Waiver Wire Watch: Week 9
While there were some notable injuries in Week 8, and one major one (Derrick Henry), we’re fortunate that this NFL Sunday didn’t have spookier results, considering it took place on Halloween. Doors have been opened for backups to step up and have bigger roles, and a number of players are getting healthy and returning to action. Tack on four teams on byes next week, and plenty of fantasy managers will be looking for help on the wire this week. There are plenty of usable options this week, so study up and get ready to make some moves.
Recommendations are based on a PPR-scoring, four-point passing touchdown, 12-team league, with roster percentages coming from Yahoo. Typically, we will not be writing up players who are rostered in over 50% of leagues. We may include them on the lists, though, as a friendly reminder to scan your waiver wire for those names. Free-agent budget recommendations are based on a standard $100 budget for the season. I try to mention when a player is a better streaming play (short-term/one-week starter) versus a long-term addition. Lastly, the great John Paulsen will edit this article every week and adjust rankings (and prices, starting next week), if necessary. Essentially, you’re getting two minds collaborating on this piece instead of one, so lucky you.
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