Is your fantasy football team in desperate need of a key waiver wire pickup? Here are players you can stream for week-9 of the 2019 NFL season.
As we enter week-9 of the 2019 NFL season, some of you may be in desperate need of a player or two to bolster your roster. Here are FOUR essential fantasy football waiver wire pickups to help improve your team in week-8 of the season.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Players you can stream in Week-9
QUARTERBACK – GARDNER MINSHEW vs TEXANS
Minshew-mania is in full swing around the NFL. The kid was on fire against the Jets last week, going 22 for 34 with 279 yards and 3 touchdowns. Now in week 9, The Jags and Minshew get to face a Houston team that has been dreadful against Quarterbacks this season, and now they are short JJ Watt who is on IR once again with a torn Pectoral. Minshew has been playing so well, it really could be a question of whether Foles will come back and start. It’s unlikely that the situation improves for Foles after what should be a big day for Minshew.
RUNNING BACK – DEVIN SINGLETARY vs REDSKINS
It was an ugly day in Buffalo on Sunday. Not only was the weather miserable, but the Bills looked equally as miserable. They were unable to take advantage of an Eagles team that has been less than mediocre this season. Although the wind made throwing the ball difficult, the Bills were unable to establish a strong running game. Josh Allen led all backs with 45 yards rushing. In week 9, the Bills will visit another NFC East opponent, but this team should be much easier to contend with. Washington has been abysmal this season and they are allowing teams to get big leads. That should mean the Bills will run the ball to kill the clock. Look for the Bills to give their young rookie Singletary a decent amount of looks in this game. I like him even more in PPR leagues.
WIDE RECEIVER – DK METCALF vs BUCCANEERS
The Seahawks had a nice day against Atlanta, the game was much more lopsided than the score would communicate. The Seahawks were up 24-0 at the half. Week 9 will welcome another team that is great for fantasy scoring. Tampa Bay has been so good for fantasy. Their defense allows huge days to receivers and QB’s alike, and because Tampa’s offense can put up points, they actually get work. Rookie DK Metcalf has been performing very well in the past few weeks. He had 2 big touchdowns last week and now he gets a great matchup against Tampa. Start all of your Wideouts from Seattle and Tampa.
TIGHT END – DARREN FELLS vs JAGUARS
I guess it’s time to start trusting Darren Fells. Last week his 2 touchdown performance give him 5 on the year, and his snap count has been rising weekly. He now gets a good matchup against a Jacksonville team that allowed Jets TE Ryan Griffen to score twice.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Players to Avoid in Week-9
QUARTERBACK – DANIEL JONES vs DALLAS
Danny Dimes had a huge day against Detroit in week 8. 322 yards and 4 touchdowns were one of Jones’ best performances this 2019 NFL season. Unfortunately, these big stats come with other issues. The offensive line has huge issues coming into week 9, and it seems they are getting worse week after week. Jones has been holding onto the ball too long, and it has been leading to sacks and fumbles. Now he will face a rested Dallas team that just added Michael Bennett. I wouldn’t expect Jones to shine on Monday night.
RUNNING BACK – TRA CARSON vs OAKLAND
Detroit surprised fantasy owners when they had Tra Carson start week 8 versus the Giants. Carson our paced Ty Johnson in snaps 12 to 7. The truth is neither back did much with those carries. Carson ended up with a very sub-par 35 rushing yards. Detroit is a team that moves the ball through the air. Even when Kerryon Johnson was healthy, the Lions didn’t use him to his full capacity. Don’t fall into the same trap the Ty Johnson owner did last week. Let someone else waste valuable FAAB on Carson. You are better off spending a few dollars on wide receiver Marvin Hall Jr. who has been playing well on deep looks.
WIDE RECEIVER – JOSH REYNOLDS on bye
The Rams had one of the best matchups an offense could have during their visit to England. True to form, Jared Goff utilized Cooper Kupp who was absolutely untouchable. Brandin Cooks went out early with a nasty looking hit to the head that may end up as a multiple-week absence as it is the second concussion he has sustained this month. Although Josh Reynolds was the second-best receiver in the offense last week, I don’t anticipate Reynolds as a replacement for Cooks. We will likely see more targets to Robert Woods and the Tight Ends Everett and Higbee.