Top 10 Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 9

Top 10 waiver wire pickups for Week 9

10/30/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Sep 30, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola (16) runs the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 19-13.  Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-US PRESSWIREDanny Amendola (STL): Amendola was a PPR beast before breaking his collarbone in Week 5, averaging nearly eight catches per game. The Rams expect him to be back after their Week 9 bye and he'll immediately return to being Sam Bradford's top receiving option. Even though he has a bye this week, you might want to grab him before someone else does if you're weak at receiver.

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.

Defense

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.
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11/2/12   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

Apparently Jonathan Dwyer is out for Pittsburgh this week.