There are many interesting options on the dynasty league waiver wire for week nine. This is not a usual occurrence, so be sure to take advantage. I have a deep list of players of all positions for you, so without further ado…
Roster percentages from Fantrax 11/1/2021
Monster week for Mike White as he led the Jets to their second win of the season piling up 405 yards passing and three passing touchdowns. I wrote about him last week, and if you didn’t read the article, that main point is– Mike White is a promising prospect with a big-time arm. Turnovers will likely be a problem, but this kid can spin it. If he is still out there on your waiver wire, throw out a bid.
Siemian stepped in for an injured Jamies Winston this week and filled in admirably. The Saints won the game and Trevor Siemian threw a TD pass. Winston is out for the season. Taysom Hill will likely return from concussion protocol next week, but I still expect to see Siemian take snaps. He’s a more accurate passer and the veteran appears to have earned at least some semblance of trust from the coaching staff. Expect more 1 TD passing games from Trevor as Sean Payton uses Taysom Hill in a variety of positions.
Another repeat from last week. Sam Darnold must clear concussion protocol before he returns as starting QB for the Panthers. Phillip Walker would step in if Darnold cannot play. Walker has some juice. He’s short, but he can scramble a little bit and he has a strong arm.
Cue the Legion of Doom entrance music! Here comes Cooper Rush sprinting to the ring to save the day for the Cowboys. A clothesline for Kirk Cousins. Dropkick to the Vikings Defense. He finishes by tossing Mike Zimmer right out of the ring. Soak up the applause as the crowd goes wild Cooper. This peak of adrenaline is probably short-lived. Dak should be back soon. But man, what a rush!
Just a reminder, do not sleep on this guy. If you have Lamar, you should probably pick up Tyler. I like Phillip Walker, but I like Tyler Huntley more. This is a very talented player who should not be left on the wire.
Scottie Phillips RB Texans (4% rostered)
A training camp stud who had eight touches for a measly 20 yards in week eight. He’s a pork chop back (see: Herbert, Khalil) checking in at 5,8″ 210lbs. A runner with good balance and solid speed (4.5 forty). Scottie is a determined person who battled through JuCo, SEC defenses, going undrafted and earning a roster spot through the practice squad. A determined man is a determined runner. I expect Phillips to make the most of his opportunity. He’s a young RB (24 years old) with an opportunity; need I say more?
Scottie may be the future of the Texans backfield, but Rexy seems to be its present. In week eight Burkhead saw the most snaps of any Texan RB (28 snaps) he gained 48 yards and a rushing TD on eight touches. Rex does many things well on the football field. He is a good receiver, he can make a defender miss in the open field, and he can power through players in short-yardage situations. Ignore this player at your own risk. I think he and Tyrod Taylor form a good duo on the Texan backfield and they might even win a few games for Houston.
An aggressive runner who I liked in the draft process. The Lions might be reaching the “throw it against the wall and see what sticks” portion of the season. Detroit might want to see what they have in the Jermintator (and other players). Jefferson reaches top speed quickly, pick him up if he is available.
Tennessee would be the perfect fit. Peterson does not run well out of the shotgun offense. He prefers to build momentum by the time hits the line of scrimmage. The Titans run presents a great opportunity for AD. Does he have enough for one more go-round?
Just in case Peterson does not have enough for one more go-round, you might want to add Mekhi Sargent. The Sarg was a JuCo stud who transferred to Iowa and had a solid college career with the Hawkeyes. Mekhi is a strong runner who could fit in well with this run attack. Jeremy McNichols will get their looks, but it is gonna take a group of players to cover for Derrick Henry.
Double-A looks recharged with Carolina. In week eight he got 11 touches and turned them into 66 yards. Not bad for a guy signed last week. The usual Carolina caveat applies – Christian McCaffery could play at any minute and render all other Panther RBs irrelevant. Ameer fits in well with the Matt Rhule offense and I think he will be better with the Panthers than he was with the Vikings.
DeAndre Carter WR Football Team (6% rostered)
I like Carter. He is quick as a hiccup and the Football Team is getting the ball to him (6 targets 3 catches 51 tards and a TD in week 8). Football Team has a week 9 bye, so there is no rush here, but Carter has a role in this offense until Curtis Samuel returns from injury.
That makes 126 yards receiving on 10 targets the past two weeks for Cedrick Wilson. If he is available in your league, I’d pick him up. Cedrick has good size at 6′,2″ 200 lbs and he has entertained whenever he has gone, putting up great numbers at JuCO (Coffeyville, KS) and college (Boise State). The Cowboys drafted him in the 6th round of the 2018 draft and he has been marinating on their practice squad for a few years. He knows Kellen Moore’s (Dallas Offensive Coordinator) offense and is ready to step up. Amari Cooper is a weekly Questionable and we have a lot of season left on the schedule.
Caught five of six targets for 58 yards receiving which led all Falcons receivers in week 8. Calvin Ridley has stepped away from football to deal with personal issues. Sharpe is prepared to step into the Ridley role. Tajae is a good-sized WR at 6′, 2″ 200lbs and he has decent speed 4.5 40 yard dash. He’s worth a flier while Ridley recovers.
Made the catch of the weekend that wasn’t. An amazing Odell Beckham-like one-handed reach-back TD grab that the officials took off the board. Mike White is slinging it all over the field and Keelan is one of his targets. Put in a low bid and hope this coal turns into a diamond.
Adam Theilen, Stefon Diggs, Justin Jefferson, and K.J. Osborn… It’s almost like the Vikings know what they are doing when it comes to scouting and developing WRs… Will Smith-Marsette be the next one on this list? He has plenty of raw talent. Ihmir has blazing speed and was a good kick returner in college averaging about 30 yards per return and taking two kick returns back for TDs. He was under-utilized in Iowa’s run-first offense. Put in a claim and catch a rising star.
Did I mention raw talent? Cornell Powell has as much, if not more than any player on this list. He also has a great situation. QBs and offenses don’t get much better than Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. This addition would be purely speculative as Powell has not played yet, but the situation is right for this 5th round rookie from Clemson if he ever gets an opportunity.
Pharoh Brown was out for week eight with a thigh injury, which opened the door for Brevin Jordan. Brevin caught three of four targets for a 41 yards and junk-time TD. The rookie from Miami was the number TE recruit coming out of high school. Houston saw the potential and took Jordan in the 5th round. There is some upside here and I love to speculate on the upside.
Buffalo’s starting TE Dawson Knox has a broken hand which is a prodigious problem for a person who catches passes for a living. Sweeney has replaced Knox, but Sweeney has not seen Knox’s target share. Tommy Boy will need to gain confidence selling brake pads if he wants to save this company. TRUCK TIRE!
Swaim gets to play many snaps for the Titans offense because they value his blocking skills. He caught four of five targets in week eight for 23 yards and a TD. If you are desperate for TE, Swaim is an option. Beggars can’t be choosers.