It is eight weeks into the fantasy football season and the waiver wire is heating up. Any good champion will need to go to the waiver wire to acquire players to make their team even better. Here are the best players to add for week 9. (All stats and rankings are for standard, non-decimal scoring)
1. Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders
Martin was on this list last week, but appears on it again because he hasn’t been picked up in all leagues yet. The veteran running back touched the ball 15 times against the Colts and accounted for over 80 yards. He did fail to reach the end zone and fumbled, but he ran well and has earned the starting running back spot.
The Raiders will still give playing time to Jalen Richard who touched the ball 10 times (two carries and eight receptions), but that will mostly be on third downs. Martin is still available in nearly half of ESPN leagues.
2. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers
Those who picked up Jones and kept him have been and will continue to be rewarded. He rushed the ball 12 times for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Rams on Sunday. He also had two receptions, but totaled no yards.
While he will still split time with Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery has been traded to the Baltimore Ravens. Jones still outpaced Williams in carries 12 to four, but Williams will get some goalline carries as he did on Sunday. Jones is on the waiver wire in over 50% of ESPN leagues.
3. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
The Broncos have sent Demaryius Thomas to the Texans, which will open up playing time for Courtland Sutton. The rookie wide receiver started the season slow, but has recently been more productive in fantasy. He has 15 points over the last two weeks and should see more targets coming his way as soon as this week.
While Denver’s offense will never be great, Sutton is worth the pickup to see how he fares for the rest of the season across from Demaryius Thomas. Sutton is available in almost 90% of ESPN leagues.
4. D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
Moore started the season off slowly as well, but appears to be more involved in the offense more recently. This week, Moore had five catches for 90 yards and two rushes for 39 yards. It was his most productive game of the season so far and the Panthers will want to use him more down the stretch.
He is not a plug and play pickup, but is someone that could pay huge dividends down the road. Moore is also a free agent in about 90% of ESPN leagues.
5. David Moore, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Make sure to check which first name you are picking up when targeting Moore on the waiver wire. David Moore has been ridiculously productive for the Seahawks over the last three weeks. He has 25 fantasy points over that stretch.
Moore is a big-play threat and a boom or bust if he is inserted in fantasy lineups. Brandon Marshall is now gone, so the wide receiving core consists of Moore, Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin. He is available in virtually all ESPN leagues.