Mining The 2QB Waiver Wire For Gold: Week 10

Mining The 2QB Waiver Wire For Gold: Week 10

Every week I will break down the 2QB waiver wire landscape with updated information and developments from the previous weeks. All starting quarterbacks need to be rostered in 2QB fantasy football leagues, especially this time of year with bye weeks in full effect and owners fighting for playoff spots. Let’s take a look at some players to pick up immediately and others to monitor moving forward…

Week 10 Teams on Bye: Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, and Oakland Raiders

Alex Smith – Kansas City Chiefs

Alex Smith is expected back this week. He’s likely not on your waiver wire, but this is a reminder that Nick Foles can be safely dropped at this point.

Bryce Petty – New York Jets

Ryan Fitzpatrick reportedly has a sprained MCL and might not play in Week 10. If he were to sit, Bryce Petty would be the next man up. The quarterback pickings aren’t pretty this week, but if you need a guy to pick up and hopefully start, Petty is your man. The Jets face a Rams defense only allowing the 23rd-most passing yards per game, but at least the game is in New York.

Shaun Hill – Minnesota Vikings

Hill is just one to keep an eye on. Sam Bradford was evaluated for a concussion during the game on Sunday. Concussion symptoms don’t always immediately present themselves. They can occur days later. On that rare chance that happens in this case, Shaun Hill would face a Redskins defense allowing the 17th-most passing yards per game in Week 10, and he’s sure to be widely available on the 2QB waiver wire.

Tom Savage – Houston Texans

At this point, Tom Savage will likely be in this column every week for the rest of the season. Brock Osweiler has been horrendous and is tied for the 4th-most interceptions in the league. Even though Osweiler’s 72-million dollar contract all but guarantees he will be the starter, this is still a situation worth monitoring. Tom Savage was a fourth-round pick by the Texans just two years ago and is a name to know moving forward.

Paxton Lynch – Denver Broncos

It is blatantly clear Trevor Siemian is a place-holder quarterback. He’s holding down the fort until first round pick Paxton Lynch is ready to play. That might not be until next season. We don’t know. On the off chance Lynch sees more starts this year, he could pay dividends down the stretch. He possesses excellent physical tools, rushing upside, and would be throwing to one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL.

Ben Cummins

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3 thoughts on “Mining The 2QB Waiver Wire For Gold: Week 10”

  • Are you loving Tom savage for his ability or just his could be opportunity? What would be his trade value in terms of draft picks?

    • Hey Raymond!

      As you know, I’m taking a look at what backups will immediately be starting and which ones could potentially be starting in the near future with this article. I’m mainly interested in Tom Savage’s potential opportunity. If Brock Osweiler continues to struggle, maybe Savage gets a chance at the end of the season to show what he has for a game or two. I don’t think Savage is a guy I would look to trade for at this particular time as he is more in this article as a name to monitor moving forward depending on Osweiler’s performance. Even if you were thinking from a dynasty perspective, I still can’t see myself giving up much if anything at all for Savage. If I’m missing any context or you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to respond!

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