This could be a crazy night on the waiver wire depending on what happens with the NFL trade deadline, which ends at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. So prior to making any moves, you should check back here to see if anything changes with these lists, and we'll update the column to reflect any news.
As of Tuesday morning, the big stories are the two major injuries that happened in Week 8 with Derrick Henry (foot) and Jameis Winston (ACL) being lost for the season. Both injuries stink, and Henry's loss could be disastrous for Fantasy managers.
There are replacement options for Henry, including newly-signed Titans running back Adrian Peterson. Yes, that same Adrian Peterson. At 36, he will likely handle the bulk of early-down work in place of Henry, with Jeremy McNichols working on passing downs. We'll get into that below.
Winston's absence opens the door for Taysom Hill to start for the Saints, and he becomes a viable starting Fantasy option now. We'll talk about Hill's Fantasy outlook below.
There are plenty of other players to add, as well as streamers at DST and kicker. Heading into Week 9, which has four teams on a bye (Tampa Bay, Seattle, Washington and Detroit), we have reinforcements to help your Fantasy rosters.
Editor's note: For this waiver wire column, we are only looking at players rostered in less than 65 percent of CBS Sports leagues.
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Week 9 Waivers
- Injuries: Dak Prescott (calf), Russell Wilson (finger), Sam Darnold (concussion), Jameis Winston (ACL), Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip), Tyrod Taylor (hamstring), Zach Wilson (knee) and Taysom Hill (concussion).
- On a bye: Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Taylor Heinicke and Jared Goff
- Check to see if available: Derek Carr (86 percent rostered) and Carson Wentz (77 percent). Carr might have been dropped going into the Raiders bye in Week 8. Prior to the bye, he scored at least 22 Fantasy points in consecutive games and will face the Giants and Chiefs in his next two outings. ... Wentz has scored at least 20 Fantasy points in five games in a row, including consecutive games with 24 points. He faces the Jets and Jaguars in his next two games.
- Drop candidates: Matt Ryan (89 percent rostered) and Trevor Lawrence (65 percent). Ryan might be tough to trust while Calvin Ridley (personal) is out, especially in Week 9 at the Saints. He also faces Dallas in Week 10 and New England in Week 11. ... Lawrence might be worth adding again after the Jaguars face Buffalo in Week 9 since Jacksonville has Indianapolis in Week 10, San Francisco in Week 11 and Atlanta in Week 12. But it will be hard to trust Lawrence in most one-quarterback leagues even in favorable matchups.
Taysom Hill QB
NO New Orleans • #7
Age: 33 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Hill is expected to clear the concussion protocol and be ready for Week 9 against Atlanta, which is a favorable matchup since the Falcons are No. 4 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. The expectation is he'll replace Winston, but keep an eye on what happens with the Saints and potentially Trevor Siemian (0 percent rostered), who could be an option in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues. Hill could be a starter in one-quarterback leagues right away after the way he played last year in place of an injured Drew Brees. Hill started four games and scored at least 22 Fantasy points in three outings. He averaged 52.3 rushing yards per game over that span with four rushing touchdowns, and his mobility should be appealing to Fantasy managers. He's worth adding in one-quarterback leagues for 10-15 percent of your remaining FAAB budget. In two-quarterback and Superflex leagues he's worth at least 50 percent of your remaining FAAB.
MIA Miami • #1
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Tagovailoa will hopefully take advantage of his Week 9 matchup against the Texans, who are No. 7 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. We've seen Tagovailoa have success in favorable matchups recently when he scored 25 Fantasy points against Jacksonville in Week 6 and 33 Fantasy points against Atlanta in Week 7. He's worth starting in all leagues against Houston and should be added for 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Mike White QB
MIA Miami • #14
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
White was fantastic in Week 8 against the Bengals in place of Wilson with 405 passing yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for 32 Fantasy points. White is starting again in Week 9 against the Colts, who are No. 5 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, and Robert Saleh could keep White as the starter even when Wilson is healthy if White continues to play well. White should be added in all two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, and he's a good streamer in one-quarterback leagues as well. He's worth 1 percent in one-quarterback leagues and 10-15 percent in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
CHI Chicago • #1
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Please let Fields play like he did in Week 8 against the 49ers when he had 10 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown, along with 175 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception. It was his best Fantasy performance of the season, and hopefully he's starting to improve heading into the second half of the year. He's also run for at least 38 yards in three games in a row. Now, he faces the Steelers in Week 9, which could be problematic, but I'm encouraged by the way he played against the 49ers. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Tyrod Taylor QB
NYG N.Y. Giants • #2
Age: 34 • Experience: 13 yrs.
