Can you believe we are in Week 10 of the NFL season? This week's topic is geared more towards those in deeper leagues with 12+ teams and 20+ roster spots. Some comments and thoughts will still apply to others who don't specifically fit those criteria, but for the most part, this is for those who have limited choices on the waiver wire.
The Week 6 Fantasy Overview included my thoughts on players to target for the fantasy playoffs (Week 14, 15, 16). Feel free to revisit that article, because a lot of those thoughts and opinions still apply. This week I want to focus on some proactive waiver wire claims that could propel your team forward if one or more of these pickups hit. Keep in mind, a proactive waiver claim isn't intended to be a quick solution, but more of a shark move that has the potential to give your lineup a boost. Examples of proactive waiver pickups from this year include Ryan Fitzpatrick, Latavius Murray, Adam Humphries, Curtis Samuel, David Moore, among others. Last year, Alex Collins and Keelan Cole fit these criteria and were league winners for many teams. These waiver pickups weren't expected to amount to much when picked up, but the potential for success was there. Making good on such moves can fix or strengthen your team and/or your season. Here's a look at some players to target at each position.
PROACTIVE & REACTIVE WAIVER PICKUPS
Reactive & Proactive
Nick Mullens, SF - Jimmy Garoppolo is the future of the 49ers but Nick Mullens sure looked good against Oakland. Granted Oakland isn't a big measuring stick for efficiency, but his debut was impressive and potentially sustainable. C.J. Beathard is dealing with a wrist injury, but Kyle Shanahan may want to see what Mullens can do going forward. He has already agreed to start him this week vs the Giants. For those in two-quarterback leagues or super-flex format, you could do worse than Mullens.
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