Below is the order we would prioritize our top 10 week 9 waiver wire targets. It’s all about Keke this week, as the Will Fuller injury creates an opportunity for his already increasing role in this offense to expand even further. The running back market is scarce, there are very few options when you look at guys owned in 20% of leagues or less, but we found one player that should almost certainly be available on your league’s waiver wire.
Our Top 10 Week 9 Waiver Wire Targets
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1. Keke Coutee
The unfortunate injury to Fuller makes Keke Coutee our top waiver wire target for week 9. Coutee put up 20/193/1 in the three weeks before getting injured in the Jacksonville game. That target share should expand, and we could see him even absorb some of the downfield targets that went to Fuller. That being said, Coutee is a walking injury report himself after missing the first month of the season, and then picking up another injury only one month later. If he isn’t able to go this week Hopkins could set a single game target record and Vyncint Smith should make for a solid flex option.
2. Elijah McGuire
We are considerably higher on McGuire than most week 9 waiver articles out there, but it’s rare to find a RB with his potential role on the waiver wire at this stage in the fantasy season. Prior to his broken foot in late July, McGuire had all but beat out Bilal Powell for the third down role and was expected to steal snaps from Crowell on early down work as well. He is your best bet if you are in need of a RB you can actually play at this point in the season.
3. Devante Parker
Obviously Parker benefited tremendously from the Albert Wilson and Kenny Stills injuries. Following his 160+ yard performance, and with Wilson out for the year, Parker looks like he is set to remain in the rotation here. I think the entire group of pass catchers will benefit from Tannehill’s eventual return. Stills has never been a volume receiver and hasn’t had more than 3 receptions since week one. Given his size, speed, and ability, Parker will always have a high ceiling. If he can continue to see 8+ targets every week he will be a fantasy relevant receiver for the rest of the season.
4. Seth Roberts
Roberts made our week 8 DraftKings article and while we were ultimately disappointed by his lack of targets (4) he did convert them into 2/42/1 and hit 4x for the week. He’s a solid streamer option moving forward, and should see a decent number of targets working out of the slot with big play receivers on the outside.
5. Courtland Sutton
Sutton has made this article a few times already this season. Clearly the Broncos want to get him more involved, so much so that they are trying desperately to move Demaryius Thomas by the trade deadline. If Thomas gets traded, we think Sutton will not only maintain his targets, but absorb the majority of Thomas’s work as well. He can do it all as a receiver, and given Denver’s issues on defense, there is a chance they could be playing from behind a ton down the stretch.
6. Anthony Miller
Keep an eye on Allen Robinson’s status moving forward this season. Anytime he is out Miller becomes a legit WR2 option in our eyes. He converted 7 targets into 3/37/1 and should have had an even better line in week 7, but Trubisky missed him on some easy big plays.
7. Tre’Quan Smith
Last week was a rough start to Smith’s ever expanding role in this offense. Minnesota decided to drop coverage and force New Orleans to sustain long drives to beat them. While the Saints were able to do so, the gameplan essentially eliminated Smith’s role as the stretch player on this offense. Look for him to have a bigger role as we move forward, and is a solid flex option in favorable matchups.
8. Ed Dickson
Dickson saw a 32% snap count, but was on the field for most passing down work for the Seahawks this week. You could clearly see they wanted to get him involved in the passing game, and it paid immediate dividends with him converting two targets into 54 yards and a touchdown. The tight end position has been a dumpster fire this season, but Dickson could find sustained success as the Seahawks primary pass catching tight end. A role that saw Will Dissly become fantasy relevant for the first few weeks of the season.
9. Ryan Fitzpatrick
FitzMagic is back! He is fantasy relevant every week he starts. This offense is loaded, can’t run the ball, and the defense is giving up 30+ to everyone. If you need a plug-and-play streamer option Fitz may have a higher ceiling than anyone else on your league’s waiver wires for week 9. For those of you looking for a safer option, Dakota Prescott is available in a number of leagues, and has a high floor given how much he is running the ball right now, and the fact that the Cowboys offense in general is ascending.
10. Hayden Hurst
The Panthers have been terrible against tight ends this season, so it wasn’t shocking to see Hurst finally get involved this week. We just wish the target number matched the enthusiasm Marty Mornhinweg has for Hurst as a player. For the second week in a row he started his press conference out by saying he has to get Hurst the ball, but three targets is still not enough. If you have a spot to stash a high end tight end target, I think Hurst has a chance to be one of the better pass catching tight ends down the stretch this season. He will certainly see a boost if one of the oft-injured receivers on this offense spend any time out.