GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 18:  Wide receiver Courtland Sutton #14 of the Denver Broncos scores a 28-yard touchdown during the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on October 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Courtland Sutton Shoots Atop NFL Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 9

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As bye weeks continue to leave you in a hole while injuries seemingly pile up, the waiver wire can be your best friend in a fantasy league.


If only there was some weekly article to give you info on the best players to pick up, one that will not only help you now, but for the rest of the season.


Oh, that's right, there is!


Here are the 10 best options to grab of the waiver wire before Week 9.

10. Elijah McGuire, RB, New York Jets

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If you're looking for a sleeper, Elijah McGuire is your guy. Available in over 95 percent of leagues according to ESPN, this second-year running back has a chance to take over the Jets backfield. Isaiah Crowell has struggled and Trenton Cannon did little in the passing game. McGuire is eligible to come off of injury reserve this week and could get a chance to sky rocket up this depth chart. He shouldn't start right away, but stashing a player like this could pay dividends in the long run.  

9. Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans

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Keke Coutee's hamstring injury and the acquisition of Demaryius Thomas push him down this list a bit, but he's still an ownable asset in fantasy. He's already racked up 17 catches for 160 yards and a score in two weeks. With Will Fuller out for the season with a torn ACL, he'll have a larger role in a pass-happy offense. He may not play against the Denver Broncos this week, but should still be scooped and stashed as someone who has a high ceiling the rest of the way. 

8. Josh Adams, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

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The Philadelphia Eagles backfield situation is currently a nightmare to figure out. Fantasy owners jostled over Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement following Jay Ajayi's injury, but it turns out, Josh Adams may be the guy you want to own. Adams led this team in both carries and yards, averaging over six yards per carry against a stout Jacksonville front seven. He'll still have to share the workload with the two veteran backs for now, but Adams has high potential. 

7. Ed Dickson, TE, Seattle Seahawks

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Welcome back, Ed Dickson! The veteran tight end came into the season as a potential fantasy sleeper only to waste away on the IR for the first few weeks of the year. In his first game back, he found the end zone and added 54 yards on two catches. You'd love for him to have more receptions, but he still has high upside as someone who could see his targets increase. 

6. Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders

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Doug Martin may be considered the starter, but Jalen Richard is the real weapon here. It doesn't matter that he received just two carries compared to Martin's 13. What matters is his ability to bring in targets down the field as he had eight catches for 50 yards this Sunday. The Raiders are going to spend a lot of time losing, which opens up the passing game. Richard should continue to thrive in PPR formats. 

5. David Moore, WR, Seattle Seahawks

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You never want to have a player who pretty much solely relies on touchdowns, but what are we supposed to do, ignore the four touchdowns David Moore has scored in the past three weeks? He's emerged as a machine when it comes to scoring. The most important thing to note from Moore is he's getting better and better as he had a season-high in both catches and yards this past week. As he becomes more than just a scoring threat, Moore is certainly a wideout to watch. 

4. Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

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Don't let the Chargers' recent bye week erase what Tyrell Williams has done as of late. He had 118 yards in back to back weeks and added three scores for good measure. Philip Rivers is going to keep airing it out and Williams has made it extremely clear that he's the deep threat. He hasn't been as hit-or-miss as you would've guessed as he has a respectable floor too. If he's somehow still available in your league, pick him up.  

3. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

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This will be the last reminder you will receive to add Aaron Jones to your team. He's somehow available in more than half the leagues on ESPN as if people haven't realized he's the most talented running back on Green Bay's roster. To be fair, the Packers are just starting to realize how great he is as they're still giving carries to Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery. Maybe Jones' 86 yards on 12 carries will be enough to gain some recognition. You better believe other owns are starting to figure out how good he is, so don't let him slip through your fingers.  

2. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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All hail the return of Fitz Magic. Now that the Jameis Winston experiment is over once again, it's time to scoop Ryan Fitzpatrick up accordingly. In limited time, Fitzpatrick lit up the Bengals defense for two touchdowns and 194 yards. It was a nice reminder of what this man can be as he threw for 400+ yards in each of his first three games this season, adding 11 touchdowns. He was one of the best fantasy QBs to start the year and now has the chance to pick up where he left off. 

1. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos

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And the man of hour -- Courtland Sutton. With Demaryius Thomas now set to be on the other sideline this Sunday when the Broncos take on the Texans at Mile High, Sutton is now the clear No. 2 receiver in Denver. He was already involved in the offense, but expect him to absorb most of Thomas' target share making him a Wr2/3 moving forward.

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