Aug 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory (33) is tackled by New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (48) during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2016 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire

Michael Kelley

I have been playing fantasy football since 1991. My first draft I had the first pick and the first player I ever drafted was Randall Cunningham. I remember that because he broke his leg in the first series of the season. Since then I have been hooked on fantasy football and I have not and will not ever draft a QB in the first round again.

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There are still plenty of decent options in free agency to make your team better. Don’t get caught being complacent with your current roster. The best managers are always looking for ways to make their team better. Choose the wrong guy and your season is over, choose the right guy and you just might sneak into the playoffs.  So put the high waiver rank to good use this week and add some of these guys to make your team better. If you have questions regarding players not on this list feel free to hit my up on Facebook at Dynasty League Problems or on twitter @mikekelleydlp for more great information.

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Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 10

NoHalftime Waiver Add of the Week: RB Chris Ivory (JAC)

Just about every week it is the same old story. Slim pickings on the wire for running backs. However, two thirds of Yahoo leagues have Ivory available and if yours is one of them and you need a running back, you need to grab him right away. Coming off his best game of the year where he ran for 107 yards on 18 carries, Ivory is starting to look like the guy that ran for over 1,000 yards for the Jets last year. Last week was also his highest touch total year to date. If Ivory can continue to build on last week he could be one of the top running backs in the second half of the season. To make Ivory more appealing he has more favorable match ups than unfavorable down the stretch. Also with on 58 total carries so far on the year, he is fresh and ready to take on a full workload in the second half for the Jaguars.

QB Sam Bradford (MIN)

Bradford has been on this list a number of times. He has not had great numbers but he has been very consistent. While he only has nine touchdowns in seven games he has only thrown one interception in that span. He just had his best game of the year under a new offensive coordinator, so maybe it is a sign of things to come. Only 15 percent owned in Yahoo leagues, if you are currently running with only one quarterback I would consider adding him if you have the room. One of the reasons I am recommending adding him is if your number one quarterback goes down Bradford would be a great fill in. The best part of having a guy like Bradford as you backup is if you are in the playoffs and need to start him, his schedule is @JAC, IND, and @GB. All of those are pretty favorable match ups. I consider Bradford and insurance pickup for those of you that are well on your way to the playoffs.

WR J.J. Nelson (ARI)

Bruce Arians has officially made Nelson the Cardinals number two receiver. He has moved ahead of John Brown, who is really more a slot guy anyway, but the bigger news is that he has leap Michael Floyd. Many people were expecting a big year from Floyd, me included, but that just has not happened. In the Cardinals last two games Nelson has 11 receptions for 163 yards and two touchdowns, and those performances has moved him into the starting role for this weekend. Nelson is fast and an explosive player, but I am concerned with how much he can do in a starting role. He is only 5’10” and 156 pounds, so I can not see him being productive blocking in the running game and I am not sure how many crossing routes he has in his future. I do think he has earned his
playing time and he should continue to contribute, but I am taking the title of starter with a grain of salt here. Either way he is only 14 percent owned in Yahoo leagues and if you need a wide receiver, he would be the first guy I target this week.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Jay Cutler (CHI) – 8 percent owned – Coming off a bye, with no one breathing down his neck and a soft match up against the Bucs. Great QB2 option.
  • Paul Perkins – 4 percent owned – Getting more and more playing time, its virtually a time share at this point, and should continue to grow.
  • Dion Lewis – 39 percent owned – Rumored that he is ready to go. James White has played so it will be interesting what his role will be.
  • Chris Thompson – 33 percent owned – Does a little bit of everything for the Skins. Most useful in PPR formats.
  • Rishard Matthews – 30 percent owned – Five TD’s in the last five games. Averaging 15 a game in that span.
  • Dontrelle Inman – 4 percent owned – Been finding his groove lately and might have the best fantasy playoff schedule.
  • Eli Rogers – 1 percent owned – Wheaton is disappearing, Heyward-Bey is banged up, and Coates has one catch in three games. Door is open for Rogers.
  • Taylor Gabriel – 1 percent owned – Over 17 points a game in the last two. Carving out a nice role with Tevin Coleman missing games.
  • Tajae Sharpe – 10 percent owned – This is my blind spot. Maybe with Andre Johnson retired he can carve out a role. Eight targets last week is a good start.
  • Lance Kendricks – 15 percent owned – I know he dropped a TD last game, but he is still averaging over six receptions and 60 yards in his last three games.
  • Austin Hooper – 13 percent owned – As long as Jacob Tamme is out Hooper has decent value. When Tamme returns it drops.
  • C.J. Fiedorowicz – 11 percent owned – Turning into Brock Osweiler‘s go to guy. Putting up TE1 numbers over his last 5 weeks.

Michael Kelley is a member of the Going For 2 team. You can check out his website Dynasty League Problems for more writings or find him on Twitter @mikekelleydlp spreading fantasy knowledge for the masses.


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I have been playing fantasy football since 1991. My first draft I had the first pick and the first player I ever drafted was Randall Cunningham. I remember that because he broke his leg in the first series of the season. Since then I have been hooked on fantasy football and I have not and will not ever draft a QB in the first round again.

Latest posts by Michael Kelley (see all)

Michael Kelley

I have been playing fantasy football since 1991. My first draft I had the first pick and the first player I ever drafted was Randall Cunningham. I remember that because he broke his leg in the first series of the season. Since then I have been hooked on fantasy football and I have not and will not ever draft a QB in the first round again.

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