Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 9
BY KEVIN HANSON (@EDSFootball)
Updated: Monday, November 1st
Every week, we examine players that may be available on your league's waiver wire that could help your team in the short and/or long term.
For a player to be listed, he must be rostered in 50 percent (or less) of Yahoo! leagues. The goal is to provide recommendations of players that have a greater chance of being available on your league's waiver wire. Of course, your league's size and settings could significantly impact whether these players (or better options) are available in your particular league(s).
With that said, here are some waiver-wire options to consider heading into Week 9 (Yahoo! % rostered in parenthesis):
1. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins (35%)
With Tom Brady on bye in Week 9, you may be in the market for a streamer. If you're looking for a bye-week replacement, Tagovailoa gets a plus matchup against the Texans in Week 9.
In a difficult matchup against the Buffalo Bills, Tua had a modest performance (16.2 fantasy points), but he had scored 22-plus fantasy points in each of his previous two starts before that. Over the past three weeks, Tagovailoa has a minimum of 39 pass attempts and has averaged 275 passing yards and two passing touchdowns per game.
Continue reading our Fantasy Football QB Waiver Wire
1A/1B. Jeremy McNichols/Adrian Peterson, Tennessee Titans (8%/4%)
It's a devastating blow to any manager that rosters Derrick Henry. The back-to-back rushing champion is likely to miss the rest of the regular season (or at least the fantasy season).
From NFL Now: #Titans RB Derrick Henry will have foot surgery tomorrow morning and be out 6-10 weeks. Six would be quite fast, eight is more likely. Either way, Tennessee expects Henry back this season. pic.twitter.com/UzoJqNlcFF— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2021
The Titans have signed Adrian Peterson, who averaged a pedestrian 3.9 yards per carry for the Detroit Lions last season. The 36-year-old back could handle the largest share of touches at some point down the stretch. McNichols has only seven carries for 38 yards, but he has 21 receptions for 203 yards and a touchdown on 27 targets.
While neither Peterson nor McNichols will come close to what a healthy Henry would have provided fantasy managers, both should emerge as top 35-40 options the rest of the way.
Continue reading our Fantasy Football RB Waiver Wire
1. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins (34%)
Returning from a three-game absence, Parker finished Sunday with eight receptions for 85 yards on 11 targets, all of which are season highs. The Dolphins receiver now has a minimum of four catches and seven targets in all five games in which he has appeared this season. Parker has a target share of at least 21% in four of five games as well.
With a matchup against the Houston Texans on tap, Parker (and teammate Jaylen Waddle) are both viable top-36 options in Week 9.
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1. Dan Arnold, Jacksonville Jaguars (4%)
Arnold led the Jaguars in receiving on Sunday with eight catches for 68 yards on 10 targets (19.61%). It was the second time in the past three games that Arnold has had a target share of at least 19%.
The matchup next week against the Bills isn't great, but it's possible that Arnold will once again lead the team in target share. At a minimum, his expected target share in a game where the Jaguars will be massive underdogs should at least put him in the streamer mix.
Over his past three games, Arnold has a total of 16 catches for 159 yards on 23 targets (7.67/G). Marvin Jones Jr. (160 yards) is the only Jag with more receiving yards during that stretch. Heading into Monday Night Football, Arnold ranks fifth among tight ends in targets per game from Weeks 5 to 8.
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