The waiver wire recommendations for this week are heavy on potential streamers at QB, WR, TE, and D/ST. Many fantasy owners will be looking for fill-ins with six teams on bye next week (the Giants, Cowboys, Steelers, Browns, 49ers, and Broncos).
Top 20 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Picks
- Zay Jones, WR, Jaguars
- Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears
- Ryan Tannehill, QB, Titans
- Marcus Mariota, QB, Falcons
- Andy Dalton, QB, Saints
- Justin Fields, QB, Bears
- Treylon Burks, WR, Titans
- Chuba Hubbard, RB, Panthers
- Rondale Moore, WR, Cardinals
- Josh Palmer, WR, Chargers
- Devin Duvernay, WR, Ravens
- Isaiah Likely, TE, Ravens
- Evan Engram, TE, Jaguars
- Ronnie Rivers, RB, Rams
- Greg Dulcich, TE, Broncos
- Isiah Pacheco, RB, Chiefs
- Kyren Williams, RB, Rams
- Caleb Huntley, RB, Falcons
- Kenyan Drake, RB, Ravens
- Latavius Murray, RB, Broncos
20. Zay Jones, WR, Jaguars
With Christian Kirk dominating the headlines in Jacksonville, Jones has largely gone unnoticed this season. Jones, on the other hand, should get some attention in Week 9 due to a favorable matchup and consistent targets.
19. Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears
Mooney is owned in approximately 54% of Yahoo leagues, but he should be owned in a higher percentage ahead of a Week 9 matchup with the Dolphins.
18. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Titans
Tannehill (ankle) should be a viable streaming option if healthy, especially if Treylon Burks (foot) returns. If he remains out, Malik Willis could work as a streamer in deep leagues.
17. Marcus Mariota, QB, Falcons
This season, Mariota has found a way to be a fantasy-relevant quarterback. The veteran quarterback does not throw for a lot of yards, but his mobility provides a solid fantasy floor.
16. Andy Dalton, QB, Saints
Dalton has been playing well recently, and he faces a Baltimore defense in Week 9 that has allowed a lot of points and big plays through the air.
15. Justin Fields, QB, Bears
Fields is finally being used correctly in the Bears offense, making him a borderline QB1 option in fantasy heading into Week 9.
14. Treylon Burks, WR, Titans
The rookie wideout has been out for a long time due to a toe injury that landed him on injured reserve earlier this season. He’ll be able to return in Week 9.
13. Chuba Hubbard, RB, Panthers
Hubbard (ankle) did not play in Week 8, but it’s worth noting that he started and saw the majority of Carolina’s early carries in Week 7. Don’t let him linger on the waiver wire. If he’s healthy, he’ll be at least a low-end flex in 12-team leagues against Cincinnati next week.
12. Rondale Moore, WR, Cardinals
Moore rebounded from a poor Week 7 performance, catching seven of eight targets for 92 yards and a touchdown. Arizona will always throw a lot of passes, and Moore has established himself as the No. 2 wide receiver behind DeAndre Hopkins.
11. Josh Palmer, WR, Chargers
With Mike Williams out with an ankle injury, Palmer will see an increase in targets. The Falcons had allowed the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers entering Week 8, so Palmer has a solid floor and a high ceiling in his Week 9 matchup against Atlanta.
10. Devin Duvernay, WR, Ravens
Gus Edwards (hamstring), Rashod Bateman (foot), and Mark Andrews (shoulder) all left the game early on Thursday due to injuries, and Duvernay capitalized by running (33 yards, TD) and receiving (four catches, 31 yards).
9. Isaiah Likely, TE, Ravens
After Mark Andrews left the game with a shoulder injury, he likely impressed on Thursday, catching six of seven targets for 77 yards and a touchdown.
8. Evan Engram, TE, Jaguars
The offensive skill players for the Jaguars will receive a lot of attention in Week 9, especially with six teams on bye.
This week, Engram is a virtual must-start against a Raiders defense that had allowed the third-most fantasy points per game to tight ends this season and a league-high six touchdowns to the position entering Week 8.
7. Ronnie Rivers, RB, Rams
He surprisingly led the Rams in carries (8) and receptions (4) in Week 8, and while he only had 36 total yards, every “lead” back has value.
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6. Greg Dulcich, TE, Broncos
Dulcich remains an important part of the Broncos offense, catching four of five targets for 87 yards in Week 8. In his three games this season, he has at least 11.1 PPR points.
5. Isiah Pacheco, RB, Chiefs
Pacheco struggled in his first NFL start in Week 7, but it appears that the Chiefs intend to use him more in the future.
4. Kyren Williams, RB, Rams
Williams is expected to play a “significant role” in the Rams’ offense once he recovers from an ankle injury suffered early in the season. Williams’ 21-day practice window has been extended by the Rams, so he should be back within the next two weeks.
3. Caleb Huntley, RB, Falcons
A week after Tyler Allgeier dominated the Falcons’ carries, Huntley led the team in rushes, carrying the ball 15 times for 86 yards. Huntley’s flex value should be high against the Chargers’ bottom-five RB defense. He creates whenever he has the opportunity.
2. Kenyan Drake, RB, Ravens
A week after Tyler Allgeier dominated the Falcons’ carries, Huntley led the team in rushes, carrying the ball 15 times for 86 yards.
1. Latavius Murray, RB, Broncos
Murray split carries with Melvin Gordon early in Week 8, but he eventually emerged as the “closer” late in the game, finishing with 46 yards and a touchdown on 14 attempts. Gordon (nine carries, 29 yards) added a touchdown and two more targets, but Murray isn’t going anywhere.