fantasy football waivers might be thin, but Jeff Wilson made us raise an eyebrow with the Dolphins, Terrace Marshall continues to make noise for Carolina and a few more deep options piqued our interest. As we hit the stretch run, let’s find you more help to chase those fantasy football championships.
- Players must be under 60% rostered on Yahoo
- listed in order of preference — I’ll often prioritize potential upside over immediate middling production
- No FAB suggestions: It varies wildly by league trends and always relative (ex: if you lost your RB1 to injury and there is a clear backup, you’re going to be more aggressive)
- Streaming QB and TE are grouped together— their ranking might change slightly once projections/ranks run, and DST could shift a bit too
- 😤 = I Tried to Tell Ya — players included for several weeks (not much more to add if you don’t want them)
- 🧐 = Check if Dropped — players whose managers might have cut for other need or impatient
More DUCKS 🦆 (1-5) = More Concern (woo-hoo!)
Eggs 🥚 = 1/2… or about to birth a new concern duck
- Tom BradyQB, TB 🦆🦆🦆🦆 — Brady has just one game topping 17.7 points, and it was his only game with more than one touchdown. Chris Godwin’s availability provided Brady an out for a while, but at this point, Brady, the Buccaneers offense, the offensive line, and nearly everything in Tampa Bay are more than a disappointment.
- Najee Harris, RB, PIT 🦆🦆🦆🥚🥚 — More on Jaylen Warren below, but Harris’ Lisfranc injury looks to have sapped his burst, and the offensive line isn’t helping matters. Unless Harris looks rejuvenated off the extended rest, this year seems to be a lost season. If Harris looks no better this week, Infinity Duck is waiting 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 was providing fringe RB1 value with little competition for touches, and now he’s in a near-even split. Mostert should still hold RB2 value in this offense with shared work.
- Leonard Fournette, RB, TB 🦆🦆🦆🦆 — Last year, Fournette had just five games without a Goal-to-Go rush attempt and that was the same number of games in which he had 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 line are struggling this year, and Fournette is as well.
- Gabriel Davis, WR, BUF 🦆🦆 — Whether you loved or hated Davis, you’ve been proven correct. The truth is that Davis was never more than this Davis: touchdown-reliant. Davis doesn’t have more than four receptions in a game, which happened once (Week 1). His three big games came with touchdowns, and the others are all 5.2 points or fewer. Davis is just DeSean Jackson in his prime days, and that’s okay.
- Deebo Samuel, WR, SF 🦆🦆🦆 — Samuel already had concerns with decreased rushing opportunities, and now with Christian McCaffrey a full-go in San Francisco, Samuel is no more than a WR2. He hasn’t rushed more than twice since Week 3 and has bounced between 2-7 receptions in those four games.
BYES: HONEY, CIN, NE, NYJ
STREAMING QUARTERBACK RANKINGS
If You’re Needy
WAIVER WIRE RUNNING BACK RANKS
- Jeff Wilson, MIA — 🧐 As mentioned, Wilson saw more work than Mostert (by a hair). Mostert isn’t going away, and we’re likely looking at a 2022 version of last season’s Denver Broncos where we can start both running backs as RB2s with RB1 upside.
- Gus Edwards, BAL — 😤 The Ravens have their bye, which makes Edwards’ chance of returning in Week 11 higher, and we saw his Top 20 ability in his one start. Edwards is the lead when healthy. Kenyan Drake slots in here as long as Edwards is out, though again, Edwards sounds like he should return after the bye.
- Rachaad White, TB — No, I don’t think White is taking Leonard Fournette’s job, but he’s pushing for a 50/50 split.
- Chuba Hubbard, CA — As mentioned last week, D’Onta Foreman loses work when the Panthers are down, seeing just 37.5% of the 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 still makes Hubbard worth stashing for needy teams.
- Latavius Murray, DEN — With Chase Edmonds involved, this turns into an ugly committee, but Murray had been the lead option before the bye. Edmonds likely sees the long-down role with a mix in the passing game, but this 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 be telling about Harris’ 2022 outlook. If Harris still plods along, the Steelers could easily look to 2023, when he’ll be 100%, and use Warren more this season, even as the lead running back.
- Isiah Pacheco, K.C. — I want nothing to do with this committee — it’s just the Commanders with a better offense/team — but in weeks where we expect a Chiefs blowout, Pacheco could be an RB3 with touchdown upside. And if someone got hurt and pushed this to two options, Pacheco would be usable.
- Elijah Mitchell, SF — 🧐 Designated for return, and with Wilson gone, Mitchell is one of the premiere backups who’s shown Top 10 value already.
- Isaiah Spiller, LAC — Been here for a few weeks, as Spiller is the next one up behind Austin Ekeler, with Top 20 value if anything were to happen.
