Week 9 Waiver Wire Rundown

The bye week from hell has arrived. 6 teams 4 of which boast many fantasy superstars are all on a bye. The pickins this week are probably a little slim in most leagues, but there will probably still be a flurry of waiver wire panic moves. In addition to seeing what is available on your waiver wire this week, I would also take a look at some of the players that end up getting dropped because there might end up being some players getting dropped that are still worthy of roster spots.

Charles Sims
Sims is probably the top waiver add for me this week. Reports have been coming out of Tampa for a few days that Sims will likely see a big role down the stretch. Doug Martin was inherited from the previous regime and has been pretty atrocious over the last 2 seasons opening the door for the 3rd round pick.

Donte Moncrief
Moncrief shined in place of the injured Reggie Wayne. As long as Wayne is out or hobbled, Moncrief should be a solid play. I don’t trust Hakeem Nicks to do much of anything, but the ball will be thrown a ton in Indy, so there are plenty of fantasy points to go around. We might end up in a situation where you’ll end up having no idea what week Wayne will go off or what week Moncrief will go off, but he’s still worth the add.

Jonas Gray
As anyone who follows fantasy football closely is aware, the Patriots backfield situation is one that you always want to avoid if possible, but with running back scarcity and a major bye week apocalypse this week, Gray is certainly worthy of consideration. It looked like he ran harder and faster than Ridley, so he could easily assume the Ridley role in a full capacity moving forward.

Bobby Rainey
As I said before, the Buccs will likely turn to Sims, but Rainey has had some flashes of brilliance along with flashes of disaster and fumble fingers throughout his career. He is probably a solid flex or bye week fill in in PPR leagues but likely won’t add much value in standard leagues.

Lorenzo Taliaferro
Taliaferro has passed Bernard Pierce on the depth chart and is the primary red zone threat in Baltimore. Forsett looks like he’ll get the bulk of the carries outside of the red zone, but Taliaferro ran really hard and looked great on his 2 TD runs last week which could provide him more opportunity moving forward.

Week 8 Waiver Wire Rundown

Tre Mason
Tre Mason seems to be Zac Stacying Zac Stacy. He’s the highest upside guy remaining on most waiver wires and has a chance to secure the bulk of the touches in St. Louis for the remainder of the season.

Denard Robinson
Storm Johnson played nothing more than a complementary role last week and it looks like Robinson stole the starting job. Robinson has a chance to maintain this position for the rest of the season and also has WR eligibility in Yahoo leagues.

Doug Baldwin
Baldwin had a huge game last week following the Percy Harvin trade. Don’t expect production like that every week; Russel Wilson rarely throws for 300 yards but trailing against St. Louis throughout the entire game last week allowed Wilson and Baldwin to both have monster games. Don’t overpay, but Baldwin has a soft match up this weekend versus a porous Carolina defense and might have another big performance in him this week.

Anthony Dixon
If I had to make an assessment of the Buffalo running back situation, I would say that Dixon=Jackson and Brown=Spiller. With that assessment, I would take Dixon ahead of Brown because it is clear that Doug Marrone prefers the more traditional back who typically falls forward for 3 yards than the back who might go backwards or break a huge run.

Bryce Brown
Brown might have more lasting value than Dixon because he might maintain the C.J. Spiller role after Fred Jackson is back, but, as we’ve seen all year, that role does not produce many fantasy points.

Travaris Cadet
Cadet is a solid add in PPR leagues and will likely see 5-7 grabs each week over the next few weeks while Pierre Thomas is out. His upside is very limited in standard leagues though, so I wouldn’t bother unless you’re in a PPR.

Jermaine Kearse
Kearse appears to be the #2 option in Seattle, but, as I mentioned in my Baldwin notes, the Seahawks don’t throw a ton. Kearse has some upside, but probably not enough unless you’re desperate.