Waiver Wired: Week 9 Fantasy Football Pickups

Waiver Wired- Week 9 Fantasy Football Pickups


Taysom Hill, New Orleans vs. Atlanta:
If you need the quarterback position, consider rolling with Taysom Hill. Fantasy football managers have short memories. Don’t forget how good Hill was last season in his initial audition.

Justin Fields, Chicago at Pittsburgh: Justin Fields showed the fantasy football world what he could do when he cut it loose against the 49ers. Anytime a quarterback can run for over 100 yards, your attention is required.

Tua Tagovailoa, Miami vs. Houston: Fantasy managers are sleepwalking if Tua remains on your waiver wire. With the Deshaun Watson distraction behind them, Tua can play free against a horrendous Texans’ defense.

Jordan Love, Green Bay at Kansas City: Aaron Rodgers has tested positive for Covid-19, so Jordan Love will make his first career start. Love should have his full complement of receivers against the much-maligned Chiefs defense.

Tyrod Taylor, Houston at Miami: Keep an eye on the injury report, but if Tyrod Taylor is back under center for the Houston Texans, he is worth streaming in a plus matchup.


Adrian Peterson, Tennessee at Los Angeles Rams: Adrian Peterson would be my top pickup at any position this week. Peterson inherits the early-down role on the Titans’ offense. Peterson is not Derrick Henry, but he is capable of providing solid RB2 numbers given the possible volume here.

Jeremy McNichols, Tennessee at Los Angeles Rams: I wouldn’t sleep on Jeremy McNichols either. McNichols has played well for the Titans this season and the coaching staff trusts him.

Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Atlanta: Mark Ingram was traded from the Houston Texans, to reunite with the New Orleans Saints. Ingram will slide in immediately as a complementary role to Alvin Kamara, and against Atlanta, there should be ample opportunities.

Boston Scott, Philadelphia vs. Los Angeles Chargers: Boston Scott was the Eagles’ starter last week, not Kenneth Gainwell. Scott could hold on to this role in the short term while Miles Sanders is on the shelf.

Carlos Hyde, Jacksonville vs. Buffalo: While facing Buffalo is not a great match-up, we don’t turn our noses up to potential starting running backs. James Robinson is banged up, and if he cannot go, Carlos Hyde is worthy of flex consideration.

Jaret Patterson, Washington (BYE): Washington is on a bye this week, so this is a bit of a long view play. Antonio Gibson isn’t right–we all know it. Patterson is gaining more and more work in the backfield. It is wise to pick him up a week early, rather than a week too late.

Scottie Phillips, Houston at Miami: Soottie doesn’t know, don’t tell Scottie! Anyway, a deep flyer in the Texans backfield that could pay off down the stretch.


DeVante Parker, Miami vs. Houston: Look at your waiver wire to see if DeVante Parker is available. Parker should not be on waiver wires, but after missing several games, he may have been dropped.

Van Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee: I love Van Jefferson the second half of this season. The Rams will rely on him more and more in the coming weeks. If he is available, snag him up before it is too late.

Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville vs. Buffalo: Trevor Lawrence has to throw the ball to someone right. Agnew has seen his playing time increase every week.

Jamison Crowder, New York Jets at Indianapolis: Jamison Crowder has been heavily involved in recent weeks. Crowder is worth investing in the short term.

Elijah Moore, New York Jets at Indianapolis: The longer view is to look at Elijah Moore. Moore is set to be the heir apparent to Jamison Crowder, and it would make sense to get a better look at the rookie wide receiver in the second half of the season.

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