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NFL Waiver Wire Thread 2020 Week 10


This thread is for offering suggested waiver wire pickups for week 10 of the 2020 NFL season.


It is not for the following:



Comments that fall into one of these categories or are otherwise not on topic for this thread will be removed.


Some discussion of waiver suggestions is allowed, but this is not the place for an extended debate on the merits of any particular player. Take these in-depth discussions over to the outlook threads for the individual player(s) in question.

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FYI

Chargers RB Kalen Ballage

 

 has reverted back to the practice squad a day after totaling 84 yards and a touchdown against the Raiders. (Alain Poupart on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Ballage was called up from the Chargers’ practice squad for their Week 9 game against the Raiders in place of Troymaine Pope (concussion). Ballage carried it 15 times compared to Joshua Kelley’s 9 times, but it was Kelley who out-snapped Ballage 54% to 40%. Justin Jackson, who played just three snaps after suffering an apparent injury, must be feeling ok, at least enough for the Chargers to send Ballage back down to the practice squad. If Jackson and Pope both can’t go in Week 10 however, Ballage could get the nod again in a revenge game against his former team, the Miami Dolphins.

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Deep League Dives

Identifying the Often Overlooked

 

Lamar Miller: David Montgomery entered concussion protocol which opens the door for the former Texans bell-cow to be called up to the active roster.  The Bears have one of the most fantasy friendly schedules for running backs down the stretch.  They draw the Vikings this week, who've yielded the 15th most points to opposing rushers.    Don't chase tote-less pass catcher Ryan Nall....Its "Miller Time" should Monty sit.  

 

KhaDarel Hodge: While Rashard Higgins captured the fantasy limelight in the wake of OBJ's injury, this Browns un-drafted speedster has been gone undeniably overlooked.  The two split snaps evenly (Hodge 34; Higgins 35) during the Week 8 tilt against Vegas where weather limited passing opportunities.   Hodge, who many fail to remember, unseated Higgins for WR3 duties out of camp, possess greater speed and field stretching ability than his Cleveland counterpart.  Expect to see him deployed on the deep routes, previously designed for Beckham.  While his arrow is trending up, his path to targets would be greater bolstered should walking wounded Jarvis Landry miss time.  Place firmly on the radar

 

Mo Alie-Cox:  Lets sing together, you all know the words.... "Return Of the M.A.C" lol.   The Colts are likely without Jack Doyle (concussion), making Cox relevant once again.  The 27 year old lead the tight end trio with 43 yards against Baltimore in Week 9, and draws a much more favorable matchup against a Titans team that ranks 27th against the pass, while yielding the 15th most points to the tight end position.  Game-script suggests Rivers & co will be playing from a deficit, which should present ample target opportunity,  especially if TY Hilton can't get cleared on a short week.   

 

Aldrick Rosas:  Josh Lambo re-aggravated his hip injury at the end Week 9's loss to Houston, and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the season. Jacksonville subsequently re-added Rosas to the practice squad, suggesting he will take over kicking duties in Week 10.  The former Giant converted four field goal attempts in his Jacksonville debut back in week 3, and should see plenty of opportunities in favorable conditions for the Florida felines!  

 

Anthony McFarland: Relevant because he logged more snaps than Snell this past week, suggesting there has been a changing of the guard in the RB2 chair for Pittsburgh.  Both players would likely split carries should Conner miss time, however the 4th round pick is the more fantasy friendly option.  Upcoming games against the Bengals and Jaguars could result in garbage time opportunities, though the same could have been predicted against Dallas.  

