Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire takes a look at the top pickups for Week 10 of the NFL season. Many of these players are still available in a majority of leagues and could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster. Others might be worth stashing on your bench or are simply just players to add to your watch list.

Quarterbacks

Jared Goff LAR | QB

Last week’s top waiver wire target at the quarterback position is back to headline Week 10’s column. Jared Goff is simply proving he’s a legitimate QB1 fantasy quarterback this season. The second-year signal-caller posted his first four touchdown performance of his young career in Sunday’s 51-17 demolition of the Giants. Thirty-one-year-old Sean McVay is looking like a legitimate coach of the year candidate in his first season as a head coach. It’s clear that the jump Goff has made from year one to two is the unequivocal reason why the Rams are sitting atop the NFC West at 6-2. Goff and the Rams will get a Texans defense that has been torched through the air over the past few weeks. Two weeks ago, Houston gave up 452 yards and four passing touchdowns to Russell Wilson and then let Jacoby Brissett pop off for 308 yards and a pair of touchdowns this past Sunday. Fantasy owners can expect another solid performance from Goff this week as he’s an absolute must grab wherever available. (about 74% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Running Backs

Danny Woodhead BAL | RB

After signing with Baltimore in the offseason, Danny Woodhead’s tenure with the Ravens has been short-lived this season. The veteran running back aggravated a hamstring injury in Week 1 against the Bengals and was placed on I.R. with a designation to return. The injury occurred on the Ravens opening drive, where Woodhead was the focal point of the passing game and Baltimore appeared poised to play with some tempo this season. While the Chadron State product isn’t eligible to return until Week 11, he’s reportedly been rehabbing well and has already resumed practicing with the team. Buck Allen has filled-in admirably within the passing-back role, but Woodhead is far too valuable to the Ravens offense to tack a back seat when healthy. I fully expect him to be an integral part of the passing game upon activation and it’s looking very likely he’ll be ready to go for Week 11’s matchup against the Packers. He’ll be especially valuable for fantasy owners in half-point and full-point PPR leagues. (about 27% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Thomas Rawls SEA | RB

After arriving on the fantasy scene during his rookie year, Thomas Rawls was easily one of the best waiver wire pickups in 2015. Since then, Rawls has been a colossal disappointment to fantasy owners hoping he would show signs of reverting to his rookie year form. That said, Rawls’ fantasy outlook is in peak condition entering Thursday Night’s matchup against the division-rival Arizona Cardinals. With Eddie Lacy nursing a groin injury and considered to be extremely questionable on a short week, Rawls should be thrust into the starting role. With pro-bowl caliber LT Duane Brown a week more familiar with the Seattle offense, there’s a strong chance the Seahawks running game improves as the season drags on. Based on pure volume, Rawls will be a legitimate flex play this week against the Cardinals. (about 13% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Matt Forte NYJ | RB

When the New York Jets concluded the preseason and began preparation for the season-opener against the Bills, it was anyone’s guess if Matt Forte would still be on the roster. Forte was a candidate for release for a team who many figured wouldn’t top the three win mark on the season. However, the Jets kept their veteran running back roster’ed and have somehow managed to start the season 4-5, technically still in the hunt for a wild card spot in the AFC. With that thinking in mind, the Jets have been more apt to turn their veteran back loose, as evidenced in last week’s convincing win over the Bills. The Tulane product gobbled up 77 carries on 14 carries and found the end zone twice, a performance that solidified a big role moving forward. Forte is in a great situation to continue the hot hand, as the Jets travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers, a defense allowing the 5th most fantasy points to running backs on the season. After reclaiming a dominant role in the Gang Green backfield, Forte will be a great addition for rb-needy owners in Week 10. (about 43% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Darren McFadden DAL | RB

The Ezekiel Elliott saga continues…for half the season, those in the fantasy community have been advised to pick up Zeke handcuffs, Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden, only to see Elliott’s suspension get temporarily lifted. Its become a common trend, but it’s still a fluid situation where Zeke owners should still be prepared for the worst. Owners need to have a contingency plan in place to mitigate the potential damage of losing an elite fantasy player. Despite his continued inactive streak, it could be by design to keep Run-DMC fresh in the event of an Elliott suspension. With a six-game suspension looking still very possible at some point for Zeke, the former Arkansas Razorbacks’ ceiling is expected to be higher than backfield mates Alfred Morris and Rod Smith. For owners who can afford the roster spot, McFadden should continued to be monitored. (about 33% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Wide Receivers

Robert Woods LAR | WR

Robert Woods is coming off his best game of the season in what was an absolute thrashing of the Giants. The fifth-year receiver hauled in four of his five targets for 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns, as Jared Goff continues to trust Woods to make plays. With the Rams offense clicking on all cylinders, receiver-deprived fantasy owners would be wise to take a look at Woods as a potential stop gap during another bye-heavy week. This week’s matchup is also in Woods’ favor, as the Rams host a Texans defense that has struggled mightily against the pass over the past two weeks. Look for the offense-savvy Sean McVay to make sure Woods is a fixture in the passing game moving forward for his 6-2 Rams squad.
(about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Corey Coleman CLE | WR

For a franchise as defunct as the Cleveland Browns, there’s not much more that could have gone bad in recent history. That said, their 15th overall pick of the 2016 draft is a talented player that hasn’t been able to stay on the field. Entering his second season in the league, wide receiver Corey Coleman was expected to seize the team’s No. 1 role in the passing game. After posting a solid 5-53-1 Week 1 line, Coleman was poised to make the jump after missing most of his rookie year due to a broken right hand. Unfortunately, Coleman’s year two script played out in the exact same fashion, as he re-broke the same hand in Week 2 this year against the Ravens. Eligible to come off I.R. for Week 11’s game against the Jaguars, Coleman possesses a solid fantasy ceiling that could even be aided by Josh Gordon’s return to the lineup. While Coleman will have a difficult time posting worthwhile numbers against the league’s best pass defense shall he return in Week 11 to face the Jags, he remains one of the top stashes in fantasy.
(about 13% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Tight Ends

Charles Clay BUF | TE

Before injuring his knee in a Week 5 loss to the Bengals, Charles Clay was looking like he could be a sneaky TE1 in what has been a typical thin crop at the position this season. Including a bye, the veteran tight end has remained out of practice for the past four weeks, before it was announced by Head Coach Sean McDermott that Clay was on track to return Week 10 against the Saints. While Clay has yet to practice this week, he’s still got time to receive clearance ahead of this weekend’s game. That said, he should be viewed as more of a stash play for owners in a bind at the tight end position. Even if Clay is able to return to action this week, he won’t be a recommended start. However, he could certainly help owners when he’s a few weeks healthier heading into the fantasy playoffs. (about 13% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Defenses

Detroit Lions DET | DEF

While the Detroit Lions defense hasn’t recorded double-digit fantasy points since Week 6, they’ll have a promising opportunity to do just that when they host the 0-8 Cleveland Browns this weekend. Darius Slay and the Lions secondary should have no problem putting the straps on the Browns lackluster receiving corps, while the stingy Detroit front-seven shouldn’t struggle to bottle up what has been a disappointing Cleveland running game. Whether it’s DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler, or Kevin Hogan at the helm for the Browns, they’ll continue to operate at the bottom of the food chain for fantasy purposes. Look for the Lions to rack up multiple sacks and a couple turnovers in what projects to be a lopsided game in Detroit on Sunday. (about 60% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added as Week 10 streamer option