Drafting is nice, but if you really want to dominate your fantasy league. You have to OWN the waiver wire! And if you want to know who to pick up, well, you’ve come to the right place…because I am the Waiver Wire Wizard, the Pick-Up Prince, the Infallible Fabulous FAAB.
Let’s review how we did last week, shall we?!
1.Chase Edmonds- hasn’t played yet but that was solid advice nonetheless
2.Brandon Aiyuk- 8, 98, TD
3.DeeJay Dallas-scored a TD
4.Zack Moss- Scored 2 TD’s, took over the Bills backfield like we promised.
Let’s talk priorities for week 9!
1.Jordan Wilkins- Injury or no injury, Jonathan Taylor has not lived up to the billing, now, I’m not dropping him by any means, but Wilkins took over the valuable work that should be going to JT. He out-snapped Taylor 39-26 and turned 20 carries into 80+ yards and a score. If this continues, he’ll be a must play in a run heavy offense.
2.Jalen Reagor- Back from his thumb injury that had him out since week 2, he was back out on the field, and I really wanted to see what it looked like before I bought in. He looked good in limited work, only 3 catches for 16 yards and a touchdown, but he’s got the speed and the draft capital to be a high-end flex. Plus, Carson Wentz is desperate for people to throw the ball to, don’t be surprised if he gets more involved, quickly.
3.Allen Lazard- I know some dummy in your league dropped him weeks ago after his week 3 core muscle injury, but he’s back @ practice, and should be activated any day now off IR. He is the clear #2 passing option for Aaron Rodgers, and as much as people tried to buy into MVS or Robert Tonyan, no one separated themselves in Lazard’s absence.
4.Drew Lock- Need a QB? Jimmy G hurt, Joe Burrow on a BYE, Tua didn’t quite come through…Lock was the 7th highest scoring QB in fantasy this past week, he looks the part, at least from a fantasy perspective. His receivers are good and their defense is just bad enough that if they need to get into a shoot out, he can deliver. Denver vs Atlanta this week, great matchup, perfect plug and play.
5.Jordan Reed- George Kittle will miss the rest of the season as far as fantasy owners are concerned (out 8 weeks with a broken foot) and Jordan Reed is the guy that will step in, in his absence. Reed is an injury waiting to happen himself, but, while he’s on the field, he’s still pretty good. 73 yards on 9 catches and 2 scores in the two weeks he’s already filled in this year. Keep this in the back of your mind though, if he goes down, or struggles – Ross Dwelley is the guy to own. SF loves using their TE’s in the pass game.
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