Nov 5, 2012
The ninth week of NFL games is in the books and the waiver wire is finally showing some fresh faces again. It’s a big week for waiver wire running backs yet again with new or lingering injuries to several starters. The wide receiver pool is as deep as ever so take advantage if you have any dead weight. As usual, a majority of the waiver wire adds we recommend this week are the same ones we recommended last week. Be sure to check your waivers for the “Carryovers from Last Week”. In a majority of cases those guys hold the most value. Stay tuned for the cut list we publish every week so you can get the scoop on which players to drop.
Quick Note: Not all players that had strong Week 9 outings are on this list, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have value. If you have any questions about free agents not discussed in this article, head over to the forums and we’ll help you with the answers. If you are wondering who to cut to pick these one of these players up, stay tuned for our Week 10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Cut List.
TIGHT ENDS—PICK THEM UP
Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts
We have been talking all season about how the Indianapolis Colts could support an elite tight end if Colby Fleener and Dwayne Allen weren’t in a committee. As if on cue, Fleener injured his shoulder in Week 8 leaving Allen to carry the full load in Week 9 and carry the full load he did.
Allen notched six catches on seven targets for 75 yards. He also caught four of the five balls thrown his way for 56 yards in the portion of the Week 8 game that Fleener was out. Though Allen is unlikely to be very valuable after Fleener returns, he may have one more week as a quality spot play.
Allen has a rough matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week but has two excellent matchups against the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills after that. He’s worth an add later in the week if it looks like Fleener will miss another game. Allen is available in 89% of Fleaflicker leagues if you need him.
Consider Adding In: 12-team and 14-team Leagues; especially as a spot play
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Brandon Myers, TE, Oakland Raiders
It’s hard to overstate just how good Brandon Myers was in Week 9. With Denarius Moore covered well all day, Myers had to step in as a reliable target and he shined. He caught eight of the 13 balls thrown his way for 59 yards and two touchdowns. As the weeks go by, Myers is seeing more and more looks from Carson Palmer. With Darren McFadden injured, Palmer may have to pass even more which only means good things for Myers. You can consider him as a low end TE1 for the rest of the season.
Myers has some good and some bad matchups coming up but he always seems to find a way to get open. With Palmer throwing 50 passes a game, Myer’s is bound to get his chances no matter how bad the matchup is. He’s very valuable in PPR formats and is currently available in 76% of Fleaflicker leagues if you need him.
Consider Adding In: 10-team,12-team and 14-team Leagues; especially in PPR formats
Carryovers from Last Week: Heath Miller (Pittsburgh Steelers), Jermaine Gresham (Cincinatti Bengals), Martellus Bennett (New York Giants), Dustin Keller (New York Jets), Logan Paulsen (Washington Redskins)
Tight End Watch List: Anthony Fasano (Miami Dolphins) Tony Sheffler (Detroit Lions), Dallas Clark (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Joel Dreessen (Denver Broncos)