Week 10 Wide Receiver & Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups
WR – Adam Humphries – Adam Humphries is widely available around the industry and has produced double-digit scoring weeks in three of his last four. Humphries is better suited for PPR scoring leagues, given the touchdown production isn’t going to hold like last week. We have seen DeSean Jackson start to fade in snaps, as he voiced his displeasure for Tampa. Humphries has played over 50 snaps in every week since the bye in Week 5. Humphries has 26 targets over the last three weeks, and Tampa Bay’s defense is going to continuously keep the volume high for the Bucs passing game. Humphries is worth a look in a WR3 or FLEX role as the Bye Weeks keep coming.
WR – Courtland Sutton – For those in leagues where some are a little late to the party, Courtland Sutton is still out there for you. In more competitive leagues, Sutton could have been picked up last week. The Demaryius Thomas trade has opened up snaps and targets for Denver, and Sutton played over 50 snaps last week. He has seen 70% of the team snaps anyway this season, but targets will be more consistent. Sutton has an extremely favorable schedule the rest of the way. Outside of the two matchups against the Chargers, Sutton will face teams in the bottom half in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers.
WR – Marquez Valdes-Scantling – The Packers offense continues to be inconsistent, which is something we have rarely said in the fantasy era. If you hung onto Marquez Valdes-Scantling, then well done, but if you are in need of a WR, go out and grab him. MVS and Courtland Sutton are going to be high priority this week. MVS has seen 60 snaps in three of the last four weeks. The week Geronimo Allison returned, it cut his snaps in half. Allison is predicted to miss the rest of the season, which puts MVS in line for full snaps as a WR2 in this offense. He has been over 100 receiving yards in two of the last three weeks, and has had 27 targets in the last four games.
WR – Maurice Harris – Washington is oddly in the division race, although the Redskins offense continues to be hit or miss. Harris is a deep league pickup if the other two wideouts are not available. He is coming off a ten catch week against Atlanta, and will get Tampa, Houston, and Dallas over the next three weeks. Paul Richardson is going to miss the rest of the season, and Jamison Crowder has not played since Week 5. Harris has been on the rise in snaps due to injuries, and a check down receiver for Alex Smith is going to bode well. Harris has been averaging about five targets a game over the last five weeks, and the Week 9 production might be a starting point for Harris to be more involved.
TE – Chris Herndon – The Jets have not had a fantasy viable tight end in quite some time, but Chris Herndon is risen with 13 targets over the last three weeks. While this doesn’t jump out as monster volume, he has produced over ten fantasy points in three of the last four games. He also has a touchdown in three of the last four. Herndon ranks second on the Jets in red zone targets, seeing 21% of them. Three of his four red zone catches have gone for touchdowns, and both him and Quincy Enunwa should be the targets. Herndon played his highest set of snaps last week since Week 2.