Fantasy Football 2013: Week 9 Waiver Wire Receivers
Waiver Wire TEs and WRs for Week 9 in Fantasy Football
October 29, 2013
All across the NFL, we’re seeing injuries to key players. It’s been pretty tough on fantasy owners, who are also dealing with the misfortune of another heavy round of byes in Week 9. As a result, it’s time to look to the waiver wire for some added depth, and the good news is that there are a handful of viable names at the tight end and wide receiver positions. Let’s take a look at some of the trending players and see if anyone’s right for your roster this week.
Marvin Jones, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: We picked Jones as a sleeper option last week, and we haven’t stopped patting ourselves on the back after his monstrous game against the Jets. He tallied eight receptions for 122 yards and a whopping four touchdowns, completely destroying the overmatched New York secondary. Jones is the pickup of the waiver wire right now, so if you can get him, drop everything and put in a claim. As a legitimate No. 2 beside A.J. Green, the scoring is only going to continue.
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Kenny Stills, WR, New Orleans Saints: “Who is Kenny Stills?” was the (rather appropriate) reaction from most fantasy owners after his beastly 129-yard, two-touchdown performance against Buffalo. That gives him three touchdowns in the last two games, and he’ll be another focus of waiver wire attention this week. The drawback with Stills is that he’s a T.Y. Hilton-type deep threat, which means feast or famine statistically. That said, we can’t ignore his potential in fantasy. Go get him.
Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans: Going a little further off the radar, we have Wright, who was on a bye last week. There are some things to like here, however, as he’s coming off a nine-grab, 98-yard performance in Week 7. Wright seems like a good bet now that QB Jake Locker is healthy, as the two share some genuine chemistry. They’ll see the Rams in St. Louis this week.
Coby Fleener, TE, Indianapolis Colts: For those owners hurting at TE, there isn’t much out there. That said, Fleener is worth a look as a fill-in. He’s got a few things going for him, not the least of which is a likely step-up in looks now that Reggie Wayne is done for the season, and also his chemistry with QB Andrew Luck. Fleener is coming off a five-reception game that resulted in 38 yards and a score. If he can duplicate that against Houston, we’re in business.
Scott Chandler, TE, Buffalo Bills: Chandler is another viable option at tight end, though not as glamorous. His main selling point is the game he had against the Saints: 11 targets for a career-high seven grabs and 72 yards. The high amount of looks is an encouraging sign, as he had previously been used mainly as a red-zone target. The bad news is that Chandler gets an unfavorable draw this week: at home against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.
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