Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups
By Michael Visconti November 8th, 2016
Not a very big week of waiver wire pickup names, and on the flipside there was not any major injuries either. The biggest bye weeks are behind us and while we still have 4 byes this week and next we are almost through the dog days of fantasy football.
It is time to start shaping up your roster for the playoffs and prepare for the championship weeks. Take a look ahead and load up the type of stream defenses, kickers and QB’s that might carry some value during Weeks 14-16. I also like to hold onto the proper handcuffs needed.
Week 10 byes
Week 11 byes
New York Jets
Then we finish with 2 odd week byes in Week 13:
At this stage of the year rather than suggesting a rest of the way Quarterback pickup we will be offering our best streamers in order of our weekly standard rankings. Here are the stream options for Week 10:
#8 Eli Manning NYG vs. CIN
#10 Joe Flacco BAL vs. CLE
#11 Jay Cutler CHI @ TB
Tim Hightower NO – Hightower out carried Mark Ingram 23 to 15, but Mark did exactly what he needed to do against the 49ers to earn himself the starting job back. Tim Hightower looked pretty good too though.
Sean Payton will surely work both RBs in over the course of the next 7 weeks, but Tim should be viewed as a handcuff to Ingram.
Chris Ivory JAX – Certainly Ivory was dropped in a couple of 12 team leagues. He played really well gaining 107 yards on 18 carries in Kansas City which is a very difficult place to play. He ran hard, determined and focused, He was actually fun to watch. I still cannot believe that Jacksonville is this bad of an offense. I like them to be competitive and put some points on the board down the stretch.
Paul Perkins NYG – Oh then there is the run game in New York, ugly. Paul matched starting running back Rashad Jennings carry total of 11 and his receiving target of 3. Both RB’s averaged less than 3 yards per carry but it is important to note that Paul is being worked in to this offense and I am sure his volume will grow over the next several weeks.
Dujuan Harris SF – While everybody spent their FAAB on Charcandrick West, Tim Hightower, CJ Prosise and Paul Perkins last week it was Dujuan Harris that brought the firs! Well if you take away his long reception for a TD his numbers do not look that great. Still he had 559 yards on 10 carries. Not that bad. Hyde is not guaranteed to be back this week from shoulder injury which would make Harris an RB2 at Arizona.
Payton Barber TB – So this is what it has come to. Jaquizz Rodgers is out while Doug Martin is a ways away from coming back and it is unlikely we see Charles Sims in the next few weeks despite recent progress. Barber is simply the next man up and can be started if you are in a bye week pinch or you need an RB3.
Watch List – Jalen Richard OAK, Dwayne Washington DET, Kenneth Dixon BAL
Rishard Mathews TEN – Rishard has 5 TDs over the last 5 weeks which of course has him due for a 3-4 week slump, but still looks to have a connection with Mariota as of late. He caught 6 of his 10 targets for 63 yards and 2 TDs.
Eli Rogers PIT – It has been difficult to understand who the #2 WR is for Pittsburgh. Sammie Coates one week and Eli the next. Eli just looked better on the field this week hauling in 6 of his 10 targets for 103 yards and a TD while Coates had some bad routes and had a couple of inexcusable drops.
Quinton Patton SF – Quinton’s targets have increased since Kaepernick has taken over at QB while Jeremy Kerley’s targets have taken a slight dip. He is a deep-league only consideration in PPR formats.
Marquise Lee JAX – Marquise had 84 yards on 8 targets while Allen Hurns had zero catches partially due to suffering a concussion, but also due to his inept play this season. Lee is a decent option this week in Houston.
Corey Coleman CLE – Coleman is back on the rise after returning from injury getting 7 targets. He will get the volume as the clear #2 wide receiver for a team that will surely be down in most if not all of the remaining minutes for 2016. Nobody said fantasy is pretty.
Watch List – Steve Smith CAR, Brian Quick STL, Dontrelle Inman SD, Cordarrelle Patterson MIN
Austin Hooper ATL – Although he is the 3-4 option in the Atlanta pass game that is better than most of the other tight end scenarios available. He is a decent plug in over the next 3 bye weeks.
Lance Kendricks STL – Is this the Lance Kendricks that has been in the league since 1993? It seems that long. The volume is hard to deny. Lance hauled in 7 of 12 targets for 90 yards.
Watch List – Will Tye NYG, Vance McDonald SF, Richard Rodgers GB