It’s crazy to think that Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season is almost in the books, but here we are! Moving forward, there is just one more bye week with six teams on bye, so things should be a bit easier for fantasy managers in the next few weeks.
Here we are looking at all of the best waiver wire additions for all leagues and sizes. In the aftermath of the trade deadline, there are several faces in new places and some that popped in just their first week with their new team. Each player is listed in the order in which I’d prioritize them, which is an important thing to take note of.
Let’s look at who are the top Week 10 waiver wire pickups and free agent adds for all positions. Be sure to also check out all of our fantasy football waiver wire advice, and our free new Who Should I Pickup? Waiver Wire player comparison tool to get an edge on the competition!
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Running Backs – Waiver Wire Options
Jeff Wilson Jr., Miami Dolphins – 51% Rostered
If you have the first waiver wire priority or are desperate at running back, Jeff Wilson needs to be your target. Wilson had been with the San Francisco 49ers (after they acquired Christian McCaffrey) before being traded to the Miami Dolphins prior to the trade deadline. In a different transaction, the Dolphins also traded away Chase Edmonds, opening the door for another running back acquisition for the team. That would end up being Jeff Wilson and in just his first game with the team, he led the team in snaps.
#Dolphins Week 9 RB Usage
– Jeff Wilson Jr: 51% snaps, 9 carries, 3 targets (72 yds, TD)
– Raheem Mostert: 45% snaps, 9 carries, 2 targets (26 yards, TD)
— Michael F. Florio (@MichaelFFlorio) November 6, 2022
This is huge. Many thought Wilson would be Raheem Mostert’s backup, but it looks like Wilson might be the 1A. It’s unreasonable to expect either of these two players to take over the backfield and become the workhorse, but if Wilson operates as the 1A in Miami’s backfield, he could easily provide backend RB2 and high-end RB3 value for the rest of the season.
Raheem Mostert had the 2 minute drill, but outside of that it’s been 50/50 Mostert/Jeff Wilson Jr. pic.twitter.com/kA0rFfHay0
— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) November 6, 2022
Fantasy managers are well-versed in Mostert’s injury history and while all running backs are susceptible to an injury, the reality is Mostert has struggled mightily to stay on the field. Fantasy managers should be prioritizing Wilson this week as someone who could be an RB2/3 the rest of the season and who could flirt with top-15 status in the event Mostert gets hurt.
Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens – 51% Rostered
Gus Edwards left the Ravens’ contest in Week 8 early, but he still finished with 65 yards and was the team’s primary ball carrier. J.K. Dobbins is unlikely to be a big factor this season and as long as Edwards is healthy, fantasy managers should expect him to be the team’s 1A in the backfield to Kenyan Drake‘s 1B.
In two appearances this season, Edwards has rushed for 65 or more yards in both contests. In his first game active, Edwards found the end zone twice. If you’re in need of a running back coming out of the bye week, Edwards is a great player to look to add.
Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 34% Rostered
Rachaad White hasn’t been overly effective this season, but he continues to be one of the best handcuffs in fantasy football and he’ll continue to be listed as a waiver wire add because of that. He’s certainly the best handcuff most readily available on waivers. Across the entire NFL, he’s without question a top-seven handcuff and could possibly be top-five. White is on the same level of fantasy football value as A.J. Dillon, who has a rostership percentage of over 80%. They both have low-level standalone value, but both are one of the best handcuffs in fantasy football.
This past week, White received eight carries to Fournette’s nine and finished with 27 yards to Fournette’s 19. If you don’t need a startable player in Week 10 and instead are just looking for an upside play, it’ll be difficult to find someone with as much upside as White in the event of a Fournette injury.
Isiah Pacheco, Kansas City Chiefs – 31% Rostered
I wish I could give you some numbers and statistics as to why Isiah Pacheco needs to be someone on your radar this week, but it’s hard to do that. He has yet to play over 30% of the team’s snaps in any game this season. He has just two games with double-digit touches, has just two games all year with more than 50 total yards, and has only found the end zone once, which was all the way back in Week 1.
