It was a giant week for “secondary” operating backs, as Zack Moss, Gus Edwards, Damien Harris, and Jordan Wilkins all posted no less than 80 yards and scored, whereas Wayne Gallman, DeeJay Dallas and JaMycal Hasty additionally discovered the top zone. All determine to be among the many prime Week 9 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent provides. They are going to be joined by some high-upside WRs Corey Davis, Curtis Samuel, and Marvin Jones, the latter of whom may actually take off after an damage to Kenny Golladay. 

Our full free agent listing options extra secondary backs value watching (La’Mical Perine, Nyheim Hines, Malcolm Brown), a number of WRs with various ranges of short- and long-term worth (Marvin Corridor, Darnell Mooney, Jakobi Meyers, Allen Lazard, Jalen Reagor, Sterling Shepard), and no less than one QB who could possibly be value stashing (Tua Tagovailoa). We even have a bunch of Week 9 QB, TE, and D/ST streaming suggestions, which might be discovered on the finish of this listing. In the event you want a brand new kicker or simply need to keep away from election protection as a lot as doable this week, you possibly can try our Week 9 kicker rankings.

Quarterback | Working again | Large receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Not one of the backs talked about above are “certain issues” to provide in a given week — and even subsequent week — and contemplating there have been no new main RB accidents (that we all know of), it is wanting like every week to avoid wasting your excessive waiver claims. Moss, Edwards, Harris, Hasty, and Dallas all have legit upside, so for those who want a again, it would not be loopy to make use of a excessive declare on them, nevertheless it actually is determined by your roster scenario. We’re at the purpose within the season the place you might need to do no matter it takes to win a selected week, and that may imply going all-in on a committee again together with your waiver claims. Not one of the receivers are “must-haves,” however, once more, for those who’re quick on WRs and have a giant upcoming matchup, it isn’t loopy to make use of a comparatively excessive declare on somebody like Davis or Jones. (Replace: The identical goes for TE Jordan Reed, who has a variety of upside with George Kittle out for 2 months.)

Quarterback | Working again | Large receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

It is all about surviving and advancing for some groups proper now; others might need the luxurious of holding their waiver positions and ready for a giant breakout/damage later within the 12 months. Actually assess your crew and work out which camp you fall into. — Matt Lutovsky

Except in any other case famous, solely gamers owned in fewer than 50 % of Yahoo leagues thought of.

  • Moss is owned in 53 % of Yahoo leagues, however that quantity ought to go method up after his 81-yard, two-TD recreation towards New England in Week 8. Moss tied for the crew lead with 14 carries, posting a season excessive intouches every week after totaling 72 yards on 10 touches. Moss is clearly trending upward and is Buffalo’s most well-liked possibility across the aim line, and it is encouraging he is had two video games with three receptions, too. Subsequent week’s matchup towards Seattle is not a good one, however Moss all the time has upside in normal leagues due to his landing potential. —Matt Lutovsky

  • Harris additional cemented his standing as New England’s No. 1 again in Week 8, speeding 16 instances for 102 yards and a rating. It is by no means straightforward to belief a Patriots RB, which might be why Harris is owned in simply 46 % of Yahoo leagues, however with a median of 12.Eight touches and 76.Three complete yards per recreation, he has a gentle flooring. The upcoming return of Sony Michel (quad/COVID) may have an effect on Harris’s workload, however he is value grabbing with the Jets on deck in Week 9. —ML

  • With Mark Ingram (ankle) inactive, Edwards rushed 16 instances for 87 yards and a rating towards the Steelers in Week 8. He finally cut up time with JK Dobbins (15 carries for 113 yards), however Edwards began and was the popular possibility RB possibility across the aim line. Ingram is at risk of lacking subsequent week’s recreation towards Indianapolis, and as longas he is out, Edwards has worth. He noticed considerable touches and all the time had landing potential even when Ingram was wholesome, so except Dobbins actually begins taking up the backfield, Edwards is value proudly owning. —ML

  • With Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) out, Dallas was the lead again for Seattle in Week 8. He did not do an entire lot on the bottom, as he generated simply 41 yards, however he did have 18 carries and totaled two TDs on the day. If Carson and Hyde proceed to overlook time, Dallas might be trusted as a starter towards a Payments protection that simply allowed over 100 yards to Damien Harris, so he must be added as a possible volume-based RB2 on a high-powered offense. —Jacob Camenker

  • Tevin Coleman exited the 49ers loss to the Seahawks with a kknee damage and did not return. In consequence, Hasty led the crew in carries, totaling 12, and although they went for simply 29 yards, he did have a speeding TD. Hasty would be the early-down again for the 49ers so long as Coleman, Raheem Mostert (ankle), and Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) are sidelined whereas Jerick McKinnon works extra as a receiving again. —JC

  • Wilkins contributed early and sometimes for the Colts in Week 8, ending with 89 speeding yards, a TD, and a two-point conversion on 20 carries. He additionally added 24 yards on one catch. Jonathan Taylor struggled with simply 22 yards on 11 carries, and the Colts merely appeared to choose utilizing Wilkins to expire the clock late within the recreation. It will be untimely to say Wilkins is even a co-No. 1 with Taylor going ahead, however he definitely needs to be on fantasy radars and is value including as a free agent. —ML

    UPDATE:Colts coach Frank Reich mentioned Monday that Taylor is coping with a “little little bit of an ankle damage.”

