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Week 10 NFL Waiver Wire Rankings

Hello Friends! Thank you for continuing to use The Fantasy Authority as your source for redraft and DFS information! Let’s dive right into our waiver wire rankings for Week 10!

Green = Top Waiver Option

Gold = Streaming target

Blue = Bench Options/Flex Options

Purple = Deep league bench plays


1) Baker Mayfield

2) Marcus Mariota

3) Blake Bortles

4) Nick Mullens

Baker Mayfield: The 2018 first overall draft pick improved in Week 10 with season highs set in completion rate and yards per attempt. Mayfield has now thrown for multiple touchdown passes in three straight games and should improve with the recent inclusion of Duke Johnson in the offense.

Marcus Mariota: With 17 rushing attempts in the past two weeks, Mariota’s fantasy outlook is not as risky, as he has a higher floor due to his recent dual-threat ability. The young Titans signal caller will likely be in a pass heavy script in Week 10 chasing the Patriots and should do well against a defense allowing 19.7 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.

Blake Bortles: The Jaguars quarterback has been a disappointment in real life but still contains some fantasy potential despite being volatile. In half of his games this season, Bortles has surpassed 19 fantasy points but only averaged 8.4 points per game in the other four.

Running Back

1) Mike Davis

2) Ito Smith

3) Elijah McGuire

4) Wendell Smallwood

5) Jamaal Williams

6) Josh Adams

7) Alfred Morris

8) Theo Riddick

9) Ty Montgomery

10) Devontae Booker

11) Rashaad Penny

12) LeGarrette Blount

13) Chris Ivory 

14) Darren Sproles

15) Alfred Blue

16) Kapri Bibbs

17) CJ Anderson

18) Spencer Ware

19) Malcolm Brown

20) Chase Edmunds

Mike Davis: With Chris Carson dealing with a hip injury, Seattle could turn to Davis as their lead running back in Week 10’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. In their first encounter, Davis produced 13.5 fantasy points and should continue to be successful against a defense allowing 22.1 fantasy points to running backs per game.

Ito Smith: Atlanta’s rookie back continues to see usage in the red zone with four touchdowns on 14 rushing attempts and one reception. Smith continues to see consistent playing time in an almost split backfield with snaps counts of 46%, 43%, and 41% in the last three games

Elijah McGuire: The second yard running back stepped right into action with 9 combined touches for 60 scrimmage yards in Week 9. McGuire holds value not only as a passing down back but as a handcuff in the Jets backfield if anything happens to starter Isaiah Crowell.

Theo Riddick: In a return back from injury, Riddick played his usual role as a passing down back in Week 9’s game against the Vikings. He caught 7-of-8 targets for 36 receiving yards. With a matchup against a stingy Chicago defense, the former Fighting Irish star will be needed in quick passing plays against a fierce Bears’ pass rush.

Wide Receiver

1) Marquez Valdes-Scantling 

2) Tre’Quan Smith

3) Maurice Harris / Jamison Crowder  / Josh Doctson 

4) Tyrell Williams

5) Keke Coutee 

6) Dede Westbrook

7) David Moore

8) Christian Kirk

9)  Robby Anderson / Quincy Enunwa

10) Willie Snead

11)  Adam Humphries

12) Donte Moncrief

13) Anthony Miller

14) Antonio Callaway

15) John Ross

16) Dontrelle Inman

17) Cole Beasley

18) Brandon LaFell

19) Cameron Meredith

20) Taywan Taylor

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: With Geronimo Allison now expected to miss more time, the Packers should continue leaning on Valdes-Scantling in a starting role. In a three game sample size where Allison did not play, MVS was on the field for 81%, 93%, and 95% of offensive snaps.

Tre’Quan Smith: The rookie receiver has not produced a lot of yardage in the last three weeks but still averages around four targets per game. Smith is most ideal in standard leagues with his dependency on big plays (13 of 20 total targets occurring in downs with ten or yards more needed) and touchdowns.

Maurice Harris: Even if Jamison Crowder returns from an ankle injury, Harris has earned a spot in three wide receiver sets with his dominant performance in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons.  The 25 year old wideout has been productive on third downs with 18% (42 of 226) of his receiving yards occurring in clutch situations.

Josh Doctson: Any receiver is fantasy viable against a defense on historical pace for the worst of all time and Doctson is no exception. The young Washington wide receiver is now an unquestioned starter with Paul Richardson placed on Injured Reserve and finally showed some signs of production with his first touchdown of the season in Week 9.

Tyrell Williams: The Chargers receiver is quietly putting together a good season, ranking second on the team in receiving yards (451) and touchdowns (5). Williams looks to be the deep threat of the offense with 46% (13 of 30) of his targets occurring on downs with ten or more yards to go.

David Moore: With Brandon Marshall recently released, Seattle is utilizing Moore as a starter with snap counts of 71% and 78% in the past two games. Despite hauling in just two receptions in Week 9, the young receiver still saw seven targets and overall remains a red zone threat with five total targets..

Adam Humphries: The speedy slot receiver produced a season high in fantasy points in Week 9 and has been seeing consistent volume with nine targets per game in the last three weeks. In a pass heavy offense, Humphries has a consistent role in Todd Monken’s scheme and should be added in all Point Per Reception formats with only 2% ownership in ESPN Fantasy leagues.

Dontrelle Inman: In replacement for an injured Ryan Grant, Inman has played in 64% and 74% of offensive plays in Weeks 7-8 and saw a total of seven targets. With Jack Doyle healthy, the Colts are likely to rely heavily on two tight end formations but Inman has been seeing time in this offense with Grant out.

Tight End

1) Jack Doyle

2) Jeff Heuerman

3) C.J. Uzomah

4) Chris Herndon

Jeff Heuerman: The third year tight end has become a security blanket for Case Keenum with 16 total targets in the past two games. Heuerman has intriguing scoring potential with 17.5% (4 of 40) of his targets inside the ten yard line and 30% (12 of 40) in the red zone.

Chris Herndon: The Jets rookie plays in a very inconsistent pass offense but produced a season high 62 receiving yards in Week 9 against the Miami Dolphins. Herndon has been relatively productive recently with an average of  8.9 fantasy points per game in the last four weeks.


As always, thank you for taking the time to read TFA’s Week 10 Waiver Wire Rankings! Don’t forget to check out other content on The Fantasy Authority, including QB/DEF streamers and Risers / Fallers!

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