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VIP SERVICES – GRAB BAG – WEEK 9 WAIVER PLAYS

Here are the recommended grabs for Week 9:

QUARTERBACKS

Geno Smith, NYJ

Geno looked remarkably proficient against the Raiders, meaning he did his prep and he has progressed as a QB.  He’s here because all Chan Gailey QBs end up producing in fantasy on the whole.  Check injury reports to be certain, but it looks like he will play and is safe in 2-QB leagues.

RUNNING BACKS

DeAngelo Williams, PIT

Bell is gone for the year, and Williams is now a top-5 fantasy back.  He produced when he started before, and with Big Ben at the helm he will continue to produce.

Jeremy Langford, CHI

With Forte set to miss Week 9, Langford will get a RB1 workload and has a chance to make a huge impact.  If Forte misses extended time as expected, Langford becomes a major asset.

Shane Vereen, NYG

Vereen is now a reliable PPR weapon because no other backs have done anything to keep him off the field.  He was targeted often and is good for 11-to-18 fantasy points per game depending on if he scores.

DEEP: David Cobb, TEN

He comes back for Tennessee and has a chance to assert himself with the other backs struggling to produce.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Kenbrell Thompkins, NEP

Thompkins got plenty of targets from Geno and Brandon Marshall is banged up enough that he needs to be considered.  If Marshall doesn’t go, he is suddenly a genuine Flex play.  He is a bye-week replacement for the desperate at this point.

Tavon Austin, STL

He got in the end zone again.  Twice.  At some point I have to accept that he is a part of the game plan and is actually their number one receiver.  I don’t believe it, but the play on the field says so.

Malcom Floyd, SDC

Floyd has low targets but high output, and with Philip Rivers slinging it, Floyd has been targeted consistently enough that he is worthy of a bye-week replacement start.

DEEP:  Chris Givens, BAL

With Smith going down for the year, Givens gets time as the No. 2 until Perriman gets healthy.  He had 60 yards and is a good field-stretching wideout that could benefit from Flacco’s big arm.

TIGHT ENDS

Jacob Tamme, ATL

Tamme had a huge 10-catch, 103-yard performance with Hankerson out, so he is a safe bet for 6-to-8 targets a game going forward.  With everyone focusing on Julio and Freeman, Tamme will get some matchups that work for him and Ryan to exploit.

Questions or comments – – claims advice?  E-mail dish@fantasysharks.com

About Dish Adams

Dish Adams is formerly the Publisher of Fantasy Insights, the original Premium Fantasy Football Reports on the Internet founded in 1994. Dish has hosted fantasy segments for both NBC Television and Sporting News Radio in Los Angeles, and famously beat Bloomberg's Decision Maker Machine in a season long sit/start battle, promptly resulting in his removal from Bloomberg TV. Dish made headlines in 2013 when he qualified for the Million Dollar Finals for Draft Street, ultimately finishing 7th out of over 50,000 entrants and bagging a cool $20,000 at the Lagasse Stadium in Vegas. Dish serves as Editor-In-Chief of the VIP reports and as the Cruise Director for Fantasy Sharks VIP Member Services.