Week 9 Adds

  1. Alfred Morris*** | RB DAL
  2. Alex Collins | RB BAL
  3. Dion Lewis | RB NE
  4. Marvin Jones Jr | WR DET
  5. Marlon Mack | RB IND
  6. Josh Gordon*** | WR CLE
  7. Damien Williams | RB MIA
  8. Darren McFadden | RB DAL
  9. JuJu Smith-Schuster | WR PIT
  10. Robby Anderson | WR NYJ
  11. Corey Davis | WR TEN
  12. Jimmy Garoppolo | QB SF
  13. Kenny Stills | WR MIA
  14. Paul Richardson | WR SEA
  15. Rod Smith | RB DAL
  16. Kenny Golladay | WR DET
  17. DeAndre Washington | RB OAK
  18. Jalen Richard | RB OAK
  19. O.J. Howard | TE TB
  20. Vernon Davis | TE WAS
  21. Jack Doyle | TE IND
  22. Mike Tolbert | RB BUF
  23. Matt Forte | RB NYJ

Hey all… as we head into Week 9, make sure you know all of your Week 9 Byes: BEARS, BROWNS, CHARGERS, VIKINGS, PATRIOTS, STEELERS

Update 1/1/17 – With Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension back on, Morris is the likely candidate to take on the full-time role in DAL, which equals high-end RB2 numbers at least (if getting all the carries/touches). This situation could be one that looks clear at first, but don’t count out either Darren McFadden or the ultra-talented Rod Smith, the runner we feel would perform the best in the full-time role. Who will be the starter two weeks from now? Will it be Smith? McFadden due to his receiving skills? Honestly, it’s tough to predict… for now, the facts are that DAL is looking to Morris.

Josh Gordon has been reinstated and could play as early as Week 13. He is a must-grab as a WR4-5 for now, but he certainly has the talent to be elite again. Will he bounce-back this year with that mess of a passing attack in Cleveland? That’s tough to say, but he must be owned in all formats.

Written: 10/30/17

Alex Collins rushed for 113 yards on 18 carries in Week 8, and he pulled in 30 yards receiving on 2 catches. He is sneaking his way into low-end RB2 territory, or at least great flex value. Grab him in all formats, especially with another large bye week here in Week 9.

Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden are once again must-own players heading into Week 9, as Ezekiel Elliott is once again suspended. His 6-game ban starts entering Week 9, so he is set to miss Week 9-14, and that means one of Morris or McFadden has a shot at at least high-end RB2-type numbers. It’s possible they share carries equally, as Morris is the most fit and toughest runner between the tackles, whereas McFadden is the only solid receiving back of the two. The reason both of these guys are below a few other players this week on this Week 9 Waiver Wire list is because no one knows who the lead dog will be. Even if one is listed ahead of the other on the official depth chart, that doesn’t mean that player will get more total touches in Week 9. I say grab Morris, as he is currently not the healthy scratch each week (like McFadden has been). They could be resting him (McFadden), and that’s why he is being scratched, but then again, it’s only six games that he’d play.. my opinion is that if you need to rest a guy even the week before he might be used in order to keep him fresh for a mere 6-game stretch, that player won’t stay healthy, nor will he be ready. Morris has the edge as of now, if you ask me, but the real sleeper in this RB mess is Rod Smith, who is likely the most gifted overall runner on that Dallas roster after Elliott.

Dion Lewis could see more and more touches each week, folks. He hast awesome flex-like value right now with upside for much, much more.

Marvin Jones Jr his huge 100-yard game in Week 8 could be his bounce-back party. He is a must-start WR3 and climbing.

Marlon Mack has a nice little climb in momentum one week, then the team fails to use him the next. Let’s hope last week’s touchdown has given hope to that coaching staff and Indy starts to feed their potential future rusher the football. If unleashed, Mack should surely deliver big numbers. I’m excited and waiting for this sleeping giant.

JuJu Smith-Schuster he’s on the map and a WR3 in larger leagues, which makes him a starter in fantasy in larger leagues.

Robby Anderson has back-to-back weeks with a TD, and last week he had 100 yards and that score. He is a WR3/4 now — easily. Grab him.

Jimmy Garoppolo has been traded to the 49ers, and while he won’t be ready for Week 9, he’s a must-grab in all leagues as an intriguing QB2.


  1. Avatar SleeperU on October 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Who you targeting? Note, the commentary is coming tonight!

    • Avatar Cablejacks on October 30, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Have Mack been with D Walker limping around prob target V Davis

      • Smitty Smitty on October 31, 2017 at 1:07 am

        Vernon for sure. Why can Reed stay healthy? Yep, Mack should explode if given proper touches, but will he get proper touches? Let’s hope!

  2. Avatar joe sim on October 30, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Amendola with Hogan hurt….

    • Smitty Smitty on October 31, 2017 at 1:06 am

      He’s not available in a grip of leagues, but great name to toss out if he is!

  3. Avatar Oprtnshtdwn on October 31, 2017 at 1:28 am

    You left out the most obvious must add of Week 9, Corey Davis who is owned in 24% of ESPN leagues. This looks to be the weeks he’s finally ready to go.

    • Smitty Smitty on November 1, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      I am adding him for you, sure thing, but I’m not sure I’d expect a ton right away.

  4. Avatar CoolHand on October 31, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Have had Collins rostered for awhile now in hopes he would get the nod which based on last week he should! Hopefully so with this second big bye week coming up!
    Did you mean McFadden instead of Morris when you said about being a healthy scratch each week and that the coaches may be resting him?? You said Morris but thinking you meant McFadden…?

    • Avatar SleeperU on November 1, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      It was just missing the ‘t’ in “not”… McFadden being a healthy scratch, in my view, means he isn’t the lead dog. But DAL has already pointed to Morris. I think in the end, Rod Smith is the guy we want to get the touches, as Morris isn’t a receiving back, and McFadden isn’t even active and that says a lot when he is only going to be used for 6 games… Rod Smith may not make an impact out of the gate inside this six week span, but I think he may get his shot sooner rather than later (in this six week time frame).

  5. Avatar Darin Campbell on November 1, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Josh Gordon reinstated. Could be available by week 13. Can he make a difference? The Browns are a dumpster fire this year. Not sure he’s worth the roster spot. Thoughts?

    • Smitty Smitty on November 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Yep, he is on the list above. He for sure can be effective, but it’s tough to know how fast. It could be next year before he looks like his old self, but he has the talent to do it right out of the gate. He is a freak. He is like AP physically, so grab him no question… he almost didn’t make this add/drop list because I said to grab him weeks ago, but he was cut by many, so % wise, he was a FA in many leagues prior to this reinstatement.

      Let’s hope!

      • Avatar Darin Campbell on November 2, 2017 at 3:24 pm

        Thanks Smitty. I grabbed him. Hoping he can make a difference this season. Appreciate the insights.

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