There's no guarantee Taylor plays this week or even returns as the starter if the Texans want to stick with Davis Mills. But if Taylor does get the job back he could be a great streaming option in Week 9 against the Dolphins. Taylor scored 27 Fantasy points in Week 1 against Jacksonville and then 18 Fantasy points at Cleveland in a half before getting hurt. Taylor could also be a long-term answer for Fantasy managers as well in deeper leagues if he plays like he did to open the season. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
- Injuries: Derrick Henry (foot), James Robinson (heel), Elijah Mitchell (ribs), Miles Sanders (ankle), Josh Jacobs (chest), Saquon Barkley (ankle), Kareem Hunt (calf), Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), Chris Carson (neck), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee), David Montgomery (knee), Jamaal Williams (thigh), Latavius Murray (ankle), Malcolm Brown (quad), Damien Williams (knee), Justin Jackson (quad), Tevin Coleman (hamstring) and Chris Evans (hamstring).
- On a bye: Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones, Giovani Bernard, D'Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams, Alex Collins, Rashaad Penny, Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic.
- Drop candidates: Derrick Henry (100 percent rostered), Jamaal Williams (74 percent) and Damien Williams (47 percent). Henry is only worth stashing if you have an IR spot. Otherwise it's hard to justify holding him with a 6-10 week absence with his foot injury. ... Jamaal Williams missed Week 8 with a thigh injury and is now on a bye. He also scored seven PPR points or less in four games in a row. ... Damien Williams is clearly behind Khalil Herbert, and hopefully Montgomery will return soon. Williams is also hurt heading into Week 9 at Pittsburgh, and the Bears have a bye in Week 10.
- Check to see if available: Alex Collins (79 percent rostered), A.J. Dillon (76 percent) and Kenyan Drake (69 percent). There's a chance Carson could return after Seattle's bye in Week 10, but stick with Collins through the bye if you can hold him. He hasn't played great, but he does have at least 15 carries in three of the past four games since Carson got hurt. ... Dillon will hopefully continue to be involved like he was last week at Arizona when he had 16 carries for 78 yards. He's worth stashing, especially as a lottery ticket in case something happens to Aaron Jones. ... Jacobs should play for the Raiders this week, but add Drake just in case he is available in case Jacobs is out. And even if Jacobs plays, we've seen Drake score 36 PPR points in two games without Jon Gruden.
Boston Scott RB
PHI Philadelphia • #35
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Last week, we told you to add Scott along with Kenneth Gainwell since we didn't know how the Eagles would use their running backs in place of Sanders. We got the answer in Week 8 against the Lions when Scott played 45 percent of the snaps, Gainwell 31 percent and Jordan Howard 25 percent. Now, the touches didn't work out for Gainwell, who finished with 13 carries for 27 yards and no catches. Scott had 12 carries for 60 yards and two touchdowns, while Howard had 12 carries for 57 yards and two touchdowns. Scott will likely lead the Eagles in carries until Sanders returns, and I expect Gainwell to be more involved when the Eagles are chasing points. Howard (2 percent rostered) will be touchdown dependent and is worth adding in deeper leagues, but Scott is the priority to add where still available. He's worth 10 percent of your remaining FAAB budget heading into a positive Week 9 matchup against the Chargers at home.
SEA Seattle • #21
Age: 38 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Peterson steps into an unbelievable opportunity with Henry out, and Peterson should lead the Titans in carries moving forward. He's expected to share playing time with Jeremy McNichols (6 percent rostered), and McNichols will likely work on passing downs. Peterson is 36 and hasn't played this season, so he could have some rust in Week 9 at the Rams. He also wasn't great last year with the Lions, averaging 3.9 yards per carry, and he scored at least 12 PPR points just five times. But he should get plenty of carries with the Titans since Henry averaged 27.4 carries per game. It will come down to how well Peterson can hold up in this role at his age, and what type of touches go to McNichols. I wouldn't go overboard trying to add Peterson, and he's only worth 10 percent of your remaining FAAB. McNichols is worth up to 5 percent, with his value higher in PPR.
