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Fantasy Football Week #9

Week #8 is in the books and fantasy football teams are looking forward to week #9. There is a lot to discuss this week so let’s jump right in to the action.

Bye Week

Teams with bye weeks are the Seahawks, Chiefs, Texans, Ravens, and Cardinals. Don’t be the guy in your league that starts a player that is sitting home drinking beer on Sunday.

Mismatches

Browns vs. Bengals, Patriots vs. Redskins, Falcons vs. 49ers, Broncos vs. Colts,

A very interesting game this week will be a clash between the Panthers vs. Packers. Both teams have good defenses. However, the Panthers have an edge on offense. This is two tough weeks in a row for the Packers coming off a loss from the Broncos. Take a hard look if you have players on either team.

Quarterbacks

Last week we did not liking how high Big Ben was ranked. We were right! However, against the Raiders, who have given up the sixth most fantasy points to quarterbacks, we love Ben.

Eli Manning will have a point’s explosion against the Bucs.

Peyton Manning should do well against a weak Colts defense. This may be his best game of the week after finally showing some life last weekend against a good Packer’s defense.

Luck is supposed to be fully healthy and has shown some spark over the last few weeks, but against the hot Broncos I would look else where for a starting quarterback.

Running Backs

Ivory has laid a major fantasy points egg over the last two weeks. However, this week is a good match up for him against the Jaguars who are allowing the ninth most fantasy points against running backs. Start him.

Blount will rock against the Redskins. No touchdowns for him in the last two weeks, but this is a great matchup.

Martin will do well against the Giant’s fantasy points sieve defense.

I wonder how many teams traded Williams after Bell came back and wished like hell they would have kept him? Start Williams because Big Ben is not 100% healthy and will need some help.

Sit Andrews, Lacey, Jones, Yeldon.

Tight Ends

Start Jenkins against the Giants defense that leads fantasy points against TEs.

Consider Miller. Big Ben is back and loves to throw to Miller. He is ranked a bit low this week in most polls.

Start Clay. He has already had a great week against his former team the Dolphins in week 3.

3rd stringer Tamme is starting now due to injuries and should rack up the points against an awful 49ers defense.

Sit Davis, Watson, and Rudolph

Wide Receivers

Start Johnson against a weak Bear’s defense.

Expect a big week for LaFell. He is facing one of the worst pass defenses in the league.

AB is Big Ben’s favorite target. Expect big points for him this week. A lot of teams took AB first in the draft. Finally this investment should start paying off.

Sit Crowder, Woods, Jones, and Moncrief.

Defenses

The Broncos defense should do well against a weak Colt’s offense.

The Jet’s defense has a very favorable match up against an under performing Jaguar’s offense. Expect big points from a defense that just keeps churning out fantasy rewards.

The Patriot’s defense is ranked as high as #1 in some polls and as low as #7 in other polls. What does this mean? Nobody knows what is going to happen. If you start the Patriot’s defense keep your fingers crossed.   Take a hard look at your options.

We are starting into week #9 games. The playoff picture is starting to clear up. Start thinking about trading and picking up players on the waiver wire that will be in the playoffs. At this point it is obvious the Bengals, Broncos, Packers, and Panthers are going to be in the playoffs. Start making some trades for players on these teams.

Good luck this week and kick some ass this week in your league!

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