Week 9: Waiver Wire Pickups
Don't expect Ben Roethlisbergerto throw six touchdowns in another game this year. But he will throw some more to Bryant, who has emerged in the last two weeks as a complementary threat to WR Antonio Brown. He's getting deep looks and red-zone opportunities and is making a case for himself to be considered the No. 2 WR in Pittsburgh. Bryant's measurables are mouth-watering (6-foot-5, 4.42 40-yard-dash, 39-inch vertical). This rookie has a ton of upside and should be considered the top WR pickup of the week.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
With Reggie Wayneout for Week 8 with an elbow injury, Moncrief stepped up as the Colts' second WR behind T.Y. Hilton. Moncrief hauled in seven catches on 12 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown. While his opportunities could be limited whenever Wayne returns, he is clearly ahead of Hakeem Nicks in the pecking order. Even the No. 3 WR role has value in the Colts' high-scoring offense, and fantasy owners should consider Moncrief a high-upside add.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
The Raiders have yet to win a real NFL football game, but that doesn't mean their players can't help you win in fantasy. Rivera was impressive in Week 8, catching seven passes on nine targets for 83 yards. Rivera hadn't exceeded 31 yards in a game all season, so it's far too early to call him a trustworthy option, but the high targets number is interesting. Rivera is worth stashing in very deep leagues or formats requiring two TEs.