Waiver Wire Week 10: Karlos Williams, Dorial Green-Beckham & More
Nov 11 2015
We're closing in on the home stretch of the fantasy regular season.
So here now, we look at the moves to make ahead of Week 10 in the world of fantasy football.
RB Karlos Williams, Bills - All this man does is score the rock. Click to the right for the full list of potential adds this week. Owners in all formats should rush to scoop Bazemore up, but his well-rounded contributions can especially help in roto leagues. Coming off a bye a few may think that he may have the opportunity to turn things around and finish off the season strong, but even if that is true it won't happen this week as the Lions travel to Lambeau to face the Packers.
After all, how were you supposed to know drafting Eddie Lacy would be the worst decision of your life? Starks has run better, is a more productive receiver and is seeing a significant workload. LeGarrette Blount will likely be the primary rusher and Brandon Bolden will be more involved, but White may stand to gain the most in Lewis' absence. Starks took over and racked up over 100 total yards and a touchdown.
Aside from his 228-yard, two touchdown performance against the Ravens in Week 3, AJ Green has been relatively quiet this season. He could be due for more work as well. Dion Lewis is out for the season, LeSean McCoy might not suit up next week thanks to a shoulder injury, and the Denver defense will miss DeMarcus Ware as he recovers from his back injury (and Aqib Talib for other reasons). Diggs is still worth playing as a WR3 but needs Teddy Bridgewater to get cleared (concussion) before Week 10 against the Raiders' appalling secondary. Roy Helu will be active. He had a mini-breakout game against Green Bay and could see more targets if Ginn doesn't get his act together. Reece is an add in a deeper league, but a workhorse role is no guarantee. Right now Lacy is unplayable while Starks is solid. While you shouldn't expect two scores every week, Beasley is clearly one of Dallas' preferred weapons with Lance Dunbar out. This was only Daniels' second game this season with more than five targets, and his first game eclipsing 50 yards (previous high was 44 yards). While the Vikings defense has played the pass extremely well this season, allowing 220.6 passing YPG (6th best in NFL), I wouldn't let this number scare you when it comes to inserting Crabtree into your lineup this week.
Jacob Tamme has been mentioned before, and it was reconfirmed in Week 9 he's a viable starter in fantasy at tight end. Ryan Fitzpatrick is in good shape, despite the hand injury, and he will start Thursday's game against the Bills. He should be owned in all 12-team leagues and larger. Well, you'd be wrong since Lacy already had that honor back in Week 6 against the Chargers when he ran the ball 4 times for 3 yards. However, he also had two games without a catch. Everyone is assuming that Tony Romo will return in Week 11.
Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers (7.1 percent): After Kelvin Benjamin tore his ACL in the preseason, Funchess was an intriguing name because of his raw skills: He's an athletic, 6-foot-4, 225-pound former tight end. However, an injury in the preseason slowed his progress and he's hardly emerged amid a thin Panthers receiving group. In his past six games, he averaged 11.2 points in PPR scoring despite no touchdowns.
Go all-in for Karlos Williams, and pick up James Starks if available. Watching Williams, he certainly passes the eye test as an NFL RB.
In another NFC East versus NFC South tilt, we have Kirk Cousins against the New Orleans Saints in Washington. He's also averaged almost 40 yards rushing per game across his five starts as an added bonus. At this point in the season, you should also be considering fantasy playoff matchups and make a few speculative pickups based on the strength of schedule.
Believe it or not, Cutler has actually been a bright spot in Chicago's season.
Playing his first game in more than a month, Williams starred for the Bills in their win over the Dolphins in Week 9.
And despite the fact I rattled off two consecutive wins after a 1-5 start, it appears the greatest comeback in fantasy football history is going to have to be postponed for at least another year. Geno Smith could be a pickup in leagues that start two quarterbacks.