Fantasy Football 2013: Week 10 Waiver Wire Running Backs
Waiver Wire RBs for Week 10 in Fantasy Football
November 5, 2013
We’re heading into Week 10 in fantasy football, and it’s a rough time for us owners. Bye weeks are in full swing, and we’re dealing with an outbreak of injuries to key players across the league. The running back position was hit especially hard over the weekend, so there are lots of owners looking to the waiver wire right now Add that to those in search of bye-week replacements, and we’ve got a full-fledged crisis on our hands. Let’s take a look at some of the potential waiver adds out there at RB and see which players have the best chance at helping your team through this rough patch.
Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders: Jennings is probably the most-added RB right now, thanks to his solid performance against the Eagles. He managed 102 rush yards and 74 receiving yards, scoring once on 22 touches. Jennings’ big day came via an injured Darren McFadden, who went down with a hamstring injury. DMC has had issues with his hammies before, so there’s a decent chance he may not be available for the Giants game. In that case, Jennings will get the start.
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Chris Ivory, New York Jets: Ivory won’t help you this week, as the Jets are on a bye, but he’s a prudent grab-and-stash if you’ve got the room. He shredded his former team in a 139-yard effort on 18 attempts, resulting in his first TD of the year against the Saints. Ivory now has over 100 yards in two of the last three games, and seems to be hitting his stride as the Jets’ No. 1 option in a run-heavy offense.
Andre Brown, New York Giants: There are a lot of question marks surrounding Brown, but a lot of upside as well. The expectation is that he’ll take the field for the first time in Week 10, fresh off a leg injury sustained in the preseason. He would immediately come in as the top option in the Giants backfield, and boy do they need him right now. It’s hard telling how much work Brown would get against the Raiders, but he’d probably be out there enough to make a decent fantasy impact.
Mike James, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: James did just about everything in the Bucs’ loss to the Seahawks. He rushed for 158 yards on 28 attempts, added eight more on two receptions, and even threw a passing TD. That’s a big improvement over his first start last week, when he only notched 39 rush yards. James and company get the Dolphins in Week 10, and he’s a viable start for those in need of some RB help.
Ben Tate, Houston Texans: If you can still get him, it’s probably wise to snag Tate. Even with four broken ribs, he was effective for the Texans in their loss to the Colts, posting 81 rush yards on 22 attempts. Tate got some extra looks due to No. 1 RB Arian Foster leaving the game early due to a back injury. We’ll have to keep an eye on the developments out of Houston this week, but Tate would get the call once again if Foster can’t go in Arizona.
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