Aside from the Dion Lewis injury there were no earth-shattering fantasy performances in Week 9 from waiver wire players. There are still some targets you can pursue as flyers, but this week it looks as if we are talking bench stash players, or desperation moves.
Good luck this week everyone. If you are having issues with who to drop, or hold from your fantasy teams, be sure to check out my latest series called Patience or Panic where I analyze players who are under-performing and whether you need to cut bait or hold.
I will be here to guide you each and every week with some players who are owned less than 40 percent in ESPN.com leagues and could have an impact on your squad for this particular week or the rest of the season.
1. James White, RB, New England Patriots (1.7 percent owned in ESPN.com leagues)
Dion Lewis was as awesome and as unexpected as they come but unfortunately he is out for the season after tearing his ACL in Week 9. Lewis had stability and had been one of the first consistently used running backs in a Patriots offense in a very long time.
The debate is who will take those receptions going forward. White or Brandon Bolden? I take the White side as he has many of the same qualities as Lewis did. It is New England and no one should feel comfortable with any of the three backs there going forward.
2. Shaun Draughn, RB, San Francisco 49ers (3.4 percent owned)
Draughn is not a spectacular back by any means but he may be the only option on the wire in many cases. Carlos Hyde’s stress fracture in his foot will likely keep him sidelined for a while, and in Week 9 Draughn handled the workload and was serviceable with 9.6 points.
The catch is the 49ers have a bye this week, so if you need someone for Week 10 you need to look elsewhere.
3. Dorial Green-Beckham (9.1 percent owned)
Green-Beckham’s workload has steadily increased and it is becoming obvious he is one of the best weapons in the Titans’ offense going forward. He had five catches for 77 yards in Week 9 and his targets are steadily increasing. He could be worth a flyer for a bench spot going forward.
DST Streamer(s) of the Week
I am a part of the streaming DST movement. I don’t typically waste a draft pick, unless I need to, in my drafts and instead cut someone and add a DST. Clearly the top defenses will be owned and not available, but streaming is always an option when it comes to DSTs. So each week I will be providing a DST that is owned in less than 40 percent of ESPN.com leagues and can be useful.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns (37.6 percent owned in ESPN.com leagues)
The Browns haven’t been the kings of ball control, and with Johnny Manziel at the helm the Steelers’ defense could be in for a nice game as a DST streamer in Week 10. They have managed to produce seven- and eight-point performances over the last two weeks.
— Written by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.