Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire: Daniel Jones, Ronald Jones can help you survive the bye weeks

The bye week you've all been waiting for is here. In Week 10, there are six teams off with New England, Houston, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Denver and Washington. 

There is a lot of star power missing this week, which could have Fantasy managers scrambling. Thankfully, there are plenty of players available on the waiver wire to help.

At quarterback, the top replacement options are Daniel Jones, Ryan Tannnehill and Matt Moore, with Moore only worth adding if Patrick Mahomes (knee) remains out. The top running backs to add this week are Ronald Jones, J.D. McKissic and Kalen Ballage, who now becomes somewhat Fantasy relevant with Mark Walton suspended for the next four games.

There are some great options at receiver, including DeVante Parker, Jamison Crowder and Zach Pascal, and I consider all three of those guys potential starters this week. You can also explore adding Josh Gordon now that he's in Seattle.

Tight end actually isn't a disaster this week, with strong options like Gerald Everett, Jack Doyle and Jonnu Smith. And we have some excellent streamers at DST -- my favorites are BAL (at CIN) and IND (vs. MIA) and kicker.

So while it might seem daunting losing players from the Patriots, Texans, Eagles, Jaguars, Broncos and Redskins, as well as the usual injuries to deal with, you still should be able to find some replacement options on the waiver wire to help. 

Editor's note: For this waiver wire column, we are only looking at players owned in less than 65 percent of CBS Sports leagues.

Week 10 Waivers
WAIVER WIRE
Quarterbacks
  • On a bye: Deshaun Watson, Tom Brady, Carson Wentz, Gardner Minshew, Nick Foles, Brandon Allen, Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins
  • Injuries of note: Patrick Mahomes (knee), Matt Ryan (ankle), Jacoby Brissett, Cam Newton (foot)
  • Priority list: Daniel Jones (64 percent ownership), Matt Moore (28 percent), Ryan Tannehill (23 percent), Ryan Fitzpatrick (12 percent), Brian Hoyer (0 percent), Sam Darnold (14 percent), Nick Foles (8 percent)
  • Check to see if available: Derek Carr (83 percent), Jimmy Garoppolo (81 percent). Carr has scored at least 23 Fantasy points in his past two games and faces Cincinnati, the Jets and Kansas City after his matchup with the Chargers in Week 10. Garoppolo just scored 36 Fantasy points against the Cardinals in Week 9 and faces Seattle and Arizona again in his next two games.
  • Drop candidates: Gardner Minshew (80 percent), Baker Mayfield (64 percent), Cam Newton (39 percent). Minshew will be replaced by Foles coming off the bye. Mayfield, amazingly, has yet to throw multiple touchdowns in any game this year. And Newton has been placed on injured reserve with his foot injury. 
Week 10 Priority List
NYG N.Y. Giants • #8
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ NYG -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
14th
QB RNK
12th
OWNED
64%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1676
RUYDS
188
TD
13
INT
8
FPTS/G
15.8
While Jones struggled in Week 9 against Dallas with 13 Fantasy points, he did take advantage of a good matchup with the Lions in Week 8 with 35 Fantasy points. He has another favorable situation in Week 10 against the Jets, who have allowed back-to-back games of 29 Fantasy points against Minshew and Fitzpatrick. Jones has top-10 potential in Week 10 before the Giants have a bye in Week 11. And looking ahead, he also faces Philadelphia in Week 14, Miami in Week 15 and Washington in Week 16 if you want to stash him. He's worth 5-10 percent of your FAAB budget.
TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs KC KC -3.5 O/U 48.5
OPP VS QB
25th
QB RNK
14th
OWNED
23%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
980
RUYDS
46
TD
7
INT
4
FPTS/G
14.8
Tannehill has been a solid Fantasy quarterback in place of Marcus Mariota, scoring at least 22 points in three games in a row. And now he faces a Chiefs defense at home that has allowed three of the past four opposing quarterbacks to score at least 26 Fantasy points. If Mahomes comes back, the Titans could be chasing points, which would help Tannehill potentially rack up stats. He's a low-end starter in all leagues, and he's worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB.
