Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Amazing that is it already Week 9 in fantasy football and so it is imperative you stay on top of things in order to clinch a playoff spot.  Here are the top waiver adds for this week.

Charcandrick West:  Old friend Charcandrick West looks to be back in the Kansas City Chiefs starting running back chair with Spencer Ware dealing with a concussion and Jamaal Charles never really making it back from last year's torn ACL.  West showed good ability while taking over for Charles last season when the latter torn the ACL but he too got nicked up which allowed Ware the opportunity to cement his starting status.  Now Ware is not a lock to miss the game as he has a few more day to get out of the concussion protocol but West needs to be added for the fact he would get a huge workload against an awful Jacksonville defense if that doesn't happen.

Tim Hightower:  With Mark Ingram playing so poorly in Week 8 (-9 yards and a fumble), veteran power back Hightower got most of the carries in the team's win over the Seattle Seahawks.  Hightower is low on flash but he did well down the stretch last season in spelling a banged-up Ingram and at the very least he should get half the carries and goal-line work against an awful San Francisco defense.

Darren Sproles:  With Ryan Mathews pulling a Mark Ingram last week in running terribly and losing a fumble, rumors are that Doug Pederson will turn to still productive scatback Sproles to lead the attack.  Sproles is a PPR machine and has been for years so especially in that league, he should be a top waiver priority this week.

Dion Lewis:  We remind you again that Lewis is getting close to a return to the New England Pats where he will be welcomed with open arms.  Lewis was having a big PPR breakout last year before ripping up his knee and he figures to quickly go back to that status when the rust comes off his legs.

Antone Smith:  Tampa Bay is now down to their fourth-string back in Antone Smith after Jacquizz Rodgers sprained his foot last week.  With the short turnaround in play as the Buc's play on Thursday Night, Smith is a decent grab against a shoddy Atlanta Falcons defense.

Ron Kelley:  Changes are at hand in Washington as rookie Rob Kelley powered his way to a nice outing Sunday in place of an injured and ineffective Matt Jones.  The coaching staff is tiring of Jones' up-and-down play and fumbles and Kelley has run well going back to preseason.

J.J. Nelson:  After initially throwing cold water on the 8-catch/2-TD game last week, we are now fully on board picking up Cardinals wideout J.J. Nelson after it was announced he would move into the starting lineup for Week 9.  This has PPR written all over it as Nelson always gets himself open and his skills are apparent.

Jamison Crowder:  With DeSean Jackson banged up AGAIN, the quietly productive Crowder becomes a top target of QB Kirk Cousins.  The Redskins are throwing the football more than ever and so Crowder will be put in position to continue posting games like his 9/107/1 line last week.

Austin Hooper:  The high-powered Falcons passing attack will now turn to rookie Austin Hooper at tight end for Week 9 as Jacob Tamme is injured.  Hooper had five catches last week in spelling Tamme and his hands were lauded coming out of college.

Green Bay Defense:  The Colts offensive line remains a joke and the strong Packers front 7 will make life difficult for QB Andrew Luck this week.

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