Fantasy Football: Early waiver wire pickups for week 9

Yahoo Sports’ Andy Behrens offers up a trio of players for fantasy managers to consider — the Bears' Justin Fields, Chargers' Josh Palmer and Jaguars' Evan Engram.

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ANDY BEHRENS: Look, I'm not going to try to tell you that it's always a clinic with Justin Fields, but he's been a QB 1 over the last five weeks. He's coming off another game, this time against Dallas, with multiple touchdowns. He's finding the end zone on the ground fairly consistently.

They're running a lot of designed runs for Fields, taking advantage of his obvious strengths. He's a guy that you can start in fantasy somewhat comfortably. He's got Miami coming up this week and Miami, of course, just gave up a zillion yards and points to the Lions. They've been among the most generous defenses all season long, ranking in the bottom 1/3 of the league in total defense.

Go ahead and fire up Justin Fields in this one. If you need help at the wide receiver position, look to Josh Palmer. He's coming off bye week, in his last game, 12 targets, and now no Mike Williams, he's got a high ankle sprain.

Keenan Allen is coming back from injury. There is definitely a role for Josh Palmer in this one. And then you look at the match-up, it's plenty friendly, it's Atlanta. They have given up the most fantasy points so far on the season to opposing wide receivers.

If instead you need help at tight end, how about Evan Engram? He has 29 targets over his last 4 games. He is getting peppered with targets from Trevor Lawrence, finally found the end zone in the London game in Wembley against the Broncos. That was good to see. Engram, again, among the target leaders at his position and he's out there in a majority of Yahoo leagues.