Is your fantasy football team in desperate need of a key waiver wire pickup? Here are players you can stream for week-10 of the 2019 NFL season.
As we enter week-10 of the 2019 NFL season, some of you may be in desperate need of a player or two to bolster your roster. Here are FOUR essential fantasy football waiver wire pickups to help improve your team in week-8 of the season.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups, Week-10
QUARTERBACK – JOSH ALLEN vs BROWNS
Week 10 will have SIX teams on bye. Streaming will be a tall order, but we will do our level best to deliver good options this week. At quarterback, it’s very unlikely that Josh Allen is available to stream in your leagues, but if he is, pick him up, hold onto him and start him for his next two games against Cleveland and Miami. Somehow the Browns have lowered the bar yet again by failing to take advantage of Denver’s third-string quarterback, Brad Allen. Until they prove otherwise, the Browns are a plus matchup for QBs and Wideouts alike.
RUNNING BACK – JAYLEN SAMUEL vs RAMS
Jaylen Samuel took over the lead back position for an injured James Conner and as far as rushing the ball is concerned, he was pretty terrible. 8 rushing attempts for 10 yards. Yikes. Samuels damage was done in the passing game, 13 catches on 13 attempts for 73 yards. He ended up breaking Leveon Bell’s record for catches by a running back. Even if Conner returns next week as the starter, I doubt Pittsburgh will get away from Samuels work in the passing game. Especially in PPR leagues, it’s safe to trust Samuels as a flex option going forward, and against a team with Aaron Donald, I would think Rudolph will look to eject that ball as quickly as possible.
WIDE RECEIVER – AJ BROWN vs CHIEFS
Ryan Tannehill taking over for Tennessee has been very positive for pass catchers on the Titans. Rookie wide receiver AJ Brown has been getting consistent looks since the switch and has been producing with them. In a matchup that should see the return of Pat Mahomes, I expect the Titans to have to throw the ball. A lot. I expect AJ Brown to be the primary weapon for Tannehill as the Titans try to keep pace with the Chiefs and that means good production this week.
TIGHT END – VANCE MCDONALD vs RAMS
Pittsburgh has not been utilizing the Tight End position very effectively since Roethlisberger went down. Last week against Indy there were some positive signs that Mason Rudolph will begin to use his short and intermediate route runners more. McDonald was targeted 7 times, catching 5 and converting one of those for a touchdown. As stated earlier with Samuels, I expect the Steelers to continue to throw more short passes when the pass rush will be more aggressive, and Aaron Donald’s Rams are another one of those matchups.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Players to avoid in Week-10
QUARTERBACK – DEREK CARR vs CHARGERS
Derek Carr has been perform moderately in good matchups lately. Last week against Detroit he was able to score 2 touchdowns and go for 289 yards without throwing more than 100 of those yards (or either touchdown) to his primary weapons, Darren Waller and Tyrell Williams. That’s generally a good sign for a quarterback with decent numbers. Unfortunately this week he has a lot going against him. A short week brings the Chargers to Oakland on Thursday. The Chargers just manhandled Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay after that team has come off of two prolific performances. It’s unlikely Carr will find a lot of success versus this defense on a short week. It’s not worth the risk.
RUNNING BACK – DAMIEN WILLIAMS vs TITANS
The Kansas City backfield is a true mess. Just when it seems LeSean McCoy has taken a stranglehold of the starting job, he fumbles. Darrell Williams plays well while Damien Williams is out with a contusion. He then loses the job to McCoy and Damien Williams again. A mess. Now it seems like Damien May has made a case for being the starter in a great game versus Minnesota, but when you really look, 13 of Williams 14 carries went for 37 yards. The 14th was a 90-yard touchdown where Williams got lapped by Tyreek Hill. You may be able to flex Williams this week, but I would greatly lower my expectations.
WIDE RECEIVER – BRESHAD PERRIMAN vs CARDINALS
The game week 9 between Tampa and Seattle was quite a display of big plays for big yards. Jameis Winston was hyper-targeting Mike Evans but he also got the ball to other wideouts demanding lesser coverage. This week that player was Perriman. He was targeted 8 times, catching half of those targets for 42 and a touchdown. A former first-round pick of the Ravens, Perriman has shown very little at the pro level. He has bounced between Baltimore, Cleveland, Washington and now Tampa. It would be very unlikely for him to earn enough targets to be effective for fantasy going forward.