Week 10 of the regular NFL season is in the books and fantasy owners are looking for bye week and/or injury replacements. We bring you our weekly list of players who might be potential waiver wire busts or who have downside. Some of these players may appear in our waiver wire suggestions, but this list is designed to simply point out factors that could impact or limit their production.
RB Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints (15 percent owned)
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram had a monster game in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys with 14 carries for 145 yards and a touchdown on Sunday Night Football. It was a career game for Ingram who hasn't really shown much to date since being drafted in the first round in 2011. He did have a 91 yard effort in 2011 against Indianapolis and a 90 yard, one touchdown effort in 2012 against Tampa Bay. Don't get me wrong, Ingram looked good, but he needs more consistency before he becomes a trustworthy fantasy option. The Saints face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11.
WR Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams (44 percent owned)
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin caught two passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 10 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He also returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown. Austin was only targeted three times in the game making his numbers even more glorious. It's just difficult to trust these numbers with such a conservative mind coaching the Rams. Prior to this game, Austin's best game was in Week 2 when he caught six passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns. The Rams have a Week 11 bye week, so he won't return to action until Week 12 when the Rams face the Chicago Bears.
QB Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals (28 percent owned)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer threw for 241 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 10 win over the Houston Texans. He only took one sack in the game but he lost a fumble. Palmer is a decent enough fill-in option, but he is far too inconsistent to be a viable starter in most leagues. He does get a good matchup in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars who are giving up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks right now.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tennessee Titans (2 percent owned)
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is done for the year with a lis franc injury to his right foot. Barring unforeseen events, Ryan Fitzpatrick will quarterback the Titans the remainder of the season. On Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Fitzpatrick went 22 of 33 for 264 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed three times for 13 yards and a touchdown. In his two prior starts, Fitzpatrick struggled against very good defenses in the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks.
WR Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints (40 percent owned)
New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills caught four passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys are giving up he 14th most fantasy points to wide receivers. The rookie from LSU is talented but Marques Colston was back in the lineup and the most active receiver on the night with eight targets. Stills will remain behind Colston, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles and possibly Pierre Thomas in looks. The Saints are simply loaded at skill the positions.
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