KC Kansas City • #8
Age: 35 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN KC -3.5 O/U 48.5
OPP VS QB
15th
QB RNK
13th
OWNED
28%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
659
RUYDS
1
TD
4
INT
0
FPTS/G
12.3
Moore might not start again in Week 10 if Mahomes is ready to return, so take that into account. But if the Chiefs decide to rest Mahomes for another week, Moore would be a borderline starter in all leagues. The Titans have allowed four of the past five opposing quarterbacks to score at least 19 Fantasy points, with three quarterbacks in a row passing for multiple touchdowns. They also just lost cornerback Malcolm Butler (broken wrist) for the foreseeable future. And Moore is averaging 19.0 Fantasy points in two starts in place of Mahomes. He's worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB.
IND Indianapolis • #2
Age: 34 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA IND -10.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
27th
QB RNK
17th
OWNED
YTD Stats
PAYDS
168
RUYDS
6
TD
3
INT
1
FPTS/G
20
Hoyer could start for Brissett this week, which puts him in the streamer conversation with his matchup against Miami. The Dolphins finally didn't allow multiple touchdowns to an opposing quarterback for the first time all year against Sam Darnold last week, but that likely has more to do with the Jets than anything else. Hoyer came on for Brissett in Week 9 against the Steelers and scored 20 Fantasy points, and he could have similar success against Miami at home. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB if Brissett is out this week.
MIA Miami • #14
Age: 36 • Experience: 15 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ IND IND -10.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
12th
QB RNK
20th
OWNED
12%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1195
RUYDS
51
TD
9
INT
7
FPTS/G
12.1
Fitzpatrick is risky because he's Fitzpatrick and plays for the lowly Dolphins. But we recommended him last week with his matchup against the Jets, and he delivered with a season-high 29 Fantasy points. And he's actually scored at least 22 Fantasy points in two of his past three games, with multiple touchdowns in all three outings. He's down two key offensive players in Mark Walton (suspension) and Preston Williams (ACL), and the Colts have allowed just two quarterbacks to score more than 20 Fantasy points all season, with the last one coming in Week 3. Still, with Fitzpatrick likely chasing points, he could score around 18 Fantasy points this week, which would be useful given all the teams on bye. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #14
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG NYG -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
26th
QB RNK
22nd
OWNED
41%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1077
RUYDS
0
TD
6
INT
9
FPTS/G
12.2
I guess you can add Darnold in a desperate situation. The Giants are a good matchup in Week 10, but he was miserable as a Fantasy quarterback in a good situation at Miami in Week 9 with just 14 Fantasy points. Now, he did have a touchdown to Ryan Griffin called back against the Dolphins late in the first half and then threw an interception, so that changed his outlook, but he just hasn't played well all season aside from his surprise against Dallas in Week 6. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
JAC Jacksonville • #7
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ IND
OPP VS QB
12th
QB RNK
NR
OWNED
8%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
75
RUYDS
0
TD
1
INT
0
FPTS/G
9
Foles is worth stashing now since he's earned back his starting job from Minshew after Jacksonville's bye in Week 10. He's been out since Week 1 with a broken collarbone, but Foles would be considered a good option in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, as well as a low-end starter in deeper one-quarterback formats. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
Running Backs
  • On a bye: Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman, Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson, Leonard Fournette, Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead, Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson
  • Injuries of note: Alvin Kamara (ankle), Le'Veon Bell (knee), James Conner (shoulder), David Johnson (ankle), Chase Edmonds (hamstring), Benny Snell (knee), Malcolm Brown (ankle)
  • Priority list: Ronald Jones (62 percent ownership), Derrius Guice (45 percent), J.D. McKissic (16 percent), Kalen Ballage (20 percent), Trey Edmunds (4 percent), Bilal Powell (1 percent), Alexander Mattison (61 percent), Gus Edwards (7 percent), Jay Ajayi (6 percent), Myles Gaskin (0 percent)
  • Check to see if available: Kenyan Drake (86 percent), Damien Williams (84 percent), Kareem Hunt (78 percent). Drake will likely take a backseat to David Johnson since he's expected to return in Week 10, but Drake should be added in all leagues after he just scored 28 Fantasy points in his first start for Arizona in Week 9. Williams looks like the best running back in Kansas City for now, and he's worth buying back into in all leagues. And Hunt will make his season debut in Week 10 against Buffalo, and he's worth stashing in all formats. 
