It’s Week 10 in the NFL with some teams starting to looking ahead to the postseason while others are already thinking about 2014. Last week brought historic play, injuries and some disappointments. Teams are still enjoying their bye weeks but fantasy football goes on and it’s time to look at the waiver wire for Week 10.
Case Keenum (Houston Texans): Benching a healthy Matt Schaub in favor of third stringer Case Keenum appears to be paying off for the Texans. He is starting to regain his form from college, throwing for 350 yards and three touchdown passes against the Indianapolis Colts last week.
After a 271-yard game in his first week as a starter, Keenum has now gone 35 of 59, 621 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions in two games.
He’s building a rapport with wide receiver Andre Johnson (two touchdowns in Sunday’s game) and now it looks like the job could be his to lose for the rest of the season. This week the Texans will play the Arizona Cardinals.
Nick Foles (Philadelphia Eagles): Foles threw for 406 yards with a historic seven touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders last week. Don’t expect him to duplicate this again in Week 10 against the Aaron Rodgerless Green Bay Packers.
In six games (three starts), Foles has gone 74 of 118, 1,028 yards, 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions. He has a 127.4 quarterback rating and has averaged 251.3 passing yards over nine career starts.
While he may not be the ideal Chip Kelly quarterback, he gives the Eagles the best chance to win.
Riley Cooper (Philadelphia Eagles): Behind every good quarterback is his offensive weapons. With Foles at the helm, Copper’s production rises. In last week’s game, he caught five passes for 139 yards and a season-high three touchdowns. Again, don’t think this will be business as usual but his value and targets should increase.
Doug Baldwin (Seattle Seahawks): With Sidney Rice out for the season and Percy Harvin still absent, the next man up may be Baldwin. He was a favorite of quarterback Russell Wilson last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with his six catches (10 targets), 75 yards and one touchdown. His production could rise until Harvin returns.
Aaron Dobson (New England Patriots): Dobson had a career day on Sunday with his five catches (nine targets) for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is becoming more confident with Dobson. While tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola are back on the field and will be the attention of defenses, look for Dobson’s speed and quickness to allow him to become a deep threat for the Patriots with consistent targets.
Rashad Jennings (Oakland Raiders): With an injured Darren McFadden
again on the sidelines, Jennings has stepped up. Last week he ran for 102 yards and a touchdown but he also has value in the passing game with his seven receptions for 72 yards versus the Eagles.
There’s no timetable for McFadden’s return so look for Jennings’ workload to continue rising. Helping his case is upcoming games against the New York Giants, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and the Dallas Cowboys as they have all been challenged containing the run this season.
Timothy Wright (Tampa Bay Buccaneers): While still winless for the season, there appears to be some chemistry developing between quarterback Mike Glennon and Timothy Wright. In last week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, Wright caught all four targets that came his way; this included a 58-yarder and a touchdown.
This represented the player’s second consecutive game with a score.
Without wide receiver Mike Williams, the versatile Wright should see his production increase. Coming up, the Bucs play the Miami Dolphins, the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions. Can this tight end help his team see a win?
This week, the Titans play the winless Jacksonville Jaguars–also known as the team that has given up the second-greatest number of points per game to opposing defenses and the worse team for points per game. In their last five games, the Titans defense has forced numerous turnovers in four of these games including last week’s two forced fumbles versus the St. Rams. They also sacked quarterback Kellen Clemens twice.
Throughout the season, the Titans have sat at the top ten for defense and should continue forcing turnovers, especially against the Jaguars.