Dynasty Football Stock Guide: Week Ten Waivers

Marshawn Lynch vs Green Bay Packers

Dynasty football is all about maximizing value by buying low and selling high. These three players could be available for cheap to help your dynasty team. Plus, one player worth selling high on following the second week of the football season. The tenth in a weekly series for the 2015 NFL season, here is the Dynasty Stock Guide, week ten addition.

Buy Low

Dwayne Harris (WR, New York Giants)

News came out Monday that Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz would not be making his return to the field at any point this year, as he will miss the rest of the reason because of calf surgery. Cruz is due over seven million dollars next season, while counting against the cap for almost ten million dollars. If the Giants cut Cruz, Harris has the opportunity to fill in as the second or third receiver permanently. Harris was signed as a free agent from the Cowboys this offseason, and agreed to what many saw as a head-scratching deal for five years and $17.5 million. Used almost solely as a return man in Dallas, Harris has now flashed ability and production as a true wide receiver in the Giants offense, logging six receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown in week ten against the Patriots. With Odell Beckham Jr. receiving almost all of defenses attention, Harris received a career high nine targets this week, and had five more targets than fellow wide receiver Rueben Randle. The Giants are on bye this week, so if you need to wait a week to drop a player Harris should remain available into next week. He’s slowing becoming the second wide receiver in the Giants offense, and is certainly trending up.

 

Brock Osweiler (QB, Denver Broncos)

Coming on in relief following an ugly yet record setting performance for Peyton Manning, Osweiler threw for 146 yards, one touchdown and one interception while going 14 of 24 passing on the day against the Chiefs. If your dynasty league is either two quarterbacks or super-flex then Osweiler is the top waiver target of the week. Reports from ESPN’s Adam Schefter surfaced Monday that Peyton Manning was dealing with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot, and he will miss at least the Broncos’ week eleven game against the Bears. There’s a non-zero possibility that we have seen the last of Manning, if not for his career than perhaps for this season. Osweiler therefore becomes a speculative quarterback add for dynasty teams, as the Broncos may choose to ride it out with Osweiler to see what they have in the former Arizona State product.

 

Jamize Olawale (RB, Oakland Raiders)

This is more of an update to my week nine piece, as I suggested picking up Taiwan Jones as the handcuff to Latavius Murray. However, it appears that Olawale is the back to own behind Murray in Oakland, as he received eight touches in week ten (five carries and three receptions). He totaled 59 yards from scrimmage on Sunday, running for 24 yards while gaining a total of 35 yards through the air. Murray owners should absolutely grab Olawale as the handcuff in Oakland. Murray has dealt with injuries this year, and Jamize Olawale may be worth the pickup if your team is hurting at the running back position.

 

Sell High

Marshawn Lynch (RB, Seattle Seahawks)

Selling Lynch could be the move for your dynasty team, as his name alone could net you some very valuable assets for a possible rebuild. Amazingly, Lynch has topped 100 yards rushing only once this entire season, and he’s only found the end zone three times. In addition, he’s averaged 4.0 yards per carry or above in only three of of his seven games this season. Lynch is clearly not fully healthy, and with his age his career could be on the decline even if he returns to full health. Selling Lynch to a team desperate for running back help could be a steal if Lynch continues on his current trajectory.

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