Fantasy Football: Week 10 Waiver Wire Adds, Drops and More

If you had Joe Mixon in Week 9, then congratulations! For the rest of you, let’s take a look back at Week 9 and see how you can improve your fantasy football team for Week 10.

Since the waiver wire has run especially thin at this time in the season, I’ve started including players you can also drop. I’ll ignore my rostership threshold to talk about them. Just last week, I said you can cut bait on Russell Wilson. This week, I have a couple more familiar names you should drop.

As always, this report is geared toward PPR leagues unless otherwise noted. All players included are rostered in fewer than 50% of leagues, per FantasyPros’ rostership data. And all stats are credited to TruMedia unless stated otherwise.


I’m not wasting any more time on Justin Fields.

  • Rostered in 56.7% of leagues.
  • After last week’s plea for Fields, followed by a historic Week 9 performance, he should be on rosters in every league.
  • Fields is now the QB1 over the last five weeks.
  • His rushing production has cemented him as matchup-proof.
  • There isn’t much more to be said.

Jimmy Garoppolo is still a steady, high-floor option.

  • Rostered in 28.9% of leagues.
  • He’s averaging 15.4 fantasy points.
  • Remove Week 3 and Week 4, and he’s scored between 16.3 and 18.02 fantasy points in his other five games.
  • Garoppolo has a loaded arsenal of weapons to throw to—when everyone’s healthy.
  • The 49ers just had their bye in Week 9.
  • San Francisco now has one of the easiest remaining schedules for fantasy quarterbacks.
  • That includes upcoming matchups with the Chargers (Week 10), Arizona (Week 11), New Orleans (Week 12) and Miami (Week 13).
  • The Cardinals and Dolphins are bottom-ten teams in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks.
  • Garoppolo is a much better option than Aaron Rodgers.

You can finally drop Aaron Rodgers.

  • Rostered in 87.3% of leagues
  • Rodgers is averaging 14 fantasy points — the 26th-most among quarterbacks.
  • He has yet to eclipse 17 fantasy points.
  • Rodgers is also averaging 232.3 passing yards — the 22nd-most in the league.
  • He just scored 13.7 points against Detroit, who have allowed the third-most fantasy points to the position this season.
  • The Packers face the Cowboys in Week 10 and the Eagles in Week 12.
  • Dallas has allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks, while Philadelphia has allowed the fewest.
  • Green Bay has their bye in Week 14.
  • Forget Rodgers’ name value.
  • He lost most of his fantasy upside and should no longer be on most rosters.

Running Backs

It’s time to add Jeff Wilson back to fantasy rosters.

  • Rostered in 48% of leagues.
  • Wilson scored 16.2 fantasy points in a good debut for Miami.
  • That includes a 10-yard receiving touchdown.
  • Wilson and Raheem Mostert both had nine carries.
  • He ran for nearly double the amount of rushing yards (51) than Mostert did (26). 
  • He also caught all three of his targets, while Mostert couldn’t catch his two targets.
  • Wilson has a juicy upcoming schedule.
  • Three of the Dolphins’ next four opponents are bottom-five in fantasy points allowed to running backs: Browns, Texans, Chargers.

You can cut AJ Dillon only IF Aaron Jones misses Week 10.

  • Dillon’s averaged 8.1 fantasy points this season.
  • That includes 20.1 points in Week 1.
  • That does not include a double-digit performance since then.
  • Dillon has looked really bad.
  • Green Bay’s offensive woes haven’t helped, and neither will their upcoming schedule.
  • The Packers face the Cowboys and Titans next.
  • Both teams are top-five in fantasy points allowed to running backs.
  • Aaron Jones left Week 9’s shocking loss early.
  • He was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot.
  • Dillon becomes a flex play if Jones misses any time.
  • So keep Dillon until we get official word on Jones’ status moving forward.

Rachaad White is an upside stash only.

  • Rostered in 27% of leagues.
  • White has seen 3+ targets in five of his last six games.
  • After seeing similar involvement in the passing game for two weeks, White saw four fewer targets than Leonard Fournette in Week 9.
  • Fournette had 12+ carries in five of his first six games.
  • He saw fewer than 10 in each of his last three.
  • While this doesn’t signal a changing of the guard yet, Fournette is no longer a bellcow in Tampa Bay’s offense.
  • The Buccaneers play the Seahawks in Week 10, have a bye in Week 11 and play at the Browns in Week 12.
  • The Browns and Seahawks are both in the bottom 12 of fantasy points allowed to running backs.
  • White is only a handcuff and is not a must-add.

