Fantasy Football Update 11/4/16: Week 9 Sleeper Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 9
November 4, 2016
We’ve only got a couple of days left until the rest of the Week 9 games get going around the NFL, so that means it’s a good time to shop around the waiver wire for some of the fantasy football sleepers out there. Let’s take a look at a few trending names and check the numbers.
DuJuan Harris, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Here’s a relatively new one to the waiver wire scene. Harris is expected to be the change-of-pace back behind Carlos Hyde this weekend against the Saints (that is, assuming Hyde’s shoulder is okay).
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Shaun Draughn and Mike Davis are also in the mix here, but it’s looking like Harris has passed over them. He’s only owned in around three percent of leagues.
CJ Prosise, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Prosise has been a popular waiver wire pickup this week, thanks to a pretty good showing against New Orleans. In that one, he came up with 10.3 fantasy points, most coming on four catches for 80 yards.
Prosise is a pretty solid sleeper play against a suspect Buffalo defense this Monday, so if you’re hurting for RBs this week (and who isn’t?), he’s a good lottery ticket on that low end.
Miami Dolphins Defense: With lots of teams on byes right now, there’s a decent chance you’re in need of a defense this weekend. Miami is a hot pickup, as they’re going into a prime matchup against the Jets.
The Dolphins have only hit double-digit fantasy points on defense once (Week 1), but New York has given up the most points in the league to opposing defenses so far this year.
Lance Kendricks, TE, Los Angeles Rams: Kendricks is trending in the right direction, and since he’s coming off a bye he’s off of a lot of fantasy owners’ radar. He has 17 targets and 12 catches in the last two outings, and will face off against a Carolina defense that’s allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this year.
Kendricks is still available in over 90 percent of the leagues out there, so he’s a great sleeper pickup for the TE-needy.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick hasn’t done much with his arm since taking over the starting job (again) in San Francisco, with just two touchdowns and 46 percent completion rate in two games.
That said, Kaepernick does have 150 rushing yards in that span as well, and he’ll be going into a good matchup against the Saints, who are among the top third of the league in points allowed to opposing quarterbacks.
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