To make matters even worse, he has just two targets all season. However, prior to their Week 7 contest, it was announced that Pacheco would operate as the team’s starter. While Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the one who found the end zone, the rookie received more carries, 8–6.
We have seen a shift in playing time since the bye week for Dameon Pierce.
Could see something similar for Isiah Pacheco in KC. Week 7 might have just been the start.
Worth a stash anywhere you can make it happen. pic.twitter.com/XXP80a8FQs
— Dwain McFarland (@dwainmcfarland) November 4, 2022
This is really what we’re banking on. There’s been nothing in the Chiefs’ first seven contests that tells us Pacheco should be someone fantasy managers are adding to their fantasy rosters, but if the Chiefs do use the bye week to implement the rookie into their offense more, they likely won’t get another chance because someone else will.
There’s no guarantee Pacheco will take over, but he’s been effective on a small sample, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. He’s also averaged a very healthy 2.5 yards after contact per carry, which is tied for 11th-best among running backs. He’s unlikely to take over the pass-catching role in Kansas City, but if he can become the primary ball carrier and the primary goal-line back, fantasy managers will have found an RB3 off the waiver wire.
Joshua Kelley, Los Angeles Chargers – 2% Rostered
For the first four weeks of the 2022 NFL season, Joshua Kelley and Sony Michel worked as 2A and 2B behind Austin Ekeler. There did not appear to be a handcuff for fantasy managers to target. If Ekeler went down, based on their utilization over the first four weeks, it would be a committee approach.
However, that all changed in Week 5. Kelley played 25% of the snaps to Michel’s 3%. Kelly also received 10 carries, which he took for 49 yards and a touchdown. Michel had just one carry. Based on Week 5, it seemed as though Kelley had leap-frogged Michel to become the primary No. 2 running back for the Chargers.
Kelley would, unfortunately, sprain his knee in Week 6, which forced him to go onto IR. He’ll miss Week 10, but is eligible to come off of IR in Week 11. With the team’s bye week in the middle of his IR stint, Kelley will have had five weeks to heal up. Despite missing the team’s last three games, he still has more receiving yards than Michel. Fantasy managers should expect Kelley to reclaim his role as Ekeler’s primary backup.
Michel looks to have been replaced by Kelley and now Spiller this past week. Spiller has eight carries for 24 yards, good for just three yards per carry. Kelley is at 4.5 YPC and could be considered a league winner if Ekeler were to get hurt. Based on his Week 5 utilization, Kelley appeared to be working his way into some standalone value as an RB3/4. It’s well known the Chargers have wanted to limit Ekeler’s workload, but so far, they’ve really only trusted Ekeler to do that.
Latavius Murray, Denver Broncos – 31% Rostered
If you are desperate at running back, you can likely do far worse than Latavius Murray. Since coming over to the Broncos, he’s had touch totals of 16, 10, and 15. He’s averaging 13.67 touches per game. Over those three weeks, Murray is tied for eighth among running backs with four carries inside the 10-yard line. He’s received 66.67% of Denver’s carries inside 10-yards.
When the Broncos have gotten inside the five-yard line, they’ve given two carries to Melvin Gordon and two carries to Murray. While the acquisition of Chase Edmonds could muddy the waters a bit, the likely scenario is that Edmonds will eventually earn work on third downs with Gordon and Murray continuing to work as the early down backs.
Of his 41 touches in Denver, just four of them have been receptions, so Edmonds is unlikely to affect Murray all that much. If you’re looking for a running back who will receive 10–14 touches with a decent chance at a touchdown, Murray is your guy.
Murray has received more carries inside the 10-yard line than Gordon and he’s received the same number of carries inside the five-yard line. He’s either rushed for over 65 yards or scored a touchdown in every game he’s played with the Broncos. He should be viewed as a touchdown-dependent RB3.
