Start Em Sit Em Week 9

Start Em Sit Em Week 9 NFL

Start Em Sit Em Week 9 2015 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em & Sit Em Week 9 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy owners should start a lot of Cincinnati players vs a bad CLEV team and who are starting QB Manziel Week 9 ) 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 “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours-  Good Luck this week!


Bye Week 9- DET- KC- BALT- SEA- ARI- HOU


Quarterbacks Start Em Week 9

TENN Marcus Mariota (at N.O.) – Great week to start the rookie vs a ridiculously bad Saint’s Defense ( Ever wonder if Rob & Rex Ryan had a different last name, if they could get any job in the NFL?)

OAK Derek Carr (at PITT)–  333 yard and 4 TDs last week vs the Jets. Brother that ain’t easy! This week the Raiders visit PITT. Easier to throw on PITT than it is to run on them

CHI Jay Cutler ( at SD )- A shoot out is coming Monday night in San Diego. Cutler will end with nice stats vs a bad Charger Defense ( hopefully not too many INTs)

Deep league Option: TB J Winston (vs NYG )– Winston won’t throw for over 500 yards and 7 TDs like QB D Brees did last week against the Giants, but it will be a good day for the rookie

No Brainers- P Rivers vs CHI…..D Brees vs TENN


Running Backs Start Em Week 9

Dion Lewis ( vs WASH)- Washington’s secondary is pretty good but Lewis is proving match up proof. 560 yards and 4 TDs already this year, and he sat out a game

PITT DeAngelo Williams ( vs OAK )– While RB L Bell was on suspension Weeks 1 & 2, DeAngelo Williams proved he could fill in more then adequately ripping off 224 total yards and 3 TDs

TB Doug Martin (vs NYG)– Giants can’t stop the run or the pass

SD Danny Woodhead (vs CHI)- RB Melvin Gordon has been in the San Diego doghouse for weeks and the Chargers just put RB  B Oliver on IR- Woodhaed should see a lot of touches Week 9

Sleeper- DeMarco Murray (at DAL)- I like when players face their old team ( WR Andre Johnson’s best game this year was when he went to Houston Week 5….77 yards and 2 TDs

Sleeper- Jeremy Langford (at SD)- The Bears believe that rookie RB Jeremy Langford is talented enough to be the feature back in Matt Forte’s (knee) absence


Wide Receivers Start Em Week 9

N.O. Willie Snead ( vs TENN )- This game won’t be as exciting as the Saint’s battle with the NY Giants week 8 because the Titans offense isn’t as potent, but this will be a fun one watch and have fantasy players in

OAK Amari Cooper (at PITT)- The Steelers are 6th vs the run- 13th vs the pass, so OAK and the Raiders with QB D Carr will likely have to win this game thru the air

MIA Jarvis Landry (at BUFF)- This guy is averaging over 9 targets a game this season. WR Landry and RB L Miller are the only players I trust to start

Sleeper- CHI Marquess Wilson (at SD)- With WR Eddie Royal injured ( knee) Wilson gets thrusted into the starting line up again with a great match up. 6 catches for 85 yards and 1 TD week 5 vs KC

Sleeper- CAR Ted Ginn Jr (vs GB)- The once tough Packer defense was exposed by the dominating Broncos Week 8, and #1 WR Demaryius Thomas had 168 yards . Ginn is the #1 WR in CAR, and has 18 targets in the past 2 games


Tight Ends Start Em Week 9

N.O. Ben Watson (vs TENN)- QB Drew Brees likes to throw to his tight ends, so why it took so long for him to discover Ben Watson is confusing. In Week 6, Watson had 127 yards and 1 TD on 12 targets- In Week 8, Watson had 147 yards and 1 TD on 10 targets

PITT Heath Miller (vs OAK)- Picking once again on the worst team vs the TE position….the Raiders. Also, Big Ben loves him some TE Miller. 1st game back, Roethlisberger targets Miller 13 times ( for 105 yards)

BUFF Charles Clay ( vs MIA)- Week 3 vs MIA, Clay had 82 yards and 1 TD. Can he do it again?

Sleeper-WASH Jordan Reed ( at NE)- Tough, tough match up, but QB K Cousins is going to need a safety valve most of the game, and that will be TE Reed

What teams are good/bad defending opposing TEs? Here’s a great link w/ informative stats- LINK


Defense Start Em Week 9

CINN (vs CLEV)- With Manziel starting, this should be a field day for the Bengals pass rushers and secondary. I’m looking forward to this one

ATL (at SF)- The 49ers are starting QB Blaine Gabbert…..(that’s all I need to write)

Sleeper CAR ( vs GB)– IF the Panthers use last’s week game as a blue print ( DEN crushed GB)…then CAR could have success against QB A Rodgers. The GB O-LIne is looking very shaky lately



Quarterbacks Sit Em Week 9

CLEV Manziel (at CINN)- This is going to get ugly

STL Nick Foles (at MINN)- Foles is a Sit Em, not because MINN has such a stingy defense, but because Foles has become basically a game manager. Did you know that Foles hasn’t thrown for over 200 yards since Week 1

WASH K Cousins (at NE)– The Pats are playing great and trying to come back from way behind early won’t help QB Cousins

No Brainers- Sit QB B Gabbert (vs ATL)- Matt Cassel ( vs PHIL)


Running Backs Sit Em Week 9

IND Frank Gore ( vs DEN)- Gore has struggled all year ( The Colts have struggled all year)….it doesn’t get easier vs the #1 DEN defense

JACK TJ Yeldon (at NYJ)-  Facing the #1 run defense doesn’t bode well for a big game by Yeldon

CLEV I Crowell ( at CINN)–  Crowell only rush for 14 yards on 10 attempts Week 8 in the Brown’s loss to the Cardinals. The CINN is pretty good too, and they will stack the box daring Manziel to throw the ball

NYG R Jennings ( at TB)- Too many other RBs getting touches and TB is 8th vs the run


Wide Receivers Sit Em Week 9

WASH Pierre Garcon ( at NE)–  HC Belichick is perhaps the best at eliminating opposing #1 WRs from games

GB  Davante Adams (at CAR)- I wanted you to wait last week to see Rodgers and Adams are clicking yet before we risk our fantasy week on him. Hopefully you waited- only 1 catch for 8 yards. I want you to wait again

SF WRs Torrey Smith/ A Boldin ( vs ATL)- QB C Kaepernick stinks….QB B Gabbert is worst

IND TY Hilton (vs DEN)- #1 Reason- Hilton (foot) missed practice WED & THURS… #2- QB A Luck is struggling …#3- DEN has the best Pass Defense in the NFL right now


Tight Ends Sit Em Week 9

JACK Julius Thomas ( vs NYJ)- I haven’t been high on this guy anytime this year. Week 5 he came back and only had 20 yards receiving. “Ah-ha…I was RIGHT”. Week 6 he had 78 yards and 1 TD. “Oh-no…I’m WRONG”. Week 7 Thomas had only 4 yards. Pick a better TE option if you have one

DAL J Witten ( vs PHIL)- Hasn’t had a TD reception since Week 1 ( Romo went down in Week 2)…and the Eagles are one of the best teams. vs the TE position. If Witten is your only choice, then you obviously have to start him, but I doubt that  he does much

Defense Sit Em Week 9

WASH DEF ( at NE)- QB Tom Brady only has 1 INT this entire 2015 season so far

NYG Defense ( at TB )– QB J Winston hasn’t thrown a pick since Week 4. Ball security will help TB win this game