NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks

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This Sunday, legendary quarterbacks succumbed to big losses and costly turnovers as neither Tom Brady nor Russell Wilson could lead their NFC teams to victory.

If you're trying to recover from your own waiver wire fumbles in past weeks, there are still a few up-and-comers to pluck in FindBet's Week 10 edition of Drops, Swaps and Shops.

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Drop

Rex Burkhead & James White

NFL: Denver Broncos at New England Patriots Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Despite winning a Super Bowl in 2019, the Patriots offense has been something to avoid in fantasy with the exception of their franchise quarterback and Julian Edelman.

Committing to spread the ball amongst RBs is great for game-planning, but not so great for fantasy managers. It's always been a gamble with Patriots running backs, but in a 3-5 season, James White and Rex Burkhead haven't gotten the necessary volume to maintain a bench spot. While waivers are always thin at RBs, avoid starting these two at all costs.



Swap

Adam Thielen

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Looks can be deceiving: Thielen is ranked 9th among receivers, but he hasn't been putting up top ten numbers all season.

Sadly, this isn't Thielen's fault, but more the result of a shifting game plan that largely features a fantastic Dalvin Cook. Thielen isn't going to be bad, but he's becoming a riskier and riskier start: see what you can get for him on the trade block.

Chris Godwin

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Las Vegas Raiders Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ignore the Bucs' humiliating loss to the Saints and focus on one thing: Godwin has been hurt all season.

Somehow, he managed to suit up Sunday despite literally breaking his finger on a Brady pass in Week 8. Godwin is capable of great things, but it's hard to know when he will be at his best again. If you're tired of waiting, see if you can sell this WR with a high upside when healthy.

Eric Ebron

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

If you're looking to bolster your tight end spot, you may want to consider Steelers TE Eric Ebron. The veteran journeyman has put up solid fantasy numbers the past few seasons, and he's just starting to show up on an undefeated Steelers offense. Ebron's seen at least four targets and has had multiple catches since Week 2, and with an incredibly easy schedule on the horizon, it could mean more opportunities for this tight end option.

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Richie James

NFL: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It's the same story with the 49ers offense: you'll want to keep an eye on backups because chances are, they'll be starting eventually.

That's the case with Richie James in Week 9, as the quiet third-year receiver exploded with nine catches for 184 yards and a touchdown. With Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne and George Kittle out for the foreseeable future, James is one of the only people left to catch passes.

Travis Homer

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Homer could have been a one-hit wonder this week fantasy-wise, but if Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde remain out, he could be a fantasy option in Week 10.

Of course, Homer will continue to split duties with DeeJay Dallas, but it's hard picking up on decent RBs mid-season. For now, Homer should be on your watchlist, but considering how quickly things change in 2020, he could soon be the main man in Seattle's backfield.

David Moore

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

Another Seahawks player to watch, David Moore has been making fantastic catches all season—he just hasn't had a high enough volume to earn a roster spot on your fantasy team.

Pressed to score, Moore got a season-high four catches against the Bills on Sunday, but he has landed in the end zone at least once in the past two weeks. Like Homer, Moore is worth watching as he could have a greater presence in the weeks to come.

Steph Curry has came back from injury with one of his best seasons as a pro

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As we're just over a week away from seeing the new play-in format the NBA has decided to go with this season, it means that teams are vying to be in the top 10 in their respective conferences to keep their postseason dreams alive.

We have seen LeBron James make public statements opposing the new format even though it was unanimously approved by the NBA Board of Governors last year. It's understandable that James would have negative feelings about the new format as his Lakers have struggled throughout the season as both him and superstar teammate, Anthony Davis, have dealt with injuries which have caused them to miss significant time.

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Cole Irvin is making waves on the west coast for the Oakland A's

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Baseball is a game of hot streaks and slumps, and as a fantasy baseball manager it's sometimes difficult to know when to part with someone on your roster to take a chance on someone new.

Here we'll examine three players you may want to consider moving on from if you have them rostered, and provide three potential replacements for them. Just like in real baseball, sometimes you have to make the tough moves in order to win. But if you don't know what the right moves are to make then you just end up looking like the Pittsburgh Pirates of your fantasy league.

Here's some advice for you so you don't become the Pirates of your league.


First Up

Cole Irvin Oakland A's SP (30% Rostered in Yahoo)

Irvin hasn't allowed more than two runs in the past four starts and will carry a 3.09 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 34/5 strikeout to walk ratio heading into his next one against Tampa Bay this weekend. To put how effective Irvin has been into perspective, he's averaging nearly a strikeout per inning while only .1 walk per inning.

