With four teams on a bye this week (CLE, LAR, CIN, PHI), chances are you’ll need to make some waiver wire pickups to help fill those voids on your team. As we enter Week 9, we are now moving into the back half of the season, which means fantasy playoffs are coming soon enough.
As I’ve said every week this far, active fantasy managers win their leagues. Injuries are unpredictable and in order to stay in contention for the fantasy playoffs in your leagues, you’ll need to nail your waiver wire pickups and find some hidden gems that could kickstart your team in the right direction for a late push.
With that being said, here are my top waiver wire pickups at all major fantasy positions that are worth considering adding to your team. Players are chosen based on their schedule strength moving forward and efficiency in their respective offenses.
And of course, some players will be added that are drop-worthy candidates, but by no means are must-drop players.
Players must be owned in less than 60 percent of ESPN leagues to be included in the fantasy football Week 9 waiver wire pickups column. All ownerships for waiver wire players will be provided and will reflect that of Monday evening.