As we near the most depressing election in American History, let’s focus on something we can get excited about … Week 10 Waiver Wire Additions!
Here at SCFE, we stand on a platform of keeping it fresh. So I have switched over to this article and I am excited to find some waiver wire additions each week to help out your teams.
Since these articles can become monotonous, I will try to have some fun theme that can relate to each waiver wire additions column. This week, it seems to easy to use our electoral college system.
Each of the possible waiver wire additions will have a certain number of electoral votes. So let’s see which of the waiver wire additions are candidates that we want to throw our votes (waiver wire priority or FAAB) behind!
Week 10 Waiver Wire Additions
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers (ESPN: 22.1%, Yahoo: 19%)
Kaepernick had easily his best game this season, throwing for more yards (398) than his previous two starts combined (330). However, he was just 29–for-63 through the air, had two turnovers and finished with just 22.2 Fantasy Points, a number quite low for a near 400-yard day.
I think this was more of a game flow performance, as the Saints were able to move the ball at will against San Francisco. He also had his worst rushing day of his young season, with just 25 yards on the ground. With tough matchups upcoming against Arizona and New England, I am staying away from the kneeler.
DuJuan Harris, RB, San Francisco 49ers (ESPN: 31.4%, Yahoo: 33%)
If you are lucky enough to be in a league where Harris is available, I would snatch him up. Carlos Hyde has already missed multiple games and does not look like he will play this week. Harris has stepped up where Shaun Draughn and a few others have failed.
Harris is averaging almost five yards per carry and caught five receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown against the Saints. Now I know the Saints’ defense is bad and there are a few tough matchups coming up, but if Harris is the receiving back for San Francisco, he will have PPR value. They will be big under dogs the next few weeks, meaning that they will likely be behind most of the game. Being behind leads to dump-offs to your running back. I think Harris will retain value even when Hyde comes back from injury.
Waiver Electoral Votes: 9 out of 10
Kapri Bibbs, RB, Denver Broncos (ESPN: 4.4%, Yahoo: 5%)
Bibbs had an electrifying, highlight-reel worthy 69-yard touchdown reception Sunday night against Oakland and he will be a hot name to pick up. I might caution the optimism though. After having just 4.1 points through the first eight games, Bibbs ended Sunday night with 15 PPR points.
The most concerning thing to me: he only had three touches. In fact, he only had 10 touches all season, including the game against Oakland. Now I know that he is just starting to get in the rotation after the C.J. Anderson injury, but I am not sure he will get the usage to sustain ownership. Maybe if you are in a super deep league and have a spare roster spot, give him a look.
Waiver Electoral Votes: 2 out of 10
Paul Perkins, RB, New York Giants (ESPN: 4.2%, Yahoo: 6%)
Waiver Electoral Votes: 0 out of 10
— Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) November 7, 2016
Mark Strausberg had Perkins in this column last week and I am going to double down on him. It’s not like Perkins had a monster game or anything, totaling just 47 total yards. It was the usage that has me optimistic.
The rookie had 11 rushes and three catches on the day, more than doubling his previous high for touches. Even with Rashad Jennings in the lineup, the Giants looked to use Perkins more following their bye week. This happens a good amount in the NFL as a rookie has that extra week to get involved in the system.
The total yardage was not strong, but it was against a really good Philadelphia defense. In the next four games the Giants face three of the Top 10 worst defenses against RBs for PPR points, and two of the Top 4 worst. If you have a roster spot, Perkins is worth a stash.
Waiver Electoral Votes: 5 out of 10
Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ESPN: 12.1%, Yahoo: 18%)
Tampa Bay has had the worst injury luck with running backs that I have ever seen. Starter Doug Martin has been out a few weeks, and back-up Charles Sims is on IR. Jacquizz Rodgers came in and had a couple of really good games but then he got hurt. Barber and Antone Smith were splitting touches, but now Smith is hurt as well.
If Doug Martin is still unable to go (which is looking likely) Barber could have a heavy workload against Chicago.
Doug Martin (hammy) not at practice Monday https://t.co/TvKc9RbjNQ
— Rotoworld Football (@Rotoworld_FB) November 7, 2016
Barber salvaged a bad rushing day (31 yards on 11 carries) by catching four balls out of the backfield and nearing 10 PPR points. If he gets the heavy workload against Chicago, he could be well worth the price to obtain.
Waiver Electoral Votes: 7 out of 10
Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans (ESPN: 11.2%, Yahoo: 30%)
Matthews started the season quite slowly, and seemed to be an afterthought in the run-heavy Tennessee offense. However, he has now scored in four of the last five games after his two-touchdown performance Sunday.
He also has four or more catches in four of the last five games. Matthews has talent, as he averaged about 12.5 PPR points in his 11 games last season in Miami. It seems as if Marcus Mariota is looking his way in the red zone now. With a few juicy match-ups against Green Bay, Indianapolis and Chicago in the next few weeks, Matthews is a solid fill-in for the WR-needy.
Waiver Electoral Votes: 6 out of 10
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta Falcons (ESPN: 0.1%, Yahoo: 1%)
Gabriel found the end zone again this weekend for the second game in a row, and this time it was on a rushing attempt. He had two rushes in the game after not having one all season, so it is a coin flip on whether they will continue utilizing him in that way.
Nevertheless, he has scored more than 15 PPR points in back-to-back games and deserves consideration. The problem is the upcoming schedule. The Falcons have Philadelphia next week, then a bye week before games against Arizona and Kansas City. Points could be hard to come by for the next month.
Waiver Electoral Votes: 1 out of 10
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (ESPN 3.3 %, Yahoo: 4%)
After a dismal performance against Tennessee, Lee bounced back this week with four receptions for 95 total yards. In fact, the Jaguars receiver has at least four catches in six of the last seven games, and at least 9.4 PPR points in five of the last seven outings.
The problem with Lee is his scoring potential. And by potential I mean he has yet to score this season. In the red zone, Blake Bortles is looking at either Allen Robinson or Julius Thomas. The future match-ups are not great for Lee either. There is only one below-average defense left on his Fantasy schedule. If you are really in need of a wideout, Lee might be a nice fill-in for a week or two, especially if Allen Hurns misses time with his concussion.
Waiver Electoral Votes: 2 out of 10
— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) November 7, 2016
Albert Wilson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (ESPN: 0.1%, Yahoo: 0%)
Jeremy Maclin was forced out of the lineup in the first quarter Sunday and Albert Wilson took advantage of it. Wilson finished with 12.7 PPR points. If Maclin is to miss some time, Wilson could be an interesting play. Keep your eye out for the latest Maclin news as that will change Wilson’s value. For now, we will move forward with a 50% chance that Maclin plays in Week 10
Waiver Electoral Votes: 4 out of 10
Lance Kendricks, TE, Los Angeles Rams (ESPN: 19.1%, Yahoo: 15%)
Kendricks has put together a pretty solid season so far and done it very quietly. The Rams’ tight end has at least 10 PPR points in five of his last seven games. He has back-to-back 7-catch performances and has at least 12.5 points three games in a row.
There are a couple of soft spots on the schedule ahead for the Rams, including Miami, New Orleans and Atlanta, meaning Kendricks’ production could kick up a notch. Even more promising is that at some point you would imagine Jared Goff gets a shot at starting, and young quarterbacks tend to rely on their tight end for check downs.
Waiver Electoral Votes: 7 out of 10
That’s it for this week’s waiver wire additions! Check out our weekly rankings and on Thursday my weekly Start or Sit post will be up.
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