Top Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

Top waiver wire pickups for Week 10

11/5/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Tight Ends

Tim Wright (TB): 
Continuing to impress with both his athleticism and his chemistry with Mike Glennon, Wright has now posted rock solid fantasy numbers in three of the past four weeks. He now looks like the primary red zone option with Mike Williams out for the year, leaving him with some nice upside. You can expect 4-5 catches for about 50 yards on a weekly basis from Wright, so any week he scores a touchdown, you'll probably end up with legit TE1 fantasy production.

Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) catches a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field.  Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsJoel Dreessen (DEN): Julius Thomas has a sprained ankle, and while it is not considered a serious injury, the Broncos will not rush him back. If Thomas misses Week 10's game against the Chargers, Dreessen and Jacob Tamme will both get a significant bump in snaps, and we all know that Peyton Manning likes to utilize his tight ends. Dreessen is the better pickup than Tamme, as he gets more looks in the red zone. Something to consider here is that the Chargers have defended tight ends very well; they just held Jordan Reed to four catches for 37 yards - as far as receptions and receiving yards, it was his worst fantasy output of the season.

Defenses

Miami Dolphins: 
There is not a whole lot on the waiver wire this week as far as defenses. The Dolphins, however, have a nice matchup with the winless Buccaneers, who came back down to earth after a surprisingly efficient start against the Seahawks in Week 9. The Buccaneers' 31st ranked offense will have to deal with a Dolphins defense that forced four turnovers against the Bengals on Thursday night. Given what is available this week, this is a solid streaming option.

Houston Texans: Yes, this defense has been wildly disappointing, but they'll have a great chance to turn things around this week against the Cardinals. With Matt Schaub no longer behind center, the team is no longer turning the ball over at a high rate, making life easier on the defense. This has led to the Texans giving up 22.0 points per game over their past two contests, both of which were against strong offenses (KC and IND). They'll now take on the worst group of pass blockers in the NFL. J.J. Watt will have an opportunity to feast on Carson Palmer, and the defense is a solid bet to bounce back as a whole.
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