NFL Waiver Wire: Week 9 Pickups
NFL Waiver Wire: Week 9 Pickups

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

Before I get to this week's  waiver-wire picks, I want to start off with an apology to anyone who followed my Ty Johnson advice last week. I could include Chase Edmonds as well, but he left the game injured, which is something no one can predict. Getting back to Johnson, my reasoning seemed logical to use him and blow most of a FAAB budget on him. He had the majority of touches after Kerryon Johnson left the game Week 7 and had some pedigree based on the numbers from his days at Maryland. 

There were analysts and experts who cautioned about Johnson and are now taking victory laps. However, ALMOST EVERY ONE OF THEM justified that position based on  J.D. McKissic having a larger role and probably being more valuable. Well, McKissic's most valuable play was throwing the ball back to Matthew Stafford on a flea-flicker and he finished with four touches for a yard. While Johnson didn't fare much better, he had more touches and yards than McKissic. No one saw Tra Carson, who just came to the team off the street a couple weeks ago, leading the team in touches. 

Sans a move at the deadline, this seems to be a situation in which any running back could seize the job and run with it. But I'll admit I was wrong about Johnson, though he could still pan out. Part of the allure to this column is I try to read the tea leaves as best

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