Week 10 Waiver Targets
Welcome to Week 10! If you are still in the playoff hunt at this point in the season, you must have a healthy team or have Cooper Kupp. The rash of injuries and other factors has muddied the waters at several key positions, but there is some hope on the horizon. Some under-the-radar guys have stepped up into key roles and have started contributing to their teams. We are going to highlight some of those players, and hopefully get them on your rosters. Here are the top waiver pickups for week 10.
Carson Wentz, QB, Colts
Wentz passed for 272 yards and three touchdowns against the Jets. He has another solid matchup in the Jaguars coming up. Wentz has thrown multiple TDs in 5 out of 6 games, so he provides you with a somewhat safe floor with upside if you are in need of a QB.
Kenyan Drake, RB, Raiders
Drake was on the field for only one snap less than Josh Jacobs in last week’s game vs the Giants. He only had four carries for 30 yards, but he was heavily involved in the passing game, as he was targeted eight times and caught six passes for 70 yards. Drake is getting double-digit touches in his last couple of games, so look for that to continue going forward. He is an underrated play in the current RB wasteland of options.
Devonta Freeman, RB, Ravens
Freeman has scored in three straight games coming into this week. On 15 touches, he grabbed a touchdown pass and gained 83 scrimmage yards. He is a solid option for you as long as Latavius Murray is out. Lamar Jackson is still the primary ball carrier in Baltimore, so don’t expect huge dividends.
Carlos Hyde, RB, Jaguars
Hyde’s fantasy prospects are based entirely on the health status of James Robinson. Having said that, he did have 22 carries for 73 yards, which is a tremendous volume at this point in the season. If Robinson is sidelined in Week 10, fire up Hyde, as he should get you a solid showing against the Colts.
Elijah Moore, WR, Jets
Moore seems to have announced his arrival to the league. He grabbed seven of eight receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns against the Colts. He has taken advantage of the absence of Corey Davis and has solidified his role as the primary wideout on the Jets. He has a tough matchup against the Bills, but use that to your advantage, and try to get him before the deadline.
Rashod Bateman, WR, Ravens
Bateman snagged five of eight targets for 52 yards versus Minnesota, making it his third game in a row with six or more targets. He is gaining the trust of Lamar Jackson, and getting the kind of consistent volume that leads to fantasy success. If he is available in your league, pick him up.
Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears
Mooney finally broke out on Monday night, much to the delight of fantasy owners. He caught just three catches on six targets for 41 yards, but he chipped in a 15-yard run and scored twice. He seems to be the favored receiver of Justin Fields over Allen Robinson and looks to continue having a strong second half of the season as Fields progresses as a passer.
Pat Freiermuth, TE, Steelers
Freiermuth matched for the Steelers’ team lead with six targets on Monday night. He caught five passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns, demonstrating how high his upside is in the absence of JuJu Smith-Schuster. He seems to be the next Heath Miller for Ben Roethlisberger, and that is a player that should be counted on in all leagues going forward.