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Fantasy Waiver Wire Targets- NFL Week 9 2020

Rush Nation, we are now on the back nine of the fantasy season. When you turn the page on tonight’s Monday Night Football, you only have four, five or six weeks left in your regular seasons. Every single match-up becomes even more important. Which means each week, the Waiver Wire becomes even more important.

Therefore, let’s dig into those gems on the Waiver Wire who are under 30% owned on ESPN.com.


Kirk Cousins- 14.8% Owned vs. DET Week 9

This is a sign of the Quarterbacks on the Waiver Wire when you see Cousins as your first choice off of the Waiver Wire. In truth, he is coming off the back of a very comfortable win vs Green Bay where the Vikings did what every team should do on Green Bay and run the football down their throat. However, next week they face Matt Stafford and the Lions and this game has all the ingredients for a shootout. Cousins has had three 20 point games this season and next week could see him get there for a fourth time in eight games.

Tua Tagovailoa- 24.8% Owned @ARI Week 9

Tua didn’t have to do too much on Sunday vs the Rams. Mainly because the Miami defense and special teams players secured the win with some excellent plays and excellent execution. However, vs the Cardinals next week, they will need to unleash Tua to stay in the game. Tue is still an unknown quantity, but given what else is available on Waiver Wire, I would be taking a chance on Tua.

Running Backs

Gus Edwards- 4.3% Owned @IND Week 9

It looks like Mark Ingram will be out for Week Nine. That means both J.K Dobbins and Gus the Bus get and arrow up vs the Colts. Edwards ran for 16/87/1 vs the Steelers on Sunday and he got the goal-line carry. He should be rostered whilst it’s a two headed backfield.

Damien Harris- 30% Owned @NYJ Week 9

Damien Harris ran for 102 yards against the Bills on Sunday and got into the end zone. With Sony Michel still battling COVID, Harris has finally taken an opportunity to keep the job long term. This week, he faces the Jets in an excellent match-up for him and the Patriots. 

Wide Receivers

Jalen Reagor- 13.7% Owned BYE Week 9

Reagor scored his first NFL touchdown on Sunday. However, he did only have three catches for 16 yards. It’s been a disaster of a season for Reagor as he has struggled with injuries. However, he was drafted to be the alpha receiver in Philly. So to get one of these on the Waiver Wire at this stage of the season for basically free is a massive win. I would pick him up this week and stash him.

Mecole Hardman- 27.6% Owned vs. CAR Week 9

Hardman is one of the most infuriating players to own in Fantasy Football. Sunday showed you why he has to be rostered. He went for 7/96/1 on Sunday and had his 3rd double digit game of the season. The other four however, were 1.6, 7.3 7 and 9 points this season. So he is the literal definition of boom and bust. Hardman should come with a health warning for owners. However, you would hate to play against one of his boom weeks.

Tight Ends 

Trey Burton- 9.2% Owned vs. BAL Week 9

Burton scored his third Touchdown on Sunday in two games. He looks like a red zone option for Rivers going forward. Given what is on the Waiver Wire right now at the position, it’s time to invest a couple FAAB bucks on Burton and have him as your backup TE/ in a match-up rotation with Logan Thomas/Jimmy Graham.

Logan Thomas- 8.2% Owned vs NYG Week 9

Logan Thomas is another Waiver Wire favourite. He is coming off a bye week. However, the former college Quarterback is a favourite of Kyle Allen’s in the red zone. Especially as he is lacking other targets. I like him to get into the pay dirt on Sunday vs the Giants.


Ryan Succup- 18.8% Owned vs NO Week 9

Succup is Mr. Reliable. He won’t put up the numbers of Tucker or Butker. However, in games like this one vs the Saints, it’s easy to see him kicking two to three Field Goals, to go along some extra points, in what could be a high scoring game in Tampa vs the Saints next week.


Houston Texans- 2.1% Owned @ JAX Week 9

The Texans have been poor on defense. However, Gardner Minshew II will not be playing in this one. That means it’s likely Mike Glennon will be under centre for this one. Expect turnovers, expect sacks and expect the Jaguars to not score a lot this week on the Texans. This is a dream match-up and I expect many people to be trying to buy up the Texans this week. You might need between 3-4 FAAB bucks to secure them. It will be worth it however.

Don’t forget to listen to the Waiver Wire podcast which will be out later on today. I will go through other Waiver Wire pickups of interest in leagues that are not as deep.

Don’t forget to check out all the other content on the site this week so you can get those all important W’s this week and continue the push to the playoffs.

However, until next week Rush Nation, when I will be back with more Waiver Wire picks, Keep Rushing!

– Murf (@murf_nfl)

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