Fantasy Football 2015: Week 9 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 9 Waiver Wire Trends and Favorable Matchups in Fantasy
November 4, 2015
Around these parts, Wednesday means it’s time once again to look ahead to the upcoming fantasy football week in the NFL and check out some of the favorable matchups and waiver wire adds out there. Week 9 is pretty crucial from a fantasy standpoint; we’ve got lots of injuries to deal with as well as a healthy round of byes. Let’s visit some of the current trends and see who might have a shot at some good numbers through favorable matchups this week.
Malcom Floyd, WR, San Diego Chargers: Floyd rose to the top of the waiver wire ranks in the aftermath of Week 8, thanks to injury and a healthy fantasy line. He hauled in four receptions for 92 yards ant two touchdowns against the Ravens, and will get some extra work now that Keenan Allen is out of commission.
Floyd and Stevie Johnson figure to get a few more balls coming their way. They’ll all get a nice matchup this week against Chicago.
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Vernon Davis, TE, Denver Broncos: Davis gained some immediate fantasy relevance on Monday, when it was announced he’d been traded from the woeful 49ers offense to the unbeaten Broncos.
Davis had some paltry stats in San Fran and was only mildly useful as a low-end PPR tight end, but that changes with the trade. He’ll get a favorable matchup against the Colts defense this week and should be able to jump right in.
Sebastian Janikowski, K, Oakland Raiders: Let’s give the kickers some love this week and take a look at Janikowski. He’s quietly been putting up some great numbers this year, with two straight 13-point fantasy weeks.
The Oakland offense has surprised everyone this year, and they’re riding a two-game win streak into Pittsburgh. Assuming the weather isn’t horrible, Janikowski should be able to flirt with double-digits again this week.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills: Taylor is a nice fill-in choice for fantasy owners this week, as he’s slated to be back to 100 percent for a divisional matchup against the Dolphins.
Before getting hurt, Taylor posted at least 22.36 fantasy points in three of four games, with a three-touchdown effort against Miami mixed in there. He’s a high-upside QB1 for this week.
Dwayne Harris, WR, New York Giants: If you’re digging a little deeper in the WR column this week, why not give Harris a shot? He’s coming off three grabs for 37 yards and two scores in Week 8, his second straight double-digit fantasy day.
Harris gets a very nice matchup against a crummy Tampa Bay pass defense this week, and if he gets a handful of targets he could turn that into fantasy gold.
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