Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire
As injuries continue to shift the current landscape of starting skill position guys in the NFL, most of our Week 10 waiver wire recommendations comprise guys who’ll see more playing time and touches because of vacancies created by guys ahead of them getting injured.
Elijah McGuire, Running Back, New York Jets — After running back Bilal Powell went down with a season-ending injury, Elijah McGuire takes over as the change-of-pace running back for the New York Jets, behind starter Isaiah Crowell. In his first game with prolonged playing time, McGuire had 10 touches for 67 total yards. Those aren’t world-beating numbers, but the entire Jets offense is in a funk. If New York suddenly finds itself down in some of their upcoming games, it wouldn’t be surprising to see McGuire get more and more playing time as the Jets are in obvious passing situations. In point per reception (PPR) or half-PPR leagues, he’s definitely worth a grab and stash.
Alfred Morris, Running Back, San Francisco 49ers — He’s drawn the ire of fantasy football owners all year long, but maybe Alfred Morris will finally get more carries for the San Francisco 49ers, especially with Raheem Mostert no longer their steal away carries. While Morris only played 10 snaps last week for San Francisco, he did tally seven carries. While the numbers aren’t really pretty, Morris is second on the team in rushing yards, and will automatically get more chances at the goal line to punch in a few cheap scores over the course of the season. THere’s still reason to believe that Morris can be of value to the 49ers, considering he was once a rookie of the year candidate under the direction of Kyle Shanahan.
Josh Doctson, Wide Receiver, Washington Redskins — Another player who’s frustrated fans of the Washington Redskins and fantasy football players alike, we might finally be seeing wide receiver Josh Doctson turn into a reliable player within the Redskins offense. In fairness, a lot of people thought that this would be Doctson’s breakout year, but he’s had a rough acclimation process with new quarterback Alex Smith. But after catching five passes over his first three games of the season, Doctson has gotten at least three receptions in each of the past four games, and registered his first touchdown catch of the season in Washington’s loss to Atlanta. It finally looks like Smith is starting to build some trust in Doctson, throwing the ball in his direction more frequently. More importantly, Washington will be without their other two starting wide receivers in Paul Richardson and Jamison Crowder. Head coach Jay Gruden likes building in deep shots down the field, and Doctson is now his primary receiver by default.
Adam Humphries, Wide Receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — After a grand total of 101 yards receiving over his first four games of the season, Adam Humphries has 277 yards receiving over the last four games of the year, and is coming off a two-touchdown performance last weekend against the Carolina Panthers. If nothing else, Tampa Bay quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will either be setting opposing defenses on fire, or having to play catch up towards the end of the game thanks to all the mistakes he made. So, more targets going in Adam Humphries’ direction.