  • Gallman proved he can be New York’s prime RB whereas Devonta Freeman (ankle) is out by operating for 44 yards and a rating on 12 carries Monday night time. He additionally added an 18-yard reception. Alfred Morris (8-28) may even be concerned, however Gallman will get the majority of the alternatives. Freeman may return as quickly as this week, however given his damage historical past, it would not be a shock to see Gallman main this backfield in Week 9 towards Washington and probably even Week 10 towards Philadelphia forward of New York’s Week 11 bye. —ML

  • Jones has upset fantasy house owners this 12 months, however he snapped out of his funk with two touchdowns in Week 8. He caught simply three-of-seven targets for 39 yards, however with Kenny Golladay (hip) hurting, Jones could possibly be in place for one more huge recreation subsequent week towards Minnesota. Even when Golladay is again, Jones has boom-or-bust upside as a WR3 in that favorable matchup. —ML

    UPDATE:Golladay has already been dominated “out” for Week 9, indicating that is possible a multi-week damage for him.

  • Shepard adopted up his 6-58-1 line in Week 7 with an 8-74 line on 10 targets in Week 8. Shepard has now posted no less than six catches in every of his three full video games this season, giving him large PPR upside whatever the matchup. He would not have a excessive ceiling in normal leagues, however he nonetheless needs to be owned in all codecs given his goal share. —ML

  • In opposition to the Bengals, Davis had certainly one of his finest video games of the 12 months, posting eight catches for 128 yards and a TD. He noticed a team-high 10 targets — the second straight recreation wherein he is hit that mark. He ought to proceed to be certainly one of Ryan Tannehill’s favourite weapons, and his goal flooring will give him excessive upside even in three powerful matchups towards the Bears, Colts, and Ravens. —JC

  • Keenan Allen is Justin Herbert’s favourite receiver, however Williams, who’s owned in 53 % of Yahoo leagues, is not too far behind. Williams was focused eight instances on Sunday and caught 5 passes for 99 yards and a TD. Herbert appeared Williams’ method on contested catches close to the top zone, and he ought to have loads of possibilities to catch TDs because the season goes alongside. With matchups towards the Raiders, Dolphins, and Jets on deck, Williams might be trusted as a WR3/flex streamer the following few weeks. — JC

  • Reagor returned from his thumb damage in Week Eight and caught three-of-six targets for 16 yards and a TD. He virtually had a second TD, however the ball was knocked out of his fingers on the final second. Both method, the numbers may not wow you, nevertheless it’s clear the speedy first-round decide can be a part of the offense going ahead. He has big-play potential in any matchup, and he’ll definitely be capable of benefit from favorable matchups just like the Browns, Seahawks, Saints, and Cowboys in Weeks 11, 12, 14, and 16, respectively. —ML

  • After lacking on potential lengthy connections with Nick Foles in earlier weeks, Mooney lastly was in a position to catch a deep move from Foles in Week 8. Mooney caught a 50-yard move and completed the day with 5 catches, 69 yards, and a TD, clearly rising as Chicago’s No. 2 goal. The Bears face the beatable secondaries of the Titans, Vikings, and Packers the following few weeks, so Mooney may emerge as a worthwhile WR3 in these video games. —JC

  • Lazard (core) appears prone to return to motion quickly. He practiced all week for the Packers earlier than their loss to the Vikings and will have an opportunity to go well with up for a Thursday Evening Soccer recreation towards the 49ers in Week 9. Earlier than his damage, he was averaging 84.7 receiving yards per recreation and had two TDs because the Packers’ No. 2 receiver. He ought to step again into that function after Marquez Valdes-Scantling struggled to interchange Lazard in that capability. —JC

  • Samuel had an enormous recreation on Thursday Evening Soccer towards the Falcons, posting seven touches for 54 yards and two TDs, one on the bottom and one by means of the air. His versatility ought to proceed to assist him get touches (he’s averaging 7.6 per recreation this season), and he needs to be a great flex play towards the Chiefs in Week 9. —JC

  • George Kittle (ankle) limped off the sphere on the finish of the 49ers’ loss to the Seahawks in Week 8. With the 49ers taking part in on Thursday night time, it might be powerful to ask the tight finish to return for that recreation relying on how critical the damage is. If Kittle cannot go, Reed could be an important substitute. Reed (knee) did not play on Sunday, however he could return from IR forward of Thursday night time’s recreation. He did have a two-TD recreation in aid of Kittle earlier this season. Ross Dwelley, who socred in Week 8, would begin if each Kittle and Reed cannot go. —JC

    UPDATE:Kittle is anticipated to overlook the following eight weeks due to a damaged bone in his foot.

