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As Week 9 of the 2018 fantasy football season approaches, the list of great pick-ups is getting smaller. Although, a few names on this list have some significant upside.

Note: Make sure Marquise Goodwin and Marlon Mack are not available, we assume that they are not, but a few Ask Smitty Emails this week have had these names included as potential pick-ups, so if your league has super-small rosters, Mack could somehow still be available.

Week 9 Adds

Ryan Fitzpatrick (TB/QB)

The guy is a top 5-10 fantasy QB when on the field. Why the Bucs benched him to begin with was insane. Even if he had a slow game or two, his string of ‘elite’ games to start the season earned him a longer leash than he received. He’s back, and the scoring is back as well. Also, keep in mind that DeSean Jackson plays a ton better with Fitz in the line-up, so it’s time to get DJax back into line-ups.

* Edit * Courtland Sutton (DEN/QB)

The Broncos have traded away Demaryius Thomas to the Texans, and while Sutton has already been on our grab list for weeks now, check waivers in your league in case he’s still available. He could be a WR3 moving forward, and he will likely show flashes of brilliance down the stretch in 2018. He has WR1 value for the future, folks.

DeSean Jackson (TB/WR)

The guy was cut in a big number of leagues weeks ago. If available, know that Fitzpatrick locks onto him… DJax is a strong WR3/flex the rest of the way if Fitz is under center.

Tyrell Williams (LAC/WR)

He has been on our add list for weeks, but somehow he is still available in a big percentage of leagues. He’s a trusted target in that Chargers’ passing game and he’s a fine WR3/flex the rest of the way.

Devante Parker (MIA/WR)

He looked smooth in Week 8, but he is always hurt. He’s a must-grab for sure, but curb expectations for the long-term this year. He could be WR3/4 worthy until proven otherwise.

Ito Smith (ATL/RB)

Dropped in a grip of leagues, he still has nice appeal and could get more touches than many expect later on in the year. This is the sleeper grab and hold of this list.

Keke Coutee (HOU/WR)

He’s banged up, so he’s hard to trust, but he is a must-add with Will Fuller (ACL) out for the season.

Michael Gallup (DAL/WR)

Don’t forget about him, as he had a bye this past week. He could be the WR1 in Dallas moving forward, and Amari Cooper should actually help him see big play strikes down the field.

More Week 9 Adds To Consider

Wendell Smallwood (PHI/RB)

Tre’Quan Smith (NO/WR)

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB/WR)

Dallas Goedert (PHI/TE)

Doug Martin (OAK/RB)

Nyheim Hines (IND/RB)

Danny Amendola (MIA/WR)

Josh Adams (PHI/RB)

Trenton Cannon (NYJ/RB)

Sammie Coates (HOU/WR)

DJ Moore (CAR/WR)

David Moore (SEA/WR)

D’Onta Foreman (HOU/RB)


  1. Avatar JAMES DISBROW on October 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Biggest thing with these adds are who to drop haha… It’s a good problem to have!

    • Smitty Smitty on October 29, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      Yeah, I hear ya. Many were dropping Ito Smith this past week to grab guys, he could be one of those regrets, or not, tough to say.

  2. Avatar joe sim on October 29, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Derek Anderson didnt make the list, shucks.

    • Smitty Smitty on October 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Ha. Well, you can grab him if you want šŸ™‚ I bet he’s available.

  3. Avatar Oprtnshtdwn on October 30, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Lost Fuller for the season so I need to make a corresponding move. Keke or DJ Moore is the decision. Any suggestions? The player will likely start this week as i’m not sure I still fully trust Callaway or Sutton and currently due to bye weeks and injuries, both are starting in Week 9 for me .

    PS, I can’t believe its already Week 9!

    • Avatar pl826 on October 30, 2018 at 7:45 am

      I like Moore better because Keke has the bad hammy and isn’t a lock to play but that’s just me.
      Plus Moore’s ROS schedule looks nice

  4. Avatar Cablejacks on October 30, 2018 at 10:25 am

    D Thomas gets traded by Denver Sutton would need to be a add

    • Smitty Smitty on October 30, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      Sutton should already be added in my book, but yes, agreed, he still seems available in many leagues.

  5. Smitty Smitty on October 30, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    And DT was traded to HOU… wow.

    • Avatar Jameil Palmer on October 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Getting offered a trade for DT for Greg Olsen and Iā€™m thinkin hmmmmm…does he resurge with D Watson? šŸ¤”

      • Smitty Smitty on October 30, 2018 at 5:23 pm

        He could, but much depends on your backup TE. Olsen is looking healthier each week. If you need the WR help, it’s safe to assume DT has more left in the tank than he appeared to under Keenum. I would not assume he has for sure fallen all the way off at 30. Usually a WR can play well to 32ish. It’s important to keep in mind WRs moving teams usually struggle here and there as they adjust, but DT might fit in very well, and given his style of play, he could be a threat right away. It’s tough to predict.

  6. Avatar Shawn Williams on October 31, 2018 at 5:25 am

    Making an offer of Qb Kurt Cousins and rb David Johnson(give) for wr Tyler Boyd and Gronkowski(receive) in a 14 team PPR… Then thinking of moving Qb Derek Carr(give) for rb Miller(get) I name 14 team PPR… What do you think Smitty?

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