2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire

by Jonathan Chan
2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire. The injury cloud continues to hang over the NFL, with Christian McCaffrey suffering another injury on Sunday.

The Panthers' star running back did not look rusty in his return from a high-ankle sprain as McCaffrey handled 28 touches (18 rushes, 10 receptions) for 174 total yards and two touchdowns against the Chiefs. Unfortunately, the dual-threat looks to be in danger of missing time once again. If he does, Mike Davis will regain his borderline RB1 status.

For a rundown of all other injuries, check out the Week 9 Injury Impact article.

Shoutout to Dalvin Cook who came through with another monster performance, rushing for 206 yards and two touchdowns. He has put himself solidly into the top three of 2021 drafts.

The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire will try to focus on players rostered in under 35% of Yahoo leagues. Players listed in the “other options” section are between 35 and 50 percent rostered.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire

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Drew Lock, Denver Broncos (20% Rostered)

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Lock followed up a good performance last week against the Chargers, with a great performance against the Falcons. The second-year signal-caller put up big numbers in a failed comeback, throwing for 313 yards and two touchdowns while adding 47 yards and a score on the ground.

Lock's 52 percent completion rate wasn't ideal but he will have another decent matchup in Week 10 against the Raiders. Las Vegas is ranked 31st in defensive DVOA and allowed that ninth most Fantasy points to opposing QBs.

With the Broncos receiving corps getting healthy (aside from Courtland Sutton), Lock should be able to post another respectable performance for managers who have Matt Ryan or Patrick Mahomes.

Nick Foles, Chicago Bears (10% Rostered)

Foles hasn't been playing lights out since taking over as the starter but was able to put up his best game on Sunday, throwing for 335 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Titans. David Montgomery left the game with a concussion and is questionable for Week 10.

If the second year running back is unable to suit up, Foles will likely surpass the season-high 36 passes he threw against Tennessee. The running backs behind Montgomery, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Ryan Nall, have a combined 29 carries this season.

Running Backs

Duke Johnson, Houston Texans (16% Rostered)

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David Johnson left Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a concussion and is questionable for this week's game against the Browns. Duke filled in well for David this past week, rushing for 41 yards and a touchdown, while catching all four of his targets for 32 yards.

Duke's pass-catching prowess should give him a decent floor against his former team, should he be the starter on Sunday. Look for him to finish as a low-end RB2 against Cleveland, who allowed the 16th most Fantasy points to running backs this season.

J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team (24% Rostered)

With Alex Smith at the helm, McKissic became an even larger part of the passing game. The former-Seahawk saw a ridiculous 14 targets against the Giants, catching nine passes for 65 yards.

Smith has never been a prolific deep passer and McKissic should continue to see a huge number of targets from his new starting QB. His ceiling is limited due to a lack of redzone usage but McKissic has a very safe floor in PPR formats thanks to his heavy usage as a pass-catcher.

Other Options: Wayne Gallman (25% Rostered), Kalen Ballage (1% Rostered)

Wide Receivers

Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers (30% Rostered)

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After a slow start to the season, Samuel has come on very strong over the last two weeks. He seems to have passed D.J. Moore on the depth chart, drawing nine targets to Moores three, catching all nine passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. He remained involved in the running game, taking three carries for 13 yards.

Robby Anderson led the team in targets but Samuel was not far behind. With McCaffrey questionable for Week 10, some of his 10 targets could be shifted to Samuel.

K.J. Hamler, Denver Broncos (2% Rostered)

The much-hyped rookie is finally showing some results on the field. After struggling through a pair of hamstring injuries, the second-rounder had the best game of his career this past Sunday. Playing from behind, Hamler saw 10 targets, catching six of them for 75 yards. Lock gave Hamler the second-most targets on the team, four fewer than Jerry Jeudy but one more than Tim Patrick.

Hamler has shown flashes of being a big-play producer for the Broncos and could establish himself as one of Denver's most dangerous weapons.

He will have to compete with Jeudy, Patrick, and Noah Fant for targets but he seems to have a good rapport with his quarterback and should only get better as the season wears on.

Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots (12% Rostered)

Meyers established himself as the Patriots No.1 receiver catching 12 passes for 169 yards in a thrilling come from behind win.

He looked like the only Pats receiver to find consistent separation and was clearly Cam Newton's top target. A tough matchup against the Ravens in looming but he will be heavily involved for the remainder of the season.

Other Options: Olamide Zaccheaus (0% Rostered), Tim Patrick (21% Rostered)

Tight Ends

Irv Smith Jr., Minnesota Vikings (7% Rostered)

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Smith didn't have a huge game but Kirk Cousins seems to like him in the redzone. The tight-end caught just two passes on Sunday, both in the endzone as he finished with a final line of 2-13-2.

Managers in deeper leagues or those struggling to replace George Kittle could take a flier on Smith as a touchdown-dependant option in a divisional Week 10 matchup against the Bears.

Other Options: Jimmy Graham (49% Rostered)

Deep League Special

Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts (7% Rostered)

T.Y. Hilton missed the game due to injury and Pittman was able to step up and play well. The rookie led the Colts in targets (seven) catching four of them for 56 yards against a tough Baltimore secondary.

If Hilton misses more time, Pittman could be a solid option against the Titans, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.

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