Waiver Wire: Week 9

Tyler Orginski @FFTylerO

Waiver Wire: Week 9

Whether you won or lost, this is the time to either bolster that winning roster or look ahead to getting the W in week nine. Active teams win leagues, and you are now tasked with the difficult decision on not only who to pick-up but how much to bid. If your league is not using FAAB, consider the order in which the players are listed, by position, to determine their priority. Players available in ~33% of Yahoo leagues will be featured in this week nine waiver wire article. 



Sam Darnold – (4-5%)

Darnold’s string of juicy matchups has begun and will continue into week 14. He plays the Dolphins this week, nuff said. 

Derek Carr – (2-3%)

Carr draws the Lions at home this week. While there have been some pleasant surprises from the Detroit side of the ball, their defense isn’t one of them. The Lions give the 6th most points to QBs, and six QBs have scored at least 19 fantasy points on the Lions this year. 



Jaylen Samuels – (25+%)

At this time, we do not know the extent of the James Conner injury. Regardless, we have seen Samuels be involved even with healthy Conner. It’s week nine, and if you need RB help, it’s time to start swinging. 

Darrell Henderson – (9-10%)

Seeing 12 touches in week seven and 13 last week, he is now the immediate back-up to Gurley and seeing some decent play. The Rams backfield isn’t what we thought it would be, but with the demotion of Malcolm Brown, the sad state of Gurley, he’s worth an add. He drew comps to Kamara this preseason while likely farfetched; he does provide more explosion than 2019 Gurley, and the coaches are starting to trust him. 

Tra Carson – (6-8%)

Carson saw a 12 surprise touches for the Lions on Sunday and was the second RB in terms of snaps (behind Ty Johnson, who I warned you about). The Lions are sorting their backfield out, and Carson has a real chance of coming out on top as the 1-2 down back. He looked solid in his time given. 

Mark Walton – (5-6%)

Kenyan Drake got traded, so it would appear that this leaves Walton as the lead guy. Unfortunately, the Dolphins are strongly committed to the tank and are still giving Kalen Ballage play. Nevertheless, he saw 13 touches on Sunday and 15 the week before. He can get you through some bye weeks as an RB3. 

Tony Pollard/Alexander Mattison – (4-5%)

These two are shaping up to be fantasy football’s elite handcuffs. They need to be owned and are possible league winners. 

The one %ers (guys I would spend only 1% on):

Rashaad Penny – Rex Burkhead – Raheem Mostert – Zac Zenner


Wide Receiver

Diontae Johnson – (8-10%)

The clear #2 in Pittsburgh and Mason Rudolph’s favorite target to date. If he is on waivers, pick him up. The Steelers have knocked it out of the park with WR talent, and he is the kind of guy who only needs one catch to pay off in your flex. 

Cole Beasley – (7-9%)

Again, I keep writing about this guy and am still baffled he’s not owned in more leagues. He has a double-digit outing in 4/5 games and is the clear #2 in Buffalo. The Bill’s upcoming schedule is cake, and he deserves to be in your flex spot in standard-sized PPR leagues. 

Allen Lazard – (6-8%)

The #2 WR on an Aaron Rodgers led offense has often proved fruitful. However, this year has been tough, and no one seems to have stepped up with DA out with the toe injury. When DA returns, I will bet Lazard emerges as the #2 and that is worth something. 

Devante Parker/Preston Williams – (4-5%)

Things are better with Fitzmagic. Parker has scored at least 11 fantasy points over the last four games and is crushing it in the air yards category. Williams is not scoring at the same rate as Parker, but the target volume has been coming his way. Between the targets with Williams and air yards with Parker, one of them is due for a decent outing. Which one? I couldn’t tell you and considering its the Dophins we are talking about, temper some expectations. 

The 1%ers (guys I would spend only 1% on):

Anthony Miller – Zach Pascal – Ted Ginn – Demaryius Thomas


Tight End

Chris Herndon – (6-8%)

This is my 6th time posting this. Last year, he was a top-eight TE from week 6 to 16. The return of Darnold has righted the ship on offense, and the Jets matchup from weeks 9-14 is cake. There is not much upside left at TE on waivers at this point, Herndon may be your last chance to get a Top 12 guy. 

Dallas Goedert – (5-6%)

Over the last five weeks, Goedert has 23 targets, a 15-166-3 line, scoring 47 PPR points. This is good. While his counterpart, Zach Ertz, has 33 targets, a 20-234-1 line, 47 PPR Points. Will this last? Not sure, but he is worth a shot. 






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