Week 9 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Darrius Heyward-Bey and Worthy WRs

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 3, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 23: Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey #85 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 23, 2011 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs won 28-0. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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NFL Week 9 is nearly upon us and that means fantasy owners are scrambling to make last-second adjustments to win their matchups this weekend.

Many unowned fantasy players are set for breakout performances in Week 9 while others could provide just enough to help get your team over the hump.

Check out these three underrated wide receivers that will produce significant numbers in Week 9:

Darrius Heyward-Bey

The Oakland Raiders speedster has been playing excellent football since Week 4, when he burst onto the scene in a loss to the Patriots; he caught four balls for 115 yards.

Heyward-Bey has 18 receptions for 270 yards and a touchdown in his last three outings and was targeted by Carson Palmer more than any other Raiders receiver two weeks ago against Kansas City.

Lance Moore

The often forgotten New Orleans Saints wideout has been once again flying under the radar this season. Moore caught seven passes from Drew Brees last week against the Rams, racking up 74 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Moore has a catch in every game since Week 2 against the Bears, and is a reliable option at wide receiver in Week 9.

Denarius Moore

Like Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore should see more balls coming his way now that Carson Palmer is more comfortable under center in Oakland.

Moore's production has taken quite a hit the past few weeks, but the Denver Broncos are coming to town boasting one of the worst fantasy pass defenses in the league. Moore wouldn't be a bad pickup for week 9.

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