Carlos Hyde RB
JAC Jacksonville • #24
Age: 33 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Hyde will be the starter if Robinson can't go for Week 9 against Buffalo. It's a brutal matchup, but Hyde should be looking at 15-20 touches if he's the lead rusher for the Jaguars. With Robinson banged up in Week 8 at Seattle, Hyde had nine carries for 32 yards, along with six catches for 40 yards on eight targets. If he can replicate that kind of performance against the Bills, Hyde would be worth starting as a flex in all leagues. He's worth adding for 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
BUF Buffalo • #28
Age: 33 • Experience: 10 yrs.
We'll see what Baltimore does coming off the bye with its backfield, but hopefully Murray is healthy and ready to go. I'd take him slightly ahead of Devonta Freeman (61 percent rostered) in all leagues, and you can also take a flier on Ty'Son Williams (25 percent rostered) in deeper formats. Prior to getting hurt in Week 6, Murray was the Ravens leading rusher, and he scored a touchdown in four of six games. He's worth adding with 5 percent of your remaining FAAB. Freeman has scored a touchdown in consecutive games, and I would like him the best of Baltimore's running backs if Murray is out in Week 9 against Minnesota. Freeman is worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB. Williams is only worth adding in deeper leagues, but maybe he can get back in the mix coming off the bye since he has the most upside in this backfield. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
Ty Johnson RB
BUF Buffalo • #26
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Johnson has quietly done a nice job as the second running back for the Jets while Michael Carter continues to get the headlines. Johnson has scored at least 11 PPR points in three games in a row, and he has 11 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets in his past two games. He could be a flex option in deeper PPR leagues, and he's a potential lottery ticket in case something happens to Carter. Johnson is worth adding in all leagues for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Rex Burkhead RB
HOU Houston • #28
Age: 33 • Experience: 11 year
I'm hoping the Texans lean more on David Johnson and Phillip Lindsay moving forward with Mark Ingram now in New Orleans, but the first game without Ingram against the Rams in Week 8 was more about Burkhead and Scottie Phillips (1 percent rostered). Burkhead had four carries for 21 yards and a touchdown, along with three catches for 27 yards on four targets. Phillips had five carries for 11 yards, along with two catches for 9 yards on three targets. Meanwhile, Johnson had two catches for 4 yards, along with one catch for minus-1 yard on one target, and Lindsay had three carries for 8 yards and no catches. I still prefer Johnson as the main Houston running back, but Burkhead is worth adding in deeper leagues for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
JAC Jacksonville • #22
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
With Mitchell banged up, you might want to take a flier on Hasty now in case Mitchell is out in Week 9 against the Cardinals. Long-term, you should add Jeff Wilson (13 percent rostered), who could begin practicing this week after starting the season on the PUP list with an injured knee. When everyone is healthy, I expect Mitchell to remain the lead back in San Francisco, with Wilson second on the depth chart and Hasty third. All of them are more trustworthy than Trey Sermon right now, who isn't expected to be a factor for the 49ers in 2021. Hasty and Wilson are each worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Mark Ingram RB
NO New Orleans • #5
Age: 33 • Experience: 13 yrs.
