Week 10 brought plenty of surprises, including an unlikely tie between the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers, the return of star Patrick Mahomes with an explosive 406-yard and five-touchdown game, and the slaughter of an injury-riddled Cardinals team that had looked so fantastic through their first nine games. This season has been quite unpredictable in virtually every way imaginable, but that is what makes things fun. In terms of fantasy football, the end of your regular season is in sight, but do not let your season end before the playoffs! There are plenty of waiver wire additions that can make your season joyful instead of painful, so check out the article below. These are some of the most important weeks coming up in fantasy football, so also head over to the Lineups fantasy football rankings & projections pages to help you get a leg up on the rest of your league.
Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers
Average % Rostered: 12.4%, FAAB: 1%
Newton scored a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown in his first two plays back in a Panthers uniform. You can’t make this up. He still has not been named the starting quarterback for Carolina, but after his significant impact in limited time, you would have to think the Panthers might opt for him next week. Additionally, P.J. Walker lost a fumble and threw an interception this week, so it could be Newton’s turn to see what he can do for a full game. Either way, this is a high-risk move and could pan out, but he also may not get the starting job.
Mac Jones – New England Patriots
Average % Rostered: 13.9%, FAAB: 1%
Mac Jones has looked great for the most part this season, especially for a rookie with high expectations playing for an organization that had Tom Brady for nearly two decades. Jones has had 20+ fantasy points in three of his past five games and could be a strong backup option for your bench. While Ja’Marr Chase is still the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year, Jones is not too far behind. Jones is a safer option for a waiver wire pickup than Newton and will be a terrific addition to your bench,
Rhamondre Stevenson – New England Patriots
Average % Rostered: 9.9%, FAAB: 1%
Well, once again, I was wrong about the status of the New England Patriots’ backfield. It is pretty much a weekly mystery with the Patriots. Last week, Rhamondre Stevenson looked like the best running back on the roster, scoring two touchdowns and running for 100 yards. Surprisingly, Stevenson got 20 touches and did the most with them by averaging five yards per carry. He also saw some action in the air, reeling in four of his five targets for 14 yards. The strong game in Week 10 should point towards a more consistent workload for the Pats, but then again, no one really knows. It’s a Bill Belichick-coached team.
D’Onta Foreman – Tennessee Titans
Average % Rostered: 1.5%, FAAB: 1%
In a surprise turn of events, neither Jeremy McNichols nor Adrian Peterson saw the most work in Week 10: it was D’Onta Foreman. None of the running backs really separated themselves from each other; however, Foreman was able to rush for 30 yards and add on another 48 yards in the air. Foreman saw the most work on the ground and a bit of action in the air and looked like the best back for the Titans. If he gets as many touches in Week 11, he should produce enough to constitute being started as a flex player in deeper PPR leagues.
Rashod Bateman – Baltimore Ravens
Average % Rostered: 32.5%, FAAB: 3%
Bateman looks like the WR1 for the Baltimore Ravens after appearing in just four games in his rookie season. Although Baltimore utilizes a run-heavy offense, there is still plenty of value in being a WR1 on a team with Lamar Jackson at quarterback. In each of Bateman’s past two games, he has been targeted eight times, which is a strong amount of volume. While Bateman has yet to score, he still has put up three straight double-digit scoring weeks in PPR formats, and it is promising knowing he is not touchdown-reliant. Touchdowns are merely a cherry-on-top for him.
Elijah Moore – New York Jets
Average % Rostered: 36.3%, FAAB: 3%
Elijah Moore has exploded onto the scene after a very slow start to his rookie campaign. Moore has scored four touchdowns, three receiving and one rushing, in his past four games. This was a pleasant surprise after he went scoreless through the first four games of his career; however, that is not much of a surprise considering how much of a mess the Jets have been this season. Moore has established himself as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 option, and if he is on the waivers, he can be a solid addition to your team no matter your record.
Darnell Mooney – Chicago Bears
Average % Rostered: 46.7%, FAAB: 2%
Somehow Mooney is still rostered in less than half of ESPN leagues. Mooney has had some terrific games this season and has scored in two of his past four games. He has also put up double-digits in four of his past six games in PPR leagues. Fields and Mooney continue to develop a strong rapport, and despite the fact the Bears’ offense is not great and largely run-based, Mooney still has the potential to be a part of your lineup. You should view Mooney as a WR3 or flex player on a weekly basis.
Dan Arnold – Jacksonville Jaguars
Average % Rostered: 26.1%, FAAB: 1%
Arnold has entered low-end TE1 status after three straight double-digit scoring weeks and four out of his past five weeks. Interestingly enough, Arnold has not scored a touchdown all year long but has recently produced strong numbers. His value is still significant because of the number of targets he has gotten since Week 5. He has averaged over seven targets per game in that period of time, usually reeling in about five of those. If Arnold is still available and you are in a deeper PPR league, pull the trigger and grab him as he could put up high-end TE2 or low-end TE1 numbers.