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Fantasy Football waiver wire, Week 9: Charcandrick West among solid pickups

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Examining the waiver wire

Charcandrick West
Charcandrick West
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We are approaching bye week torture fantasy players! With a lot of teams on their byes, that means you're going to need to make some claims and hit that waiver wire. Let's see who can save your team for Week 9,


Charcandrick West (11 percent owned Yahoo)

Not the best week for Kansas City Chiefs fans. Not only did Spencer Ware fail the concussion test, Jamaal Charles has also been placed on Injured Reserve. That mostly likely makes West in line to rack up the carries and should be an instant waiver wire add.

Tim Hightower (7 percent owned)

The New Orleans Saints benched Mark Ingram after three carries because of a fumble. They seemingly are running out of confidence in the Alabama product. If you are desperate for a RB -- which is 95% pf fantasy players -- then Hightower might be worth a look.

Bilal Powell (38 percent owned)

As second fiddle to Matt Forte, Powell is a solid choice in PPR formats. He receives the bulk of the receiving touches and even scored a touchdown on the ground against the Cleveland Browns. He'll get his targets, but it might be hard to trust the New York Jets offense.

Corey Coleman (42 percent owned)

The first receiver taken in this year's NFL Draft, Coleman was electrifying to start off his career before suffering a hand injury. He looks to be getting healthier and is playing a Dallas Cowboys secondary down a couple starters.


Jamaal Charles

Speaking of the Chiefs, Charles is done for the season. While the can still call a player back early for IR, don't count on Charles making much noise in the off chance he does.

Tyrod Taylor

He is playing against the vaunted Seattle Seahawks defense this week and has a bye the following week. If you need the roster spots for other son bye, Taylor is a safe choice to drop.