Week 9 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Ronnie Rivers, Latavius Murray, Kenyan Drake

We’re highlighting RBs like Latavius Murray, Kenyan Drake, and Caleb Huntley, all of whom have already been mentioned in this article in recent weeks, as well as newcomer Ronnie Rivers, who has surprised as the Rams’ backfield leader.

Week 9 Best Fantasy Waiver Pickups: Ronnie Rivers, Latavius Murray, Kenyan Drake

Week 9 Best Fantasy Waiver Pickups: Ronnie Rivers, Latavius Murray, Kenyan Drake

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Top fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 9

  1. Ronnie Rivers, RB, Rams
  2. Latavius Murray, RB, Broncos
  3. Kenyan Drake, RB, Ravens
  4. Caleb Huntley, RB, Falcons
  5. Greg Dulcich, TE, Broncos

Let’s get to it.

The Rams’ rookie Kyren Williams, who has been on injured reserve with an ankle injury since Week 1, is probably a better pick than Rivers, but we have to consider Rivers until Williams is activated.

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.

If Williams remains out in Week 9, Rivers has flex potential against the Buccaneers’ struggling run defense.

  • Latavius Murray, RB, Broncos

Murray shared carries with Melvin Gordon early in Week 8, but he eventually served as the “closer” late, finishing with 46 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.

Gordon (nine carries, 29 yards) also scored a touchdown and had two more targets, but Murray isn’t going away.

Murray will continue to be a touchdown threat every week, and if Gordon fumbles again or is injured, Murray becomes a must-start as a 20-touch-per-game RB.

Get him now, before Denver’s Week 9 bye.

  • Kenyan Drake, RB, Ravens

We’re at it again. Gus Edwards left the game early in Week 8 due to a hamstring injury, allowing Drake to put in another strong performance (seven carries, 62 yards, TD reception).

Edwards is also dealing with the aftereffects of his torn ACL from last year, so Drake could see significant carries even if Edwards is active.

There’s a lot of potential here, including a game against New Orleans next week. Keep in mind that Baltimore has a bye in Week 10, which increases the likelihood that Edwards will sit out.

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  • 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.

This situation is obviously volatile, and with Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) set to return in Week 9, it’s difficult to know who to rely on.

If Patterson is out again next week, Huntley should be a high-end flex option against the Chargers’ bottom-five RB defense.

He creates whenever he has the opportunity.

  • Greg Dulcich, TE, Broncos

Dulcich remains an important part of the Broncos offense, catching four of five targets for 87 yards in Week 8.

He has at least 11.1 PPR points in three games this year, putting him on par with TEs like T.J.

Hockenson and Kyle Pitts in his early career. He’ll be a major contributor in the fantasy stretch run following Denver’s Week 9 bye.