As we behold ahead to Week 9 of the 2021 NFL season, there are four teams on bye weeks that memoir soccer managers need to be responsive to earlier than making choices on the waiver wire this week.
Lions: RBs D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams, TE T.J. Hockenson
Washington: QB Taylor Heinicke, RBs Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic, WR Terry McLaurin, TEs Logan Thomas (IR) and Ricky Seals-Jones
Here’s a behold on the most attention-grabbing waiver wire options at each and each space for Week 9.
QB Mike White, Contemporary York Jets
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After changing into entirely the 2d rookie in NFL history to throw for 400 yards in his debut since no less than 1950, White straight away turns into a component on the waiver wire this week.
Admittedly, starting him is terribly bad since he has played preferrred one sport, but he does catch a favorable matchup against a Colts defense giving up the fifth-most memoir aspects per sport to signal-callers.
While you happen to will hang gotten an beginning roster train, White is no longer any less than worth stashing for the time being preferrred in case he turns out to be for genuine.
QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
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We went with Tua about a weeks within the past as a bye-week replacement suggestion for your workers, and it paid off mountainous time after he threw for 291 yards and four scores.
For this week, we’re going again to the successfully as soon as extra. Tagovailoa gets a matchup with a Houston Texans defense ceding the eighth-most memoir aspects per contest to quarterbacks this season.
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With Miles Sanders on IR for at least the next two video games, we take care of Scott as the high option within the Eagles’ backfield, one thing he proved he became on Sunday against the Lions.
The Eagles had three backs (Scott, Jordan Howard and Kenneth Gainwell) all total no less than 12 carries each and each, but Scott’s 5.0 yards per raise had been finest. He also discovered the close zone twice, as did Howard. Gainwell did the least out of the three.
Scott has mechanically been the slip-to man for the Eagles the past few years when Sanders has omitted time, and we inquire that to continue inviting forward.
Here’s how we’d irascible the three backs via precedence:
Scott is straight away a starting option, also, as the Eagles arrangement a Los Angeles Chargers defense giving up the third-most memoir aspects per sport to backs.
RBs Adrian Peterson and Jeremy McNichols, Tennessee Titans
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With the devastating, long-time frame break to Derrick Henry, the Titans need to change the league’s biggest backfield workload, one thing they figure to slay with a couple of backs.
As of factual now, the workers has Peterson and McNichols to capture the burden. It’s very imaginable but any other again is added earlier than Week 9, which would undoubtedly complicate issues, but here’s what now we need to work with for the time being.
Peterson figures to be the considerable runner, while McNichols will mix in as a alternate-of-tempo option. Peterson is the upper bet total, while McNichols presents cost in PPR formats extra than one thing else else.
McNichols became already third on the Titans in receiving yards, so an anticipated uptick in carries could well perchance slay him a viable flex play. Peterson is a flex play with RB2 upside looking out on what his proper workload is.
RB Carlos Hyde, Jacksonville Jaguars
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With James Robinson going the total map down to break, Hyde is the next man up within the Jaguars’ backfield. Nonetheless, it’s necessary to present it isn’t determined exactly how severe of an break Robinson is coping with, so there’s no guarantee he’ll even be out subsequent week.
Regardless, Hyde touched the ball 15 cases (nine rushes, six catches) for 72 yards (32 rushing). If nothing else, a doubtlessly heavy workload makes the ancient a stable option on the waiver wire this week.
RB Derrick Gore, Kansas City Chiefs
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Gore a chunk of out-done fellow again Darrell Williams on Sunday night, averaging 4.4 yards per raise to Williams’ 3.8. Gore had 11 carries to Williams’ 13, but he did get the close zone.
For now, it looks to be like take care of there could well perchance very successfully be a 50/50 spoil up with Gore and Williams in KC, but that won’t closing as soon as Clyde Edwards-Helaire returns, which could very successfully be as quickly as this week.
Gore is nothing extra than a dash-throw flex play this week if Edward-Helaire doesn’t return, but there could be about a capacity for added work within the long bustle if he continues to screen out better than Williams and Edwards-Helaire remains out.
WRs Russell Gage and Tajae Sharpe, Atlanta Falcons
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With Calvin Ridley asserting he’s stepping away from the sport for private reasons, Gage and Sharpe will need to gain up the slack on the again of Kyle Pitts.
In Week 8, it became Sharpe who responded, picking up a workers-excessive 5 catches for 58 yards. Meanwhile, Gage became blanked in his 2d sport again from break.
We’ve considered Gage thrive earlier than (he had 786 yards and four touchdowns in 2020), so we imagine he’s in a position to hanging up stable production inviting forward. We utilize Gage over Sharpe, but both are bad plays factual now.
WR Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens
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We instructed Bateman about a weeks again, but he’s soundless broadly on hand in most formats, partly since the Ravens had a bye closing week.
After missing the considerable 5 video games of the season, Bateman has considered six targets in each and each of his first two video games. In Week 7, he caught three balls for a career-excessive 80 yards.
This is the week to pickup Bateman, especially in impart for you a bye-week replacement. The Ravens rookie has a matchup with a Vikings defense surrendering the sixth-most memoir aspects per sport to receivers.
TE Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Freiermuth has considered 14 targets in his closing two video games (seven apiece), which is tied for the 2d-most on the workers. In that span, he has 102 yards, and he also discovered pay dust for the 2d time this season in Week 9.
Freiermuth is for the time being fourth on the Steelers in receiving yards and has the capacity to be the No. 3 option within the passing sport when the season is all acknowledged and one. Supreme now, he’s the No. 1 tight close in Pittsburgh.
TE Tommy Tremble, Carolina Panthers
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After procuring and selling Dan Arnold earlier within the season, Tremble, who’s a sensational athlete and someone Carolina has tried to make touches for, has considered a tiny uptick in his alternatives.
In Week 8, he noticed four targets, tying his career-excessive. Whereas that isn’t a ton, it is necessary to present that Tremble is logging consistent snaps, with 34 or extra in each and each of his closing three video games.
We aren’t starting Tremble factual now, so here is extra of a behold-to-the-future roughly transfer at a worthy space to own, but stashing him isn’t a unpleasant thought preferrred in case he continues to climb within the Panthers’ offense.