Fantasy Football Update 10/31/16: Week 9 Waiver Wire Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 9
October 31, 2016
Week 8 in the NFL isn’t quite in the books just yet, but that doesn’t mean we fantasy football owners shouldn't start looking ahead to Week 9 via the waiver wire. That said, let’s check out some of the hot adds right now and see who might make sense for your team.
Charcandrick West, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: West will probably be the top waiver wire add in Week 9, thanks to the injury situation in Kansas City. Spencer Ware left Sunday’s game against the Colts due to a concussion, and Jamaal Charles’ knee continues to give him grief.
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That gives an open avenue for West to potentially start this week against Jacksonville. He’s coming off 14 carries for 52 yards and two catches for eight more and is a solid play if he is the No. 1 guy Sunday.
Baltimore Ravens Defense: With the Ravens coming off a bye this past week, many fantasy owners have forgotten about them. They’re coming off a nice effort against the Jets, though, bagging five sacks, two fumble recoveries and a TD for 17 points.
That’s the third double-digit scoring effort of the year for Baltimore’s defense, and they’ve got a couple of good matchups coming up. They’ll play Pittsburgh and Cleveland at home in the next two weeks.
Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Speaking of the Ravens, Pitta should be on your TE radar right now if you’re in need. He’s only got 7.6 fantasy points over the last two weeks combined, but he does have a whopping 28 targets in his last three outings.
Pitta is definitely a PPR consideration, but otherwise you’re probably not going to approach double-digits. Still, he’s not a bad play against the Steelers.
Tim Hightower, RB, New Orleans Saints: Hightower is another hot RB prospect this week, and he’s looking good going forward. He’s coming off 10.2 fantasy points on 102 yards from 26 carries against Seattle.
Hightower and fellow RB Mark Ingram appear to be forming a committee in New Orleans, and they’re headed into a pretty good matchup against San Francisco this weekend.
Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions: Let’s go TE one more time and look at Ebron, who put up a pretty good 7.9-point effort in Houston this week. He bagged 10 targets, seven receptions and 79 yards there.
Ebron seems to be recovered well from his injury, and is looking like a nice fit going forward. He’s still available in two-thirds of the fantasy leagues out there heading into Minnesota.
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