Chase Edmonds, Denver Broncos – 48% Rostered
Chase Edmonds has been bad this year. There’s no way around it. He’s been so bad, the Dolphins traded him away after just eight games. He’s averaging just 2.9 YPC and is catching just 58.8% of his passes. Both numbers are far below his career norms – 4.5 YPC and 76.2%. If you’re wondering why Edmonds is a waiver wire addition, the answer is simple – we don’t know how the Broncos intend to use him. The Broncos acquired him in the Bradley Chubb trade and he now joins a group that consists of Gordon and Murray.
Murray is averaging just 2.5 yards per reception (not a typo). The most likely scenario is that Edmonds eventually works his way into being the Broncos’ primary third-down back who operates primarily in pass-catching situations. That’s appealing for Edmonds because through eight weeks, the running backs in Denver have a 23.6% target share. They’ve earned 61 targets, which is the 11th-most. If Edmonds can carve out a role as the primary pass-catching running back, Edmonds could become fantasy-relevant in full-PPR leagues.
Others to Consider:
Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams (44% Rostered) – This is an ambiguous backfield. Darrell Henderson Jr. is the leader right now, but he’s failed to provide much of a spark. The Rams are mostly using a committee approach, which can change throughout the season. We want to target ambiguous backfields because the outcome of who ends up being the leader tends to be more unknown. That said, Akers has clearly struggled to return to form following his torn Achilles injury, so fantasy managers need to be realistic about what the ceiling is.
Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia Eagles (14% Rostered) – One of the bigger surprises of this fantasy season is Miles Sanders working as the clear workhorse in Philadelphia, but Kenneth Gainwell has been the No. 2 throughout the year. He played just 18 snaps this past Thursday night, but fellow backup running back Boston Scott played just five. He received four carries compared to just one for Scott and one of Gainwell’s was a red zone carry where he found pay dirt. Gainwell was also the only Eagle running back to earn a target and he received three of them. Gainwell can be viewed as anything more than a handcuff, but it was nice to see him work so far ahead of Boston Scott.
Isaiah Spiller, Los Angeles Chargers (3% Rostered) – Isaiah Spiller received just one carry in Week 7, which went for negative five yards. However, coming out of the team’s bye in Week 8, Spiller received seven carries behind superstar running back, Austin Ekeler. Fellow back Sony Michel received just one carry. It appears Spiller has leap-frogged Michel to become the No. 2 running back for the Chargers. If Ekeler were to go down, Spiller would become a primary add. However, it should be noted that Joshua Kelley is eligible to come off of IR soon and will likely reclaim that role.
Dontrell Hilliard, Tennessee Titans (18% Rostered) – There is no true handcuff to Derrick Henry. He’s absolutely one of a kind, but if anything were to happen to Henry, Hilliard would be the biggest beneficiary. Hilliard is also the primary pass-catching back for the Titans and in games where the Titans might be facing a negative game script, Hilliard could be considered a long-shot option. However, without Ryan Tannehill behind center, Hilliard can be ignored. Malik Willis should not be expected to dump the ball off very often.
Zack Moss, Indianapolis Colts (4% Rostered) – Zack Moss has been a below-average NFL player throughout his whole career. He’s failed to earn work in Buffalo where he was just competing with Devin Singletary. At this point, fantasy managers know who Moss is, which is nothing more than a replacement-level player. However, Jonathan Taylor is nursing an ankle sprain and Deon Jackson appeared to have injured his knee. Moss may be forced into action.
Wide Receivers – Waiver Wire Options
Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland Browns – 21% Rostered
Donovan Peoples-Jones could very well be the best player on your league’s waiver wire. Over the team’s last five games (Week 9 bye), Peoples-Jones has gone over 70 yards in four of them. The only reason he’s not rostered at a higher number is that he has yet to have a big blow-up game, which is to say he has yet to score a touchdown. This is even more of a reason to be adding him – fantasy managers shouldn’t expect some positive touchdown regression in the second half of the season.
