Week 9 Waiver Wire: Antonio Brown and the Best Week 9 Pickups

Nick FContributor IIIOctober 30, 2011

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 16:  Wide receiver Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints grabs a touchdown pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 16, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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If you're like 99 percent of the fantasy football players in the world, you are looking for a key waiver wire pickup to help you in your playoff push.

Look no further, as these five guys will help spur you to a successful season.

Even if you don’t need one of these players to start for your team, they are worth a pickup just to keep them off your opponents' teams. 


Lance Moore: WR, New Orleans Saints

Moore was the top target for Drew Brees on Sunday. He had eight catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. That being said, he is still behind Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston in the Saints pass attack.

However, Drew Brees’ third option should be a good WR3 or decent WR2 in most weeks. 


Matt Hasselbeck: QB, Titans

If Hasselbeck was dropped in your league after his poor performance last week, snatch him up. He completed 23 of his 33 pass attempts for 224 yards and a touchdown this week.

Even if you don’t need him, another owner may need him when their quarterback has a bye week. 

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Wide receiver Titus Young #16 of the Detroit Lions makes a 41-yard reception for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Pho
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Titus Young: WR, Lions

Fantasy experts have been waiting for rookie Titus Young to have a break out game. He had it today with four catches for 66 yards and a 41 yard touchdown reception.

It seems Young has now really learned the playbook and developed chemistry with Matthew Stafford. He should only get better throughout the rest of this season. 


Antonio Brown: WR, Steelers

Brown was very involved in the Steelers offense today. He had nine catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Big Ben looked his way often. With Hines Ward injured, he looks like the No. 2 receiver now in Pittsburgh. 


Javon Ringer: RB, Titans

Chris Johnson is the starter in Tennessee. However, as crazy as it sounds, that might not last. Ringer had 60 yards rushing on 14 carries on Sunday. He also had five receptions for 42 yards. That makes 19 touches for 102 total yards. 

The Titans are willing to use him, and his receiving skills make him even more dangerous. 


Doug Baldwin: WR, Seahawks

This week, Baldwin had what was his third good game in his last four appearances. Three weeks ago, he had 84 yards on five catches. Two weeks ago, he had 136 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions. Today, he had 73 yards on five catches. 

Clearly, he is a pretty consistent option. His only bad game in the past four weeks was when Charlie Whitehurst was his quarterback.