Waiver Wire: Week 10

Karlos WIlliams

It’s time to hit the waiver wire for Week 10. On the Angle of Pursuit Podcast we talk about whether players are part of the plan or just a flash in the pan. The guys featured in this article should be part of your plan if you can add them. We go running back heavy in Week 10 which is a combination of awesome for those in need and a major bummer if the running backs are replacing guys you had to count on. There are a few wide receivers featured that can help you as well.

Karlos Williams 

We have seen this show before. LeSean McCoy left the game on Sunday on with shoulder injury. Karlos Williams took the reigns and had a very productive game. He finished with 9 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns. He should shoulder the load until McCoy is ready to return. He should maintain value when Shady McCoy returns as well. The Bills will want to keep both healthy as they try and grab a playoff spot. He is absolutely worth using a top waiver priority or the majority of your free agency budget.

LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount has been solid this season having nice outings against teams that have weaker front sevens. Dion Lewis has been the starter and been a fantasy stud thus far this season. Unfortunately he tore his ACL on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season. That opens up Blount to be a more consistent fantasy option. He went for 129 yards and a touchdown against Washington. These kind of games could be the norm especially in the fantasy playoffs when the Patriots face Texans, Titans and Eagles.

Danny Amendola

You may be searching for someone in the Patriots backfield to assume the Dion Lewis role after his injury. However if you are looking for another running back you are looking in the wrong place. Instead Danny Amendola is the name you should target. In the game against the Colts where Dion Lewis had little work, Amendola had 7 catches for 105 yards. The following week where Lewis did not play Amendola had 8 catches for 86 yards and a score. Amendola should be really productive in the next couple weeks against a struggling Giants secondary and a Bills team that has a strong front seven. A team that should be attacked via the pass.

James Starks

Odds are James Starks isn’t floating around many waiver wires especially if the Eddie Lacy owner in your league was smart. That said, pick him up if you can. He has proven time and time again he can be productive in games whether Lacy plays or not. Lacy injured his groin Sunday and while it doesn’t seem like Lacy thought he would miss time, he will need to prove he is healthy.

Brandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell is trending in the right direction. He has had three straight games with 7 or more targets. He had a great game against the Washington Redskins, catching 5 passes for 102 yards. I don’t think he will be an every week starter but with this high powered offense, LaFell could be a guy who finds time in your lineup.

Diggin’ Deeper:

Jay Ajayi

Is Jay Ajayi worthy of a stash? (Rich Barnes / Getty Images)

Jay Ajayi

Lamar Miller has been awesome since Dan Campbell was given the head coaching reigns. Jay Ajayi was a player I loved throughout the draft process and hoped he would go to a spot to be successful. Ajayi finally got some work this Sunday, getting 5 carries for 41 yards. He’s a stash more than anything at this point but with the way players have been going down its not crazy to think Ajayi could be productive with some work.

Ka’Deem Carey

Jeremy Langford was the hot name last week and was the name many assumed would replace Matt Forte. While Langford got work, it was Carey who started the game. If you have flexibility in your roster Carey is worth a look. If Carey can produce in his touches, he may steal the majority of the work.

Tevin Coleman

Devonta Freeman has been a monster this season but had his worst game this past Sunday against the 49ers. While it was likely a flukey bad game that won’t continue, Coleman could become more used in this offense. Coleman was the starter before the injury forced him to bench. The way this season has gone who knows if Freeman is the next in a long line of fantasy studs to go down with an injury.

Dontrelle Inman

Another week and another injury to the San Diego Chargers receiving corps. Inman has play making ability and should see targets opposite Steve Johnson. This offense relies heavily on the pass and Inman can be on the other end of passes from Philip Rivers. He wont be a huge catch guy but his explosiveness provides a nice punch to your lineup.

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