 

Cam Sims:  While doubters chalked Sims topping the century mark as simply a fluke, there is perhaps reason to be intrigued here.  The undrafted FA has been highly efficient, converting all but one target this season, while seeing a recent increase in field time, including a season high 74% snap count against the Giants (St Sims: 30%).  Having gained trust from newly minted starter Alex Smith, coupled with Washingtons desperation for weapons in the passing game, and a soft-ish upcoming schedule (Det, Cin, Dal) makes Sims a name to keep tabs on

 

Dez Bryant:  The Ravens anemic pass offense could soon get a boost from the recently elevated Bryant, who made his return to an NFL field for the first time since 2017.  A big bodied possession receiver (having added 20 lbs of muscle since we last saw him), which Lamar and co sorely lack, expect the former Cowboy to carve a greater offensive role in the coming weeks.  Forward thinking, the Ravens square off against the lackluster secondaries of Cleveland, Jacksonville and New York (Giants) to round out the fantasy playoff schedule.  Jus' sayin!    

 

Garrett Gilbert:  The journey infused life into the sputtering Cowboys offense, showing mobility and precision, which had been lacking from previously ineffective DiNucci and Dalton.  While Dalton likely reclaims the starting nod (he is after all one of the highest paid backups and all), if cleared out of the bye, the Cowboys would benefit from G-Squared under center, in what becomes a tasty Week 11 matchup against the Vikings 30th ranked pass defense.

 

Sony Michel:  The Playstation 5 isn't the only popular Sony available this week!   Michel returned to practice, and should be cleared to rejoin the Patriots ahead of the Week 10 tilt with Baltimore.  While the matchup leaves much to be desired, the incumbent could reclaim his previous chair, with Damien Harris sustaining a chest injury late against the Jets.    

 

Others Of Interest: KJ Hamler (WR, Den), Donte Moncrief/Isaiah Ford (WR, NE), Troymaine Pope (RB LAC), DeAndre Washington (RB, Mia) Jacob Hollister (TE, Sea), Jordan Reed (TE, SF), Minnesota Vikings DST (vs Chi)

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, iretirefromfantasy said:

But what about Brown? Is he just an after thought now?

 

I think Brown will retain his current role regardless of what happens with Henderson's injury status. If Henderson is banged up then Akers will step in for him. Won't affect Brown.

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14 hours ago, herschel said:

Anything to see with Ryan Nall?

 

Im from Chicago....and its really hard to tell with this coaching staff. They love Cordarrelle Patterson so he could get some run, he is also listed as a WR/RB in most fantasy leagues so theres that....they also have Lamar Miller on the practice squad that they could call up. The last 2 weeks they have said hes ready. In the end, if Montgomery is out, I dont see much value as our offensive line is awful and Im sure there would be some form of a committee. 

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8 hours ago, PlayTheWaivers said:

 

What's the thought process here? How will Lock sustain 4 pass catchers? Jeudy, Fant/Patrick/Hamler in that type of order. Lock sucks...

 

It's obviously a deep league add. The guy is trending upwards in usage and YAC is insane.

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19 hours ago, LionKid90 said:

Anyone throwing faab at Duke Johnson? It is unknown if David Johnson will suit up. If he doesn’t, I think Duke becomes a fairly safe RB2 for this week. But there is the chance you spend money on him and David Johnson plays this week.

I added Duke wherever I have DJ.  Didn't bother with him otherwise.  

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48 minutes ago, Trade Monster said:

Jakeem Grant plays the X and returns punts

Preston Williams plays the X and is on the IR.

More of deeper league add, but may be worth it.

  • ESPN's Cameron Wolfe believes the Dolphins could promote WR Antonio Callaway from the practice squad this week.

    Callaway practiced with the Dolphins for the first time last week. He hasn't played since 2019 and is still picking up the offense, but Preston Williams going on IR opens a spot for him. The Dolphins have Jakeem Grant, Mack Hollins, Lynn Bowden, and Malcolm Perry behind DeVante Parker. 

    SOURCE: ESPN
    Nov 11, 2020, 10:32 AM ET
     
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41 minutes ago, RickieWeeksFanForLife said:

Is Gallman worth using a high waiver claim on, with Freeman now on IR?

He's splitting carries with Alf Morris and is very TD dependent, but you could do worse if you're really needy at RB. If he actually started catching passes(which he's good at) he could be decently valuable

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