The 2019 NFL season is now 8 weeks old and the time is now to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire. Every year a no name blows up in Week 1 and ends up being a top-20 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
Let’s get things started by taking a look at some fantasy football waiver wire running backs for Week 9.
Mark Walton, RB, Miami Dolphins
Walton stepped into a bigger role in Week 7 against the Buffalo Bills, with 14 carries for 66 yards as he played 38 percent of the snaps, and a report on Sunday had Kenyan Drake not traveling with the Dolphins for Monday night’s Week 8 game in anticipation of a trade. That trade happened Monday, with Drake being dealt to the Arizona Cardinals, and Walton had 54 total yards on 14 touches (three catches on six targets) against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Monday night.
Walton will get the New York Jets in Week 8. The Jets have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs (Yahoo! PPR scoring), then allowed 136 total yards to Leonard Fournette on Sunday. Then tougher matchup comes against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10, with a rematch against the Bills in Week 11, a good matchup against the Cleveland Browns in Week 12 and another tough one against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13.
In Week 14-Week 16, also known as the fantasy playoffs, Walton gets the Jets again followed by favorable-looking matchups against the New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals.
It’s hard to jump in on any piece of the Dolphins’ offense, and Kalen Ballage is a possibility to take a bigger role now Drake has been traded. But Walton is in line for a boost toward 20 touches per game, and that makes him a must-add in all leagues.
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