2019 NFL Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football waiver wire, injury, and bye-week help is here!

The following teams have bye weeks and WILL NOT be playing this week:

Denver Broncos
Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars
New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins



RUNNING BACK (RB)

Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (currently owned in 37.8% of all ESPN leagues):
Jones receives 20 of the Buccaneers carries to just four for fellow running back Peyton Barber.  Barber has become the lead back in the Bucs backfield. He has the Cardinals, Falcons, Jags, and Lions on the schedule, all of which are pretty weak against the run.  He’s worth an add in most leagues if he continues to get the volume he’s been getting.

Jaylen Samuels, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (currently owned in 49.4% of all ESPN leagues):
Although he failed to reach the end zone last week, Samuels was a ppr stud catching 13 passes for 73 yards. He also added 10 yards on eight carries.  Samuels could be the back to own if Conner is out again this week. 

Mark Walton, RB, Miami Dolphins (currently owned in 52.1% of all ESPN leagues):
Walton is undoubtedly the lead back of the Dolphins backfield and is available in roughly half of all ESPN leagues for those who need a starting running back.  However, his ability to produce is still in question.  He has just 161 total yards on 54 touches in his last 3 games.  That’s an average of 18 touches per game.  The productivity might not be there but the opportunity is.  The field should continue to open up for him a bit as Miami’s quarterback play continues to stabilize and opponents need to respect the pass.

Derrius Guice, RB, Washington Redskins (currently owned in 32.6% of all ESPN leagues):
***The Washington Redskins have a BYE WEEK this week and DO NOT play***
Guice has slowly been working his way back onto the field after a meniscus injury placed him on injured reserve.  He would be a big boost to the Redskins running game since Thompson and Peterson are both nursing injuries.  They do have a bye this week, but Guice is worth a speculative stash for owners needing a boost to their running games.  Guice would be the defacto starter when he returns.

WIDE RECEIVER (WR)

Devante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins (currently owned in 22.8% of all ESPN leagues):
Parker deserves an immediate pickup in most leagues.  While he’s still not living up to his first round draft pick potential, he’s scored touchdowns in four of his last five games and he should get even more with with fellow wideout Preston Williams now out for the season.  Volume is the name of the game and there should be plenty of it for Parker.  He should also continue getting better with quarterback play on his team becoming more stable now.

Kenny Stills, WR, Houston Texans (currently owned in 46.4% of all ESPN leagues):
***Please Note: The Texans have a BYE WEEK this week and DO NOT PLAY***
As previously mentioned, Stills is a Will Fuller upgrade.  Fuller is the burner who specializes in taking the tops off of defenses.  Stills has similar speed but he also has the route running ability to work underneath in traffic where he can catch the ball on short passes and turn it upfield for big gains.  He caught four passes for 52 yards this week against a struggling Jaguars secondary which was more focused on stopping Deandre Hopkins.  He has a tough schedule coming up and Filler’s return could cut into Stills’ workload.  He’s worth picking up for now as a trusted target of Deshaun Watson.

Zach Pascal, WR, Indianapolis Colts (currently owned in 6.6% of all ESPN leagues):
Pascal has scored three touchdowns in his last three games.  He found the Endzone twice against the Texans week seven and one touchdown last week against the Steelers.  Unfortunately he managed just one catch for 6 yards against the Broncos in week eight just one touch for 6 yards against the Broncos during week eight.  This makes Pascal a boom or bust prospect as long as T.Y. Hilton is out and as long as he has a favorable matchup.  This weeks matchup looks very favorable as the Colts will take on the dolphins.

TIGHT END (TE)

Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins (currently owned in 2.3% of all ESPN leagues):
Gesicki caught all six of his targets for 95 yards for a career day against the Jets to help his team to their first win of the season.  He could be next in line for targets with Preston Williams now sidelined for the rest of the season.  Somebody has to catch the passes and Gesicki presents an inviting target at 6’6” 250lbs.  He isn’t the most athletic right end but he has just enough playmaking ability to help make a difference. 

Noah Fant, TE, Denver Broncos (currently owned in 7.8% of all ESPN leagues):
***Please note: the Denver Broncos have a BYE WEEK this week and DO NOT PLAY***
Here’s the deal.  Young quarterbacks love throwing to big, athletic targets who can make plays.  Noah Fant is exactly that.  While fellow Hawkeye T.J. Hockenson was known as the Swiss Army knife, Fant was the pass catching specialist who could catch it in stride and make plays with the ball. A 75 yard touchdown catch helped buoy the rookie’s stats, but he should be targeted plenty by his young quarterback as well as fantasy owners.

Chris Herndon, TE, New York Jets (currently owned in 23.5% of all ESPN leagues):
Much has been made of Herndon’s return in fantasy leagues everywhere.  However, all he’s done is hog roster spots with questionable, doubtful, and out/inactive designations.  Well, he was active for the first time this week which is a step in the right direction even though he didn’t play.  The Jets fell to the winless Dolphins this week which means they’ll need all the help they can get.  Herndon is worth starting if he can get in the field. 

QUARTERBACK (QB)

Kyle Allen, QB, Carolina Panthers (currently owned in 6.5% of all ESPN leagues):
The Panthers might be content to shut down Cam for the year.  If this the case, Kyle Allen would be the starting signal caller and should be picked up in all leagues.  He’s seen plenty of success this year and he’ll face the Falcons’ suspect secondary twice along with a struggling Redskins team.  He can also dump it off to McCaffery at any time and rack up plenty of YAC. 

STREAMING OPTION

Brian Hoyer, QB, Indianapolis Colts (currently owned in 0% of all ESPN leagues):
The veteran journeyman now plays for the Colts and did a fine job filling in for Jacoby after the Colts starter left the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury.  Hoyer completed 17 of his 26 attempts for 168 yards, three touchdowns and a pick.  The Dolphins present a fine streaming matchup this week so Hoyer is worth a dart throw especially in 2QB leagues where a streaming option is needed.

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS (D/ST)

Baltimore Ravens (currently owned in 33.6% of all ESPN leagues):
What a difference a single player makes.  Marcus Peters helps provide instinct and coverage to a Ravens defensive backfield that already had plenty of talent.  They'll take on the Bengals, who are starting a rookie QB, on the road in Cincinnati.  This defense is one to pick up and keep well into the playoffs.

STREAMING OPTIONS

Indianapolis Colts (currently owned in 37.4% of all ESPN leagues):
The Colts have the Dolphins at home.

Detroit Lions (currently owned in 10.1% of all ESPN leagues):
Yes, if Darius "Big Play" Slay is back, the Lions are a viable streaming option.  The Bears are dead last in the NFC North.  They’ve struggled to move the ball all season, averaged less than 300 yards of total offense per game, and look like a shell of what they were last year.  In the meantime, this revamped Matt Patricia offense has looked good and should give the Bears offense everything it can handle.  Don’t be afraid to stream this defense against this dumpster fire.

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