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Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report – Week 10 – 2018

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Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report – Week 10 – 2018
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Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report Week #10 by: Fred Schell

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Quarterbacks:

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Add – Nick Mullens, San Francisco 49ers

So it’s fair to say that Oakland isn’t a terrifying opponent for a young quarterback in the NFL. Regardless of the opponent however, Nick Mullens impressed a lot of people. The undrafted free agent out of Southern Miss rampaged into the NFL primetime spotlight in his first NFL start and tore the Raiders apart with 262 yards and 3 touchdowns, while throwing no interceptions and having an astonishing 72.7 completion percentage. While nobody is proclaiming Mullens the savior of the bay area just yet, Coach Shanahan is likely to announce later this week that Mullens will draw the start against a struggling Giants football team. The Giants seem to be in tank mode so another Mullens’ highlight reel performance is likely.

OTHER PLAYERS WORTH THE ADD

  • Alex Smith Washington Redskins
  • Baker Mayfield Cleveland Browns
  • Case Keenum Denver Broncos

Drop – Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Stafford had been responding well to his week one meltdown vs the Jets. He posted acceptable but not exceptional stats for most of the season. The air is changing in Detroit however. With the departure of WR Golden Tate, it seems like Stafford is playing with one hand tied behind his back. After the trade Stafford put up his worst game of the season,  failing to break 2oo yards and sacked 10 times in a horrific blowout loss to the division rival Vikings. In all fairness to Stafford, the Vikings Def is a vaunting task, especially with only days to adjust from losing your top wideout. Perhaps a week or two on the bench is a better plan for Stafford before dropping, especially with the arm talent of the QB. There is definitely a chance of Stafford figuring out how to re-elevate his game without Tate, but keep him at least on the bench until he does so.

Running Backs:

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Add – Ito Smith, Atlanta Falcons

Smith has struggled with low yards per carry numbers up until this week when he finally broke out with 6.0 yards per carry against the Redskins. Perhaps the most important stat uptick in Fantasy football is volume, and over the last three weeks Ito has had an average of 9.3 touches per games as opposed to 4 touches per games in the three weeks previous. In addition to his uptick in fantasy volume, he has produced 2 touchdowns in the last three games as well as having a couple receptions per game to boost his numbers. This week Smith looks to have a big week against a Cleveland defense that have given up tons of rushing yards this season.

OTHER PLAYERS WORTH THE ADD

  • Duke Johnson Jr Cleveland Browns
  • Mike Davis Seattle Seahawks
  • Elijah McGuire New York Jets
  • Devontae Booker Denver Broncos

Drop – Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers 

So I’m assuming you’ve seen the highlights of the game including Mostert’s injury? OOF. Interesting side note: When I was in the 7th grade I had the exact same injury to my forearm in a wrestling match, so when I saw that all too familiar Z-shape, I could feel my own arm tingling, that’s not a pain you ever forget. It is safe to assume that Mostert is out for the season. It will be interesting to see where he fits into the offensive scheme next year when he and Jerrick McKinnon return from injury.

Wide Receivers:

Add – Marquez Valdes-Scantling Green Bay Packers

While Geronimo Allison is out with injury over the next few weeks, Aaron Rodgers will be looking to Marquez to pick up the slack and the extra targets. Valdes-Scalding has shown off big-play ability over the past three weeks, breaking the 100-yard mark twice in that span with a touchdown. With the Packers competing for a playoff spot on the back of Aaron Rodgers, look for MVS to continue putting up big numbers.

OTHER PLAYERS WORTH THE ADD

  • Maurice Harris Washington Redskins
  • Adam Humphries Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Cordarrelle Patterson New England Patriots
  • Tre’Quan Smith New Orleans Saints
  • Tyrell Williams Los Angeles Chargers
  • Anthony Miller Chicago Bears

**I would also like to point out that Adam Humphries has averaged 9 targets a week over the last three weeks. He also needed to be emphasized.**

Drop – Paul Richardson, Washington Redskins

And yet another fantasy star claimed by injury. Richardson has been on the injury report week in and week out since the start of the regular season, but after getting moved to IR it seems safe to say that you will be needed to add another receiver in his place. Lucky for you, this has been a great season for wideout depth. Even in deeper leagues there should be a few reasonable fantasy options available.

Tight Ends:

Add – Chris Herndon, New York Jets

Despite a struggling Jets offense, Herndon continues to impress. He broke his three game streak of touchdowns this week but still posted a good TE stat line with 62 yards off of 4 targets. The issue with TE this season along with the general repetitiveness with this section of my report is the top-heavy nature of the position. Even if you already have a TE pick up Herndon and hold him on your bench while he is still available. The last thing you want is to lose a fantasy championship because you lost your TE, and unlike WR, QB and RB, there are not a lot of viable options.

OTHER PLAYERS WORTH THE ADD

  • Jeff Heuerman Denver Broncos
  • Jack Doyle Indianapolis Colts
  • C.J. Uzomah Cincinnati Bengals 

Drop – Evan Engram, New York Giants

The Giants might be the biggest disappointment of the 2018 NFL season. On paper, they boast one of the most star studded rosters in the league, yet this has not translated to much success on the field. Despite being in the top 8 in most pre-season fantasy rankings at his position, Engram has failed to produce all season. It is time to grab somebody else until the Giants can figure out how to break their offensive funk. His target share has been all over the place, ranging anywhere from 1 to 9, however his yardage totals have only broken 50 once, and that was week 2.

Defensive Stream of the Week

New York Jets vs the Bills

The Jets defense has been a quality fantasy defense all year because of a high turnover rate. They currently rank at number 5 among fantasy defenses and are facing off against one of the worst offenses the NFL has seen in a long time. The players on the Bills QB carousel range from mediocre to horrific, their receiver corp is barren, LeSean McCoy is aging and their offensive line is shot. The Jets defense should be played by someone in every single league in America this week.

OTHER DEFENSES WORTH THE STREAM

  • Green Bay Packers vs Miami Dolphins
  • Los Angeles Chargers vs Oakland Raiders

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