This Week’s Waiver Wires – Week 10
Week 10 Quarterbacks
Carson Wentz— As it seems that Wentz-ylvania as died down just a little bit but the young rookie has a very favorable matchup this week. The Atlanta Falcons have been horrendous against quarterbacks this year, especially on the road. They give up the most fantasy points up to home quarterbacks and it really doesn't matter who they play. With Hotlanta having a top 3 offense, look for this game to be a shootout. Play Carson and don't look back.
Joe Flacco— So one good strategy for looking for waiver wire quarterbacks to stream is target the Cleveland Browns. Whats better than that? Targeting Cleveland when they are away from First Energy Stadium is even better. Cleveland goes to face the Ravens in Baltimore on Thursday night this week, and Flacco has torched the Brownies in his career. Against the Browns? Check. Against them in BAL? Check. Short week? Check. Play Joe Flacco? Check mate.
Trevor Siemian — 283 yards and 1 TD isn't really a flashy stat line? But when you play a very hot Oakland Raiders at the Black Hole, its understandable. Now Siemian’s job could be in jeopardy. So look for an angry Trevor to stomp one of the worst pass defense in the NFL in the New Orleans Saints. Now the Dome can be noisy but against the Saints horrible pass D, it shouldn't be a problem. If you own Matthew Stafford or Andrew Luck, who are most likely sitting on a couch watching football this week with their bye, take a flyer on Trevor Siemian.
Week 10 Running Backs
James Starks — As good as Ty Montgomery has looked at running the ball, he is no running back. James Starks is a running back. He has been out since week 5 because of injury and could see the field this week against the Titans. As a Ty Montgomery owner, I think he should not run the ball through the tackles. He is just not a running back. Bet guess who is? Yup. You got it. James Starks. With Don Jackson ineffective, Starks will get all the touches. Pick him up for the rest of the season. With running backs being so thin when it comes to volume, James Starks could win you a championship.
Rob Kelley — Kelley is a lot like the other Redskin’s running back, Matt Jones. They are a lot alike on how they run downfield and can mow over would-be tacklers. There is one difference. Rob Kelley, at least so far in his brief career, doesn't like to fumble. Matt Jones on the other hand LOVES to fumble. He probably minored in it at Florida. Kelley has looked very good recently running over a Bengals defense for 87 yards and a touchdown. At worst, it looks like he could be in a 50/50 split on a really talented offense and could be the steal of the year if he continues to get more touches down the stretch.
Paul Perkins — The UCLA rookie has looked more and more like a featured back on a mess of a run game for the New York Football Giants. Rashad Jennings has never been the most healthiest of players as he has already missed three games this season. Look for the rookie to more intregated into this offense that has seriously struggled to get the run game going. Pick him up and see what he does.
Week 10 Wide Receivers
J.J. Nelson — Boy is this kid fast. The second year receiver has been officially named the starter with Michael Floyd’s inability to perform this year. Before last weeks bye, the UAB product had a 8 catch 79 yard performance that included two touchdowns. He goes against a terrible, record breaking defense on inefficiency in the 49ers, and looks to have locked the second option behind the hall-of-famer Larry Fitzgerald. If you need a splash play, pick up the 160-pound burner.
Tyrell Williams — Why not pick up the lead receiver on a team that loves to throw the ball 100 times a games? Okay, maybe not 100 times a game, but Phillip Rivers loves to throw the ball. Tyrell was looking like the lead receivers on this team even before teammate Travis Benjamin is now supposedly battling a torn PCL. He leads the team in receiving yards the last month and is still owned in a ton of leagues. Plus a date this Sunday with a bad Miami secondary doesn't hurt him either.
Rishard Matthews — If I said that in the last 5 weeks two players in the NFL had 5 touchdowns, who would you chose? Julio Jones? AJ Green? OBJ? Well, one is Mike Evans. And the second should be a little more of a shock. Its Richard Matthews of the Tennessee Titans. Matthews has had a connection from Marcus Mariota and has blossomed into the number receiver for this team. The Titans host the Packers whose secondary is all bandaged up with their injuries, so look for Matthews to add on to his recent touchdown total this week.
Week 10 Tight Ends
C.J. Fiedorowicz — He should be available after having a bye last week. Big C.J. has been one of the more consistent options in this Texans offense. Jaguars have not been pushovers to opposing tight ends but what does it matter. If you're looking for an option for tight end, you could definitely do worse. He has had at least seven targets in his last four games and Brock Osweiler has been looking his way in the red zone. Pick up and play C.J this week.
Eric Ebron — He has looked good. Now look out because he is on bye this week, so this is more of a stash play. Some leagues that I even play in stream tight ends, so if you have a free spot on your bench pick him up! Tight ends are hard to find on the waiver wire and there is no one attacking this kid’s talent. He has been getting more reliability as he has 79 yards and 92 yards in his last two games, which have been against two good defense in the Texans and Vikings. Pick him up and play him the rest of the year. Do it!