Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Pickups

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2023

Every week, Nate Hamilton will cover fantasy football waiver wire pickups. Read his Week 10 Waiver Wire picks and FAAB tips (Free-Agent Acquisition Budget) for fantasy football.

DomiNate the Waiver Wire for Week 10

We are now in the home stretch to the fantasy football playoffs! Are your teams ready to make a championship run? It’s one thing to have a great starting lineup in the regular season, but adding those key depth pieces will save you come playoff time.

Each week presents us with a new opportunity to strengthen our fantasy squads. Keep reading to find out who you should be grabbing off the waiver wire for Week 10.

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I will include a dollar range of your free agent acquisition budget (FAAB) that you should consider bidding for each player.

(Note: Roster % is as listed for Yahoo! Fantasy leagues. FAAB bid range is based on a $100 budget.)

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Pickups

Nelson Agholor, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (24%)

I’ll just keep writing about Nelson Agholor until he’s over 50% rostered. I’m not sure what else he needs to do to increase his roster percentage in fantasy leagues.

Sure, he put up a zero in Week 8, but that was only because of the windy weather conditions in that game. The entire offense struggled and the Raiders’ wide receivers totaled just 34 yards.

Prior to that game, Agholor scored in 3 consecutive games and picked it back up where he left off in Week 9. He totaled 55 yards and yet another touchdown. He also now leads the Raiders in touchdown receptions.

  • Nelson Agholor FAAB bid range: $15-$20

Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (54%)

Giovani Bernard has double-digit fantasy points in each of his last three games. He has proven that he can fill in as the lead back when needed for Cincinnati.

He is rostered in only half of fantasy leagues, a 19% drop since last week, and will likely continue to drop with Joe Mixon expected to return in Week 10.

However, the return of Mixon doesn’t necessarily mean the end of Bernard’s production. Bernard has four touchdowns in his last three games (two rushing and two receiving) and has done enough to earn touches regardless of when Mixon returns.

We also don’t know if Mixon will remain healthy. If you were someone who dropped Mike Davis because of the return of Christian McCaffrey, you should know the value of holding on to players like Bernard.

  • Giovani Bernard FAAB bid range: $9-$12

Marquez Valdes-Scantling could be a sleeper fantasy football waiver wire pickup for Week 10.
Nov 5, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) celebrates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after catching a pass to score a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Wayne Gallman Jr., RB, New York Giants (25%)

Wayne Gallman has kept the Giants’ run game alive in the last three weeks. During that span, Gallman has been a high-end RB2.

The RB’s carries have increased in each of the last three games and he’s scored a touchdown in all three contests. He’s definitely making a case for an increased role in this offense, even when Devonta Freeman comes back.

The Giants’ offense isn’t the best, but they have put up 20+ points in each of the games that Gallman serbed as their feature back.

  • Wayne Gallman Jr. FAAB bid range: $7-$10

Richie James, WR, San Francisco 49ers (2%)

Richie James stepped up in a big way in Week 9. Most of the key starters for the 49ers were out due to COVID-19 or injury.

He caught 9 of his 13 targets for 184 yards and a touchdown. He may not sit atop the team’s WR depth chart, but this performance could have just earned more snaps in this offense with an elite-level output on a nationally televised game.

There is reason for caution as James was only featured due to lack of options for quarterback, Nick Mullens. Don’t break the bank for him, but he’s worth an add to see if he gets increased work in Week 10.

  • Richie James FAAB bid range: $3-$5

Week 10 Waiver Wire: Adds for Deep Leagues ($1-$6 FAAB)

Kalen Ballage, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (1%)

Kalen Ballage came out of nowhere for the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 9. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry and rushed 15 times for 69 yards and a touchdown. Ballage also caught two of his three targets.

This could very well be a fluke game for Ballage, but he was the most efficient option in the Chargers’ backfield last week. With Austin Ekeler‘s situation up in the air, Ballage could have just earned himself more playing time moving forward.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers (15%)

Marquez Valdes-Scantling could be fool’s gold for Week 10 and beyond. But if you’re hurting at the wide receiver position, you may want to have a piece of a revived Green Bay offense led by none other than Aaron Rodgers.

MVS only caught 2 passes in Week 9, but both of them resulted in scores. There is a chance Rodgers may want to look MVS’s way a bit more now that two of his last four throws to him put points on the board for the Packers.

Olamide Zaccheaus, WR, Atlanta Falcons (0%)

If you add Olamide Zaccheaus, do so with the expectations of him sitting on your bench when Calvin Ridley is playing. However, he is a great handcuff for Ridley managers.

Zaccheaus did a nice job stepping up with Ridley absent in Week 9. He caught four of his six targets for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Throw a dollar or two at him and keep him on ice should Ridley miss more time. The truth is, he is a non-factor in fantasy and the Falcons’ offense unless injuries present him with the opportunity.

Nate Hamilton is a regular contributor to the fantasy football industry and brings his nearly two decades of experience as a fantasy football player to The Game Day. He also writes The Game Day’s weekly DFS tips article.

He provides advice & analysis on a daily basis via Twitter (@DomiNateFF). He has previously written content for FantasyPros, The Fantasy Footballers, and Fantrax. He is a co-author of Amazon’s #1 Best Selling “The Fantasy Football Black Book” with Joe Pisapia. Nate hosts his solo podcast “The DomiNate Fantasy Football Show" and performs weekly AMA live streams on Twitter/Periscope. He is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA).

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Nate Hamilton

Nate Hamilton is a regular contributor to the fantasy football industry. He has produced content for some of the top fantasy football sites including FantasyPros, The Fantasy Footballers, Fantasy Data, FantraxHQ, and currently The Game Day! He is a co-author of Amazon's #1 Best Selling "The Fantasy Football Black Book" with Joe Pisapia. Nate is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA).

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