  • Drop candidates: Frank Gore (82 percent), Mark Walton (81 percent), Tarik Cohen (72 percent), Chase Edmonds (64 percent), Peyton Barber (51 percent). Gore should be behind Devin Singletary now, and he's not a must-stash candidate. Walton is not worth holding during his four-game suspension. Cohen has scored single digits in PPR in two games in a row and in five of his past seven outings and has almost no value in non-PPR leagues. Edmonds remains out with his hamstring injury and likely lost his backup job behind Johnson to Drake. And Barber is clearly behind Jones and has minimal value in all leagues.
Week 10 Priority List
TB Tampa Bay • #27
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI TB -4.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS RB
19th
RB RNK
25th
OWNED
63%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
381
REC
8
REYDS
124
TD
3
FPTS/G
8.9
Jones was named the starter for the Buccaneers on Monday after his strong performance in Week 9 at Seattle when he had 18 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown, as well as two catches for 15 yards on two targets. As coach Bruce Arians said of Jones, "He's been consistent [and] he's been more explosive." Now, Barber and Dare Ogunbowale will still get touches. And we've been down this road before with Jones, who in Weeks 3 and 4 had consecutive games with at least 15 total touches and was trending in the right direction before falling behind in a timeshare. But this seems different based on what Arians said, as well as buying into the matchup with Arizona in Week 10. I like Jones as a starter against the Cardinals, and hopefully he plays well moving forward. He also has a favorable playoff schedule against Detroit and Houston in Weeks 15 and 16. Jones is worth at least 20 percent of your FAAB budget.
WAS Washington • #29
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ
OPP VS RB
15th
RB RNK
NR
OWNED
45%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
18
REC
3
REYDS
20
TD
0
FPTS/G
6
Guice should be added where available even with Washington on a bye in Week 10, and he's expected to return in Week 11 after being out since Week 1 with a knee injury. There's no guarantee he replaces Adrian Peterson as the starter, but Washington has been so run heavy under interim coach Bill Callahan, with Peterson averaging 20 touches per game in his past four outings, so hopefully some of that work goes to Guice. And if he starts in place of Peterson, he could become a low-end starter in all leagues. He's worth 10 percent of your FAAB.
DET Detroit • #41
Age: 26 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI CHI -2.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS RB
22nd
RB RNK
27th
OWNED
16%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
140
REC
13
REYDS
115
TD
1
FPTS/G
5.1
The Lions running back situation is a mess with Ty Johnson struggling, so McKissic might be the best one to add based on his role in the passing game. He has six catches in his past two games on seven targets, and he played well in Week 9 at Oakland with four carries for 32 yards, as well as three catches for 40 yards and a touchdown. Now, the Lions could add Ajayi after bringing him in for a workout last week, so keep an eye on that. If Ajayi signs with Detroit then add him over McKissic, but McKissic is worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB in PPR. You can also continue to stash Johnson (64 percent) with the hope that he plays well against the Bears, although it's hard to have a lot of confidence in him after his performance the past two weeks with a combined nine PPR points.
MIA Miami • #27
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ IND IND -10.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
8th
RB RNK
33rd
OWNED
20%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
70
REC
4
REYDS
40
TD
2
FPTS/G
2.6
With Walton suspended for four games, the Dolphins will likely turn to Ballage as their starter, which will be frustrating. Ballage doesn't have much upside with limited ability to make people miss, as well as a poor outlook in the passing game. Now, he could find the end zone, which he's already done twice in the past four games. But that's a risk to trust him to score given how poor Miami's offense has been all season. In deeper leagues, you could look at Gaskins or even Patrick Laird as options to contribute in this backfield, with Gaskins a slight favorite. But don't go crazy over Ballage now that Walton's out, and he's only worth up to 5 percent of your FAAB.
