5 breakout fantasy football stars to pick up for Week 9

After quarterback injuries wreaked havoc on Week 8, two signal callers are ready to help as part of Week 9's top fantasy football pickups.

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3. Jahan Dotson, WR, Washington Commanders

Investing in the Washington passing game isn't the most exciting idea but the unit has shown some surprising juice early in the season. Week 8 also served as a new launching point for Jahan Dotson, who put himself back on the map after a quiet stretch over the past month.

Dotson was heavily featured in Washington's shootout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, turning 8-of-10 targets into 108 yards and a touchdown. The yardage was easily a season-high for Dotson and the spike marked the first time he has reached pay dirt since Week 4.

Quarterback Sam Howell has routinely made Dotson a point of emphasis in his progressions, peppering him with at least five targets in six of Washington's first eight games this season. Terry McLaurin is still around as the No. 1 in Washington as well, which will make it easier for Dotson to avoid double teams down the stretch.

There is still a window to buy in on Dotson, who is rostered in 51 percent of leagues, with the Commanders set to take on the New England Patriots in Week 9. Washington's defense has issues, which could lead to plenty of shootouts down the stretch, and that would equal the potential for more big games out of Dotson going forward.