Plugging the Gaps: IDP Waiver Wire for Week 9

Nate Stupar is unowned in IDP leagues, but he could help you break out of your fantasy doldrums thanks to a nice matchup this week.

As I wrote this article, I was watching Game 7 of the World Series between the two Major League Baseball teams with the longest championship droughts. The tussle between two long-suffering franchises rang true to me as a parable for our own occasional fantasy football futilities. While we may hit hitches in our seasons, months, or weeks in fantasy, there is always a chance for us to eventually get to the big game. I mean, none of us have gone a century without sniffing a championship, so there’s that.

Perspective is important.

We even have slumps when it comes to this column. Despite our best efforts to give you the top under-owned waiver wire targets for the week in your Individual Defensive Player (IDP) leagues, we occasionally whiff too and get just over 50% right. But no matter what, there’s always another chance; that’s what I’ve learned from baseball this week, and that’s what you can take with you into your IDP leagues as we dig into a tough schedule for Week 9.

Which IDP players owned in less than 5% of ESPN leagues are the best slump-busters for Week 9?