Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Rankings (Week 10)

Nov 6, 2017

Robert Woods has been a consistent contributor to the Rams and can make a difference

We made it out of the weekend without any major injuries and with two fewer teams on bye this week, managing your roster could be a bit easier. That said, Ezekiel Elliott owners still surely have concerns with his looming suspension and if you’re a Dez Bryant owner, that ankle injury is likely going to wear down your mouse from clicking refresh on his status all week.

Fortunately, there’s always the waiver wire we can turn to, no matter how bleak it may look. After all, Chris Ivory rewarded owners after Leonard Fournette’s late scratch and Marqise Lee continues to see targets for the Jaguars. Both players were, and still are, readily available. We put together a list of players with <50% ownership based on Yahoo! and ESPN leagues. See how the experts rank all of them and get insight on their favorite targets including defenses to stream in Week 10.

Week 10 Byes: Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, Philadelphia

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Featured Experts:
Mike Tagliere – FantasyPros
Jason Moore – The Fantasy Footballers
Bobby Sylvester – FantasyPros
Chris Meaney – FNTSY Sports Network

*Ownership % derived from a consensus of Yahoo & ESPN leagues

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Q1. Give us your thoughts on a waiver wire target (or two) you especially like as a pickup.

“Running backs who touch the ball at least 10 times per game are hard to find, which is why I’d be willing to spend at least 15 percent of my budget on either Damien Williams or Danny Woodhead. They both play on similar teams – good defenses, with offenses that sputter over time. Fortunately for these two, they are gamescript-proof because of what they offer in the passing game. The Ravens have shown time after time that they don’t want to use Javorius Allen unless they have to, and Woodhead gives them a reason not to.”
– Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros)

Damien Williams is my top pickup this week. Look, he stinks as a running back but he was the starter for the Dolphins and was the clear-cut receiving back even before the game got out of control. The passing work will be important for the Dolphins as Jay Cutler threw 12 completions to running backs harkening back to his days with Matt Forte.”
– Jason Moore (The Fantasy Footballers)

Robert Woods leads all wideouts on his team with 72 fantasy points in PPR formats. He also leads all wide receivers on his team in targets, catches, and yards. The touchdowns won’t always be there like last week, but he’s been the most consistent WR on the Rams. He has at least four targets in every game and at least six targets in five of his last six games. He also has at least four grabs in four straight games, and at least 50 receiving yards in six of his eight games. The Rams are the number one scoring unit in the league, get a piece of this offense if you can even if it means spending 10 to 15 percent of your FAAB. At this point in the season, if you need a wide receiver you need to do what you can to get one. Don’t be afraid of the matchups either as Woods put up 66 yards against Seattle and 70 against the Jaguars.”
– Chris Meaney (FNTSY Sports Network)

“I am not willing to spend ANY FAAB on any player who is less than 50% owned this week. Josh Doctson is my favorite target, and I’d be pleased to own him as my team’s fifth wide receiver, but he isn’t going to win me a title, so I’ll hold my FAAB tight and hope for a better option in one of the next few weeks. With Crowder dealing with his injury and Pryor getting limited snaps, Doctson should emerge into a quality depth piece now that the Legion of Boom is behind him.”
– Bobby Sylvester (FantasyPros)

Q2. For owners renting a D/ST in Week 10, what readily available option (under 40%) should they target and why?

“Whether the Broncos end up starting Brock Osweiler or Trevor Siemian, you can bet that they will be a good offense to pick on. C.J. Anderson hasn’t been running well either, so this should be a low implied total with major turnover upside for the New England defense. Expect a 10+ point spread and loads of passes in an effort to keep up with Tom Brady which should lead to even more sacks and increased interception odds.”
– Bobby Sylvester (FantasyPros)

“The obvious play here is the Patriots. The Broncos are allowing the third most fantasy points to the defense position. The Rams put up 18, Bills 22, Raiders 18, and in the last four games, opposing defenses have racked up 137 fantasy points. The Chargers had 42 points, the Chiefs 35, and last week with Brock Osweiler under center, the Eagles put up 22 fantasy points.”
– Chris Meaney (FNTSY Sports Network)

Green Bay might not be the best defense around, but no one is scared of Mitch Trubisky right now. Anytime you can play a defense against a rookie QB that looks too green for the NFL, you take it. Add in that this divisional game should be low scoring and you should have a safe defense with a high ceiling.”
– Jason Moore (The Fantasy Footballers)

“It may not sound sexy right at this moment, but you’ll be able to get the Giants defense off the waiver wire because of that. Playing against the 49ers with C.J. Beathard has been a godsend to opposing defenses, as they have totaled 14 sacks and 7 turnovers over the last three games. If you’d like a fallback option, the Bears at home against the Packers in a divisional game wouldn’t be the worst backup plan.”
– Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros)

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