  • Frank Gore remains to be getting extra touches than Perine, however the carry cut up wasn’t all that massive towards the Chiefs. Perine gained 27 yards on eight carries and added a few catches for six yards, as properly. He will not put up large numbers taking part in for a lackluster Jets offense, however he could possibly be a flex play with TD upside in Week 9 towards a Patriots protection that has performed poorly towards the run in current weeks. —JC

  • The Rams proceed to make use of a three-headed monster on the RB place, and it is powerful to know who would be the chief every week. That mentioned, Brown led the crew in touches (12) and had just one much less yard than Darrell Henderson (Henderson had 58, Brown had 57) in Week 8, and Henderson did exit the sport with a thigh damage. Even when Henderson’s damage is minor, Brown has persistently gotten touches for the Rams, so he might be trusted as a flex in favorable matchups. Brown is on bye subsequent week and has some powerful video games upcoming towards the Seahawks, Bucs, and 49ers, however since he can do injury as a receiver, he nonetheless could draw flex consideration. —JC

  • Ervin has simply 4 carries and 6 receptions on the season, so why is he on this listing? Effectively, with Aaron Jones (calf) hurting, AJ Dillon on the COVID-19 listing, and Jamaal Williams being deemed a “shut contact” of Dillon, it is doable Ervin is Inexperienced Bay’s solely wholesome RB on Thursday night time towards San Francisco. It is also doable Jones, Williams, or each are energetic. There’s lots nonetheless up within the air within the Inexperienced Bay backfield, but when all of Jones, Williams, and Dillon are out, the 5-10, 192-pound Ervin may see 10-plus touches. Likelihood is, Dexter Harris would even be known as up from the apply squad and get loads of carries, however we all know Inexperienced Bay likes to move to its backs, so the speedy Ervin will certainly be concerned and will have flex worth. —ML

  • Two of Hines’s three receptions in Week Eight went for touchdowns, and he completed with 62 complete yards on eight touches. He is likely to be known as on for extra work within the receiving recreation with T.Y. Hilton (ankle) hurting, so he stays a possible flex in PPR leagues in any given week. —ML

  • Kelley had an odd day for the Chargers. He had solely the third-most carries on the crew (7) behind Justin Jackson (17) and Troymaine Pope (10). Nonetheless, Pope suffered an damage late within the recreation after taking a shot to the top. If he misses time, Kelley would be the complement to Jackson transferring ahead and on condition that the Chargers wish to trip the recent hand, Kelley is value protecting round. —JC

  • With Julian Edelman (knee) and N’Keal Harry (concussion) out towards the Payments, Meyers was the popular goal for Cam Newton. He noticed a team-high 10 targets, catching six for 58 yards. Harry could possibly be again for the Patriots towards the Jets, however even when he’s, Meyers could possibly be in line for a much bigger function in a must-win recreation for the Patriots. He needs to be a fantastic flex play towards one of many league’s weakest defenses. —JC

  • Corridor tied for the second-most targets on the Lions Sunday with seven and posted a team-high 113 receiving yards on 4 catches. Corridor is normally simply an inconsistent deep risk, however he ought to see extra motion if Kenny Golladay (hip) has to overlook a while. With a matchup with the Vikings on deck, Corridor may find yourself being a sneaky-good flex play and is value grabbing for those who’re determined for some receiver assist. —JC

    UPDATE:Golladay has already been dominated “out” for Week 9, indicating that is possible a multi-week damage for him.

  • Cobb noticed a season-high 10 targets and caught eight of them for 95 yards and a TD within the Texans’ final recreation earlier than their Week Eight bye. Cobb ought to nonetheless be added by fantasy house owners needing a receiver, particularly in PPR codecs. There are rumors that the Texans may commerce Will Fuller earlier than Tuesday’s NFL commerce deadline, and that will open up extra goal alternatives for Cobb. The Texans are going through the Jaguars, Browns, Patriots, and Lions within the coming weeks, so Cobb needs to be a stable flex play and may fit his method into WR3 territory if Fuller is, in truth, traded. —JC

  • Ebron was in a position to catch a TD towards the Ravens and continues to see constant targets from Ben Roethlisberger. In Week 9, he has an important matchup towards the Cowboys, so he generally is a high-end streamer and needs to be a TE1 in that matchup. —JC

