Week nine is behind us and some of you are starting to appreciate that this is a passing league. Yet you keep passing on all the waiver wire value at wide receiver. Some of you Julio Jones would never score a touchdown again. And you were wrong. Some of you thought there was no way Cooper Kupp would be able to come back from what looked like a devastating injury. And you were wrong. Some of you thought fantasy football could be fun. And oh boy were you wrong. Lucky for you, there are waiver wire wide receiver options available to save you from yourself. If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them. Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine our best week 10 waiver wire WRs…
Week 10 Waiver Wire WRs
Adam Humphries – Owned in 2% of leagues – Adam Humphries presents an interesting question when it comes to waiver wire wide receivers. Do you take a player who has been averaging nine targets a game over the last three weeks or do you avoid the guy who is, at best, the fifth option on his team? While he is clearly getting opportunities that come from defenses keying in on other players, there is also no way he will be able to sustain that production throughout the year. My gut tells me that Humphries has seen his best production of the season and burning your waiver position on him now is too little, too late.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling – Owned in 29% of leagues – With Geronimo Allison injured, Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been getting a ton of opportunities. And he has made the most of those. In week nine, he had 3 catches for 101 yards. He also appears to have locked down his spot as the number two receiver, behind Devante Adams. My only concern is if his production will be affected once Geronimo Allison is healthy. But with Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball, it is hard not to like Marquez Valdes-Scantling for the rest of the season. He is my number one target among week 10 waiver wire WRs.
EDIT: With the news that Geronimo Allison needs season-ending surgery, Marques Valdes-Scantling is a must-own. If he is available, you need to get him off the waiver wire and onto your fantasy football roster.
Anthony Miller – Owned in 11% of leagues – While Allen Robinson has been injured, rookie receiver Anthony Miller has been seeing more and more targets in Chicago’s offense. Anthony Miller led the Bears in targets, receptions, and yards against a Bills defense that is surprisingly good. The concern with Miller is how his opportunities will look once Robinson comes back, but there is a very good chance his usage still increases down the stretch, as the Bears invested heavily in trading up to get him in the 2018 NFL draft. If you need help from the week 10 waiver wire WRs, you could do worse than Anthony Miller.
Other notable low-usage, high-upside week 10 waiver wire WRs to monitor. Don’t grab unless you are desperate or their usage increases.
Curtis Samuel — Owned in 1% of leagues
Mike Williams — Owned in 35% of leagues
Tre’Quan Smith — Owned in 23% of leagues
ABSURDITY CHECK AKA Other Notable Wide Receivers To Monitor So You Can Know What To Avoid
Pierre Garcon — Owned in 26% of leagues (Do you really want shares of the San Francisco passing offense?)
Josh Doctson — Owned in 13% of leagues (Do you really want shares of the Washington passing offense?)