Week 10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Adds
By Craig Forrestal
It’s the final countdown and players are emerging from the woodwork whether it is due to injury or finally emerging from a convoluted situation there is value to be had on the waiver wire this week. So buckle up and get ready for a wild ride of recommendations.
1.Ronald Jones II-RB-Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tampa has been frustrating for fantasy owners this season. Offensive inconsistency all over the board has been a headache and sprinkle in an under productive RB by committee situation and you have the perfect storm for fantasy failure. But the Tampa Bay offense has found life. Jones took 20 touches and turned it into 82 yards and a trip to the end zone. After a miserable rookie season, Jones took control of the backfield against Seattle and Bruce Arians has alluded to giving Jones all the work he can handle moving forward. It’s Week 10 and he’s likely a 15 plus touch back weekly in this offense, so bet on Tampa Bay scoring consistently the rest of the way as the schedule is favorable for fantasy production.
2.Ryan Tannehill-QB-Tennessee Titans: Another week over 300 yards for Tannehill and he is leading the NFL in completion percentage at 71.8%. Also, Tannehill showcased the athletic ability by adding a score on the ground last week. Tannehill makes for a great one week play with Carson Wentz, Deshaun Watson and Tom Brady all on bye as he draws a matchup with Kansas City. He has a Week 11 bye but after that he gets Jacksonville, @ Indianapolis, @ Oakland, Houston and New Orleans. Tannehill has been put in good situations by the play calling and he has Derrick Henry to lean on when times get tough, so for the QB needy fantasy owner take a look at Tannehill. This is different from Miami.
3.Nick Foles-QB-Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars have to go back to Foles when they take the field again in Week 11. But what about Gardner Minshew you may ask? The Jags got a good taste for Minshew and his skills, but Minshew has fumbling issues and was really exposed as a rookie in the red zone as the Jags have been completely ineffective. Jacksonville paid Foles big money to run the show for this team and now that he is healthy, it is time to get him back under center. The bye week gives the team time to get healthy and get Foles the practice time he needs to get the rust off. He comes off bye with a few high upside matchups and enough weapons to be a fantasy season savior for some, so if you can afford the one week hold add him.
4.Zach Pascal-WR-Indianapolis Colts: T.Y. Hilton is going to be out a little bit of time with an injury and even though Jacoby Brissett is a questionable call due to a knee injury, Pascal delivers whenever the chance comes around. He posted 5 catches, 76 yards and 1 TD last week. He offers every week WR3 value for as long as Hilton is out.
5.JD McKissic-RB-Detroit Lions: I promise if this week is another mess I’ll never post another Detroit Lions add for the rest of the season. McKissic is not much of a threat on the ground, historically, but he is a solid pass-catcher out of the backfield. Last week McKissic was able to cross the goal-line and posted 32 yards on 4 carries while adding another 40 yards on 3 catches. This week Detroit gets Chicago and the likes of Lat Murray, Austin Ekeler and Miles Sanders have all faired well in the passing game recently. While Detroit will go with the “hot hand”, I think McKissic could be an option for desperate fantasy owners.
6. DeVante Parker-WR-Miami Dolphins: While we are waiting for one more absolute magical performance by Ryan Fitzpatrick it will have to come without rookie standout Preston Williams. Parker becomes the de facto WR1 for the Dolphins, and while hyping up the Dolphins is always dangerous, with Mark Walton out on 4-game-suspension it is officially throw mode in the 305. Parker has shown to be a dependable target for Fitzpatrick and that should get him an increase in targets with Williams out.
7.Mike Gesicki-TE-Miami Dolphins: TE is a deserted island and with the injury to Preston Williams, much like Parker above, Gesicki is in line for more work. Ever since Ryan Fitzpatrick stepped in at QB for Miami Gesicki has seen less than 4 targets once. This week coming up against the Colts is a good streaming matchup if you’re in need. Plus, he could be a multiple week play given the suspension to Mark Walton and injury to Preston Williams.