Wide Receivers

If you’re desperate, hold out hope for Odell Beckham Jr.

  • Rostered in 20.5% of leagues.
  • Beckham will reportedly be cleared to practice within the next week or so, per Jay Glazer.
  • Beckham obviously possesses some upside.
  • We have no clue how he’ll play.
  • We have no clue if he’ll be slotted into a good situation.
  • It’s just as likely Beckham balls out as it is that he sputters.
  • He scored 10+ fantasy points in five of his final seven regular-season games in 2021.
  • That included five touchdowns in that span.
  • He’s a 30-year-old wide receiver coming off an ACL tear.
  • If you severely need a wide receiver, you may just need to take a chance on Beckham’s upside.

Terrace Marshall is the best of a bland bunch.

  • Rostered in 6.5% of leagues.
  • I use the term “best” very loosely here.
  • Marshall has 12+ fantasy points and 6+ in each of the last two games.
  • He and DJ Moore led Carolina with six targets in Week 9.
  • The second-year wideout scored his first career touchdown in Week 9.
  • It came down 35 points in the fourth quarter.
  • PJ Walker and the departure of Robbie Anderson have helped Marshall see more production.
  • Still, Carolina’s passing offense is one of the worst in the league.
  • Marshall is nothing more than a risky flex play for now.

Drake London should’ve been dropped weeks ago.

  • Rostered in 73.6% of leagues.
  • London has averaged about six fantasy points since Week 4.
  • He also hasn’t reached eight points since then.
  • Prior to Week 9, the Falcons threw the ball at the second-lowest rate in the NFL.
  • The Falcons face the Panthers in Week 10 and the Bears in Week 11.
  • Carolina is a fine fantasy matchup, but Chicago is top ten in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers.
  • Atlanta has their bye in Week 14.
  • Forget about whatever draft capital you spent on London.
  • It’s disappointing, but finally cutting him (if you haven’t yet) is a must.

Chris Moore only worth spot if Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins remain out

  • Rostered in fewer than 1% of leagues.
  • Moore scored 14.5 fantasy points on five targets.
  • That included a thirteen-yard touchdown. 
  • He and Phillip Dorsett led the Texans with five targets each.
  • Cooks and Collins missed Week 9.
  • As of now, Collins is expected to be back for Week 10 against the Giants. 
  • But Cooks is a mystery since he reportedly wanted a trade from Houston.
  • If either misses more time, Moore is a viable depth piece.
  • The Texans’ passing attack still isn’t too inspiring to boost Moore into starting lineups.

Tight Ends

Cade Otton is a top streaming candidate in Week 10.

  • Rostered in 7.9% of leagues.
  • The rookie scored a career-high 17.8 fantasy points in Week 9.
  • That included his first career touchdown to win the game.
  • The Rams had previously allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends.
  • Otton has three games of 10+ fantasy points in his last five games.
  • With Cameron Brate out, Otton also saw 5+ targets and over 80% of the team’s snaps in four of his last five games.
  • Even if Brate returns in Week 10, Otton looks like the better pass-catcher.
  • Tampa Bay faces Seattle in Week 10, who have allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends this season.
  • After that, Otton’s upcoming schedule isn’t pretty.
  • The Buccaneers have a bye in Week 11, which is followed by four straight games of teams in the top ten of fantasy points allowed to tight ends.
  • Tampa Bay’s offense has dealt with a ton of injuries over the last month.
  • If Otton keeps his role, he can be a matchup-based fantasy starter. 

Cole Kmet should probably stay on waivers.

  • Rostered in 24.7% of leagues.
  • Kmet scored a whopping 22 fantasy points in Week 9.
  • That included two touchdowns.
  • He also scored a touchdown in Week 8.
  • Those are his only scores this season.
  • His fantasy football average prior to Week 8 was 3.8 fantasy points.
  • Prior to Week 9, Miami had allowed the 11th-most fantasy points to tight ends.
  • This is likely just an outlier in Kmet’s season.
  • If anything, he’s worth a watchlist add in deeper leagues.

I once again implore you to not be fooled by Tyler Conklin.

  • Rostered in 30.3% of leagues.
  • He’s a top-10 tight end in fantasy points this season.
  • Last week, I explained why that’s a farce.
  • Conklin responded with 1.7 fantasy points on two targets.
  • This Jets’ passing offense continues to sputter.
  • Although, Conklin does play New England in Week 11.
  • He scored 25.9 fantasy points against them last week.
  • He’s only worth a roster spot in deep leagues as a streaming option.
  • The Jets have a bye in Week 10.

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