Week 9 Pickups: Marvin Jones-ing for the Playoffs

You might be asking yourself who Marvin Jones is. I’ll tell you. He’s probably the guy who had the best game of his season (and possibly career) in Week 8.

On to pickups…

Don’t forget to check back on Week 8 and Week 7 pickups to make sure they aren’t still floating around out there. DHB could be in line for some juicy targets, and Harry Douglas and Jarrett Boykin continue to produce.

Marvin Jones, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
He’s really only at the top because he’s the hot name, but plenty of folks will be going after Jones. At the moment, he’s playing behind Sanu in the Bengals’ offense, which limits his opportunities, but he may get more chances moving forward after his productive Week 8.

He’ll get his targets near the goal line as we saw this week. I’d consider him a WR3 with upside for now, especially if Sanu continues to look questionable for this week’s game.

As far as FAAB bidding goes, you’ll probably have to go big to get him. I’d bid no more than 25-30 percent of your budget as a price enforcement and see if he lands on your squad.

Tim Wright, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wright is the beneficiary of Mike Williams injury. He should see some extra looks near the red zone IF the Bucs ever see that zone again. I wouldn’t count on him as anything more than a bye week fill, but Wright has the eye of Mike Glennon and will get garbage-time looks.

I think you can snag Wright for as little as 5-10 percent of your FAAB budget. No one is looking at Bucs right now, and that’s the time to strike.

Kenny Stills, WR, New Orleans Saints
Stills looks like the deep threat that Drew Brees trusts. He’s a shot in the dark to start each week in fantasy, but when he goes off, he can perform like he did in Week 8. Consider him a stash for right now.

I’d spend no more than 10 percent of your FAAB budget on him.

Dexter McCluster, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
He’s another stash since he’s getting work on those short routes that Alex Smith can actually hit with his arm.

You can probably get McCluster for 5 percent of your FAAB or less.

Also, make sure you don’t forget about injury stashes like Andre Brown, Mario Manningham, and Michael Crabtree. If they’re still out there, they should be available for minimum bids.

Streaming Defenses
Well, those Raiders sure look appealing again this week, don’t they? More at The Fake Football.

For more waiver wire love, study up at FantasyPros, The Hazean, ESPN, Rotoworld, Gridiron Experts, The Fake Football, and Fantasy Football Librarian.

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