PIT Pittsburgh • #33
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAR LAR -3.5 O/U 45
OPP VS RB
11th
RB RNK
36th
OWNED
YTD Stats
RUYDS
73
REC
0
REYDS
0
TD
0
FPTS/G
2.3
Edmunds had an expanded role in Week 9 against the Colts with Conner and Snell out, and he was the complementary option behind Jaylen Samuels. Edmunds actually led the Steelers in carries against Indianapolis with 12 for 73 yards, including a 45-yard gain. Conner is expected to be out again in Week 10 against the Rams, but this is a tough matchup. I like Samuels to still be productive in PPR given his role in the passing game, but Edmunds is only worth adding in deeper leagues. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #29
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG NYG -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
24th
RB RNK
NR
OWNED
YTD Stats
RUYDS
39
REC
0
REYDS
0
TD
0
FPTS/G
0.3
It appears like Bell is fine, but it's not a bad idea to stash Powell just in case. He has moved past Ty Montgomery as the No. 2 running back for the Jets, and Powell could be looking at a heavy workload if Bell were to miss any time since Bell averages 15.6 carries and 5.0 catches on a weekly basis. Keep an eye on Bell's status, but Powell is worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
MIN Minnesota • #25
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DAL DAL -3 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
12th
RB RNK
40th
OWNED
61%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
337
REC
3
REYDS
11
TD
1
FPTS/G
4
I'm going to keep listing Mattison here until he's highly owned because he's a tremendous lottery ticket as the backup to Dalvin Cook. Should Cook miss any time, Mattison would be a starter in all formats. If you have an open roster spot, stash Mattison just in case he ever gets an expanded role. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
BAL Baltimore • #35
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CIN BAL -10 O/U 45.5
OPP VS RB
29th
RB RNK
37th
OWNED
7%
Edwards could be in play as a flex option this week against the Bengals, and he just scored against New England in Week 9 with seven carries for 27 yards. He has at least six carries in three games in a row, including a 6-34 line against Cincinnati in Week 6. He's also a lottery ticket in case something happens to Mark Ingram. Edwards is worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
Wide Receivers
  • On a bye: Courtland Sutton, DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Kenny Stills, D.J. Chark, Dede Westbrook, Chris Conley, Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Mohamed Sanu, Alshon Jeffery, Terry McLaurin
  • Injuries of note: Adam Thielen (hamstring), T.Y. Hilton (calf), Brandin Cooks (concussion), Sterling Shepard (concussion), Preston Williams (knee), Parris Campbell (hand)
  • Priority list: DeVante Parker (51 percent ownership), Jamison Crowder (60 percent), Zach Pascal (25 percent), Josh Gordon (60 percent), Josh Reynolds (3 percent), A.J. Brown (31 percent), Cole Beasley (34 percent), Bisi Johnson (6 percent), Hunter Renfrow (4 percent), Alex Erickson (3 percent), Ted Ginn (9 percent)
  • Check to see if available: Mohamed Sanu (86 percent), Christian Kirk (78 percent), Mike Williams (74 percent), Marquise Brown (73 percent). Sanu just had a monster game in Week 9 at Baltimore with 24 PPR points, so stash him during his bye. Kirk has a great matchup in Week 10 at Tampa Bay. Williams has scored at least 12 PPR points in three of his past five games. And Brown should have the chance for a big Week 10 against the Bengals.
  • Drop candidates: DeSean Jackson (82 percent), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (72 percent), Kenny Stills (71 percent), Will Fuller (68 percent). Jackson is done for the season after being placed on injured reserve. Valdes-Scantling has scored seven PPR points or less in five of his past six games. Fuller (hamstring) is hurt going into his bye, and Stills has struggled in Fuller's place, so neither is worth holding right now.
Week 10 Priority List
MIA Miami • #11
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ IND IND -10.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
8th
WR RNK
19th
OWNED
51%
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
52
REYDS
400
TD
4
FPTS/G
11
Parker continues to play well, and he could see a boost in production with Preston Williams now out. Parker has at least 11 PPR points in five games in a row, and he's scored a touchdown in four of those outings. He has 24 targets in his past three games, and that number could rise without Williams, who was averaging eight targets per game as well over that span. I like Parker as a low-end starter this week against the Colts, and he should be no worse than a No. 3 receiver in most leagues for the rest of the season now that Williams is done for the year. Parker is worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB budget.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #82
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG NYG -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
32nd
WR RNK
32nd
OWNED
60%
YTD Stats
REC
43
TAR
59
REYDS
405
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.8
I had Crowder as the No. 1 receiver to add last week, and he played great against Miami with eight catches for 83 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. He now has three games this season with more than six targets, and he's scored at least 15 PPR points in each of those outings. This is a great matchup against the Giants, who allow the fourth-most Fantasy points to opposing receivers, and I like Crowder as a starting option in PPR in Week 10. He's worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB.
