Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets (Week 9)

There are only two to four weeks left in the regular season of fantasy football. Hopefully you are not one of the bottom feeders in your league out of playoff contention. If you are, you can attempt to pick up players on waivers and win games for pride. On the other end of the spectrum if you are fighting for a playoff spot or a top dog, landing a productive waiver player at this point in the season can get you into the playoffs. The players below are mostly influenced by the trade deadline.

1. Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins

Drake is here due to the Jay Ajayi trade. He should see a massive uptick in touches for the Dolphins. He has not been very active catching passes, but the Phins should lean on the ground game because of quarterback injuries. If Drake can have an electric game next week he could become a bell cow for the team. (Percent Owned: 0.3 NFL, 0.4 ESPN)

2. Damien Williams, RB, Miami Dolphins

This is obviously also because of the Ajayi trade. It is a toss up who will become the teams lead back, so it could be beneficial to add both backs if you can make the space on your roster. However, if you can only add one I would choose Williams. He is the better pass catcher and if the team goes down early, Williams will see more snaps. (Percent Owned: 0.1 NFL, 0.3 ESPN)

3. Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets

Robby Anderson is quietly having a good year in New York. Quarterback Josh McCown is doing a nice job getting his number one target the ball and Anderson is benefiting from it. Although he is going up against a tough Bills defense this week, he is a solid add for the rest of the year and he is not owned in a majority of leagues. (Percent Owned: 2.5 NFL, 26.5 ESPN)

4. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

JuJu was on this list several weeks ago and he is still a very viable add. He is now the number two target for Big Ben due to the Martavis Bryant debacle. JuJu blew up last week with 193 yards and a touchdown, and set a record for longest touchdown in Steelers history. Do not expect him to put up those numbers every week, but he is a great add at this point in the season. (Percent Owned: 13.1 NFL, 29.3 ESPN)

5. Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Collins is in a crowded backfield as Terrance West and Danny Woodhead will be coming back from injury soon, as well as Javorius Allen who Collins is currently splitting carries with. Collins ran for 113 yards and caught two passes for 30 yards last week. If the Ravens decide to go with the hot hand, Alex Collins will continue to see touches in the crowded backfield. (Percent Owned: 5.5 NFL, 32.2 ESPN)

6. Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams

Goff has performed very well compared to last season and has the Rams offense humming. Helped by star running back Todd Gurley, Goff is protecting the ball and scoring an average of 15 fantasy points per game. If your quarterback is struggling or injured, Goff can be a great fill in or quality starter for the rest of the season. (Percent Owned: 14.2 NFL, 26.7 ESPN)


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