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Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 9: 5 to add, drop, buy low, sell high

2T5HRPG New Orleans Saints' Taysom Hill scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

• Add Taysom Hill: The New Orleans Saints’ versatile player remains heavily involved in the offense despite other skill players remaining healthy.

Drop Tutu Atwell: The Los Angeles Rams are relying heavily on Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua, leaving no room for any other receiver in Los Angeles.

• Buy low on Rashee Rice: Rice followed up three-straight games over 50 receiving yards with a two-catch, 17-yard performance, but his playing time was better than ever.

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes

This piece is a fantasy manager's one-stop shop for managing their fantasy roster early in the week. For more players to add, check out the weekly waiver wire, and for more on this past week's games in general, check out the fantasy football recap.

WR:CB Matchup Chart


1. RB Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens

The undrafted rookie played significant snaps for the first time and looked great.

  • Mitchell started the season on injured reserve. He made his NFL debut in Week 6 on special teams only and then played two offensive snaps in Week 7, catching a nine-yard pass before suffering a hamstring injury that cost him Week 8.
  • The Ravens started with Gus Edwards and Justice Hill splitting snaps in the first quarter. Edwards played eight snaps and Hill played seven.
  • Mitchell didn’t start mixing in until the middle of the second quarter. Edwards played three snaps in the second quarter, three in the third quarter and none in the fourth quarter.
  • Edwards was dealing with a toe injury to start the week, but he was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday, making it surprising he was completely phased out after scoring two touchdowns.
  • The Ravens largely turned to backups in the fourth quarter. Tyler Huntley played the entire quarter, and Hill was the running back for 17 of those 19 snaps. Garbage time is why Hill dominated snaps as much as he did.
  • Now that this appears to be a three-man committee, it will be harder to put Edwards in fantasy starting lineups despite his five touchdowns over his past two games. He remains a player to sell high.
  • Mitchell will likely be the top waiver target this week. There is no guarantee he will work out, considering the three-man committee, but he may become Baltimore's top rusher and receiver. While he is a high-risk player, the upside is there for him to be a top-15 running back down the stretch if he can win the job.

2. WR Demario Douglas, New England Patriots


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