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Fantasy Football Week 9: Must-Add Waiver-Wire Pickups for Every Owner

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 27:  Marvin Jones #82 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates with Anthony Collins #73 (left) after scoring a touchdown during the NFL game against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
David DanielsSenior Writer IOctober 28, 2013

Fantasy football owners again must scramble to the waiver wire to replace starters from six teams on a bye in Week 9.

Usually only four teams rest per week. But due to a late 2013 Thanksgiving, the NFL chose to sit six in the eighth and ninth weeks of the season, according to ESPN’s John Clayton.

Here are four players that every owner should attempt to claim on waivers.


4. RB Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals

Ellington, the only player on this list who will be on bye next week, took full advantage of Rashard Mendenhall’s absence due to a turf toe injury. He rushed for an 80-yard touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday and finished with 154 yards on the ground on 15 carries. The outing marked the first occasion that he received more than seven carries.

Mendenhall hasn’t rushed for over 66 yards in a single game this season, so expect Ellington to steal a fraction of his carries when he returns. Ellington is already owned in 52 percent of Yahoo! Sports leagues. That number should rise into the 90s by next week.


3. WR Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints

Stills has only been thrown to seven times in the past two games. He still turned those targets into six receptions for 193 yards and three touchdowns. 

Owners can justifiably peg a single breakout performance as a fluke. Two, however, can’t be ignored—especially when it’s two from a wide receiver who’s catching passes from Drew Brees

Stills is only owned in 9 percent of Yahoo! Sports leagues. He should be highly targeted in the vast majority of fantasy waiver wires this week.


2. QB Jason Campbell, Cleveland Browns

The Kansas City Chiefs defense entered Week 8 ranked first in points surrendered and fourth in passing yards allowed. Jason Campbell wasn’t fazed. He failed to lead the Browns to an upset victory, but he still completed 22 of his 36 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns.

Campbell is only owned in 3 percent of Yahoo! Sports leagues. He’s worth a pickup as a backup with the potential to be a spot starter.


1. WR Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals

Jones wasn't impressed with Rex Ryan’s defense. He caught all eight passes that Andy Dalton threw to him on Sunday against the New York Jets for 122 yards and four touchdowns. 

No, that isn’t a typo. And no, his performance wasn't a fluke.

Jones is already owned in 21 percent in Yahoo! Sports leagues because he caught seven receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns the previous two weeks. A.J. Green isn’t going to start demanding any less attention, so Jones will continue to find the end zone.


David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and news editor at Wade-O Radio.

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