Week ten is here already as the fantasy season is flying by. It’s time to start looking at making a playoff run and adjust your roster accordingly. Whether fighting for a spot or tweaking for a title run, the week 10 waiver wire picks have something for you.
Baker Mayfield CLE Rostered: 38%
Last week I mentioned that the Browns had a couple of really nice matchups in the offing. Mayfield put up 20 fantasy points against the Chiefs and still has the Falcons next week. After that is the Browns bye week and then the competition heats up, so this may be a rental.
Dak Prescott DAL Rostered: 33%
With Amari Cooper in town, the Cowboys have an NFL caliber receiving corps. It is still not a great one, but these are players that at least belong on the field. In the past, Prescott has been able to make things happen when he has weapons. The upcoming slate of matchups are a mixed bag, but Dak should be a borderline starter down the stretch.
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Duke Johnson Jr. CLE Rostered: 49%
Following the firing of Hue Jackson, the Browns remembered that they have a dynamic offensive weapon in Duke Johnson. Whether or not he will continue to be heavily used is a question mark. One thing that is not in question, is that Johnson should be on a roster in all leagues right now.
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Mike Davis SEA Rostered: 18%
After Chris Carson left in week 9 with a hip injury, Davis took over the running game. He had 15 carries for 62 yards. The more impressive statistic was that Davis also caught 7 passes for 45 yards. If Carson misses week 10, Davis should be expected to handle a heavy workload and that would be a major boon to fantasy managers.
Elijah McGuire NYJ Rostered: 9%
Stacking up Jets offensive players is a tough sell right now for fantasy. McGuire is definitely behind Isaiah Crowell on the depth chart, but he has great hands and some explosiveness. He tallied 60 total yards in week 9 and will look to carve out a larger role moving forward. With Crowell ineffective at best, it would not be a surprise if McGuire started to steal quite a few touches.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB Rostered: 20%
There is a solid chance that MVS is going to be the Packers number two receiver over the second half of the season. It looks like Geronimo Allison is going to miss some time with injury and Randall Cobb has been ineffective. Valdes-Scantling has produced double digit fantasy points in each of the last four weeks and is a threat to score on every play. He could be a top 20-30 WR the rest of the way.
Adam Humphries TB Rostered: 3%
This is not based solely on Humphries’ week 9 performance, although it was very impressive. He has also been garnering a solid amount of playing time and ran more routes than any Bucs receiver except Mike Evans. Over the last four weeks, Humphries has the second most PPR fantasy points on the team behind O.J. Howard; there is something to this.
Tyrell Williams SD Rostered: 34%
Fantasy players have seen this movie before; Tyrell Williams puts up big numbers and then disappears. He is the epitome of a boom or bust wide receiver. When he booms, however, he can win a matchup. Williams is working with a top end quarterback in a high powered offense. There are much worse options at the flex than a player that has scored four touchdowns in the last three games.
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Jordan Thomas HOU Rostered: 2.1%
Over the past two weeks, Deshaun Watson has been looking for Thomas in the red zone. He has found him three times for scores in those two games. Of course, Thomas is not going to rack up a big yardage total, but most tight ends are touchdown dependent. With that being the case, you might as well grab a tight end in an emerging offense that sees red zone targets.
Chris Herndon NYJ Rostered: 12.6%
As I said previously, the Jets offense is not one with a ton of waiver targets. Herndon has the look of a true emerging talent, though. He has either scored or topped 60 receiving yards in each of the team’s past four games. Rookie tight ends are often a dangerous proposition, but Herndon has the trust of Sam Darnold and the two are clearly on the same page. He is certainly vulnerable to a bust week, but Herndon has the skills and emerging role to put up double digit points at any time as well.
Be sure to come back tomorrow and check out our positional rankings for week 10. Follow me on Twitter for some extra insight and analysis: @brendancole16.