Fantasy Football Week 10: Andy Dalton, Roy Helu and Waiver Pickups You Need

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistNovember 7, 2011

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06:  Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws the ball during the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 6, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Bengals won 24-17.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The fact that it is already Week 10 of the 2011 NFL season, and in turn the tenth week of fantasy football, makes me realize that time is moving entirely too fast this season.

The lockout this offseason made us yearn for the sport more than ever before, and that meant dumping more of an emotional investment in the fantasy aspect of the game.

With another week bearing down on us, there is no rest for the fantasy owner and it’s time to hit the waiver wire hard. The following players need to be considered for your team.

Andy Dalton—The Cincinnati Bengals have been on watch all season by fans and skeptics alike who are waiting for the collapse, but it just isn’t coming.

With the help of fellow rookie A.J. Green, the stellar offensive line of the Bengals and a running game that can move the chains, Dalton has become a serious fantasy threat.

Dalton has eight touchdowns over his last four games, and every snap he takes gets him more comfortable with the NFL methods and strategies.

Roy Helu—The Washington Redskins have much to figure out in their offensive plan, but they may have found the perfect role for Roy Helu.

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Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan likes to get the ball to his running back in open space, and that’s what he will do with Roy Helu in the passing game.

Helu got 10 carries against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 9, but it was his 14 catches that had people in the fantasy world jumping for joy!

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 9: Jake Ballard #85 of the New York Giants is grabbed by Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks before scoring a touchdown during a game at MetLife Stadium on October 9, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seahawks defe
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Jake BallardAfter the Super Bowl flashback wore off I realized that the New York Giants have a serious threat at tight end with Jake Ballard.

As the New England Patriots stood stunned by the fourth-quarter comeback the New York Giants and Eli Manning just completed, they had to be thinking about how good of a move it was to let Kevin Boss go.

Maybe not, but if you are not having luck with the tight end position in your fantasy league, don’t waste any time and pick up Ballard.

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