Fantasy Football Week 9: First Look At Best Waiver Wire Pickups This Week

Bailey BrautiganFeatured ColumnistNovember 1, 2010

Fantasy Football Week 9: First Look At Best Waiver Wire Pickups This Week

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    Fantasy Football Week 9: With six teams taking a bye in Week 9 (annoying, I know.), it's time to start thinking about picking up some replacements from the waiver wire.

    Sam Bradford doesn't do your team much good when the Rams take a week off, now does he?

    Don't worry.

    There are plenty of solid options to fill in your lineup.

    Here are the best waiver wire pickups for Week 9.

10. Tarvaris Jackson, QB, Minnesota Vikings

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    Owned: Eight percent

    Why He's a Good Option: Even though Brett Favre's chin injury ended up looking worse than it actually was, Favre is falling apart.

    He limped around basically the whole game against the Patriots, and he seems to have a new injury every week.

    Jackson would be a good option if you need a fill-in at quarterback.

9. Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers

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    Owned: Three percent

    Why He's a Good Option: LaFell had the first touchdown of his career on Sunday, and his fantasy stock is way up this week.

    He was good for some fantasy points the past two weeks, and he will be an easy fill-in at wide receiver in Week 9.

8. Jon Kitna, QB, Dallas Cowboys

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    Owned: 67 percent

    Why He's a Good Option: The Cowboys may be awful, but Kitna is their starter.

    Even with four picks, Kitna did throw for 379 yards on Sunday against the Jags.

    If you need to pick up a bye week replacement at quarterback, consider adding Jon Kitna to your roster.

7. Todd Heap, TE, Baltimore Ravens

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    Owned: 59 percent

    Why He's a Good Option: Don't be afraid to pick up and start Todd Heap in Week 9 against the Miami Dolphins. After the Ravens' bye, he will be fully recovered from his neck injury, and the Dolphins have been giving up quite a bit of yardage to opposing tight ends.

6. Chad Henne, QB, Miami Dolphins

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    Owned: 76 percent

    Why He's a Good Option: Henne's matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9 might not be the greatest of Week 9, but if you need a bye week replacement at quarterback, consider picking him up.

    Henne is a big fan of throwing deep, so we could see him earn some decent fantasy points.

5. Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions

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    Owned: 73 percent

    Why He's a Good Option: The Lions finally have their starting quarterback, and Stafford had a great game in Week 8 against the Washington Redskins.

    If he's still available, pick him up for the rest of the season as a solid No. 2 quarterback.

4. Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions

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    Owned: 22 percent

    Why He's a Good Option: The return of Matthew Stafford should result in some better looks for Detroit wide receivers.

    Nate Burleson will be a great option for next week against the Jets.

3. Atlanta Falcons Defense

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    If you're looking for a fill-in at defense, the Atlanta Falcons may be your best option.

    The Falcons will host Tampa Bay, and they are very good at home when it comes to taking control of the ball.

2. Steve Breaston, WR, Arizona Cardinals

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    Owned: 52 percent

    Why He's a Good Option: With Derek Anderson back at quarterback, Steve Breaston is sure to continue to get looks. He will have to share with Larry Fitzgerald, but he will be good for some points.

1. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Owned: 62 percent

    Why He's a Good Option: Blount had a great game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, and he just might have earned the No. 1 spot at running back. The Falcons will give Blount a greater challenge than the Cardinals, but expect him to produce.