Jeff Wilson is a stash pickup that I don’t think you can play this week, but he is going to be a valuable asset going forward. Last year, Wilson was a huge factor in the rushing game, contributing 733 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns over 12 games. Shanahan is going to work him into this backfield, and the upcoming schedule is extremely favorable. After this week’s matchup against the Rams, the 49ers go to Jacksonville, play Minnesota at home, have back-to-back road games against Seattle and Cincinnati, then Atlanta at home, at Tennessee, and at home against Houston in Week 17. Imagine! You could be playing Jeff Wilson against Houston in your fantasy Super Bowl! Don’t sleep on Jeff Wilson.
Last week against the Tennessee Titans, Zach Pascal didn’t see a lot of action, despite playing 98% of the Colts’ snaps. However, players like this make for ideal Week 9 post-waiver pickups. With T.Y. Hilton in concussion protocol, he looks to be the second wide receiver option behind Michael Pittman. He’s a sneaky plug-and-play option against the New York Jets who allowed all three Bengals receivers to obtain double-digit fantasy points in Week 8.