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Time to admit Tebow's a good Week 10 waiver wire pick

Need to improve your fantasy team? Each week, NFL.com will offer up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to help you in that quest for a league championship. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still a free agent.

Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs (48.0 percent):

Cassel put up a mediocre 13.92 fantasy points in a blowout loss to the Dolphins, but he's still worth a look if you need a quarterback. He faces a great matchup in Week 10, as the Chiefs host the Broncos. Denver's defense has allowed more fantasy points to quarterbacks than any team, serving up more than 21 per game.

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Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals (82.8 percent):

Dalton was a star against the Titans, throwing for 217 yards and three touchdowns in a come-from-behind win. The rookie is now on pace to finish the season with 3,392 yards and a solid 26 total touchdowns based on his current numbers. He has some legitimate value against weaker opponents if you're in a deeper league.

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Carson Palmer, QB, Raiders (87.2 percent):

Palmer made some noise in his first start as a member of the Raiders, throwing for 332 yards with three touchdowns while scoring 19.58 fantasy points. While he does tend to turn the ball over too much, he can still produce when facing weaker defensive opponents. Consider Palmer a viable No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

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Tim Tebow, QB, Broncos (54.2 percent):

OK people, it's time to admit it. Tebow is a pretty darn good fantasy quarterback. He's scored 20-plus fantasy points in five of his six career NFL starts, including a solid 24.76-point performance against the Raiders. Next on the schedule is a game against the Chiefs, who made Matt Moore look like Dan Marino in Week 9.

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Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, Browns (90.2 percent):

With Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty both out, Ogbonnaya saw most of the backfield touches in Week 9. If he retains the top spot on the Browns depth chart, he'll be a viable deep-league flex starter against the Rams -- their defense has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs this season.

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Roy Helu, RB, Redskins (66.9 percent):

Helu was featured in this space last week, but he's still a free agent in most leagues. That will change after his performance against the 49ers, however. The rookie started ahead of Ryan Torain and saw most of the backfield touches, catching a franchise-record 14 passes. Consider Helu a potential flex starter in Week 10.

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Donald Brown, RB, Colts (97.8 percent):

Joseph Addai was active and didn't see a single snap for the second consecutive week. At the same time, Brown's touches rose to the point where he needs to be a waiver-wire target. He led the Colts in carries against the Falcons, toting the rock 12 more times than Delone Carter. He goes up against the Jaguars next.

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Laurent Robinson, WR, Cowboys (97.2 percent):

The Cowboys lost Miles Austin to another hamstring ailment, and his questionable status for Week 10 makes Robinson a viable option. He has posted a combined 10 catches, scored a touchdown in consecutive games, and would be pushed into a starting role if Austin were forced to miss a game or possibly even more.

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Jacoby Ford, WR, Raiders (92.9 percent):

Remember when Ford was considered a deep sleeper back in the preseason? Well, he finally showed off some of his skills. The speedster caught five passes for 105 yards and found the end zone on an 18-yard pass from Palmer against the Broncos. With an experienced veteran now under center, Ford could start to blossom.

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Jake Ballard, TE, Giants (99.3 percent):

Need a tight end for the stretch run? Give Ballard a look off the waiver wire. He has been targeted often in the pass attack, which was evident in his 67-yard, one-touchdown effort against the Patriots. Ballard has now hauled in at least four passes in each of his last three games and has two touchdowns in his last four.

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