Fanspeak Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Pick Ups Week 10
By Ryan Gerrity
Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree is coming off an Achilles injury that will sideline him until mid to late November. However waiting until the week before he returns could be risky because he may not be available. If your team is low on production from your receivers this could be a good risk to take.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers
The Carolina running back is available in over 95% of leagues this week and he is a intriguing player to look at. Especially in a PPR league because he is very versatile out of the backfield and Cam Newton is continuing to spread the ball around.
Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots
Dobson is on this list because he is only owned in about 5% of leagues right now. What makes Dobson so attractive off the waiver wire? Tom Brady is back to his normal self after having over a 400 yard passing game this week. If Brady continues to play like everyone knows he can Dobson’s numbers will continue to rise.
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts
The way that Trent Richardson has been playing since the trade is disappointing for all of his fantasy owners. Brown on the other hand had 6 carries for 49 yards this past week and his carries should increase. Richardson has underperformed and Brown has overachieved with his limited carries. This is a deep sleeper but it could pay off if Brown takes more carries away from Richardson.
Rashad Jennings, RB, Oakland Raiders
Against the Eagles in week 9 Jennings rushed for 102 yards and also had 74 receiving yards. Darren McFadden is so injury prone and this latest hamstring injury could limit him tremendously. Jennings has proven he can be a productive back for the Raiders, and they will lean on him more if McFadden misses any time.
Riley Cooper, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Whenever Nick Foles is under center, he seems to find Cooper on a deep pattern and he is capitalizing. Against the Raiders Cooper caught 5 passes for 138 yards and 3 touchdowns. If Foles continues to flourish in Chip Kelly’s offense, so will Cooper.
Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers
This is the second appearance for LaFell in my waiver wire pick up’s this year, he was in the Week 7 edition after a great game against the Vikings. Against the Falcons in week 9 he caught 6 passes for 74 yards, which is productive, especially in a PPR league. He is worth a look in the deep league, or at the Flex position.
Mario Manningham, WR, San Francisco 49ers
If you missed out on getting Percy Harvin and need a wide receiver who has the potential to have a impact the second half of the year look no further. Manningham is coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list and Kaepernick could use some help. Anquan Boldin has not been as consistent as the 49ers hoped and Manningham could fill that void.
Andre Brown, RB, New York Giants
Brown was the most productive and consistent back the Giants had before he got hurt. He is most likely going to be activated off the PUP list this week and will share carries with Peyton Hillis and Brandon Jacobs, but he should earn his role back. He may not produce right away, but if he can play well he should be involved in the offense more each week.