IND Indianapolis • #14
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA IND -10.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
19th
WR RNK
27th
OWNED
26%
YTD Stats
REC
19
TAR
27
REYDS
321
TD
4
FPTS/G
9.1
Pascal was solid in Week 9 at Pittsburgh with Hilton out, finishing with five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown on six targets. He now has at least 11 PPR points in three of his past five games, and he has at least six targets in each of those outings. I'm not sure how much the Colts will throw against the Dolphins in Week 10, but Pascal is worth starting as a low-end No. 2 receiver with Hilton out. For the season, Miami allows the sixth-most Fantasy points to opposing receivers. Pascal is worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB.
SEA Seattle • #10
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -6 O/U 46
OPP VS WR
2nd
WR RNK
NR
OWNED
60%
YTD Stats
REC
20
TAR
36
REYDS
287
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.5
Gordon was claimed off waivers by Seattle last week after the Patriots released him, and we'll see if he plays in Week 10 at San Francisco. He could emerge as the No. 2 receiver behind Tyler Lockett, but most likely he's behind D.K. Metcalf. And the Seahawks don't exactly feature three receivers getting a high amount of targets on a consistent basis, so keep that in mind when claiming him. Still, based on his potential to catch passes from Russell Wilson, Gordon should be added in all leagues. He's worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB.
LAR L.A. Rams • #83
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT LAR -3.5 O/U 45
OPP VS WR
14th
WR RNK
NR
OWNED
YTD Stats
REC
5
TAR
18
REYDS
107
TD
1
FPTS/G
2.6
Reynolds could be a sneaky receiver to add with Cooks banged up, and we don't know when Cooks will return from his latest concussion. After Cooks left Week 8 against Cincinnati, Reynolds stepped up with three catches for 73 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. In 2018, after Cooper Kupp was lost for the season with a torn ACL, Reynolds had at least 12 PPR points in three of his final six games. Maybe he can do better this season if Cooks is out for an extended period of time. Reynolds is worth 5 percent of your FAAB.
TEN Tennessee • #11
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs KC KC -3.5 O/U 48.5
OPP VS WR
7th
WR RNK
32nd
OWNED
31%
YTD Stats
REC
26
TAR
41
REYDS
429
TD
3
FPTS/G
9.3
Brown has played well of late with at least nine PPR points in three games in a row. He has 18 targets over that span, and he's done well with Tannehill under center. He doesn't have a great matchup this week against the Chiefs, who have allowed just one touchdown to a receiver since Week 4, but Brown can still be a No. 3 Fantasy receiver this week if he continues to get about six targets a game. He's worth 5 percent of your FAAB.
BUF Buffalo • #10
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE CLE -3 O/U 40.5
OPP VS WR
9th
WR RNK
38th
OWNED
34%
YTD Stats
REC
35
TAR
54
REYDS
337
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.8
Beasley has scored a touchdown in three games in a row, and he now has at least 10 PPR points in five of eight games this year. He has five games with at least six targets, and he's worth investing in as a No. 3 receiver in all PPR leagues. It helps that he has some favorable matchups coming up with Cleveland in Week 10 and Miami in Week 11. Beasley is worth 5 percent of your FAAB.
OAK Oakland • #13
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC LAC -1 O/U 48
OPP VS WR
13th
WR RNK
NR
OWNED
YTD Stats
REC
24
TAR
37
REYDS
257
TD
2
FPTS/G
7.3
Renfrow has seen a boost in production of late with 10 catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns on 11 targets against Houston and Detroit, and he could be emerging as a much-needed second receiver opposite Tyrell Williams. He has a tough matchup in Week 10 against the Chargers, but things improve after that with games against Cincinnati and the Jets in the next two games. He's worth speculating on with up 1 percent of your FAAB that what we've seen lately is a sign of things to come.
