Fantasy Football 2014: Week 9 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 9 Waiver Wire Trends in Fantasy
October 28, 2014
It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means. It’s time once again for our weekly waiver wire update in the world of fantasy football. This installment is for Week 9, and as usual we’ve got a handful of solid plays that should serve you well in this reasonably heavy bye week. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if anyone deserves an add on your roster.
Cincinnati Defense: We’ll start things out today with a matchup play that’s been very popular thus far. The Bengals go into Week 9 with the choicest of matchups, hosting the Jaguars in Cincinnati.
The Bengals defense hasn’t done much to instill confidence over the past couple of weeks, but they have come up with three sacks, two picks and two fumble recoveries in the last two games. Those numbers should ratchet up here.
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Brandon LaFell, WR, New England Patriots: In any scenario where LaFell went unowned heading into Week 8, that will certainly change before the weekend. He posted 11 grabs on 11 targets in the Pats’ win over the Bears, logging 124 yards and a score in the process.
That’s three weeks in the last five where LaFell has notched at least 17.9 fantasy points. That kind of booming potential needs to be in your lineup, especially with some potential shootouts on the way.
Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Probably the top RB prospect heading into Week 9 is Sims, who has a healthy buzz surrounding him. It’s rumored that he’ll be getting a lot of work from here on out as the team transitions away from an ineffective Doug Martin and a fumble-happy Bobby Rainey.
The rookie Sims should be snatched up in 10-12 team leagues and beyond, as he’ll at least get a shot at making an impact down the stretch. Get that claim in now.
Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger had a day for the ages in Week 8, tossing a ridiculous six touchdowns. Two of those went to Bryant, who has now logged two straight double-digit scoring performances in fantasy.
Bryant provides a nice red-zone option and a reliable target for when Antonio Brown is doubled up. He’ll get some tasty matchups down the stretch, too, so make sure to give him a look.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Justin Forsett owners are hating Taliaferro right now. In Week 8, he logged seven carries for 27 yards, but also vultured Forsett on a pair of touchdown runs. He added 42 more yards in the passing game for a great fantasy day.
It’s hard telling what to make of Taliaferro’s future, but he does offer some nice upside in the receiving game and should continue to steal away goal-line and short-yardage carries from Forsett. He shouldn’t be left out on the wire.
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