2022 Fantasy Football Week 9 Waiver Wire

by Herms
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As we turn the page to November, every matchup is a must-win for fantasy managers looking to make the playoffs. Since the NFL trade deadline comes down after this article's publishing, there may be some widely available names who pop up as big winners. As such, be sure to keep up with any breaking news coverage here at Fantasy Six Pack. At any rate, let's talk waivers.

This article will look at some of the best available players on the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 9 Waiver Wire. If you do not already, feel free to follow me on Twitter (@HermsNFL).

I didn't do so well with my calls in the latest version of my waiver wire stashes article, a weekly series published on Saturdays. Despite that, I would say it's still something you need to make sure you always check out to get ahead of the curve. But for now, let's look at some of the best waiver wire pickups ahead of NFL Week 9.

2022 Fantasy Football Week 9 Waiver Wire

Top Waiver Adds

Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears (42% rostered Yahoo / 26.2% rostered ESPN)

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We open this article by talking about the QB11 overall in the 2022 Fantasy season, per FantasyData. That's right, folks: Justin Fields is a QB1! The second-year signal-caller has been on fire lately, rushing for no fewer than 47 yards in a game since Week 2.

Want to know something else pretty cool? Fields has already surpassed his rushing yards total from 2021 (420 yards) through eight weeks of 2022 (424 yards)!

If you're looking for QB help, look no further than Fields.

Latavius Murray, RB, Denver Broncos (40% rostered Yahoo / 32.6% rostered ESPN)

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Without Javonte Williams and Mike Boone in tow, the Broncos backfield is just Murray and Melvin Gordon III. This past Sunday, Murray led the duo with 14 carries and also found the end zone.

According to FantasyPros, Murray is the RB31 overall in PPR scoring since Week 4.

The fact of the matter is this: we know the Broncos like to split the backfield, and it's not like Melvin Gordon III is available in your league (probably). Murray is a solid flex option on a weekly basis.

Greg Dulcich, TE, Denver Broncos (42% rostered Yahoo / 34% rostered ESPN)

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The rookie returned from injury in Week 6, and through three weeks, he's already positioned himself as one of the best Fantasy tight end options.

Per FantasyData, Dulcich is the TE5 in PPR points per game (12.1) and has secured 17 targets over his first three games in the NFL.

It's not often we talk about rookie tight ends as viable options in fantasy, but Dulcich is breaking the trend. Go ahead and scoop him up.

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Tyler Conklin, TE, New York Jets (12% rostered Yahoo / 16.1% rostered ESPN)

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Though he fell off there for a bit once quarterback Zach Wilson when returned from injury, Conklin has been heating up again lately, including a two-touchdown performance on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Conklin, even with his struggles, has averaged 10.1 PPR points per game this year and sits at TE11 overall.

As long as the recent chemistry he's had with Wilson (16 targets over his last two games) keeps up, he's a starting option every week.

James Cook, RB, Buffalo Bills (22% rostered Yahoo / 25.6% rostered ESPN)

To close, we get to discuss the Bills rookie back out of the University of Georgia. Following the team's bye in Week 7, it's pretty clear from what we saw in Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers that Cook is the RB2 firmly behind starter Devin Singletary.

While there's no telling how much Cook's role may grow as the season evolves, we do know one thing: he's a handcuff in one of the NFL's best offenses. Should anything happen to Singletary, or if Cook's role expands, we're talking about a weekly fixture in your lineup in the flex territory at a minimum.

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