Waiver-Wire Pickups, Week 10
We are coming down the home stretch of the fantasy football regular season. Most leagues start the playoffs in week 14 which means there are only 4 games left to make the final push. Use these guys if you need that extra boost to earn a spot and win your league. Other options I have written about in previous weeks include: Andre Ellington, Mike James, Nick Foles, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Marlon Brown, Kenny Stills, and Percy Harvin.
1. Rashad Jennings, RB, Raiders – This is a name that many of you have heard this year, but his value, at the moment, has never been higher. After Darren Mcfadden went down with another hamstring injury in week 9 (sigh), Jennings posted a career best fantasy day with 23 points. His 176 total yards is impressive any way you slice it, but perhaps the most encouraging part is that 74 of those yards came on 7 catches through the air. That means that not only is Jennings a workhorse on the ground, but he also will be a big contributor in the passing game going forward. When Mcfadden returns from injury Jennings’ value will sink once again, but for now, he’s a top 20 running back that is available in most leagues.
2. Aaron Dobson, WR, Patriots – Pats fans have wrestled with Dobson all year… the first quarter of the season was plagued with dropped passes and inconsistency which was beyond frustrating for fans and fantasy owners alike. However, after 2 straight games in which Dobson was a focal point of the Patriots offense, it seems safe to say he’s a viable fantasy option going forward. Over the past 2 games, Dobson has totaled 190 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns… numbers that will only get better as he gets more comfortable in the offense. The Patriots are on a bye in week 10, but if you can afford to use a roster spot on him now, it’ll be worth it later.
3. Andre Brown, RB, Giants – All signs point towards a green light for Brown to play this week vs. the Raiders. Now, after missing 9 weeks of a season, it’s tough for anyone to get back to top form and game shape. However, what I can tell you is that Andre Brown is immensely more talented than fellow running backs Brandon Jacobs and Peyton Hills who were sitting at home on the couch just a few weeks ago. While that talent might take a week or two to show itself, it’s better to be early to the party rather than late. In other words, pickup Brown now while you still can.