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Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Football

Jason Schandl
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Heading into Week 10 of the 2019 fantasy football season, things haven't become much more predictable than they were earlier in the year. With trades, injuries and depth chart changes causing huge shifts in fantasy value every week, there's always value that can be had off the waiver wire.

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With that in mind, these 10 players are owned in less than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues and are worth targeting on the waiver wire heading in Week 10.

1. Zach Pascal, WR, Indianapolis Colts (20% Owned)

Zach Pascal made the most of T.Y. Hilton's absence on Sunday, playing 94 percent of the Indianapolis Colts' offensive snaps and racking up five catches, 76 yards and a touchdown on six targets. His workload was already expanding with Hilton healthy, playing 92 percent of snaps in Week 8 and notching seven targets in Week 7. A couple more games as the Colts' No. 1 WR with Hilton on the shelf make Pascal the top waiver add for Week 10. His value gets a slight ding if Jacoby Brissett misses any time, but Pascal did most of his damage with Brian Hoyer at the helm in Week 9 anyway.

2. DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins (35% Owned)

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The Miami Dolphins' offense might not do a ton of scoring most weeks, but DeVante Parker has found the end zone in four of the last five games. He's seen at least six targets in all five of Ryan Fitzpatrick's starts, averaging 7.6 per game during those games. With Preston Williams now out for the season, Parker's volume should continue to climb even higher moving forward.

3. Trey Edmunds, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (1% Owned)

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Jaylen Samuels got the bulk of the RB snaps and receiving work with James Conner on the shelf in Week 10, but it was Trey Edmunds that stepped up in the run game. Samuels rushed for 10 yards on 12 carries, while Edmunds racked up 73 yards on 12 carries. His low snap share (27 percent) is a concern, but startable waiver wire RBs are hard to come by, and if Conner sits again, then Edmunds will continue to be viable as a stop-gap option if you need a starter for the week.

4. Phillip Dorsett, WR, New England Patriots (41% Owned)

Phillip Dorsett didn't do much damage on Sunday night, but he saw plenty of action again, playing a season-high 99 percent of the New England Patriots' offensive snaps. That's two consecutive games of at least 93 percent, and he's a clear every-down player for the Patriots with Josh Gordon now in Seattle. His matchup gets much softer in Week 11 too, taking on a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has allowed the sixth most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.

5. Ty Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions (40% Owned)

After plenty of fantasy football owners jumped ship following a huge Week 8 letdown, Ty Johnson bounced back in Week 9. He played 62 percent of the Detroit Lions' offensive snaps on Sunday, which is just shy of what he played in his Week 7 breakout. His volume was still nothing to write home about (nine carries and three targets), but that game was also a bit of a shootout. He has a tough upcoming schedule, taking on the Chicago Bears in Week 10, but we're approaching one of the worst stretches of the season for fantasy football bye weeks, so we can't be as picky with our options this week.

6. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders (46% Owned)

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Pending Monday's game, Derek Carr is on pace to finish as a QB1 for the second straight week, and he's averaging 19.6 fantasy points per game over the last three contests. He's benefited from a soft schedule, but he gets more of that soon. None of his next three opponents rank better than 21st in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings, and Carr is going to be a viable streaming option for at least the next three games.

7. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (35% Owned)

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O.J. Howard has been a huge disappointment in 2019, and has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. If he returns in Week 10, it could finally be his breakout week, though. He played at least 75 percent of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive snaps in all six of the games he's played, and did see at least four targets in half of those. A return this week would come against an Arizona Cardinals team that has allowed a league-high 15.0 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends, which is 2.1 more than any other team.

8. Ronald Jones II, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (40% Owned)

The Bucs' backfield committee has been a mess for fantasy purposes, but Ronald Jones has shown that he may be setting himself apart. His 53.2 percent snap share in Week 9 beat anything Peyton Barber had posted since Week 2. His 18 carries were also the most in a game for a Bucs' RB since Week 4, when Jones had 19. That gives him the team lead in carries in each of the last two games, rushing 29 times during that span, compared to 15 for Barber. The Cardinals have allowed the NFL's fourth most points and third most yards per game, meaning a lead back is almost always going to be worth a start in this matchup.

9. Indianapolis Colts D/ST (36% Owned)

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It's not often worth spending your waiver priority on a defense, but teams taking on the Miami Dolphins are often the exception. The Indianapolis Colts' defense has already notched at least seven fantasy points in four straight games (averaging 8.5 per game across those four), and the Dolphins are allowing the second most fantasy points per game (15.3) to opposing defenses. The Colts shape up as one of the best fantasy defense options in Week 10, making them well worth an early-week waiver add.

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