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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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Rashad Jennings Is a Must-Have Fantasy Backup to Maurice Jones-Drew

It’s the finals of fantasy football for many leagues, and if not that then we’re deep into the playoffs. Unfortunately for some owners they have to worry about stud

Maurice Jones-Drew, upon whom they relied for the regular season. Jones-Drew, who had a stretch of six straight 100-yard games, sat out the final few drives for the Jags against the Colts Sunday. MJD ended up with just 15 totes, his fewest amount since week two, but says his knee was not to blame.

Complicating matters is the fact that Jones-Drew missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday because of his knee. The Jags have said they’ll announce Maurice’s status for Sunday’s game on Friday. Fantasy owners would be wise to pick up backup Rashad Jennings if they haven’t already. Jennings is a fully-capable back who scored touchdowns in weeks 12-14 for Jacksonville. If MJD ends up unable to play in a critical game for the Jags, Jennings will be a good roster replacement.

UPDATE: MJD is doubtful and reportedly unlikely to play. Start Jennings.