Browns running back Duke Johnson

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Thomason: Top Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 10

Duke Johnson and Mike Davis are two players to pursue this week.

Jack Thomason
November 06, 2018 - 9:15 am

(670 The Score) Here are my top 10 waiver adds for 10- and 12-member leagues as Week 10 in the NFL is upon us.

1. Duke Johnson, (RB, Cleveland Browns) – Rejoice! Hue Jackson was finally fired and with his departure came Johnson's breakout. Johnson caught all nine of his team-leading targets for 78 yards and two scores. He also played 47 percent of the snaps. It's fair to wonder if his playing time and usage was due to trailing the entire game, but the new coaches did say they wanted Johnson more involved, and this game showed that they weren't kidding. 

2. Mike Davis, (RB, Seattle Seahawks) – Chris Carson is battling a hip injury, and Davis is the beneficiary. After Carson left Sunday's game, Davis was the clear bell cow in racking up 22 touches, totaling 107 yards and playing 73 percent of the snaps. There's news already that Carson won't do much this week in practice, making Davis a solid RB2 if he sits. 

3. Jack Doyle, (TE, Indianapolis Colts) – Tight end has been a difficult position, as few players are making a difference in fantasy. With Andrew Luck at the helm, Doyle is one of the few who provides consistency. In Doyle's first game back from injury on Oct. 28, he out-snapped Eric Ebron 73 percent to 22 percent and out-targeted him 7-3. Coming out of the bye, Doyle should return to his 95-percent snap share and resume his status as a favorite target of Luck's. 

4. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, (WR, Green Bay Packers) – Geronimo Allison may need core muscle surgery, putting his season in jeopardy. We've already seen the impact Valdes-Scantling can make, and Sunday night was no different. While the Patriots focused on Davante Adams, it was Valdes-Scantling who provided the Packers' offense with a spark by reeling in three of his six targets for 101 yards. He's going to be heavily involved moving forward, and you always want a piece of an Aaron Rodgers-led offense. 

5. Ito Smith, (RB, Atlanta Falcons) – The Falcons came out of their bye looking like a new team. They played great offensively and got their running game going against one of the league's best run defenses in the Redskins. Tevin Coleman and Smith were gashing Washington's defense left and right for large gains and while Coleman was the lead back, Smith scored another touchdown and added 60 yards on 10 carries. He's going to continue to be flex-worthy as a matchup play. 

6. Elijah McGuire, (RB, New York Jets) – McGuire came off of injured reserve and played 54.5 percent of the snaps while tallying 10 touches for 67 yards. He stepped right into Bilal Powell's old role and will continue to complement Isaiah Crowell, but with McGuire serving as the passing-down back and with the Jets trailing often, I like him more than Crowell. He saw five targets in a close game against Miami. I'd expect similar results against Buffalo this week. 

7. John Ross, (WR, Cincinnati Bengals) – A.J. Green is battling a foot injury that's going to cost him at least the new two games. If healthy, Ross will be starting with Tyler Boyd and should see an increase in target volume. We know he has all-world speed, so any play can be taken to the house. Now it's time to see if he can carve out a role with some consistency. The Bengals' offense has been too good not to take a flier on Ross or even Josh Malone and see what happens while Green works to recover.

8. Christian Kirk, (WR, Arizona Cardinals) – Coming off of their bye week, the Cardinals and new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich had extra time to work on the offense and some new schemes they wanted to implement. Kirk was already a key part to the offense along with David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. He's second on the team in targets (44) and playing 74 percent of the snaps on the season. His chemistry should be improving with Josh Rosen, and he could be in store for a nice second half as Arizona's schedule lightens up tremendously in comparison to the first half of the season. 

9. Quincy Enunwa, (WR, New York Jets) – Enunwa had just four targets in his first game back from injury. He totaled 40 yards on three receptions and didn't look fully healthy. Earlier in the season, Enunwa was a target monster for Sam Darnold, making him a solid WR3 in PPR leagues. He's a speculative add now, hoping that as he rounds into form he goes back to being that target vacuum he was earlier on. The Jets trail often, so there will be opportunity.

10. Maurice Harris, (WR, Washington Redskins) – Paul Richardson needs season-ending surgery, Josh Doctson hasn't lived up to his draft status and Jamison Crowder is still injured, making Harris a legitimate option as a waiver addition. He saw a team-high 12 targets this past weekend, snagging 10 of them for 124 yards and looking like the best receiver the Redskins have had in a while. That performance coupled with Richardson's injury suggests he should emerge as a starter.

Just missed: Baker Mayfield, Cordarrelle Patterson, Malcolm Brown, Nyheim Hines, Josh Adams, Darren Sproles, Adam Humphries, Dez Bryant, Tyrell Williams, Willie Snead and Ben Watson.

Jack Thomason is 670 The Score’s fantasy football expert. Follow him on Twitter @jthomason77 and feel free to ask fantasy questions.​​