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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pick-ups after Week 9

Waiver wire targets after Week 9 of the NFL regular season

NFL: New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
Rookie Eli Moore seems to have turned the corner in the NFL
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The NFL regular season is not halfway over. The fantasy football regular season is heating up though as teams start to build towards the playoffs. Going into Week 10, teams can still add players who can make a difference in the stretch. These are some of the waiver wire targets after Week 9 of the NFL regular season.

Elijah Moore, Wide Receiver, New York Jets

Rostered percentage: ESPN(15%), Yahoo(27%)

Eli Moore has seemingly turned the corner in his rookie season. In the Jets last two games, Moore has 14 targets combined. Moore broke through last Thursday, scoring two touchdowns against the Colts. Moore was a highly touted second-round pick and the pick seems to be paying off. The Jets are likely going to be throwing the ball a lot through the rest of the year so Moore can have some WR2 upside as the year goes.

Donovan Peoples-Jones, Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns

Rostered percentage: ESPN(5%), Yahoo(13%)

Donovan Peoples-Jones has stepped up for the Cleveland Browns in the absence of Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham is no longer with the Browns after being released this past week. Peoples-Jones will be a boom or bust going forward, but he will be the Browns deep threat the rest of this year. For deep leagues or leagues with multiple flex positions, Peoples-Jones could enhance the ceiling on your fantasy team.

NFL: Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers
With a shallow tight end pool, Freiermuth could win fantasy leagues
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Pat Freiermuth, Tight End, Pittsburgh Steelers

Rostered percentage: ESPN(32%), Yahoo(41%)

Pat Freiermuth was a hot add last week, but this week he is boiling hot. Freiermuth has 20 targets combined in his last three games. He turned these targets into three touchdowns and 145 yards total. In a shallow tight end pool, Freiermuth should hold value through the rest of this season. With Juju Smith-Schuster missing the rest of the year, Freiermuth could be a TE1 going forward.

Jordan Howard, Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles

Rostered percentage: ESPN(8%), Yahoo(14%)

Another week, another Eagles running back on this list. Howard is splitting the backfield with Boston Scott currently but Miles Sanders will return soon for the Eagles. The Eagles coaching staff have learned that they can run the ball, and Howard has been the beneficiary. Howard rushed 17 times in the Eagles last game for 71 yards and a touchdown. This backfield is likely to be hard to figure going forward but running back is such a shallow position that Howard is worth a stash.


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