Tyler Orginski @FFTylerO
Waiver Wire: Week 10
Whether you won or lost, this is the time to either bolster that winning roster or look ahead to getting the W in week ten. Active teams win leagues, and you are now tasked with the difficult decision on not only who to pick-up but how much to bid. If your league is not using FAAB, consider the order in which the players are listed, by position, to determine their priority. Players available in ~33% of Yahoo leagues will be featured in this week ten waiver wire article.
Jones did not have his best foot forward on Monday night football vs. the Cowboys but has a real “get right,” week against the Jets in week ten. We have seen both Gardner Minshew and Ryan Fitzpatrick carve up the Jets secondary for six touchdowns (combined) over the past two weeks. The Giants have an underrated unit offensively, couple than with Jones’ rushing ability, and he can be more than serviceable in plus matchups.
After taking over fulltime for Mariota, Tannehill has been a top 6 scoring QB over the past three weeks, averaging 279/2/1 per game. I expect this trend to continue this week as the Titans draw the Chiefs who give up the 10th most fantasy points to QBs this season.
If Ronald Jones is available, bid 15-20% and pick him up before the following players.
Guice is coming off the IR into one of the worst offensive situations across the fantasy landscape. However, it is important to note that Adrian Peterson was inactive in Week 1 when Guice was healthy. Couple that with the fact that AP is banged up, Guice has a real chance at some great volume. With the Redskins turning to run-first interim HC Callahan, low to mid-range RB2 numbers aren’t out of reach for Guice if he can stay on the field. add
Seeing 12 touches in week seven and 13 in week eight, he is now the immediate back-up to Gurley and seeing some decent play. The Rams backfield isn’t what we thought it would be, but with the demotion of Malcolm Brown, the sad state of Gurley, he’s worth an add. He drew comps to Kamara this preseason while likely farfetched; he does provide more explosion than 2019 Gurley, and the coaches are starting to trust him.
These two are shaping up to be fantasy football’s elite handcuffs. They need to be owned and are possible league winners.
Ballage is awful, there may be some volume to chase here, but I would avoid. He is only a desperation play.
Gus Edwards – Trey Edmonds – JD McKissic
Pascal became the de-facto #1 option with the Hilton injury and should continue to be for the next 2-3 weeks as Hilton recovers. He looked great against an above-average Steelers secondary. Hoyer also came in and looked decent. There are reports Brissett will play next week, regardless of the QB, I want Pascal vs. the Dolphins in week ten.
Again, I keep writing about this guy and am still baffled he’s not owned in more leagues. He has a double-digit outing in 5/6 games and is the clear #2 in Buffalo. The Bill’s upcoming schedule is cake, and he deserves to be in your flex spot in standard-sized PPR leagues.
There have been reports that there is no timetable for Brandin Cooks as he suffered his second concussion this season. With that said, Josh Reynolds is the unquestioned #3 guy and has proven to be a reliable fantasy option both last year and this year, when a Rams WR sits.
With Preston Williams out for the season and Mark Walton getting slapped with a four-game suspension, that leaves Parker as the sole offensive weapon. I expect some of the TD equity we have seen as of late to regress, but Parker is still the top option on the Fins and continues to crush it in the air yards category.
Tannehill has been dealing, and AJ Brown is a top-two option on the Titans. While Brown hasn’t broken out as of late, we know he as the run after the catch ability and has some favorable matchups going forward.
Diontae saw a solid three-week stretch where we was the clear #2 option and finished in the top 24 all three weeks. With the emergence and love for Jaylen Samuels, the pendulum of volume has swung away from Johnson. There is a chance this was a result of a tough matchup against the Colts, but my Diontae Johnson excitement is dying out.
Bisi Johnson – Ted Ginn – Deebo Samuel – Hunter Renfrow
This is my 7th time posting this. Last year, he was a top-eight TE from week 6 to 16. The return of Darnold has righted the ship on offense, and the Jets matchup from weeks 10-14 is cake. There is not much upside left at TE on waivers at this point, Herndon may be your last chance to get a Top 12 guy.
We saw an Ertz bounceback in week nine, but Goedert continues to see nice usage. With D-Jax scheduled for another surgery, I expect to still see Goedert on the field enough to warrant a start post bye.
Fant finally broke out in week nine and showed everyone the ability that made him a 1st round pick. He is worth a stash on his bye if you are hurting at TE.
Mike Gesicki – Jacob Hollister