Published: Oct. 27, 2013 at 10:48 p.m.

Week 9 Fantasy Waiver Wire

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  • How is Williams still a free agent in close to 50 percent of NFL.com leagues? The rookie out of Baylor has scored a touchdown in each of his last four games, during which time he has averaged a solid 14.50 fantasy points. Now the unquestioned No. 2 wideout in Dallas behind Dez Bryant, Williams has become quite a valuable asset for the Cowboys and fantasy owners alike. 10

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    1. Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys (54.4 percent owned):

    How is Williams still a free agent in close to 50 percent of NFL.com leagues? The rookie out of Baylor has scored a touchdown in each of his last four games, during which time he has averaged a solid 14.50 fantasy points. Now the unquestioned No. 2 wideout in Dallas behind Dez Bryant, Williams has become quite a valuable asset for the Cowboys and fantasy owners alike.

  • It's a shock that Douglas is still a free agent in 40 percent of NFL.com leagues, but that should change after he recorded his second straight 120-plus yard game. With Julio Jones out for the season and Roddy White's status in question due to hamstring and ankle ailments, Douglas simply needs to be owned (and started) in a lot of leagues. He faces the Carolina Panthers next. 9

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    2. Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons (55.9 percent owned):

    It's a shock that Douglas is still a free agent in 40 percent of NFL.com leagues, but that should change after he recorded his second straight 120-plus yard game. With Julio Jones out for the season and Roddy White's status in question due to hamstring and ankle ailments, Douglas simply needs to be owned (and started) in a lot of leagues. He faces the Carolina Panthers next.

  • The Cardinals have a bye in Week 9, but Ellington still needs to be owned in more than just 24.2 percent of NFL.com leagues. The rookie put up a monster stat line in a win over the Atlanta Falcons with 154 yards, one touchdown and 22.20 fantasy points. He's talented on the gridiron, far more than veteran starter Rashard Mendenhall. The upside with Ellington is huge. 8

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    3. Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals (24.2 percent owned):

    The Cardinals have a bye in Week 9, but Ellington still needs to be owned in more than just 24.2 percent of NFL.com leagues. The rookie put up a monster stat line in a win over the Atlanta Falcons with 154 yards, one touchdown and 22.20 fantasy points. He's talented on the gridiron, far more than veteran starter Rashard Mendenhall. The upside with Ellington is huge.

  • Pryor's 93-yard touchdown run against the Pittsburgh Steelers was the longest ever for a quarterback. It's that kind of skill that makes him such a nice asset in fantasy leagues. The Ohio State product should be considered an attractive No. 1 fantasy QB in Week 9 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, who field one of the NFL's more vulnerable defensive units. 7

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    4. Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders (46.9 percent owned):

    Pryor's 93-yard touchdown run against the Pittsburgh Steelers was the longest ever for a quarterback. It's that kind of skill that makes him such a nice asset in fantasy leagues. The Ohio State product should be considered an attractive No. 1 fantasy QB in Week 9 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, who field one of the NFL's more vulnerable defensive units.

  • Did you know Locker has averaged an impressive 23.40 fantasy points in his last three starts? That's no misprint -- and it's more points than several big-name quarterbacks around the league (sans Peyton Manning) during that time. With six teams on a bye and a matchup against the St. Louis Rams next, Locker needs to be on the radar in all fantasy formats. 6

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    5. Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans (3.7 percent owned):

    Did you know Locker has averaged an impressive 23.40 fantasy points in his last three starts? That's no misprint -- and it's more points than several big-name quarterbacks around the league (sans Peyton Manning) during that time. With six teams on a bye and a matchup against the St. Louis Rams next, Locker needs to be on the radar in all fantasy formats.

  • Jones went off against the New York Jets, with eight catches, 122 yards, four touchdowns and an impressive 36.20 fantasy points. The talented wideout from California has found the end zone a ridiculous six times since Week 6 and at least once in each of his last three games. Jones goes up against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. 5

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    6. Marvin Jones, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (2.2 percent owned):

    Jones went off against the New York Jets, with eight catches, 122 yards, four touchdowns and an impressive 36.20 fantasy points. The talented wideout from California has found the end zone a ridiculous six times since Week 6 and at least once in each of his last three games. Jones goes up against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.

  • With Reggie Wayne out for the season due to a torn ACL, Heyward-Bey is now going to be one of the hottest names on the waiver wire. The veteran out of Maryland figures to see a much bigger role in the offensive attack in Wayne's absence, though he'll be hard-pressed to replace the veteran's consistent level of production. Still, DHB should now be owned in most leagues. 4

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    7. Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Indianapolis Colts (13.3 percent owned):

    With Reggie Wayne out for the season due to a torn ACL, Heyward-Bey is now going to be one of the hottest names on the waiver wire. The veteran out of Maryland figures to see a much bigger role in the offensive attack in Wayne's absence, though he'll be hard-pressed to replace the veteran's consistent level of production. Still, DHB should now be owned in most leagues.

  • Stewart is eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and could be back on the field for the Panthers as soon as Week 9. Regardless, he's at least worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues due, in part, to the slim pickings fantasy owners will find on the waiver wire at the running back position. Stewart could etch out some flex-starter value for some owners. 3

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    8. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers (26.3 percent owned):

    Stewart is eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and could be back on the field for the Panthers as soon as Week 9. Regardless, he's at least worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues due, in part, to the slim pickings fantasy owners will find on the waiver wire at the running back position. Stewart could etch out some flex-starter value for some owners.

  • Stills broke out in Week 8 with 129 yards, two touchdowns and an impressive 25.30 fantasy points in a win over the Buffalo Bills -- and he did it with a mere three catches. That's a ridiculous 43.0 yards-per-catch average. The Saints have another favorable opponent upcoming in the New York Jets, so Stills will be worth adding and even starting as a No. 3 wideout. 2

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    9. Kenny Stills, WR, New Orleans Saints (1.9 percent owned):

    Stills broke out in Week 8 with 129 yards, two touchdowns and an impressive 25.30 fantasy points in a win over the Buffalo Bills -- and he did it with a mere three catches. That's a ridiculous 43.0 yards-per-catch average. The Saints have another favorable opponent upcoming in the New York Jets, so Stills will be worth adding and even starting as a No. 3 wideout.

  • McCluster isn't the most consistent wideout in fantasy land, but he has posted at least 7.40 fantasy points in each of his last two games -- that includes a 13.20-point performance in Week 8. With Dwayne Bowe doing a Houdini act in the stat sheets and a tremendous matchup against the Buffalo Bills up next, McCluster will have some sleeper appeal in all fantasy leagues. 1

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    10. Dexter McCluster, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (1.1 percent owned):

    McCluster isn't the most consistent wideout in fantasy land, but he has posted at least 7.40 fantasy points in each of his last two games -- that includes a 13.20-point performance in Week 8. With Dwayne Bowe doing a Houdini act in the stat sheets and a tremendous matchup against the Buffalo Bills up next, McCluster will have some sleeper appeal in all fantasy leagues.

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