Ingram is now the handcuff for Alvin Kamara, and he's worth adding in all leagues for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB. In his return to New Orleans following the trade from Houston in Week 8 against Tampa Bay, Ingram had six carries for 27 yards, along with two catches for 25 yards on two targets. If something were to happen to Kamara then Ingram would become a must-start Fantasy running back in all leagues. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Sony Michel RB
LAR L.A. Rams • #24
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Michel is worth stashing as a handcuff for Darrell Henderson, and Michel could also be a sleeper in deeper leagues for Week 9 against Tennessee. In Week 8 at Houston, Michel had nine carries for 42 yards, along with two catches for 14 yards on two targets. If something were to happen to Henderson, Michel would be a must-start running back in all leagues. He's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #32
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Patterson had a season-high 11 carries in Week 8 at Denver, and you wonder if he'll start getting more work after Washington's bye in Week 9. Antonio Gibson is playing through a shin injury, so if he's healthy in Week 10 then Patterson's role could decrease. But if Gibson continues to play hurt then maybe Patterson gets more work, and he might be worth stashing now just in case. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Derrick Gore RB
WAS Washington • #44
Age: 28 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Since we're talking about Peterson, we might include Gore as well, right? This is a different Gore, and he did well in Week 8 against the Giants with 11 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown while playing in tandem with Darrel Williams. With Edwards-Helaire still out, Gore could continue to get more work alongside Williams, and Gore is worth adding in deeper leagues for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB heading into Week 9 against Green Bay.
- Injuries: Calvin Ridley (personal), Deebo Samuel (calf), Davante Adams (illness), Antonio Brown (ankle), Julio Jones (hamstring), Michael Thomas (ankle), Corey Davis (hip), Sterling Shepard (hamstring), Kenny Golladay (knee), T.Y. Hilton (concussion), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Will Fuller (finger), Curtis Samuel (groin), Michael Gallup (calf), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring), Terrace Marshall (concussion) and Donovan Peoples-Jones (groin)
- On a bye: Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, Terry McLaurin, D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Kalif Raymond and Amon-Ra St. Brown.
- Check to see if available: Cole Beasley (81 percent rostered) and Kadarius Toney (66 percent). Beasley has scored at least 20 PPR points in three of his past five games, including two in a row coming into Week 9 at Jacksonville. With Dawson Knox (hand) out in Week 8 against Miami, Beasley had 10 catches for 110 yards on 13 targets. Hopefully that will continue if Knox is out again in Week 9, but Beasley should be considered a solid No. 3 PPR receiver for the rest of the year even when Knox returns ... Toney will hopefully play well with Shepard out. The last time Toney was healthy and Shepard was out we saw Toney score 41 PPR points in two games against the Saints and Cowboys. He's worth adding in all leagues once again.
- Drop candidates: Allen Robinson (83 percent rostered), Odell Beckham (71 percent), Randall Cobb (67 percent), Robby Anderson (64 percent) and Laviska Shenault (61 percent). Robinson continues to struggle and has scored 10 PPR points in every game this season. He has a tough matchup in Week 9 at Pittsburgh and then a bye, and there's little reason to keep stashing him at this point on your Fantasy roster. ... Beckham once again struggled in Week 8 against Pittsburgh with one catch for 6 yards on one target. He hasn't scored a touchdown in six games and has scored four PPR points or less in four outings. Like Robinson, it's time to move on. ... Cobb did well with Adams and Allen Lazard (illness) out in Week 8 against Arizona with three catches for 15 yards and two touchdowns on five targets. With both expected back this week, it's time to put Cobb back on the waiver wire. He scored five PPR points or less in six of his first seven games prior to Week 8. ... Anderson has scored 10 PPR points or less in every game since Week 1 and just had no catches in Week 8 at Atlanta on one target. He was banged up against the Falcons but returned to the game, and he should be fine in Week 9 against New England. That said, his lack of production is making him useless as a Fantasy option, and he should be dropped in all leagues. ... Shenault has three games this season with at least 11 PPR points and four games with eight PPR points or less. He hasn't scored a touchdown yet and is losing targets to Jamal Agnew and Dan Arnold. There's no reason to hold onto Shenault, especially heading into Week 9 against Buffalo.
NE New England • #1
Age: 30 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Parker has at least seven targets in every game he's played, and he scored at least 16 PPR points in each of his past two games. Now, he missed three games in between those outings, so hopefully he stays healthy for the rest of the season, but Parker will also benefit with Fuller still being out. The Dolphins have an amazing matchup in Week 9 against Houston, and Parker has top-20 upside against the Texans if he continues to get these opportunities from Tua Tagovailoa. Parker is worth adding for 10-15 percent of your remaining FAAB budget.
