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Week 9 Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups
Week 8 is in the books and other that waiting to see if Tony Romo’s back is OK we came away without any major injuries.
This week we have six teams on a bye in Week 9 with Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay and Tennessee, so there a lot of fantasy owners looking to fill in rooster space with a lot of standout Fantasy options missing..
In 12-team leagues the pickings are slim at quarterback and tight end. Running back has some guys to target off waivers, but wide receiver is probably the best place pick up guys off waivers if you need one. Check out the list players I put together below.
If you haven’t done so already, I would encourage you to handcuff your stud running backs whereever possible. Joseph Randle, Knile Davis, etc, for example, should be owned just in case something happens to the starters in front of them.
Looks like Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush are going to .be out again and A.J. Green is still questionable.
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Notable Injuries: Robert Griffin III (ankle), Tony Romo (back), Alex Smith (shoulder)
Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan, Kyle Orton,Zach Mettenberger
Andy Dalton QB Cincinnati Bengals – Playing Jacksonville, enough said
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants – Should be in a shoot out with the Colts
Notable Injuries: Giovani Bernard (hip), Khiry Robinson(forearm), Doug Martin (ankle), Fred Jackson (groin), Pierre Thomas (shoulder), Montee Ball(groin), Donald Brown (concussion), Reggie Bush (ankle), Rashad Jennings (knee),DeAngelo Williams (ankle), Ryan Mathews (knee),
Key players on bye: Eddie Lacy, Matt Forte, Joique Bell, Reggie Bush, Bishop Sankey, Steven Jackson, Bryce Brown,
Jonas Gray, RB, New England Patriots:
Here we go again. Belechek got us again. Everytime the Patriots sell us on a guy they pull the rug out on us and go with someone new. Gray had 17 touches against the Chicago Bears compared with eight for Vereen. The Pats have found the latest in a long line of RBs who make a mess of our fantasy plans. Hopefully the Patriots don’t acquire another RB by Tuesday’s trade deadline, so we can narrow them down to Vereen or Gray.
Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions :
Riddick doesn’t do much as a rusher, but he’s as a pass catcher, he is a Reggie Bush clone taking short dump-offs and taking them long distances. He got a whopping 12 targets Sunday.
Notable Injuries: Brian Quick (shoulder), Cordarrelle Patterson (foot), Nate Washington (shoulder), Reggie Wayne (elbow), Calvin Johnson (ankle), A.J. Green (toe),
Key Players on bye: Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Sammy Watkins,Julio Jones, Roddy White
Brandon LaFell, WR, Patriots
I mentioned him a few weeks ago so most likely is not on waivers, but LaFell has surpassed Julian Edelman in targets on 11-4 on Sunday. The past three weeks, he has 19 catches for 276 yards and three TDs, compared with Edelman’s 14/149/0. In a thin waiver-wire week, LaFell looks like the best WR to pickup this week.
Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (1.7 percent): Bryant graduates from speculative to solid add in one week.
Notable Injuries: Owen Daniels (knee), Jordan Cameron (concussion), Brandon Pettigrew (foot), Eric Ebron (hamstring), and Kyle Rudolph (groin)
Key Players on Bye: Martellus Bennett, Delanie Walker
Tim Wright TE, New England Patriots: Could be in a shootout and see a lot of targets.
Cincinnati Bengals Defense
Enter defense playing the Jacksonville Jaguars and recommend it.
Kansas City Chiefs:
You can also take a look at the Kansas City Chiefs facing Michael Vick and the New York Jets,