Waiver Wire: Week 10

The waiver wire article is set up to help give you the best possible players that may still be available on your league’s waivers. The following players are all rostered in under 50% based on ESPN’s leagues. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me on Twitter @JGalt93.  


Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears (47.5 % Rostered)

    This will be the last week that you can get Fields off of the waiver wire. He was a stud this past week and should continue to be a top-tier QB option for the next couple of weeks at the very least. Fields has a league-winning ability and should be considered a QB1 going forward. If you are in need of a QB, Fields would be my top add of the week. You will not find anyone else on the waiver wire with his kind of upside. 

Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants (44.4 % Rostered)

     Jones has had his ups and downs this season but comes off of a bye and has a great matchup against the Texans in week 10. Jones has the fantasy options to succeed and I believe this matchup will present plenty of scoring opportunities for Jones and the Giants. Jones should offer high-end QB2 production with upside this week. 

Marcus Mariota, QB, Atlanta Falcons (35.3 % Rostered)

    “ Insert Mariota playing against the Carolina Panthers here” Simply put, Mariota was pretty good the last time he played Carolina. He will most likely offer the same amount of upside this week when he plays them on Thursday Night. He should also have a better run game/ passing game with Patterson back and should offer a safe floor with a decent ceiling this week. Mariota is a mid-tier QB2 with an upside in week 10.

Running Back

Jeff Wilson, RB, Miami Dolphins (44.7 % Rostered)

 Just a week after we thought his fantasy value was dead, Wilson was traded to Miami and his fantasy value has been revived. It looks like Wilson will be splitting the backfield with Raheem Mostert going forward, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Doing so will hopefully keep both backs healthy and fresh, which is something both have had difficulty with in the past. Wilson also offers a high-end backup upside. If Mostert were to go down with an injury, Wilson would be a high-end RB2. Wilson is a high-end flex with an upside this week against the Browns. 

Chuba Hubbard, RB, Carolina Panthers(30.3 % Rostered)

 It is looking like Hubbard is trending toward playing this week and it couldn’t come at a better time. This week’s matchup against the Falcons has already been proven to be a good matchup for the Panthers running backs. If you need a bye-week fill-in at the RB position, you could do worse than Hubbard this week. If Hubbard plays he is an RB3/ flex play with upside in week 10.

Kenyan Drake, RB, Baltimore Ravens (45.3 % Rostered)

 Drake exploded on Monday night, as he was used as the clear lead back with Gus Edwards out due to injury. Gus Edwards should return to the field after the Ravens bye week, so Drake’s future production could be limited. If you are in need of some RB depth, Drake would be a good player to stash on your bench. He is a high-end RB backup and should offer low-end flex value even if Edwards returns as the starter. If Edwards were to continue to be out, Drake could be viewed as a low-end RB2 with an upside. 

** Adding top-tier running backs back-ups is never a bad decision if you have the space to do so.**


Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Rashaad White, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Jaylen Warren, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jerick Mckinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Samaje Perine, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

Wide Receiver

 Mecole Hardman,  WR, Kansas City Chiefs (36.1% Rostered)

Hardman is finally looking like the reliable fantasy option that we had been waiting years for. He has been receiving a great target share and has gotten into the endzone in his last 3 games. He should continue to have success this week in a good matchup against the Jaguars in week 10. Hardman would be my top add on the week, especially if you need WR help. He is a high-end flex with an upside going forward. 

Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, Carolina Panthers (8.4% Rostered)

     It is scary to recommend adding a Panther wide receiver, but that is precisely what I will do. Marshall has been the best wide receiver on the Panthers over the last two weeks and has received at least 6 targets in each contest. With PJ Walker back as the lead QB, I like Terraces chances at continuing his solid production in week 10 against the Falcons. Marshall is a flex play this week with an upside.

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns (12.6 %Rostered)

    DPJ has been an extremely reliable flex option prior to the Browns bye week and there is no reason he shouldn’t continue to offer the same type of production going forward. If DPJ were able to find the endzone on any given week, he would offer high-end flex/ WR2 upside. If you need some WR depth, you should definitely add DPJ this week. 

Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Free Agent
  • Mack Hollins, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Josh Reynolds, WR, Detroit Lions
  • Marvin Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Tight Ends

Greg Dulcich, TE, Denver Broncos (28.9 % Rostered)

    The best TE on the waiver wire shouldn’t be there much longer. Dulcich has been as reliable as you can be at the TE position and should continue to have success going forward. If you are in need of a TE in week 10, Greg should be your top option. He is a mid-tier TE1 in week 10. 

Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears (27.1%  Rostered)

    We have been waiting so long for Kmet to be a thing and it finally looks like things are going in the right direction. The Bears offense has been firing on all cylinders and has a great upcoming schedule. If you are looking for a low-risk/high-reward type of TE, Kmet is the perfect guy for the job. Kmet is a mid-tier TE with boom/bust potential this week. 

Cade Otton, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5.1% Rostered)

    Otton finally found the endzone last week and also received his highest target total since week 5. The tight-end situation has been extremely unreliable, so any sign of upside is worth following. Otton offers as safe a floor as you can get off the waivers while offering a decent ceiling this week against the Seahawks. If you need a TE streaming option, you could do a lot worse than Otton this week. He is a high-end TE2 with an upside in week 10.

Honorable Mention(s):

  • Isaiah Likely, TE, Baltimore Ravens