Week 10 IDP Waiver Wire

IDP Waiver Wire

Will Compton has earned his spot at inside linebacker after Mason Foster has landed on IR.

As we’re moving into week 10 of the NFL season, waiver wire pickings are getting slim for the contenders left in every fantasy league. If your team is sitting at 6-3 or 5-4, a few wrong start/sit choices or timely injuries could derail your playoff hopes, while teams at 4-5 and 3-6 need to catch a hot streak and most likely win-out the rest of the season to make the playoffs. I’m digging deep for this week’s waiver wire article, hoping that some of these players can possibly take your teams from the outside of the playoff bubble into contention.

Before we start off with this week’s top IDP waiver wire adds, let’s highlight some top pickups featured in last week’s IDP waiver wire article. Of the seven players recommended, a few were on a bye last week, but both Leger Douzable (DT, SF) and Brock Coyle (LB, SF) left their marks on the field. Douzable played in 56 of the 49ers 77 defensive snaps and finished the game with six solo tackles and one assist. Coyle has been a large part of the 49ers defenses ever since they released NaVorro Bowman and he continued to impress this week with seven solo tackles and one assist over the course of 64 snaps.

Now let’s move on to our top IDP waiver wire pickups for week 10!


Terrell McClain (DT, WAS)

Breakout defensive linemen have been hard to find the past few weeks, but Terrell McClain has been a consistent defensive lineman option in the Redskins last two games. McClain has seen an uptick in snaps since Johnathan Allen’s season-ending injury, and with another positive matchup against the Vikings this weekend, all variables are in his favor for another solid week.

Will Compton (ILB, WAS)

After the Redskins signed Zach Brown to a one-year deal back in April, it seemed like Will Compton would be an afterthought for the 2017 season. While that premise did hold true for the first half of the season, a season-ending injury to Mason Foster has now sprung Compton back into fantasy relevance. After splitting snaps at inside linebacker with Martrell Spaight in week 8, Compton played in 82 of 83 snaps for the Redskins this past weekend and should be a consistent option moving forward.

Connor Barwin (OLB, LAR)

With a sack in four of the Rams last six games, Connor Barwin has been an efficient pass rusher in his ninth professional season. Barwin has been an excellent fit as an outside linebacker in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense that has been newly implemented in Los Angeles, and with an excellent matchup in week 10, Barwin makes for a great pickup. The Rams will host Houston and look to get after Tom Savage, who has been sacked a total of 12 times in two starts this season.

Adrian Colbert (DB, SF)

The San Francisco 49ers have experienced terrible injury luck this year, and Jaquiski Tartt has been the latest victim in the 49ers defensive backfield. In back-to-back weeks, San Francisco has lost both Jimmie Ward and Tartt to the injured reserve and now look to move forward with Eric Reid and Adrian Colbert as their starting safeties. The 49ers have one of the worst offensives in the league in time of possession, leading their defense to always be on the field, upping the number of opportunities their players have to up their tackle count.

Josh Jones (DB, GB)

After a phenomenal breakout performance in week 3 against the Bengals, Packers rookie Josh Jones was put on the back burner with the rest the Green Bay defense healthy once again. Injuries to Packers safeties Kentrell Brice and Morgan Burnett have reopened the door for Jones, who played in 100% of snaps in Green Bay’s week 9 loss to Detroit on Monday. As long as Jones is starting and playing a majority of snaps from up in the box near the linebackers, he has the ability to be among the top tier of fantasy safety options.

Bradley McDougald (FS, SEA)

As Earl Thomas continues to struggle while recovering from injury, his replacement Bradley McDougald makes for a solid plug-and-play option this week against the Cardinals. The Seahawks play on Thursday night this week, and with the short rest, it is yet to be seen if Thomas can recover in time for the quick turnaround game. McDougald looks to be just a one week option, as Thomas should be fully recovered after this week.


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