NFL Fantasy Football Week 10 Sleepers: 10 Hidden Gems Still Left at WR

Matt LeirdahlContributor IIINovember 9, 2011

NFL Fantasy Football Week 10 Sleepers: 10 Hidden Gems Still Left at WR

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    Though many people have overlooked them all season, players like Jabar Gaffney and Michael Jenkins still have great potential for fantasy football owners.

    Wide receiver is one of the most volatile positions in fantasy football. You never know who is going to perform well and who is going to do nothing.

    Luckily, there are still many options for fantasy football owners on the waiver wire. Week 10 has a plethora of good options for WRs to pick up.

    Here are the 10 best options. 

Eddie Royal

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    Ever since Brandon Lloyd was traded to the St. Louis Rams, the Broncos have been looking for a new No. 1 receiver. 

    Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas both have potential, but not as much as WR Eddie Royal. 

    Royal has been a nonexistent fantasy football player this season, mostly because of his groin injury. 

    Now that he is back, he has been making some nice plays with quarterback Tim Tebow.

    In Week 9, he had two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown.

    Look for big things out of Royal for the rest of the season. 

Jason Avant

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    Jason Avant may be one of the most underrated players on the high-powered Philadelphia Eagles offense. 

    As the Eagles continue to struggle, he continues to get receptions. 

    Although he has not scored yet this season, he does have a reception in each game, meaning Michael Vick does have confidence in him.

    It is only a matter of time before he gets the ball in the end zone. 

    In Week 10, the Eagles play the Arizona Cardinals, who give up 272 yards per game in the air.

    Vick will no doubt take advantage of this and maybe even get Avant the ball in the end zone. 

Jacoby Jones

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    As WR Andre Johnson continues to struggle with injury, the Houston Texans need someone to step up. 

    That person just may be Jacoby Jones.

    The Texans have one of the best running backs in the league in Arian Foster and defenses will tend to focus on him more than the passing game. Foster is also able to break a passing game wide open because of his running abilities.

    Jones will continue to be an integral part of the Texans offense until Andre Johnson returns. 

Jabar Gaffney

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    Jabar Gaffney may be one of the few bright spots in the Washington Redskins offense. 

    He has been consistent all season. He has pulled in receptions for at least 40 yards in each of the games that he has played.

    While he only has two touchdowns, he gets looks every week.

    Gaffney is a solid player to pick up on the waiver wire for Week 10 as the Redskins are playing the Miami Dolphins, who have an extremely weak pass defense. 

Denarius Moore

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    When Jason Campbell went down for the season to injury, there was great concern over the Raiders' quarterback situation.

    However, Carson Palmer has quelled some of those worries.

    It seems that one of his favorite receivers has been Denarius Moore. 

    Moore had four receptions for 61 yards in Week 9.

    Moore may end up being a huge fantasy football threat, especially if he and Palmer continue to have chemistry. 

Michael Jenkins

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    Now that Donovan McNabb has been ousted as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback, there is a new sheriff in town.

    His name is Christian Ponder. One of his favorite receivers has become Michael Jenkins.

    In Ponder's debut, Jenkins had three receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown. This was against the Green Bay Packers.

    In Week 10, the Vikings play the Packers on Monday Night Football. Look for another big week out of Jenkins.

Kevin Walter

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    Like Jacoby Jones, Kevin Walter is in good shape when Andre Johnson is hurt. 

    As his knee begins to feel better, Walter will start to get more receptions because of improved ability to get open.

    In Week 10, the Houston Texans play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have a very weak defense. 

    The Texans will have a big week all around, especially if Johnson is not ready to play. 

    Even if Johnson does play, Walter will still get some good looks, just not as many. 

Jacoby Ford

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    Just like Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford benefits from Carson Palmer's return to the field. 

    In Week 9 against the Denver Broncos, Ford had five receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown. 

    After RB Darren McFadden went down to injury, the Oakland Raiders were forced to rely on the pass.

    They may have to again in Week 10 against the San Diego Chargers as McFadden is listed as questionable. 

    Ford seemed to have a connection with Palmer, and with Darrius Heyward-Bey not even catching a pass in Week 9, there may be room for Ford to get more and more receptions. 

David Nelson

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    The Buffalo Bills may be the surprise team of the season, but they still have some tricks up their sleeve. 

    One of those tricks is WR David Nelson. 

    The Bills' No. 2 receiver has had a reception in each game this season and he has scored three touchdowns. 

    In Week 10, the Bills play the Dallas Cowboys who have a stronger run defense than pass defense. 

    The Bills may opt to lean on the pass, giving more opportunity to Nelson. He should have a pretty good week against the Cowboys. 

Jason Hill

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    Blaine Gabbert and the Jacksonville Jaguars have been very shaky this season. 

    However, one player who has not been shaky has been wide receiver Jason Hill. 

    He has three touchdown receptions in the last four games. 

    In Week 10, the Jaguars are playing the Indianapolis Colts, quite possibly the worst team in the league. 

    While this game won't be pretty, Hill has some pretty good opportunity to put up big points.