CIN Cincinnati • #12
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BAL BAL -10 O/U 45.5
OPP VS WR
18th
WR RNK
39th
OWNED
YTD Stats
REC
25
TAR
36
REYDS
343
TD
0
FPTS/G
6.8
Erickson went into Cincinnati's bye in Week 9 playing well with at least nine PPR points in three games in a row, including two games with at least 15 PPR points. Now, two things could be changing for Erickson, including a new quarterback with Ryan Finley in place of Andy Dalton. And Green could be back for the Bengals. It's a gamble to see what happens with Erickson, but in deeper leagues, he's worth adding to see what develops, especially if Green remains sidelined. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
MIN Minnesota • #81
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DAL DAL -3 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
4th
WR RNK
NR
OWNED
6%
YTD Stats
REC
16
TAR
21
REYDS
165
TD
2
FPTS/G
4.7
Bisi Johnson could see an expanded role with Thielen hurt again. In two of the past three games with Thielen banged up, Johnson has scored a touchdown. He has tough matchups ahead against Dallas and Denver before a bye in Week 12, and Thielen can return before then. But in deeper leagues, Johnson could be useful as long as Thielen is sidelined. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
NO New Orleans • #19
Age: 34 • Experience: 13 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL NO -13 O/U 51
OPP VS WR
25th
WR RNK
44th
OWNED
9%
YTD Stats
REC
20
TAR
33
REYDS
296
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.6
I always like Ginn when he's at home with Drew Brees, and this is a good matchup for him in Week 10 against the Falcons, who allow the second-most Fantasy points to opposing receivers. He's also scored in his past two games overall against Atlanta. Ginn is a sneaky sleeper this week, and he's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
TIGHT ENDS
  • On a bye: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Darren Fells, Noah Fant
  • Injuries of note: T.J. Hockenson (back), Jared Cook (ankle), Delanie Walker (ankle), O.J. Howard (hamstring), Ricky Seals-Jones (knee)
  • Priority list: Gerald Everett (59 percent ownership), Jack Doyle (43 percent), Jonnu Smith (49 percent), O.J. Howard (35 percent), Jared Cook (54 percent), Mike Gesicki (3 percent), Jacob Hollister (0 percent), Chris Herndon (37 percent), Vance McDonald (43 percent), Noah Fant (20 percent)
  • Check to see if available: Darren Fells (76 percent), Jason Witten (66 percent). I have no problem stashing Fells during his bye because he's been a good Fantasy option of late with at least 12 PPR points in three of his past five games. And Witten has at least 10 PPR points in two of his past three games and should continue to get his share of targets.
  • Drop candidates: Greg Olsen (84 percent), Jimmy Graham (79 percent), T.J. Hockenson (73 percent). Olsen has scored a combined 21 PPR points in his past five games, which is terrible. Graham has scored seven PPR points or less in four of his past five games. And Hockenson has scored 23 PPR points in his past four games, and he's only scored one touchdown since Week 1.
Week 10 Priority List
LAR L.A. Rams • #81
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT LAR -3.5 O/U 45
OPP VS TE
23rd
TE RNK
9th
OWNED
59%
YTD Stats
REC
26
TAR
44
REYDS
297
TD
2
FPTS/G
8
Everett should benefit with Cooks out, and he's played well of late, with at least 15 PPR points in three of his past five games. I wouldn't be surprised if Everett remains a starting Fantasy tight end for the rest of the season, depending on Cooks, and he has a good matchup in Week 10 against the Steelers. Pittsburgh has allowed a tight end to score in two of its past three games. Everett is worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB.
IND Indianapolis • #84
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA IND -10.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
13th
TE RNK
10th
OWNED
43%
YTD Stats
REC
24
TAR
34
REYDS
232
TD
2
FPTS/G
7.1
Doyle has two touchdowns this season, and both have come when Hilton has been out. Doyle also has at least 10 PPR points in two games in a row, and hopefully he stays hot against Miami this week. Now, the Dolphins have only allowed one touchdown to a tight end this season, which was Week 1, but I'll gamble on Doyle as a starter if Hilton is still out as expected. He's worth up to 10 percent of your FAAB.
TEN Tennessee • #81
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs KC KC -3.5 O/U 48.5
OPP VS TE
26th
TE RNK
8th
OWNED
49%
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
23
REYDS
257
TD
1
FPTS/G
5.1
Walker could return this week for the Titans, but if he's out again then continue to use Smith as a starter, especially in Week 10 against the Chiefs. Kansas City has allowed two tight ends to score at least 11 PPR points in the past four weeks, and Smith has at least nine PPR points in two of his past three games. He's worth at least 5 percent of your FAAB if Walker is still out.
