Nov 7, 2010
Week 10 is the last week of bye weeks on the NFL schedule. So fantasy football owners can rejoice, as the need to reshuffle rosters on a weekly basis due to off weeks is mercifully coming to an end. However, the coming week does bring the first of seven weeks in a row where there will be at least one Thursday game, with three games of course on Thanksgiving. Which means roster maneuvering will need to be done a little earlier in the week in anticipation of earlier lineup deadlines. We are now entering the stretch drive of the fantasy football season in most (if not all) leagues, and one or two shrewd rosters moves can easily propel owners into contention for a title.
If you find yourself in need of a little roster refreshing, take a look at our “Week 10 Waiver Wire Pick Them Ups” list for recommendations at each position.
Quick Note: If you want to drop a player to add one of the players from this article, make sure to check out the Fantasy Football Waiver Wire - Cut Them Loose article and see if anyone on your roster is a Bruno Boys’ recommendation to drop. Remember to visit our forums to get your questions answered about waiver wire candidates, players to drop or anything related to fantasy football.
QUARTERBACKS - PICK THEM UP
David Garrard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Garrard is coming off a four touchdown, 260-yard game against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8 as his up and down 2010 continued. The Jaguars take on the Houston Texans in Week 10, so he could make it two strong performances on each side of the team’s bye week. The Texans entered Week 9 with the league’s worst pass defense and have allowed multiple passing touchdowns in every game but one this season. Among the quarterbacks who have a bye this week are Drew Brees and Philip Rivers, so fantasy owners who will be without either of those guys may find Garrard to be a solid fill-in. He is available in 73 percent of Yahoo! leagues right now, and is a least a solid QB2 going forward.
Troy Smith (San Francisco 49ers)
In Week 8 against the Denver Broncos, Smith made his first start for the 49ers and went 12-for-19 for 196 yards and a touchdown as he led the team to a victory in London. He also ran for a touchdown, which adds to his fantasy potential. 49ers’ head coach Mike Singletary said Smith will continue to be the team’s starting quarterback going forward, and his upcoming schedule could make him a solid fantasy option. San Francisco takes on the St. Louis Rams in Week 10, followed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals in Week 11 and Week 12. Smith could make for a usable QB2 over the next couple weeks with those favorable-looking matchups. He should be available in nearly all fantasy leagues at the moment.
Quarterbacks Watch List: Colt McCoy (Cleveland Browns), Jason Campbell (Oakland Raiders), Kerry Collins (Tennessee Titans), Shaun Hill (Detroit Lions), Rex Grossman (Washington Redskins)
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