Week 9 Waiver Wire: Braylon Edwards and Others Worth Adding

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Braylon Edwards #17 of the San Francisco 49ers in action during their season opener against the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park on September 11, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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John RozumCorrespondent INovember 1, 2011

So we've already surpassed the halfway point in fantasy football, and with about five weeks left in the regular season (varies by league), some moves must be made to make a playoff run.

Well, here are four players who can surely help and are worth the addition to your team.

 

Braylon Edwards: WR, 49ers

In his first game back after knee surgery, Braylon Edwards had a good performance in getting back to the acclimation of the game. With four catches for 42 yards against a stout Browns' pass defense, you can expect more from Edwards as the season progresses.

You don't want to start him right away, but adding him does provide you with some solid depth and talent. When healthy, he's Alex Smith's best target and with a dominant ground game with RB Frank Gore, the Frisco pass offense will open up very well as 2011 continues.

 

Jake Ballard: TE, Giants

Although the Giants looked skeptical as a team against Miami in Week 8, TE Jake Ballard had solid production in gaining 55 yards on four catches.

It appears that Eli Manning will be dropping back more also, because the run game has lacked as of recent and New York only ranks No. 30 in rush offense. For the year, Ballard is third on the team in receiving yards (328), so although his targets are limited, he does get good yards after the catch.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 01:  Quarterback A.J. Feeley #4 of the St. Louis Rams attempts a pass during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 1, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Sam Bradford/A.J. Feeley: QB, Rams

It's a conundrum of which Rams' QB to pickup, but either one will work regardless of who gets the start. Feeley played well last week, so it's evident that he can produce. However, Sam Bradford is clearly the better QB.

That said, despite having no one other than WR Brandon Lloyd to target, the St. Louis passing game will improve thanks to RB Steven Jackson having a mid-season surge. Not sure how long it's going to last, but it shouldn't matter as the Rams have five divisional games remaining.

Translation: the NFC West is weak in pass defense, so don't sleep on anyone from St. Louie.

 

Laurent Robinson: WR, Cowboys

So far, most of his fantasy points came from a 70-yard TD catch, and Dallas WR Laurent Robinson just became another target for QB Tony Romo.

And although he's a little more appealing for defenses to acknowledge, do you really think defensive coordinators are going to leave Dez Bryant and/or Miles Austin in one-on-one coverage over Laurent Robinson? Well, if they really want to get burned then yes.

Therefore, you can anticipate Robinson getting more targets because although he's a threat, he will still be disrespected by opposing defenses.

 

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