Here’s the BATSBY Sports listing of fantasy football’s top 30 free agents in advance of Week 9, universally citing 12-team Points Per Reception leagues — a countdown which typically values long-term viability over one week of superb stats.

Obviously, free-agent quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield, Philip Rivers, Cam Newton, Daniel Jones, Ryan Tannehill and new Bengals starter Ryan Finley are the likeliest candidates for most points from Sunday to Sunday.

But we also place an equal or higher priority on landing possible dynamos at receiver, running back and tight end, especially those who’ve already become fixtures in the red zone.


  1. QB Cam Newton, Panthers
  2. RB Jaylen Samuels, Steelers
  3. QB Philip Rivers, Chargers
  4. RB Mark Walton, Dolphins
  5. WR Chris Conley, Jaguars
  6. QB Baker Mayfield, Browns
  7. QB Daniel Jones, Giants
  8. TE Darren Fells, Texans
  9. WR Darius Slayton, Giants
  10. WR Diontae Johnson, Steelers
  11. RB Tra Carson, Lions
  12. QB Gardner Minshew II, Jaguars
  13. RB Rex Burkhead, Patriots
  14. D/ST Detroit Lions
  15. PK Brett Maher, Cowboys
  16. D/ST Dallas Cowboys
  17. QB Mason Rudolph, Steelers
  18. TE Tyler Eifert, Bengals (possible trade target for Patriots)
  19. RB Raheem Mostert, 49ers
  20. WR Randall Cobb, Cowboys
  21. WR Taylor Gabriel, Bears
  22. WR Alex Erickson, Bengals
  23. QB Ryan Tannehill, Titans
  24. WR James Washington, Steelers
  25. PK Jason Myers, Seahawks
  26. TE Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
  27. D/ST Baltimore Ravens
  28. QB Ryan Finley, Bengals
  29. RB Dion Lewis, Titans
  30. TE Dallas Goedert, Eagles