We are now past the halfway point of the fantasy season. This is a pivotal moment for the outlook of the rest of your season. If your team is firmly in the playoff picture, then the waivers may feel like an afterthought outside of the occasional bye-week pickup. For struggling teams, they could be the difference between your season turning around or spiraling even further. Here is a comprehensive guide to the Week 10 Waiver Wire:
Last chance pickups
These players might have already been scooped up in your league, but still, check to see if they are available because they won’t be here next week
Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears (47.4% rostered in ESPN leagues)
The Fields breakout is already upon us. He has scored 20+ fantasy points in three straight games including a 42-point outburst on Sunday. He broke Michael Vick’s rushing yard record with his 178-yard performance against Miami. That rushing upside makes Fields a locked-in starter for the rest of the season.
Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, Miami Dolphins (44.6% rostered in ESPN leagues)
The Miami backfield surprisingly split carries completely evenly (nine each) in Wilson’s debut. Wilson also led the backfield in the receiving game with three catches. Expect Mostert to still carry the load on early downs, but Wilson is maintaining his fantasy relevance in South Beach.
Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (36.1% rostered in ESPN leagues)
It is hard to say there has been any consistency within the Chiefs’ wide receiver room, however, Mecole Hardman has scored a touchdown in his last three games. He is averaging four targets a game and has scored double-digit points in four straight weeks. Few players have the week-to-week upside of Hardman, and that is certainly worth a roster spot, maybe even a starting slot.
Isaiah Likely, TE, Baltimore Ravens (48.4% rostered in ESPN leagues)
Likely is a darling among die-hard NFL fans after his breakout training camp and preseason. The Ravens need playmakers to step up due to their ever-growing injury report. Rashod Bateman is out for the season, JK Dobbins is back on the injured reserve, Gus Edwards cannot stay healthy, and Mark Andrews has missed time. Likely can find consistent work in the short-to-intermediate receiving game, and has immense upside as he develops chemistry with Lamar Jackson.