There are a few wide receivers widely available that either have good matchups heading into Week 9, or had successful Week 8 performances, or could benefit from an injury. With that in mind, here are six wide receivers with under 50% rostership in traditional fantasy football leagues that managers can consider picking up for Week 9.
Tyler Boyd, Jarvis Landry, Cooper Kupp, and Travis Fulgham will not be available.
Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans (36.7 percent)
Next up — CHI, IND, @BAL, @IND, CLE
Davis has flown under the radar since crossing the century mark in the season opener and tallied his second 100-yard game of the season in Week 8. The fourth year wideout leads Tennessee in receptions and receiving yards, and could get more looks now that Adam Humphries is dealing with a concussion. Davis has been targeted just as many times as A.J. Brown and has been more productive than the WR1.
Scotty Miller, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29.9 percent)
Next up — @NYG, NO, @CAR, LAR, KC
Miller seems to come up big for the Buccaneers whenever the they’re undermanned at wide receiver and Chris Godwin is set to miss time with a finger injury. Miller entered Week 8 leading Tampa Bay in receiving yards and he’ll remain a reliable target for Tom Brady in the coming weeks. He’s been Tom Brady’s top deep threat in 2020 and has hauled in six catches for 20+ yards.
Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers (42.7 percent)
Next up — LV, @MIA, NYJ, @BUF, NE
Justin Herbert is here to stay and there’s more than one reliable wideout in Los Angeles. Keenan Allen gets most of the attention out wide but Williams has notched more than 90 receiving yards in two of his last three games. Williams doesn’t have nearly as many catches as Allen or Hunter Henry but makes up for his low reception totals with his ability to rack up chunk yardage as a deep threat.
Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers (37.1 percent)
Next up — @KC, TB, DET, @MIN, BYE
Samuel had the breakout game everyone was waiting for in Week 8 we he caught a touchdown pass and rushed for a score against the Atlanta Falcons. You can’t expect ceiling games from him often when playing alongside Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore but his versatility could make him worth rostering in deeper leagues. Teddy Bridgewater’s go-to third down target should remain relevant moving forward despite Christian McCaffrey’s looming return.
Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles (14.3 percent)
Next up — BYE, @NYG, @CLE, SEA, @GB
Reagor caught three passes for 16 yards and a score in his return from injury against the Dallas Cowboys and could get more involved moving forward while DeSean Jackson is sidelined. Fulgham still appears to be Philadelphia’s best aerial threat but Reagor’s blazing speed gives him plenty of big-play potential.
Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs (27.3 percent)
Next up — CAR, BYE, @LV, @TB, DEN
Hardman notched season highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (96) in the Chiefs’ blowout win against the New York Jets in Week 8 and that performance could help him build momentum while Sammy Watkins is out. He has a 75.8 percent catch rate, three touchdowns, and leads Kansas City with 15.8 yards per reception. There are a ton of other options around him but the Chiefs are explosive enough on offense to make rostering him worth it.