Week 9 Waiver Wire QBs
Week eight is behind us and any quarterback worth rostering is gone. Some of you thought there would be no more Fitzmagic this year. And you were wrong. Some of you thought Todd Haley would help mold Baker Mayfield into a QB1 this year. And you were wrong. Some of you thought fantasy football could be fun. And, oh boy, were you wrong. If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them. Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine what our best week 9 waiver wire QBs are.
Week 9 Waiver Wire QBs (heading 5)
Dak Prescott – Owned in 32% of leagues – In his last two performances, Dak has put up QB1 numbers. As I mentioned last week, the addition of Amari Cooper should theoretically improve the offense, so long as the Cowboys also traded for a new set of hands. However, we are at the halfway point of the fantasy football season, and the pickings among week 9 waiver wire QBs are bare. There is a lot of uncertainty with Dak, but he has a pretty solid playoff schedule, gets to play in the terrible NFC East, and has actual upside if you can get past the fact that he is stuck with Jason Garrett as a play-caller.
Ryan Fitzpatrick – Owned in 6% of leagues – Jameis Winston has had two or more interceptions in five straight games. The only other quarterback to do that in the last twenty years is Ryan Fitzpatrick. The more things change, the more they stay the same. And one thing that hasn’t changed is Fitzmagic’s penchant for practicing his black magic to move up depth charts. Having said that, the list of good week 9 waiver wire QBs is short. The good news is Ryan Fitzpatrick has the highest ceiling of any quarterback on the waiver wire. The bad news is he also has the lowest floor.
Derek Carr – Owned in 21% of leagues – Derek Carr had a very impressive week eight performance, passing for 244 yards and 3 touchdowns. He even had his first career rushing touchdown. None of this changes the fact that he still plays for an Oakland Raiders team that, by all accounts, is actively tanking. The only reason to add Derek Carr to your fantasy roster is if you also are actively tanking.
Other notable week 9 waiver wire QBs to monitor:
Baker Mayfield — Owned in 41% of leagues (New offensive coordinator might make for new offensive production)
Josh Rosen — Owned in 4% of leagues (New offensive coordinator will make for same old mediocrity)
Blake Bortles — Owned in 24% of leagues (Same old offensive coordinator, same old mediocrity)