Top 10 waiver wire pickups for Week 9
Ryan Broyles (DET): Broyles now has three catches and a touchdown in each of his past two games. He's now the slot receiver for the Lions with Nate Burleson out for the season, and you can expect the rookie's involvement and production to grow as he gets acclimated to the NFL.
Chris Givens (STL): Givens had benefited from the Amendola injury, scoring two touchdowns and averaging 68 yards per game since Amendola got hurt. Though Amendola - a possession receiver - is expected back after the bye, I expect Givens to maintain a big-play role in St. Louis, while Brandon Gibson - another possession receiver - is the player who will lose looks to Amendola.
Chargers: The Chargers aren't talked about too often when it comes to defense, but they've quietly earned the 9th ranking in both scoring defense and takeaways. They've been somewhat inconsistent, but they're facing the Chiefs this week. The Chargers just played the Chiefs about four weeks ago, and they forced six turnovers.