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Every Monday throughout the season, theScore’s Justin Bone Runs down the recommended waiver wire pickups.
Roster percentages are based on Yahoo leagues. Free Agent Budget (FAB) amounts are based on a $100 salary cap. Only players represented in less than 50% of the leagues are considered.
Week 10 bye
- Baltimore Ravens
- Cincinnati Bengal
- New England Patriots
- New York Jets
Daniel Jones, Giants
Though the Texans have underrated pass defense, Jones is still a quality pickup for fantasy managers who need quarterback help.
The 25-year-old has surpassed average passing stats this season by increasing his rushing production. He ranks fourth behind a quarterback in rushing yards per game (45.4) and has hit the end zone on the ground three times.
His schedule is also enticing, with favorable matchups against the Lions (Week 11), Commanders (Weeks 13 and 15) and Vikings (Week 16) over the next seven games.
streaming options: Jimmy Garoppolo vs. LAC (39% of players), Marcus Mariota at CAR (33% of players)
Risky streaming options: Andy Dalton at PIT (15% roster)
Risky streaming options (if error-free): Ryan Tannehill vs DEN (13% of squad)
Dart throw streaming options: Kenny Pickett vs. NO (7% list), Jacoby Brissett at MIA (7% list), Davis Mills at NYG (7% list), PJ Walker vs. ATL (6% list)
Dart throw streaming options (when launcher is off): Keenum vs. MIN case (0% list), Malik Willis vs. DEN (3% list)
Rachaad White, privateer
The waiver wire doesn’t offer much immediate relief to fantasy managers looking for spot starters this week, as no major injuries opened the door for a ball carrier to earn more snaps.
Instead, we will shift our focus to a long-term approach. White has been mentioned throughout this article as a backup with high upside potential, and with Leonard Fournette’s failure to spark a spark in the Buccaneers’ running game, the rookie’s stakes are increasing.
Fournette has averaged less than 3 yards per carry over the past month. YPC is a flawed statistic, but when the number is so low, it’s a worrying sign.
Meanwhile, White managed a season-high 12 touches in Week 9 and could continue to earn more in the second half of the season.
He needs to be used as a flexible option with a chance to overtake Fournette if things continue down this path.
Isiah Pacheco, Chiefs
The Chiefs’ rushing attack was stifled by the Titans’ defensive front and a surprisingly poor game script, resulting in an embarrassing 12 carries for 14 yards by the trio of Pacheco, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon.
Even after Pacheco was named a starter a few weeks ago, Kansas City continues to roll out a committee, and some Fantasy executives will begin to show their frustration by removing the seventh-round rookie from their rosters.
However, we approach Pacheco as a buy or hold. He’s played more snaps than CEH in the last two games and would likely distance himself further in a positive game script.
Luckily for him, the Chiefs’ schedule is about to soften. Andy Reid and Co. get the Jaguars and Chargers over the next two weeks – two of the 10 easiest pairings for fantasy backs.
As we mentioned last week, the Chiefs also have one of the easiest starts to the fantasy playoffs with the Texans (Week 15) and the Seahawks (Week 16), and both are also among the top 10 friendliest opponents for fantasy backs.
Keep hiding Pacheco to see if he can get out of the pack in KC
Jeff Wilson Jr. is above the 50% mark in the squad but should be in the squad in all leagues.
High upside backups like Alexander Mattson (45% roster), Jaylen Warren (7% roster), Samaje perineum (6% roster) and Zamir White (2% in squad) Should be in the squad in most leagues.
Flex Options: Kenneth Gainwell vs. WAS (14% list)
Flex options (if healthy): Chuba Hubbard vs. ATL (33% list)
Risky Flex Options: Jerick McKinnon vs. JAX (14% list), Latavius Murray at TEN (31% list), Dontrell Hilliard vs. DEN (18% list), Travis Homer at TB (1% list)
Risky flex options (if healthy): Kyren Williams vs. ARI (42% of players)
Risky Flex options (when the launcher is off): Zack Moss at LV (4% roster), Jordan Wilkins at LV (0% roster)
Dart Throw Flex Options: Isaiah Spiller at SF (3% of lists), Chase Edmonds at TEN (48% of lists), Jordan Howard at PIT (0% of lists), JaMycal Hasty at KC (6% of lists), Matt Breida vs. HOU ( 1% of lists), Rex Burkhead at NYG (8% roster), Justin Jackson at CHI (0% roster)
Dart throw flex options (when launcher is off): Kylin Hill vs. DAL (0% Squad)
Other fuses to consider: James Cook vs. MIN (19% roster), Caleb Huntley at CAR (25% roster), Tyrion Davis-Price vs. LAC (1% roster)
Bye Week Hides: Justice Hill (5% estimated)
Donovan Peoples-Jones, Browns
The fact that Peoples-Jones only features in 21% of leagues tells you that the fantasy community hasn’t realized how productive he’s been over the past five games.
