Are any of you still feeling the sting of losing Kirk Cousins? How about the sting of playing a Carolina Panthers running back? Doesn’t matter which one, all have been bad. Have you been paying attention to who is dinged up this week? Nico Collins, Tee Higgins, and Ja’Marr Chase are all players you would normally plug into lineups that looked like the wrong side of questionable at the time I wrote this article.
It is time to start thinking about players with good matchups for the rest of the season as well. The players that will help you get through a bye week as a fill-in or help you make that playoff push through the next few weeks. Let’s take a look at some players you should attempt to add if you have room prior to the games in Week 10.
This column refers to players rostered in under 50% of Yahoo, ESPN, and Sleeper Leagues.
NFL Week 10 Weekend Waiver Wire
Will Levis, Tennessee Titans
Levis was named starter for the rest of the season for the Titans. In 2 games this season, Levis has thrown the ball 68 times, completing 41 passes for 500 yards and 4 touchdowns. It’s not just the volume though, he has looked very good doing this. Against the Steelers in Week 9 he did not have a touchdown pass but he was throwing bullets with a flick of his wrist. The schedule is really friendly for the rest of the season. He could be a very nice addition to your team.
47% rostered on Yahoo
35% rostered on ESPN
54% rostered on Sleeper
Taylor Heinicke, Atlanta Falcons
Wrote about him in this column last week. He is in Money Makers and Heart Breakers as a Money Maker this week. I am not saying you should expect a top 5 player here but. He has what people believe are truly elite young players all around him in this lineup. To top it all off in Week 16 the Falcons play the Colts and in Week 10 They play the Bears.
18% rostered on Yahoo
11% rostered on ESPN
27% rostered on Sleeper
Leonard Fournette, Buffalo Bills
Lombardi Lenny is officially part of the Bills. They have utilized an RBBC all season, so much that I had played Latavius Murray at some point myself. If Fournette gets a piece of the pie here he has proven he will produce with it. They can pass protect and catch the football exceptionally well. A nice add-and-hold.
26% rostered on Yahoo
11% on ESPN
30% on Sleeper
Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens
9 Carries for 138 yards and a touchdown will certainly make you the top waiver add for the week at RB. The Ravens like to run the ball. Mitchell is someone we have been waiting for to break out and Week 9 was the week. He has a hamstring injury but I would make the add if I have the bench slot.
47% rostered on Yahoo
22% on ESPN
49% on Sleeper
Other running backs to consider if you are desperate:
- Devin Singletary – 42% rostered on Yahoo. Looks like he is the new starter for the pathetic Houston Texans run game.
- Tyjae Spears – 40% Rostered in Yahoo leagues is still seeing the majority of the snaps for the Titans but didn’t do much in Week 9.
Noah Brown, Houston Texans
Noah Brown saw 6 targets, which he turned into 6 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown. He isn’t getting the volume Dell is, but he can produce downfield at a high level and is available in the vast majority of leagues. With Nico Collins dinged up Brown is a must add.
14% rostered on Yahoo
13% on ESPN
26% on Sleeper
Kahlil Shakir, Buffalo Bills
Shakir has caught 100% of his targets in the past 4 games. In Week 9 that meant he saw 4 targets which he turned into 4 receptions and 57 yards. His snap share has really jumped up the past two weeks all the to 71% in Week 9. He is involved in a very good option as what looks like the third option in the passing game. Might be a match-up-dependent play the rest of the way.
15% rostered on Yahoo
6% on ESPN
28% on Sleeper
Other wide receivers to consider:
- Odell Beckham Jr – 7 targets, 5 receptions, 56 yards and a TD in Week 9. He is also only rostered on 25% of Yahoo Leagues.
- Wandale Robinson – 5 targets for 4 receptions,35 yards and a TD. Darren Waller is out and there isn’t much else in that pass attack for the Giants. Rostered in only 20% of Yahoo league
Cade Otton, Tamp Bay Buccaneers
In the past 3 games, Otton has seen 6 or more targets. He is the third option in the passing game behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin with a 12% target share. He produced as I expected in Week 9 with 9 targets which he turned into 6 receptions, 70 yards, and 2 touchdowns.
21% rostered on Yahoo
19% on ESPN
28% on Sleeper
Other tight ends to consider:
- Jonnu Smith – 6 targets, 5 receptions, 100 yards and a TD in Week 9. He is also only rostered on 41% of Yahoo Leagues.
- Hunter Henry – With 2 starting WRs out Henry saw 7 targets, for 4 receptions, 39 yards, and a TD in Week 9. He is only 41% rostered on Yahoo
- Tanner Hudson – The Cincinnati Bengals may be missing both of the starting wide receivers this week. In Week 9 Hudson saw 5 targets which he turned into 4 receptions and 45 yards. He is 0% rostered across the board.