Week 9 waiver wire

I love football season so much, but yet I hate it. Why must it come and go so fast? We’re already at the midway point of the season and it isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Playoffs in fantasy leagues are weeks away, and chances are you’re hitting the waivers hard along with your other opponents hoping to strike gold to save your season, or continue your success. Week to week there’s always something crazy happening in the NFL. This week is no different as either you’re sitting at 6-2 or 7-1 with some cushion, or you’re struggling at 3-5, 4-4 hoping to crawl into the playoffs. Nonetheless look no further as I will help you find your needs for your roster to help you get back on the winning side in week 9. None of these adds are in any particular order.

Week 9 waiver wire
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J.J. Nelson (WR) Arizona 

So much for John Brown and Michael Floyd after all the hype they’ve gotten during the offseason. Nelson has always been seen ranked behind those two and not to mention Fitz. Nelson is the WR to own right now if you’re wanting to pick up a Cardinal and add him to your team.

Derick Henry (RB) Tennessee

Chances are this guy is already owned. Especially in deeper leagues. A lot of people predicted Henry to overtake Demarco Murray by now and would take the league by storm, but Murray is making sure that none of that is happening while he’s there. Still Henry should be added as he’s getting more work in as the season progresses.

Tim Hightower (RB) New Orleans

Not the sexiest name that comes to mind, but hey he’s managed to carve himself a role with the Saints. More than likely Mark Ingram will remain the starter, but he’s just a fumble away from heading back to the bench and watching Hightower carry the load.

Charcandrick West (RB) Kansas City

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Many fantasy owners had their hearts broken and Chiefs fans as well when it was announced that Jamaal Charles was being put on IR, ending his season. Last season we got to see what West was capable of doing when he filled in for Charles for the very same injury that gave him trouble this season. Spencer Ware will remain the starter, but West is still a must add and too talented to not get any work in.

Antone Smith (RB) Tampa Bay

If you put all your chips into the RB situation in Tampa Bay hopefully you have back up options. Jacquizz Rodgers was sensational in filling in for Doug Martin, but unfortunately left Sundays game with a left foot injury. No time-table on when he or Martin will be back leaving the RB duties to Smith going forward.

Mohammed Sanu (WR) Atlanta

Sanu isn’t going to be a home run player week in and week out, but he will definitely be a good flex play, especially with all the byes coming in the upcoming weeks. Julio Jones isn’t going anywhere, but he does have a history of lingering hamstring and foot injuries which will boost Sanu’s value if anything were to happen.

Corey Coleman (WR) Cleveland

I don’t think anyone remembers Coleman’s dominant performance he had in week 2 before he suffered a broken hand in practice. If he was dropped and forgotten about in your league rush and go get him now.

Jamison Crowder (WR) Washington

This is a guy I’ve been hyping for the past few weeks. He and Michael Thomas have really made some noise thus far into their rookie seasons. Desean Jackson isn’t the same guy anymore and Pierre Garçon always seems like he isn’t on the field at times. Crowder is clearly the best option at wideout for Washington right now.

Robert Kelley (RB) Washington

If you listened to our most recent podcast for My Fantasy Sports Talk I answered a mailbag question picking Thompson over Kelley and boy was I wrong. This doesn’t mean that Kelley is the RB to own going forward with Thompson still hanging around in the picture, and Matt Jones likely to get more work in, but Kelley should be a stash and wait and see what Washington does with their running back situation.

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C.J. Fiedorowicz (TE) Houston

I don’t even know how to pronounce this guy’s name. I had no clue he was even in the league, but thanks to his targets and receptions he’s been getting lately from Osweiler, Fiedorowicz has turned out to be a pretty good play from week to week, and could help you fill the headache at the TE position if you don’t have a Gronk or Reed on your rosters.

C.J. Prosise (RB) Seattle

Here’s another guy who I constantly heard being praised coming into the season. It took eight weeks, but now I know why Prosise was being brought up. With C.J. Spiller recently being cut, Prosise should have no problem carving himself a role in a Seattle offense that’s always looking for ways to one up their opponents.

 

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