NFL Week 9 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Claims
This is where Sunday starts; right here in the waiver claims. This is the time where you build the best team you can have for this week’s matchup. So be smart; it’s not about getting the best free agent, it’s about getting the best free agent that fits your needs. So if you need a running back, grabbing the best wide receiver will not help you. Don’t be foolish here; having a lot of bench points do nothing but bring down your coaching rating (that is a joke, please do not care about what coaching rating you have, it means nothing).
I will mention guys owned in less than 50 percent of leagues that at this point, could certainly be rosterable depending on your needs. These are players on the come and could help your team now or in the future. Use these guys as more than just lineup options, you can trade them or shelve them, but use them for something because that’s the point of getting them. Be smart about your add; if you know a guy is going to be everyone’s first pick up and you have the 8th spot on the waiver wire, go after someone else so you get them before others do. Also, don’t over think it as well; that weird guy that no one knows, no one probably wants either so you can push him to the bottom of your claims so you get the better players first.
Here are the guys by position that you should think about claiming if you need help in those areas. Remember if your team is solid you might not need to add anyone and that is fine as well. Good luck!
- Jake Locker – Titans: Locker has put up 18 or more points in four out of the five games he has played this year. He has a pretty good schedule coming up including St. Louis this coming week. Should be a solid fill in, borderline starter.
- Jason Campbell – Browns: Ok, maybe it was Weeden. Hoyer did great and Campbell did well this past week. He has weapons in Cameron and Gordon but no run game which will come back to bite them every time. Worth a bye week replacement or injury add.
- Other Options: Case Keenum – Texans and Josh McCown – Bears
- Daniel Thomas – Dolphins: Every week Thomas is closer to taking over the load and he is the red zone back. He has a lot of upside right now and the chance to be something big later in the season when we all need help.
- Mike Tolbert – Panthers: This goal line back is becoming more and more a part of the offense. He is used in passing game, third downs, and red zone. The touchdown factor alone is worth adding for any player and keeps the flex value for this player.
- Montee Ball – Broncos: I called it at the beginning of the year that Moreno would be the leading rusher for Denver and so far I look right. I thought that because how important pass blocking is to Denver, but Ball is starting to grasp his responsibilities on the field. Hillman is struggling which should give Ball more time and more opportunity to do well. He scored his first NFL touchdown this past week and expect more of them to come.
- Other Options: Brandon Bolden – Patriots, Fozzy Whittaker – Browns, and Anthony Sherman – Chiefs.
- Marvin Jones – Bengals: Well if he is still out there it is because you didn’t listen to me last week when I said to grab him up quick. Now everyone is going to try for him because he is in the perfect position to do well. He will be single covered because of the other weapons on the Bengals and his quarterback (Dalton) loves him. So hope you are far enough down to grab this possible team changer for a couple weeks.
- Aaron Dobson – Patriots: I called him beating out Thompkins at the beginning of the year but thought I got it wrong, well till now that is. Dobson played 50 offensive snaps to Thompkins 14 pass plays (He had 14 targets week one). Dobson is their stretch the field threat and Brady seems to like him for that. Hang on because it could be a rocky road but he should be worth it.
- Lance Moore – Saints: This guy was an average draft position of the seventh round and now is in the waiver claim market. He was dealing with multiple injuries and is finally healthy. He is out there so grab him up and enjoy the benefits from others quitting on him.
- Other Options: Kenny Stills – Saints, Dexter McCluster – Chiefs, Mike Brown – Jaguars, and David Nelson – Jets.
- Jermaine Gresham – Bengals: He finally found the end zone and with the emergence of Marvin Jones he should get better match ups than before. He is a great safety valve and a good bye week tight end when needed.
- Timothy Wright – Buccaneers: The young quarterback trusts this player and with how behind the Bucs find themselves, he will need to throw the ball. Wright is a big red zone threat and fills a bye week just fine.
- Other Options: Dallas Clark – Ravens and Delanie Walker – Titans