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Week 10 fantasy pickups include Nick Foles, Rashad Jennings, Aaron Dobson

Nick-Foles-EaglesAs we mentioned last week, you have probably reached or are nearing the trade deadline in your fantasy league. That means the only way to acquire players who can help you down the stretch is by working the waiver wire. We’re here to help out with that as best we can, and there were a couple of players who had breakout performances in Week 9 that can certainly give you a boost in the coming weeks. Here are your Week 10 fantasy football pickups.

Nick Foles, QB, Eagles: The Eagles have had an unprecedented revolving door at quarterback this season, mostly because of injuries. With a seven-touchdown performance against the Raiders on Sunday, you can bet your bottom dollar Foles has secured the job for the immediate future. Foles’ game against Oakland will likely be his best of the season, but he has plenty enough weapons at his disposal to produce at a high level in fantasy formats. DeSean Jackson is having his best season as a pro and LeSean McCoy makes it so teams can’t commit to defending the pass. Philly’s next five games are against the Packers, Redskins, Cardinals, Lions and Vikings. Those matchups lock Foles in as a fantasy starter.

Rashad Jennings, RB, Raiders: Stop me if you’ve heard this before — Darren McFadden is battling a hamstring injury. Run DMC tweaked his already tender hamstring in the second quarter against the Eagles and did not return. Jennings stepped into the feature back role and carried the ball 15 times for 102 yards and a touchdown. He also added 74 yards receiving on seven catches. Philly’s defense is very soft, but Jennings will be handling the bulk of the work for Oakland going forward. The Raiders are unlikely to rush McFadden back this time, as we see what happens when they do.

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Video: Marshall WR Aaron Dobson Makes One-Handed Backhand Catch

Marshall beat East Carolina 34-27 Saturday to become bowl eligible at 6-6. They were down at halftime but tied things up and then won it in overtime. But it’s not the success of the Thundering Herd that matters; it’s the one-handed catch made by receiver Aaron Dobson in the second quarter that is stealing all the attention.

Dobson is a junior who has 10 touchdowns on the season. None could be prettier than this one:

He finished with 4 catches for 110 yards — the latter of which was a season-high. I don’t know if he’ll get a sniff in the pros, but that catch was enough to warrant our attention. Wow.

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