Week 10 Waiver Wire Top Pickups & Adds: Wayne Gallman Taking Over Giants Backfield

Week 9 and 10 will be about welcoming back a lot of players off IR. Christian McCaffrey looked like he missed zero time as he torched the Chiefs. Nick Chubb is due back this upcoming week, and both Miles Sanders and Joe Mixon should follow. With these names returning back to full health this should help and hurt lineups if you had their backups. However, if you have a deeper bench you should be hanging onto those backups anyway. Week 10 was pretty much injury-free, although it didn’t come without some scares. Tune into our Week 10 fantasy football rankings & projections to help guide you throughout the week with any decisions.

Running Backs

Wayne Gallman – New York Giants

Average % Rostered: 10%, FAAB: 10%

It was tough to project the New York backfield to do anything once Saquon Barkley went down, but Wayne Gallman has taken over in the last three weeks. Like most waiver wire backs they are going to rely on the touchdown, but he has double-digit rushing attempts and three touchdowns over the last three games.

Gus Edwards – Baltimore Ravens

Average % Rostered: 10%, FAAB: 4%

Gus Edwards found the end zone again although neither Baltimore back was able to take advantage of another week out for Mark Ingram. Edwards still had 13 touches and while he had a weak performance, the end zone and Baltimore staff putting faith in him after a fumble was key. Baltimore faces New England and Tennessee over the next two weeks. If Ingram can’t return, Edwards will remain a flyer.

Zack Moss – Buffalo Bills

Average % Rostered: 52%, FAAB: 15%

Zack Moss found the end zone again this week against Seattle and also had 48 all-purpose yards. Moss has continued to be used in the red zone over Devin Singletary and that gives him an edge. He has had over ten touches in each of the last two games and while the ownership took a jump, this is going to be the last week if you are still in need of a back.

Wide Receivers

Tim Patrick – Denver Broncos

Average % Rostered: 14%, FAAB: 5%

Tim Patrick returned from a one-week absence, which was a bummer given he had been regularly scoring in the double-digits. He bounced right back with a nine-target game and has been a go-to guy for Drew Lock. He finished the day with a 4-29-1 line. Patrick gets a strong matchup over the next few weeks, and the Broncos should have a few games like today where they are trailing.

Jalen Reagor – Philadelphia Eagles

Average % Rostered: 14%, FAAB: 7%

Jalen Reagor returned last week against Dallas, posting a 3-16-1 line on six targets. Reagor is going to jump right into some solid volume and he has an excellent schedule after the bye. Over the next three games, he faces the Giants, Seahawks, and Browns. All three have struggled tremendously against the pass. Last week was likely a wait and see game for some, so I would jump right out there early this week to grab him.

Christian Kirk – Arizona Cardinals

Average % Rostered: 51%, FAAB: 10%

A couple of 50% owned guys out there that I have to bring up. Christian Kirk is coming off another terrific game and really there hasn’t been many better than him in the fantasy department over the last few weeks. After a slow start, he has turned up 10, 12, 22, 20, and 23 fantasy point games over his last three. Kirk is benefitting from an improved offense but you have to say, DeAndre Hopkins and Kyler Murray have helped his game.

John Brown – Buffalo Bills

Average % Rostered: 53%, FAAB: 10%

John Brown is the other one and he was dropped in quite a few leagues because of the injury trouble. He returned to full health and dropped an 8-99-0 line on 11 targets against Seattle. We know what Brown can do when healthy, as he has had 15+ fantasy point games in the games I would call him truly healthy. Brown jumps right back to being a solid WR3 or FLEX option.

Michael Pittman Jr. – Indianapolis Colts

Average % Rostered: 5%, FAAB: 5%

I talked about Michael Pittman last week as someone to keep an eye on. He had a tough matchup against Baltimore, but the volume was what I was really looking at. He had seven targets, catching four of them for 56 yards. Pittman will face, the Titans, Raiders, and Texans a total of five times over the next six weeks. This is a very positive schedule for wide receivers this season. With TY Hilton banged up, and Parris Campbell not returning anytime soon, there is a good chance Michael Pittman can get in on the action.

Tight Ends

Dallas Goedert – Philadelphia Eagles

Average % Rostered: 40%, FAAB: 15%

The dud against Dallas and then a bye week didn’t put much faith into those looking at Dallas Goedert, as his ownership went down. He needs to be on your roster moving forward. As mentioned above, the Eagles schedule gets a bit easier in terms of facing lighter defenses or positive game scripts. Goedert was a solid threat when healthy earlier this season but he missed the four games and was slow to adjust in the Dallas game. I expect him to be a top-12 tight end moving forward.

Mike Gesicki – Miami Dolphins

Average % Rostered: 49%, FAAB: 10%

Mike Gesicki was on my radar before this week because of the trade with Isaiah Ford. That was potentially going to create some more slot routes for Gesicki. Now with the Preston Williams injury that is likely going to cost him some time, Gesciki and Parker will eat up a lot of the targets. We might see some Jakeem Grant, but overall this Dolphins team will look towards their two best players. While it is Tua time, he looked very good against Arizona in his second game.

Austin Hooper – Cleveland Browns

Average % Rostered: 40%, FAAB: 10%

The missed two games before the bye week created a major drop in rostered % for Austin Hooper. This was after he scored three straight games over double-digit fantasy points. He also saw 7, 10, and 6 target games over that span. With Hooper returning, he should be a pretty solid factor in this offense moving forward. With Odell Beckham out for the year, we have seen a large number of targets move around the offense. With Hooper coming back, there is a good chance he can be in the 6-7 range on average each week.

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