It is that time of the week again. Time to look around your leagues and cover your injured players, bye weeks and, possibly some deep bench support. Our IDP team will offer up a few players you should be targeting. It kills me when I see zero scores in lineups or just starting a guy because you drafted him with high hopes. Pressed for time? We have your back! Good luck and happy hunting.
Week 10 bye weeks: Kansas City, Oakland, Baltimore and Philadelphia
Adrian Phillips S, Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers have been looking at some different strategies on defense, and Phillips has been a piece of that and should continue to see snaps the rest of the season. Adding some quicks to the defense on early downs as well as passing downs he has flourished the last couple weeks. Like him to hit 5 plus tackles against the Jags. Dan mentioned him last week as a waiver add as well.
David Onyemata DT, New Orleans Saints
David exploded onto the scene and is scoring well in DT premium leagues. In leagues that score assists on par with tackles, he is money. Hitting 5 total tackles against the Bears and 4 against Tampa, I like him to up the ante against the Buffalo Bills. He sees action against the Bills who will need to establish the run game to stay in this one.
Adoree Jackson, CB, Tennessee Titans
I always keep my eye on rookie CBs that start to get more playing time, and Adoree Jackson is one that is also a triple threat. Jackson runs back punts for the Titans, is their 3rd corner, and on Sunday got a carry for 20 yards. He was probably drafted in deep IDP leagues, but if available could give you points in many ways. He had his career high 8 solos also on Sunday.
Tyson Alualu, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Coming off a bye in Week 9, Tyson should be available in your league, and the last 2 games have recorded a sack. With the Colts on the schedule in Week 10, I can see the sack streak continuing.
Adrian Colbert, S, San Francisco 49ers
Jaquiski Tartt is done for the year. Next man up in San Francisco is Colbert. If Colbert can continue his 5 tackle performance taking over for Tartt, he could be a good starter off the wire for the rest of the year.
Jayon Brown, LB, Tennessee Titans
This one may not be a starter for a few weeks or maybe not even until 2018, but Brown is playing in a reserve role and accumulating tackles. He had 5 tackles and an assist Sunday and isn’t even the starter there. I like him as a waiver add to stash for next season. He could go on your taxi squad if rules allow it.
Terrell McClain DT, Washington Redskins
If your leagues require you to start a DT, then McClain is a nice waiver add this week. He has been playing very well the last two weeks and is a nice bye week fill in. In the previous two games, he has recorded twelve tackles and a sack. The tackle numbers are high for that position, so pick him up and ride the hot streak.
Dwight Freeney DE, Seattle Seahawks
Out of football for the first seven weeks, then signed with Seattle. In his two games back, he has posted three sacks. He has always been a great pass rusher and may be just the piece to carry you to a championship. At the least, he is a terrific bye week fill in.
Leger Douzable DE, San Francisco 49ers
He had a breakout performance last week, and I wanted to see what he did for an encore before making him an add. After having five tackles and two sacks versus the Eagles, he followed that up with a seven-tackle performance against the Cardinals. With the bye weeks taking their toll on fantasy teams, he is worth adding. John mentioned him in his Under the Radar Starters last week.
Ryan Smith CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With all the injuries in Tampa’s secondary, they have struggled to find help. Hargreaves has been their best corner, and it’s been a crapshoot outside of him. Smith has been manning the opposite spot and has done well the last two weeks, with fifteen total tackles and two pass breakups. If you need bye week help, he is a nice waiver add to get.
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