Week 9 is in the books and it's time to check the waiver wire list for possible bye week and injury replacements. Here is the top 5 five list of possible waiver wire studs for Week 9.
QB Case Keenum, Houston Texans (11% owned)
The Case Keenum era in Houston is off to a fast start as Keenum is rejuvenating the Texans offense. In two games, Keenum has thrown for 621 yards and four touchdowns. With 35 completions on 59 attempts, he has a passer rating of 118.0. Inevitably he will have his rookie moments but Andre Johnson put up career numbers with him under center Sunday night so it's hard to chalk Keenum up to a fluke. He should be a safe pickup for those looking for possible replacements or fllers.
RB Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders (11% owned)
With Darren McFadden sidelined (again) with an injury to his hammy, Rashad Jennings took the workload and rushed 15 times for 102 yards and a touchdown. He added 7 catches for 74 yards as well. Jennings needs to stay healthy and be consistent but he has talent and looks to be the clear favorite in Oakland if Run DMC is out multiple weeks which is a likely scenario.
QB Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans (37% owned)
Titans quarterback Jake Locker struggled some in the passing game Sunday but did rush for a touchdown. Locker has now thrown 3 picks on the year and in his last 2 games which is concerning but he shoudl bounce back in Week 10 against a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that is giving up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks right now.
WR Aaron Dobson, New England Patriots (37% owned)
Patriots rookie wideout Aaron Dobson appears to finally be clicking with quarterback Tom Brady. Dobson struggled early on but Brady also wasn't terribly accurate either. In the past 2 games, Dobson has caught 9 passes for 190 yards and 3 touchdowns. He should be owned in all fantasy formats. The Patriots are on a bye week in Week 10 and will return to face the Carolina Panthers who are giving up the least fantasy points to wide receivers this year so keep that in mind.
WR Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles (13% owned)
Riley Cooper has been in the news for all the wrong reasons but it's hard to ignore the past 4 games. He laid a dud against the Giants but in those 4 games he has caught 17 passes for 360 yards and 4 touchdowns. Nick Foles is now the Eagles starting quarterback and he put up record numbers Sunday. If he continues to play well Cooper's value should continue to rise. Of course Cooper won't always face rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden who had a dismal game against him in Week 9. The Eagles face the Green Bay Packers in Week 10 and they are giving up the 12th most fantasy points to wide receivers right now.