Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 9 Top Picks

NFL Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins taking a handoff from quarterback RG3
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With another four teams on bye this week, the waiver wire is the quickest way to improve your fantasy football team. Here are the Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 9 Top Picks.

Teams on a Bye Week 9: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Players are ranked in the priority they should be pick up off the waiver wire.

NFL quarterback Philip Rivers getting ready to throw a pass in a football game.
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  • Drew Lock DEN (He plays @ATL this week)
  • Daniel Jones NYG
  • Tua Tagovailoa MIA
  • Philip Rivers IND
  • Kyle Allen WAS
Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds taking a handoff from quarterback Kyler Murray in a football game
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Running Backs

  • Chase Edmonds ARI
  • J.K. Dobbins BAL
  • Zack Moss BUF
  • Phillip Lindsay DEN
  • Gus Edwards BAL
  • Jordan Wilkins IND
  • Justin Jackson LAC
  • Damien Harris NE
  • DeeJay Dallas SEA
  • JaMycal Hasty SF
  • Nyheim Hines IND
  • Troymaine Pope LAC
  • Cam Akers LAR
  • Tyler Ervin GB
  • Dexter Williams GB
  • Sony Michel NE
  • Eno Benjamin ARI
Wide receiver Antonio Brown
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Wide Receivers

  • Antonio Brown TB
  • Mike Williams LAC
  • Sterling Shepard NYG
  • Jalen Reagor PHI
  • Corey Davis TEN
  • Mecole Hardman KC
  • Jakobi Meyers NE
  • Darnell Mooney CHI
  • Jerry Jeudy DEN
  • Curtis Samuel CAR
  • Marvin Jones DET
NFL Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas stiff arming an Arizona Cardinals defender
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Tight Ends

  • Dallas Goedert PHI
  • Austin Hooper CLE
  • Robert Tonyan GB
  • Eric Ebron PIT
  • Logan Thomas WAS
  • Jordan Reed SF
NFL Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young warming up before a football game.
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Defenses to Stream Week 9

  • New England Patriots @ NYJ (They play @HOU Week 11)
  • Washington Football Team vs NYG
  • Arizona Cardinals vs MIA
  • New York Giants @ WAS
  • Houston Texans @ JAX
  • Miami Dolphins @ ARI (They play @DEN Week 11, @NYJ Week 12, CIN Week 13)
  • Los Angeles Chargers vs LV (They play @MIA Week 10 & NYJ Week 11)
  • Green Bay Packers @ SF
  • Cleveland Browns BYE (After their bye they play HOU, PHI, @JAX, @NYG Week 15, & @NYJ Week 16)
  • Philadelphia Eagles BYE (They play @NYG Week 10)
NFL Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catching a pass against a Cincinnati Bengals defender
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Players You Can Drop


  • Dak Prescott DAL – Season Ending Ankle Injury
  • Dwayne Haskins WAS
  • Gardner Minshew JAX
  • Jimmy Garoppolo SF
  • Mitch Trubisky CHI
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA
  • Tyrod Taylor LAR – Chest Injury

Running Backs

  • AJ Dillion GB
  • Chris Thompson JAX
  • D’Ernest Johnson CLE
  • Devine Ozigbo JAX
  • Devonta Freeman NYG
  • Frank Gore NYJ
  • James White NE
  • Jordan Howard MIA
  • Joshua Kelley LAC
  • Kerryon Johnson DET
  • LeSean McCoy TB – Ankle Sprain
  • Mark Ingram BAL
  • Marlon Mack IND – Season Ending Achilles Tear
  • Matt Breida MIA
  • Ryquell Armstead JAX – COVID List
  • Saquon Barkley NYG – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Tarik Cohen CHI – Season Ending ACL Tear

Wide Receivers

  • Breshad Perriman NYJ
  • Bryan Edwards LV – High Ankle Sprain
  • Courtland Sutton DEN – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Dede Westbrook JAX
  • Demarcus Robinson KC
  • DeSean Jackson PHI – Leg Fracture Put on IR
  • Golden Tate NYG
  • John Ross CIN
  • Julian Edelman NE
  • K.J. Hamler DEN
  • Larry Fitzgerald ARI
  • Michael Pittman Jr. IND – Compartment Leg Syndrome
  • Odell Beckham Jr. CLE – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • Parris Campbell IND – PCL/MCL Sprain
  • Randall Cobb HOU
  • Sammy Watkins KC – Hamstring Injury
  • T.Y. Hilton IND
  • Tyrell Williams LV – Shoulder Labrum Tear

Tight Ends

  • Blake Jarwin DAL – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • C.J. Uzomah CIN – Season Ending Achilles Tear
  • Dalton Schultz CLE
  • George Kittle SF – Broken Bone in Foot
  • Mo Allie-Cox IND
  • OJ Howard TB – Season Ending Achilles Tear

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