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Fantasy football waiver wire: 3 tight ends to target for Week 9

Looking for reinforcements at the tight end position? Here are a handful of guys who might help.

Andy Lyons

Six teams are on bye this week, including some major players in the fantasy football world. The teams involved don't have many fantasy-relevant tight ends, but Vernon Davis and Julius Thomas owners do need to start making other plans. Thomas gave owners a major scare when he suffered an ankle injury, but it appears to be minor and he hopes to play in Week 10.

For everybody else, it's another week of looking at the wire and trying to find gems. These players probably won't win your matchup this week, but there is a little bit of upside with these guys.

Coby Fleeener, Indianapolis Colts (owned in 37 percent of leagues)

After a decent start to the season, Fleener put up poor numbers in recent weeks. He seems to have bounced back in Week 7, getting 38 yards on five catches. He could also be taking a bigger role in the offense with Reggie Wayne out for the year. You could much worse as a bye-week TE2 filler.

Garrett Graham, Houston Texans (owned in 22 percent of leagues)

Graham was elevated to the starting tight end job after Owen Daniels went down with a broken leg. That promotion hasn't translated to production, though. In the last two games, Graham caught just five passes for 63 yards. At this point, you're kind of scraping the bottom of the barrel if you're considering Graham for anything other than a low-end TE2 and desperation play.

Tim Wright, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (owned in 5 percent of leagues)

The undrafted rookie continues to put up nice numbers ever since Mike Glennon became the starter at quarterback. Wright caught five passes for another 48 yards and a touchdown last week. He's now averaging 48.7 yards and 4.7 catches in the last four games, solid mid-range numbers for a tight end. It appears that Wright is here to stay, and he may see more targets after the Bucs lost Mike Williams for the year.

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