Happy Tuesday Fantasy Footballers and welcome to Week 10. I am Matt Dean (@MattDeanQBList) and I am here to help you recover from Week 9 with your priority adds from the waiver wire this week.
It was a wild week. With significant injuries to key players like Adam Thielen and DeSean Jackson and an interesting waiver claim by the Seahawks with their acquisition of Josh Gordon and the return of Kareem Hunt, there is a lot to be pondering as we head into the week 10 waiver wire. This is our biggest bye week slate yet, so a lot of people will be scrambling this week to fill holes, and I have you covered.
With all that said, let’s hop right into the priority adds for Week 10.
Bye Week: Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
The ownership percentage is based on Yahoo Fantasy Leagues.
QB – Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (18% Owned)
This week the bye week hits hard. We have bye weeks for Desean Watson, Tom Brady, and Carson Wentz. This leads to the need for several of us to replace those players in our starting lineups. Coming off another 300-yard performance, Ryan Tannehill is looking like a fine bye week fill in with the options available. With Patrick Mahomes looking like he might get back on the field this week, it could be a shootout when the Titans and Chiefs matchup this week where Tannehill may be in catch up mode.
FAAB Budget: 5%
RB – Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (40% Owned)
Ronald Jones has been far and away the more impressive runner for the Buccaneers this season, and that continued to show in Week 9. He turned 20 touches into 82 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. With the coaching staff singing the praises of Jones following the game, it looks like they will finally be giving Jones the workload that makes him a weekly flex play. Now averaging 4.1 YPC on the year, go out and put in your bids on one of the last potential workhorses that will be available this season on the waiver wire.
FAAB Budget – 35%
RB – Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams (24% Owned)
It’s officially handcuff szn. That’s right, about this time last year we were headed into a time where Todd Gurley was dealing with his arthritic knee and CJ Anderson went on to carry teams to the fantasy football promised land. This year, Darrell Henderson could be the guy to start churning out more value as he blows by defenders. Totaling 156 yards in the three games prior to the Rams’ bye week, Henderson is as high of an upside guy you will find to add to your bench as we head down the stretch run to the playoffs.
FAAB Budget: 10%
RB – Ty Montgomery, New York Jets (3% Owned)
I just wanted to drop an updated blurb now that Le’Veon Bell was sent for an MRI. Were Bell to miss time, it is assumed that Ty Montgomery would step in as the lead back against a Giants defense that was just gashed by Ezekiel Elliot and company. Pick him up to stash on your bench in case Bell were to miss this week.
FAAB Budget: 8%
WR – Zach Pascal, Indianapolis Colts (20% Owned)
Filling in for TY Hilton, Zach Pascal showed us that he is more than capable of filling the shoes. After hanging 5/76/1 on the Steelers, Pascal is set for his expanded role to grow as Hilton remains injured. Playing the inept Dolphins this week, Pascal will be feasting yet again and will help you not even skip a beat if you are filling in for the heavy bye week. Insert Pascal and be happy with the results this week.
FAAB Budget: 20%
WR – DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins (37% Owned)
WHY IS THIS GUY NOT OWNED EVERYWHERE?! Coming off a 5 game stretch with double-digit PPR points and averaging 14.58 FPPG, DeVante Parker has surprisingly been cash money lately for the hapless Dolphins. This is a perfect flex player and bye-week place holder for the many of us that are feeling the loss in a pivotal week as we head to the playoffs. Coming off a 4/57/1 line, you can guarantee that he is in the game plan.
FAAB Budget: 20%
Thanks for reading, and give me a shout in the comments or on Twitter (@MattDeanQBList) if you need extra help!
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Montgomery had zero touches last week. Why do you prefer him over Bilal Powell for the Jets.
I see him as a better replacement for Bell in the passing game than Bilal Powell, could be wrong. I predict Bell ends up playing, but just needed to put in my suggestion in case he doesn’t.