Top RB Waiver Wire Adds for Week 9

Brant Tedeschi Oct 31st 12:19 PM EDT.

This could be the craziest time to own a running back for fantasy football. Ezekiel Elliott's suspension has been reinstated yet again, which leads this weeks waiver wire adds.

The top back to add this week is Alfred Morris, but with the Jay Ajayi trade the running back situation on many teams leaves fantasy opportunities abound.

Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys | 53% OWN

As I mentioned previously, Ezekiel Elliott's suspension is back on, which means there will be a mad scramble to grab Morris on the waiver wire. He is the undisputed number one back for the Cowboys with Elliot out.

Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones went on record saying Morris "will get more carries" but Darren McFadden and Rod Smith will be in the mix as well.

Morris is owned in roughly half of all fantasy leagues right now and will be owned in 99% by the end of this week. The Cowboys will still run the ball and the holes will be just as big for Morris as they were for Elliott.

McFadden is also worth owning in deeper leagues to see how many touches he actually gets, but right now his fantasy outlook is nothing more than an RB3.

Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens | 48% OWN

Alex Collins is still getting little love from fantasy owners but keeps putting up solid numbers. Week 8 Collins went over 100 yards for the first time all year.

His full statsheet in Week 8 includes 18 rushing attempts for 113 yards and 2 receptions for 30 yards.

Since Week 3, he has only had one poor game fantasy-wise and in that game he still had double digit touches with 10 against a very tough Vikings defense.

If you can't get Morris on the waiver wire, then Collins is a very solid backup option and cane put up RB2 numbers for the rest of the season.

Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos | 7% OWN

The Denver Broncos are a team struggling to get much of any offense these days, whether it be through the air or on the ground.

Week 8 was by far the best game for Booker and could be involved more and more this season. He finished Week 8 with 6 attempts for 40 yards, one touchdown and 3 receptions for 14 yards.

The Broncos have a crowded backfield with Jamaal Charles and C.J. Anderson in the mix with Anderson still as the lead back.

Booker would be a speculative add at this point in hopes that he can amass 10 or more touches consistently each week.

Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins | 1% OWN

The trade of Jay Ajayi is a surprising one to the Eagles and allows for Drake to get first cracks at number one in the depth chart with Damien Williams behind him.

Do not expect either running back to run away with huge numbers with the increase in carries. Ajayi was a serviceable RB1, but now his touches will likely be split between two running backs.

Consider Drake to be a low-end RB2. The Dolphins are a bad team and their running game has a lot to be desired.


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