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Week 9 Waiver Wire Targets

Week 9 is here and we’re entering the homestretch in many season long fantasy leagues. With big injuries to big names such as Matt Forte, Steve Smith, and Le’Veon Bell, there are roster moves to be made. Here’s a look at players to target on the Week 9 Waiver Wire.

Jameis Winston (QB, Tampa Bay Bucs)

Need a fill in on a bye week or help at quarterback? Look no further than the rookie in Tampa. Winston has put up three solid weeks in a row without a turnover. The matchup for Week 9 will be a good one as the Bucs face a Giants defense that is giving up the seventh most fantasy points to opposing QBs.

DeAngelo Williams (RB, Pittsburgh Steelers)

The obvious top target for this week will be DeAngelo Williams. The Steelers lost Le’Veon Bell for the season, and that means Williams becomes a must own and must start going forward. He’s likely owned as a Bell handcuff in most leagues, but he is a must add if he’s available.

Jeremy Langford (RB, Chicago Bears)

Matt Forte suffered a knee injury in Week 8 and his timetable is uncertain, so that means it’s next man up for the Bears. Many have thought rookie Jeremy Langford is the future in Chicago, and now will be the time to find out if that’s the case. Langford is going to be a must add going into Week 9.

Ted Ginn, Jr. (WR, Carolina Panthers)

Ginn seems to be the real deal in a receiver dry Carolina offense. He’s certainly getting the targets, so don’t let his paltry two receptions in Week 8 turn you off. He struggled mightily with the rain. He’s emerging as a top option for Cam Newton, and he’s available in over 60% of ESPN leagues. Definitely worth the add.

Kamar Aiken (WR, Baltimore Ravens)

Top target Steve Smith is out for the season, and that means Aiken’s role will continue to grow. He’s already been a decent play this season, but his value increases considerably now that he’ll be the top receiver option for quarterback Joe Flacco.

Tavon Austin (WR, St. Louis Rams)

Austin is a multi-faceted threat for the Rams and they’ve taken advantage of his versatility as both a receiver and runner out of the backfield. He’s somewhat boom/bust, but he’s had a few big weeks and his targets seem to be on the rise. He’s available in over 50% of ESPN leagues.


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