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Week 9 Waiver Wire: No Ezekiel Elliott, No Problem

Week 9 Waiver Wire
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Things in this country are worse than perhaps they’ve ever been. People are seemingly split between the AFC and NFC. Where does your allegiance lie? The Week 9 Waiver Wire is a sign of hope and change, change we can believe in.

There’s an opportunity to make your Fantasy Football roster great again. Can we find players to take us to the promise land? Yes, we can!

Between injuries, suspensions, bye weeks and trade deadlines the Fantasy Football world just went from West Philadelphia to Bel Air to the Upside Down.

The following is for 10-12 Team leagues but for deeper leagues or leagues with deep rosters, keep scrolling and we’ll throw out some names for you too.

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Week 9 Waiver Wire

Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens

The Irish Dancer should be the top waiver add this week if he’s still available in your league. At this point, forget everything you thought you knew about Collins and simply view him for what he is, the lead back on a team who is struggling to throw and needs to lean on their running game.

Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans

Davis is a game changer at WR when healthy. Yes, he’s been hurt. Yes, we only have a one-game sample size. All that means is you have a better chance of getting him. Do it. Do it.

Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts

Everyone needs RB help and even if you don’t, your opponents do. If Mack is still available, his big-play ability is worthy of a flex spot start, at the very least.

Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers

If your team is sitting pretty at or near the top of your division, now is the time to get a step ahead of everyone else and add Olsen. Kelvin Benjamin is gone and Olsen should be back with the team soon, ready to play by Week 12.

Juju Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

I have no argument if you want to put Juju at the top of this list. Personally, I think Corey Davis will be a more consistent option going forward but, with what we’ve seen out of Smitch-Schuster, you can’t go wrong here. He’s a must add if he’s managed to stay on your wire.

Darren McFadden, RB, Dallas Cowboys

The reality is no one knows who is going to take over as the lead back for Dallas. I’m prioritizing McFadden because he’s more versatile in the passing game.

Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants

Shepard should be back on the field this week and outside of Evan Engram, he has virtually zero competition for targets. He’s a WR3 or flex play going forward.

Kenyan Drake & Damien Williams, RB, Miami Dolphins

Release the Drake! I’m prioritizing Drake ahead of Damien Williams in PPR leagues for certain. Drake is the more dynamic of the two and frankly, Miami needs to know what they have in Drake before the season ends. In standard scoring leagues the case can be made to add Williams because he’s the more conventional of the two.

Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas Cowboys

Between Morris, McFadden and Rod Smith, it’s possible this backfield becomes a giant headache for Fantasy owners. I’m quasi-predicting that’s what happens, which is why I have Morris so low here. The reality is though that his upside is high enough to have him in the Top 3 if you’re desperate at RB.

Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Your opponents may not have realized it yet but outside of Week 1, Lee is having what averages out to be a 1,000-yard receiving campaign.

 

Week 9 Waiver Wire

12-14 Team Leagues/Deeper Roster Adds

Jared Goff, QB, Los Angelas Rams

Goff isn’t my top waiver wire addition but he is my top QB addition. The offense has been solid and more importantly, the schedule ahead is favorable. For those of you with Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, Matt Ryan and other inconsistent options, Goff is worth an add.

Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets

I know … but, seriously.

Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens

He’s returning sooner than you think. If you don’t add him now you probably won’t get another chance.

Curtis Samuel, WR, Carolina Panthers

Kelvin Benjamin has been shipped to Buffalo which opens up things for … Greg Olsen. If you don’t own Olsen and still want a piece of the Carolina offense, Samuel is the target. Samuel is a Percy Harvin type who most likely won’t be used properly given what we’ve seen with Christian McCaffrey but in deep leagues, he’s worth a flier.

DeAndre Washington, RB, Oakland Raiders

Washington showed us last week what we were hoping to see from him last season. Jalen Richard might be the more talented of the two Marshawn Lynch backups but Washington has taken advantage of his opportunities. If you’re a Beast Mode owner, get Washington while you can.

Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots

When will you feel comfortable starting Burkhead? I have no idea but he’s a RB in a top offense who is a capable pass catcher and is currently healthy.

Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos

I still think De’Angelo Henderson is the best RB on the Broncos roster but until the coaching staff agrees with me, they’re going to use Booker more and more it seems.

C.J. Prosise, RB, Seattle Seahawks

Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy are his competition.

Rod Smith, RB, Dallas Cowboys

I’ve already grabbed Smith in a couple of leagues. It’s possible he’s the best RB on the Dallas Cowboys not named Ezekiel Elliott.

Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets

As long as McCown is healthy, Anderson is a WR3/Flex play.

Paul Richardson, WR, Seattle Seahawks

Richardson is fast, healthy, aggressive and quickly becoming Russell Wilson’s favorite target.

Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins

All those people who told you to cut Crowder last week are telling you to pick him up again. They made a mistake.

Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks

I prefer Richardson but Lockett looks good as of late. The Hawks can’t run the ball whatsoever so until they can, bombs away to their WRs.

Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins

Jordan Reed is out this week, and probably every week. Davis has demonstrated he can put up TE1 numbers when Reed misses time.

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John has been playing Fantasy Sports for roughly twenty years. He works in the Customer Experience profession by day and is a fan of all things Dynasty, Daily and PPR by night. He currently resides in Boston, MA.
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