An Early Look at the Week 10 Waiver Wire
A quick look at tomorrow's more obvious options
Here’s a little teaser for this week’s waiver wire. We had a few players with breakout games and most of them are listed below. I’ll be back tomorrow with the WEEI Waiver Wire and a full expanded Week 9 wire here at Rotobahn. The big byes are over, but we still have four teams (Chiefs, Jets, Browns and Patriots) sitting out this week, so we’ll have plenty of options for you and we’ll add more throughout the day as I continue to work through the Week 9 games.
If you are looking for something else to sink you teeth into, check out my reviews of the following games from this weekend.
Nick Foles, Eagles - Owned in 25% of Yahoo leagues.
The rest of his schedule is not particularly scary, so he is certainly worth adding in most leagues if you need help at quarterback. Chip Kelly’s offense certainly has some big-game potential because of the pace when things get going good. Traveling to Green Bay is a good test this weekend, but things get sweet again in Week 11 when the Eagles face the Redskins at home.
Case Keenum, Texans - Owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues.
As I said last week, we liked what we saw in Keenum’s first outing and he really carried it over to his second start in Week 9 against the Colts. Keenum can throw the ball and he is certainly a viable option in plus matchups ... and he has a few of them remaining on his schedule. Not a bad guy to pick up in deep formats or if you are hurting at QB for some reason.
Shane Vereen, Patriots - Owned in 46% of Yahoo leagues.
He should be owned in all leagues. Pick this guy up anywhere that he is available. Vereen has RB1 upside for the fantasy playoffs. I’ve said it all before. Just get this guy.
Chris Ivory, Jets - Owned in 45% of Yahoo leagues.
He’s been here for a few weeks now and you should consider picking him up even though he’ll be sitting out Week 10 on the bye. Ivory is finally healthy and he’s running well behind a solid line. How long will his health last? Who knows, but he can help you now.
Andre Brown, Giants - Owned in 36% of Yahoo leagues.
He’ll return this week and he could do a whole lot of fantasy damage though it may take a game or two for him to get his legs all the way back, since it was a leg injury. Brown is potentially the savior of the Giants’ backfield and we are weeks away from seeing David Wilson, if we see him at all.
Shonn Greene, Titans - Owned in 16% of Yahoo leagues.
He looked a lot better in Week 9 and, as I’ve said repeatedly, we like their second half schedule. Green is a player to add in all 12-team leagues and he’s a mandatory handcuff for those who own Chris Johnson.
Rashad Jennings, Raiders - Owned in 8% of Yahoo leagues.
Starter Darren McFadden is hurt again. It’s a hamstring this time and his Week 10 status is certainly in doubt. Adding Jennings is a way for McFadden owners to protect themselves. For those who don't own McFadden, Jennings could make a nice one-week add if you are hurting at RB for Week 10. McFadden may return, but it’s not like he has a history of healing quickly. Betting against him has merit.
Aaron Dobson, Patriots - Owned in 36% of Yahoo leagues.
You’ll have to forgive me for beating Rotobahn’s chest a bit on this one. We’ve been on the Dobson bandwagon even longer than the Patriots. As long as he continues to get the bulk of the snaps at split end, he is going to be a WR3 in all formats. He needs to be owned in all leagues.
Lance Moore, Saints - Owned in 47% of Yahoo leagues.
You could see it in last week’s Jets game. Moore is Drew Brees’ most trusted target and he’s looking like he is all the way back from his early-season hand injury. Moore is worth an add in all formats, but especially larger PPR leagues.
Riley Cooper, Eagles - Owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues.
He’s been gaining steam and he seems to really get things going when Nick Foles is the QB, which he should be going forward. Cooper is a player to own in all 12-team leagues. He’s off the Rotobahn Watch List and into must-own territory.
Mike Brown, Jaguars - Owned in 7% of Yahoo leagues.
This was an obvious one the second that Justin Blackmon’s suspension came down. Brown has looked good the last few weeks and he should be the most active receiver in Jacksonville after Cecil Shorts. He’s a solid add in 12-team formats.
Doug Baldwin, Seahawks - Owned in 12% of Yahoo leagues.
He’s going to be a bigger factor until Percy Harvin gets involved in the offense and that may not be for another week or so at this point. It’s certainly possible that Seattle waits until after their Week 12 bye. Baldwin can help you in 12-team leagues right now.
Tim Wright, Buccaneers - Owned in12% of Yahoo leagues.
The rookie did it again and he did it against a tough Seattle defense. At this point, Wright seems pretty dependable and it’s not like Tampa has a lot of other places to throw the football outside of Vincent Jackson. Wright is a player to own in all 12-team leagues.
Zach Ertz, Eagles - Owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues.
He saw a season high in targets (six) and he had his best day as a pro with six receptions for 42 yards and a score. Ertz is very talented and he is a great fit for Chip Kelly’s scheme. He’s a player to add in 12-team leagues and up.
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