2010 Fantasy Football All Waiver Wire Team - Page 2
Mike Tolbert, San Diego Chargers - If he played a full season as the starter, I tend to think he'd be a top five or top eight running back. Tolbert has been a reliable play most weeks going five in a row with a score and producing three 100+ yard games. Keep in mind that he was playing behind both Ryan Matthews and Darren Sproles most weeks and he still put up good numbers. Over the last several weeks as a starter he has been more productive than most top guys. He is going to be a big part of this offense going forward with or without Matthews which makes him a great player to plug in during the post season.
Steve Johnson, Buffalo Bills - Johnson was a name I went back and forth on because he was actually drafted with final picks in a lot of drafts. However, most drafts saw Johnson undrafted. Once the QB change was made in Buffalo he flourished. He is currently ahead of guys like Miles Austin, Andre Johnson, DeSean Jackson, and Reggie Wayne who were probably taken in the early rounds of your draft.
Hakeen Nicks, New York Giants - Hakeem Nicks is certainly the beneficiary of Steve Smith's injury plagued season. Nicks wasn't on many radars coming into the draft due to the inconsistency of the Giants passing game last year. Nicks has been great this season with 9 touchdowns in 12 weeks and four games with over 100 yards. Again, Nicks is an example of another guy blowing away the usual suspects this year in fantasy football.
Brandon Lloyd, Denver Broncos - Lloyd flew under the radar of most savvy fantasy drafters due to the minimal production in the air last season by the Broncos. Lloyd has been a beast this year due to breakout season of Kyle Orton. In my leagues through 12 weeks he is the number two receiver in points. The number two receiver this season came was available on the waiver wire. It will definitely make you think twice about wasting a high pick on a receiver next season.
Mercedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars - Here is a guy that just about everyone missed out on in their drafts. Dallas Clark owners are kicking themselves for missing out on Lewis. In all honesty, almost none of the highly ranked tight ends have panned out this year in fantasy football. Lewis is currently the number two tight in points and far ahead of the rest of the pack. Getting a tight end that gives you the points of a decent starting wide receiver is critical in winning fantasy football. Lewis does that and more.Continued on the next page