The Wire: Week 10 Fantasy Waiver Wire Tips
How about that Doug Martin? If I had to project his statistics on the night, I probably would have said something around 20 rushes for 65 yards. For a team that just lost all-pro guard Carl Nicks for the season with a toe injury and is already missing their other pro-bowl guard Davin Joseph, he was going to be in for a tough day, right?
Instead, the man they call “muscle hamster” in Tampa put up 272 total yards and four rushing touchdowns recording the third highest fantasy score of all-time.
1. Clinton Portis, RB, Denver Broncos — 55.40 fantasy points (2003)
2. Shaun Alexander, RB, Seattle Seahawks – 53.10 fantasy points (2002)
3. Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — 51.20 fantasy points (2012)
4. Mike Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos — 49.60 fantasy points (2000)
5. Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles — 49.32 fantasy points (2010)
If you had to be up against that, all you can do is laugh. Especially if you traded him away for Greg Jennings, which is exactly what happened in our NFLDU editors league.
The names on The Wire might not put up 50-plus fantasy points, but with the playoff stretch coming upon us you don’t want to miss out on any hot hands.
PICK ‘EM UP
Brandon Myers TE, OAK – 8 Receptions for 59 yds 2 TD’s – 17.90 Fantasy Points
He finally made it into the end-zone. Brandon Myers has been consistently scoring around 5 fantasy points every week but hadn’t been able to haul in a touchdown catch until this week. He was targeted a team-high 13 times against the Bucs and has developed into one of Carson Palmer’s favourite targets. He’s available in 94% of NFL.com leagues and will likely be the most added player this week.
Russell Wilson QB, SEA – 16/24 for 173 yards 3 TD’s, 9 carries for 27 yds – 21.62 Fantasy Points
Wilson had a solid game during the Seahawks win over the Vikings this past week. Whilst Wilson doesn’t throw the ball often, he utilizes the play-action pass opportunities that Marshawn Lynch creates with great success. He will be a great bye week spot start for any RG3 owners when he plays the New York Jets this week and he is available in 90% of leagues.
T.Y. Hilton WR, IND – 6 Receptions for 102 yds 1 TD – 16.30 Fantasy Points
Andrew Luck is good. The Colts trust him with the ball in his hands and they average 42 pass attempts per game so far this season. T.Y. Hilton has been making the most of his opportunities and he’s going to have a chance at a big week against Jacksonville. Donnie Avery might not play after he injured his hip last week and since the Colts have a short week playing on Thursday Night Football he might not suit up for the game. If this is the case Hilton could be in for another big week. He’s available in 99% of leagues.
Chris Ivory RB, NO – 10 carries for 48 yds 1 TD, 1 Reception for 2 yds – 11 Fantasy Points
There are simply too many mouths to feed in the New Orleans back-field. Ivory’s value is very touchdown dependent and that is hard to predict. When Sproles returns he will also probably return to the inactive list.
Michael Spurlock WR, JAC – 5 Receptions for 35 yds 1 TD – 9.50 Fantasy Points
Sorry Jacksonville fans, but that offense is bad. You just can’t trust any receiver on the Jaguars roster.
New Orleans Saints D – 21 Fantasy Points
Do not be fooled, this defence stinks. Prior to this game the Saints D has only scored 29 fantasy points. They also have a pretty rough schedule coming up and are not worth a spot on your roster.
Who will you be targeting this week?