Preemptive Strike: Week 10

This week we have a quick-hitting edition of Preemptive Strike. Hopefully, I can give you some players to add prior to next week’s waiver wire rush and right from under your league mates’ noses. Here we go!!!!


Check to see if these quarterbacks are available in your waiver wire: Carson Wentz 70% rostered, and Matt Ryan 66% rostered,

Justin Fields, QB - Chicago Bears 25% rostered

Due to bye this week Justin Fields’s roster percentage has fallen to 25%. Grab him now while you can as he should be in store for breakout second half.


Teddy Bridgwater, QB - Denver Broncos 32% rostered

Teddy Bridgewater has all his weapons back and will be on a bye in Week 11, but after that, he should average 20 plus fantasy points the rest of the season. 

Daniel Jones, QB - New York Jets 31% rostered

The dual-threat quarterback is on a bye this week but Daniel Jones could be in store for some shootouts in the second half of the season. 

Cam Newton, QB - Carolina Panthers 15% rostered

For two-quarterback leagues and deeper leagues, Cam Newton is BAAAAACK!!!! Sam Darnold may be done for the year and Newton will have his chance to get his groove back in Carolina. 

Mike White, QB - New York Jets 10% rostered

Mike White is trying to make it a quarterback controversy in New York. White has taken advantage of Chad Wilson’s missing time with his injury, and to be honest, has looked better in this offense.

Running Backs

Check to see if these running backs are available in your waiver wire: Mark Ingram 65% rostered, A.J. Dillon 65% rostered, Alexander Mattison 59% rostered, and J.D. McKissic 57% rostered. 

Rhamondre Stevenson RB - New England 19% rostered

Although Rhamondre Stevenson is currently in the concussion protocol, he could have a chance to play in Week 10 and be an impact player this week and for the second half of the season.


Jordan Howard, RB - Philadelphia Eagles 46% rostered

Blast from past Jordan Howard has been the man in charge since Miles Sanders has been injured reserve. As long as Sanders is out Howard has been the back-to-own in this offense. 

Eno Benjamin, RB - Arizona Cardinals 17% rostered

The Chase Edmond injury opens the door for Eno Benjamin to become fantasy relevant especially in PPR leagues. 

D’Onta Foreman, RB - Tennessee Titans 3% rostered

If you looking for a flyer in deeper leaguers, D’Onta Foreman could be a player to add. Titans are in full running back by committee mode with Derrick Henry out, and he’s splitting early-down touches with Adrian Peterson. 


J.J. Taylor, RB - New England Patriots 1% rostered

Displaying on the fantasy radar this week is J.J. Taylor, with Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson questionable this week. Harris and Stevenson are currently both in the concussion protocol. 

Wide Receivers

Check to see if these wide receivers are available on your waiver wire: Christian Kirk 73% rostered, Hunter Renfrow 73% rostered, Corey Davis, 65% rostered, and Michael Gallup 53% rostered.

Elijah Moore, WR - New York Jets 51% rostered

Elijah Moore has had three consecutive double-digit fantasy point outings including his breakout performance last week with seven receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns. He has a couple of tough match-ups with the Bills and Dolphins, but after that could be in store for some productive games. 

Van Jefferson, WR - Los Angeles Rams 50% rostered

With Robert Woods out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, Van Jefferson will get a chance to make some plays while Odell Beckham Jr. gets acclimated with the offense.


Darnell Mooney, WR - Chicago Bears 45% rostered

Darnell Mooney is on bye this week and could be swimming in your waiver wire pool. Add him now if you can. He is looking like one of Justin Fields’ favorite targets so far. 

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR Cleveland Browns 29% rostered

In wake of Odell Beckham Jr. being waived by the Browns, it appears that Donovan Peoples-Jones is the wide receiver to own in this offense.


Tyler Johnson, WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9% rostered

With Antonio Brown injured and Chris Godwin, not 100%, Tyler Johnson is a name to add if you are in a deeper league, dynasty league, or even in a desperate spot. Tom Brady has looked his way and gave the receiver six targets prior to their bye last week.

Tight Ends

Check to see if these tight ends are available in your waiver wire: Pat Freiermuth 61% rostered, Dawson Knox 73% rostered, and Logan Thomas 54% rostered.

Dan Arnold, TE Jacksonville Jaguars 26% rostered

Dan Arnold has been one of Trevor Lawrence’s favorite weapons this year since being acquired by the Panthers during the season. Arnold has been targeted early and often over the last four games and has averaged 7.5 targets a game.

Evan Engram, TE - New York Giants 32% rostered

Evan Engram has had three consecutive double-digits fantasy point games and is on a bye.  Engram is a tight end to add for those in desperate need of a tight end. 

Cole Kmet, TE - Chicago Bears 18% rostered

Since Fields has taken over as quarterback, Cole Kmet’s target share has steadily risen. Being the Kmet is on a bye this is a great opportunity to add him now before your league mates do.



Titans Defense 58% rostered: Next week the Titans get the pleasure of facing the Texans.

Panthers Defense 30% rostered: In Week 11 the Panthers take on the Football Team at home.

49ers Defense 46% rostered: The 49ers will face-off against the Jaguars in Week 11.

Dolphins Defense 25% rostered: Although they already played this week, keep the Dolphins in mind as they play the Jets next week.

If you would like to discuss this further or have any fantasy questions you may reach me on Twitter at @smooth1074.

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