Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 9
We’re almost halfway through the season, and there are plenty of waiver wire warriors to sift our way through to find the cream of the crop. These are my favorite dumpster diamonds going into Week 9…
Van Jefferson, Rams
Jefferson is the undisputed no.3 for the Rams now that DeSean Jackson has been let go. With 7 and 6 targets the last two weeks, and a prime matchup with the Titans, the best matchup for WRs in the league, Jefferson makes for a solid upside play in most formats.
Bryan Edwards, Raiders
With the unfortunate events transpiring from Henry Ruggs‘ accident, Edwards has a shot to become the no.1 WR on the Raiders moving forward. He’s a bit more versatile than Hunter Renfrow, and he was having a solid preseason and first 3 games with Derek Carr before Ruggs came on. The matchup isn’t stellar, but Edwards will get plenty of looks.
Rondale Moore, Cardinals
Tajae Sharpe, Falcons
Sharpe will see an increased role for the Falcons now that Calvin Ridley is out for mental health reasons. Sharpe saw 6 targets in Week 8, and odds are that that number goes this week against the Saints, a top 5 best WR matchup.
Derrick Gore, Chiefs
Gore had 11 carries for 48 yards and a score in Week 8, running behind Darrel Williams. He looked powerful between the tackles, and he’ll get another shot to make fantasy waves this week against a middling Packers defense.
Jordan Howard, Eagles
12 carries and 2 TDs in Week 8 are enough to get Howard on my radar for Week 9 against the Chargers, a top 5 matchup for RBs.
Mark Ingram, Saints
Ingram got 8 touches for 52 yards in his first week as a Saint, and those touches are certain to improve with Trevor Siemian under center this week. The Saints are going to have to lean on the run to take some pressure off of Siemian’s arm.
Pat Freiermuth, Steelers
Freiermuth has had 7 targets in back-to-back weeks as the pass-catching TE in Pittsburgh with Eric Ebron sidelined. His opponent this week, the Bears, covers TEs well but Freiermuth should still get enough targets to make him worth your while as a streamer.
Albert Okwuebugnam, Broncos
Albert O is running as the no.1 TE in Denver this week with Noah Fant out on the COVID-19 list. Okwuebugnam is a size/speed combo who commands targets in the red-zone. Chances are he scores and does a lot more this week against the Cowboys.
Tyrod Taylor, Texans
Taylor had 27 and 18 fantasy point games to start the season before going down with injury in Week 3. He’s back now, and he gets to face the Dolphins, a top 3 QB matchup this week. With no true downhill runner, expects gobs of passing attempts from the Texans.