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Week 10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice

Fantasy football waiver wire advice for Week 10 of the 2017 season.  The waiver wire has become the most important component of a championship winning fantasy football team. The parameters and assumptions of this weekly waiver wire advice column can be found in the preseason introduction. I am filling in for Charles Kleinheksel, the RotoViz Director of Special Projects, in writing this week’s column. Let’s see what we can scrounge up for Week 10 waiver wire advice.

WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE ADVICE

Percent of ESPN leagues where the player is available is in parentheses. Players are listed in the order I prefer them, but that may not apply to your league settings. Hit me up in the comments, Message Boards, or better yet on Twitter (@EricNMoody) for more specific advice. In the midst of chaos, there is also an opportunity. This philosophy from Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War applies directly to fantasy football. This week’s waiver wire promises to be very interesting as we continue to march toward the fantasy playoffs. Before I provide you a line of sight of players to target, here are a few general thoughts:
  • The type of players you bid on should depend on your roster. If your playoff chances are slim, you should probably swing for the fences on the players with the highest potential upside and hope they hit. If your playoff chances are rock solid, you have more flexibility, but can content yourself with the pursuit of a cheap, low-volatility, but limited-upside, player to serve as a bye week filler or bench depth.
  • How much you spend is also variable. If you must win Week 10, then you should spend as much as you need to accomplish that. It doesn’t matter if you have money left in Week 11 if you have been eliminated from the playoffs. But if you are cruising to the playoffs, then you can be more conservative with your spending.
  • There are a number of intriguing players available on waivers this week, so whatever your situation, keep that in mind. You can get probably guys with a similar range of outcomes at a variety of price points, so try to structure your waiver bids accordingly. Rather than bidding top dollar for a single player, maybe make several decent bids on a few similar players and hope to land one.

RUNNING BACKS

Is Dion Lewis (36.3 percent) available in your league? It amazes me that he is available in such a high percentage of leagues. Lewis has led the Patriots backfield in touches over the last three weeks with 39. He is also being leveraged as a runner in between the tackles in the red zone. Lewis only played 35 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 8 but touched the football or was targeted on 57 percent of them. Lewis can be viewed as a high-end RB3. I also recommend you pick up Rex Burkhead (8.4 percent). He is healthy and had seven catches for 68 yards in Week 8.

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By Eric Moody | @EricNMoody | Archive