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Good W.I.L.L Hunting - Week 9 Waiver Wire


Every Tuesday, @TrueNorthFFB's very own Will Harris @itsharristime will be providing you with his W.I.L.L (Weekly Insights to Lead Your League). He’ll provide an in-depth positional look at the top waiver wire adds of theweek that are rostered on less than 40% of Yahoo leagues. @itsharristime will also give you three Professor Lambeau Picks just in case you cannot get the recommended waiver add for each position. How Bout Dem’ Apples looks at the stat lines of last week’s waiver wire insights and how @itsharristime fared.

QUARTERBACK

Drew Lock- rostered @ 10%, Denver Broncos


An injury to a quarterback’s throwing shoulder is usually a death blow to quarterbacks depending at what point of the season the injury is sustained. Seven weeks after his injury, Broncos QB Drew Lock looks to be back to his old self, willing his team to a come from behind 31-30 win against divisional rivals the Los Angeles Chargers.


Lock’s performance on Sunday would have him as the QB7 for week 8, having put up 20.82 f/pts, 291 Yds and 3 TDs. Lock teased us at the end of last season with some wild YOLO balls and late season production. In the offseason, the Broncos added to their offense around him for 2020 (Jerry Jeudy, Albert Okwuegbunam, Melvin Gordon) and many analysts were pegging him as a late round QB sleeper.


I’m not sold on Lock the talent, and his longevity in Denver with a rich QB draft class coming up in 2020. For this season however? We don’t need to be sold on his talent. If you are in a situation where you are looking to add a QB in Week 9, it’s probably because you are streaming the best available option. Drew Lock can be that week winning streamer you’ve been looking for.


Lock, and his clear rapport with Noah Fant, Jerry Jeudy and Albert O, is a solid option given his upcoming schedule: Atlanta, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans.


The lack of expectations on Lock and this team for the rest of the season could be just what the doctor ordered for Lock & Co. to go on a tear that is a boon for your fantasy team.

Professor Lambeau’s Picks

  • Tua Tagovaiola- 32%, Miami Dolphins

  • Kirk Cousins, 28% - Minnesota Vikings

  • Nick Mullens, 1% - San Francisco 49ers

RUNNING BACKS


Wayne Gallman - rostered @ 23%, New York Giants


I wasn’t sold on Gallman playing a significant role with the Giants after he filled in for an injured Devonta Freeman in Week 7. The box score looked good for Gallman in his first start, putting up 34 yds and a TD for 16.40 f/pts. Last night, I had the chance to watch Gallman behind what appears to be an improving offensive line.

The result? 44 Yds and a TD and 13.20 f/pts.

With two divisional games coming up against Washington and the Eagles before his bye, this Giants team looks energized to be a thorn in the side of teams with playoff hopes and dreams.


I’d be looking to add DeeJay Dallas (25% rostered) if both Hyde and Carson are out again this week over Gallman. I’m also leaning towards Gallman over the Colts backfield because the Jonathan Taylor dream is still alive and well. A tough matchup against Baltimore also gives me hesitation to pick up Jordan Wilkins or Nyheim Hines. Cam Akers for the rest of season is probably a smarter add than any of the Colts RBs.


Professor Lambeau’s Picks

  • Nyhiem Hines- 29%, Indianapolis Colts

  • Cam Akers, 31%, Los Angeles Rams

  • Jordan Wilkins- 1%, Indianapolis Colts

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WIDE RECEIVER


Darnell Mooney - rostered @ 14%, Chicago Bears

This WR section is quickly becoming the www.playerprofiler.com hype page. Last week I featured Jalen Reagor and he quickly became relevant for the Eagles seeing 6 targets and turning a few of those into a TD and a 2-point conversion.


With WRs, we learned a hard lesson when we faded the talent, measurables and college record of A.J. Brown in his rookie season. Why did we do this? With his landing spot in Tennessee, we assumed that it would be a death blow to the talented A.J Brown. A lack of passing volume and being trapped behind assumed WR1 Corey Davis allowed Brown to slip late into rookie drafts. That along with a slow start to the 2019 season, meant that Brown was nearly free in some dynasty and redraft leagues.


I’m not saying that Darnell Mooney is A.J Brown, but there are correlations:


Incredible athletic measurables = check (4.38 40 time)

Strong collegiate resume = check

Breakout age = check (92nd percentile)

Locked in a bad offense = check, check and double check

Caught behind an alpha WR1 (Allen Robinson) = check


Mooney flat out looks GOOD. In week 8 he saw 6 targets to Robinson’s 7, and Mooney put up 17.90 f/pts against New Orleans. With games versus the Titans (giving up the 2nd most points to WRs) and the divisional Vikings (3rd most points to WRs) you have to like Mooney’s outlook for the next two weeks as a WR fill in during the bye weeks. Mooney’s performance in these next two games will set the stage for the rest of the Bear’s schedule as they have an advantageous ROS schedule after their Week 11 Bye.


Professor Lambeau’s Picks

  • Jalen Reagor- 25%, Philadelphia Eagles

  • Mecole Hardman - 30%, Kansas City Chiefs

  • Jakobi Myers - 1%, New England Patriots

TIGHT END


Jordan Reed- rostered @ 3%, San Francisco 49ers


George Kittle’s broken foot not only hurts the 49ers and your fantasy football team but it also hurts the entire league. Kittle is arguably the best player at any position in the league and will now be out for a minimum of 8 weeks. He’s fun as hell to watch and who doesn’t like a guy that created his own nationally recognized day?


In what is already a barren landscape at TE, this injury to TE1 George Kittle will create a massive vacuum at the position for fantasy.

It might seem logical that Ross Dwelley would be the natural fit to slide into Kittle’s role for the 49ers. Yes, Dwelley will see an increase in usage and targets in Kittle’s absence. However, Dwelley isn’t the answer. The answer is Jordan Reed who is set to come off of IR.


If you’ve been playing fantasy for a while, you’ve experienced the highs and lows of Jordan Reed’s career. He’s teased and tantalized us for years with his talent that has always been cut short by injury.


This year is just another example. Signed in the off-season by the 49ers, Reed stepped up when Kittle went down earlier in the season and in Week 2 saw 8 targets for 50 Yds, 2 TDs and 24 f/pts. The talent has always been there for Reed, the ability to stay healthy has not.


With Reed we are swinging for the fences. The worst that can happen is he reinjures himself and we go back to streaming the likes of Greg Olsen and Dalton Schultz.


Reed's upside is undeniable. The 49ers are thin at WR with yet another injury to Deebo Samuel and the tight end position is an invaluable one for Shanahan’s offense. A healthy Reed in this offense, is the closest thing to a potential league winner we can ask for at the shallow TE position.


Professor Lambeau’s Picks

  • Dalton Schultz - 26%, Dallas Cowboys

  • Logan Thomas. - 23%, Washington Football Team

  • Albert Okunwuegbunam - 1%, Denver Broncos

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HOW ABOUT DEM' APPLES


Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders- 12.58 f/pts, 112 Yds, 1 TD


DeeJay Dallas, RB, Seattle Seahawks- 22.80 f/pts, 41 Yds, 1 Ru TD, 1 Rec TD


Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles - 13.20 f/pts, 16 Yds, 3 receptions, 1 TD,

2 Pt Conversion


Harrison Bryant, TE, Cleveland Browns- 3.50 f/pts, 25 Yds, 3 receptions

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Editor: Joe Simonetti (@joesimonetti77)

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