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Fantasy Football: Week 9 Waiver Wire Wonders

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Top Five Week 9 Waiver-wire Pickups

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Top Five Week 9 Waiver-wire Pickups

This is the time of year that many fantasy football owners are faced with the dilemma of whom to play when their normal starters may be on a bye. The following is to help ease your pain and to help you get by when your normal studs are sitting on their couches come Sunday afternoon.

Week 9 Notable Byes:

Patriots: QB Tom Brady , RB Stevan Ridley, TE Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, WR Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd

Jets: RB Shonne Greene, TE Dustin Keller

49ers: QB Alex Smith, RB Frank Gore, TE Vernon Davis, WR Michael Crabtree, Team Defense

Rams: RB Stevan Jackson, WR Danny Amendola

Week 9 Bye Week Waiver Wire Wonders (Owned in less than 50% of Yahoo! leagues):

QB: Buffalo Bills Ryan Fitzpatrick: He is coming off a phenomenal game and will have to score to compete with the Texans.

RB: Arizona Cardinals LaRod Stephens-Howling: He is a safe bet to get you decent numbers by returning kicks, catching passes and getting some carries vs. the Packers defense.

WR: Jacksonville Jaguars Cecil Shorts: Fellow WR Mike Thomas was traded to Detroit to pave the way for this guy.

TE: Jacksonville Jaguars Marcedes Lewis: The trade of Mike Thomas could provide more targets his way.

D: New Orleans Saints: They are at home vs. the Eagles whom are questioning if they want to move forward with a rookie quarterback or the turnover machine that is Michael Vick.

Greg Padgett was one of five inaugural inductees into the Toyota Hall of Fame: Legends of Fantasy Football in 2011 (

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