Fantasy Football: Week 10 Best Waiver-wire Targets to Add

As the NFL season enters Week 10, the prospect of missing out on playoffs in fantasy football is very real for some teams. Rescuing a floundering campaign might be difficult, but is not necessarily impossible.

Here's who you should be looking for on the waiver wires this week.

Wide Receiver

Marquez Valdes-Scantling—Green Bay Packers (8.1 fantasy points on average, owned by 20.7 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

The rookie receiver has made the most of Geronimo Allison's absence, receiving for over 100 yards in two of the last three games. The Packers might be struggling but MVS is an excellent flex option to have at this time of the season.

Josh Doctson—Washington Redskins (5.5 fantasy points on average, owned by 17.3 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Doctson scored his first touchdown of the season in Week 9 and has seen 17 targets over the last three weeks. With Paul Richardson out for the season, Doctson is a shrewd addition.

Tre'Quan Smith—New Orleans Saints (5.9 fantasy points on average, owned by 17 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Smith made this list ahead of Week 8 and is developing into one of the Saints' main attacking weapons, New Orleans' offense continues to roll. He scored a touchdown and hauled in two of his three targets in Week 9.

Quarterback

Baker Mayfield—Cleveland Browns (11.8 fantasy points on average, owned by 38 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

The Browns are struggling but showed encouraging signs in their first game under new offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens. Mayfield remains worth a shot.

Nick Mullens—San Francisco 49ers (0.8 fantasy points on average, owned by 3.7 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Mullens enjoyed a dream debut and is in contention to start against the Giants on Monday Night Football. Given how bad the G-Men have struggled badly this season, could he deliver another memorable performance?

Running Back

Theo Riddick—Detroit Lions (6.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 16.5 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Riddick hauled in seven catches in Week 9 after Golden Tate was traded to Philadelphia. While he might struggle to repeat the feat against a Bears defense that ranks as fifth-best in the league, he remains a good flex option.

Elijah McGuire—New York Jets (1.1 fantasy points on average, owned by 9.4 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

McGuire made this column ahead of Week 9 and performed well, rushing for 67 yards and recording 10 touches. With Bilal Powell out for the season, expect McGuire to see a lot of action over the next six weeks.

Duke Johnson—Cleveland Browns (9.4 fantasy points on average, owned by 49.5 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Johnson set a season-high in targets and tied a season-high in routes run in Week 9 as the Browns' post-Todd Haley era began. Increased volume and the fact in Week 10 Cleveland faces a Falcons defense that has allowed the most receptions to running backs in the last four seasons make him a must have.

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Duke Johnson #29 of the Cleveland Browns avoids a tackle by Allen Bailey #97 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 4 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images

Tight End

Chris Herndon—New York Jets (6.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 12.6 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Herndon has scored a touchdown in three of the last four games and tied a career-high four catches in Week 9. The Jets are struggling offensively but he remains a solid option.

Jack Doyle—Indianapolis Colts (4.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 40.4 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

We mentioned Doyle in this column last week—even though the Colts were on a bye—after he played 73 percent of snaps in Week 8, way more than any other Colts' tight end, and hauled in six of his seven targets . He's one of the most effective tight ends in the league.

Benjamin Watson—New Orleans Saints (7.4 fantasy points on average, owned by 48.1 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

As is the case with Smith, Watson is worth adding because the Saints simply cannot stop scoring at the moment. Watson has scored a touchdown in two of the last three games has 13 receptions in the last four.