Waiver Wire Targets 2016 Week 9

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal The waiver wire can be your best friend in fantasy football. Especially in times like these where injuries are piling up and teams are on bye. That being said, let’s waste no more time and take a look at some players you may want to target on waivers.


Colin Kaepernick – 49ers: Coming off of their bye week the 49ers take on the Saints who are abysmal defensively. They are yielding 291 passing yards per game and have allowed nine passing touchdowns. Kaepernick remains the starter for the Niners and from a fantasy standpoint, he has done relatively well, scoring at least 16 fantasy points in each game. With six teams on bye this week, Kaepernick makes a fine streaming option.

Others to consider: Ryan Fitzpatrick – Jets, Browns Quarterback

Running Back

Charcandrick West – Chiefs: With Jamaal Charles and Spencer Ware hurt, West could be in to get the start this week. He stepped in last week for the injured Ware and rushed 14 times for 52 yards. Ware has not been officially ruled out, but at this time there is a chance he misses the next game. West could receive 20+ touches against the Jags this week if that is the case.

Tim Hightower – Saints: Hightower played in 47 offensive snaps last game after Mark Ingram was benched for fumbling. He rushed for 102 yards on 26 carries. Reports on Monday suggested the Hightower has earned himself a bigger role on this offense. There is a chance that the Saints can roll with the hot hand and run a committee in New Orleans, if that is the case, Hightower should be owned.

Antone Smith – Bucs: Smith could get the start for the Bucs with Jacquizz Rodgers injured. In the last game, he played 22 snaps compared to the three snaps that Peyton Barber played. Another thing he has working in his favor is that he played for Dirk Koetter in Atlanta, who is not with the Bucs. There is always the concern of a potential committee in situations like these, but the running back with the best chance at a heavier workload in this offense with Rodgers out, is Smith.

Others to consider: Dion Lewis – Patriots, Peyton Barber – Bucs, Rob Kelley – Redskins, James Starks - Packers

Wide Receiver

Corey Coleman – Browns: Coleman has missed the last six games with a hand injury, but has been cleared to practice this week and is expected to return in Week 9. In his last game played, Week 2, Coleman caught five passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns. That is the type of upside that he offers and could be considered a borderline WR3 with upside moving forward.

J.J. Nelson – Cardinals: The Cardinals announced the Nelson is now a starting WR for Arizona. This comes after two solid performances from Nelson. He has topped 75 yards in each of the last two games and has scored two touchdowns in that span. He is someone you want to add that can serve as a WR3/WR4 in PPR formats.

Others to consider: Quincy Enunwa – Jets, Kenny Britt – Rams, Dontrelle Inman – Chargers, Jamison Crowder – Redskins, Kenny Stills - Dolphins

Tight End

C.J. Fiedorowicz – Texans: Fiedorowicz continues to play a significant role in the Texans offense. Since Week 4, he is averaging 6.8 targets per game and has caught 24 passes for 272 yards and three touchdowns. In a position that is usually very volatile, Fiedorowicz has displayed some stability. He has become a tight end that could be played on a weekly basis at this point.

Others to consider: Cameron Brate – Bucs, Eric Ebron - Lions, Ladarius Green - Steelers.

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