Players to Drop For Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups
As usual, there are a ton of intriguing options available on the waiver wire this week. But to make room for these players, you'll probably need to cut a player or two from your roster.
These cuts can be infuriating, as fantasy managers are often forced to admit defeat on some once-promising breakout or sleeper picks. And it's rarely as simple as just cutting players who haven't produced, as you'll only want to part ways with players that don't have much long-term upside.
With that in mind, here are three players you can drop to make room for additions on the waiver wire in Week 9.
3. Cam Newton, QB, New England Patriots (70% Rostered)
Is it nice that 6 rushing touchdowns have bolstered Cam Newton's fantasy output? For sure — but that's not something you want to rely on exclusively. The two games in which he has failed to score on the ground have seen him post 11.18 and -0.18 fantasy points. Even if we extend our view to games in which he has scored fewer than 2 rushing TDs, he's averaging 11.7 fantasy points per game. The upside he's shown on the ground is nice, but the New England Patriots' offense just isn't reliable enough for Cam to be a good bet to keep scoring multiple times in any given game.
2. Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens (59% Rostered)
You've held onto Mark Ingram through his injury, so why drop him now? It's because you should've dropped him weeks ago. Don't let the sunk cost cloud your judgment. Ingram only topped 11 fantasy points once in his six games this season, and he didn't touch the ball more than 11 times in any of those contests. Even when he's healthy again, sharing the backfield with Gus Edwards and JK Dobbins will continue to tank his value.
1. Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills (91% Rostered)
Maybe the most baffling rostered rate for any player is Devin Singletary's 91%. I get it, he was an exciting breakout candidate before the season, and he owned the Buffalo Bills' backfield when Zack Moss missed time. Even when Moss was on the shelf for three games, however, Singletary averaged a modest 13.0 fantasy points per game. In three outings since Moss returned, that's down to 7.8 per game. Singletary isn't even Buffalo's RB1 anymore. He's been out-snapped and out-carried by Moss in back-to-back games.
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