The dreaded “bye-pocalypse” is finally here.  The Broncos, Texans, Jaguars, Patriots, Eagles, and Redskins all have the week off.  Hopefully, you have already made preparations before this week, but in some cases, the bye-week-blues are unavoidable.  Not only are six teams on a bye, but other players are out due to suspension and injury such as Mark Walton and Preston Williams.  No matter why you have to scour the waiver wire, you are hoping for a diamond in the rough as you stare at a sea of quicksand.

Listen to the Week 10 Waiver Wire episode for The Fantasy Footballers’ full breakdown of each of these players, who you should target for Week 10, and who you can possibly drop to make room for these players.

Ownership percentages are based on Yahoo! 

WR

As if all the teams on a bye wasn’t bad enough, now we have to deal with yet another week of injuries.  Adam Thielen is out with a hamstring strain, Parris Campbell has a fractured wrist, and Preston Williams is out for the year with a torn ACL.  Perhaps the only silver lining in Week 9 was Brian Hoyer taking over for the injured Jacoby BrissettZach Pascal and Chester Rogers had to step up to the plate for the sidelined T.Y. Hilton and a backup QB.  Despite the uphill battle, Pascal caught five passes on six targets for 76 yards and a touchdown while Rogers had three receptions on five targets for 22 yards and a touchdown.  With Campbell sidelined and Hilton possibly missing more time, Pascal and especially Rogers will see a higher share of targets whether Brissett or Hoyer are in the huddle.  Pascal is only 20% owned and Rogers is 0% owned.

For more injuries, see Week 9 Injury Recap for a full description and fantasy implications. 

There are two names I will bring up that you should check to see are available on your league’s wire even though they are both over 50% owned.  Josh Gordon has a new home with the Seattle Seahawks and is 59% owned.  With Danger-Russ at QB, he has a shot at getting involved and seeing target share in the offense.  He will then face the 4th best vs. WR in the San Francisco 49rs then a bye week.

The second name to keep an eye on is Jamison Crowder.  He saw his highest number of receptions at 8 since Week 1 at 14 on 9 targets for the highest catch percentage of 88.9%, 83 yards, and a touchdown.  Crowder finished with his second-best fantasy performance of the season in PPR with 22.3 points.  It seemed that Darnold has finally fixed that aspect of his offense while still needing to climb Mount Everest when it comes to the rest of his performance.  Crowder is solidifying himself as Darnold’s security blanket until TE Chris Herndon and downfield threat Robby Anderson can get some rhythm going.

IND Zach Pascal (20% owned) & Chester Rogers (0% owned)
MIA, JAX, @HOU, TEN

MIA DeVante Parker (36% owned)
@IND, BUF, CLE, PHI

NYJ Jamison Crowder (54% owned)
NYG, @WAS, OAK, @CIN

BUF Cole Beasley (29% owned)
@CLE, @MIA, DEN, @DAL

LAR Josh Reynolds (1% owned)
@PIT, CHI, BAL, @ARI

SEA Josh Gordon (59% owned)
@SF, BYE, @PHI, MIN

TEN Corey Davis (45% owned) & TEN A.J. Brown (19% owned)
KC, BYE, JAX, @IND

ATL Russell Gage (0% owned)
@NO, @CAR, TB, NO

RB

For any Ronald Jones truthers out there, Week 9 was your chance to take that victory lap you have been waiting for.  He saw a season-high number of rush attempts (18) and found the end zone on 67 yards and 3.2 yards per carry.  If you need help to fill in for the bye week, he’s not a horrible choice as the Buccaneers’ RB1.  Keep in mind, Tampa Bay will face 4th best New Orleans defense Week 11.

In the possibility that James Conner and Benny Snell miss Week 10, Trey Edmunds is another starter to help get you some much-needed points for your playoff push.  He had 12 rush attempts for 73 yards and played 27% of the team’s offensive snaps.  The player to own right now in this backfield is Jaylen Samuels who is most likely owned, but if you’re in dire need of a body to fill the void, Edmunds is likely on your wire at 1% owned.

TB Ronald Jones II (40% owned)
ARI, NO, @ATL, @JAX

PIT Trey Edmunds (1% owned) (Jaylen Samuels Probably Owned)
LAR, @CLE, @CIN, CLE

NYJ Bilal Powell (0% owned) & NYJ Ty Montgomery (2% owned)
NYG, @WAS, OAK, @CIN

CLE Kareem Hunt (59% owned)
BUF, PIT, MIA, @PIT

DET Ty Johnson (40% owned) & DET J.D. McKissic (12% owned)
@CHI, DAL, @WAS, CHI

LAR Darrell Henderson (24% owned)
@PIT, CHI, BAL, @ARI

IND Nyheim Hines (12% owned)
MIA, JAX, @HOU, TEN

TE

Here is a personal take on the Seahawks’ victory over the Buccaneer when it comes to Jacob Hollister‘s performance.  Don’t chase the points.  He is no Will Dissly and Josh Gordon is the shiny new toy on that offense.  Hollister could still get involved in the offense, but he likely will not have a repeat performance of four receptions for 37 yards 2 touchdowns.  Without those touchdowns, he would have been just about his average so far since he started playing in Week 6.

Out of the six teams going on bye this week, the only fantasy producers are the Eagles’ Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.  Hopefully, you have had a plan for this week.  If not, you can check to see if Gerald Everett (58%) or Darren Fells (63%) are available, although they most likely are not and Fells in on Bye.  Chris Herndon, who overwhelming underperformed last week against the Dolphins, is at 30% ownership.  If the Jets can right their sinking ship for even one week, picking up Herndon would be worth it.  Last year he ended the season as the Jets’ 2nd leading receiver at 39 behind Robby Anderson‘s 50 catches.  Let’s hope last week was a matter of shaking off the rust and Week 10 will see Darnold and he get into a healthy rhythm that made Herndon a monster TE in 2018.

LAR Gerald Everett (58% owned)
@PIT, CHI, BAL, @ARI

NYJ Chris Herndon (30% owned)
NYG, @WAS, OAK, @CIN

HOU Darren Fells (63% owned)
BYE, @BAL, IND, NE

TEN Jonnu Smith (43% owned)
KC, BYE, JAX, @IND

SEA Jacob Hollister (1% owned)
@SF, BYE, @PHI, MIN

MIA Mike Gesicki (4% owned)
@IND, BUF, CLE, PHI

Make sure you listen to the Week 10 Waiver Wire episode for The Fantasy Footballers’ detailed breakdown of each of these players and who they think you should target for Week 10 and beyond.  Andy, Mike, and Jason also cover their QB and DST streamers of the week if you chose to stream those positions or if you need help filling in for the bye-pocalypse.



Comments 4

  1. That’s a little rude, looks like they’ve got Josh Reynolds schedule listed by accident. If you listen to the show you’d know these guys put in a ton of work, maybe this isn’t the place for you.

    Love the show guys!

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