Top waiver wire pickups for Week 10
Shane Vereen (NE): I have Vereen last in the running backs section simply because he is not eligible to play yet, but he will be the best of this group once he takes the field. As I said last week, his role on passing downs will get him about 50% of the snaps, while he'll get addition playing time as a wide receiver and occasional early-down back. He's a big part of a top-ten scoring offense - get him on your team if you can.
Aaron Dobson (NE): Kenbrell Thompkins is officially in the doghouse, which means that Dobson has the starting perimeter receiver gig more or less to himself. The rookie played on 90.6% of the Patriots' snaps in Week 9 and burned the Steelers for a 5/130/1 line. His chemistry with Tom Brady is finally coming to fruition, and he could possibly end up being a monster fantasy scorer when he comes out of the team's Week 10 bye.
Doug Baldwin (SEA): Sidney Rice is out for the season, and the Seahawks look like they will play it safe with Percy Harvin by holding him out through their Week 12 bye. That leaves Baldwin as a starting receiver in an explosive offense. The 25-year-old UDFA posted his best line of the season in Week 9 with six catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. He takes on two porous secondaries (ATL and MIN) over the next two weeks.
Mike Brown (JAX): Though he was not able to take advantage of Justin Blackmon's early-season suspension due to a back injury, Brown is now healthy and ready to take advantage of Blackmon's season-ending suspension. Over his past three games, Brown has 12 catches for 212 yards and a touchdown. With Blackmon suspended indefinitely, Brown will be the No. 2 receiver for the remainder of the season. He should get plenty of targets on a team that is almost always playing from behind.
Riley Cooper (PHI): As was the case with Foles, don't get too excited about Cooper's 5/139/3 line from Week 9 - he won't get to roast D.J. Hayden every week. That being said, Cooper has had strong performances in each of the last three games that Foles has been behind center. They seem to be developing a strong chemistry and Foles should continue to look for his massive target on a regular basis. He's worth an add if you need a receiver, but keep in mind that Cooper did not have a hundred-yard game in his career until Week 6 of this year - his fourth season in the league. Don't expect him to maintain this lofty production.