NFL Waiver Wire: Week 9 Pickups

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 9 Pickups

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

Fantasy football can be absolutely frustrating. You spend the week assessing your team, making moves on the waiver wire, mulling any potential trade offers and figuring out who to put in your starting lineup. What we don't take into account is that no matter what (unless there's a tie), 50 percent of all fantasy teams will lose their matchups. If you find that you were in the "loser" category this week, there could be several potential reasons why. Maybe you were a victim of Kenny Golladay's hip injury, maybe you were a victim of the "bad weather" games or maybe you weren't able to accurately predict the touch distribution in a number of backfields. Realize that some of these factors are out of your control; the only thing you can do is get back to the grind and hope for better success this week. Let's get started.

This columns is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and remaining budget.

Quarterback

PRIMARY TARGETS

Drew Lock, DEN - This is a bit of a desperate week at quarterback with four legitimate starting options on bye as well as the injuries suffered by a few teams. Lock is firmly in place this week, specifically with a matchup against the Falcons. Atlanta has allowed the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, and Lock is only on

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Kevin Payne
Kevin has worked for RotoWire over a decade and has covered basketball, baseball and football. A glutton for punishment, he roots for his hometown Bills, Sabres and the New York Yankees. You can follow him on Twitter @KCPayne26.
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