Due to popular demand, we have brought back our weekly Dynasty Waiver Wire coverage!
We won’t be forcing waiver wire advice or suggestions. Instead, expect to see a wide-ranging number of players each week, based solely on increasing snaps, injury or any combination of events that suggest a player’s status could change in the future. You can expect we will be providing a bit of justification for the addition as well as just how deep the particular player is. It’s a format that we’ll likely be playing with over the coming weeks. We are only highlighting those players that we believe deserve some level of attention, not merely players who happen to see targets or log a carry. As is always the case in fantasy, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Without further delay, let’s get to your week nine waiver wire additions:
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB SF
Add Garoppolo immediately if he’s available on your wire. He’s now donning the red and gold of San Francisco as the New England Patriots traded him away a day before the trade deadline. He’s arguably the top backup in the league and he will soon be at the top of San Fran’s depth chart. He has long term upside but a minus-level receiving corps to begin his tenure. Like many of the higher profile backup quarterbacks, he may already be rostered, but it’s time to check! This also means that the Patriots must be comfortable with Tom Brady as their starter for the foreseeable future.
Jamison Crowder, WR WAS
I saw Crowder start to hit the waiver wire two weeks ago as his continuing struggles finally took their toll on owners frustrated owners. In all likelihood, he’s rostered but it’s worth a check to be sure. He chimed in with his best effort of 2017 as he secured nine of 13 targets for a total of 123 yards. He also added 12 yards on two rushes. Expect Crowder to continue to work out of the slot and be a productive yet inconsistent performer over the balance of the year. He’s an immediate add if available.
Josh Malone, WR CIN
Malone may have earned another look for week nine as he made the most of his 13 snaps, converting his three targets into two receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown. The 6’3″ 208 pound rookie ran a 4.40 40-yard dash while leaping an unimpressive (for his size) 30.5″. The Tennessee Volunteer caught 50 passes for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns in his senior year. The Bengals have a need across from A.J. Green so Malone, while a long-shot, is likely the next-man-up to receive a chance at a larger role. He’s a great add for rosters with space at the bottom.
Tre McBride III, WR CHI
Third year receiver, Tre McBride III, stepped up on Sunday with 20 snaps, his lowest over the past three weeks, but converted his five targets into three receptions for 92 yards. With only six targets on the year, there’s no rush here to add McBride unless you feel more work will be coming his away. Certainly, anything is possible in Chicago in 2017 but he’s merely a watch unless you simply have no other players to add this week.
That’s all for this week.
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