Dynasty Adds To Target On Waivers, Going Into Week 9
With eight weeks in the books, dynasty owners are one week closer to the trade deadline. No matter what your record is at this point, dynasty owners should always be looking to improve your team. By now, most owners have decided if your a contender or building for next season. Below I will go over each offensive position; quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight ends in dynasty to help guide you with who should be added going into week 9. I’m going to use My Fantasy League for this article, but these suggestions should apply to other formats too. Let’s dive into the depleted waiver wire and who are the top dynasty adds.
Quarterback – N/A
There’s no one new to mention this week. However, some quarterbacks are now healthy, like Drew Brees of the Saints. Another big name that looms on the horizon is Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton. I’m expecting him to be the starter once he’s healthy. If Redskins quarterback Case Keenum is unable to go in week 9, than Dwayne Haskins would draw the start against Buffalo. I expect that Haskins in already owned for those who have taxi squads.
Running back – Brian Hill
Brian Hill was filling in as the number two back, behind starter Devonta Freeman, on Sunday. Hill finished with 3 carries for 29 yards and a touchdown on only 11 snaps. The Atlanta Falcons are on a bye in week 9, so hopefully Ito Smith will be recovered from his concussion. If not, then Brian Hill will remain in the number two role, when the Falcons play the Saints, after their bye, in week 10. This is a situation to monitor throughout the week. If you have an open roster spot and need running back depth, Hill might be worth adding.
Running back – Jay Ajayi
At the time of writing this Ajayi has yet to sign with a team but is someone who should be added in dynasty leagues. He’s a name to keep an eye on as the trade deadline comes and goes. He could be a teams fallback plan for running back needy teams that were unable to trade for one.
Wide Receiver – Russell Gage
With the trade of Mohamed Sanu (see my article on him here) to the New England Patriots, the Falcons have an open spot to fill. The person who filled that spot was two year pro, Russell Gage. His career numbers are 23 games played, 17 catches for 165 yards and zero touchdowns. This year, the 23 year-old has played in 8 games and has 11 catches for 102 yards. On Sunday, he played 47 of 80 offensive snaps (59%) and had a stat line of 7 catches on 9 targets for 58 yards. Gage looks to be the number three wide receiver, behind Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. Here’s what was said about Gage, when he was drafted by the Falcons in 2018.
He’s someone who should be added in all dynasty leagues, given the structure of the Falcons offense.
Tight End – Jacob Hollister
At this point, my guess is that the tight end position has been well picked through, but Hollister could be someone you stash. He’s even more of a stash, in dynasty, if the Seahawks don’t add a tight end at the trade deadline. Hollister, 25, replaced starter Will Dissly, who’s out for the season with a torn ACL. On the season, Hollister has 5 catches on 8 targets for 38 yards. He doesn’t play a lot of snaps as he splits time with Luke Wilson, but Hollister is the pass catching tight end. If the Seahawks don’t add a tight end then Hollister will have plenty of opportunity to gain the trust of Russell Wilson.
Depending on the size of your dynasty leagues and roster sizes, these players may be deeper adds. Nonetheless, it is always important to stay one step ahead of your fellow owners on the wavier wire. The savvy dynasty owner is looking for opportunities along with current usage. Always remember to check your waiver wire(s) every week, even if you think there isn’t anything worth adding because you never know. Good luck in week 9!