Fantasy Football Week 9: Waiver Wire

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Wide Receiver 

Stevie Johnson, SD (43%) – The loss of WR1 Keenan Allen for the season should lead to significantly more targets for Johnson. He’s supposedly healthy now and could lead the Chargers in targets the rest of the way.

Kamar Aiken, BAL (20%) – The loss of Steve Smith Sr for the season moves Aiken into the Ravens WR1 role. He’s been a borderline flex start in PPR leagues, but should see enough targets to be startable in most formats.

Tavon Austin, STL (55%) – Still mainly just a big play threat, but the emergence of Todd Gurley and the run game has opened things up for Austin lately. The Rams are also looking his way more often as a receiver, which makes him less of a boom-or-bust option.

Marvin Jones, CIN (48%) – Didn’t do much last week (2-12) but averaged 10 receptions per game over the two previous. With defenses focused on A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, Jones should have a few big games down the stretch. I wouldn’t start him every week in most formats, but Jones is a solid bye week replacement.

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Marquess Wilson, CHI (4%) – Yet another player whose fantasy fortunes have improved due to injury. With Eddie Royal out for the foreseeable future, Wilson steps into the starting lineup as the Bears WR2. He’s shown some big play potential this year and just missed a long TD catch last week.

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