Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds: Fantasy Football 2019

Week 10 is a heavy bye week for fantasy. The Texans, Patriots, and Eagles are the bigger teams that will leave a lot of roster struggling to fill. Denver, Jacksonville, and Washington are the other three teams who have bits and pieces to fill in for. The injury report will be something to watch this week. James Conner  missed this week, and could be out for further weeks. Jacoby Brissett left the game, but seemed to have dodged a major injury. Adam Thielen also re-injured his hamstring early, leaving the game against Kansas City. As the waiver wire gets more and more scarce, we dive into names that should get plenty of opportunity in the second half.  Be sure to catch all our Week 10 rankings and fantasy football advice.

Jaylen Samuels – RB – Pittsburgh Steelers

Average Ownership: 49%, FAAB: $10

James Conner is set to miss some time, and that begun this past week. Jaylen Samuels played 40 snaps, and while he didn’t do anything on the ground, the game plan was clear. Samuels had 13 receptions for 73 yards. Samuels is still out there in 50% of leagues, but will likely be owned in deeper leagues and PPR leagues. As long as Conner is out, Samuels is going to be a viable option. He also has served as a check down guy for the young Mason Rudolph. With a scarce selection of running backs on the wire at the moment, Samuels is a strong option.

Ty Johnson – RB – Detroit Lions

Average Ownership: 49%, FAAB: $3

Tra Carson went on IR, and that was supposed to be a big bump to Ty Johnson. It was only a few extra snaps and touches for Johnson, as JD McKissic was involved in the passing game. Johnson won’t be sought after, but heading into Week 10 this is still about looking for potential touches, especially if you are desperate at running back.

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Devin Singletary – RB – Buffalo Bills

Average Ownership: 63%, FAAB: $7

We have been waiting for Devin Singletary to get healthy, and that has been the case since the Bye Week. His production against Philadelphia might have been an eye opener that led to the monster workload for Week 9 against Washington. He had 23 touches, and produced over 120 all-purpose yards and one touchdown. The Bills have a strong next few weeks going up against Cleveland, Miami, and Denver.

Phillip Dorsett – WR – New England Patriots

Average Ownership: 33%, FAAB: $3

There have been a lot of movements in the wide receiver core for the Patriots this season, especially over the last few weeks. N’Keal Harry is coming back off IR, Mohamed Sanu will have another week under his belt after the bye week, and they released Josh Gordon. The Patriots remain an offense that spread the ball around, but targets have been there for Dorsett this season when healthy. The Patriots have a friendly schedule down the stretch for the passing game. After the bye week they will face Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, and Cincinnati.

Josh Gordon – WR – Seattle Seahawks

Average Ownership: 43%, FAAB: $8

The Seahawks picked up Josh Gordon after being released, which was a bit odd given there hasn’t been anything to suggest why New England released Gordon. After the release Gordon was dropped in most leagues, and now there will be a mad rush to go back and pick him up. While I wouldn’t be upset if I missed out on Gordon, there is upside here. The reason why I will not be upset if I miss out is that teams trying to pick up offenses in the middle of the year could take some time. This is also a downgrade for DK Metcalf. We know the Seahawks are not the most high volume passing team, but they are extremely efficient.

Devante ParkerDeVante Parker – WR – Miami Dolphins

Average Ownership: 12%, FAAB: $3

Ryan Fitzpatrick under center has unlocked Preston Williams and Davante Parker. Both have value if Williams is healthy. He left twice, but the second injury to his knee could be more serious. Williams has had 6, 8, 7, and 9 targets over the last four weeks. Parker has seen 4, 10, 8, and 6 targets over the last four weeks. He also has three touchdowns in that span, and four in the last five games. Miami’s wideouts will be weekly flyers for those dealing with injuries or bye week issues. Outside of Buffalo in Week 11 and New England in Week 17, the Dolphins will face pedestrian pass defenses the rest of the way.

Other Notable Pickups

  • Derek Carr, QB, 34%
  • Mark Walton, RB, 48%
  • Adrian Peterson, RB, 58%
  • Jamaal Williams, RB, 62%
  • Jamison Crowder, WR, 55%
  • Kenny Stills, WR, 47%
  • Auden Tate, WR, 26%
  • Darren Fells, TE, 34%
  • Dallas Goedert, TE, 38%
  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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