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Week 10 waiver-wire pickups and fantasy targets

By Jeff Ratcliffe
Nov 7, 2017

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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: Matt Forte #22 of the New York Jets carries the ball in front of Danny Shelton #55 of the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

There a plenty of running backs on the Week 10 fantasy football waiver wire. It’s a great time to stash for upside with just one month remaining until the fantasy playoffs.

Remember, we cast a wide net every week in our waiver wire advice. Below you’ll see recommendations for shallow, regular, and deep leagues. Players are listed in order of priority and the suggested auction budget percentage is in parentheses.

Keep in mind that some leagues may be more aggressive or conservative in terms of bidding, so know your league tendencies. Regardless of the size of your league, it’s suggested that you work your way down the list and prioritize the top players in your waiver claims for this week.

Shallow leagues (8-10 teams)

Quarterback

Jared Goff, LAR (15-30%) — Goff is coming off a big Week 9 performance and gets a very favorable schedule down the stretch.

Ben Roethlisberger, PIT (8-15%) — He’s available in 30 percent of leagues and is poised to rebound with a juicy schedule over the next seven weeks.

Running back

Derrick Henry, TEN (20-40%) — He’s been cut loose in over 35 percent of leagues and could see his role continue to grow with DeMarco Murray banged up yet again.

Matt Forte, NYJ (15-30%) — Forte looked like his old self in Week 9 and is back as the Jets lead runner. He’s in the RB2 conversation going forward.

Danny Woodhead, BAL (15-30%) — He’s slated to return to play in Week 11 and can be had in over 75 percent of leagues. Scoop Woodhead up now before the rest of your league catches on.

Kenyan Drake, MIA (15-30%) — Yes, Damien Williams led the Dolphins backfield in fantasy points this past week, but Drake was the more impressive player. He offers upside for the stretch run.

Wide receiver

Corey Davis, TEN (20-40%) — The rookie finally returned the field this past week. While his two catches don’t jump off the page, Davis offers significant upside with a very favorable schedule down the stretch.

Robby Anderson, NYJ (15-30%) — Anderson has emerged as the Jets No. 1 and has found the end zone in each of the last three weeks.

Robert Woods, LAR (15-30%) — Woods got in on the action last week, and is in the mix as a WR3 over the second half of the season.

Tight end

Greg Olsen, CAR (20-40%) — Olsen is eligible for return in Week 12 and is still available in 56 percent of leagues.

Jared Cook, OAK (10-15%) — Cook is heading into bye, but he’s surging and is worth considering as a TE1 for the fantasy stretch run.

Regular leagues (12 teams)

Quarterback

Josh McCown, NYJ (3-5%) — McCown’s passing numbers came back to earth last week, but he’s in play as a streamer against Tampa this week.

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