WAS Washington • #80
Age: 30 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Crowder has played four games this season, and he's scored at least 16 PPR points in two of them, including Week 8 against the Bengals. He did that with Mike White under center and with Corey Davis (hip) out, and Crowder might have that same scenario again this week against the Colts. Indianapolis is No. 9 against opposing receivers, and Crowder should again get plenty of targets from White. Against Cincinnati, Crowder had eight catches for 84 yards on nine targets, and he also threw a two-point conversion and lost a fumble. Crowder has top-24 upside in PPR for Week 9, and he's worth adding for 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
LV Las Vegas • #13
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Renfrow will hopefully continue to play well coming off the Raiders bye in Week 8. He's scored at least 12 PPR points in four of seven games, and he has at least seven targets in five outings. Renfrow should continue to be a safe No. 3 PPR receiver, and he has a favorable matchup heading into Week 9 at the Giants. Renfrow is worth 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB in PPR and up to 5 percent remaining in non-PPR. And you can also look at Bryan Edwards (12 percent rostered) with up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
BAL Baltimore • #7
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Bateman will hopefully remain in a prominent role once Watkins is back, but Bateman is worth stashing now to find out coming off Baltimore's bye. Prior to Week 8, Bateman had six targets in each of his previous two games, and he had three catches for 80 yards in Week 7 against Cincinnati. If Watkins is back then Bateman could struggle for targets, but we hope the Ravens continue to lean on Bateman for the rest of the season. He's worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
LAR L.A. Rams • #12
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Jefferson has 13 targets in his past two games against Detroit and Houston, and he should continue to benefit as the No. 3 receiver for the Rams moving forward. He scored at least 11 PPR points in each of those outings, and Matthew Stafford will hopefully rely on him more moving forward. He's also a handcuff of sorts in case something happens to Cooper Kupp or Robert Woods. Jefferson should be added in all leagues for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #19
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Golladay will hopefully play this week after being out the past three games with a knee injury. He will hopefully become a focal point of the passing game, especially if Shepard is out. I would rather have Toney instead of Golladay, who has one game this season with more than 10 PPR points, but Golladay isn't a bad stash candidate. And if Golladay and Shepard are out again, add Darius Slayton (23 percent rostered) for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB. Golladay is worth up to 5 percent.
SF San Francisco • #11
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Aiyuk could benefit if Deebo Samuel is out and George Kittle (calf) is unable to return in Week 9. Aiyuk just had season highs in targets (seven) and yards (45) in Week 8 at Chicago and hopefully that's something that can get him going. He's been a bust this year, but he can still reward Fantasy managers with a strong finish. And if Samuel and Kittle are out, Aiyuk could be a popular target for Jimmy Garoppolo against the Cardinals this week. Aiyuk is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
CHI Chicago • #11
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Mooney has been the Bears best receiver this season, and he's scored at least 12 PPR points in two of his past three games. He only has one touchdown on the season, but he's done well in the games where he has at least seven targets. That's happened five times this year, and he's scored at least 12 PPR points in four of them. Hopefully, he continues to get that target share moving forward from Fields, but keep in mind the Bears play at Pittsburgh in Week 9 and then have a bye. So you might not be using Mooney any time soon. Still, he's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Jamal Agnew WR
JAC Jacksonville • #39
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Agnew has become a viable part of the Jaguars passing attack since D.J. Chark (ankle) got hurt, with at least six targets in each of his past three games and 25 total targets over that span. He's scored at least 12 PPR points in each of his past two outings, and he should continue to be involved from Trevor Lawrence moving forward. I wouldn't trust Agnew in Week 9 against the Bills, but he gets Indianapolis in Week 10 and can hopefully be a Fantasy contributor moving forward. Agnew is worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Zach Pascal WR
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
With Hilton and Parris Campbell (foot) out for Week 9 against the Jets, we should see Pascal continue to be heavily involved. He had eight targets against the Titans in Week 8 with Hilton getting hurt, and Pascal finished with five catches for 43 yards on eight targets. In deeper leagues, Pascal can be an emergency No. 3 Fantasy receiver, and he's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Russell Gage WR
TB Tampa Bay • #3
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
The Falcons have to replace Ridley, which won't be easy, and we'll see if Gage, Tajae Sharpe or Olamide Zaccheaus will step up to help Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Pitts. Gage has the highest ceiling, but he didn't have a target in Week 8 against Carolina with Ridley out. Sharpe had five catches for 65 yards on six targets against the Panthers, and Zaccheaus had one catch for 12 yards on one target. I would add Gage before Sharpe, but both of them are only worth a look in deeper leagues for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB. And I would avoid Zaccheaus for now. Hopefully, Ridley is back soon to make this a moot point.
