Week 9 is now in the books, and with four important bye weeks coming up (BAL, DEN, MIN, HOU) along with several injuries, the waiver wire is slimming down. Here is a look at my top waiver wire adds for Week 10:
Baker Mayfield CLE (38%) Baker has made the Waiver Wire add list several times this season. There have been games where he’s struggled, and games where he’s looked like a veteran quarterback. The Browns are playing the depleted Falcons in Cleveland this week, who have given up the 4th most passing yards per game this season at 304. The Browns should look to take advantage of their matchup through the air, allowing Baker to show he can be a trusted fantasy option moving forward.
Duke Johnson CLE (50%) In the Browns first game since the firing of head coach Hue Jackson, Cleveland was finally able to get their talented running back involved in the game. Johnson managed to score his first two touchdowns of the season while catching all 9 of his targets for 78 yards. With the change at head coach, I expect the Browns to continue to get Johnson more involved as he is one of their most talented offensive playmakers. If he is available in your league, he should be considered the top priority waiver claim.
Mike Davis SEA (25%) Chris Carson left Sunday’s game against the Chargers with a hip injury, the same injury he had a few weeks ago. Mike Davis came into the game as for Carson rushing 15 times for 62 yards while adding on 7 catches on 8 targets for 45 yards. If Carson won’t be able to go for the Seahawks Week 10 matchup against the Rams, that would make Davis a must add for the Week 10 waiver.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB (40%) The Packers have been using Valdes-Scantling since Geronimo Allison was injured in Week 4. On Tuesday, the Packers placed the injured Allison on IR, which increases Valdes-Scantling’s value significantly. Against the Patriots in Week 9, he caught 3 of 6 passes for 101 yards, marking his 2nd game going over the 100 yard marker. With opposing defenses more worried about Davante Adams, Valdes-Scantling becomes more valuable as a fantasy option and is a top priority on the waiver wire for Week 10.
Cordarrelle Patterson NE (6%) Since Sony Michel went down with a knee injury, the Patriots have been using Patterson at running back. If he continues to play at the running back position and gain the WR/RB designation in fantasy, his value would increase significantly. This past Sunday, Patterson rushed 11 times for 61 yards and a touchdown. If Patterson can keep this up, it would allow the Patriots to leave Sony Michel inactive as he continues to get healthy, making Patterson a great waiver wire add.
Dez Bryant NO (8%) Dez is finally working out for a team, that team being the Saints. If the Saints end up signing him Dez would instantly become a must add. Even if he ends up not signing with the Saints, the potential of him teaming up with Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas would make Bryant a must have receiver in all formats.
C.J. Uzomah CIN (23%) The news that A.J Green will miss games with a toe injury leaves the Bengals short at pass catchers. Uzomah is a big bodied tighend that could benefit from Green’s absence. Although he put up a zero in Week 8, the Bengals just finished up their Week 9 bye. Uzomah has been dropped by many players after putting up that 0 leading into the teams Week 9 bye. Uzomah is a must add for teams in need of a tight end, as he will likely fill in as the Bengal’s top red zone target until A.J Green returns.
Jack Doyle IND (40%) Doyle was listed as a waiver wire add in my Week 9 pickups, but he is still under owned, making him a must add in a very thin positional group at tight end. In Week 8, Doyle managed to catch 6 balls for 70 yards and a touchdown. Any tight end seeing that type of volume needs to be owned in all leagues. Coming off the teams Week 9 bye, Doyle should be healthy and good to go moving forward with the team working with Eric Ebron in 2 tight end sets.
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