Week 10 Waiver Wire Hot List
David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Garrard has been far from reliable this season (20th in scoring among fantasy QBs), but he has a favorable Week 10 matchup against a Houston defense that is giving up more fantasy points per week to opposing quarterbacks than any team in the NFL (25.1). His schedule isn’t all that appealing moving forward, but this guy could serve in a pinch this Sunday with so many elite signal-callers on the bye.
Mike Goodson, RB, Carolina Panthers: With the injury bug striking at the heart of the Carolina running game, Goodson could be in position to make some plays this weekend against a Tampa Bay defense that is surrendering 16.9 fantasy points per week to opposing running backs (12th worst in NFL).
Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions: We mentioned Burleson last week and if you were quick enough to acquire his services, you were handsomely rewarded with seven receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. Be advised: With Matthew Stafford out of commission, Burleson’s value takes a big hit if Drew Stanton starts instead of the banged-up Shaun Hill. Which brings us to…
Shaun Hill, QB, Detroit Lions: In the four full games Hill started earlier this year in place of the injured Matthew Stafford, the former 49er topped 225 passing yards each time and averaged 2.0 touchdown passes per game. If you need some help at the QB position, this guy is a solid choice…if he’s cleared to play.
Jones has really stepped up since veteran wideout Donald Driver went down with a quadriceps injury. He’s topped 100 receiving yards in two of his last three games and found the end zone last Sunday night against the Cowboys. This guy can add some great depth to your current bench.
Sidney Rice & Vincent Jackson, WRs, Minnesota Vikings & San Diego Chargers: This one doesn’t need an explanation. If for some reason either of these guys is currently available, ACQUIRE THEM NOW!!!
Javarris James, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Eventually, Joseph Addai and Mike Hart will get healthy. But until that time comes, James could be a decent option for owners in deeper leagues. He was only given four carries Sunday at Philadelphia, but the rookie picked up 12 yards and scored two touchdowns. Gotta love a guy that takes advantage of an opportunity.
Jacoby Ford, WR, Oakland Raiders: Think of this guy as a poor man’s Mike Wallace. He won’t get you many 9+ reception games, but his deep speed is so lethal that he can put up a solid fantasy week with just one catch. Just ask the Kansas City Chiefs, who watched this rookie from Clemson torch them for 148 yards on six receptions.
Seyi Ajirotutu, WR, San Diego Chargers: The 23-year old’s value will take a hit when Floyd and Naanee get healthy, but he’s worth a look while the rest of the Chargers receiving unit is banged up. Ajirotutu caught four passes for 111 yards and two scores last week at Houston, proving once again that quarterback Philip Rivers can make any wide receiver fantasy relevant.
Troy Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers: The former Ohio State Buckeye hasn’t officially been named the starter for Week 10 just yet, but after his Week 8 performance against the Broncos in London (12/19, 196 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs), you can bet head coach Mike Singletary is thinking long and hard about giving Smith another chance. Don’t bank on this guy taking you to the promise land, but Smith has some favorable matchups moving forward.