Week nine looks to be another crazy one and fantasy owners deal with their second straight six-team bye week. The Broncos, Lions, 49ers, Giants, Cardinals, and Jaguars contain some valuable fantasy pieces that will be on the shelf this week meaning once again the depth of your team and your waiver wire skills will be put to the test.
There are plenty of options on the wire, and you can definitely help your team if you get the right pickups. To help you do that, each Tuesday right here on Fansided.com you can find our top 10 waiver wire pickups for the coming week. In each top 10, I include at least one quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end as well as a team defense with a favorable matchup in case you are streaming defenses or looking for a one-week fill in.
Throughout the rest of the week, keep coming back to Fansided’s fantasy page where you’ll find continuing coverage and analysis to help you get the win you need in week 9 even if injuries and bye-weeks stretch your roster pretty thin.
All players on this list or in the “best of the rest” are available in at least 50% of ESPN leagues as of Monday and their ownership percentages are included in parentheses. That means that some of the players on the list in the past (last week’s post available here) like Harry Douglas, Jordan Reed (pictured above), Jarrett Boykin, Justin Blackmon, Danny Woodhead, Alshon Jeffery, Jordan Cameron, Julius Thomas, Kenbrell Thompkins, Bilal Powell, and Julian Edelman are no longer eligible to appear even though they still make good pickups if they’re available.
If you’re not sure about your waiver claim or want some personalized advice, feel free to ask me on twitter @ZT_Sports or include the question in a comment at the bottom of the page. I’ll do my best to answer all your questions as quickly as possible.
All scoring references are from NFL.com’s default scoring which simply is used to give a common baseline to work from. Adjust appropriately your team and league scoring system.
Here’s my top ten additions headed into week 9: