Fantasy Football Week 9: Must-Adds Off The Waiver Wire

Frank FittipaldiCorrespondent IINovember 2, 2010

Garrard had five total touchdowns in Week 8.
Garrard had five total touchdowns in Week 8.Sam Greenwood/Getty Images


Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Lions second-year quarterback Matthew Stafford was solid in his return after a shoulder injury. Stafford did not throw for many yards, but he did throw four touchdown passes, three of them to Calvin Johnson. If Week 8's performance against the Redskins is any indication of how Stafford is going to play, he is worth giving a look.

The Lions have a tough matchup at home against the Jets in Week 9.


David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars

David Garrard had a monster game in Dallas during Week 8, throwing for four touchdowns and running in for one more. Garrard had five total touchdowns, and had his way with the Cowboys. Garrard and the Jaguars have a bye in Week 9, but return home to take on a poor defense in the Houston Texans.

Garrard should be available in most leagues and is worth giving a look.


Running Back

LaGarrette Blount, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

LaGarrette Blount may have solidified himself as the starting running back in Tampa Bay during Week 8. Blount had a career day carrying the ball 22 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Blount has been effective after being picked up by the Bucs, and it is clear that he will get most of the carries in Tampa Bay.

Blount has a decent matchup in Week 9 at Atlanta.


Wide Receiver

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders

Darrius Heyward-Bey has been a hot pickup of mine earlier this season, but after his Week 8 performance, he is back in the mix. The second-year receiver had a career day against the Seahawks, catching five passes for 105 yards including a 69-yard touchdown, both career highs. Heyward-Bey is not owned in many leagues, so he will definitely be available.

With Louis Murphy sidelined, Heyward-Bey stepped up in a big way. Add him off the waiver wire as he faces a weak Kansas City pass defense in Week 9.