If you’re looking for a top tier quarterback, Collins, Dillon, and Drake are some of the best available qbs on the waiver wire this week. You’ll also find out why Tagovailoa is a fringe QB1 and how Hill could be a starter in one-quarterback leagues. We’ll also discuss who you should drop if you have too many quarterbacks.
Collins, Dillon and Drake are the best available qbs in fantasy football
If you’re looking for reliable quarterbacks on the waiver wire for week nine, Collins, Dillon and Drake are your top choices. While they all have injury concerns, they are worth considering if you’re in need of some quarterback depth. Collins, Dillon and Drake all have great potential for big blowups and should be considered by any owner who missed on Collins and JuJu.
Dillon has an excellent track record of passing for two thousand yards per game, and Drake is a top-five running back for any team. Collins, however, has struggled to maintain a consistent workload. Despite his recent struggles, the quarterback has logged nearly 1,000 yards of total offense in four straight games. That’s more than enough to consider Collins as a RB2 this week.
While Dillon and Drake have plenty of upside, Freeman is worth considering if you’re in a deeper league. While Dillon and Drake are great options, they’re not worth starting in most leagues. The latter, in particular, may be worth adding in deeper formats if you’re looking for a high floor play. However, they’re not worth adding unless your waiver wire is already loaded with quarterbacks.
Tagovailoa is a fringe QB1
If you’re looking for a QB1 this week, consider Tua Tagovailoa. He may be a safe option for now, but the rumors that Deshaun Watson will be traded have him on the bubble instead. Still, he’s got enough weapons to have a monster game. If you don’t like him playing at the moment, you could always trade him for a stud running back.
If you’re looking for a fringe QB1, try Kyler Murray. He’s coming off an injury, and he has struggled to find consistency. But he’s a good pickup for this week and beyond. You’re sacrificing a few yards this week, but he’s not going to disappoint. Even if he doesn’t have a ton of targets, he’ll provide enough yardage and TDs to make up for it.
Another viable option is Jakobi Meyers. His production is based on receiving yardage, but he hasn’t scored in the NFL yet. His target totals this year haven’t topped six yards, and his fantasy value is abysmal. With all of this in mind, he’s only a low-ceiling depth piece in standard leagues.
Burkhead is a top free agent pickup in all leagues
The Houston Texans are going to be in desperate need of a running back after David Johnson went down with COVID-19 this week. Rex Burkhead is a prime candidate for free agency and should be added to every fantasy football team. He has taken charge of the backfield, averaging 21 touches in his last three games and a 22/40/0 rushing line. However, a lack of passing ability may cause him to struggle in Week 15 when he faces the Jacksonville Jaguars. In addition, the Jaguars rank outside of the top ten in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. While the Los Angeles Chargers have been good against running backs, they have also been very tough against running backs, allowing just two touchdowns on six targets in the last eight weeks.
Another running back to consider is the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Dare Ogunbowale. Though the Jaguars are in a terrible situation, they are not doing anything funny at the running back position. Ogunbowale will likely be a limited option this week, but he’s already had one game in which he played well. He rushed for 57 yards and a TD against the Jets, and now he’s clearly the team’s No. 1 ball carrier.
Hill could be a starter in one-quarterback leagues
If you are in a one-quarterback fantasy football league, Taysom Hill is an intriguing option. The Saints’ “F Position” is expected to expand further after Hill signed a two-year, $21 million contract extension. While his stats in standard scoring leagues last season were average, his rushing ability could be the key to his value. His four touchdowns on the ground last season put him ahead of many No. 2 players in today’s NFL.
While Winston is a better option than Hill in one-quarterback fantasy football leagues, he is still the better option for one-quarterback leagues. In the last two seasons, Hill has been a starting QB for the Saints, despite questionable passing skills. The Saints allow the 16th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Additionally, Hill could be an option as the starting quarterback in one-quarterback leagues if Christian McCaffrey goes down again.
