Entering Week 9 of the #NFL season means the time to make a run towards the fantasy football playoffs is dwindling. Teams sitting around .500 still have opportunities to string together a few wins to get back into the hunt, but those owners need to make moves quickly. Some of these easily available players could help those teams leave their mediocre first half of the season behind and jump into the race for their fantasy football crown.

1. Marcus Mariota

Mariota is available in nearly 35% of ESPN leagues and can instantly rev up any teams production. Mariota has posted 949 yards and 10 touchdowns through the air over the past three weeks totaling 92 fantasy points. The Titans QB has the ninth-most points out of anybody at the position this season and could easily continue that production in the coming weeks, as two of Tennessee's next three match-ups come against San Diego and Indianapolis who rank 26th and 30th in total passing offense, respectively.

2. Robert Kelley

The Redskins' back blew up against Cincinnati in Week 8, putting up 87 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Admittedly, Washington's RB is a carousel, but based on Kelley's play of late, he may be in line to get the bulk of the carries over the injured Matt Jones and Chris Thompson, who had only seven touches against the Bengals in London. Kelley is available in over 70% of ESPN leagues and could be a long-term action if his impressive play continues.

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3. Mike Wallace

Wallace could carve out another 1,000 yard receiving season with 490 yards and three touchdowns through the team's first eight games. Wallace is the 13th ranked wide-out and is capable of being picked up in over 30% of ESPN leagues. Wallace has been targeted 43 times over the past four games and has amassed 25 catches over that span. Wallace is an integral part of the Ravens passing attack and could be in line for big numbers; seven of Baltimore's last nine games feature defenses that rank in the bottom half of the league in passing yards allowed per game.

4. Zach Miller

The Bears are more than pleased with the return of Jay Cutler, and this certainly helps Miller's fantasy value. Miller has caught 22 of this 35 targets over the past four weeks and ranks as the 6th-best TE with nearly 30% availability in ESPN leagues. Miller is not the dynamic lineup x-factor like some other tight ends, but Miller gets consistent looks in Chicago's offense and could be a helpful pickup towards the end of the season.

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