Fantasy Fox: Top 30 waiver-wire pickups for NFL Week 9

Here’s my listing of fantasy football’s top 30 free agents, heading into Week 9 and citing only 12-team, standard- scoring leagues — a countdown that values long-term viability over one week of superb stats.

Obviously, free-agent quarterbacks like Blake Bortles, Ryan Tannehill, Carson Palmer, Mike Glennon and even Kyle Orton are the likeliest candidates for most points from Sunday to Sunday.

But I would also place an equal or higher priority on landing possible dynamos at receiver, running back and tight end, especially those who are already becoming fixtures in the red zone.

TOP 30 WAIVER-WIRE PICKUPS

1. RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals
2. QB Carson Palmer, Cardinals
3. RB Charles Sims, Buccaneers
4. WR Rueben Randle, Giants
5. TE Jared Cook, Rams
6. RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, Ravens
7. WR Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs
8. WR Donte Moncrief, Colts
9. QB Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
10. RB Jonas Gray, Patriots
11. RB Anthony Dixon, Bills
12. WR Steve Johnson, 49ers
13. WR John Brown, Cardinals
14. TE Tim Wright, Patriots
15. RB Terrance West, Browns
16. QB Kyle Orton, Bills
17. D/ST Kansas City Chiefs
18. RB Robert Turbin, Seahawks
19. RB Theo Riddick, Lions
20. WR Markus Wheaton, Steelers
21. TE Larry Donnell, Giants
22. WR Martavis Bryant, Steelers
23. RB Montee Ball, Broncos
24. PK Blair Walsh, Vikings
25. WR Jarvis Landry, Dolphins
26. WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers
27. D/ST San Francisco 49ers
28. TE Jace Amaro, Jets
29. WR Davante Adams, Packers
30. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Buccaneers
30b. PK Randy Bullock, Texans
30c. TE Scott Chandler, Bills
30d. WR Percy Harvin, Jets
30e. WR Richardo Lockette, Seahawks

Jay Clemons, the 2008 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year (Fantasy Sports Writers Association), can be reached via Twitter, day or night, at @FOX_JayClemons.