- Kyren Williams, LAR — Cam Akers is back, and as it stands, I want nothing to do with this team outside Cooper Kupp. That said, the one running back who could change things and possibly get us RB2 value is the one Sean McVay loves.
- Kenneth Gainwell, PHI — As seen last week, Gainwell has some value in projected blowout games.
- Zack Moss and Jordan Wilkins, IND — If Deon Jackson misses time and Jonathan Taylor doesn’t return (and the Colts looking to the draft could mean Taylor never returns), Moss and Wilkins are the next ones up. Wilkins knows the team and immediately passed Phillip Lindsay, fresh off signing last week, but the Colts traded for Moss, making this a bit cloudy. We are likely headed for a timeshare unless Jackson doesn’t miss time.
BACKUPS and/or LONG-TERM UPSIDE STASH
(Ranked on upside if the starter)
- Elijah Mitchell, SF
- Khalil Herbert, CHI
- Alexander Mattison, MIN
- Samaje Perinea, CIN
- Rachaad White, TB
- Jaylen Warren, PIT
- Kenyan Drake, HONEY
- Isaiah Spiller, LAC
- Eno Benjamin, ARI
- Zamir White, LV
- Deon Jackson, IND.
- Boston Scott, PHI
- Matt Breida, NYG
- Dontrell Hilliard, TEN
- Travis Homer, SEA
WAIVER WIRE WIDE RECEIVER RANKS
- DeAndre Carter, LAC — Until Keenan Allen returns, Carter is the starting slot receiver and top-two option for Justin Herbert, putting Carter in the WR3/4 conversation. Once Allen returns, Carter is nearly droppable, and definitely so once both 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 — 🧐 The hope for Gallup to turn into a WR2 with Dak Prescott is lost, but coming out of the bye, Gallup and Prescott being 100% back and working together can get Gallup back into usable range (WR4 with possible WR3 upside).
- Terrace Marshall, CAR — 😤 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 Route Run (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 a great NFL prospect who needed route and technique refinement and is capitalizing on his opportunity with Robbie Anderson gone.
- Kadarius Toney, K.C. — Toney had limited work in his first Chiefs game, but Andy Reid said they have plans for his ability, and he could reach the No. 3 spot behind Travis Kelce and JuJu Smith-Schuster. If so, he’d be a weekly, high-ceiling, WR4.
- Jahan Dotson, WSH — 😤
- Treylon Burks, TEN — 😤
- Darius Slayton, NYG — Slayton was here last week to stash if you had room during the bye. He’s been a top-two option for Jones with three of his past four games being start-worthy in 12-team leagues.
- Alec Pierce, IND. — Week 9 was a duck crap fest, but Pierce is still the No. 2 Colts receiver, and maybe Jeff Saturday has some high school trick plays to spark this offense.
- Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE — DPJ is strangely much better than Amari Cooper on the road, and the Browns head to Miami out of their bye.
- Christian Watson, GB — Romeo Doubs is out 4-6 weeks, and Sammy Watkins continues to fail with his opportunities. Watson has a high ceiling on his ability, and now he has the chance to push for a starting role.
- Nico Collins, HOU — Only here on the chance Brandin Cooks pulls a 2021 Michael Thomas and never returns. Collins could be a usable WR4 in the boom/bust realm when healthy.
- Zay Jones, JAX — Essentially the Jaguars’ version of Jakobi Meyers with a bit more inconsistency.
MEH 😒 NO THANKS
- Mecole Hardman, K.C. — With Kadarius Toney in the mix, the receivers are nearly as messy as the running backs… well, at least there is one clear lead with JuJu Smith-Schuster. Hardman had a nice week, but he was fourth in Route% (57.7) and has alternated value with Marquez Valdes-Scantling this year.
- Chris Moore, HOU — Even if Brandin Cooks sits out the rest of the season, Nico Collins is returning — soon? — and it’s the Texans offense.
UNBREAK MY HEART ❤️
- Odell Beckham, FA ❤️❤️❤️ — Reports had Beckham not ready until mid-December, but now the report is he’ll be cleared this week. That might not mean he’s active for a few weeks though, but it’s time to stash him on his potential for WR3/4 value down the stretch… even if he won’t unblock me on Twitter. I’d put Beckham with Burks.
WAIVER WIRE TIGHT ENDS
If You’re Needy
STREAMING DST RANKINGS
- NO at PIT
- LAR vs BEE
- NYG vs HOU
- DEN at TEN
- LV vs IND
- TEN vs DEN
- BEE at LAR
- PIT vs NO
- NO vs LAR
- LAR at NO
- DEN vs LV
- NYJ at NE
- NYG vs DET
- WSH at HOU
- TEN at GB
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