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2020 Fantasy Football Week 9 IDP Waiver Wire


Welcome back for a look at my 2020 Fantasy Football Week 9 IDP Waiver Wire article! With a few trades happening this past week, as well as some injuries, new opportunities have opened up for players around the league heading into Week 9!

Last week’s Waiver Wire All-Star was Romeo Okwara! Despite facing off against a top-rated offensive line he was still able to make an impact to the tune of 6 Tackles (5 Solo), 1 Sack and 1 Tackle for Loss!

My goal every week is to contribute a long-lasting addition to your team via the Waiver Wire. Where some players will only end up being a temporary fill-in for Bye Weeks or injuries, ultimately it is much more valuable to find a long term asset. So far I’ve been able to pinpoint a long-term asset in every week’s Waiver Wire. Below is a compiled list of what I’ve pinned as my “Waiver Wire All-Stars” this season!

I highly recommend revisiting these as some of these players may still be available in your league!

Christian Wilkins, DL, Miami Dolphins in Week 2
Quinnen Williams, DL, New York Jets in Week 3
Kyzir White, LB/DB, LosAngeles Chargers in Week 4
LBs Eric Wilson, MIN Vikings and Bobby Okereke, IND Colts in Week 5
Stephon Tuitt, DL, Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6
Jeffery Simmons, DL, Tennessee Titans in Week 7
Romeo Okwara, DL/LB, Detroit Lions in Week 8

2020 Fantasy Football Week 9 IDP Waiver Wire

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Low Priority Waiver Adds:

As always, we’ll start off with Low Priority Waiver Wire Adds. These players likely have new opportunity but are just speculative adds at this point. I’m not dying to get these players, but if you’re in a tough spot facing injuries as well as Bye Weeks, they could be of service to you.

Ashtyn Davis, DB, New York Jets

Week 8 Stats: 4 Tackles (3 Solo)

Ashtyn Davis was a player that when he was drafted I felt he opened the door that much more to the possibility of a Jamal Adams trade. Now, I don’t have any evidence of me saying that so you’ll just have to take me at my word. Never thought he’d be a 1-for-1 replacement, just that it opened the door.

However, knowing Davis would be a bit of a project, the Jets wisely (that feels awkward saying) were able to get Bradley McDougald as part of their compensation for Adams. Fast forward some time and McDougald finds himself on the Injured Reserve. In McDougald’s absence, Davis played 100% of the snaps and figures to hold that role until McDougald returns.

Medium Priority Waiver Wire Adds:

Medium Priority Adds will consist of players who I feel have a shot to be a consistent contributor to your Fantasy team throughout the rest of the season and is likely to garner starting consideration.

D.J. Wonnum, DL/LB, Minnesota Vikings

Week 8 Stats: 1 Solo Tackle, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble 

Oddly enough the entirety of his statistical day happened on one play, which was the play that sealed the game for Minnesota. Where he’s not stuffing the stat sheets I really think Wonnum has a shot to be a player in this league as well as a consistent Fantasy option.

This may be a little “Hot Take-y” here, but I think Wonnum is more the player to roster over Ifedi Odenigbo, especially in Dynasty for when Danielle Hunter makes his return next season. Get in on the action while he’s still cheap.

Neville Hewitt, LB, New York Jets

Week 8 Stats: 8 Tackles (4 Solo)

Ew more Jets talk. This is more a reflection of the hole being left by Avery Williamson after being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hewitt slots in as arguably the best tackler on this defense. A defense that as I’ve stated plenty is one that will get run on regularly.

In all honesty, Hewitt has been pretty solid all season, so he may be rostered already. In which case I’d say Patrick Onwuasor is worth a speculative add. He’s making his return from IR and seems likely to slot in as the starting inside LB beside Hewitt. Onwuasor hasn’t been wildly useful as a Fantasy asset in his career, but on this defense who knows?

Avery Williamson, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 8 Stats: 9 Tackles (5 Solo)

I’ve been seeing a lot of people writing off Williamson saying that he’s just going to split snaps with Spillane at LB. Honestly, I just don’t see it. I give the timeshare a week or two tops.

Williamson, even at this point in his career, is just miles better than Spillane. The only disadvantage he carries is not knowing the playbook. However, being the veteran he is, I think he’ll slot right in and pick it up quickly. Maybe this is just because I’m a Williamson fan, but he definitely just seems like a Steeler. Like a Mike Tomlin guy. I see him fitting right in.

Also, they wouldn’t trade for him if he wasn’t going to be an integral piece going forward. They would’ve just rolled with Spillane in my opinion.

Carlos Dunlap, DL, Seattle Seahawks

Dunlap is someone who if he isn’t on your Waiver Wire he probably should have been with how this season started for him. Luckily he finds himself in a new situation where he’s likely to be viewed as their featured pass rusher. Quite the upgrade from his usage in Cincinnati.

I’d also say this gives a slight bump to DL Alton Robinson, who was mentioned in Week 4’s Waiver Wire article. Another threat on this line that offenses have to account for will be huge for this defense. Oddly enough I’d even give a small boost to DB Jamal Adams whenever he returns from his groin injury, as he should be able to pass rush a little more freely with more focus on Dunlap.

