Wednesday, January 19

Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 9: Adrian Peterson, Taysom Hill Among Top Free Agent Drafts

It seemed like a nearly uneventful injury week in the NFL until Monday morning when news broke of Derrick Henry’s serious foot injury. That led to a five hour window where both Jeremy McNichols and Adrian peterson were jumped in the Top Week 9 Fantasy Waiver Transfer Pickups and Free Agent Additions. They join the buds Boston Scott and Jordan howardas well as injury replacements Carlos Hyde and Taysom hill. Those players will likely require exemption claims, but many more notable players will be selected as free agents. after exemptions clear around 4-5 am ET on Wednesday mornings in the ESPN and Yahoo leagues.

Our full list of free agents features multiple potential multi-week contributors (Pat freiermuth, Jefferson, DeVante Parker, Derrick Gore) and a pool of Week 9 streamer candidates on QB, WR, TE and D / ST. As always, suggestions from streamers can be found at end of this list. Also, if you need a new kicker or like legs in a non-sexual way, check out our Week 9 kicker rankings.

PLUS WEEK 9: Complete list of exemptions

Peterson and Scott will certainly require high FAAB bids / exemption claims. Howard will too because of the Eagles’ favorable matchup against the Chargers, and Hyde could even though James Robinson (heel) could be back. and Jacksonville has a tough showdown against the Bills. Someone is likely to bid on Hill and possibly even McNichols, so this is definitely shaping up to be a competitive week on cable.

Peterson should be your first choice, as he has the longest-term advantage, but if you don’t need an RB this week, and likely won’t advance, then you can stay out of the fray and fire the resignation pecking order. There will be a lot of solid free agents who can help if he has a hole or two in his lineup this week.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Best Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 9

Unless otherwise noted, only players owned less than 50 percent of the Yahoo leagues considered.

Taysom Hill, QB, Santos. Jameis Winston (knee) is out for the year, opening the door for Hill to regain the starting role he held for four games last year. In that time, he averaged 208.5 yards through the air, 52.3 yards on the ground and two TDs (one on the ground, one through the air) per game. That averages 23.54 fantasy points per game (FPPG) in four-point TD leagues. He also had five total turnovers in that span, so we’ll round up to 21 FPPGs. That total would put him just below Kirk Cousins ​​at 11th among quarterbacks in FPPG this year. His running ability gives him a high floor, and while he doesn’t have the sky-high ceiling of most quarterbacks, he’s still a steady starter and should be picked in all formats. Hill has missed the last three games due to a concussion, but is expected to remove the concussion protocol and be available against Atlanta in Week 9.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Titans. Peterson was hired by the Titans Monday afternoon to replace Derrick Henry (foot), who will be out for the next six to 10 weeks. The 36-year-old future Hall of Famer hasn’t played this year, but last season in 16 games with the Lions, he rushed for 604 yards and seven TDs (3.9 yards per carry). His physical running style is similar to Henry’s, and while he obviously doesn’t have Henry’s talent yet, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Titans lean on him. Since he goes to a team with many races, Peterson has advantages, at least for a few weeks. Jeremy McNichols will likely still get touches, particularly when taking hits, but Peterson could work his way up to RB2 numbers / flex level, especially since he’s the one most likely to get touches at the goal line.

PLUS WEEK 9: Complete list of exemptions

Jeremy McNichols, RB, Titans. Even with Adrian Peterson in town to “replace” Derrick Henry (ft), it’s fair to think that McNichols will have a fair amount of playing time. He has been a steady player for the Titans this year, operating primarily in the wide receiver game. That shouldn’t change, and given Peterson’s age (36) and lack of playing time this year, McNichols could certainly split touches in Week 9 against the Rams. Consider it a flex of PPR until we see how Tennessee uses it.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Derrick Gore, RB, Chiefs. Gore came out of nowhere to rush 11 times for 48 yards and a touchdown Monday night. He was still behind Darrel Williams in terms of touches (19-11) and yards (110-48), but Gore looked like the better running back and was trusted around the goal line. It’s unclear when Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) will return, but it’s fair to assume that Gore will continue to see around 10 carries per game until CEH returns. That gives him potential flexibility value, including next week against Green Bay.

Logan Thomas, TE, Washington. Thomas has fallen to 53 percent ownership in Yahoo’s leagues, and now is the time to take advantage of it. He has been dealing with a hamstring problem and has been on IR since Week 3, but could return in Week 10 after Washington’s break. We can expect it to be a great goal as soon as it returns. He’s been a top five fantasy TE before, and he can do it again in this playmaker-hungry offense outside of Terry McLaurin. Michael Gallup (calf), Will Fuller (toe), Márquez Valdés-Scantling (knee) and Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) are other notable players who could be coming out of the IR soon.

For additional waiver / free agent suggestions, including best pickups Boston Scott, Jordan howard, Carlos Hyde, Pat freiermuthand more streamers, check out our complete list of week 9.

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