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Week 10 Waiver Wire: Breaking Down Top Must-Add Players

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 03:  Running back Mike James #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushes against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 3, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Buccaneers 27-24 in overtime.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 7, 2013

Managing a championship roster in fantasy football entails a whole lot more than just drafting well and setting the right lineups each week. 

In order to dominate your league, you've got uncover gems on the waiver wire.

Here I'll examine a handful of must-add players heading into the weekend and highlight three sure to shine in Week 10.

*Availability and scoring statistics according to ESPN Fantasy

 

Week 10 Waiver Wire Must-Adds
PlayerOwn %Average PointsWeek 10 Opponent
QB Nick Foles, Eagles36.911.0Packers
WR Riley Cooper, Eagles22.78.0Packers
WR Brandon LaFell, Panthers5.36.349ers
WR Doug Baldwin, Seahawks14.25.9Falcons
RB Rashad Jennings, Raiders30.95.4Giants
QB Case Keenum, Texans8.05.1Cardinals
RB Mike James, Bucs23.63.5Dolphins
RB Shonn Greene, Titans51.81.5Jaguars
ESPN Fantasy

 

Case Keenum, Houston Texans, QB

Own Percentage: 8.0 

Average Points: 5.1

Week 10 Opponent: Arizona Cardinals

Houston Texans undrafted rookie passer Case Keenum has been awfully impressive in his first two career starts in the NFL and is certainly a worthwhile addition to anyone's roster heading into Week 10.

Surprisingly, Keenum is still available in a majority of leagues across the country despite throwing for 350 yards and three touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9. In just a few weeks, the former Houston Cougar has gained tremendous confidence under center and has developed a productive relationship with No. 1 receiver Andre Johnson.

Keenum found Johnson nine times for 229 yards and three touchdowns last weekend and should be able to pick out his favorite target plenty on Sunday when he faces off against an Arizona Cardinals secondary that has surrendered 14 passing touchdowns in eight games and currently ranks 24th in fewest passing yards allowed. 

Whether you're lineup is still reeling following the injury to Aaron Rodgers on Monday night or you're looking to get more production from the quarterback spot, Keenum is a fantastic add this week.

 

Mike James, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, RB

Own Percentage: 23.6

Average Points: 3.5

Week 10 Opponent: Miami Dolphins 

With Buccaneers running back Doug Martin still out with a torn labrum in his shoulder, backup Mike James is a must-add as Week 10 approaches. 

The rookie runner exploded for 158 yards last week against the Seattle Seahawks and will have a favorable matchup against the Miami Dolphins this week on Monday Night Football. The Dolphins rank 21st in the league in fewest rushing yards allowed this season and gave up 163 yards total to the Cincinnati Bengals their last time out.

It's unlikely that James will surpass the 150-yard mark on the ground or toss another touchdown pass in Week 10, but he should be able to find the end zone at least once considering that only six teams have allowed more rushing touchdowns than Miami in 2013.

James' ability to hit the open hole and shake off arm tackles is encouraging, especially for owners who are able to claim him off waivers before Monday night.

 

Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles, WR

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 03:  Riley Cooper #14 of the Philadelphia Eagles scores on a sixty three yard pass play during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 3, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henders
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Own Percentage: 22.7

Average Points: 8.0

Week 10 Opponent: Green Bay Packers 

Philadelphia's Riley Cooper isn't going to have too many more three-touchdown games in 2013, but he's clearly developed a strong on-field relationship with quarterback Nick Foles, who is on fire after throwing seven touchdowns in Week 9 at Oakland.

While Cooper was a dud in Week 8 against the New York Giants, he's been a notable performer for the most part since Foles took the reigns. He's been targeted at least five times in each of the past four games and has racked up 360 receiving yards and four touchdowns over that time.

In Week 10, Cooper and the Eagles will be up against a suspect secondary in Green Bay. The Packers rank 26th in the NFL in fewest yards-per-reception allowed and are giving up nearly two passing touchdowns per game.

And after seeing Bears backup Josh McCown pick the Pack apart in Week 9, you've got to like Cooper's chances of turning out another impact performance this Sunday. 

 

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