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We have helped you through the byes since Week 4, but now you are going to be hit the hardest. This Is the most disruptive bye week of the season, as six teams will be idle. The Broncos, Texans, Jaguars, Patriots, Eagles and Redskins all will be off in Week 10. You could compile a pretty good Fantasy starting lineup from the teams that are not playing this week:
QB – Tom Brady
RBs – Leonard Fournette, Phillip Lindsay
WRs – DeAndre Hopkins, Julian Edelman, Courtland Sutton
Flex – Carlos Hyde
TE – Zach Ertz
K – Josh Lambo
DST – New England
So as you can see, Fantasy owners will have to replace significant players at every position this week. But we are all dealing with the same challenges, so you are not at a true disadvantage. Especially when you consult this column every week.
Week 10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets
Devin Singletary, Bills (54.0 percent owned in NFL.com leagues): The exciting rookie had a breakout game in Week 9, with 140 yards from scrimmage and a TD against Washington. He may be available in many 10-team leagues, and if he is unavailable in yours, Singletary is a good trade target if you need some RB help. Some owners may not have fully bought into him after one impressive outing, but you should, as he is a needed sparkplug in the Buffalo offense.
Damien Williams, Chiefs (56.9): Many owners dropped him, as Williams failed to score 10 Fantasy Points in a game after Week One. But he rushed for 125 yards and a TD in Week 9, with the bulk of his output coming on a 91-yard scoring run. That play may have been a signal to the Chiefs that Williams still has the ability to add some needed fuel to the running game, and he could re-emerge as a quality flex play in Fantasy Football.
J.D. McKissic, Lions: The former Seahawk caught a 26-yard TD pass against Oakland in Week 9, and finished with 72 yards from scrimmage. The Lions are going to be a heavy passing team for the rest of the season, and McKissic's skill set is mainly suited to being a receiving RB. He could start to see more receptions out of the backfield going forward and could be a decent PPR bye week fill-in.
Josh Gordon, Seahawks (48.7): The newest Seahawk should be an immediate add if he is available in your league. Gordon will be an instant Fantasy WR4 as he slides into the Russell Wilson-led offense. As we have already seen with DK Metcalf, Wilson operates ideally with WRs that have dynamic size/speed skill sets. Gordon will be a downfield and goal line area TD target right away. He is a prime add for Fantasy WR depth. He should be available in many 12-team leagues.
Zach Pascal, Colts (3.2): The Colts' top wideout, T.Y. Hilton, could be out a few weeks with a calf injury, and Pascal stepped forward to operate as the team's No. 1 WR in Week 9. Pascal caught five passes for 76 yards and a TD against the Steelers. He also had 106 yards and two TDs in Week 7. If he is available in your league, Pascal may be the top WR waiver claim of the week. He is also a good lower-level trade target if you need some WR depth.
DeVante Parker, Dolphins (5.3): Parker is a regular scoring threat, having caught TD passes in four of his last five games. Miami has also unfortunately lost impressive rookie Preston Williams for the season, so Parker should start to see a heck of a lot of targets from frequent gunslinger Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Noah Fant. Broncos (3.8): The very promising rookie finished with 115 receiving yards, including a 75-yard catch-and-run score in Week 9. It was the best performance of his young career so far. Fant has a lot of upside as a pass-catcher, as a big target with superb quickness and gears after the catch for a TE. He may now operate as the Broncos' No. 2 pass-catcher with Emmanuel Sanders gone.
Jacob Hollister (0.1): The Seahawks' overtime hero in Week 9 caught two TD passes in the win over Tampa Bay. Hollister showed flashes of potential during the preseason and is starting to emerge as a more frequent target for Wilson on key passing downs. He should be considered a Fantasy TE2 add who may be useful during the bye weeks, or if you deal with any injury issues.
Seahawks Fantasy Update
With 378 passing yards and five TD passes, Wilson was easily the highest-scoring Fantasy QB of Week 9, with 39.22 points on NFL.com. He is also the No. 1 Fantasy QB on the season, with 224.50 points, nearly 20 points ahead of Deshaun Watson. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf were the first and third highest scoring WRs of Week 9. Lockett caught 13 passes for 152 yards and two TDs for a career-best 40.20 Fantasy Points. Metcalf caught six passes for 123 yards and a TD for his most prolific Fantasy performance so far (27.00). Lockett is now the third-highest Fantasy scoring WR in 2019. Hollister was the fourth highest scoring Fantasy TE of Week 9 with 19.70 points.
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