NFL Week 9 Waiver Wire: Which Players Could Save Your Season?

John RozumCorrespondent INovember 1, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 24:  Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts a pass during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field on October 24, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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With the fantasy football playoffs nearing, it's not too late to salvage your season with a run at the postseason.

Here are four adds to help you along the way for the remainder of the season.


Blaine Gabbert: QB, Jaguars

The rookie QB from Jacksonville isn't going to be a starter for you, but if your QB happens to be someone like Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger or Matt Schaub, Gabbert would be a good filler for their Week 11 bye. 

That week, Jacksonville plays Cleveland, and even though the Browns have a solid pass defense, RB Maurice Jones-Drew will easily help set up the passing game.

And, if you don't pick Gabbert up now, be sure to keep an eye on him, because you're not going to be the only one.


Kansas City Chiefs' Defense

The Kansas City defense can score you a lot of points via turnovers. It currently has 13 picks, two fumble recoveries and two TDs on the year.

Now, the Chiefs don't get a lot of sacks, and their points allowed is skewed because of Weeks 1 and 2. However, since Week 3, Kansas City has only allowed an average of 17 points per game.

As the season continues, if you need a solid backup defense or if you're not confident with the current, pick up the Chiefs' defense; it will significantly help.


Christian Ponder: QB, Vikings

Much like Blaine Gabbert, picking up Christian Ponders isn't a bad idea if you need a backup QB.

The Week 11 byes of Brees, Schaub and Roethlisberger are going to be pivotal, because the fantasy football playoffs begin shortly thereafter.

And, if you have one of those three QBs, chances are you're going to have to put in a backup unless you want to risk not starting a quarterback.

In any event, Ponder will be just as good of a start because Minnesota hosts the Oakland Raiders.

The matchup is there, the question is whether you're willing to give Ponder the green light.


Titus Young: WR, Lions

Lions rookie WR Titus Young's role with Detroit's offense was gradually decreasing until last week, when he scored his first NFL TD at Denver.

And, with defenses having to zero in on WR Calvin Johnson and TE Brandon Pettigrew as the season progresses, Young will produce more.

Now, he's obviously not a weekly starter, but if you're disappointed in a few guys and/or mauled by injuries, give Titus a shot.

You can't go wrong with a WR on the Lions' explosive offense, especially when some weak pass defenses are coming up.


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