Waiver Favors™: 2023 Week 10 Fantasy Football Pickups

By Ha Kung Wong  Week 10 Fantasy Football Pickups

Twitter: @FBGarbageTime

As 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.

Joshua Dobbs

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.

Jameis Winston

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.

Jameis Winston Career Passing Stats
Year Tm G Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate QBR
2015* TAM 16 312 535 58.3 4042 22 15 84.2 57.2
2016 TAM 16 345 567 60.8 4090 28 18 86.1 59.5
2017 TAM 13 282 442 63.8 3504 19 11 92.2 52.0
2018 TAM 11 244 378 64.6 2992 19 14 90.2 66.2
2019 TAM 16 380 626 60.7 5109 33 30 84.3 55.7
2020 NOR 4 7 11 63.6 75 0 0 83.5 12.0
2021 NOR 7 95 161 59.0 1170 14 3 102.8 64.4
2022 NOR 3 73 115 63.5 858 4 5 79.5 34.7
2023 NOR 3 10 17 58.8 101 0 1 51.3 46.5
Care 89 1748 2852 61.3 21941 139 97 87.3
5 yr TAM 72 1563 2548 61.3 19737 121 88 86.9
4 yr NOR 17 185 304 60.9 2204 18 9 90.4

Devin Singletary

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.

Keaton Mitchell

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.

Brandin Cooks

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.

Noah Brown

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.

10-Team Leagues

QB – C.J. Stroud

RB – De’Von Achane (worth stashing in IR)

WR – Tank Dell

TE – Dalton Kincaid

12-Team Leagues

RB – Darrell Henderson, Chuba Hubbard, Jaylen Warren

WR – Tyler Boyd, Romeo Doubs, Demario Douglas, Josh Downs, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Rashee Rice, Adam Thielen

TE – Trey McBride

14-Team Leagues

QB – Will Levis

RB – Jaleel McLaughlin

WR – Rashid Shaheed, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Joshua Palmer (keep an eye on injury), Michael Williams

TE – Taysom Hill, Logan Thomas, Michael Mayer

16-Team Leagues

WR – Quentin Johnston, Jaylen Reed

Check back every week for more Waiver Favors!