Week 9 Utter-Fantasy Start Em and Sit Em recommendations for your fantasy football league, based on match ups and who’s healthy. Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 9 2016 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start DAL RB Zeke Elliott at CLEV vs the Browns ) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my opinions on them, as well as reading yours. Good Luck this week!
Week 9 Byes: Arizona, Cincinnati, Chicago, Washington, New England and Houston.
Start Em Sit Em Week 9 2016
Quarterbacks NFL Start Em Week 9 2016
JACK QB Blake Bortles ( at KC )- Should throw a lot in Week 9.
SEA QB Russell Wilson ( vs BUFF )- Wilson has had a slow start due to injuries, but this game is what you have been waiting for.
TB QB J Winston ( vs ATL )- This is a shoot out that I want lots of fantasy football players in.
SD QB P Rivers ( vs TENN )- TENN defense ranked #24 vs the pass.
DAL QB Dak Prescott ( at CLEV )– Likely not a close game.
No Brainers….ATL QB Matt Ryan ( at TB)- GB QB A Rodgers ( vs IND )- PITT QB B Roethlisberger ( at BALT )…if he indeed plays.
Running Backs NFL Start Em Week 9 2016
DEN RB Devontae Booker ( vs SD)- DEN CJ Anderson may be OUT for a few weeks.
MIA RB Jay Ajayi ( vs NYJ )- Even with the Jets sporting the #3 run defense in the league, the Dolphins O-Line is under-estimated and should give Ajayi a few opportunities.
BALT RB Terrance West ( vs PITT )- West is worth starting in Week 9, facing a struggling Pittsburgh run defense.
KC RB Char West ( vs JACK )- Looks like RB Spencer Ware won’t make Week 9.
No Brainers…..ATL RB D Freeman ( at TB )…..SD RB M Gordon ( vs TENN)-
RB Sleepers Week 9...NO RB Tim Hightower ( at SF )- In Week 8, RB Mark Ingram was benched and Hightower showed the Saints what he showed them in 2015 when Ingram was out with injuries….tough running and good gains.
Wide Receivers NFL Start Em Week 9 2016
DAL WR Dez Bryant ( at CLEV )- Good Week 8 and great match up Week 9.
NO WR Michael Thomas ( at SF)– We know WR B Cooks will get his targets, but Thomas has become QB Brees’ 2nd favorite targtet.
SEA WR Doug Baldwin ( vs BUFF )- Due for a big week. Buffalo is #18 vs the pass.
CLEV WR Terrelle Pryor ( vs DAL )- Main weapon in Cleveland. Not a great match up but Dallas is #17 vs the pass.
MINN WR St Diggs ( vs DET)- QB S Bradford made an effort to get Diggs the ball in Week 8, and should in Week 9 vs #32 Detroit defense.
WR Sleepers Week 9…
BALT WR Mike Wallace ( vs PITT)-
KC WR Tyreek Hill ( vs JACK)- WR Maclin hasn’t been practicing.
Tight Ends NFL Start Em Week 9 2016
KC TE Travis Kelce ( vs JACK)- Especially good week to start Kelce. WR Maclin hasn’t been practicing, and QB N Foles can get the ball downfield, whereas QB A Smith ( concussion) can’t/ won’t.
MINN TE K Rudolph ( vs DET )- Had 3 weeks in a row with a TD reception before the MINN Bye Week, should get back on track Week 9.
No Brainer: TENN TE Delanie Walker ( at SD )-
Defenses NFL Start Em Week 9 2016
DAL ( vs CLEV)- Good match up for DAL defense.
GB ( vs IND)– IND QB A Luck makes mistakes in games like this.
KC ( vs JACK)– JACK QB Bortles had 0 INTS in Week 8, but has 9 INTs on the season.
No Brainer DEF starts: DEN ( at OAK )….MINN ( vs DET)
Quarterbacks NFL Sit Em Week 9 2016
PHIL QB C Wentz ( at NYG)- Tough to start him this week vs #10 NYG defense.
BALT QB Joe Flacco ( vs PITT )- The PITT defense isn’t very good this year, but hopefully you have other options at QB.
Start Em if you must…..DET QB M Stafford ( at MINN)….BUFF QB T Taylor ( at SEA)
Running Backs NFL Sit Em Week 9 2016
CLEV RB I Crowell ( vs DAL )- RB Crowell has had an admirable season so far considering, but I prefer a better match up.
OAK RB L Murray ( vs DEN)- RB Murray will likely get plenty of touches, but likely not get plenty of yards.
IND RB F Gore ( vs GB )– Packers #4 vs the run.
Sit Em if you can…….LAR RB T Gurley ( vs CAR )- Panthers #5 vs the run.
Wide Receivers NFL Sit Em Week 9 2016
All TENN WRs ( at SD )- The only Titans you can trust to start is RB D Murray and TE D Walker.
NYG WR O Beckham Jr ( vs PHIL)- Tough to recommend sitting this guy….but…the Eagles are #1 vs the pass and WR Beckham does have his bad games. This is likely one of them.
LAR WRs ( vs CAR )- Should be low scoring game.
OAK WRs A Cooper/ M Crabtree ( vs DEN )- Soaring all year, but this is a brutal match up.
I also do not like any ALL CAR WRS ( at LAR )-
Tight Ends NFL Sit Em Week 9 2016
JACK TE Ju Thomas ( at KC )- Not playing at 100% and KC is #3 vs the TE position.
PITT TE Jesse James ( vs BALT )- Ravens are #5 defense vs the TE position.
No Brainer Sit- CLEV TE G Barnidge (vs DAL )- 0 TDs in 2016.
Defenses NFL Sit Em Week 9 2016
IND (at GB ) – The Colts won’t slow QB A Rodgers down.
OAK ( vs DEN )- DEN QB T Siemian has almost been mistake-free ( only 1 INT since Week 2)
BUFF ( at SEA)- I prefer a better match up.
No Brainer DEF sits: CLEV ( vs DAL)