Week 10 was refreshingly quiet in terms of major fantasy news/injuries. What it lacked in the fantasy disruption, it made up for in other ways with upsets galore and the drama surrounding Rodgers. Doesn’t mean there aren’t still some names to target on the Waiver Wire! Let’s discuss.
A reminder on how this works… For this feature, I will be focusing exclusively on players rostered in less than 50% of both ESPN and Yahoo leagues.
If your league has a standard waiver system, then simply follow the order of my picks to determine your waiver priority. If your league has a FAAB system, I will assign each waiver pick a % of your FAAB budget I would be comfortable committing. You may see some repeat names from previous weeks, that would be because these individuals still are not rostered in 50% of fantasy leagues and these are my TOP 5 waiver adds. That won’t change just because I want to give you some fresh names.
- Brandon Aiyuk (30% of FAAB) – The time has come. Don’t trick yourself into thinking Week 9 was an aberration. The signs were pointing to Aiyuk’s breakout for weeks. It finally happened. His 6 catches for 89 yards and a TD came while George Kittle and Deebo Samuel were both active. Aiyuk’s worst performances in games with at least 7+ targets have both come in 2021, this one included. In case you didn’t know, that’s a good thing. Get ready. Aiyuk’s a WR2 with WR1, league winning upside, the rest of the year.
- Jordan Howard RB (20% of FAAB) – Miles Sanders can return from IR this week, so stay tuned to reports there. Eagles camp has been quiet on that front, but I expect Jordan Howard to remain involved either way. He’s a more natural compliment to Miles Sanders than Kenneth Gainwell, and the Eagles have expressed a desire to continue to feature Jordan Howard for the remainder of the season.
- Rhamondre Stevenson RB (20% of FAAB) – A wild, wild west of RB options this week. Stevenson left Week 9’s game with a concussion and shortly thereafter, starting RB Damien Harris did the same. Concussions are tricky enough, let alone for bruising RBs, so this backfield is going to be a guessing game until practice reports come out. If you’re a Damien Harris owner, you need to prioritize Rhamondre in a major way. If not, there’s other options to look for. If both are inactive, JJ Taylor becomes the name to pay attention to.
- Carson Wentz QB (15% of FAAB) – A name that’s been on this column in some form or fashion for weeks now, Wentz remains under 50% rostered despite being QB10 on the season. He’s arguably been the most consistent fantasy QB of the season, scoring under 17 points just once this year. He does have a tough road test with Buffalo in Week 11 but outside of that, and his bye in Week 14, Wentz’s remaining schedule is soft. He’s a legit contender to finish this season as a Top 10 Fantasy QB.
- Devonta Freeman RB (15% of FAAB) – It’s hard to imagine Latavius Murray regaining control of this backfield following the way Devonta Freeman has looked as the “featured” back in his absence. He is the primary pass catching back in this group of outcasts so he will maintain value regardless of Murray’s role when he returns. Freeman’s got a juicy matchup in week 10 against a Miami team that has struggled greatly to defend the run. My sense is that the Ravens won’t rush Murray back for that one, giving Freeman at least one more week as the undisputed #1.
-Cory, Fox Fantasy Football Insider