It’s do-or-die time.
We are getting to the point in the fantasy season where teams are beginning to see where they are going, and players are solidifying themselves in their roles for the season. Now is the time to be proficient on waivers to see if you can find that one player who can provide the late-season boost.
I’m not going to write a whole section on a kicker again, but just saying, Jason Myers is still available in 79% of leagues when he should be rostered in 100%.
Here is your Week 10 Waiver Wire:
Note: Teams on bye include Ravens, Bengals, Patriots, Jets
*Owned % are in terms of the Yahoo platform at the time of writing
Worth a Look (over 50% owned)
Joshua Palmer, LAC- WR (72%)
Joshua Palmer caught 8 of his 10 targets for 106 yards on Sunday while Keenan Allen and Mike Williams were out. Even if one of those players were healthy, Palmer would still be an easy starting choice.
Palmer showed his teammates that he could be depended on by making an important catch at the end of the game, and there is currently no sign of his role decreasing. Make sure you pick him up.
Jeff Wilson Jr., MIA- RB (52%)
The initial thoughts when Christian McCaffrey was traded to the 49ers were that Jeff Wilson Jr. was droppable because McCaffrey would get the bulk of the load. To be frank, that was the smart thing to do at the time. However, Wilson had his own trade in the books.
Wilson was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a 5th-round pick and wasted no time becoming the lead back. Wilson took more snaps than Raheem Mostert this week, meaning that he could have a larger role coming for him soon. As of now, Wilson can be trusted as a low-end RB2.
Justin Fields, CHI- QB (69%)
Holy Fields! Justin Fields was off to another disappointing season, showing a TD:INT ratio of 5:6. Suddenly, Week 8 came around and Fields was productive as a fantasy player. Ok, fine, it’s only one week, right? Wrong. Justin Fields proved the doubters wrong in Week 9, throwing for 3 touchdowns, scoring 1 on the ground, and breaking the all-time single-game rushing record for a quarterback.
Fields had an unreal showing in the fantasy world and is now demanding spots on all fantasy rosters. By no means would I fully trust him as a starter at this point, but he’s certainly trending in the right direction.
Rondale Moore, ARI- WR (71%)
While he hasn’t racked up the yardage, Rondale Moore is still getting significant volume in a Cardinals offense that is down Hollywood Brown. Playing alongside DeAndre Hopkins has no doubt helped Moore by distracting the coverage, but until Hollywood retakes the role of WR2, Moore is fantasy relevant. He can be used as a high-floor flex play in deeper leagues.
Waiver Wire (under 50% owned)
Odell Beckham Jr., FA- WR (23%)
The OBJ hot stove is heating up! With contenders like the Packers, Cowboys, and Giants all popping up around OBJ rumors, any one of them would likely use him in a productive role, both in real life, and in fantasy. Injury reports have been optimistic as of late, and
Beckham could be joining a roster sometime in the next two weeks. It’s time to call dibs before he is signed.
Jahan Dotson, WAS- WR (18%)
Don’t forget about Jahan Dotson! Dotson was very productive for the Commanders early in the season but went down with an injury that has held him out since. Dotson should be returning very soon, and fantasy owners should be looking to sign the player who caught 4 touchdowns in less than 4 games to start the year.
Mecole Hardman, KC- WR (48%)
Mecole Hardman hasn’t done anything special in a crowded Chiefs WR room. However, he has seen several looks in the end zone so far from Pat Mahomes. If Hardman continues to be used as a touchdown threat, he could be a decent flex play. Following three straight weeks of touchdowns, but limited yardage, Hardman will be touchdown-dependent.
Cole Kmet, CHI- TE (23%)
Three touchdowns in two weeks? For Cole Kmet? The Bears TE had high expectations for the season, but nothing came of it. Even now, he still has not eclipsed 50 yards in a game. However, Kmet seems to be a trusted weapon of Justin Fields in the red zone. Similar to Mecole Hardman, he will be a touchdown-dependent option moving forward.