TB Tampa Bay • #80
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI TB -4.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS TE
32nd
TE RNK
18th
OWNED
35%
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
18
REYDS
176
TD
0
FPTS/G
4.5
Howard is expected to return this week after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury. Hopefully, he can come back and play well in a great matchup with the Cardinals, who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Cameron Brate has been fighting through a rib injury, so Howard's return could come at the right time, with the right matchup. He's been a bust this season, but maybe he can reward us down the stretch, starting against Arizona in Week 10. He's worth 5 percent of your FAAB.
NO New Orleans • #87
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL NO -13 O/U 51
OPP VS TE
15th
TE RNK
NR
OWNED
54%
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
27
REYDS
168
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.8
We hope that Cook can return in Week 10 against Atlanta after being out since Week 6 with an ankle injury. Prior to going down, he had scored in two games in a row, and that was without Brees. I'm hopeful Cook can close the season strong now that Brees is back, and he has a good matchup in Week 10 against Atlanta. The Falcons have allowed four touchdowns to tight ends in their past four games. Just keep an eye on Cook's status, and he's worth 5 percent of your FAAB if healthy.
MIA Miami • #88
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ IND IND -10.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
24th
TE RNK
11th
OWNED
YTD Stats
REC
21
TAR
31
REYDS
248
TD
0
FPTS/G
5.5
Gesicki has played well of late, and he could see a boost in production with Preston Williams (knee) hurt. Gesicki has scored at least eight PPR points in three of his past four games, including a season-high 15 points in Week 9 against the Jets. Williams was averaging eight targets per game in his past three outings, and Gesicki has a good matchup in Week 10 against the Colts, who are No. 9 in most Fantasy points allowed to tight ends this year. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
PIT Pittsburgh • #89
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAR LAR -3.5 O/U 45
OPP VS TE
19th
TE RNK
15th
OWNED
43%
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
28
REYDS
176
TD
3
FPTS/G
7.9
McDonald found the end zone for just the second game this season in Week 9 against the Colts, and hopefully he can build on that performance this week against the Rams. It helps that the Rams have struggled with tight ends this season with either a touchdown or at least 70 receiving yards allowed to the position in six games in a row. McDonald has the chance to keep that streak alive, and he's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #89
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG NYG -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
9th
TE RNK
NR
OWNED
37%
YTD Stats
REC
0
TAR
0
REYDS
0
TD
0
FPTS/G
0
Herndon was active in Week 9 at Miami, but he didn't play. Still, that means he's almost over the hamstring injury that has kept him off the field since being eligible to return from his suspension in Week 6, and hopefully he will make his NFL debut in Week 10 against the Giants. He's not worth starting this week in most leagues, but I would stash him if you have an open roster spot. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
SEA Seattle • #48
Age: 26 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -6 O/U 46
OPP VS TE
1st
TE RNK
21st
OWNED
YTD Stats
REC
9
TAR
14
REYDS
75
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.8
Hollister had a great game in Week 9 against Tampa Bay with four catches for 37 yards and two touchdowns on six targets, and maybe he's ready to emerge as the replacement option for Will Dissly (Achilles). He does have two games with six targets since Dissly has gone down, but I doubt he'll be consistent enough to start on a weekly basis. Still, in deeper leagues, you can speculate on Hollister to see what develops heading into Week 10 against San Francisco. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
DEN Denver • #87
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN
OPP VS TE
22nd
TE RNK
NR
OWNED
20%
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
37
REYDS
300
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.4
Fant is worth stashing during his bye in Week 10 with the hope he can keep getting a bigger role in the offense. In the past two games without Emmanuel Sanders, Fant has 13 targets for eight catches, 141 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully, he can finish the season strong and become a decent Fantasy option in deeper leagues. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
DST
  • Ravens (at CIN) - 51 percent
  • Colts (vs. MIA) - 47 percent
  • Chargers (at OAK) - 46 percent
WAIVER WIRE
KICKERS
  • Will Lutz (vs. ATL) - 62 percent
  • Zane Gonzalez (vs. TB) - 55 percent
  • Chris Boswell (vs. LAR) - 51 percent

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