Week nine of the 2023 NFL season is over and God is as dead as your fantasy football team. We are late enough in the season that even the waiver wire can only do so much. If you were not active before, it may be too little, too late. I’m going to provide you with the best options available. 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 who our best week seven waiver wire players for your championship run are…
Week Ten Waiver Wire QBs
Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (50% rostered)
If you didn’t grab Kyler Murray or Sam Howell, you still have one chance at having a respectable quarterback. I use the word respectable very loosely because this option is DangerRuss! That is right. Russel Willson. That joke is as bad as how you will feel starting Wilson. But if it makes you feel any better, Wilson was the QB10 on the season before going into his bye week. He has been playing like a low-end QB1, even if it doesn’t feel like it.
Week Ten Waiver Wire RBs
Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens (2% rostered)
For some reason, people are talking about Keaton Mitchell as a possible running back. I get we are desperate and he technically had a good game with 9 carries for 138 yards and 1 touchdown. The problem I have is that he was the RB4 on 13 snaps. I think trying to figure out which Baltimore running back is going to do well will give you an aneurysm. I also think at this point of the season, you might have not a choice.
Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia Eagles (22% rostered)
Kenneth Gainwell is somehow both better and worse than Keaton Mitchell. Gainwell was on the field for 39% of the Eagles’ snaps against the Cowboys. He also had 4 touches for 23 yards and 1 touchdown. He is a body on a high-powered offense, but like with Mitchell, you will never feel good about starting him.
Week Ten Waiver Wire WRs
Tank Dell, Houston Texans (53% rostered)
I’ll be honest. Tank Dell just misses the waiver wire cut I usually keep with a 53% roster rate. But the waiver wire sucks hard this week. In week 10, Tank Dell had 6 catches for 114 yards and 2 touchdowns. C.J. Stroud is looking better and better and it is looking like Dell might be his favorite weapon. If Dell is on your waiver wire, grab him.
Quentin Johnson, Los Angeles Chargers (35% rostered)
With Josh Palmer going to I.R. for the next four weeks, there is a clear path for Quentin Johnson to get more opportunities. While Johnson only had 2 catches for 14 yards, he was also playing a very good Jets defense this week. First-round talent. Elite quarterback. A clear path to opportunities. Quentin Johnson should be one of the top waiver wire adds for week 10. Mainly because everyone else kind of sucks.
Demario Douglas, New England Patriots (25% rostered)
In week ten, Demario Douglas had 5 catches for 55 yards. With Kendrick Bourne gone for the season, Demario Douglas might be the best receiver on the Patriots. The only problem is he is a receiver for the Patriots.
Week Ten Waiver Wire TEs
Cade Otton, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5% rostered)
In week 10, Cade Otton had 6 catches for 70 yards and 2 touchdowns. I only bring him up because I’ve seen him mentioned in other waiver wire articles. One good performance against a defense that is terrible at defending tight ends should not make you forget the other 8 weeks you’ve seen of Cade Otton this year. Don’t get him. There are no worthwhile waiver wire tight ends this week. Not even Cade Otton.