WR Waiver Gems – Week 9

Jonathan Baldwin, KC, 35% (MIA): Baldwin gets a great match-up 1 week after breaking out against the Chargers. Miami has given up the 6th most passing yards per game (270.7) to go with 14 TDs. He should be Matt Cassel’s 2nd option in this one, as it looks like he is moving ahead of Steve Breaston on the depth chart. Expect solid WR2-3 numbers: 85 yards.

Early Doucet, ARI, 32% (STL): Doucet has a touchdown catch two weeks in a row, despite low yardage totals. St. Louis has been decent against the pass thus far yardage-wise (226.6), but they have given up 14 TDs. Could Doucet bowl a turkey? Possibly. I’d feel comfortable plugging him in as a WR2-3 this week, given Kevin Kolb’s rapport even with John Skelton behind center: 40 yards, TD.

Jason Avant, PHI, 11% (CHI): Avant has been a favorite safety valve target the last few weeks, and though he won’t beat anyone deep, he could compile a nice multi-catch game against the pourous Bears passing D (271.9 yards/game). A dependable WR3/flex play: 75 yards.

Deep League Special:

Patrick Crayton, SD, 1% (GB): Crayton could get a start in this one with Malcolm Floyd most likely out with an injury – he is listed as questionable, but doesn’t look like he will play. Don’t lean on Crayton as a fantasy savior, but he could provide a solid return as a WR3/flex play against one of the more lenient passing defenses in the league (288.9 yards/game, 12 TDs): 70 yards.

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