Fantasy Football 2015: Week 9 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 9 Waiver Wire Trends in Fantasy
November 3, 2015
Around here, Tuesday means it’s time once again to take a look at the fantasy football waiver wire. We owners are dealing with a rash of devastating injuries and heading into a heavy round of byes in Week 9. That makes it all the more important to restock your roster, so let’s visit a few of the trending adds out there to see if anyone’s right for your team.
Jeremy Langford, RB, Chicago Bears: Following Bears RB Matt Forte’s knee injury on Sunday against the Vikings, Langford shot to the top of the waiver wire rankings. He got the bulk of the work in Forte’s absence Sunday, finishing with 12 rushes for 46 yards.
Assuming Forte is out for a few weeks, Langford will be filling in. No one is quite sure what to expect, but you just lost Forte, you can’t afford to be choosy.
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DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: We’ll continue today with the other big RB name on the waiver wire, which is Williams. He’s the man in Pittsburgh now, following the season-ending injury of top back Le’Veon Bell.
Williams filled in admirably for Bell during the first two games of the season, and should be able to step right in as the every-down back. All things considered, it should be a smooth transition; he’s a must-add for Bell owners.
Kamar Aiken, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Let’s stick with the injury theme and check out the ripples from Steve Smith’s season-ending malady. Aiken stands to benefit from the sizable hole left by the vet, and he’s coming off a pretty solid six catches for 62 yards in Baltimore’s win over the Chargers.
Keep this in mind before you pick up Aiken: he’s on a bye in Week 9. That said, if you’re looking down the road, he’ll be the No. 1 receiver for the foreseeable future.
Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders: In this bye-heavy week, you can’t do much better for a QB fill-in than Carr. He’s coming off a four-TD session against the flailing Jets, tossing for 333 yards in a convincing win.
Carr has seven touchdowns in the last two weeks and seems to be getting better as the year goes along. He’ll play the Steelers Sunday then he gets a couple of favorable NFC North matchups the next two weeks.
Cincinnati Bengals Defense: The big defensive pickup this week will be Cincinnati, who put up a nice effort against the Steelers. They held Pittsburgh to just 10 points, adding three sacks and three picks for 13 fantasy points.
The Bengals will get the Browns this Thursday, which makes them an enticing candidate for streaming owners or weekly formats. The matchup after that at home against Houston isn’t too bad, either.
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