Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 9

Waiver Wire FAAB

Week 8 certainly offered its fair share of fantasy lineup tricks and treats but it also had some key injuries and developments that will make the Week 9 waiver wire one of the season’s hottest. Here are some of the […]

Week 8 certainly offered its fair share of fantasy lineup tricks and treats but it also had some key injuries and developments that will make the Week 9 waiver wire one of the season's hottest. Here are some of the low-rostered players to consider adding to your roster ahead of Week 9, with our FAAB target recommendations. FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget Adrian Peterson (RB) Tennessee Titans (15% FAAB) - He's back! After word broke that Derrick Henry would probably miss the remainder of the fantasy season with a foot injury, the Titans quickly signed future Hall-of-Famer Adrian Peterson to act as their main between-the-tackles grinder. Peterson, 36, ground out 3.9 yards per carry in 156 attempts last season in Detroit but still proved to be an effective short-yardage option with a team-high seven touchdowns. Obviously, Peterson is a significant downgrade from Henry and offers little pass-catching skills, but if he can grind out 12-15 carries, AP can be a viable RB2/3 with solid TD upside behind Tennessee's excellent run-blocking line. Taysom Hill (QB) New Orleans Saints (13% FAAB) - Now that we know Jameis Winston (ACL) will miss the rest of the season, Hill, who himself is expected to be activated this week, is set to take over as the Saints' starter for the remainder of 2021. Although Winston beat out Hill for the starting job this summer, Hill offers massive upside as a potential weekly QB 1, particularly in Week 9 against Atlanta.   To read the rest of Week 9's waiver wire picks, become a FullTime Member and get access to all premium content, including 24/7 Discord access, weekly snap reports, customized projections for your league settings, and more! Click here!
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