Week 9 Fantasy Football Waiver Picks From the Top Experts

Fantasy Football SpinCorrespondent INovember 3, 2010

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17:  Wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball after a catch against the New York Jets during  AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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At Fantasy Football Spin, FFSpin.com, we cover all the NFL news and give you the up to date fantasy spin.  We also link to other fantasy football experts to give you a complete perspective on the buzz.  Here is the expert take on who you should consider for your roster and our spin....



BYE:  Denver, Jacksonville, San Francisco, St Louis, Tennessee, Washington

Fantasy owners won't be missing many top flight WRs in week 9 outside of surprising PPR standout Santana Moss and out of no where fantasy stud Brandon Lloyd, some may miss under performing Mike Sims-Walker and Michael Crabtree. We have scoured the injury reports and analyzed the box scores to offer up some players that seem destined for fantasy success but could be available on the fantasy waiver wire. 

Now that we’ve hit the half way point of the season,  its worth analyzing the remaining NFL schedule to determine which teams face defenses that have been shredded by opposing WRs and which formidable pass defenses should be avoided if you have a legitimate alternative.

Best remaining schedule for WRs: Tennessee, NY Giants, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Philadelphia

Worst remaining schedules for WRs: Seattle, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver and Kansas City.


Razzball.com recommends pouncing on Vincent Jackson (expected back in week 12) as you'll likely reap the rewards during the fantasy playoffs.

ProFootballWeekly.com believes that Steve Breaston could be worth adding if he was dropped despite poor QB play from Max Hall and Derek Anderson.

LestersLegends.com expects Jags WR Mike Sims-Walker to become fantasy relevant after a slow start.

Rotoworld.com confirms that Packers WR James Jones has the potential to impress especially if Donald Driver misses multiple weeks (already ruled out Week 9 with quadriceps injury).



The San Diego passing game ranks No. 1 (315 yards/game) despite an injury depleted receiving corps.  TE Antonio Gates is battling through a toe injury. Malcolm Floyd and Legedu Naanee continue to miss games with hamstring injuries and the No. 1 receiver by default is Cowboys castoff Patrick Crayton.  

Vincent Jackson signed a one-year, $583,000 contract and is expected to be on the field in week 12 or 13.  In 2008 and 2009, V-jax topped 1000 yards and averaged eight TDs per season.  With matchups against below average pass defenses in weeks 14 (KC ) and 15 (SF), Jackson could be a valuable asset during the fantasy playoffs. 

With the 35 year old Donald Driver sidelined with a quadriceps injury, James Jones is the likely benefit from increased playing time in the Packers 10th ranked passing offense (240 yards/game).   Jones failed to record a catch in Week 8 against the NY Jets, although he was targeted five times.  Jones biggest week came in week eight with he hauled in four catches for 107 yards in a  win over Minnesota.  Now in his fourth NFL season, the 26 year old San Jose State alum has the explosiveness to produce WR3 worthy fantasy stats as long as Driver remains sidelined.  Jones is worth considering this week against a Dallas defense that was just torched by David Garrard and Mike Sims-Walker.   Think about James Jones as a possibility in dynasty leagues as well.  This is probably the final season in Green Bay for Driver and almost certainly his last as the number two man on the depth charts ahead of the younger Jones.  

After missing three weeks with a knee injury, Steve Breaston returned last week and flashed his potential by catching eight passes for 147 yards.   Breaston is now a seasoned veteran in his fourth NFL season and although he had slightly disappointing 2009 he could be ready to fulfill the promise he displayed in 2008 when he posted a 1,000 yard season.  In 2009, Breaston battled a knee injury and accumulated just 712 and three TDs on 55 catches.  It is never ideal when you advocate Derek Anderson as a starting QB, but that is the best opportunity for  Breaston to produce WR3 numbers for the remainder of the season.  Again, this is a guy that has potential in dynasty leagues.  The Cardinals will have an improved QB situation in 2011, whether that means a more seasoned Max Hall or another, as yet unknown option, it is unlikely to be as pathetic as it has been this season.  

A late addition, as in post Moss to Titans, is Justin Gage.  For as long as Kenny Britt remains out of action Gage will have the benefit of single coverage opposite Randy Moss.  If you need to find a replacement for Britt consider Gage.

Check out the full spin on the week 9 waiver options at RUNNING BACK and QUARTERBACK and don't forget to stop by for up to minute injury updates on Sunday at FFSpin.com.