I won't make a really big intro concerning the Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups. Thankfully though, there are still guys continuing to pop up, even as we are only a few weeks from fantasy playoffs starting up. However, keep in mind that most of these guys are pretty low on the fantasy totem pole.
Russell Wilson - Seahawks (ESPN Owned 14.8%)
At this point, the waiver wire in terms of quarterbacks is thinning out drastically. With guys like Andrew Luck and Brandon Weeden gone, there are only a few players remaining who remotely have value. Wilson has quietly strung two-straight fantasy games, with 5 touchdown passes and 1 interceptions. Of course, Week 9's outing was against a Vikings Defense that seems to have lost it's luster fast. As usual, Wilson is only a desperation option as a QB2. He's still too inconsistent to be counted on as a starter.
Blaine Gabbert - Jaguars (ESPN Owned 4.2%)
Don't let Gabbert's 220 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions fool you. The Jags' offense as a whole was absolutely awful in the first half against the Lions, with Gabbert putting up a mere 41 passing yards going into halftime. Gabbert is nothing more than a low-end QB2 going into the Week 10 matchup against the Colts.
Kyle Orton - Cowboys (ESPN Owned .2%)
Tony Romo suffered a back strain on the final play in the loss to the Falcons on Sunday night, but it isn't known just how serious the injury is. Romo said he will be "alright," but we won't know more until later. In the meantime, Romo owners might want to keep an eye on Orton just in case Romo winds up missing Dallas' Week 10 divisional game against the Cowboys. If Orton does have to play, he has plenty of weapons at his disposal to make himself fantasy worthy if he has to start.
Carson Palmer - Raiders (ESPN Owned 65.8%)
We had figured that Palmer would have some success against a depleted Bucs secondary, but 414 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions was much more than we figured he would put up. His owned percentage is high. But as someone who can put up big numbers in the right matchup, I'd like to see this number grow this week. There is no reason why he shouldn't be a QB2 on most teams going forward.
Marcel Reece - Raiders (ESPN Owned .2%)
One of the most athletically gifted fullbacks in the league, Reece took over the the lead back when both McFadden (high-ankle sprain) and Mike Goodson (ankle) went down against the Bucs. Reece didn't have any rushing yards, but caught 9 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. McFadden figures to be out for a couple weeks and Goodson could be out Week 10, depending on further evaluation. Reece makes for an intriguing option going up against the Ravens.
Isaac Redman - Steelers (ESPN Owned 63.6%)
Just when we thought Redman was dead in the fantasy waters, he springed back to life in a big way against the Giants, rumbling for 147 yards and a score. Redman was averaging just 2.5 yards a carry going into Sunday, so this was a shocker. It's too soon to say if Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and/or Jonathan Dwyer (Quad) will be ready for Week 10, so pick Redman up just in case he gets another start against the Chiefs.
Vick Ballard - Colts (ESPN Owned 45.2%)
Even though Donald Brown was active against the Dolphins, it was Ballard who got most of the work in the backfield, rushing 16 times for 60 yards and catching 3 passes for 38 against a Dolphins Defense that had been strong against the run. There is news that Donald Brown suffered a hip injury, so there is a very good chance Ballard will get the start and a majority of the work in Week 10's outing against the Jaguars.
Joique Bell - Lions (ESPN Owned 4.7%)
After Mikell Leshoure destroyed the Jaguars early, the Lions opted to go with Bell late in the game. Bell rushed 13 times for 73 yards and a touchdown, while also catching 3 passes for 36 yards. He rotated with Kevin Smith on third downs, but it's clear Bell is the favorite behind Leshoure. However, Bell's productivity hinges on the game itself, which makes him nothing more than a very low-end flex option in deep PPR leagues.
La'Rod Stephens-Howling - Cardinals (ESPN Owned 26.9%)
Coming off a horrendous game against the 49ers last week, LSH bounced back after rushing for 51 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Packers. LSH touched the ball 19 times compared to Williams Powell's 1 rush, so the coaching staff likes what they see from the little speed ball. The Cardinals have a Week 10 bye, but LSH could be worth hanging onto until Beanie Wells (Turf Toe) eventually comes back.
Danny Amendola - Rams (ESPN Owned 44%)
Not a lot to say about Amendola that hasn't already been said. After sitting out with a clavicle injury the last few weeks, the Rams' website reports Amendola "looks poised" to return in Week 10. For those in leagues where he was dropped, looks like a lot by his owned percentage, it's time to add him back for the team's game against the 49ers.
T.Y. Hilton - Colts (ESPN Owned .7%)
After Donnie Avery went down against the Dolphins with a hip injury, Hilton made the most of his time on the field, racking up 11 targets for 6 catches, 102 yards and a touchdown. Avery was having a huge day himself with 5 catches for 108 yards. But if the hip keeps Avery out against the Jaguars, Hilton could be a huge pickup for Week 10.
Ryan Broyles - Lions (ESPN Owned 1.3%)
Titus Young may have had a disappointing game with only 2 catches against the Jaguars, but Broyles continues to rise since Nate Burleson broke his leg. In the last 3 games, Broyles has now notched 12 catches, 140 yards and 2 touchdowns. If you have a receiver on your bench that is barely getting any points so far this year, Broyles could be worth a pick up. Just keep in mind there are a lot of mouths to feed in the Lions offense.
Emmanuel Sanders - Steelers (ESPN Owned 1.6%)
Antonio Brown was believed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain in the win over the Giants, but it appears that it isn't that severe. However, the Steelers could still hold Brown out against the Chiefs this week if they feel they can win without him, which I am sure they can. If Brown is out, Sanders makes for a worthwhile WR3 in Week 10. Sanders caught 2 passes and a score Sunday. We should know more on Brown's condition by midweek.
Danario Alexander - Chargers (ESPN Owned 0.0%)
With Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal out Thursday night with a hamstring injury, Philip Rivers developed quick chemistry with Alexander, who caught all 3 of his targets for 61 yards against the Chiefs. While with St. Louis, Alexander had shown he has talent, but injuries were constantly nagging him. Norv Turner says Alexander deserves more playing time going forward, so he is someone to keep an eye on with Meachem not living up to expectations many had put on him when he signed in the offseason.
Dwayne Allen - Colts (ESPN Owned 1.1%)
With Coby Fleener out for 2 weeks with a shoulder injury, Allen was a nice surprise for those who needed to pick him up against the Dolphins. Allen notched 6 catches for a season-high 75 yards. As the starter going into Week 10 against the Jaguars, Allen could be worth another start. Many in the NFL believed Allen was better suited for the Colts offense, despite Fleener's connection with Andrew Luck at Stanford.
Logan Paulsen - Redskins (ESPN Owned .9%)
Since Fred Davis went down, Paulsen has been averaging a respectable 4.5 catches and 51 yards in the last 2 starts. He has soft hands, but doesn't offer much after-the-catch ability. Still, the Redskins don't look like they changed their offensive gameplan much after Davis went down, so Paulsen is building himself into a decent TE2 going forward.
Brandon Myers - Raiders (ESPN Owned 7.0%)
I wasn't going to add Myers, thinking he should have been owned in a majority if leagues by now. Especially since I have listed him multiple times on my WW articles. But lo and behold, this guy is only owned in 7%? That's beyond ridiculous. Myers, like Paulsen, doesn't offer much after the catch. But he's doing a lot with the targets he is seeing. Against the Buccaneers, Myers racked up 8 catches for 59 yards and 2 touchdowns. He won't score like this every week going forward, but he is inching his way up into TE1 territory. I know I feel more comfortable playing Myers over guys like Dennis Pitta and Kyle Rudolph.