2021 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire

by Jonathan Chan
2021 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire

One bad game is unfortunate. Two bad games can be excused. Three bad games is a pattern, and Patrick Mahomes is on the wrong side of a terrible three-game slump. No, the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire is not going to tell you to drop Mahomes. But it's been rough to watch. 

The former MVP started the year off on a tear, passing for 1,218 yards and 14 touchdowns over his first four games. Mahomes cooled off over the next two games but managed to salvage respectable fantasy performances against the Buffalo Bills and Washington Football Team.

However, Mahomes is now mired in the worst three-game stretch of his career, passing for just 647 total yards and two touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, New York Giants, and Green Bay Packers. He is averaging just 5.39 yards per attempt over the three-game stretch, and 7.0 YPA this season, the lowest of his career.

Mahomes obviously has the talent to recover from this slump and start producing again but positives have been few and far between of late.

At least he didn’t throw an interception this week.

The 2021 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire will focus on players rostered in under 35% of Yahoo leagues.

2021 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire

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Quarterbacks

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (28% rostered)
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Garoppolo continues to chug along as the 49ers starting quarterback and has put up his two best games of the season. Since the rain-soaked debacle against the Indianapolis Colts, Garoppolo has passed for 648 yards and two touchdowns while adding another score on the ground. Both performances put him over 20 fantasy points.

Jimmy-G isn’t going to do anything flashy but it seems he’ll be forced to throw more often as the Niners’ defense hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. This is especially true as San Francisco will host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 10. 

Garoppolo should have enough volume to post a respectable fantasy performance, even against a good Rams’ defense. 

Trevor Siemian, New Orleans Saints (5% rostered)

It seems like Taysom Hill won’t immediately take over as the starter for the Saints, as Siemian will get another start. He didn’t wow in the last-second loss to the Falcons but did manage to throw for 249 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

As Hill continues to work his way back from a head injury, he will likely take more and more snaps from Siemian. However, until he’s made the official starter, the former Bronco will continue to throw plenty of passes in Sean Payton’s offense.

Week 10’s matchup against the suddenly tough Titan’s defense could present some problems but, like Garoppolo, the volume should help him maintain a decent floor, especially if he gets Alvin Kamara more involved in the passing game.

Other Options: Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos (26% rostered)

Running Backs

Devonta Freeman, Baltimore Ravens (20% rostered)

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The veteran running back has pushed his way to the front of a crowded Ravens’ backfield. Freeman has taken over lead-back duties from Latavius Murray (injury) and Ty’Son Williams (benched) and has looked good.

The 29-year-old has compiled 146 rushing yards on 26 attempts (5.62 YPA) over his past three games scoring a touchdown in each contest. 

The Ravens now have a soft matchup against the Dolphins and Freeman should see increase volume in a friendly game script. 

Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles (13% rostered)

Unbelievable. One week after taking 12 garbage time carries for 57yards and two touchdowns, Howard was given 17 carries in a close game against the Los Angeles Chargers rushing for 71 yards and another touchdown. 

He out carried (17-10) and outgained (71-40) Boston Scott and was clearly the preferred backfield option for Nick Sirianni. Kenneth Gainwell has seen less work since Miles Sanders went down and is probably not worth a roster spot outside of keeper leagues.

It’s impossible to know what happens with Howard once Sanders returns but, for this week anyways, he’s the Eagles lead running back.

Wide Receivers

Elijah Moore, New York Jets (26% rostered)

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Moore struggled badly over the first few weeks of the season but has found his footing following the injury to Zach Wilson.

With the mix of Mike White and Josh Johnson at the helm, the rookie has caught 13 passes for 151 yards over the past two weeks. His breakout game came on Thursday night against the Colts, as he hauled in seven catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns.

Moore has established himself as the No. 1 wide receiver while Corey Davis remains out with a hip injury. Until Davis returns Moore will continue to see heavy volume from whoever the Jets’ starter is.

UPDATE: Head coach Robert Saleh said Davis will return this week so Moore could see a decrease in volume. However, he’s still worth adding to see how the targets are distributed.

Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens (36% rostered)

I’m going back to the well with Bateman one more time. His Week 9 results (5-52) look a little pedestrian on the surface. However, Lamar Jackson barely missed Bateman on a pair of long bombs that would, if he caught them, likely have him firmly as the No. 1 waiver option going into Week 10.

The important thing to note is that the rookie saw career highs with eight targets and five receptions. As he and Jackson develop more chemistry, expect him to be producer alongside Marquise Brown

Other Options: Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland Browns (13% rostered), Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos (25% rostered)

Tight Ends

Dan Arnold, Jacksonville Jaguars (27% rostered)

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Arnold led the Jaguars in receiving for the second-straight week after hauling in four passes for 60 yards in Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills. He also led the team with seven targets in the low-scoring affair.

With 17 targets over his past two games, the former Cardinal is, at worst, the No. 2 passing option in Urban Meyer’s offense and has a solid floor moving forward. 

Tyler Conklin, Minnesota Vikings (38% rostered)

I’m going over the rostership percentage for Conklin because he’s a tight end and everyone else on the list is a dart throw at best.

Conklin has produced consistent results over his past three games, averaging 6.3 targets, 4.3 receptions, and 57.6 yards. He’s seen seven targets in each of his past two games and is now third on the Vikings in receptions and receiving yards. 

Deep League Special

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots

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Stevenson had the best game of his young career on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. The rookie rushed for a career-high 62 yards and caught two passes for 44 yards. Unfortunately, the bruiser left the game in the fourth quarter with a head injury and did not return.

The Patriots backfield is always difficult to navigate. However, Stevenson could see his workload increase as the season continues in order to spell starter Damien Harris. Harris also suffered a head injury on Sunday and is questionable for Week 10. 

If Harris is unable to play, Stevenson would be a must-add for a Patriots offense that relies heavily on the run.


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