He has 50 or more yards in six out of eight games. He has four or more receptions in six out of eight games. He is currently on pace for 64 receptions and 886 yards. He has not found the end zone yet, but on utilization like that, we should expect that to change sooner rather than later. Peoples-Jones has been remarkably consistent. He’s playing on 87% of the team’s snaps and is the clear No. 2 receiver in Cleveland. That looks even more fortified with the injury to David Njoku. He’s likely to miss a few weeks yet, which will keep DPJ entrenched as Jacoby Brissett‘s No. 2 target behind Amari Cooper.
Donovan Peoples-Jones should be on your waiver radar this week/next week.
He’s on bye this week but worth a stash if you can.
Last 5 weeks…
➡️ 11.6 points/game
➡️ 6.2 targets
➡️ 69 receiving yards (nice)
➡️ 20% target share
➡️ 77% availability
Elite athlete w/ opportunity 📈
— Sam Wallace (@SWallace_FF) November 2, 2022
We’re also inching closer to Deshaun Watson‘s eventual return. While he might need a few weeks to knock off the dust, Watson will undoubtedly push the ball downfield more than Brissett has. The quarterback switch could actually give Peoples-Jones’ fantasy value a boost. He’s a WR4 who is being treated as a WR6 based on his rostership percentages.
Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys – 39% Rostered
Dalton Schultz continues to deal with a knee injury that is likely going to negatively affect him all season. The Cowboys have been desperately looking for a consistent No. 2 option behind CeeDee Lamb all season and while Michael Gallup hasn’t fulfilled that role, he’s shown he can be that guy in the past. The Cowboys haven’t fully unleashed Gallup yet in terms of his snap percentages. He has just two games over 73% and just one over 77%.
However, he’s coming off his best game of the year with six targets, four receptions, and 49 yards. The Week 9 bye might be what Gallup and Prescott to get on the same page. The Cowboys’ offense has yet to click on all cylinders, but the bye week with their nagging injuries to Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, and Dalton Schultz might be what they needed to reach their potential. Gallup is absolutely worth a stash as a WR4 with a weekly WR3 upside.
Odell Beckham Jr., Free Agent – 22% Rostered
Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to be cleared medically by the end of the week. Should this come to pass, we should expect suitors to be lining up to sign him. Last year, after he was traded to the Rams, OBJ was a top-24 receiver for the second half of the season. We don’t know what to expect following yet another torn ACL, but there are plenty of landing spots where he could provide WR2/3 value.
Among the primary teams who are expected to reach out to OBJ are the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Los Angeles Rams. The best spot would appear to be the Bills, where Gabriel Davis has failed to become a consistent No. 2 behind Stefon Diggs. OBJ could theoretically work himself into that role.
That same possibility exists in Dallas and with the Rams. In Tampa Bay, he’d be the clear No. 3 behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. A dark horse suitor could also be the Los Angeles Chargers, who have been hit hard by injuries, especially at the receiver position where Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are both still out. The time to add OBJ is now. Another dark horse suitor should be the Baltimore Ravens who recently lost their No. 1 receiver, Rashod Bateman.
Darius Slayton, New York Giants – 5% Rostered
Darius Slayton played just 19 snaps in the first three weeks of the season, but since then, he’s played over 50% of the team’s snaps for five straight weeks. During that time, he has three weeks of six targets or more and three weeks of 55 yards or more. In the other two games, he was held to under 20 yards in both contests. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Slayton isn’t some world-beater and as impressive as the Giants have been, their passing offense is still dreadful. There are going to be bad weeks.
However, he’s been the Giants’ most productive receiver all season and is averaging 14.5 yards per catch. He doesn’t need a ton of volume to come through for fantasy managers. He’s scored at least nine half-PPR in three of his last five games. The floor is not ideal and there’s always the risk he could put up a goose egg, but he also has two games with double-digits.