High Priority Waiver Wire Adds:

High Priority Waiver Wire Adds are players with exceptional opportunity and talent that will warrant weekly starting consideration.

Dre Greenlaw, LB, San Francisco 49ers

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Week 8 Stats: 8 Tackles (7 Solo)

Kwon Alexander getting traded to the New Orleans Saints opens up a long-term starting opportunity for Greenlaw. I’m feeling mighty bright after foreshadowing this move in a tweet and in my Week 8 IDP Injury Round-Up article last week. This guarantees that Greenlaw will be starting alongside Fred Warner for the foreseeable future.

While Greenlaw hasn’t lit up the stat sheet thus far, he’ll have ample opportunity to do so going forward in his shiny new starting role.

IDP Drop List:

You may be thinking, “What? What’s this? I thought this was just Waiver Wire stuff?” Well yes, it is. However, I thought it was time to add a little razzle-dazzle.

Also, I figure you need to drop players in order to add players, so this list goes hand in hand. At this point in the season, it’s super important to make sure you’re only retaining assets that are contributing to your team and not just clogging up a roster spot.

Thus, I introduce my Week 8 Drop List.

Note: Roster % is pulled from Sleeper. Also note that the roster % is skewed, as the percentage is shown is ownership over ALL Sleeper leagues, even those that don’t roster IDP players. The highest percentage ownership I could find was 20% and that was Darius Leonard. In my head then 20% roughly equates to 100% in IDP Leagues if that makes sense?

Dante Fowler, LB/DL, Atlanta Falcons

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2020 Stats: 17 Tackles, 2 Sacks
Roster%: 9.5

If you have Fowler rostered this season you’re likely very disappointed in what he’s been able to muster for you thus far. The blame likely isn’t all on Fowler, as the rest of the defensive line has been terrible as well. However, I don’t see that changing anytime soon. I’d rather free up the spot for someone else on the wire, whether they’re an IDP or Offensive position.

Justin Houston, LB/DL, Indianapolis Colts

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2020 Stats: 8 Solo Tackles, 3.5  Sacks
Roster%: 10.7

Houston’s situation is similar to Fowler’s. After what seemed like the rebirth of his career last season, Houston just seems to really have fallen off this year. I’m gonna refer to my Waiver Wire All-Stars for a replacement.

Jalen Ramsey, DB, Los Angeles Rams

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2020 Stats: 21 Tackles, 1 INT, 3 Passes Defensed
Roster%: 9.2

Ramsey is the classic case of being amazing at real-life football, but not as impressive in Fantasy Football. He’s a guy that covers so well he’s rarely even thrown at. So unless your league carries an ultra-premium on Passes Defensed, Interceptions, as well as Turnover Return Yardage, he’s not worth the roster spot in my opinion.

Jadaveon Clowney, LB/DL, Tennessee Titans

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2020 Stats: 15 Tackles, 1 Forced Fumble
Roster%: 12.1

Are we even really that surprised that Clowney isn’t producing? After an off-season with no practice, as well as never being a guy that stuffed the stat sheet, he’s still way over rostered in my opinion. Outside of deep deep leagues, or if you’re just that strapped at the position, he can be dropped.

Jarrad Davis, LB, Detroit Lions

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2020 Stats: 15 Tackles, 2 Forced Fumbles
Roster%: 8.3

I mean he’s not even starting anymore. Quite a fall from grace. He’s a drop everywhere for me. The only thing that could build his value back up is a change of scenery. Otherwise, he’s best left on the wire.

Anthony Walker, LB, Indianapolis Colts

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2020 Stats: 40 Tackles
Roster%: 10.7

This drop might be a bit of a hot take for some of y’all out there. Unless you’re holding onto him for the sake of him being a free agent in Dynasty leagues or if you’re keeping him as a handcuff for Darius Leonard, I don’t know what else you’re keeping him for. Since Week 1 he’s ceded snaps to Bobby Okereke. Walker is a guy I could see being moved before the NFL Trade Deadline passes, which would likely increase his value. However, without that guaranteed, he’s a drop for me.

Thank you for reading my 2020 Fantasy Football Week 9 IDP Waiver Wire!

As always I want to say thank you and much love for checking out my 2020 Fantasy Football Week 9 IDP Waiver Wire article! What did you think of my takes? Did you like the drop list? Are you going to add any of these players to your Waiver Wire List? Let me know on Twitter! Follow me @Bbab_FFB, I am Bob Van The IDP Man! My DMs are always open to talk IDP, Dynasty, and anything Fantasy Football!

Thank you again so much for checking out this article! Stay tuned for my IDP Rankings, IDP Start-Sit, and IDP Injury Round-Up! Peace Out!

About Bob Van Duser

Here to shed some light on the IDP side of Fantasy Football. With years of experience I intend to expand the horizons of players and show them how exciting IDP can be in their leagues, as well as providing a reputable source to those who play in IDP leagues already but may want to see a differing opinion or may be looking for further details and research

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