Players you should (and this week a few you shouldn't) target in your league's Week 10 Waiver Wire. Scoring is ESPN 1/2 point PPR scoring. Owned Percentages using ESPN.
Jared Goff LAR 34.4 Week 9 points. Available in 51% of leagues. How is still a thing? I won't park too much on this because no sense in beating a dead horse. I will just put it like this, unless you have Wilson, Wentz, Smith, Brady, Prescott, Cousins, Stafford, or Brees....you are starting a less productive QB. Even if you have one of those guys, add him just in case now that Bye weeks are slowing down. Should be 100% owned.
Jay Cutler MIA 29.4 Week 9 points. Available in 92% of leagues. Smokin' Jay showed out in his first game not being able to lean on Jay Ajayi after the RB was shipped off to the Eagles, putting up 311 yards 3 TD's and...get this...0 INT's! Cutler might be a decent add if you have Wentz or Smith who are both on bye. Carolina is good against QB's, but they are even better against RB's, so they will need throw to generate offense.
Teddy Bridgewater MIN 0 Week 9 points. Available in 97% of leagues. This is mostly a dynasty/keeper add. It is extremely doubtful he will see Bridgewater in Week 10 after being activated from the PUP list, but not out of the question we see him in 2017. Keep in mind, he is still young (he turns 25 on November 10) and was drafted to be the Vikings QB of the future. Also, take away Case Keenum's dissection of the terrible Tampa Bay secondary, his stat line isn't all that impressive, 206 yards a game with 4 TD's and 3 INT's in 6 games. No promises, but worth a flier if you have the space.
Chris Ivory JAX 11.9 Week 9 points. Available in 54% of leagues. Yes it was without Fournette, but this offense isn't your typical "top 2 WR's and top RB" offense as far as fantasy relevance is concerned. The Jaguars average 35 rush attempts a game which is first in the league. As much as they would like to, Fournette can't handle all of those. Mix that with his pass catching (he has a 9 catch game this year) and their upcoming slate of easy defenses ( Chargers, Browns, Cardinals, Colts) Chris Ivory should be a decent FLEX option in upcoming weeks.
Orleans Darkwa NYG 8.9 Week 9 points. Available in 59% of leagues. Well it looks like the Giants have finally found their guy for Manning to share backfield hits with. Darkwa has averaged 14 carries 73 yards and 11.1 Fantasy Points since taking over the starting job in Week 5. A Week 10 game traveling to San Francisco who is dead last against RB's and just allowed Adrian Peterson to rush for 159 yards makes him the perfect Bye-week filler if you are a Hunt, Ajayi, or Lynch owner.
Miami RB's Kenyan Drake 13.4 Week 9 points. Available in 42% of leagues. Damien Williams 15.1 Week 9 points. Available in 76% of leagues. The whole world thought this was going to be a 50/50 timeshare, we just thought it would be Drake getting the running and Williams getting the passing. Turns out, against Oakland at least, they split everything with Drake getting 9 carries and 6 catches and Williams getting 7 carries and 6 catches. No one is saying these guys will win you your league, but you have the chance to pick up a team's entire RB scoring this late in the year.
NOTE: Pump the brakes on Cory Clement PHI. Yes he is probably available in your league and yes his 2 rushing and 1 passing TD in Week 9 was fantastic, but it is nowhere near a sign of things to come. There is a reason Philly traded for Ajayi, and now they have a bye week (which is Ajayi's 2nd this season by the way) to get him acclimated to the offense. Clement will be nothing more than a change of pace back for rest of year.
Handcuffs/Fliers you should watch: Thomas Rawls SEA, Jamaal Williams GB, Peyton Barber TB, Malcolm Brown LAR, Elijah McGuire NYJ, D'onta Foreman HOU
Marqise Lee JAX 17.5 Week 9 points. Available in 65% of leagues. Now it may sound like I am talking out of both sides of my mouth from the Chris Ivory section above. Make no mistake, I am not a fan of Jacksonville's pass game, but their #1 WR should absolutely be owned. Also, as stated previously, the Jaguars upcoming defensive matchups are very beatable and Lee is by far best option for Bortles since losing Allen Robinson.
Robby Anderson NYJ 12.8 Week 9 points. Available in 54% of leagues. Robby Anderson is on a 3 game TD streak and is about to face a Tampa Bay secondary that is 31st against WR's and has allowed 9 TD's to the position this year.
Corey Coleman CLE 0 Week 9 points. Available in 92% of leagues. Coleman is designated to return in Week 11, but is worth the flier now. Let's flash back to Week 1 which was the 2nd year man from Baylor's last full game. He was Deshone Kizer's most targeted receiver and reeled in 5 catches for 53 yards and a TD against a Steelers team that has since proven to be very stingy against WR's. The Browns have still not found any congruity in the receiving corp and Coleman should go right back to his WR1 role for the team.
Other Deep-league considerations: Robert Woods LAR, Terrance Williams DAL, Erick Decker TEN, Tavarres King NYG, Josh Doctson WAS, Taylor Gabriel ATL, Marquise Goodwin SF
Tyler Kroft CIN 8.9 Week 9 points. Available in 57% of leagues. Since Tyler Eifert went down in Week 3 the third year TE from Rutgers has averaged 10 fantasy points a game, scoring 5.8 points as a low which is huge for a TE. With 3 of the top 7 fantasy TE's being on bye this week Kroft should be the top add at the position, and might earn a spot even after your weekly starter returns.
Ram's TE's Tyler Higbee 7.3 Week 9 points. Available in 97% of leagues. Gerald Everett 6.2 Week 9 points. Available in 99% of leagues. These 2 are almost statistical clones of one another. Although Higbee has been out-targeted 29 to 15 on the season, Everett has outgained him. Either one could be a decent deep-league streamer with Houston giving up 12.3 points on average and being ranked 27th against TE's.
Garrett Celek SF 1.8 Week 9 points. Available in 100% of leagues. This is not pro-Celek move, this is an anti-Giants move. New York has given up a TD to a TE in EVERY game this year. With George Kittle almost certainly missing the game you can't help but play those odds.
Tennessee 6 Week 9 points. Available in 76% of leagues. In the 4 games since the Titans were blown out by the Texans in Week 4 their defense has only allowed 14 points a game and has racked up 6 sacks and 6 INT's in that span. The Bengals best offensive weapon AJ Green will be suspended for the first half which could make for a long 30 minutes for Andy Dalton against the hot Tennessee defense.