Terrace Marshall Jr., Carolina Panthers – 6% Rostered
Terrace Marshall had one of the worst rookie seasons in recent memory last season. He finished with just 17 receptions and 138 yards. That’s incredibly disappointing for a second-round pick. It looked like it was going to be more of the same this year with Marshall failing to play a single snap in three of the first four weeks. However, the Robbie Anderson trade breathed new life into Marshall’s 2022 season. Over the past three weeks since that move, Marshall has played over 85% of the team’s snaps.
– DJ Moore: 25% target share, 42% air yard share, 1 end zone target
– Terrace Marshall Jr: 25% target share, 46% air yard share, 2 end zone targets
Steve Wilks did not name a starter for TNF yet
— Michael F. Florio (@MichaelFFlorio) November 7, 2022
The first time earning the start, Marshall disappointed to the tune of just two receptions for 31 yards. However, over the past two weeks, Marshall has earned 15 targets and has caught seven of them for 140 yards and one touchdown. Over the past two weeks, Marshall has racked up five (!!!) end zone targets. If that kind of end zone utilization continues, there will be more touchdowns in his future, even on a depressing offense.
It’s unknown what quarterback will be under center in Week 10, but we know Marshall will remain as the primary No. 2 receiver behind D.J. Moore, but his current role and how the Panthers are using him will keep him on fantasy radars in bigger leagues.
Zay Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars, 24% Rostered
Based on hit utilization this season, Zay Jones has disappointed and disappointed in a huge way. He’s averaging 6.9 targets per game, a pace of 117 over 17-games. That’s really good. That legitimately gives him a WR2 upside. However, he’s averaging just 43.6 yards per game, which is just 742 yards over a full season. Some of that lies on Jones and some of it lies on Trevor Lawrence, who has been up and down throughout the season.
While the overall production that fantasy managers care about – the receptions, yards, and touchdowns – have been underwhelming, his target share and utilization have not been. There are very few (read zero) receivers on the waiver wire on pace for over 115+ targets. He has four games with eight or more targets and that usage gives him a realistic and obtainable weekly ceiling, evidenced by his Week 3 performance of 11 targets, 10 catches, 85 yards, and one touchdown.
#Jaguars targets over the last 4 weeks:
— Jared Smola (@SmolaDS) November 1, 2022
The waiver wire can be an ugly place, but if you’re in need of a receiver, you can do far worse than a guy averaging almost seven targets per game. The production hasn’t followed the volume, but the volume he has provides an upside other players on the wire simply do not have right now without an injury.
Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs – 48% Rostered
Over the last four weeks, Mecole Hardman has scored 64.6 points. Froms Weeks 5-9, he is the WR9 in half-PPR PPG with a 16.2 average. While that looks amazing and should be an easy slam dunk waiver wire add, there does need to be some cold water applied. He’s five touchdowns on just 19 total touches. It’s highly unlikely (read: impossible) he continues to find the end zone on 26% of his touches. Even in the last four games, Hardman has had snap shares of 40%, 45%, 63%, and 54%. He is a part-time player and the acquisition of Kadarius Toney creates even more questions once he’s up to speed. However, we cannot deny just how effective he’s been over their last four games.
In the first four weeks of the season, Hardman earned just 12 targets. Over the last four weeks, he’s earned 22 targets. That’s a considerable difference and it could speak to a change in how the Chiefs want to use him. In the first four weeks, Hardman had over 40 yards of offense just once, but he’s done that in every game since Week 5, which includes two games of 70 or more receiving yards.
Right now, the Chiefs do not have a running game to speak of and it’s creating a situation where the passing volume is incredibly high. Last night, Patrick Mahomes threw the ball 68 times. If you’re in a pinch at receiver, gambling on the Chiefs’ offense isn’t a bad way to go. Just recognize almost half of Hardman’s points the past four games have come from touchdowns and once those dry up, so too will his fantasy value.
Christian Watson, Green Bay Packers – 3% Rostered
This is purely a gut call here, but with the injury to Romeo Doubs that looked fairly significant, it should finally get the second-round rookie receiver on the field more. He has not played more than 35% of the team’s snaps since Week 1. This past week, despite the injury to Doubs, Watson still played just 17 of the team’s 74 snaps. He finished with just two targets but caught both for 24 yards.
