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“The Cole Miner’s” Waiver Wire Week #10

Waiver Wire Adds, Week 10

**WW suggestions are sorted (roughly) by ownership%. If you want to view in order of Priority, view the list below.

Duke Johnson, RB, Cleveland Browns – A head coaching change is a huge variable. We don’t have a large data sample telling us that Duke Johnson will be a highly utilized Pass Catching RB moving forward, but in this new one game sample Duke Johnson thrived.

DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers  – This is almost a post-Waiver type move. Moore’s volume increase of the past few weeks mostly disappeared this past Sunday. While I don’t like DJ Moore compared to a Sutton or MVS, I do believe there’s a chance his role continues to expand moving forward. He is absolutely worth a flier in leagues where he is rage dropped.

Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts – I’m assuming in a good number of leagues Doyle was added after his big Week 8 performance. However, if the Week 9 Bye week happened to keep any owners away from Doyle, he’s worth going after. As the Priority List below would suggest, a TE needy team should target Doyle as a priority.

Frank Gore, RB, Miami Dolphins – Not the “sexy” selection, but Gore received a whopping 20 Carries this past Sunday. He’s the type of player who may not be a starter on many Championship rosters, but he provides quality depth and simply has too big a role to be unowned in so many leagues.

Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts – Between a Bye and an emerging Marlon Mack, Hines ownership% has been dwindling. Despite these very relevant reasons to worry, Mack has a few flaws of his own. Most importantly, Mack has had consistent injury troubles during his two-year NFL tenure. This backfield has been relatively fluid so take a shot that the tides turn back around.

Pierre Garcon, WR, San Francisco 49ers – More of a peaked interest. No preseason prediction of mine was perhaps more wrong than expecting a return to prominence for Pierre Garcon (~120 Receptions, ~1500 Yards in 24 games prior to 2018). Part of that mistake is unpredictable Quarterback injury/play. I don’t believe Mullens is some Bay Area savior, but in a similar fashion to Duke Johnson, the potential is there for improved production following a large variable change. I’d be hesitant to place trust in Garcon however.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers – MVS is probably the preferred option on this entire page, and by my count he is the 7th most owned. You have to look at a lot of variables when considering a player, and one of those variables is potential Ceiling or Upside. MVS has so much upside playing with Rodgers. In just 5 Games of having a 50+% Snap%, MVS is pacing 51 Receptions, 1136 Yards, 6+ TDs. This includes a 1/38 performance against Buffalo. He has outproduced every non-Adams WR in this stretch. This is an Aaron Rodgers offense. MVS should be  owned and is a relatively reliable weekly start.

Mike Davis / Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks – This is the cut-and-dry injury reaction. Chris Carson may be inactive in Week 10, and if he is Mike Davis and potentially Rashaad Penny will be serviceable RB2/Flex Plays. Check the Priority List below for how I directly rank the Seattle Backfield against this field.

Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals – Granted a Bye is never a time to see ownership increase, but I will continue to beat the drum for Christian Kirk as an underowned player and viable deep league Flex. Kirk has posted a remarkably quiet WR3 season for a Rookie.

Tre’Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints – As a fan of the rookie out of UCF, I still have not seen the volume I was hoping to give me confidence starting Smith moving forward. But similar to MVS above, there’s a potential here in this Brees/Saints offense that is not available to a number of potential Wire candidates. That alone is worth an add pending league depth.

Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets – Prior to his injury disaster that began in Week 5, Enunwa was a consistently productive weapon for the New York Jets. I’m not willing to put my faith back in Enunwa as I once did, but after his best game in four weeks I’m willing to speculatively add Enunwa, who has a great frame and size/speed combo to be a mismatch at the NFL level.

Cordarelle Patterson, KR/WR/RB, New England Patriots – While Patterson hasn’t gotten much in the way of overwhelming volume, the Patriots offensive toy has found a new niche that has resulted in consecutive double-digit carry games and a rushing TD. Patterson’s an unorthodox player and a Patriot, so consistency may not be available. But he is also worth a deep league add.

Elijah McGuire, RB, New York Jets – Like MVS, McGuire is one of the more underowned players even on this list, but I’ll have him prioritized near the top. I like the potential talent with McGuire, and was disappointed by his preseason injury as I’m sure the Jets were. McGuire didn’t set the world on fire with 7/30 on the ground and 3/37 through the air. But his return from IR did signify that he has a potential future in NY, and his immediate usage shows he has a role right now as well. And this is no indictment of the Jets future, but Darnold (11 TDs, 14 INTs) is not ready to be a downfield passing threat in this offense. McGuire will get plenty of work over the supplanted Trenton Cannon. And I don’t necessarily believe he’ll have a huge game by any stretch, but I do believe that McGuire is a relatively lukewarm Waiver add now that has potential to heat up in a hurry with a big week.

Priority List

Duke Johnson — Prioritize If: PPR Formats. Downgrade if in a non-PPR.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling — Prioritize If: WR Need. Looking for a potential Impact Player down the stretch.

Elijah McGuire — Prioritize If: PPR Formats. Need a RB Solution.

Mike Davis — Prioritize If: Priority is very tied to Carson’s health. Also leans more towards someone needing short-term help.

Christian Kirk — Prioritize If: In need of consistent, unspectacular WR production.

Frank Gore — Prioritize If: RB needy, particularly in the case of Byes.

Nyheim Hines — Prioritize If: You can afford to stash him for later in the case of a Mack injury or for any other reason that may see his role expand.

Quincy Enunwa — Prioritize If: Need a Solid WR. Potential for a High-Floor Playoff Option with Health.

Jack Doyle — Prioritize If: Monstrous change depending on how much you may need a TE.

Cordarelle Patterson — Prioritize If: Return Yardage League. Desperate for a Flex play.

Tre’Quan Smith — Prioritize If: You can hold onto the low floor hoping to see signs of an Impact finish to the season from a talented weapon and HOF QB.

Pierre Garcon — Prioritize If: Potential for immediate, fill-in starter.

Rashaad Penny — Prioritize If: Taking a shot on a talented player despite this year. He’s a “stash” for the most part even without Carson. That talent could always win out, but we haven’t actually seen the First Round Grade translate.

DJ Moore — Prioritize If: WR Needy. I like Moore, but Newton isn’t exactly known for his relevant WRs.


Bachelors in English and History from Indiana University. Borderline-Obsessed Fantasy Baseball Writer who also dabbles in Football, Basketball and Combat Sports.

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