IDP Waiver Wire: Week 9 Targets
Injuries and rookies often play a key role in deciding the fates of NFL teams and fantasy teams, and this week’s waiver wire is a case in point. Of the six players recommended this week; three are replacing injured starters, two are returning from injuries that have cost them multiple games hence keeping them under the radar, and two are rookies with a further suggestion only in their second season. All that being said, let's move on to this week’s selections!
Nate Gerry - Philadelphia Eagles
A fifth-round safety out of Nebraska, it’s taken a position change and a few years of acclimatization for Gerry to make his dent on the NFL, but the last few weeks the Eagles ‘backer has taken a more significant role for the defense. Building on his Week 5 pick-six and capitalizing on an injury to Kamu Grugier-Hill, Gerry played 61 snaps (87.1%) in Week 6 and 70 snaps (100%) in Week 7, while consistently playing over 20 snaps a game for the special teams unit. With an increased role on the defense, Gerry has averaged 7.7 tackles per game and added a sack in Week 8, which combines to make him a low-end LB1, high-end LB2 based on his last month of scoring.
Jon Bostic - Washington Redskins
On his fifth team in just six years, Bostic has bumped around the league during his career despite regularly earning starting duties and more often than not a three-down role for whichever team he finds himself on. 2019 sees the former Florida Gator playing in Washington, where he earned a three-down role very quickly, having played 91% of defensive snaps on the season to date, parlaying that playing time into 60 total tackles (two for a loss) and a sack.
Although he’s not setting the world alight with his scoring (if he was, he’d likely have been mentioned in this weekly column sooner!), Bostic’s production has been good enough to rank as a solid LB2 and he should be able to maintain that for the rest of the season.
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