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A back and forth NFL season has me swaying left to right all year. At first I want a certain player, only to dump him next week. But, that’s the name of the game. You always want to be one step ahead of your opponents and by doing that, it means taking risks on high-upside players.

If you see someone missing in these articles there is probably a reason. Once a player makes either the Add or Drop list, they will not make another appearance on that list again. I dig deep, if you feel you are missing out on someone, make sure to check out my earlier articles, here.

This season is winding down and if you feel you have a playoff run, championship run, or if you are looking out of the playoffs but still have hope. Because, let’s admit there is still four or more weeks to go and anything can happen. Then make sure you’re checking this week’s top Adds and Drops to stay current with the ever changing NFL.

Last Week’s Top Adds

Tyler Lockett – WR – SEA: Washington’s defense came to play on the road last week. Seattle’s offense was held to just 14 points last week. Lockett came away with just two catches and only ten yards.

T.J. Jones – WR – DET: My sleeper of the week did not hold up to my standards on Monday night. Two catches for 29 yards was a low performance for a guy I stuck my neck out for. Stafford favorited his top two targets and T.J. Jones was left in the dust. But, good matchups are ahead.

Robby Anderson – WR – NYJ: Four catches, 48 yards and one score later. Robby Anderson remains the top target in a pass happy Jets offense. I’ve said all year McCown can throw the ball, I just found myself believing in the wrong guy at the wrong time. Anderson is now making me seem like I know what I’m doing within the Jets offense.

Kenyan Drake – RB – MIA: Drake was the top running back for Miami in a competitive primetime game. Only 9 carries in his first game as the starter is just a glimmer of what’s about to come. One of those big time running backs you can sign late, that I talked about last week. Seems fitting for a Kenyan Drake storyline. I hope you picked him up, or still can.

Jack Doyle – TE – IND: A very solid outing from the number five pickup of the week. Doyle finished with eight catches and 63 yards. Double-digit fantasy points for a possible streamer for a Gronkowski bye, is exactly what we were hoping for.

Week 10 Top Adds

#1 – Devontae Booker – RB – DEN: With C.J. Anderson declining immensely, it’s time to come to terms with Booker being the top option in Denver. The running game needs to improve to help Siemian and the whole passing attack. The way to improve your running game is by going with the guy who’s flashing the brightest. That is not C.J. Anderson, and I’m not going to be surprised when Anderson ends up on the Drop List in the coming weeks.

#2 – Robert Woods – WR – LAR: The Rams offense is looking eerily similar to the greatest show on turf. Now, maybe that’s a hyperbole, and I just relate the two together because of the uniform they wear. But, Goff has this offense clicking and that includes Robert Woods in a big way. I want him on my team moving forward.

#3 – Curtis Samuel – WR – CAR: After Kelvin Benjamin was shipped to Buffalo because Carolina had ‘too many’ big receivers, Samuel is now in line to see an increase in targets. If given the volume Funchess was getting as the number two receiver, then he could explode down the home stretch.

#4 – Damien Williams – RB – MIA: Last week I had Kenyan Drake as the number four pickup of the week. This week I’m not too proud to admit that Williams looks like he’ll be in a committee moving forward. Drake looked like the best rusher, but Williams will be the pass catcher. So in a PPR league, or even .5 PPR, Williams might be a great addition for anyone trying to find something positive for the running back position,

#5 – Corey Clement – RB – PHI: Listen to me when I say, don’t tinker. Your gut on Tuesday is often more correct than your gut on Sunday morning. Believe me. Last week, I had Clement as my number four pickup the week. Then after the Jay Ajayi trade, I quickly audibled and threw Kenyan Drake as my number four instead of Clement. Had, I left Clement in, I would have been gloating about it this entire article. But, I tinkered and it took my glory away. However, Clement looked good and I’m still not afraid to stash him on my team and see what unravels from this loaded, Philadelphia backfield.

Honorable Mentions

Dede Westbrook – WR – JAX
Ben Watson – TE – BAL
Thomas Rawls – RB – SEA
Peyton Barber – RB – TB

Last Week’s Top Drops

Thomas Rawls – RB – SEA: Rawls actually inserted some life into the Seahawks offense and if you listened to me and dropped him first. You might want to see if it’s possible to pick him back up off the waiver wire. He might be worth something, if he can gain some more confidence.

Theo Riddick – RB – DET: With four catches for 62 yards, in addition to, Abdullah’s two fumbles, Riddick was used more than we’ve seen all year. Riddick was still held out of the end zone, despite some goal line carries.

Giovani Bernard – RB – CIN: Bernard is obsolete in Cincinnati.

Marcus Mariota – QB – TEN: 218 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. A mediocre day from Mariota against a very tough defense. The schedule doesn’t get easier, start streaming if you have Mariota.

Willie Snead – WR – NO: Garbage.

Week 10 Top Drops

#1 – Jonathan Stewart – RB – CAR: Still getting carries, not enough for me to keep Stewart on my team. 11 rushes for 21 yards is embarrassing and that is not who I want. In addition, McCaffrey is is getting more snaps every game.

#2 – Jameis Winston – QB – TB: Winston will be shut down for two weeks at the earliest. Rumors has the hair on the back of my neck standing at the idea of just two weeks. My gut says that he’ll be out for at least a month if not the rest of the season. It’s time to cut ties with the ‘W’ eating quarterback.

#3 – Wendell Smallwood – RB – PHI: Yet another running back that I truly thought was about to breakout. But, as I’ve stated in this article before, I’m ok with admitting I was wrong. Time to cut ties with Smallwood, too crowded for the fourth string running back.

#4 – Matt Brieda – RB – SF: If you’ve been holding onto Brieda hoping to catch lightning in a bottle, it seems as if the storm has passed. The lightning is miles away and Hyde is right in front of you. Hyde isn’t going anywhere in this offense and is third in the league in receptions for running backs. Exactly what Kyle Shanahan loves.

#5 – Doug Martin – RB – TB: Martin rushes for either 1,400 yards or 400 yards. That’s as close to a guarantee as it gets. Martin has 254 rushing yards this year. If that doesn’t make you want to drop him, then I will personally guarantee that he won’t rush for more than 246 yards for the remainder of the season.

About The Author Nick Faber

Nick is an avid fantasy footballer and avid sports follower from Detroit, Michigan. He hosts the Ten in the Head video podcast which can be found at facebook.com/teninthehead.