With the Bears, Browns, Chargers, Patriots, Steelers, and Vikings all on a bye, many fantasy teams will have holes to fill this week. If you are in one of those positions, we got you covered. Read below to find out who’s on the rise for week 9.
Alfred Morris(Owned in 65% of ESPN leagues)
With Ezekiel Elliott being suspended for the next six games, Morris looks to handle a large workload. Behind an incredibly talented offensive line, Morris will make the most out of his new opportunity and emerge as a solid RB2.
Tyler Lockett(Owned in 36.9% of ESPN leagues)
Currently leading the Seahawks in vertical targets, Lockett will look to use his speed to establish himself as a solid fantasy option. Last week he posted 6 catches for 121 yards. This makes him a solid flex position for this week, as he looks to get the same job done against a dinged up Redskins secondary.
Marlon Mack(Owned in 34.7% of ESPN leagues)
Currently averaged 60 yards on 8.8 touches, Mack has been making the most of limited playing time. His touches, however, continue to grow and he is starting to make a name for himself. This week he should be considered a solid flex start with a lot of upside for the rest of the season.
Robert Woods(Owned in 20.6% of ESPN leagues)
Goff’s favorite target has quietly been having a solid season. Currently, the ex USC product leads the Rams in yards and routes run. This week against the New York Giants, Woods should be considered a no-brainer start at the flex.
Josh Gordon(Owned in 23.4% of ESPN leagues)
Although he will not play this week, the possibility of Gordon coming back and playing like he did three years ago is enough to make him an immediate must-add. Once regarded as a top receiver in the NFL, Gordon looks to get back to the top after his long suspension. Adding Gordon now is worth it because if he gets back to where he left off, Gordon will be a top WR1 by the end of the season.