Fantasy Football Update 11/3/16: Week 9 Waiver Wire Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 9
November 3, 2016
It’s Thursday, and around here that means it’s time to take another look at the fantasy football waiver wire. This is the Week 9 edition, and with all the byes and injuries out there we’re really scraping the proverbial bottom of the barrel. There are a few gems on the wire, however, so let’s take a look at the trending players.
Antone Smith, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: RBs are precious commodities this week, but if you hurry you can still bag a promising play this week in Smith. The Bucs backfield is a mess right now thanks to injury, but Smith is expected to head the committee against the Falcons.
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All things considered, this is still a dice-roll situation, but Smith looks better than Peyton Barber and should get most of the passing-game touches.
CJ Prosise, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Here’s another long-shot RB candidate. Prosise is coming off a pretty good game against the Saints, bagging four rushes for 23 yards and four catches for 80 yards.
According to the coaching staff in Seattle, Prosise is set to be more involved as the season wears on, and should carve out a mid-level role in the passing game. PPR owners looking for an RB should kick the tires here.
San Diego Chargers Defense: With six teams on bye, there’s a chance you’ve been hit by the bye bug this week on defense. If that’s the case, the Chargers look pretty promising, and are available in over 70 percent of fantasy leagues.
San Diego is coming off a nice 13-point performance against the Broncos and has hit at least 12 points three times this year. They get a nice matchup this week against the Titans, who have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses.
Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons: Chances are you can still snag Hooper today and plug him in before the Thursday night tilt against the Buccaneers. He’s coming off a season-high five catches on five targets for 41 yards.
Even better, Hooper will get the start tonight with Jacob Tamme on the shelf. Hooper has caught every pass that’s come his way this year, and is a solid possession receiver who might make sense in low-end PPR leagues.
Kenny Britt, WR, Los Angeles Rams: The aging Kenny Britt still has some tread left on his tires, as evidenced by his seven-catch, 136-yard, two-touchdown effort against Detroit.
Britt bounced back with a poor 4.3-point game, but he’s reached at least 7.5 fantasy points four times this year and will go up against a Carolina team that’s allowed the most fantasy points in the league to opposing wide receivers.
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