Fantasy Football Week 10 Cheat Sheet: Identifying Sleepers for Deep Leagues

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistNovember 10, 2021

Fantasy Football Week 10 Cheat Sheet: Identifying Sleepers for Deep Leagues

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    We have reached the point in the fantasy football season where every point, or even every fraction of a point, matters. 

    One major play by a waiver-wire pickup could determine your head-to-head matchups in Week 10 and beyond and affect your playoff position. 

    Some players on the waiver wire may be considered deep sleepers by some, but if you dig into their production of late, they could turn into gems for your fantasy roster. 

    The key for some of Week 10's deepest sleepers is they are finding the end zone on a consistent basis. They might not have the best yardage numbers, but they have a nose for the goal line that could be beneficial to any fantasy squad. 

Week 10 Cheat Sheet

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    1. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis

    2. Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh

    3. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore

    4. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo

    5. Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay

    6. Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota

    7. Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams

    8. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay

    9. Matthew Stafford, QB, Los Angeles Rams

    10. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina

    11. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas

    12. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans

    13. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay

    14. Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City

    15. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City

    16. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City

    17. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay

    18. Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas

    19. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

    20. Darrell Henderson, RB, Los Angeles Rams

    21. James Conner, RB, Arizona

    22. A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee

    23. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay

    24. Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers

    25. Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo

    26. Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona

    27. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay

    28. George Kittle, TE, San Francisco

    29. Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota

    30. Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore

    31. Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, Atlanta

    32. Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay

    33. Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas

    34. Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami

    35. Damien Harris, RB, New England

    36. Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas

    37. Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia

    38. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle

    39. D'Andre Swift, RB, Detroit

    40. Melvin Gordon, RB, Denver

    41. Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta

    42. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit

    43. Michael Pittman, WR, Indianapolis

    44. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seattle

    45. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas

    46. Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington

    47. Michael Carter, RB, New York Jets

    48. Carson Wentz, QB, Indianapolis

    49. Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia

    50. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta

Ty Johnson, RB, New York Jets

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    While the rest of your league members are fighting over Elijah Moore waiver claims, you should pivot to Ty Johnson.

    Moore is one of the hottest names on the waiver wire because of his two-touchdown performance against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night. 

    Moore will be a vital part of the Jets offense moving forward, but so will Johnson, who has emerged as a pass-catching threat of the backfield in recent weeks. 

    Johnson found the end zone in garbage time in Week 9 and he has a touchdown in three of the last four weeks. 

    Johnson's red-zone production is significant because the Jets could go to other options, including No. 1 running back Michael Carter, but their quarterbacks have a high level of trust in Johnson.

    The sixth-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2019 has seven receptions on nine targets in the last two weeks. He caught a touchdown pass in each game. He ran for a score back in Week 5. 

    Johnson should be considered a flex option in deep leagues that value points-per-reception. He will not amass a ton of rushing yards, but if he continues to be a regular passing game target, he has the potential to keep up his scoring pace. 

Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona

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    Eno Benjamin is one of the newest names for fantasy football players to get to know. 

    The Arizona Cardinals running back surged on to our radar with a 21-yard rushing touchdown in the Week 9 win over the San Francisco 49ers. 

    Benjamin could show more of that scoring potential in the coming weeks since Chase Edmonds is not expected to be on the field anytime soon. 

    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Edmonds suffered a high ankle sprain and he will not be available for multiple games. 

    James Conner will still receive the bulk of Arizona's running back touches, but Benjamin will be an important supporting piece while Edmonds is out injured. 

    Benjamin earned nine carries for 39 yards on Sunday and he could see more touches, especially if the Cardinals rely more on the ground game as Kyler Murray gets back to 100 percent. 

    Benjamin is a bit of a waiver-wire risk due to the lack of sample size around his play, but he could be worth the addition now before his stock blows up. 

    Edmonds has 20 more catches than Conner and Arizona will need someone to fill that role. Benjamin could even take over some of the carries Edmonds earned. Edmonds has 24 fewer rushing yards than Conner. 

Donald Parham, TE, Los Angeles Chargers

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    Justin Herbert loves to target his tight ends in the red zone. 

    Donald Parham has three touchdown catches since Week 4. He was also the target of a converted two-point play in Week 5. 

    Herbert has thrown six touchdown passes to three tight ends. Parham leads the positional group with three scores, Jared Cook has two and Stephen Anderson has one. 

    Parham heads into Week 10 in a tie for the second-most receiving touchdowns on the Chargers roster with Austin Ekeler. Keenan Allen tops the chart with six scores. 

    Parham is only good for two or three catches per game, but if he continues to find the end zone, he could be a valuable fantasy addition for players in need of help at tight end.