Waiver Favors™: 2023 Week 10 Fantasy Football Pickups
By Ha Kung Wong Week 10 Fantasy Football Pickups
Twitter: @FBGarbageTimeAs I do every year over the last 11 years, I’m here to help with waiver wire adds via my weekly Waiver Favors™ article! And I’m assuming if you’re reader right now, you’re in your fantasy football playoffs, so congratulations!
I’ll make a couple suggestions for after Week 10 of the 2023 fantasy football season that hopefully will keep your team running. You’re welcome. Again.
As usual, all pickups are available in at least 50% of Yahoo standard fantasy football leagues (with some minor exceptions) as of Sunday evening.
QB – Minnesota Vikings – 52% Owned
Yes, Josh Dobbs had the miracle game for the Vikings just 3 days after arriving there when rookie Jalen Hall went out with a concussion early in the game. That wasn’t enough for me to say pick him up off waivers for your faux football team. But following that up by completing 23 of 34 passes for 268 yards and a TD as well as 44 rush yards and a rushing TD in Week 10 is definitely enough. He gets the Broncos and their sieve defense next week on Sunday Night Football, so pick him up in all 12-team leagues or deeper.
QB – New Orleans Saints – 0% Owned
We all know what Jameis Winston is. He’s flashes of amazing sprinkled in with a lot of bad decisions. After Derek Carr went out with a concussion, Winston took over for 122 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. On the field, that’s not great, but in fantasy football, TDs are worth more than INTs so fire away Winston! With targets like With Chris Olave, Alvin Kamara and Rashid Shaheed, most of those passes should pay off, even he throws a couple INTs to go with it. It’s not clear when Carr will return, so grab Winston in all 14-team leagues and any two QB leagues.
RB – Houston Texans – 50% Owned
With Dameon Pierce out with an ankle injury again, Devin Singletary stepped in for a career best day of 150 rush yards and a TD also catching his only target for 11 yards, which was a far cry from his Week 9 start where he only had 28 total scrimmage yards. With Pierce struggling this season, I can see Singletary get an increased share of touches going forward, so feel free to stash him in all 14-team leagues or deeper.
RB – Baltimore Ravens – 47% Owned
Keaton Mitchell came out of nowhere in Week 9 to have 9 carries for a whopping 138 yards and a TD. Lots of folks ran out and picked him up after that, but not me. There’s just too many RBs there to have any real consistency. And in Week 10, Mitchell managed to have 4 total touches for 66 yards and a TD. So this is what I think. Mitchell is worth picking up so long as you know that you’re getting a boom-or-bust player who’s not getting a ton of touches week to week but has so far been very efficient with them. I still have no idea if he’ll get more touches in the future, so pick him up in 14-team leagues or deeper and treat him at most as a FLEX play with upside.
WR – Dallas Cowboys – 38% Owned
We all had high hopes for Brandin Cooks taking over as the WR2 in Dallas, but things haven’t been going well for him. Regardless of the poor production, though, Cooks was still averaging 4 targets a game through Week 9. Week 10 however was a whole other story with Cooks catching 9 of 10 targets for a whopping 173 yards and a TD, which also means that Cooks has TDs in 3 of his last 4 games. Perhaps there won’t be much consistency, but Cooks appears to be heating up, so it’s a good time to stash him in all 12-team leagues or deeper.
WR – Houston Texans – 24% Owned
A week after getting a new career high 153 receiving yards, Brown managed to do one better with Nico Collins out with a calf injury catching 7 of 8 targets for 172 yards. When Collins returns, Brown will be more of a WR3, but certainly has pushed Robert Woods to WR4. And with CJ Stroud playing at such a high level, I’ll take any part of that offense that I can get. Pick up Brown in all 12-team leagues or deeper.
UPDATE for Monday Night Football
Check back for the update after Monday Night Football!
And here are players I previously recommended picking up that I still think are worth a pickup if available.
QB – C.J. Stroud
RB – De’Von Achane (worth stashing in IR)
WR – Tank Dell
TE – Dalton Kincaid
TE – Trey McBride
QB – Will Levis
RB – Jaleel McLaughlin
WR – Quentin Johnston, Jaylen Reed
Check back every week for more Waiver Favors!