  • Thomas has caught a TD in every of his previous two outings for Washington and is averaging 5.7 targets per recreation this season. He appears to be turning into one on Kyle Allen’s favourite red-zone weapons, and he might be trusted towards the Giants, a crew that he totaled 42 yards and a TD on three catches towards them a few weeks in the past. —JC

  • The Texans are taking up the Jaguars in Week 9, and the Jaguars have allowed 12.Three FPPG to TEs this 12 months, good for the fourth most within the NFL forward of Week 8. Fells has scored twice in his final three video games and is averaging 47.Three receiving yards per recreation in that span. He might be streamed in a good matchup. —JC

  • After getting 13 targets within the first two video games of his profession, Okwuegbunam noticed just one official goal towards the Chargers, however he made it rely. He reeled within the reception from Drew Lock within the purple zone and scored his first profession TD. He additionally had one other close to TD damaged up whereas he drew a move interference penalty. Okwuegbunam can be second fiddle to Noah Fant within the TE rotation, however he’s taking on a Falcons protection in Week 9 that has allowed probably the most fantasy factors per recreation to TEs this season. Maybe he may steal one other rating and be a related streaming possibility in an important matchup. —JC

  • Carr had logged no less than 264 passing yards and two TDs within the 4 video games previous to a weather-affected Week Eight dud. He ought to bounce again in Week 9 towards a Chargers protection that has allowed the third-most FPPG to QBs forward of Week 8 (23.5). Carr is a top-tier streaming possibility with a excessive flooring, so be happy to belief him and stash him as a high-quality backup QB. —JC

  • Although the Lions protection has gotten higher because the 12 months has gone alongside, Kirk Cousins had a variety of success towards them in two outings final 12 months. He totaled 580 yards and 5 TDs towards Matt Patricia’s protection in 2019, and on condition that the Vikings protection hasn’t been excellent this 12 months, Cousins could must throw lots to maintain his crew within the recreation towards a stable Detroit offense. Cousins has been inconsistent this 12 months, however he undoubtedly has a excessive ceiling towards the Lions, who simply gave up three passing TDs to Philip Rivers. —JC

  • Tagovailoa did not do a lot towards a troublesome Rams protection in his first profession NFL begin, however he did flash some upside. He completed the day with simply 96 passing yards however confirmed off his nice accuracy and arm energy with a laser of a TD move to DeVante Parker. He could possibly be a stable play towards the Cardinals subsequent week and is value including as a speculative streamer for later within the season (he has matchups upcoming towards the Jets and Bengals). —JC

  • Lock would not seem like probably the most interesting quarterback goal till you keep in mind he is taking part in towards the Falcons in Week 9. The Falcons have allowed probably the most FPPG to QBs this season, and a matchup towards their protection could possibly be precisely what Lock must maintain his momentum going after a giant second half towards the Chargers in Week 8. It is onerous to be too assured in him, but when there ever was a spot to begin Lock in, this is able to be the one. —JC

  • The Titans are among the many finest defensive streamers to focus on as soon as once more. They get to tackle the Bears in Week 9, a crew that ranks backside six in each complete factors and complete yards per recreation this season. The Titans ought to be capable of comprise their lackluster offense. —JC

  • Washington had averaged the third-fewest complete yards (292.7) and third-fewest factors (19) per recreation coming into Week 8. Final time the Giants confronted them, they compelled Kyle Allen into a few turnovers together with a scoop and rating fumble. They may drive him into extra errors, to allow them to be trusted on this matchup. — JC

  • Washington’s protection has allowed 20 or fewer factors of their three video games towards NFC East opponents and are sixth within the NFL in sacks per recreation at a mark of three.1. Daniel Jones has turned the ball over no less than as soon as in each recreation this 12 months and is being sacked almost three time per recreation, so Washington ought to have an opportunity to do properly on this matchup. —JC

  • The Cardinals have added to their move rush by buying and selling for Markus Golden and can get to tackle Tua Tagovailoa within the first highway begin of his profession. Rookies might be vulnerable to errors, so be happy to belief the Cardinals, particularly after they intercepted Russell Wilson thrice of their final outing. —JC

  • The Lions protection has performed comparatively properly in current weeks, and Kirk Cousins has thrown a number of interceptions in 4 video games this season. That ought to give the Lions a excessive flooring, particularly if their secondary continues to get more healthy. —JC

  • The Texans ought to find yourself being a great defensive streamer this week. They’re taking up a Jaguars offense that has some weapons, however they are going to be beginning both Mike Glennon or Jake Luton rather than an injured Gardner Minshew (thumb). Glennon is a mediocre veteran whereas Luton is a sixth-round rookie. The Texans have a great move rush, so they need to be capable of get strain on the brand new starter and drive him into some errors. —JC