2011 Fantasy Football: NFL Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

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Waiver Wire is our weekly look at players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. We’ll be here all season to let you know which players to watch, who to ignore, and most importantly, who to pick up. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

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Roy Helu WAS | RB

I really hope you picked up Helu before week 9, because now you aren’t going to get him unless you have the #1 waiver. We have been high on Helu all year, and I think the Helu era in Washington has officially begun. It looks like he is going to have added value in PPR leagues as well, he beat the Redskins single game reception record catching 14 passes week 9. (about 35% owned)

Kendall Hunter SF | RB

Hunter was my favorite deep sleeper running back coming into the year, and he might get a chance to start week 10. Gore sprained his ankle and there is a chance he will not be ready for his matchup against the Giants. The Giants give up over 120 yards on the ground, and whichever running back gets the start could be in line for a big game. (about 15% owned)

Jackie Battle KC | RB

I am not in love with Battle, but he is still a starting running back on a decent offense. He is going to get the majority of the carries, and he should get most of the goal line work as well. I don’t think Battle has a huge upside, but you can ever have too much running back depth. (about 70% owned)

Daniel Thomas MIA | RB

Reggie Bush has looked great as of late, but I don’t think it’s time to give up on Thomas just yet. The Dolphins are going to give Bush a lot of touches, but once Thomas is healthy he is going to be a big part of that offense. There is also always the high possibility of a Bush injury, which would obviously put Thomas in a great situation. (about 60% owned)

Tim Tebow DEN | QB

Tebow gave us a glimpse week 9 of what he could do for your fantasy team. Tebow only threw for only 124 yards, but he added to 2 passing TDs and 118 rushing yards. Tebow is never going to give you much value with his arm, but his legs is what makes him a fantasy relevant QB. I don’t think Tebow is going to win any super bowls anytime soon, but he could help you get to your fantasy championship. (about 60% owned)

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Damian Williams TEN | WR

I don’t fully understand why Williams isn’t owned in more leagues. There has to be more than 5% of teams that are looking for a young receiver with a big upside. The Tennessee passing game has been solid this year, and WIlliams is slowly getting more involved in the offense. He has a TD catch in 3 of his last 5 games, and his TD in week 9 was nothing short of amazing. (about 5% owned)

Laurent Robinson DAL | WR

Robinson has looked good for the Cowboys this year, and he is going to get another chance to start a few games with Austin out. Robinson has a TD in each of his last 2 games, and he has a decent matchup coming up against the Bills week 10. He isn’t much more than a temporary solution, but he could put up some big numbers the next few weeks. (about 15% owned)

Steve Breaston KC | WR

The Chiefs played from behind the entire game week 9. This kept Breaston on the field and he was able to take advantage. He racked up 7 catches for over 100 yards, and while doing so he his silenced some of the Baldwin hype. We still think Baldwin has the bigger upside moving forward, but it looks like Breaston is still going to get some targets. (about 40% owned)

Washington WAS | DEF

As or right now the Redskins defense is a top 12 fantasy defense, but they are owned in only 25% of leagues. All of the other top 12 defenses are owned in well over 50% of leagues, so I am not sure why the Redskins aren’t getting any love. With a good matchup against Miami next week I think the Skins are a great pickup and play defense. (about 25% owned)

Jacoby Ford OAK | WR

Right when it looks like Heyward-Bey is the clear #1 WR for Oakland, then here comes Ford. He was one of our favorite deep sleeper wide receivers coming into the year, and he reminded us why week 9. He had 5 catches for over 100 yards, and Ford will also add some return yards in there as well. His involvement in the Raiders offense will more than likely be inconsistent, but he is very talented and does have a big upside. (about 20% owned)

Jake Ballard NYG | TE

Ballard has consistently been a big part of the Giants offense over the last 5 weeks, and he is in line for a big second half this year. WIth guys like Clark going down and Davis not playing well, there are probably a lot of fantasy teams looking for a decent TE. I think there is a good chance that Ballard could be a top 10 fantasy TE in the second half this year. (about 35% owned)

Karlos Dansby MIA | LB

Dansby has 31 solo tackles in the last 4 weeks and he is really starting to get things going for the Miami defense. Dansby has been right at 100 total tackles each of the last 4 years, and he is on pace to do it again this year. He is getting a little older, but he is proving that he still has plenty left in the tank. (about 10% owned)

Early Doucet ARI | WR

Doucet is quietly putting together a solid year. He is on pace for 70 catches 900 yards and 6 TDs, and he is only owned in 35% of leagues. The Cardinals have been playing from behind pretty much the whole season, and with all the attention that Fitzgerald gets Doucet will see a lot of single coverage. (about 35% owned)

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Christopher Ivory NO | RB

Ivory lead the Saints with 15 carries week 9, and he makes the already crowded backfield even more crowded. Once Ingram comes back he will more than likely take back over those carries, but this is a situation to keep a close eye on. (about 5% owned)