Week 9 Waiver Wire: Add Juju Smith-Schuster

Steelers Juju Smith-Schuster

Week 9 of the fantasy football season is here and the playoffs are rapidly approaching. Now is the time to find the gems that can contribute to your fantasy title. There are wide receivers a plenty this week including Juju Smith-Schuster who broke out in a big way, Sterling Shepard who’s ready to dominate and Mohamad Sanu who is Mr. Consistency. There is also a couple RBs and TEs to add for this week and going forward. Who should you be adding?


Juju Smith-Schuster | WR | Pittsburgh Steelers
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The Pittsburgh Steelers Juju Smith-Schuster had one hell of a Week 8. He caught 7 of his 10 targets for 193 yards and a TD. Martavis Bryant was inactive for this game and had been struggling. The Steelers are on the bye this week so it may be hard to wait a week to play him but should be added if you can. I would temper expectations going forward. This is still an offense that works through Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. If you can send Smith-Schuster off in a deal for an upgrade I would encourage owners to do so. Pittsburgh faces the Colts, Titans, Packers and other weak defenses that can be had via the pass. He can be a WR3/Flex consideration down the stretch.

Mohamed Sanu | WR | Atlanta Falcons
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The Atlanta Falcons Mohamed Sanu has become a target monster since returning from injury. He has 17 targets over the past two weeks catching 12 of them. He has 65 yards and 74 yards receiving the last two games respectively and found the end zone. He is worth a look if he is still floating around your waiver wire.

Sterling Shepard | WR | New York Giants
57% Owned on Yahoo!

The Giants Sterling Shepard is expected to return for Week 9. He was close to playing before the bye and should be golden for this week. He should be inserted as the Giants WR1 starting this week and see a ton of volume. With games coming against the Rams, 49ers, Chiefs and others, the opportunity to feast will be there. Add Shepard for the stretch run.

Ravens Alex Collins

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Alex Collins | RB | Baltimore Ravens
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The Baltimore Ravens finally have found their lead back. Ok, maybe not but Alex Collins has been the Ravens best RB over the past few weeks. He got 18 carries for 113 yards. With games coming against the Titans and Packers, Collins should have plenty of opportunity to tote the rock something that’s not always the case for a Ravens team that can get down. Grab Collins if you need RB help this week.

Darren McFadden | RB | Dallas Cowboys
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Here we go again with the Ezekiel Elliott drama. His six game suspension has once again been upheld and as of now he wont play this week. A lot could change between now and Sunday, but if you have room Darren McFadden is a must add. I know Alfred Morris has stayed active but I expect McFadden to get the majority of the work if Zeke misses time. He is also more impactful in the passing game than Morris. I like Collins more for this week but with the Cowboys offensive line looking stronger, McFadden could be a nice play against Kansas City.

Jack Doyle | TE | Indianapolis Colts
50% Owned on Yahoo

With the TE position being a wasteland, Jack Doyle is absolutely worth a look despite being a questionable offense. The workload has been there which is a big plus for any TE. This week he caught 12 passes for 121 yards and a TD. Over the past three weeks Doyle has 32 targets. Reasonable expectations should be around 5 plus catches, 50ish yards and hope for a score. Obviously the upside is more but that likely won’t be reached the rest of the way.

Jonnu Smith | TE | Tennessee Titans
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There is still a ton of mystery about the potential of Delanie Walker. Titans Online Senior Writer Jim Wyatt said it’s “too early to say” whether Walker plays this. If he can’t, Smith could provide fantasy gold. Smith has already shown potential when he has been called upon. If you are in need of a TE, Smith could be a great option and could be snuck onto your roster for a small bid or post waiver wire.

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