Fantasy Football: Week 10 Waiver Wire
|11.08.11 at 8:53 am ET|
Welcome to the week 10 waiver wire. Since we have this odd gap in the bye weeks, we’re featuring more long-term options and fewer one-week fill-ins. We’ll get back to bye week options in week eleven, which is the final week for byes. If you play in a deep format and are looking for even more options, please feel free to join us at rotobahn.com.
People can debate his worth as an NFL QB until the cows come home, but it is pretty clear that the guy is a fantasy asset as long as he is starting. This is probably the last week we list him here. He should already be owned in all leagues.
Carson Palmer, QB, Raiders
Let other people focus on the loss and the drama. Palmer has a very good supporting cast and he is, at minimum, a quality backup for fantasy purposes.
Sam Bradford, QB, Rams
He hasn’t really performed that well this season, but we like his potential in this offense with Steven Jackson performing at a high level and with Brandon Lloyd in the fold as the #1 receiver. Bradford should be owned in all leagues.
Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals
He continues to get it done and he is a fantasy asset due to the solid weaponry in Cincy. He is a decent matchup starter in larger leagues and a solid backup in any format.
Roy Helu, RB, Redskins
We’ve been talking about Helu since July, and looks like his ship has finally come in. He may not get 24 touches every single week, but as we’ve been saying all along, he is the back to own in DC. Helu is now a must-add in any format and he looks like he’ll have some bonus value in PPR formats. Helu is a very nice player to own in long term formats.
There are rumors that Ahmad Bradshaw will be back, but even if he is, there are tons of reasons to doubt his ability to return to form. His injury is nothing new. Bradshaw has been having serious problems with his feet for years now. Even if he manages to gut it out and go, he may not have his usual burst. For these reasons, we like Jacobs as a possible answer for your RB2 spot. He is worth an add in all performance formats … and in some PPR leagues too.
Ben Tate, RB, Texans
We’ve been beating this drum all year, but you witnessed all you should need to see in week nine. In any format, if you own Arian Foster, you really should have Tate rostered. If he is out there for some reason, go get him. Even if you don’t own Foster, Tate is a flex when the matchup is right, and he has massive upside should Foster get hurt again.
Kendall Hunter, RB, 49ers
He’s a very talented and exciting player, but he is stuck behind Frank Gore, who is even better. That being said, Gore hurt his ankle in week nine and could possibly miss week ten versus the Giants. Pick up Hunter if you have the space as he could make for a very nice flex or RB2 play this week if Gore is kept out.
Jacoby Ford, WR, Raiders
Another one of our preseason favorites. Ford injured his hamstring in the opener and is just getting his game back now. He busted out for a score and 100+ yards last week, and there should be more solid performances coming now that they have Palmer throwing the ball. Ford can be a WR3 in larger leagues and is a solid add in most formats.
Laurent Robinson, WR, Cowboys
He’s a short term option and you never know when injuries will pop up with Robinson. That said, he is playing very well right now and Tony Romo looks for him. We like him as a WR3 until he either gets hurt or Miles Austin returns. He is a very solid play in week ten.
Torrey Smith, WR, Ravens
Forget Lee Evans, as we think the Ravens probably have at this point. Smith makes rookie mistakes and his hands are not as soft as we’d like, but he plays the game hard and has game-breaking speed. He is a player you can start on most weeks in 12-team leagues as a WR3 or flex.
Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Chiefs
He let us down a bit last week, but it was more about the Chiefs than it was about Baldwin. He was targeted in the red zone a few times and should continue to be a solid flex option in larger leagues … and his upside is huge if they start using him more. We’d grab him if he gets dropped or if he is still available. He is a great guy to own in long term formats.
Denarius Moore, WR, Raiders
Yet another of our favorites. Moore looks like he may benefit from the change to Palmer, who knows a good receiver when he sees one. Right now, he is a guy to stash in medium to large leagues due to his upside, but he may be a weekly flex at some point. This guy is going to have a nice career. Go get him in keeper formats if you can.
Damian Williams, WR, Titans
Tennessee’s number one receiver, Nate Washington, is a bit banged up and we like what we’re seeing from Williams these days. He makes for a nice add in larger leagues for depth.
Jake Ballard, TE, Giants
This may be the last week that we list him here as the secret is pretty much out now. Ballard has done a lot more than just fill the shoes of Kevin Boss. He has become a consistent force and red zone option. He can start for you in any format.
Brent Celek, TE, Eagles
He did it again last night with seven grabs, so he is clearly a part of the offense again. He is available in tons of leagues and he can be a solution for you if tight end is a problem or if you have a week eleven bye to fill. He has has TE1 potential and makes for a solid TE2 in any format.