Week 9 IDP Waiver Wire

IDP Waiver Wire

Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman looks to make his 2017 debut in week 10 against the Jaguars

We’ve officially hit the halfway point of the NFL regular season as week 8 passes us by and we welcome week 9 this coming weekend. Players are becoming eligible to return from the IR and PUP-lists, other teams are crumbling due to injury, and uncertainty is in the air around the league.

Before we start off with this week’s top IDP waiver wire adds, let’s highlight some top pickups featured in last week’s IDP waiver wire articleHenry Anderson (DE, IND) played another phenomenal game for the Colts in week 8 as he tallied seven total tackles and one sack against the Bengals. Brandon Williams (DT, BAL) was very efficient on Thursday night against the Dolphins, recording four solo tackles in Baltimore’s shutout of Miami. Christian Jones (ILB, CHI) made the most out of limited snaps against the Saints, with seven total tackles and a fumble recovery. Although he had a good game in week 8, he is not a player I am looking at for consistency going forward. Mychal Kendricks (WLB, PHI) did well last weekend also, posting seven total tackles including a sack while on the field for 79% of the Eagles defensive plays.

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Now let’s move on into our top IDP waiver wire pickups for week 9!


Leger Douzable (DT/DE, SF)

After signing with the 49ers just over two weeks ago, Leger Douzable has already made an impact on San Francisco’s defensive line. No team plays their starting defensive linemen more snaps than the 49ers, and that has stayed true for Douzable, who has been on the field for 104 snaps through his first two games played this season. With Solomon Thomas possibly missing a few weeks with a sprained MCL, Douzable will undoubtedly see plenty of time on the field.

Brock Coyle (LB, SF)

Another member of the 49ers defense to keep an eye on heading into week 9 is linebacker Brock Coyle. With rookie linebacker Reuben Foster constantly battling a myriad of different injuries to stay on the field, Coyle could be a nice pickup in deeper leagues. Coyle was one of only two 49ers defenders to play in all 100% of snaps in week 8, and could even slide over to weakside linebacker when Foster returns to the field.

Denzel Perryman (LB, LAC)

While the Chargers are on bye during week 9, Denzel Perryman is one defensive player you might want to get the jump on before another owner in your league. Perryman has been on injured reserve all year to this point after injuring his ankle in August, and head coach Anthony Lynn says Perryman should be good to go for the Chargers week 10 matchup against the Jaguars. Perryman should have no problems taking snaps away from either Hayes Pullard or Jatavis Brown at the linebacker position.

Adrian Phillips (SS, LAC)

If for some reason Denzel Perryman is not yet ready to go after the Chargers return from bye, safety Adrian Phillips could be a great pickup against the Jaguars that week. Phillips has been taking snaps from the linebacker position from Jatavis Brown and has recorded 20 total tackles and a forced fumble over the last two games.

TJ McDonald (SS, MIA)

Another player eyeing a week 10 return is Miami Dolphins safety TJ McDonald. Nate Allen’s injury on Thursday night against the Ravens opens the door for McDonald to come in and start immediately next to Reshad Jones in the Dolphins secondary. McDonald has proven himself to be a quality fantasy safety in years past with the Rams and hopes to continue that success onto his tenure in Miami.

Xavier Woods (SS, DAL)

Dallas Cowboys rookie safety Xavier Woods has seen minimal playing time behind safeties Jeff Heath and Byron Jones this season, but the first-year player out of Louisiana Tech registered his best game of the season this past week in the Cowboys win over the Redskins. Woods played in 63% of the Cowboys snaps, his highest percentage all year, and recorded five total tackles. If Woods snap count continues to increase weekly, he will be a player to watch in upcoming weeks.

Obi Melifonwu (FS, OAK)

Raiders rookie defensive back Obi Melifonwu is looking to make his NFL debut this week against the Dolphins after the UCONN product has fully recovered from a preseason knee surgery. It is yet to be seen how much playing time Obi will receive, or how Oakland coaches plan to use him in their defensive secondary alongside Karl Joseph, but he may be worth a speculative add in case if he has a breakout week in his first NFL action.

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