Prior to the Browns’ bye in Week 9, DPJ posted stat lines of 5-71-0, 4-50-0, 4-74-0, 6-71-0, and 4-81-0.
Peoples-Jones has the 16th most receiving yards of any receiver in their last five games, but a lack of touchdowns is squeezing his overall fantasy numbers.
Take advantage of this situation before he starts finding the end zone and before Cleveland gets a QB upgrade when Deshaun Watson returns in Week 13.
Terrace Marshall Jr., Panthers
Marshall is finally getting more opportunities after Robbie Anderson left Carolina. And he’s delivered in the last two games.
The second wideout caught four passes for 87 yards on nine targets in Week 8 against the Falcons, followed by three grabs, 53 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals on Sunday.
Next up is a rematch with the Falcons, making him an intriguing WR4/Flex option.
George Pickens and Kadarius Toney Are above the 50% mark in the roster but should be in the roster in most leagues.
Flex Options: Wan’Dale Robinson vs. HOU (25% list), Darius Slayton at HOU (5% list), Marquez Valdes-Scantling vs. JAX (44% list), Mecole Hardman vs. JAX (48% list)
Flex options (if Adam Thielen drops out): KJ Osborn at BUF (5% roster)
Risky Flex Options: Michael Gallup at GB (39% list), Isaiah McKenzie vs. MIN (39% list), DeAndre Carter at SF (31% list), Zay Jones at KC (24% list), Marvin Jones Jr at KC (6% list) roster)
Risky flex options (if healthy): Nico Collins at NYG (12% roster), Jarvis Landry at PIT (17% roster)
Risky Flex options (if Brandin Cooks/Nico Collins fail): Chris Moore at NYG (0% roster), Phillip Dorsett at NYG (1% roster)
Dart Throw Flex Options: Alec Pierce at LV (34% of lists), Parris Campbell at LV (27% of lists), Mack Hollins vs. IND (11% of lists), Caliph Raymond at CHI (12% of lists), Olamide Zaccheaus at CAR ( 1% of lists), Scotty Miller vs. SEA (0% roster), Samori Toure vs. DAL (0% roster)
Dart throw flex options (when healthy): Jahan Dotson at PHI (18% list), Josh Reynolds at CHI (18% list), Christian Watson vs. DAL (3% list)
Dart throw flex options (if Keenan Allen is out): Michael Bandy at SF (0% roster)
Injured Reserve Hides: Odell Beckham Jr. (24% roster), Treylon Burks (17% roster), Jameson Williams (22% roster)
Greg Dulcich, Broncos
Since debuting in Week 6, Dulcich has averaged 10.1 fantasy points per game across half PPR leagues. It’s the fourth most common among tight ends during this period.
The rookie also has an incredibly easy schedule with mostly beneficial matchups the rest of the way. His only tough opponent – in terms of fantasy points allowed for tight endings – are the Rams, and they don’t appear until week 16.
Consider Dulcich a low-end fantasy TE1 and a lucky gift if you’re in one of the 65% of leagues where he’s still available.
Streamer options (when Starter is off): Cade Otton vs. SEA (11% list)
Risky Streamer Options: Noah Fant at TB (10% roster), Cole Kmet vs. IT (23% roster)
Risky Streamer options (when Starter is off): Dan Arnold at KC (0% list), Foster Moreau vs. IND (4% list)
Dart Throw Streamer Options: Will Dissly at TB (12% list), Juwan Johnson at PIT (12% list), Logan Thomas at PHI (0% list), Tanner Hudson vs. HOU (0% list), Tommy Tremble vs. ATL (0% list ). )
Week 10 streamers
Favorable upcoming schedules: Broncos (46% roster), Jets (19% roster), Commanders (5% roster)
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