Even if Irvin comes back down to earth a little, now is the time to pick him up while he's riding this hot streak. He is coming off a game against the hard-hitting Blue Jays where we saw him set his career-high in strikeouts with nine over eight innings. Take into consideration he has three quality starts (out of six) and his most recent loss was to the Rays who he sees again on Saturday. In that last appearance against Tampa he went six innings, striking out eight, allowed only two runs and earned a quality start in a loss.

If you're looking for a long term option at starting pitcher, Irvin presents a great opportunity to snag a hidden gem off waivers but don't expect him to last much longer if he puts in another strong performance against the Rays on Saturday.


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Oshae Brissett

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Who needs an Avengers incorporated ESPN broadcast when the real nerd-sports crossover is right here?

Welcome to the final round of the basketball fantasy season. You're either in the championship or you've decided that you wanted to set your lineups early and actually enjoy watching basketball.

In any case, you need to fill your rosters and we have the players you need to look out for on those waiver wires.

Booms

Oshae Brissett Guard/Forward Indiana Pacers

You'd be excused for not knowing who Oshae Brissett was before this week. He went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft and started his professional career in the NBA G League. Now, he is making a name for himself in Indianapolis.

Last week, the former Syracuse forward averaged 16 points, made three three-pointers, 10.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and four blocks. With multiple Pacers players fighting injuries, Brissett should have plenty of opportunities to prove he can be a consistent contributor in the final stretch of the NBA season.

Ricky Rubio Point Guard Minnesota Timberwolves

Much like the Timberwolves, it has been an objectively bad statistical year for the Rubio. Also much like the Timberwolves, even he can have a span of success. Rubio didn't provide a ton in any category this past week, but he did average a solid 10.5 points, 1.8 made threes, four rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 0.8 turnovers.

Rubio may have had a good week, but even his good week isn't much in terms of massive contributions. He may be high on last week's rankings, but he isn't worth the pick-up unless you're really desperate for steals and assists.

Isaiah Stewart Forward/Center Detroit Pistons

Stewart goes back-to-back on the list despite his scoring numbers dropping. In three games last week, Stewart scored 11 points on 53.8 percent shooting, 7.7 rebounds, one steal and 3.3 blocks.

While minutes volatility is still a fear with any Pistons player, Stewart has shown that he can contribute in four or more categories for another week. Pick him up for the rest of the season if you can.

Saddiq Bey Small Forward Detroit Pistons

Bey may still be figuring out how to be successful in the league, but at least he can score like a seasoned vet. In three games last week, he averaged 17 points, four made threes, 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals.

He's still a liability in terms of accuracy (39.5 percent from the field last week), but if you need scoring and rebounding, there aren't a ton of other options on the waiver.

Busts

Dillon Brooks Guard/Forward Memphis Grizzlies

The former Duck has developed into a consistent scorer for the Memphis Grizzlies. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he doesn't provide much else. Last week, he averaged 17.5 points, but only managed to average 1.8 made threes, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.8 steals.

He may not provide much in fantasy, but Memphis is fighting hard to stay in the playoff picture. Brooks will have plenty of chances to keep up his scoring numbers so if that's something you require, he is a great option to give you a boost.

Duncan Robinson Guard/Forward Miami Heat

Shooters in fantasy basketball are DCEU movies: Sure, you'll get a Snyder cut of "Justice League" or "Wonder Woman," but you have to wade through the other travesties to really appreciate them. Duncan Robinson's last week was "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice"-esque.

In four games, Robinson averaged three made three-pointers but only 10.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists. People aren't picking up Robinson for his other stats, but if he's not scoring or shooting at an elite level, he's a tough pickup at best.

Danilo Gallinari Forward Atlanta Hawks

Gallinari's up and down year hit another valley last week when he averaged 10.3 points on 37.9 percent shooting, 1.3 made threes, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

With Kevin Huerter and Bodgan Bogdanovic to compete with for minutes, anything consistent from the Italian baller can't be counted on moving forward.

Delon Wright Guard/Forward Sacramento Kings

Wright was making the most of his minutes in Detroit but since he was traded to Sacramento, his lack of opportunity has been frustrating for anyone who manages him. In four games last week, he averaged 10 points, one made three, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals.

If you are holding out hope that Wright will step up in the finals weeks of the season, I have a monorail I think you'd be interested in.