Players to Drop For Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

Jason Schandl
Players to drop for fantasy football waiver wire pickups in Week 9.
Players to drop for fantasy football waiver wire pickups in Week 9. / Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

As usual, there are a ton of intriguing options available on the waiver wire this week. But to make room for these players, you'll probably need to cut a player or two from your roster.

These cuts can be infuriating, as fantasy managers are often forced to admit defeat on some once-promising breakout or sleeper picks. And it's rarely as simple as just cutting players who haven't produced, as you'll only want to part ways with players that don't have much long-term upside.

With that in mind, here are three players you can drop to make room for additions on the waiver wire in Week 9.

3. George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers

This one's gonna hurt, but you have to do it. George Kittle has been ruled out for eight weeks, meaning the earliest he's expected to return is Week 17. Even if your league plays the championship in Week 17, you're really not going to want to start a guy playing his first game back from a broken foot in a game that may or may not even matter for the 49ers. Kittle's not officially done for the season, but you're better off dropping him like he is.

2. Mike Davis, RB, Carolina Panthers

Mike Davis has performed admirably in Christian McCaffrey's absence, but his value totally disappears with CMC back. McCaffrey is one of the biggest volume hogs in football, and even if the Panthers decided Davis has earned some work, it's never going to be enough to make him worth starting in fantasy unless the starter gets injured again.

1. Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo BIlls

The writing has been on the walls for a while, but Zack Moss appears to have overtaken Devin Singletary as the Buffalo Bills' RB1. Singletary actually had one of his most productive games in a while in Week 8, but he also played fewer than 50% of the team's offensive snaps for the first time all year. He wasn't able to put up good fantasy numbers with Moss out, and now that he's potentially working behind the rookie, the odds of him becoming a reliable fantasy option have gotten even slimmer.

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