The FDx Wire grasps the traditional waiver-wire report. However, we have added our FDx Score to illustrate how our proprietary algorithms feel about the player. The higher the number, the better that player will perform. Also, includes a projected point total for the week. Keep in mind, our FDx Scores can change throughout the week as information is updated. For this reason, it is recommended to check back often in the event a player’s status changes. Visit The Fantasy Doctors Analytics for our Top Week 9 Projections. You will not see any adds to a player over 70% ownership in two leagues.
Jacoby Brissett, QB IND (45.8 FDx Score/12.68 Projected Points)
14.5% ownership in ESPN leagues
40% ownership in CBS leagues
13% ownership in Yahoo leagues
After last week’s thrashing by the Jaguars defense, Brissett bounced back nicely with two touchdowns and 233-yards. His one interception was a lucky snare by the defender which ended up costing the Colts the game and probably the season. But, for a guy who is basically a rookie on a new team, he has only four on the year compared to his eight total touchdowns. He does not have a very good schedule coming up, but for a bye-week streamer he will fit just nicely.
Alex Collins, RB SEA (71.21 FDx Score/9.5 Projected Points)
64.9% ownership in ESPN leagues
49% ownership in CBS leagues
41% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Alex Collins has brought his career some life. Floundering in Seattle the Ravens needed a running back and he has looked unstoppable since. He is getting more chances to run the ball, going from 7-9 carries a game to 10-15. He has done the most with them. Last week he broke the 100-yard barrier. His role will always remain limited. He isn’t much of a pass catcher and it seems his goal line work isn’t adequate. Another thing to keep in mind is that Terrance West will be returning soon.
DeAndre Washington, RB OAK (53.88 FDx Score/4.95 Projected Points)
5.0% ownership in ESPN leagues
55% ownership in CBS leagues
46% ownership in Yahoo leagues
DeAndre Washington busted out in the absence of Marshawn Lynch. He scored for the second time in two-weeks, this time through the air. He didn’t get many rushing attempts as the Bills made the Raiders look foolish most of the game. Washington did have a good rushing average as he garnered 26-yards on his six carries. He did have eight receptions for 62-yards. Look for more continuous action from him as Lynch has been missing for most of the season.
Jamison Crowder, WR WAS (74.56 FDx Score/8.2 Projected Points)
20.4% ownership in ESPN leagues
39% ownership in CBS leagues
29% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Jamison Crowder has been asleep for most of the season as he has done almost nothing for six games he has been involved in. Game seven changed all that. He was a typical weapon for the Redskins catching nine balls for 123-yards. His prior three games he caught a total of six passes for 50-yards. Hopefully, he can change things around as he is an important part of the passing game. There are some exploitable matchups down the road.
Travis Benjamin, WR LAC ( Bye Week)
50.6% ownership in ESPN leagues
8% ownership in CBS leagues
38% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Travis Benjamin will always be up and down in his statistical performances, but he is always capable of breaking out several times a season. This makes him an attractive add for streaming and bye week replacements. However, Benjamin himself is on a bye this week. There has been only one game this season where he has not at least caught one pass. He is riding a two-game touchdown streak, and has three games where he has rushing yards. Last week against the Patriots he caught five balls for 64-yards.
Adam Humphries, WR TBY (53.54 FDx Score/3.76 Projected Points)
44.0% ownership in ESPN leagues
7% ownership in CBS leagues
52% ownership in Yahoo leagues
He may be one of the most underrated receivers in PPR leagues. The focus now is on finding players to fill bye weeks, and Humphries six passes in three games and the Buccs have had their bye week. Another aspect to look forward too, is that the NFC South is built for pass exploitation and he has five more games against his division foes. Keep in mind, he isn’t going to explode on any team and hasn’t caught a touchdown, but if you’re in the hunt for reliability, with low ownership, he is game.
Tyler Lockett, WR SEA (58.93 FDx Score/4.63 Projected Points)
15.4% ownership in ESPN leagues
28% ownership in CBS leagues
22% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Two weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks had their bye week, since then Tyler Lockett has caught 10 passes for 150-yards. He hasn’t gotten in the end zone this season, but that should open up for him. The Seahawks have almost zero running game and this team is built on passing the ball with Russell Wilson. Lockett should continue to be a receiver the Seahawks can count on.
Jack Doyle, TE IND (87.25 FDx Score/8.64 Projected Points)
10.7% ownership in ESPN leagues
62% ownership in CBS leagues
16% ownership in Yahoo leagues
This will probably the last week Doyle will be available in most leagues. He is one of the few tight ends that is both capable of catching passes downfield and score touchdowns. Doyle is also becoming a favorite target of Jacoby Brissett, mostly because it seems he is the only one catching passes and not dropping them. In two of the past three weeks he has been targeted more than ten times and in those three weeks he has 25 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Last week, the Bengals had no answer, as Doyle was good on 12-121-1. Grab him while you can.
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