Week 10 Waiver Wire Fire

Wire Fire - Week 10

Fantasy Playoffs begin in about a month! Now is the time to secure the services of some quality

depth, a temporary fill-in, or a surprise starter. With injuries and COVID cases piling up, managing your

roster in 2020 is as difficult as ever. Make the most out of your transactions and compete each week!

This week offers some tempting waiver wire assets. Eligible players are based on the rostered

average of less than 45% from three major fantasy websites (Yahoo!, CBSsports, & ESPN) and then listed

by value. Let’s dive right in by position…


Quarterback

1. Tua Tagovailoa (35%): He will certainly have some rough patches and Miami is still building that

offensive line, but last week’s game in Arizona was an eye-opener. There isn’t much late season QB

depth, so this may be a move that pays off. Don’t be late on the trigger!

2. Drew Lock (24%): He has been pretty erratic, but that is what you get from most young signal-callers.

If you need a QB2, you can certainly do worse than Lock. His mobility adds to his marginal value.

3. Philip Rivers (25%): I’d love to see some radar gun action on that release. Those footballs look like fat

changeups. Yet he is a veteran QB with solid skill players and a good offensive line. Rivers has been

“this” guy for years. He won’t win you a championship, but he can keep you afloat at the position so that

your other players can.

4. Alex Smith (8%): Admittedly, there is a ton of emotion pouring out for this player. And for good

reason! Situationally, it isn’t the best, but if you have the luxury of an extra roster spot, grab him. I

wouldn’t recommend you use him for more than an emergency QB2, but he may come in handy in

Superflex.


Running Back

1. J.D. McKissic (41%): Amazingly, J.D.’s roster% is rather high. And after a 14 target week 9, it is going to

be much higher. Perhaps he is what the perception of Nyheim Hines was before the season. A potential

PPR darling to close the season. One can assume the game scripts in Washington will be a ton of catch-

up and incorporate plenty of underneath passes.

2. Duke Johnson (20%): This is contingent on David Johnson’s health (concussion). But even with both

Johnsons in the backfield, Duke should continue to get enough touches to fill an emergency spot.

3. Devontae Booker (2%): A desperation pick for sure, but if you need some long-term depth, Booker

could help. In fact, week 9 Booker lead the Raiders in rushing yards.

RBs below are temporary rentals! Order will change depending on injury news later in the week.

4. Wayne Gallman (38%): Devonta Freeman is Questionable (ankle)

5. Gus Edwards (36%): Mark Ingram is Questionable (ankle)

6. Salvon Ahmed (0%): Matt Breida is Questionable (hamstring)

7. Ryan Nall (1%): David Montgomery is Questionable (concussion)

8. Sony Michel (24%): Damien Harris is Questionable (chest)


9. Rex Burkhead (24%): Damien Harris is Questionable (chest)

10. Troymaine Pope (1%): Dealing with his own concussion. Justin Jackson is Questionable (knee)

11. Kalan Ballage (2%): Justin Jackson is Questionable (knee)


Wide Receiver

1. Jalen Reagor (26%): If he isn’t the Eagles WR1, he is their WR2. A young player who is in a creative

offense that lacks players with his ability. His usage should really increase after their BYE in week 9.

2. Jakobi Meyers (15%): Easily New England’s best WR at the moment. Now, that isn’t saying much, but

even with the return of Harry and Edelman, Meyers may still receive plenty of targets.

3. Tim Patrick (28%): He is a starting WR in the NFL. There are plenty of fantasy rosters that have a WR3

and even a WR4. He should be on a fantasy roster as a depth player.

4. Michael Pittman (7%): This one is tough. Pittman’s skill would be hard to miss in many other offenses.

Unfortunately he waits patiently for those knuckleballs from Philip Rivers. Like Patrick, he is an NFL

starting wideout.

5. Rashard Higgins (26%): The expectations for Higgins were far too high after OBJ went down for the

season. Baker is having a rough time and that obviously spills over to WR production. But like the

receivers above him, he is getting plenty of snaps at WR.

6. KJ Hamler (3%): A bit of a reach, but if you are in dire need, you could do worse. The Broncos are

looking to find more ways to get Hamler the ball each week.

WRs below are temporary rentals! Order will change depending on injury news later in the week.

7. Olamide Zaccheaus (0%): He had a huge week 9! Although, you need to be careful. The Falcons have

quite a gift for having different weapons randomly pop up to have productive weeks.

8. Danny Amendola (7%): Kenny Golladay is Questionable (hip)

9. Chris Conley (1%): Laviska Shenault is Questionable (hamstring). Conley seems to have a good rapport

with Luton.

10. Richie James (1%): Deebo Samuel is Questionable (hamstring) and Kendrick Bourne sat last week

with COVID.


Tight End

Irv Smith (20%): Really though he’d break out this year, but no. He is being used more in recent weeks,

but nothing more than a solid BYE week TE.

WRs below are temporary rentals! Order will change depending on injury news later in the week.

1. Trey Burton (26%): Jack Doyle is Doubtful and Mo Allie-Cox is Questionable this week. Plus, Frank

Reich likes to utilize Burton in various ways including running the ball.

2. Nick Vannett (0%): Noah Fant is Questionable with a bad ankle and Albert Okwuegbunam out for the

season (ACL), Vannett may have an opportunity for a productive game this weekend.

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