Week 9 Waiver Wire: Jacoby Jones and 5 Replacements for Injured Stars

Matt LeirdahlContributor IIINovember 4, 2011

Week 9 Waiver Wire: Jacoby Jones and 5 Replacements for Injured Stars

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    With Andre Johnson going down to injury, one of the most intriguing options to replace him is Jacoby Jones.

    There are several other stars that have gone down to injury such as Peyton Hillis and Ahmad Bradshaw. 

    While it can be difficult to replace players like that, there are several good options on the waiver wire. 

    Here are five solid replacements for injured stars. 

Brandon Jacobs

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    RB Ahmad Bradshaw is listed as doubtful for the New York Giants Week 9 game against the New England Patriots.

    This means that RB Brandon Jacobs will get a majority of the carries for the Giants. 

    Jacobs fell out of favor with the Giants since he came back from his knee injury. 

    In the five games that he has played this season, he has scored three touchdowns.

    Look for a solid game out of Jacobs. Picking him up in your fantasy football league will not only pay out in Week 9, but for the rest of the season. 

Jacoby Jones

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    Star WR Andre Johnson has been ruled out for the Houston Texans Week 9 game against the Cleveland Browns. 

    In his stead, Jacoby Jones will take the reigns as the No. 1 receiver. 

    Running Back Arian Foster should be able to open the passing game up as the Browns will focus on him since they don't have to worry about Andre Johnson tearing up their secondary.

    Jones is a good investment until Andre Johnson returns. 

Carson Palmer

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    Since Jason Campbell was put on injured reserve, the Oakland Raiders traded for Carson Palmer and have named him the starting quarterback.

    The Raiders have several weapons on offense, making things easier for Carson Palmer.

    Coming off a Week 8 bye, Palmer should be ready to go against the Denver Broncos in Week 9. 

    Palmer is a seasoned veteran who should have no problem leading the Raiders to several victories and scoring a lot of fantasy football points on the way. 

Chris Ogbonnaya

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    2010 sensation Peyton Hillis has had a rough year in 2011. He is listed as doubtful for the Cleveland Browns Week 9 game against the Houston Texans.

    While Chris Ogbonnaya was just picked up off the Texans practice squad two weeks ago, he will still be able to do some damage in Week 9.

    The Texans have a good running defense, so look for Ogbonnaya to get yards from both the ground and the air. 

    If things work out for Ogbonnaya, he may get more playing time in the future, especially if Hillis continues to play the way he has been playing. 

John Skelton

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    Kevin Kolb has been listed as doubtful for the Arizona Cardinals game against the St. Louis Rams. 

    John Skelton will start in his place. 

    While Skelton doesn't have much NFL experience, he is playing one of the worst teams of the leagues in Week 9. 

    He also has Larry Fitzgerald to throw to, so he can't be too bad. 

    Last season in his five games, he threw two touchdowns and two interceptions. 

    If you need a quarterback for Week 9, Skelton is a good option.