2014 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 9

Winslow Townsend - USA Today Sports
We have another bye week coming up and you need to be prepared.  There are also a number of players who are underperforming and there are enough options at RB, WR, and QB to rebuild up your team.

Double check waiver wire (just in case):

Doug Baldwin (WR, SEA) - he is a must grab at this point if no one picked him up last week; he is going to have a solid second half of the season.

Jeremy Hill (RB, CIN) - if Giovanni Bernard misses time with a hip injury then Hill will be a solid start next week.

Must Grab:

Kyle Rudolph (TE, MIN) - he should be back soon and if you are looking for help at TE and have room to stash then he can be sat on for a bit.

Denard Robinson (RB, JAX) - he was on this list last week as well, but should be owned in all leagues and has huge PPR upside. He is a nice spot-starter.

Jonas Gray (RB, NE) - he was given a number of runs this weekend and should continue to get work. It's difficult to start any RB's outside of Vereen on the Patriots, but he was given enough work and relied upon for the red-zone ground game as well.

Lorenzo Taliaferro (RB, BAL) - the Ravens appear to be finished with Pierce as he was a healthy scratch for Sunday. Taliaferro tends to get the goal-line work so if you are in a TD league he can be considered but he does have boom or bust weekly appeal.

Spot Starter:

Charles Sims (TB, RB) - with the injury to Doug Martin, Sims is someone you have to consider stashing. If Doug Martin is traded away then Sims should be coming back to a team where he is needed. He is also solid in the pass game, but wait and see who much he is used before you start him.

Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon (RB, BUF) - if you are in a PPR league you want to look at Brown and if you are in a TD only league you want to look at Dixon. Bryce has more upside for the rest of the season though.

Kyle Orton (QB, BUF) - he was shooting lights out this weekend and made a bit of a name for himself in fantasy circles. He is very much a boom or bust QB but if you need some help for the bye-week he may be your sleeper starter.

Allen Robinson (WR, JAX) - if you are in a PPR league he is getting a ton of targets; he is an easy WR to play for the bye week.

Bobby Rainey (RB, TB) - he is worth a stash now if you have the space; rumors are Doug Martin may get traded and Rainey would be the big beneficiary of that trade. This is very speculative. Along with the speculated trade Doug Martin had an ankle injury so expect Rainey to get the work.

Brandon LaFell (WR, NE) - he has been on this list a number of times, but hopefully he finally has your attention as a spot starter. He is a solid pick-up at this point.

Jermaine Gresham (TE, CIN) - if you are in a PPR league Gresham has been targeted a ton and someone that can give you points with TD upside.

Jonathan Stewart (RB, CAR) - as long as DeAngelo is out Stewart is getting the majority of the work and is in on passing downs. He is an ideal spot starter for RB at this point.

Andre Holmes (WR, OAK) - he is a huge target for Oakland and also is a red-zone target at well. Holmes will have upside weekly if you are in need of a WR fill-in.

Donte Moncrief (WR, IND) - he really showed his talent tonight, but with Reggie Wayne slated to come back he will be a boom or bust. He is someone to stash in dynasty leagues.

Martavis Bryant (WR, PIT) - I am a sucker for tall WR's and he is the one that is going to continue to see solid targets from Big Ben. He carries a ton of risk if you start him, but he has the upside you are looking for.

Travaris Cadet (RB, NO) - as long as Pierre Thomas is out then Cadet will be used in the pass game; he should only be considered in PPR formats or if you are in a really deep league.


Theo Riddick (RB, DET) - if Reggie Bush misses time and you are in a PPR league then Riddick is worth taking a flyer on.

Kenny Britt (WR, StL) - with Brian Quick having a serious injury you may see more targets to Britt. He is someone that should be closely watched and only considered in very deep leagues.

Michael Campanaro (TE, BAL) - if Owen Daniels remains out next week then Campanaro can be used in PPR leagues that are very deep.

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