- Injuries: George Kittle (calf), Darren Waller (ankle), Rob Gronkowski (back), Dawson Knox (hand), Robert Tonyan (ACL) and Logan Thomas (hamstring).
- On a bye: T.J. Hockenson, Rob Gronkowski, Ricky Seals-Jones and Gerald Everett
- Check to see if available: C.J. Uzomah (82 percent rostered) and Dawson Knox (75 percent). Uzomah failed to score against the Jets in Week 8, but he's still worth a look in non-PPR leagues in Week 9 against the Browns. Cleveland just allowed a touchdown to Pat Freiermuth in Week 8, and Uzomah has three touchdowns in his past three games. ... Knox will hopefully return to action in Week 9 against the Jaguars following his hand injury, but if not, he should be back in Week 10. When healthy, he'll be a No. 1 Fantasy tight end again after he scored a touchdown in four of the six games he's played this year.
- Drop candidates: Robert Tonyan (68 percent rostered) and Ricky Seals-Jones (48 percent). Tonyan is done for the season so there's no reason to stash him. ... Seals-Jones is on a bye in Week 9, and Thomas could return in Week 10 to resume his role as the No. 1 tight end in Washington.
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PIT Pittsburgh • #88
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
I've been talking about Freiermuth for several weeks now since JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) got hurt, and Freiermuth had another solid game in Week 8 at Cleveland with four catches for 44 yards on seven targets. He now has 14 targets, 11 catches, 102 yards and a touchdown in two games without Smith-Schuster, and he scored at least 12 PPR points in each outing. He's worth using as a low-end starter in all leagues in Week 9 against Chicago, and he could become a weekly starter if he continues to get these types of opportunities from Ben Roethlisberger moving forward. Freiermuth is worth up to 10 percent of your remaining FAAB budget.
Dan Arnold TE
PHI Philadelphia • #46
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
In three games without Chark, Arnold has at least 10 PPR points and eight targets in two of those outings. He just had 10 targets in Week 8 at Seattle, and he finished with eight catches for 68 yards. He doesn't have an easy matchup in Week 9 against Buffalo, but it's clear that Lawrence will continue to lean on him. Arnold is worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #83
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Conklin just had seven targets in Week 8 against Dallas, and he finished with five catches for 57 yards. He's now scored 10 PPR points in consecutive games, and hopefully he's starting to become a more viable weapon for Kirk Cousins and Fantasy managers in deeper leagues. He has two favorable matchups coming up against Baltimore in Week 9 and the Chargers in Week 10, and Conklin is worth adding in deeper leagues for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Mo Alie-Cox TE
IND Indianapolis • #81
Age: 30 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Alie-Cox failed to score against the Titans in Week 8, which snapped his two-game scoring streak, but hopefully he can get back in the end zone in Week 9 against the Jets, who have allowed three touchdowns to tight ends in their past three games. Alie-Cox is a touchdown-or-bust tight end, but he's worth using in deeper, non-PPR leagues as a starter for this matchup in Week 9. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
GB Green Bay • #81
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Deguara could be the No. 1 pass-catching tight end for the Packers with Tonyan out. Marcedes Lewis will also have a role, but Deguara stepped up with Tonyan getting hurt in Week 8 at Arizona with two catches for 20 yards on two targets. In deeper, tight-end premium leagues, you can add Deguara for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Patriots (68 percent rostered) at CAR
Saints (66 percent rostered) vs. ATL
Ravens (58 percent rostered) vs. MIN
Dolphins (28 percent rostered) vs. HOU
Raiders (22 percent rostered) at NYG
Mike Badgley (13 percent rostered) vs. NYJ
Daniel Carlson (37 percent rostered) at NYG
Greg Joseph (65 percent rostered) at BAL
Brian Johnson (2 percent rostered) vs. ATL