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Kremenjas: Fantasy football waiver wire targets ahead of NFL Week 10

Sep 27, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman (11) catches the ball while New York Jets cornerback Pierre Desir (35) defends in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season brought forth a ton of interesting names and new performers at varying degrees, continuing to heighten the waiver wire's importance as our fantasy football seasons begin to wind down. Now is the time to make the moves that can help in both the short-term and the long-term with the playoffs around the corner.

Here are the most intriguing waiver wire additions in fantasy football ahead of Week 10.

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QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins — 24% rostered

The Dolphins have ushered in a new area with Tua officially starting at quarterback, and there’s no reason to look back now. The rookie looked much more comfortable in his second start as a professional NFL player. Tagovailoa improved markedly from Week 8 to Week 9, totaling 21.4 fantasy points Sunday.

The rookie completed 20 of his 28 passing attempts for 248 yards and two touchdowns while also producing a strong 8.9 yards per attempt and a 10.1-yard average depth of target. Both figures project for exciting future usage that typically correlates to more fantasy points by way of downfield passing and big plays.

Tagovailoa is worth not only a waiver claim for the week but also a solid chunk of your available free-agent acquisition budget, particularly if you play in a quarterback-premium league.

QB Jake Luton, Jacksonville Jaguars — 3% rostered

Luton, who got his first NFL start in Week 9, put together a strong performance that netted 22.5 fantasy points. Thirty-eight dropbacks later, the rookie reeled off 304 passing yards and one touchdown, in addition to a 13-yard scamper for a score.

While Luton isn’t likely to maintain this type of production on a weekly basis, he did show some positive signs and could be a decent addition as a backup quarterback in deeper leagues or in leagues with superflex or premium spots for quarterbacks.

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