Due to popular demand, we have brought back our weekly Dynasty Waiver Wire coverage!
We won’t be forcing waiver wire advice or suggestions. Instead, expect to see a wide-ranging number of players each week, based solely on increasing snaps, injury or any combination of events that suggest a player’s status could change in the future. You can expect we will be providing a bit of justification for the addition as well as just how deep the particular player is. It’s a format that we’ll likely be playing with over the coming weeks. We are only highlighting those players that we believe deserve some level of attention, not merely players who happen to see targets or log a carry. As is always the case in fantasy, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Without further delay, let’s get to your week ten waiver wire additions:
Greg Olsen, TE CAR
Not much to say here, this is just a waiver wire check to make sure a coach up against roster limits didn’t jettison the aging tight end after the injury earlier this year. I’ve seen stranger circumstances.
Austin Ekeler, RB LAC
Oh oh, it actually looks like Ekeler may be the pick-up of the year. With Melvin Gordon struggling on Sunday, Ekeler seized the opportunity and rushed 10 times for 42 yards but did the most damage in the passing game, hauling in all five targets for 77 yards and two touchdowns. He’s not a threat, at this point, to Gordon’s starting position but he’s played well enough to push Gordon to early down work only, at least that’s the risk. He’s undersized at 200 lbs. but in this league, now featuring smaller runners in the passing game, there’s enough fire beneath the smoke to add him immediately!
Tre Edmunds, RB NO
As as deep stash, Edmunds has intriguing size at 6’1″ and 223 lbs. Edmunds got his first rush attempt on Sunday and did the most with them, rushing nine times for 48 yards and a touchdown. 41 of those yards came on a single carry off the left side, down the sideline for a touchdown. His other eight carries netted seven yards. The Saints always seem to have a well-sized RB3 and the rookie is this year’s model. Deep roster leagues only with a LOT of patience needed.
Jamaal Williams, RB GB
It’s not likely that Williams is on your waiver wire but with the rise of Aaron Jones, he just might be. Now Jones is out an extended period of time with an MCL so Williams looks to be your early down back in Green Bay, with Ty Montgomery maintaining third down duty with some spot early-down work sprinkled in. Williams won’t make many defenders miss but he’s got good power and follows his blockers well. He’ll be on everyone’s list so be sure to check!
Dontrelle Inman, WR CHI
Inman, in his first game as a Bear wasted no time in generating production, hauling in eight receptions on 12 targets for 97 yards. The journeyman receiver should continue to log meaningful snaps and could be a viable WR4 down the stretch if he continues to generate targets. He’s 28 years of age and is worth a shot in deeper leagues but his value will be primarily restricted to PPR leagues until he shows he can be an end zone target. Inman doesn’t carry a lot of excitement but he’s certainly more intriguing that other names such as Adam Humphrey.
Chester Rogers, WR IND
The stars aligned on Sunday vs. the Steelers when Rogers snagged all six targets for 104 yards and a touchdown. In all likelihood, this is the one week that Rogers will be noteworthy and force us to mention his name before slipping back into anonymity for another year until the stars align once again in 2018. This was Rogers’ best production over the past two season, hist first triple digit yardage performance and his first touchdown. He’s an emergency addition only if needed, but he may have earned more snaps with this performance.
Maurice Harris, WR WAS
Maurice Who? I was surprised a bit as well and you have to get up pretty early in the AM to get a player by me that I don’t recognize. The second year player saw his first action and saw three targets, converting two of them for 50 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown is likely your catch-of-the-year as Harris leaped and pulled off the one handed grab while parallel to the field. He’s the type of player that I like to add as the season gets long in the tooth as you never know who will get opportunities down the stretch. Terrelle Pryor was seen asking for a tutorial from Harris on how to catch in the third quarter. Coaches with a roster spot to burn should add Harris and give him two or three weeks to see if his snaps see a meaningful increase.
Good luck this week!
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