Week 10: Waiver Wire Pickups
Players who have been mentioned in this space in the past and are still worth a waiver pickup include: QB Kyle Orton, RB Denard Robinson, RB Charles Sims, WR Mohamed Sanu, WR Stevie Johnson WR Odell Beckham, WR Martavis Bryant, and TE Mychal Rivera. Check to see if any of these players are available in your league before consulting this list.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Mettenberger made the first start of his NFL career in Week 8, and things went pretty well for him overall. He ended the game 29-of-46 on passes for 299 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He looks set as the Titans' starter for the rest of the 2014 season as they evaluate whether he's worthy of keeping the job in the years to come. His next test is somewhat difficult as the Titans travel to face a tough Baltimore defense in Week 10. However, Mettenberger faced a challenging Texans defense in Week 8 and put up a respectable fantasy total. Don't expect a huge game, but Mettenberger at least looks competent. And with the Titans likely to be chasing this game, Mettenberger could come close to the 46 pass attempts he saw in his debut. He's a high-risk, high-reward proposition for desperate owners.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Eagles starting QB Nick Foles reportedly broke his clavicle in Week 9's game versus the Texans. While it isn't clear right now how long Foles will be out, recovery from a broken clavicle is typically at least a one-month process. After Foles left the game in the second quarter, Sanchez came in and played fairly well. The former Jets QB ended the game with 202 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Sanchez is regarded by many as one of the best backups in the league, and there were even some grumblings in Philadelphia during the preseason that Sanchez was the best quarterback on the Eagles' roster. He'll now likely have at least a month to prove them right. The Eagles have attempted the third-most passes of any team in the league, and that means Sanchez has a fair amount of upside. He probably won't storm to the tops of fantasy leaderboards, but Sanchez could certainly help some owners in Week 10, which sees top QBs Tom Brady, Andrew Luckand Philip Riversout on bye.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylorsustained a 'significant calf injury' back in Week 8, and saw neither the practice nor game fields in Week 9. In his absence, Grice was elevated to the No. 2 RB in Arizona behind Andre Ellington. He vultured a touchdown, but more significant is the fact that he's the immediate backup to an injury-prone feature back for the time being. As long as Taylor is out, Grice's volume stands to increase markedly if Ellington is ever injured. That makes him a worthy add for Ellington owners with a spare roster spot.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
It looks like owners of LeSean McCoyshould consider adding this third-year runner. Polk's final numbers on Sunday were fairly impressive, although he did most of his damage late in the game when the Eagles were essentially running out the clock. What's more important is his apparent role as the No. 2 RB behind McCoy. Darren Sproles' role is extremely passing-game heavy, and he is not a true handcuff. If an injury were to befall McCoy, it looks now like it would be Polk who'd take up most of the slack in the running game. And that makes him a smart insurance policy for McCoy owners as the playoff push approaches.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Remember this guy? In a surprise development, West saw the most work of any Browns running back on Sunday. He ended the game versus Tampa Bay with 16 touches for 50 yards and a receiving touchdown. Although Ben Tate was the starter, he gained a measly 3 yards on 10 carries, and Isaiah Crowell didn't even record a snap. It's unclear why West was utilized so heavily in comparison to his counterparts. It's possible that Tate has an injury that the Browns have not disclosed, or perhaps they simply want to keep Tate fresh for the second half of the season. It doesn't seem likely that West will obtain a feature-back role, but the steady increase in touches over past two weeks makes him worth owning again in most formats.