Week 9 Waiver Wire Picks
Believe it or not this week still does have a few players that can help you out in the next couple of weeks however we don’t see any of the players being league winners.
Fantasy relavent injuries this week to Miles Sanders, Brandin Cooks, Marquise Lee, Dede Westbrook and most of all Chase Edmonds all could open up spots for other players to get a chance to shine.
At the time of this writing Kenyan Drake is still a Dolphin but reports are out that a trade has been made but the team has yet to be announced however the Titans and Lions were repoted to be the most likely two teams. Chase Edmonds injury would let Arizona into the bidding unless a deal has really already been made.
****Update-Drake heading to Arizona****
We recommended Tannehill last week and his ownership is still less than 50% so he is really the best QB option we have this week. He didn’t put up a lot of yards against Tampa Bay, just 193 but had 3 td’s and looked decent enough to be a streamer as he is pounding nails in Marcus Mariotas coffin.
A late injury report to Joe Flacco knocks him out this week and possibly longer. Brandon Allen has never taken an NFL snap and was claimed by the Broncos off of waivers from the Los Angeles Rams when rosters were cut down from 90 to 53 players. Allen (6-2, 209 pounds) was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft out of Arkansas. He spent one year in Jacksonville before joining the Los Angeles Rams. He should only be picked up in 2 QB leaques. After Joe Flacco’s post game comments I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go on IR ending his time in Denver. Also, once Drew Lock comes off IR himself I would expect Denver to throw him in for a few games now that their season is over.
In a move late on Tuesday the Bengals announced they are benching Andy Dalton for rookie 4th round pick Ryan Finley after the bye week. The Bengals ore 0-8 and they might as well see what Finley has in him so they can decide if they are going to make a trade or spend their high draft pick on a Quarterback in the draft. Finley is only worth picking up in 2 QB leagues at this point.
Again, this is written without knowing for sure if and where Kenyan Drake is going.
Update ****Drake heading to Arizona****
We mentioned him in the past but Walton has cemented his #1 spot in Miami with or without Drake on the team. He is probably the top RB for season long play even though he is playing for the lowly Fins. The other RB’s listed as more handcuff/injury fill in guys.
He could be on the bench really fast if David Johnson or Chase Edmonds is ready to go. Still if you have Johnson or Edmonds he is worth a pick up just for insurance if nothing else. If the Cardinals feel that Johnson and Edmonds are going to miss time they would have to pick up someone, and that someone could easily supplant Zenner. Possible new Cardinals would be Jay Ajayi and an outside chance at Kenyan Drake.
****Move Zenner off the board-Drake will become the top handcuff.
Ty Johnson who? I don’t think anyone saw this coming but it was Tra Carson who the Lions featured in week 8. Carson was a preseason cut by the Packers. He didn’t do much but did outcarry Ty Johnson 12-7 but the yardage was putrid for both of them. If you drafted Ty Johnson last week it might be time to move on. Not sure what Tra Carson will do and if Drake ends up a Lion both are droppable.
****Give-No Drake so Tra Carson becomes a htter waiver wire pickup.
Miles Sanders injury means that at least while he is out (assuming he is out) that Boston Scott will become the chance of pace RB to Jordan Howard. Scott is a small shifty runner and is not big enough to ever be a bell cow but he does possess what the heck flex appeal.
Mohammed Sanu’s departure opened the door for Gage. He had 9 targets and 7 receptions. Could he be a one week wonder? Sure, but he could just as likely get that kind of volume going forward as teams will be double teaming Julio Jones, and while he is the 3rd WR in the pecking order Atlanta has the passing volume to make him a solid WR3 every week. If you need a reciever take a chance on him.
Conley has slid underneath many teams radar this year. I had him as a waiver wire pick up as far back as week two. This week he caught 4 out of 7 passes for 103 yards and a TD. Even though Marquise Lee hasn’t done anything his injury means the possibility of a target or 2 more for Conley each game and makes him a upside WR4 for the rest of the season. Just be aware the Falcons have a bye in week 9 so he won’t be any immediate help to your team.
Even though he only had 3 receptions, 2 went for TD’s which will put him on the radar. Still I would only add him in very deep leaques as the targets just aren’t there in Seattle’s run first offense.
I’ve had him on the list the past couple of weeks. If you didn’t pick him updo it now. He outtargeted and outcaught Zach Ertz in week 8 (by 1), but that one was for a TD. He is certainly worth picking up if you need to stream a week 9 TE.
Also mentioned previously he is emerging a a reliable endzone target in Houston. Will Fuller’s injury was supposed to benefit Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee. In Week 8 Stills had 3 grabs to Fells 6, Coutee had zero. Fells also had two nice TD’s. His ownership numbers will surely skyrocket now. Still I would rather have Goedert for his TE1 upside should Ertz go down.
Yes, He plays for the Jets and Chris Herndon has yet to make an appearence. With 2 TD’s he will be looked at by many TE desperate teams however Herndon will push him aside once he starts. The only reason I mention him is the possibility that Robby Anderson gets traded which could mean some additional action for Griffin if that happens.
We added him last week and played him in a lot of DFS lineups that worked out well for us. He led the Titans in targets and yards and had a TD. His playing time will be limited by Delanie Walkers eventual return. Monitor Walker’s health before adding him but be ready to add him late in the week if it looks like Walker will miss another week.
Week 9 Waiver Wire Picks Updates
We will be updating this blog throughout the Monday Night Game and injury and trade reports.