Pick ‘Em Up: Week 10 Waiver Wire

Week 10 Waiver Wire

As we enter the final third of the fantasy season, if you’re reading this article, you probably have playoff aspirations. Congrats on your success thus far, but do not let off the gas. There are still five games left, and anything done can be undone. When prepping for this article, I immediately noticed that the waiver pool is getting shallow. Spend your FAAB or waiver priority wisely,  but chances are we are past finding any league winners on the Week 10 waiver wire. Now, we start to focus on playoff schedules and building the best team possible. Most leagues’ trade deadlines are coming this week or next, too, so moves this week are even more crucial.

As always, step one should be to check waivers from last week’s bye teams. Managers may have cut good players from the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, and San Francisco 49ers since they were off last week. For Week 10, the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, and New York Jets have the bye, so watch if their players are dropped out of desperation.

With the trade deadline approaching, be sure to check out Zach’s Trade Deadline Targets!

Quick Note: All players listed are available in around 50% of ESPN leagues. While not everyone plays on ESPN, studies show most do. So, if they’re available there, they’re likely available on your platform. Pick ‘Em Up!

Week 10 Waiver Wire

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Quarterbacks

Justin Fields (52% Available)

Over the last five games, Fields is the overall QB1. He should not be this available and is worth every dime of FAAB you have left if you need a QB. Chicago is not on bye until Week 14 and has a very favorable schedule before and after that bye.

Daniel Jones (55% Available) or Marcus Mariota (64% Available)

Much like previous weeks, I wouldn’t blow any FAAB on these two, but if you’re trying to get ahead of the streaming crowd and Justin Fields is unavailable, these two have a decent schedule in Week 10 and beyond. They are both Top 16 on the season and have finished as QB1s for multiple weeks this year.

Running Backs

Jeff Wilson (55% Available)

There are not many waiver-wire running backs left that you can trust. Teams are likely hoarding with the playoffs in mind. Wilson stepped in and almost matched Raheem Mostert in volume and production. That was at four days with the team, and we can probably expect his role to grow.

Jerick McKinnon (89% Available)

The KC backfield is a nightmare, but McKinnon sees the passing game work. He’s hard to trust, but targets provide a decent floor.

Rachaad White (79% Available)

Neither White nor Leonard Fournette has looked particularly good this season, at least lately. However, there’s always a chance Fournette gets hurt, or Tampa wants to see what they have in their rookie. You’re guessing here, but that’s the state of waivers right now.

Chuba Hubbard (69% Available)

Again, we’re guessing here. D’Onta Foreman has looked good and is likely to keep the starter role. But while Hubbard was out, Raheem Balcksheer has played well as the RB2. Hubbard should take that role back when he is healthy.

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Wide Receivers

Mecole Hardman (63% Available)

It makes me smile seeing Hardman playing well. He has scored five TDs in the last three games and actually has more fantasy points than Juju Smith-Schuster this season. He is a cheap entry point to the NFL’s best QB.

Terrace Marshall (91% Available)

Marshall is averaging six targets per game over the last three weeks. It looks like PJ Walker will keep the job, which has meant good things for Marshall, but Baker Mayfield helped him score his first career TD last week. He’s not much more than a desperation WR3, but his floor is looking safer every week.

Donovan Peoples-Jones (87% Available)

Peoples-Jones is averaging almost six targets per game this season and should see improved QB play when Deshaun Watson returns after Week 11. However, much like the rest of this list, he is a desperation play with a safe but limited floor.

Tight Ends

Greg Dulcich (71% Available)

Like Justin Fields, if you are lacking at TE, Greg Dulcich is worth everything you have left. He is the TE3 over his last three games and has never missed double-digit fantasy points. That streak will end, but he is better than most streams each week.

Cade Otton (94% Available)

Otton scored his first TD last week and averages five targets per game in the previous five weeks. Of course, we all know Tom Brady’s propensity to TEs, and Otton could be in line for the volume that used to flow Gronk’s way.

Cole Kmet (72% Available)

It’s weird to say, but Cole Kmet has been the overall TE1 over the last two weeks. As Fields improves, Kmet is becoming relevant. Of course, there will be bad weeks still, but the schedule is in his favor for the next few weeks.

If you’re looking for Week 10 Rankings, Ryan and Austin have you covered! We do our first upload early on Tuesday and update them throughout the week!