Admit it, unless you are a die-hard Detroit Lions fan or have kept a serious eye on the Lions’ wideout situation, Titus Young was not in your starting lineup. No biggie, but all you missed was a 22 point day that could have seriously helped your chances of winning. Lucky for me, I was one of the 54.7 percent of people who picked him up, and I was one of the 4.6 percent of people who actually started him. Sure, it was out of necessity due to the bye week plundering my starting lineup, but now, I’ve found a gem in the rough. This, coming from a guy who also picked up Alfred Morris off waivers. Too bad I’m still struggling for my fantasy life, but things are looking up.
Don’t worry, if you missed out on Young’s performance, he’s likely still available on the waiver wire. He’s still available in 45.3 percent of NFL.com leagues and is just one of the Week 9 waiver wire targets fantasy guru Michael Fabiano advises you to pick up this week. With Calvin Johnson struggling, don’t consider this the curious case of Brian Hartline, who has failed to meet expectations since he was a waiver darling a few weeks ago. Young is the No. 2 wideout on this team and primary deep-threat. Even better, as teams are forced to defend against him, it could make things easier on Megatron, finally allowing for some production out of the veteran. While it might seem like a bad thing, the better Johnson plays, the less teams will be able to focus on them both and be forced to play it safe. Think it was a coincidence Matt Stafford had a huge day as well? Nope. If you’re still reading this, thanks, but get to the wire NOW!
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