If you’re looking for second-half inspiration for your fantasy football squad…don’t look at our top Week 10 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds. The RB injuries are at a minimum and the breakout pickings are slim, but at this point in the season, the add/drop market will still be busy after waivers clear around 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday mornings in most Yahoo and ESPN leagues.
Our full waivers list isn’t packed with as many impact contributors as usual this week, but there are several players who could pay off over the long term (Keaton Mitchell, Pat Freiermuth, Josh Dobbs, Noah Brown) or short term (Devin Singletary, Tank Dell, Demario Douglas, Royce Freeman). Fortunately, we have a slew of Week 10 streamer suggestions at QB, TE, and D/ST, which can be found at the end of the list.
Plenty of teams will be desperate for streamer help with the Dolphins, Chiefs, Eagles, and Rams on bye, but this doesn’t look like a good week for using a high waiver claim. Not only is there a dearth of “sure things,” but there are also plenty of comparable producers at each position. Mitchell is intriguing in deep leagues and Dell is a “must-have” in shallow leagues, but a top-three waiver claim is likely more valuable than both at this point in the season.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be active with low claims or in free agency. There are still plenty of byes yet to come (Colts, Patriots, Saints, Falcons in Week 11), and injuries/bad matchups continue to be problems. Plan ahead and shore up your roster for the coming weeks.
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Top fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 10
Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues are considered.
Pat Freiermuth, TE, Steelers. Freiermuth had fewer than 10 receiving yards in three-of-four games this year, so he isn’t exactly a priority pickup ahead of Week 10. However, he’s eligible to come off the IR in Week 11, and given the uneven state of the TE position, Freiermuth could be a consistent TE1 over the rest of the season. He did manage two scores in his four games, so he’ll continue to be a factor around the goal line. Pittsburgh has several favorable TE matchups over the final seven weeks, including two games against Cincinnati’s league-worst TE defense.
Devin Singletary, RB, Texans. We can’t sugarcoat it — Singletary was terrible against the Bucs in Week 9. Despite operating as Houston’s lead back, Singletary managed just 26 total yards on 15 touches. Fantasy owners should focus more on the usage and the bottom-five matchup, though. If Dameon Pierce (ankle) is out again, Singletary should see a similar workload against a much friendlier Bengals’ run defense. Cincinnati is allowing the sixth-most rushing yards per game, making Singletary a worthwhile flex in shallow leagues.
Josh Dobbs, QB, Vikings. Dobbs has proven with the Cardinals and Vikings that he’s capable of big games, exceeding 26 fantasy points in six-point passing TD leagues four times this year. Perhaps just as important, he’s only once finished with fewer than 12.96 points. The floor and ceiling are solid, and if Justin Jefferson (hamstring) returns soon, Dobbs could be a low-end QB1 in 12-team leagues. At the very least, he’s a great streamer in Week 10 against New Orleans and a nice backup to have at your disposal.
Taylor Heinicke, QB, Falcons. Far be it from us to predict success from any Falcons’ player on a week-to-week basis, but Heinicke is poised for success in not only Week 10 but also beyond if he remains the starter. He managed 268 passing yards, 20 rushing yards, and a TD in Week 9, and he should post similar numbers this week against a Cardinals’ defense allowing the seventh-most fantasy points per game to QBs. Atlanta has a bye and a couple of tough matchups after that (vs. NO, @ NYJ), but a nice stretch run awaits (vs. TB, @ CAR, vs. IND, @ CHI). Heinicke isn’t a sure thing to make it that long as starter, but like Dobbs, he’s worth adding in deep leagues.
Noah Brown, WR, Texans. Can Brown really be a consistent contributor with Nico Collins, Tank Dell, and Dalton Schultz already commanding the bulk of the targets in Houston? We’re not totally sold, but with at least five targets in three-straight games, his floor and ceiling are rising. We got a glimpse at the latter last week when he broke out for 157 yards and a TD, and as long as Robert Woods (foot) is out, Brown has flex potential.
For additional waiver/free agent suggestions, including top pickups Keaton Mitchell, Tank Dell, and more, check out our full Week 10 list.
Source : ESPN.com