Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (88) catches a pass for a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin)


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Welcome to Week 9 of the fantasy football season! With players going down left and right, this is the time where leagues are won, either with team depth or shrewd moves on the waiver wire. If you have one of those teams with tremendous depth, awesome for you! Not all of us are that lucky. Some of us need to add quality players and quickly. Today, I want to focus on whether some of the popular waiver pickups are worth it or not.

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Adrian Peterson OR Jeremy McNichols, Who is Better?
It’s a real shame that Derrick Henry went down, presumed for the remainder of the season. That said, the Titans season must go on. Their current backup is McNichols who has more or less been the team’s scat back up to this point. The Titans also signed Peterson, who at age 36, just refuses to hang up the cleats. Moving forward, I think Peterson will assume the Henry-like role and get a majority of the carries. That said, because Peterson is not nearly the player that Henry was this season, McNichols will get more volume as well. I think either back is a safe pickup. That said, I would not start either this week if possible. I need to see the reps first.

Pat Freiermuth
This rookie tight end on the Steelers is quickly becoming one of Big Ben’s most trusty targets. With Eric Ebron all but out of the picture, Freiermuth is the clear number one option when it comes to Steeler tight ends. Over the past two weeks, the rookie has amassed 12.8 and 14.4 fantasy points respectively. His targets have increased game by game and he is starting to hit his stride. If you require a tight end, Freiermuth is the guy.

Jordan Love
Obviously with Love, this would be a one-week pickup. Aaron Rodgers will be back the following game. That said, if you need a flyer at quarterback, Love may not be a bad play. Personally, I would trust him over guys like Daniel Jones or Sam Darnold. The Chiefs defense has not been great this season. Because Love is an unknown, he may have the juice to catch Kansas City off guard. A solid game plan from Packers’ coach Matt LaFleur will help him out as well. Do not be surprised to see a 20 point game from Love.

Boston Scott
With Miles Sanders out with an injury, it seems as though Scott will have ample opportunity. Last week against the Lions, Scott went off with two touchdowns. Carries-wise, he got 12 while gaining 60 yards. Scott is a nice threat both in the running game and catching passes. This week against a Chargers team that can’t stop the run, Scott may just have another great game. Moving forward, I would guess that he takes the starting job all by himself over the likes of Jordan Howard.

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