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Fantasy Football: Best Week 10 add/drops from waiver wire

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Alex Butler
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith passes the ball against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter on November 4 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith passes the ball against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter on November 4 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 6 (UPI) -- We are nearing the end of the 2018 fantasy football season and you might have eyes for the playoffs. But there are still plenty of ways to improve your team and bulk up some depth in case of injuries.

That is why I have provided some of my top waiver wire add/drops for Week 10. These players might be able to fill in for you if you have someone on a bye. They could also help you win down the road. Take a look and put in your claims so that you don't fall behind the pack in your league.

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There are also four teams on a bye this week, so you need to make sure you have your starting lineup filled out so you don't end up with a zero in the scoring column. Bench all players from the Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings, as those teams are sitting out in Week 10.

Here are my top players to add and top players to drop for Week 10.

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ALL-ADD TEAM

QB | Alex Smith; RB | Mike Davis; WR | Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kenny Golladay; TE | Jeff Heuerman; D/ST | New York Giants; K | Adam Vinatieri

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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QB | Andy Dalton; RB | Giovani Bernard, Ito Smith; WR | John Ross, Adam Humphries, Josh Doctson; TE | Jack Doyle; D/ST | Philadelphia Eagles

TOP DROPS

QB | Joe Flacco; RB | Royce Freeman, Javorius Allen; WR | Paul Richardson, Nelson Agholor; TE | Ricky Seals-Jones

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QUARTERBACK

Alex Smith had struggled entering Week 10, but it appears he is finding a groove. He passed for a season-high 306 yards in Week 10 against the Falcons, while also picking up a season-high 22 rushing yards. I expect Smith's yardage totals to remain high and he should have some more games with multiple touchdown passes down the stretch. Smith is an especially good option if you play in a league that harshly penalizes turnovers, as he only has three interceptions on the season. You also might want to add him if your opponent needs a quarterback and you have the bench space.

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You could even use him this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a unit allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks.

RUNNING BACK

Seattle Seahawks running back Mike Davis experienced a larger workload than normal in Week 10 after an injury to Chris Carson. Davis is a great add for down-the-road upside and he could get you some solid production immediately if Carson misses time. He should be one of your highest waiver priorities this week as every other owner in your fantasy league targets running backs for their stretch runs.

Davis piled up 107 yards from scrimmage in Week 9 and went for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in his only start this season, coming in Week 4. If he is given the nod this week against the Los Angeles Rams, I expect RB2/flex production.

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith (25) is congratulated by Logan Paulsen (82) after a 14-yard touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL game on October 14 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Photo by David Tulis/UPI

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith isn't the starter, but he has carved out a role in the absence of Devonta Freeman. Smith went off for 60 yards and a score on 10 carries in Week 9 and has a total of 28 carries in his last three games. He should find some room once more in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns. Smith should be a worthy flex play in good matchups down the stretch.

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WIDE RECEIVER

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling is another player taking advantage of injuries and producing in a new role. Valdes-Scantling had 101 yards on just three catches in week 9. He has at least 100 receiving yards or a touchdown in four consecutive games. The rookie pass-catcher has proven an ability to produce and make big plays when given the chance. While it might be hard to forecast which Packers wide receiver will have the biggest game -- on a weekly basis -- Valdes-Scantling is a WR3 with very high upside until further notice. This is the type of player who can win you your weekly matchup with just one huge play.

TIGHT END

Denver Broncos tight end Jeff Heuerman is a worthy add this week, but only if your league requires starting a tight end and is of the deeper variety. The fourth-year Ohio State product has scored in back-to-back games entering a Week 10 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. Keep riding this wave and hope for a third consecutive game with a score, especially if you are hurting at the position due to bye week blues.

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