Waiver Wire Report – Week 10


Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire report provides you with valuable insight on who you should be targeting in your leagues. Josh Lieberman breaks down his top 10 list of NFL players with fewer than 30% ownership in Yahoo fantasy leagues. 

The NFL kept things interesting for fantasy owners in week 9. A last minute benching of Leonard Fournette, early departures to Jameis Winston and AJ Green, both inexplicable lack of productivity from Mike Evans and sudden productivity from TY Hilton, all had owners scrambling and frustrated with the twists and turns this past weekend. With playoff spots needing to be spoken for in the coming weeks, it is a tough period of the season to be questioning the reliability of your weekly starters, but that is exactly what owners are doing heading into week 10.

Here are the top adds for the upcoming week:

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#1) Zay Jones (WR – BUF) – Labelled “stone hands” for the better part of the first half of the season, he finally put a decent game together in week nine with 53 yards and a TD. Targets have not been a problem for Zay this year, it’s just catching the ball. He was playing away from his comfort zone when asked to be the “x” receiver in Buffalo, but he should produce some decent games in his familiar “z” spot. 15% bid.
#2) Josh Doctson (WR – WAS) – I got tired of repeating his name on this report for the past few weeks, so finally took him off when he began to near the 30% ownership mark. Well, I just can’t let my guy stay on your waiver wire any longer. While it might not be a true breakout game, the fact that Doctson stepped up with 3 receptions for 59 yards in Seattle should be enough to get him owned in any deep league this week. Josh should have actually collected a TD towards the end of the game, but was touched down at the one. While he still is mostly a boom or bust start, he is the type of player that can really help you down the stretch. 15% bid.

#3) Marqise Goodwin (WR – SF) – With Pierre Garcon on IR, there is a great opportunity for a receiver with Goodwin’s speed in the 49ers’ offense. While the QB situation is not very settled right now, Goodwin still saw eight targets from C.J. Beathard on Sunday. It may be a matter of days before Jimmy Garropollo is given the starting gig, so Goodwin could be in line for even better games down the road. 15% bid.

#4) Danny Woodhead (RB – BAL) – Depending on the depth of your league, you might need to jump on Danny Woodhead this week, despite his team entering their week 10 bye. He is expected to return right after the bye, and should find himself some decent work upon his return. Especially valuable in PPR formats, he could be a solid add to your squad if healthy. 15% bid.

 #5) Rex Burkhead (RB – NE) – Coming off the bye and with his injuries behind him, expect Rex to continue to be a big part of the Patriots offense. He caught all seven of his targets for 68 yards in week 8, and looks to be in line for some solid volume down the stretch. 10% bid.

#6) Dede Westbrook (WR – JAX) – Dede gets another shot here, as he received a late inactive designation this weekend. He should be good to go for week 10, and is definitely worth an add to see what sort of role he finds in the Jags offense. Marqise Lee has been solid, but the Jags could use some deep speed to stretch the field and Westbrook could be the guy. Roll the footage of his exhibition season performances if you need further convincing, then quickly run to your waiver wire to place a bid. 10% bid.

#7) Curtis Samuel (WR CAR) – He might not have had the impact many expected in his first game without Kelvin Benjamin blocking his path to targets, but he did see the field on 76% of the offensive snaps, with five targets, this past Sunday. Expect more volume to come his way, as the Panthers look to design plays for him. 10% bid.

#8) Devontae Booker (RB – DEN– While the Broncos’ backfield has seemed crowded for much of the season, the poor play of CJ Anderson might be opening up some touches for Booker. He might not get more than 8-10 carries per game over the next few weeks, but he can also help you out in the passing game as evidenced by his 12 receptions in only five games played. 5-10% bid.

#9) Jordan Matthews (WR – BUF– There is some concern that Kelvin Benjamin will grab a good chunk of the targets going forward, but Matthews began to show some life for Buffalo in week 9, recording 46 yards on eight targets. The Bills now seemingly have a respectable group of receivers for Tyrod Taylor, so it’s possible that some of them start putting up decent fantasy stats. 5-10% bid.

#10)  Jay Cutler (QB – MIA) – I traded for Cutler in a Superflex league this past weekend, and he paid off handsomely in week 9. Now, of course, you are not going to pick him with the expectation that he will be a weekly starter for your squad. However, he is worth adding as backup that is capable of some decent showings in the right match up. His 311 yards and 3 TD performance on SNF is nothing to sneeze at, and he has shown the ability to put up numbers every now and then. 5-10% bid.

Honorable Mentions: T.J. Yeldon (RB – JAC), Thomas Rawls (RB – SEA), D’onta Foreman (RB – HOU), Corey Clement (RB – PHI)