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In case you are reading this, there is one bit of information to know before you start reading names. Just like last year’s series, we will be utilizing player rostership percentages, courtesy of real dynasty rosters from 1700 MFL leagues. While this may not be entirely accurate for every individual league, it is very reflective of how managers view who is worthy or not of a roster spot. Now that that’s covered, let’s dive into the waiver wire after week nine!
Players to double-check availability and immediately add:
- Taylor Heinicke, QB WAS
- Kyren Williams, RB LAR
- Isaiah Spiller, RB LAC
- Jaylen Warren, RB PIT
- Deon Jackson, RB IND
- Cade Otton, TE TB
JaMycal Hasty, RB JAC, Rex Burkhead, RB HOU, and DeeJay Dallas, RB SEA
There’s nothing really to talk about these three guys specifically after this week, other than the fact that they are all the primary handcuffs to some really good young running backs who are all seeing massive volume. These three are not sexy names at all, they are not even really that good themselves, but in today’s world, they all deserve to be rostered in case their starters were to get hurt. I honestly hope I see all three of them above an 85% rostership next week otherwise I will be really annoying again next week!
DeAndre Carter, WR LAC
I actually highlighted Carter in this article two weeks ago and my prophecy then came to fruition this past week:
“Keenan Allen has already had injury problems all season, so it’s possible we get some games where Josh Palmer and Carter are the WR1 and 2 in this offense, and any receiver with the potential for 8+ targets from Justin Herbert for a week is a receiver I want.”
While fantasy-wise, Carter’s week nine only turned into 10.3 PPR points, that was still helpful to a lot of people out there this week with the number of teams on bye and/or the number of injured players. It’s possible yet again that Carter is in the same role next week if Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are both out again, so he’s worth a spot on many dynasty rosters that might be in need of that spot start flex player. If both receivers come back though, he’s an easy player to dump back onto waivers for someone more serviceable as we near the fantasy playoffs.
Demarcus Robinson, WR BAL
In a similar situation to Carter, Robinson is now the Ravens WR1/1a/1b/2 or whatever you want to call him in their offense with Devin Duvernay now that Rashod Bateman is done for the year. We actually saw him in this role last week with a team-high eight targets against the Buccaneers, turning in a solid 12.4 PPR performance. If that type of role and usage is maintained throughout the remainder of the season, Robinson could be a valuable depth piece for teams looking to make a playoff run, or as a trade piece for rebuilding teams to be able to sell him for a third or even a fourth to contenders who need that depth. Since this article is dropping Monday morning, you’re still able to add Robinson today before they play tonight if you have an extra roster spot or someone else in the game to drop, like a Marquez Callaway, Rashid Shaheed, Adam Trautman, Mike Davis.
Chris Moore and Phillip Dorsett, WRs HOU
And finally, we have the amazing Texans duo who both had increased roles this past week with Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins on the sidelines. I’m basically taking the same approach with Moore and Dorsett as I have been Josh Palmer/DeAndre Carter or the Ravens receiving corps – they are useful only when one of, or more ideally, both starters ahead of them are hurt. If both Cooks and Collins are playing, both Moore and Dorsett are droppable. But if they both continue to be on the sideline, now they have value. I don’t really have a preference between the two, they both had the same number of targets, Dorsett was the deep ball guy and Moore caught a touchdown. It’s honestly more luck in terms of which one hits any given week, but if you have the roster spots, take a shot on your favorite or add both and see what happens. Like I said before, they’re both easily droppable when Cooks and Collins are back.
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