Aaron Rodgers has consistently talked about needing to push the ball downfield more and Watson’s size and speed combination could help the offense do that. Anyone looking to add Watson should do so with the expectation that he’d essentially be a Marquez Valdes-Scantling clone. That means a goose egg is completely in the range of outcomes, but so is a three-reception, 97-yard, and one-touchdown performance. Watson hasn’t given fantasy managers a reason to believe that’s possible, but recall…
— Jacob 🍂 (@NotionsOfJacob) September 12, 2022
The Packers have failed to properly utilize their rookie speed demon or maybe they don’t entirely trust him, but due to the injuries, it seems like Watson will finally get his chance. He’s got the skill set and he’ll likely be given the role to make a big splash play. The question will be can he finish it this time?
Something to keep an eye on, Watson seemed to suffer another concussion this week. He left last week’s game with a concussion, as well. Before waivers run for your league, it’ll be important to try to gather as much information as possible.
Others to Consider:
Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants – 25% Rostered
Wan’Dale Robinson returned in Week 6 after a several-week absence due to a knee injury he suffered in Week 1. He found the end zone and finished with three receptions and 37 yards. In Week 7, Robinson’s snap percentage jumped from 23% to 69%. The increase in playing time resulted in Robinson earning double the amount of targets he had in Week 6 (four).
He turned his eight targets into six receptions and 50 yards. He played 69% of the snaps again in Week 8, but the production waned. He finished with just three targets, two receptions, and 15 yards. However, now coming off of their bye, fantasy managers should be optimistic that the Giants plan on working the rookie into their game plan more. He can be an explosive playmaker with the ball in his hands and this team desperately needs more dependable pass-catchers.
Alec Pierce, Indianapolis Colts – 34% Rostered
Due to the quarterback change in Indianapolis, it’s hard to get too excited about any pass-catcher not named Michael Pittman Jr. However, if you’re desperate, Alec Pierce is somewhat appealing because of his role downfield. He is averaging 15.5 yards per reception, which means he does not need a ton of targets to be fantasy relevant. He might need just 1–3 receptions to provide a usable week for a waiver wire add. He has 60 or more yards in four of nine games and 49 yards or more in six out of nine games.
Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers – 3% Rostered
I know, this feels disgusting. For one, he’s hurt. Two, he’s old (32-years-old). Three, he plays for the Packers. However, through the first five weeks of the season, Cobb was averaging five targets, 3.5 receptions, and 50 yards per game. He was injured early in Week 6 and has not played since. He’s eligible to return from IR in Week 11, but it’s not quite known if he will.
What we do know is that he could be returning to a depleted group of receivers in Green Bay. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has failed to get on the same page with the rookies and has always had good chemistry with Cobb. If he’s able to get back on the field sooner than later, there’s plenty of opportunity in Green Bay among a group of pass-catchers that has been decimated by injuries.
Demarcus Robinson, Baltimore Ravens – 7% Rostered
With news that Rashod Bateman will undergo season-ending foot surgery, Demarcus Robinson’s fantasy value should climb. While Devin Duvernay will be the new No. 1 receiver, Robinson provides the long speed this offense may covet. In Week 8, Robinson finished with eight targets, six receptions, and 64 yards. He’s in his seventh season in the NFL and has never gone over 500 yards, so fantasy managers shouldn’t be expecting any miracle here, but the Ravens’ depth chart at receiver is wide open and there is plenty of opportunity for Robinson to carve out a weekly role. Just realize, that may not be enough for fantasy relevance. The passing volume in Baltimore is limited and Mark Andrews is still here operating as the alpha.
DeSean Jackson, Baltimore Ravens – 3% Rostered
Everything that is written above for Demarcus Robinson holds true for DeSean Jackson as well. The Ravens are desperately looking for playmakers who can catch the ball. Their receiver depth looked questionable to start the season and now with the season-ending injury to Rashod Bateman, it looks borderline scary. It’s unlikely that Jackson will be able to do much given his year and time away from the NFL, but if you’re in a big league, it might be worth the dart throw.
