For my 2018 Fantasy Football Week 10 waiver wire adds list, I’m focusing on streamers and adding depth.
With the playoffs just around the corner, you need to cut the dead weight and have players you can start in a pinch on your bench. There will be a few players I discuss today who have byes in Week 10, so you won’t be able to start them if you need a fill in.
However, making these roster moves now should help you prepare for a championship run.
Let’s start with the quarterback position…
2018 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire Adds: Quarterbacks
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
ESPN Ownership: 53.6%
Dalton has a juicy matchup against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. The Saints allowed the third-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, but they have surprisingly been stout against the run, allowing the fifth-fewest Fantasy points to running backs in 2018.
Dalton should finish Week 10 with plenty of passing attempts.
Alex Smith, Washington Redskins
ESPN Ownership: 49%
Dalton’s matchup against New Orleans looks enticing, but Smith has an even better opportunity to rack up Fantasy points against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay has allowed the most Fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Mitchell Trubisky destroyed Tampa Bay in Week 4, throwing for 354 yards and adding six touchdown passes. He finished Week 4 with 43.3 Fantasy points.
So far in 2018, quarterbacks facing the Buccaneers are averaging 26.17 Fantasy points.
2018 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire Adds: Running Backs
Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
ESPN Ownership: 49.5%
Never overreact just because of one performance.
However, with limited options on the waiver wire and the playoffs almost here, it’s worth considering whether to add the 25-year old back to your roster. In Week 9, Johnson only recorded one carry for eight yards.
But as a receiver, he posted a 9-78-2 stat line and scored 29.6 Fantasy points.
With running backs coach Freddie Kitchens promoted to offensive coordinator, expect Johnson to be more involved in the offense than he has been earlier in the year.
2018 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire Adds: Wide Receivers
Tyrell Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
ESPN Ownership: 31.4%
Williams is risky to start because he only hauls in a few passes per game. He caught three passes in Week 6, four passes in Week 7, and just two passes in Week 9.
But as long as he keeps finding the end zone, he’s at least worth adding to your bench.
Williams only caught two passes in Week 9, but one of those was still a touchdown catch.
Willie Snead, Baltimore Ravens
ESPN Ownership: 22.6%
You need players on your bench you feel comfortable with starting when your stud is injured.
Snead fits the bill.
The 26-year old receiver has caught at least five passes in six out of nine contests this year. He only has one touchdown on the year, but he’s catching enough passes to be Fantasy relevant in PPR leagues. Snead also has at least 10 Fantasy points in six out of nine games.
The Ravens have a bye in Week 10, but Snead should receive a lot of work in Week 11 against the Bengals. In Week 2 against Cincinnati, Snead hauled in five passes for 54 receiving yards.
2018 Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire Adds: Tight Ends
Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
ESPN Ownership: 2.7%
Andrews is on a bye in Week 10, but that’s a good thing, because there will be less competition in trying to claim him.
From Weeks 8-9, he’s totaled seven receptions and 81 receiving yards. At some point, Hayden Hurst may cut into Andrews’ Fantasy production, but that hasn’t been the case thus far. From Weeks 8-9, Hurst has only caught three passes for 50 yards.
Until Hurst earns more of Joe Flacco’s attention, Andrews is the better Fantasy option at tight end in Baltimore.
But if you’re trying to desperately find a replacement if Rob Gronkowski is hurt in Week 10, take a look at Dallas Goedert.