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Week 9 - Waiver Wire Grabs


Week 9 is upon us; we have made it through half of the NFL season. Let’s enjoy this second half and win some fantasy championships. Waivers isn’t the most exciting this week, and I apologize for thinking Ty Johnson and Chase Edmonds were the pick ups of the year – I promise we won’t have that this week.


Running Backs:

Mark Walton, Dolphins (11.6% owned): With Kenyan Drake being shipped out of town, it looks like it is Mark Walton’s back field. If you read my article this morning on weknowfantasy.com, no he isn’t a league winner, but he has a juicy schedule coming up, and his playoff match ups are even better. I don’t think he’s more of a high end RB3, but he’s a volume play on a bad offense with good match ups incoming. He is worth that 10 – 15-dollar range and see if you strike gold, especially if you need running back help.


Derrius Guice, Washington (29.9% owned): According to Washington, Guice is on pace to start participating in practice soon. This is another potential volume on a bad offense team. Haskins does not look ready to be an NFL quarterback, and Case Kenum is expected to miss time. I think Guice is worth a 5-dollar bid, but I’m not spending more. I would rather own Mark Walton at this point in the year honestly.


Wide Receivers:

Chris Conley, Jaguars (9.7% owned): Dede Westbrook suffered a neck injury against the Jets. Minshew and Conley connected for 4/103/1. I think he’s a nice ceiling play if you’re desperate for a receiver with a nice match up against Houston coming up this week. I think his value is the 3-6-dollar range. I wouldn’t be upset if you miss out on him, but if Westbrook misses a lot of time Conley becomes the number two receiver in a good offense.


Danny Amendola, Lions (8.9% owned): Dola has had back to back 8 reception weeks. With the Raiders this week (5th best match up for fantasy wide receivers) and a lack of a run game, I think Amedola can provide good WR3/flex production in your line up. I put him in the 3-6-dollar range like Conley, but with more value and I would be willing to spend 5-7-dollars on him to secure the depth.


Tight End:

OJ Howard, Buccanears? (55.8% owned): I don’t know if he’ll be traded. The Bucs are asking for a first-round pick for Howard, but I know teams are interested. The Patriots and Seattle jump out to me as the best landing spots. If you saw my tweet Thursday, you should already be stashing him. If not, you might be in a bidding war if he is traded by tomorrow at 4pm. If he is not traded, do not even bother picking him up. The price you’ll pay FAAB wise comes down to the landing spot. If he is trading, I will have an article on weknowfantasy.com discussing the implications.


Jonnu Smith, Titans (.5% owned): I talked about Smith Wednesday on the We Know Fantasy Podcast as my must start tight end of the week. Truthfully, he has a crap schedule coming up prior to the bye week, but he is currently the TE3 in his two-game stretch without Walker. I think he is worth a flyer this week if you’re the Austin Hooper owner looking to fill the void. He is worth no more than 10% of your budget.


D/ST:

Jets @ Miami (10% owned)


Cowboys @ Giants (32.3% owned)


Browns vs Broncos (17.1% owned)