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Week 9 Standard & PPR Waiver Wire Targets

New York Jets v Cincinnati BengalsHow about that Marvin Jones? He had a monster day in Week 8. As we’re getting into the make or break part of the fantasy football season let’s take a look at some potential waiver wire targets going into Week 9. Happy hunting, and good luck this week!

Jason Campbell (QB, Browns)

It looks like the Weedon experiment might be over in Cleveland. Jason Campbell made his Browns debut in Week 8 and looked very good. He was 22 of 36 for 293 yards and 2 touchdowns against a tough Kansas City defense. That kind of performance is what could keep him in the driver’s seat going forward. He’s a serviceable QB in terms of fantasy, and as long as he’s playing turnover free football he’s a decent play.

Andre Ellington (RB, Cardinals)

There is a committee going on at the running back position for Arizona, but Ellington has clearly been making his mark. In Week 8 he had 15 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown while fellow back, Rashard Mendenhall, was out with an ankle injury. The carries may continue to be split amongst the committee when Mendenhall returns, but Ellington has certainly made a case for a larger role.

Marvin Jones (WR, Bengals)

A.J. Green who? When you hear that a Bengals receiver had a 122 yard 4 TD day you immediately think Green, right. Not in Week 8. Jones had a monster performance and showed he has a nose for the endzone. He’s scored TDs now in three straight games, so he’s clearly on the rise. Playing opposite a playmaker like Green is giving him some great opportunities.

Drew Davis (WR, Falcons)

The receiver situation is ailing in Atlanta and they need more than just Harry Douglas to step up. In Week 8 rookie Davis came up big and had a solid game.  He caught 5 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. There’s no guarantee he can produce every week, but he showed he can be a weapon if needed for Matt Ryan.

Kenny Stills (WR, Saints)

It’s dangerous to pick up New Orleans receivers because Drew Brees likes to spread the ball around to his many weapons.  That said, you can’t knock Stills’ big performance in Week 8. He had 3 receptions on 4 targets for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns. The number of targets isn’t great, but that’s standard fare when we’re talking about the Saints.  His fantasy value will be dependent on his ability to turn his 3 to 6 targets per week into points, so he’s going to be a boom/bust kind of play. He’s worth picking up if you need WR help, and he’s particularly interesting for keeper leagues.

Cordarelle Patterson (WR, Vikings)

Patterson is a playmaker, but the Vikings just haven’t been able to figure out how to fit him into their offense. He’s been big in the return game thus far in the season, and it’s good news that he saw a season high 6 targets in Week 8. Hopefully this will be a sign of the times, and Patterson could be stepping up into a larger role. He’s evolving, so temper your excpectations. That said, he’s worth a flyer if you need WR depth going into the homestretch. Patterson is another interesting player with upside for keeper consideration.


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Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...