The worst of the NFL’s bye week gauntlet is over, and Week 10 presents some prime opportunities for fantasy football owners.
There only are four teams on byes in Week 10, and the six clubs coming off Week 9 byes could have some players worth adding off the waiver wire as you make early preparations for next weekend.
Here are the top waiver wire options at each position for Week 10.
Quarterback: Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
Palmer might be available in your league after Arizona’s Week 9 bye. If so, grab him. The veteran QB threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns in Week 8 and gets a horrible San Francisco 49ers defense in Week 10.
Other quarterbacks to pursue: Jay Cutler (CHI), Carson Wentz (PHI), Trevor Siemian (DEN)
Running Back: Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
Lewis is expected to return either this week or next, and he should hit the ground running as an essential part of New England’s passing game out of the backfield. The dynamic running back still is unowned in more than half of standard leagues, so scoop him up if you can.
Other running backs to pursue: Chris Ivory (JAX), James Starks (GB), Darren Sproles (PHI), DuJuan Harris (SF)
Wide Receiver: Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans
Matthews has amassed five receiving touchdowns in his last five games and saw a team-high 10 targets in Week 9. With matchups against the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears awaiting, he’s definitely worth an add.
Other wide receivers to target: J.J. Nelson (ARI), Marqise Lee (JAX), Tyrell Williams (SD)
Tight End: C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston Texans
Fiedorowicz’s last name is difficult, but adding him shouldn’t be. He’s available in most leagues despite racking up 24 catches and three touchdowns over a solid five-week span. He’s becoming one of Brock Osweiler’s top targets outside of DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.
Other tight ends to pursue: Zach Miller (CHI), Zach Ertz (PHI)
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