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Fantasy Football 2018: Week 9 Waiver-Wire Options

- Updated: Monday, October 29th

Every week, we examine players that may be available on your league's waiver wire that could help your team in the short and/or long term.

For a player to be listed, he must be owned in 50 percent (or less) of Yahoo! leagues. The goal is to provide recommendations of players that have a greater chance of being available on your league's waiver wire. Of course, your league's size and settings could significantly impact whether these players (or better options) are available in your particular league(s).

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With that said, here are some quarterback waiver-wire options that I like heading into Week 8 (Yahoo! ownership in parenthesis):

[Note: Players listed below are sorted by my preference to add.]

Week 9 Waiver Wire: Quarterbacks

1. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders (26 percent)

Perhaps Carr won't be on the roster in 2019, but Gruden has given him a vote of confidence (ahead of Tuesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline). With Amari Cooper on a double-bye (Oakland and now Dallas), Carr had his second-best fantasy performance of the season.

In a losing effort, Carr accounted for all four of the team's touchdowns -- three passing and one rushing -- and threw for 244 yards. On a short week with a plus matchup, Carr will have a chance to do it all again as he travels to the other side of the Bay to face the 49ers, who have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

- Read full Fantasy Football QB Waiver Wire

Week 9 Waiver Wire: Running Backs

1. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (46 percent)

For the second time in three weeks, Barber rushed for 80-plus yards and scored a touchdown. Barber now has double-digit carries in three consecutive games and five of his seven games played this season.

Rookie Ronald Jones left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury and is expected to miss a few weeks. Averaging 2.6 yards per carry and 6.0 yards per reception, Jones has been a major disappointment this season.

Barber will continue to lead the backfield the rest of the way and should approach back-end RB2/flex value. While he hasn't been much more efficient (3.5 YPC, 6.2 Y/R) than Jones, Barber has been more effective since the team's bye (4.58 YPC).

- Read full Fantasy Football RB Waiver Wire

Week 9 Waiver Wire: Wide Receivers

1. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers (15 percent)

The first wide receiver selected in this year's NFL Draft, Moore continues to see his role expand within Carolina's offense. In a tough matchup against the Ravens, Moore had five catches for 90 yards on six targets, all of which were season highs, and added 39 rushing yards.

Although he had just two catches and four targets in his first three games combined, Moore has now exceeded 60 yards from scrimmage in three of his past four games. Over his past four games, he has 16 catches for 227 yards and 75 rushing yards.

- Read full Fantasy Football WR Waiver Wire

Week 9 Waiver Wire: Tight Ends

1. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (25 percent)

In his first game back from injury, Doyle made his presence felt as he hauled in six receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. Interestingly enough, Andrew Luck threw all three of his touchdowns to different tight ends as Eric Ebron and Mo Alie-Cox both scored as well. The Colts have a Week 9 bye, but coming out of their bye, Doyle (and Ebron) will be top-12 fantasy tight ends the rest of the way.

- Read full Fantasy Football TE Waiver Wire

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