I compiled a top-6 list of the most surprising fantasy finishes that were successful but may not continue down that path. The list should be used as a guideline for the waiver wire.
For the following, the quarterbacks I list should not continue to fall within the top 12; running backs and wide receivers are flex options or below. For the week, all players are within the top 24 (QBs are within the top 12).
Without further ado, here are my guys for Week 10.
Jordan Love– The last time Jordan Love was among the top 12 quarterbacks was in Week 3. He did so by completing just half his pass attempts (21 for 40) for 289 yards and two touchdowns. Love was good on some deep balls, which helped his yards. His touchdowns went to Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed, but unfortunately, he threw two interceptions on consecutive drives, which diluted his solid performance.
Others to Mention: Baker Mayfield, Geno Smith
Devin Singletary– Singletary finally broke out for a dominating RB3 performance. His 150 yards on 30 carries for a touchdown was good for 23.1 points. He has the second-highest fantasy point total in his career. He was the only running back to log a carry and consistently exploited the running lanes given by the Cincinnati defense. Singletary’s touchdown came from six yards away. There was plenty to be excited about, but he is still a backup to Dameon Pierce, who is nursing an ankle injury.
Latavius Murray– Murray made the most of his opportunities by carrying the rock nine times for 68 yards and a touchdown. It was his first touchdown since Week 3, and his yards were a season-high. Much of it involved a James Cook benching after he fumbled. Singletary also added through the air with two receptions on three targets. Cook did return to the game and rushed for 109 yards, which should keep Murray in the No.2 position.
Others to Mention: Rico Dowdle, Keaton Mitchell
Brandin Cooks– Cooks was in the top 20 in Week 6 and currently is the wide receiver 53 on the season, but he took full advantage of the New York Giants defense. On 10 targets, he brought in nine passes for 173 yards and a touchdown. The only player who had more yards was Keenan Allen (175). He easily had the best game of the season. Cooks will continue to be the second or third target on the Cowboys behind Ceedee Lamb and Jake Ferguson.
Jayden Reed– The last time Reed was in the top 24 was Week 2; however, he was the wide receiver 11 on the week. Reed brought in all five targets for 84 yards and a touchdown. His score came from 35 yards out, and he added a 46-yarder later in the game. It was good for 19.4 points and the highest point total of his rookie season. The Packers have not shown to be a powerhouse offensively, so Reed’s numbers have not been consistent, but he has shown to be a quality receiver as a rookie.
Others to Mention: Demario Douglas, Jalen Guyton