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The Watch List: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers to Stash Ahead of Week 9

Jason Schandl
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The fantasy football landscape changes so quickly that you should always be thinking weeks ahead. It's a short season, and you can't neglect your current week's lineup, but with the roster spots at the end of your bench you should be taking some gambles.

The following three players, all owned in fewer than 15 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, may not offer much fantasy appeal in Week 9, but their long-term upside could make them worth a roster spot.

1. Ted Ginn, WR, New Orleans Saints (7% Owned)

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He didn't make a splash in Week 8 and is on bye in Week 9, but having Drew Brees back means Ted Ginn is relevant in fantasy football again. Brees targeted Ginn seven times, which translated to seven receptions for 101 yards, in Week 1 before going down in Week 2. Last year, Brees targeted Ginn at least six times in all but one game (the lone exception being when Ginn left early with an injury). In Week 10 the New Orleans Saints will be up against an Atlanta Falcons' defense that allows top-five fantasy production to opposing wideouts, and Ginn will be a viable high-upside option.

2. J.D. McKissic, RB, Detroit Lions (14% Owned)

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Early returns on J.D. McKissic in the Kerry Johnson IR era were disheartening, to say the least. He was third in the Detroit Lions' backfield in snaps in Week 8, notching three targets and one carry. None of their backs had a good showing though, and as a former college wide receiver, McKissic may offer the most receiving upside in the group. His tiny volume last week means you can't trust him at this point, but if you have bench space it could be worth waiting to see how the Lions' RB usage shakes out before writing McKissic off.

3. Adam Humphries, WR, Tennessee Titans (5% Owned)

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The Tennessee Titans' WR situation has been a mess, with nobody taking the lead as a top option. Adam Humphries has accounted for 24.6 percent of Ryan Tannehill's targets on the season though, and he's threatening some interesting PPR value. He's seen at least six targets in three of the last four games, offering more consistency than A.J. Brown (one of the last four) or Corey Davis (two of the last four), and Humphries has a reasonable shot of emerging as the Titans' top pass-catcher down the stretch.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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