Sammy Watkins, Green Bay Packers – 5% Rostered
Sammy Watkins is who he is at this stage of his career, but the Green Bay Packers receiving group is hurting and hurting badly. Randall Cobb is still nursing a high-ankle sprain. Romeo Doubs left Week 9 on a cart and was seen with crutches. Allen Lazard is playing through a shoulder injury and is not believed to be 100%.
There’s been plenty of opportunity in Green Bay all year, however, and Watkins, for the most part, has failed to do anything of significance. This past weekend, he had five targets and finished with just one reception and nine yards. Last week, he had just one target, one reception, and three yards. The floor is zero and the ceiling isn’t very high either, but if you’re in a big league, Watkins should see over 75% of the team’s snaps next week.
Tight Ends – Waiver Wire Options
Greg Dulcich, Denver Broncos – 34% Rostered
Greg Dulcich will be a top-10 tight end for the rest of the season. Since coming off IR and playing in Weeks 6–8, Dulcich is ninth in targets per game and seventh in yards among tight ends over that span. He has recorded a 17.1% target share and is running a route 75% of the time. His 2.09-yard-per-route run ranks eighth among tight ends with at least 10 targets. It’s not just that he’s received the excellent volume, it’s that he’s been incredibly efficient and effective with them.
Greg Dulcich over the last two weeks:
• TE8 in Target Share (19.7%)
• TE6 in Air Yards Share (24.9%)
• TE8 in Expected Fantasy Points (9.5)
Impressive volume, especially for a rookie Tight End pic.twitter.com/pqhd0VI5e7
— Marvin Elequin (@FF_MarvinE) November 1, 2022
If you’ve been streaming tight ends this season, Dulcich needs to be a priority add for you this week.
Cade Otton, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 11% Rostered
Cade Otton has played over 50% of the team’s snaps in the last six games. During that timeframe, he’s racked up 30 targets, 22 receptions, 242 yards, and one touchdown. He’s averaging five targets, 3.67 receptions, and 40.3 yards. He has three games with at least four receptions and three games with at least 43 receiving yards. He has operated as the Buccaneers’ primary receiving tight end since the previous starter Cameron Brate was injured.
— Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) November 7, 2022
Due to Tampa Bay’s inability to get anything going on the ground, fantasy managers should expect Tom Brady to continue slinging the football. While the efficiency hasn’t been there, the team is averaging over 49 pass attempts over the past six weeks. This incredibly high volume will continue to give Otton plenty of opportunities to deliver for fantasy managers.
Quarterbacks – Waiver Wire Options
Daniel Jones, New York Giants – 40% Rostered
Daniel Jones was on a bye in Week 9, but through Weeks 1–8, Danny Dimes is the QB16 in PPG with a 16.28 average. Jones is currently on pace to rush for over 750 yards and that high rushing floor has helped Jones record at least 12 points in seven of his eight contests. That rushing floor has also given him a high ceiling, finishing with 28.8 points in Week 7. He has two top-1o quarterback finishes and is completely in play as a high-end streamer in the right matchup. Like the one he has in Week 10 against the Texans.
Marcus Mariota, Atlanta Falcons – 33% Rostered
Marcus Mariota has finished as a top-10 quarterback four times this season. He has finished with at least 15 points in six out of nine games and finished with over 24 points twice. He is currently on pace to finish with 575 rushing yards. That rushing value provides fantasy managers with a nice weekly floor.
Team Defenses – Waiver Wire Options
New Orleans Saints – 35% Rostered
The Saints will face off against the Steelers in Week 10. The Kenny Pickett-led Pittsburgh has been very generous to opposing defenses, giving up the fourth-most points to opposing defenses at 9.4 points per game. The Saints will be ranked as a top-10 option in Week 10 and are an excellent option for anyone streaming the position.
Others to Consider: Denver Broncos – 44% Rostered
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