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Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Pickups for Week 9

Week 8 of the 2020 Fantasy Football season is in the rear-view and there are more injuries to report. The biggest two were George Kittle and Kenny Golladay. See below and hit the waiver wire to replace those studs.

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Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

Carr had a tough outing last week in the wind in Cleveland, but he has a very favorable schedule down the stretch. If you’re in need of quarterback, he’s a player that should be targeted. 

Nick Mullens, San Francisco 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo is out for the foreseeable future, so it’s Mullens time. He’s been the better of the two recently as Jimmy G has not been healthy for a while. It will be tough for the Niners and Mullens to make the playoffs with George Kittle and many more players injured, but we may see some big passing games. 

Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins

Another quarterback that didn’t play well last week in Tua. I advised it would be a learning curve but the Dolphins didn’t need much from his arm as the defense and special teams dominated the Rams. Once the Dolphins open up the playbook more and get Tua in the RPO game where he is comfortable, then he’ll put up the fantasy points we are expecting.

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Damien Harris, New England Patriots

It was just a matter of time for Harris to put up good fantasy numbers and he did so last week against the Bills defense. The new Sony Michel in the Patriots offense, Harris should get the bulk of the carries moving forward for New England. However he’s not used much in the passing game; he should only be played in games you think the Patriots will be competitive in. 

JaMychal Hasty, San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers backfield has led to the next man up the entire season; and Hasty is that guy right now. He struggled last week but saved his fantasy performance with a TD. Tevin Coleman has already been ruled out so it will be the Hasty/McKinnon show against a weak Packers run defense on Thursday night. 

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Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens

Edwards battled a knee injury last week but came back in the game and finished with 87 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown. He and J.K. Dobbins will continue to be heavily used in the Ravens offense until Mark Ingram gets healthy. I like Edwards as a flex play or he can be a RB2 for running back needy owners.

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Marvin Jones Jr., Detroit Lions

An injury to Kenny Golladay opens up more opportunities for the Lions pass catchers and Jones should benefit the most. After putting up 80 yards in Week 7, Jones was targeted 7 times and scored 2 touchdowns in Week 8. The big play receiver will be leaned on heavily by Matthew Stafford until Golladay gets back.

Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles

I’m starting to be a believer in Travis Fulgham however the Eagles need more pass catchers to step up for Carson Wentz. Reagor only had 16 receiving yards this past Sunday but he was targeted 6 times. DeSean Jackson and Zach Ertz are not coming back in the near future. 

Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers

Okay it’s probably time to take Samuel more seriously as he leads the NFL in 3rd down receptions and scored 2 touchdowns this past week. Samuel is a gadget player that lines up in the backfield and as a receiver. The Panthers will continue to find ways to get him the ball which will lead to more fantasy points. 

Other Wide Receivers I’m Buying on the Waiver Wire –

  • Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans
  • Denzel Mims, New York Jets
  • Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears
  • Allen Lazaard, Green Bay Packers

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Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steeers

The tight end position is wrecked once again and fantasy teams are looking for viable options. Ebron has been as consistent as it gets recording at least four receptions in four of his past five games. The Steelers will continue to use him in their passing offense so I suggest you grab him. 

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Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns

After the Browns week 9 bye week, Hooper will finally be back after an emergency appendectomy. Before Hooper’s injury he received 23 targets in his past 3 games. Hooper is another tight end that provides consistency in an inconsistent position.

Jordan Reed, San Francisco 49ers

The biggest blow to fantasy owners was the injury to George Kittle. He will be out for around 8 weeks so it’s time to plug his backup Reed into your lineups once he gets back from his injury. 

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