Identical to final week, under-the-radar RBs lead our checklist of the prime Week 10 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent provides. Some notable new accidents (Justin Jackson, David Johnson, David Montgomery) opened the door for just a few working backs (Kalen Ballage, Duke Johnson, Ryan Nall), whereas different backs took benefit of present accidents or different points (Jordan Wilkins, Gus Edwards, Wayne Gallman, Jordan Howard) to put up first rate stats. Whereas none are overly thrilling, all might have worth in future weeks and needs to be on the radars of fantasy homeowners.
Our full free agent checklist is a bit mild this week, as solely a handful of pass-catchers (Tim Patrick, David Moore, Nelson Agholor, Jimmy Graham, Irv Smith Jr.) had notable video games, and there have been fortunately few different large accidents. We nonetheless have our common Week 10 streaming suggestions at QB, TE, and D/ST, which may be discovered on the finish of this checklist.
As has been the case the previous few weeks, the choice whether or not to make use of a excessive waiver declare comes all the way down to how badly you want a working again or possibly a decent finish. Guys like Ballage, Johnson, Edwards, and Gallman may need no a couple of week of usefulness (if that), so until you are determined in Week 10, it is most likely finest to carry again a excessive declare and see if a much bigger harm occurs within the coming weeks. All of these RBs are value center and low waiver claims, however you needn’t attain for them in case you’re set at RB (or until you are enjoying protection towards your Week 10 opponent).
High fantasy soccer waiver wire pickups for Week 10
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Duke Johnson, RB, Texans. David Johnson exited Week 9’s recreation due to a concussion, and Duke took over the Texans’ backfield, working 16 occasions for 41 yards and a rating and including one other 32 yards on 4 catches (4 targets). It is potential if David is out subsequent week towards the Browns, Houston can have one other working again deal with extra carries, however Duke would nonetheless get the majority of the backfield touches. That makes him a strong standard-league begin and a digital must-play in PPR leagues.
Kalen Ballage, RB, Chargers. Ballage took benefit of an early harm to Justin Jackson (knee) in Week 9, main the Chargers in carries (15) and speeding yards (69) and scoring a TD. He additionally had two catches for 15 yards. Ballage was one of many worst backs within the league final yr with the Dolphins, averaging simply 1.eight yards per stick with it 74 rushes, however clearly one thing was working for him in his Chargers debut. It is unclear how critical Jackson’s harm is or when Austin Ekeler (hamstring) will likely be again, however Ballage figures to proceed to see vital carries whereas each are out. That might imply good issues againsat the Dolphins and Jets within the coming week weeks.
Jordan Wilkins, RB, Colts. Wilkins managed simply 39 yards on 11 carries towards the Ravens, however he was Indianapolis’s major working again after Jonathan Taylor’s first-half fumble. Taylor noticed only one extra carry the remainder of the sport, and given his fumbling historical past, he might stay within the doghouse for some time. Wilkins was already consuming into Taylor’s workload, so he might be helpful subsequent week in a good matchup towards the Titans. If he performs properly, he might be a flex again most weeks going ahead.
Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens. Edwards had a tricky day in Week 9, averaging simply 2.1 yards per carry towards a tricky Colts run protection, however he nonetheless carried 11 occasions, only one fewer than JK Dobbins (30 yards), and operated as Baltimore’s goal-line again once more, punching in a one-yard landing. If Mark Ingram (ankle) is out once more subsequent week, Edwards can be in line for round a dozen touches in a extra favorable matchup towards New England’s mediocre run protection.
For extra waiver/free agent strategies, together with extra breakouts and potential streamers, try our full Week 10 checklist.