It’s Week 10 post-waiver wire pickups, and the playoff push is real! Everyone is spending the remainder of their FAAB on waivers to get them over the hump, but what if you didn’t get who you needed to help you win? We’ve got you; check out some options you can still pick up post-waivers in Week 10.
Week 10 Post-Waiver Wire Quarterbacks
Carson Wentz (Rostered in 56.4% of ESPN leagues)
For a reason well beyond my comprehension, Carson Wentz is still available in almost half of ESPN leagues after waivers cleared in Week 10. Wentz has actually looked excellent this season (well, after his ankles healed). He’s thrown for two or more touchdowns each game from Week 4 on, throwing three in the past two. In a cupcake matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars Wentz should easily continue the trend.
Wentz doesn’t have the best matchup against Buffalo in Week 11, but he gets Tampa Bay and Houston before his bye in Week 14. If you’re looking to make a playoff push, Wentz is your guy and should easily be towards the top of the Week 10 post-waiver wire pickups.
Teddy Bridgewater (Rostered in 27% of ESPN leagues)
I get it; Teddy Bridgewater isn’t a sexy name you want on your team. However, he finished as QB6 in Week 9 with 21.9 fantasy points over Josh Allen, Dak Prescott, Matt Stafford…I mean. This season, he’s been consistent, throwing at a 72.7-percent completion rate, 2,163 yards, 14 touchdowns, and only five interceptions. His passer rating is 104.9 on the season. This week, the Broncos face the Philadelphia Eagles who are allowing 18.15 fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. Bridgewater is most likely out there on the post-waiver wire in Week 10, and he could give you enough upside to win your matchup.
Week 10 Post-Waiver Wire Wide Receivers
Zach Pascal (Rostered in 8.4% of ESPN leagues)
Despite plugging Zach Pascal last week in the Week 9 Post-Waiver Pickup article, he’s still available in over 90-percent of ESPN leagues. Pascal played 84% of snaps in Week 9 and saw seven targets, second behind only Michael Pittman. He’s not been flashy, but his consistent play makes him a worthy flex option. Plus, his upcoming schedule gives you upside in multiple weeks going forward with matchups against the Jaguars, Buccaneers, and Texans.
Elijah Moore (Rostered in 28.8% of ESPN leagues)
The rookie’s breakout campaign has officially begun! Over the past three weeks, Elijah Moore has seen at least six targets, and in Week 9, he hauled in seven of those while finding the end zone twice. Corey Davis could be back this week in a tough match against Buffalo, but Moore is still a worthy stash going forward. After the Buffalo game, the Jets play at home against Miami, at Houston, then at home against Philadelphia, giving Moore tremendous upside.
Tim Patrick (Rostered in 26.2% of ESPN leagues)
While Jerry Jeudy might be Bridgewater’s security blanket. Tim Patrick has slid into more of Courtland Sutton’s role as a downfield threat. In Week 9, Patrick caught four of five targets for a monstrous 85 yards and a touchdown. While I may not play him against the Chargers in Week 12 if Asante Samuel Jr. is back, his schedule after the bye could help you make a playoff push. After the Chargers, the Broncos play at the Chiefs, at home against the Lions and Bengals, then at the Raiders. Patrick is a valuable addition to your roster who is most likely sitting on pickups post-waivers in Week 10.
Week 10 Post-Waiver Wire Running Backs
Jeff Wilson, Jr. (Rostered in 10% of ESPN leagues)
Jeff Wilson is a stash pickup that I don’t think you can play this week, but he is going to be a valuable asset going forward. Last year, Wilson was a huge factor in the rushing game, contributing 733 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns over 12 games. Shanahan is going to work him into this backfield, and the upcoming schedule is extremely favorable. After this week’s matchup against the Rams, the 49ers go to Jacksonville, play Minnesota at home, have back-to-back road games against Seattle and Cincinnati, then Atlanta at home, at Tennessee, and at home against Houston in Week 17. Imagine! You could be playing Jeff Wilson against Houston in your fantasy Super Bowl! Don’t sleep on Jeff Wilson.
Alexander Mattison (Rostered in 39.4% of ESPN leagues)
With the news breaking about Dalvin Cook last night, Alexander Mattison needs to be rostered in every format. If Cook is your running back, I shouldn’t have to preach this to you, but he should already be on your roster. Mattison is one of the most valuable handcuffs in the entire fantasy football world, and with the serious allegations against Cook, he could see a workhorse role sooner rather than later. Get him on your team.
(If you’re in a deeper league, you can also consider Kene Nwangwu.)
Week 10 Post-Waiver Wire Tight Ends
Pat Freiermuth (Rostered in 39.9% of ESPN leagues)
Despite his massive two weeks, Pat Freiermuth is still available in far too many leagues. It’s shocking he made it to the Week 10 post-waiver wire pickups. Over the past three games he’s seen at least six targets, and he’s found the end zone three times. Chase Claypool is banged up and may not be able to play and Eric Ebron is still questionable to play, leaving Freiermuth open for business. Don’t miss the train on him again; pick him up in your Week 10 post-waiver haul!
Cole Kmet (Rostered in 12.1% of ESPN leagues)
This is another planning-ahead situation, as the Bears are on a bye in Week 10. However, if you want to get ahead of the curve and have a tight end to play this week, take a look at Cole Kmet. He’s seeing an 18-percent target share and is playing an average of 85-percent of Chicago’s offensive snaps. In Week 9, he saw the most targets on the team, and he’s facing the Ravens in Week 11, a team that is allowing the 2nd-most fantasy points per game (18.4) to opposing tight ends. Stash Kmet.
Good luck navigating the post-waiver waters in Week 10, and be sure to follow @Britt_Flinn on Twitter!