Fantasy Football Update 11/1/16: Week 9 Sleeper Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 9
November 1, 2016
Week 9 is looming in the NFL, and that means it’s time to start attacking the fantasy football waiver wire and see who’s out there. We’ve got a handful of trending players and sleeper prospects for you to peruse today, so let’s check out the numbers and see who might make a nice add this week.
Atlanta Falcons Defense: The Falcons D is one of the hottest waiver wire adds in the league right now, thanks mostly to a choice matchup against the Buccaneers this week. Tampa Bay has given up the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this year.
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Atlanta is capable of putting up some fantasy points, too. They’ve hit at least nine in four of their last six outings, so this looks like a good shot at another big week.
Tim Hightower, RB, New Orleans Saints: Hightower is another frequently-added player this week, thanks to a nice outing against Seattle in his most recent game. He rushed 26 times for 102 yards in that one.
Hightower should get a nice chunk of touches this week, and he’s going up against a very crummy run defense in San Francisco. The Niners have given up the most fantasy points to opposing running backs this year.
Dallas Cowboys Defense: Let’s go defense one more time in this thin week littered with byes. Dallas hasn’t necessarily been great on defense in fantasy this year—they’ve hit 10 points just once—but they’re also going into an always-nice matchup against the Browns.
Cleveland has been decent lately on offense, but the probability exists for the Cowboys to bag 8-10 fantasy points here. That’s enough to get you through a bye week.
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets: Powell is still out there in around 2/3 of the fantasy leagues, and he’s coming off a nice effort against the Browns. In that one, he bagged six carries for 76 yards and a TD.
Powell is something of a hit-or-miss prospect right now, as he could very well get buried in a Matt Forte workload. Still, the potential is there for a double-digit day against the Dolphins.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: If you’re sifting through the waiver wire on a mission to bag a bye-week QB, Tannehill isn’t a bad play. He’s been sketchy lately but still has at least 15 fantasy points in four of his seven games this year.
Tannehill gets a tasty matchup against the crummy Jets secondary this week, and New York has given up the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this year.
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