This season has been extremely unpredictable when it comes to choosing a starting lineup for fantasy. Trying to guess when to sit a star and start a sleeper can give you a headache, especially this season with so many players being inconsistent.
The wide receiver position in particular has not been very reliable or productive this year. Choosing which receivers to start on a weekly basis has been difficult and frustrating for fantasy owners worldwide. The secret to finding production from your receivers on a weekly basis this season has been to keep a two- or three-man corps of really good receivers and cycle out the other three or four slots.
The mediocre players don't have great games every week so you really have to predict, pick and choose. The waiver wire is more valuable than you truly believe.
There are gems on a weekly basis just waiting to be picked up. It doesn't necessarily mean they will be the best fit for your team the following weeks, but if for even just one week a player is beneficial to your team then add him. It's really that simple. There's no need to keep a player that you think has upside.
It's not a dynasty, just a single season.
The following three receivers are great additions for Week 10 and should be fairly productive for the remainder of the season.
WR Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans - 68% owned by Yahoo! Fantasy owners
Nate Washington has been one of the most reliable players that finds himself on and off the waiver wire constantly. In Week 10 Washington and the Titans go up against the Miami Dolphins who have given up the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.
Washington is a great start for this Sunday because the Dolphins have the 30th overall ranked passing defense, allowing 298.3 yards per game. Coming off of a Week 9 game where he was only targeted two times, you can expect Washington to be much more active.
The veteran out of Tiffin University is a must-add and must-start this week. Washington has recorded at least 10 Yahoo! Fantasy points in three games so far this season. Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins will be another one of those games.
WR Kevin Ogletree, Dallas Cowboys - 18% owned by Yahoo! Fantasy owners
Kevin Ogletree hasn't been a consistent fantasy threat this season, however, when he is called upon he makes big plays. Ogletree recorded 15.60 Yahoo! Fantasy points making three receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown against Atlanta.
In a huge division game this week against the Philadelphia Eagles, Ogletree should be a recurring target to Tony Romo. It looks as if Demarco Murray will be sidelined once again and Felix Jones is still shaky. So, Ogletree should see some increased touches because the Cowboys will be attempting to attack through the air quite a bit.
Although he hasn't been consistent, if you need to fill a spot on your roster this week Ogletree should get you at least 10 points. Expect a touchdown and at least 50 yards.
WR Donald Jones, Buffalo Bills
As the season has progressed Donald Jones has seen an increased role in the Buffalo offense. Now in his third year with Buffalo, Jones is finally beginning to see some action. Jones has the potential to be a very successful receiver.
Going up against the New England Patriots this Sunday, Jones is a must-start. The Patriots have given up the 8th most fantasy points to wide receivers this season and have the 28th overall ranked passing defense, allowing 281.1 passing yards per game. Also, with Steve Johnson questionable Jones could see much more action.
I truly believe Donald Jones will have a breakout game this week in a divisional battle against the Patriots either scoring multiple touchdowns or gaining over 100 yards. Add him while you can because Jones will be a threat for the rest of the 2012-'13 NFL Season.
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