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Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report – Week 9 – 2018

Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report Week #9
by: Fred Schell

(Add Recommendations are based on Yahoo ownership 50% and under)

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Add – Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

After a lackluster return from Jameis Winston  and a season beginning to spiral out of control, the Bucs are looking for some Fitzmagic to bail them out. Facing an 18 point deficit in Week 8, Fitzpatrick led them back to a tie ball game which was then lost by the leg of Randy Bullock. End results aside, it’s clear that this team believes in the veteran quarterback that has protected the football at a better rate than Winston. So far this season in his five games played, he has posted a passer rating of 140+ in three games and has 13 TDs in the air and 1 one the ground. Although he is a hot or cold kind of QB, if you need points and are willing to roll the dice, he will win you matchups.


  • Case Keenum Denver Broncos
  • Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys
  • Baker Mayfield Cleveland Browns

Drop – Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Whether you like him or not, Jameis Winston can’t score you points if he doesn’t play. Nobody knows if Fitz will hold the starting job for long, so this is more of a bench request rather than a drop. The fact is Winston has really struggled so far this season. Winston has had only one outing with more TDs than interceptions this season (Week 6 against Atlanta) and that was against one of the worst defenses in football. With a regretful season for the former number 1 overall pick, it’s a wonder if Tampa Bay will begin to plan for a future without Winston. I know my fantasy team is.

Running Backs:

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Add – Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This was a tough call between Barber and Smallwood this week, as both have been carving out significant roles in their respective offenses. The reason I am placing Barber here is because of the Fitzmagic effect. So far this season the Buccaneers offense have been doing very well with Fitzpatrick under center, and with the team rallying behind him, Barber is in a position to succeed. Last week Barber posted a season high 19 rushes for 85 yards and a TD. With the Bucs looking to turn their season around, they will rely on Barber to steady the ground attack. Also let’s not forget about the injury to his backup Ronald Jones, which clears up more carries for Barber to do damage.


  • Wendall Smallwood Philadelphia Eagles
  • Devontae Booker Denver Broncos
  • Ish Smith Atlanta Falcons
  • Duke Johnson Cleveland Browns
  • Josh Adams Philadelphia Eagles

Drop – Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles

Clement has really struggled to find his role in an offense that is regaining it’s 2017 form with Carson Wentz looking more like pre-injury Carson Wentz. With Ajayi out for the season, many believed that Clement would step up and run this offense, but it is clear after the last few weeks that he is behind Smallwood and Adams on the Eagles RB pecking order. Clement has 12 carries for 12 yards, and 3 catches for 15 yards over the last 2 games. You can safely drop Clement until further notice.

** Jalen Richard was owned in too many leagues to be added to this report, however on NFL.com he is owned in less than 10% of leagues so I thought he was worth mentioning. With Marshawn Lynch out he is a must add.**

Wide Receivers:

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Add – David Moore, Seattle Seahawks

David Moore has been quietly becoming a fantasy star. Over the past few weeks he has put up some tremendous performances for the Seahawks. With four TDs in the last three weeks, Moore is coming off his best performance with four catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. He also posted a 100% catch rate this past week. The Seahawks are beginning to claw their way back to playoff contention but their lack of receiver depth is apparent. With Moore beginning to carve out his role in the lineup, he will prove useful to Wilson owners as well as his own in the coming weeks. Russell trust him to come up with the 50/50 balls and he has delivered time after time.


  • Tyrell Williams Los Angeles Chargers
  • Brandon LaFell Oakland Raiders
  • DeDe Westbrook Jacksonville Jaguars
  • DeVante Parker Miami Dolphins
  • D.J. Moore Carolina Panthers 
  • Courtland Sutton Denver Broncos 

Drop – Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins wide receiver position has been hit or miss and hard to anticipate this season. So far it has become clear however, that Stills is not their go to guy at receiver as many expected heading into the season. His targets over the last few weeks have declined and he has only managed to actually catch one ball per game in his last two games. Unless Miami trades away DeVante Parker (which is looking less and less likely) Stills isn’t worth the lineup spot.

Tight Ends:

Add – Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts

For those of you who picked up Doyle already, kudos to you as he made one hell of a return in week 8. With Eric Ebron being a top fantasy TE over the past few weeks, it was a question mark how many targets would be available for Doyle when he returned. It’s very clear however that their are enough targets to go around for both TEs as Doyle caught 6 passes on his 7 targets for 70 yards and a score. With the Colts on a bye in week 9, Doyle is a good add to keep on the bench for one more week. A good reliable TE in fantasy football is hard to come by therefore, Doyle is worth the pickup this week.


  • Chris Herndon New Yok Jets
  • Hayden Hurst Baltimore Ravens
  • Vance McDonald Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Ed Dickson Seattle Seahawks 

Drop – Ben Watson, New Orleans Saints

After Watson’s best game of the season in week 7, he predictably went back to an afterthought in week 8 with NO catches. The Saints asserted their dominance with an impressive win over the Vikings this week, however Watson received NO targets, which is concerning. This is another case where I would suggest benching rather than dropping, just in case the Saints need him in the future. For now though it seems like Brees have other targets that he trust more. His situation is worth monitoring in the coming weeks.

Defenses To Stream

Add- Dallas Cowboys 

The Cowboys haven’t played opportunistic defense this season with only 6 turnovers thus far, but they have a nice matchup in week 9 against the Titans who are really struggling to find an offensive rythym. If you are streaming defenses week to week the Cowboys D can prove to be a valuable asset this week, especially with a running back like Zeke on the offensive side of the ball helping to control the clock and keeping their defense fresh. The Titans allowed the Ravens to sack Mariota 11 times a couple of weeks ago, so fire up Demarcus Lawrence and company.

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