Taysom Hill is now officially off the COVID list. That means he’s eligible to start this week against the Carolina Panthers. He’ll likely need some help in the passing game, but Hill’s rushing ability makes him a solid QB1 option. Hill has the potential to produce a nice fantasy score in Week 17, and his running ability doubles as a floor.
Tua has a high ceiling
It’s easy to see why Tua has a high ceiling in fantasy, but it’s not as easy to understand why. This five-star quarterback is still young and needs to improve on several areas before he’s truly valuable. The quarterback’s ability to connect with receivers, find rhythm and advance the ball are all strengths. While he’s not the biggest or strongest player on the field, he’s still more than adequate in every other aspect of the game.
While Tua’s ceiling is high, his downside is higher than his ceiling. As a second-year starter, Tua has a weak supporting cast in the Miami Dolphins. Miami had the weakest offensive line in 2019, a subpar backfield, and an inexperienced receiving group. While Miami has draft capital to improve the offensive line, Tua’s potential to start slowly will likely be a concern. Still, if you’re looking for a quarterback with a high ceiling, Tua is worth a look.
Renfrow is a safe No. 3 PPR receiver
Despite the NFL players’ off-weeks, Renfrow is a safe No. 3 PPR receiver on my fantasy football waiver wire advice week 9 list. The safety of Renfrow’s spot in the starting lineup is his main drawback, and his injuries make him even more of a liability. Still, it’s always better to play him than not.
In Week 9, the Raiders will turn to Renfrow after taking a bye in Week 8. He has caught at least five passes in each game this season and averaged over fifty yards per target. In addition, Renfrow has a favorable matchup against the Giants, so he’s worth adding to your lineup. Another option is Bryan Edwards, who will likely get around five percent of your FAAB budget.
The Vikings D/ST has been a weak spot for WRs over the last few weeks. Their pass defense has allowed 134 yards and 16 receptions in the last four games. Besides, he’s a touchdown-dependent option if Denard Robinson misses the game. Another option is Davante Adams, who has been good for fantasy WR16 value since Week 6. In addition to Dillon, Darnell Mooney provides WR16 value in standard leagues. With Jones out, AJ Dillon is also a safe play.
Cole Beasley is a top free agent pickup in all leagues
If you’re looking for a top wide receiver, Cole Beasley is a great free agent pick up. He’s only 32 years old and a proven slot receiver. In today’s pass-happy league, slot receivers have become increasingly popular. Other elite slot receivers include Cooper Kupp and Chris Godwin. While Beasley lacks game-changing dynamic ability, he’s a solid chain mover. He runs excellent routes and gets open.
Beasley is on pace to post a 72/732/4 line by midseason. In two postseason games, he added seven catches for 79 yards. His six-catch effort in the divisional round against the Chiefs is reason enough to be interested in him. But there’s a catch: Beasley has yet to practice at the start of training camp and OTAs. That means you can’t start him right away.
The Cowboys used Beasley more like Jason Witten, which means that he won’t be as involved this week against the Bucs. But he did catch four of his seven targets last week for 41 yards, so it’s unlikely that he’ll sit this week against Jacksonville. In addition, he doesn’t have a high floor in PPR formats, so he’s best used in FLEX leagues.
Peterson is a top free agent pickup in all leagues
Adrian Peterson is one of the most interesting fantasy football free agents available this season. His RB2 skills are unmatched by any other running back and his recent performance in the first half of the 2018 season made him an intriguing free agent pickup for any fantasy football team. As of Week 14, Peterson is owned in 40% of Yahoo! leagues. If you’re in need of a RB2/flex play for Week 9, you can’t go wrong with Peterson.
Adrian Peterson is an immediate volume play. While the offense is not threatening to go stale, the Ravens’ committee set-up gives Peterson a Ravens-like vibe. Peterson is a far better addition than backup Henry. Besides, McNichols has seen just eight carries all season and is only worth drafting in deep PPR leagues.