Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups for Week #9



Week eight edition has a focus on wide receivers, as three made my top five.  I also showcased a traveling quarterback in Jason Campbell and a new tight end for the Buccaneers in Tim Wright.  No, returning players from last week.  Enjoy!
Tim Wright (TBY-TE) With rookie Mike Glennon needing a safety valve, Tim Wright has become exactly that.  This duo put on a show for the Buccs fans in the fourth quarter as Wright caught four passes and a touchdown.  Wright finished with 5 receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown, and he has posted 19 receptions for 195 yards in his first four games with Glennon at the helm.  With Josh Freeman, Wright had only one reception for five yards.  Available in 85% of leagues.
Jason Campbell (Cle-QB) The guy nobody wants, put up an impressive stat day, as he went 22-36-293 and two touchdowns.  He did not turn the ball over, and ran for 17 yards.  He kept the Browns in the game from start to finish against a tough Kansas City defense.  Campbell was poised, avoided sacks, and ran when needed too.  Available in 95% of leagues.
Kenny Stills (NOS-WR)  He is the "Big Play" wide receiver, and being a being that for Drew Brees means fantasy points for you in lump sums.  The Saints last played in week 6, due to a bye week, and Stills had a 34 yard touchdown reception, in week eight, he had two touchdowns of 29 and 69 yards.  He is not someone that will be an every week starter for your team, but if you have a top five wide out already, he is worth gambling on, because the big points he will place at your door step. Available in 88% of leagues.
Marvin Jones (CIN-WR)  Jones has made people look away from Sanu as the number two wide receiver in the Cincinnati offense, and with AJ Green absorbing all the coverage, Marvin has made some serious strides.  He has scored in four of his last six games, and last week against the Jets he had 8 receptions for 122 yards and four touchdowns.  His eight receptions were on eight targets.  Jones is available in 62% of leagues.
Emmanuel Sanders (PIT-WR) It took the Raiders to get Sanders back on track, but on track he was.  Emmanuel Sanders finished with seven receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown, his second of the year.  Roethlisberger targeted him eleven times, as the Steelers were trying to make it back into the game, because they got behind 14-0 early in the game.  Sanders also rushed for a two-point conversion.  He is available in 46% of leagues.
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