NFL Week 9 Waiver Wire

We are more than half way home for your NFL week 9 waiver wire. With most of the season in the books those teams in the playoff hunt need to make moves. There are several players to look at for the week 9 waiver wire. Of course you always want to get those steamers at quarterback and tight end. Yet I see some running backs and receivers that still are worth an add. So let us break down our week 9 waiver wire top pick ups. For the week 9 waiver wire all roster percentages are based on ESPN roster ownage


Drew Lock (5.1%)

There are not many quarterbacks I am high on this week to stream. Yet for the week 9 waiver wire Drew Lock intrigues me if you are desperate. He gets the Atlanta defense who normally gives up a ton of fantasy points. He had a very good week last week throwing for 3 touchdowns and finishing as a top 10 quarterback. If he can continue to grow with this offense he could have some quality fantasy weeks. I would think about picking him up against Atlanta if I need a streamer. 

week 9 waiver wire lock
DENVER, COLORADO – OCTOBER 25: Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock watches from the sidelines as the clock ticks down during the fourth quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field at Mile High on October 25, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos 43-16. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

Derek Carr (47.0%) 

Carr has an interesting match up going against the Chargers. We know the Chargers can score points with Herbert at quarterback. In the last 3 games they are 5th in ppg at 32. That all spells for a big throwing performance for the Raiders. Last week the weather played a huge impact and Carr and the offense. Yet I still see him being able to put up 20 fantasy points against a Chargers team that has struggled against QBS. Pick him up if you can.

Running Backs

J.K. Dobbins (48.8%)

If Dobbins is on your waivers pick him up now. He is a top week 9 waiver add for me and could explode these next few weeks. With Ingram out he led the team in snaps and had 16 touches. On the day he had 15 carries for 113 yards. I wrote an article on post on him this offseason on why I feel he could be an every down back. He has the vision, quickness in the hole, can block and be used in the passing game. To me he is a top 5 back by 2021 and it will be my bold prediction for next year. I just cannot have him on waivers when the opportunity is finally there for him to take over this backfield. 

Zack Moss (36.2%)

Another rookie who made a splash in his respective backfield. When healthy this kid is a very powerful back who has an ability to break tackles. He was never going to be out of the gameplan for this team. His ceiling is an rb 2 any given week based on game script. Yet he needs to be rostered as he gives flex appeal based on volume. 14 touches this past week is very good and I can see him getting more looks. 

Moss week 9 waiver wire
Moss had a career day against the Patriots this past weekend.

Jordan Wilkins (.5%)

I will be the first to say I do not know what to think of this Colts backfield. Yet Wilkons needs to be on your week 9 waiver wire radar. He had 21 touches this past week which was the same as Taylor and Hines combined. Perhaps the rookie is not ready to take the lead role just yet for this team. If this is the case then Wilkons could see more early down work moving forward and is a must add for fantasy football leagues. 

Deejay Dallas (11.7%)

Dallas certainly surprised me a bit this past Sunday. He finished with 22.8 fantasy points and had 23 touches. With the injuries to basically the Seahawks backfield he saw a ton of volume. To me he is definitely worth a pick up as the volume should continue to be there if players missed time. I would like to see him be more efficient as he only averaged 2.3 yards per carry. Never the less roster him if you need a flex spot. 

Wide Receivers 

Mike Williams (42.7%)

Williams is a boom or bust play depending on the match up. Yet I feel like he needs to be rostered if he can see more consistent targets. He had 21 fantasy points this last week and the Chargers have some favorable match ups coming up. The play the Raiders, Jets, Falcons and Broncos again over the next few weeks. To me he could help teams out in their playoff run and should be rostered. 

Corey Davis (36.7%) 

Is this the breakout year we all have been waiting for in Corey Davis? To me he has become the perfect compliment to AJ Brown. Over the past two weeks he has seen 10 targets a piece and could continue seeing major targets. He finished as a top 5 receiver this past weekend and could continue to do so as long as this team continues to pass more. I would pick him up if you are in need of a wide receiver. 

Corey Davis Breakout
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 29: Corey Davis #84 of the Tennessee Titans scores this touchdown against the Atlanta Braves at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Jalen Reagor (14.3%)

I think there is a good chance we can see Reagor break out following the bye. They have the Giants, Browns and Seahawks in the 3 following weeks. If he can take the time to get the connection back with Wentz I think opportunity will help this kid. He was one of my favorite prospects coming out of the draft and could use his speed to help this Eagles team. 

Tight Ends

Trey Burton (9.5%)

I have said over the past few weeks I think Burton is a decent pick up for tight ends. He saw 4 targets this past week and also added in a rushing touchdown. I believe he can maintain 4 to 6 targets every single week and continue to deliver tight end 1 numbers. They do get a tough match up against Baltimore next week so he may be a sit. Yet I like what I am seeing in Burton on a weekly basis. 

Ross Dwelly (0%)

Dwelly could highly benefit from Kittle missing time. Last week he came in and delivered a touchdown late in the game. To me if you are looking at this 49ers team they consistently have used tight ends. Even when Kittle was hurt last season Dwelly had a couple of good weeks. I would pick him up if you are a Kittle owner.   

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