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Fantasy Football: 6 waiver wire pickups for Week 9

There are some slim pickings this week in fantasy, but there are still some quality adds to make this week.

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The Bengals are going into their bye week, but your fantasy team doesn’t get that same luxury. In order to make sure your team stays competitive you need to work that waiver wire. Honestly, this is one of those weeks where sitting out and gaining some ground in the waiver order.

There are a couple players you should put claims in for, and especially if you’re in a deeper league and willing to wait a week.


Danny Amendola, WR, Lions: Amendola has put together two weeks with eight catches, and he has 200 yards over the past two weeks as well. That is about as solid of an addition as we’re going to get this week. He has had 19 targets over that span, and he faces the Raiders next week who are the second best matchup for opposing wide receivers, according to Fantasy Pros.

Chris Conley, WR, Jaguars: Conley’s production in Week 8 was largely based on one big play where he recorded a 70 yard touchdown. Still, this is his second nice game in a row after topping 80 yards last week against the Bengals. He will be playing the Texans next week who Conley posted four catches for 73 yards on earlier this season. He is a nice flex option for those dealing with bye week woes.

Josh Reynolds, WR, Rams: I would recommend this being an addition after waivers have gone through since there is a chance Reynolds may end up back on the bench following the team’s bye week.This one Bengals’ fans got a bird’s eye view of. Brandin Cooks got knocked out of the game early with a concussion. How severe is it? We won’t know until after the team’s bye. If Cooks isn’t able to go in Week 10 then Reynolds has borderline WR2 value based on the Rams offense and volume alone.

Dallas Goedert, TE, Eagles: This is a rough one for Zach Ertz owners, but two scores in two weeks for Goedert can’t be ignored in the barren wasteland that is tight ends in fantasy football. The past three weeks he has had at least four targets and scored either a touchdown or caught five passes. The beauty is he gets to fly under defenses’ radars as they have to focus on Ertz. If you’re in a deep league and in need of a tight end then Goedert is your guy.

Sam Darnold, QB, Jets: Last week, we talked about how insanely good Darnold’s schedule is for quarterbacks in fantasy to end the season. That starts next week when he faces Miami, who give up an average of 24.4 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks per week. Then he has games against the Giants, Washington, Raiders, Bengals and then Miami again. It is hard to ask for a better schedule than that.

Jets defense: Yeah that same schedule that is good for quarterbacks in fantasy? It is just as good for fantasy defenses. Rather than stream a defense every week you can just play the Jets for a little while.