Week 9 Sleepers Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles
A lot of teams on a “bye’ this week, 6 to be exact…Arizona, Cincinnati, Chicago, Washington, New England and Houston. Heading into Week 9 with players from any of these teams, you may be having a shortage of options to Start and Sit. You also may be dealing with some fantasy football injury concerns in your line ups (such as BUFF RB LeSean McCoy, GB WR Randall Cobb or SF RB Carlos Hyde). Regardless of the league, the waiver wire has likely been picked over. Fantasy sleepers are NFL players who may exceed their statistical expectations, and may be available and options for your fantasy football team roster this week.
Each week Utter-Fantasy tries to find the sleepers which may be available for you, leading up to the NFL Week 9 regular season game. Here are a few player suggestions that may still be available in your fantasy football league.
Week 9 Sleepers Fantasy Football
QB Week 9 Sleepers Fantasy Football
KC QB Nick Foles ( vs JACK )- QB Foles can get the ball downfield, whereas QB A Smith either can’t or won’t. Very friendly match up.
MINN QB Sam Bradford( vs DET )- Detroit is the #32 defense in the NFL….dead last!
Also consider DEN QB Trevor Siemian ( at OAK )
RB Week 9 Sleepers Fantasy Football
SF RB Dujuan Harris ( vs NO )- RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) is out for Week 9 against the Saints. RB DuJuan Harris is expected to start. Nice match up.
GB RB/WR Ty Montgomery ( vs IND )- In some leagues, Ty is still considered just a WR. In any case, he’s in the line up Week 9, after sitting out Week 8.
NO RB Tim Hightower ( at SF )- The Saints will have both RBs ( RB M Ingram) getting carries. Ingram is expected to get the start and the majority of the work, but Tim Hightower will get his chances as well.
PHIL WR Darren Sproles ( at NYG)- In Week 8, Darren Sproles rushed 15 times for 86 yards and caught 5/7 passes for 17 yards in Week 8 against Dallas.
WR Week 9 Sleepers Fantasy Football
KC WR Tyreek Hill ( vs JACK)- Hill had 98 receiving yards in Week 8 along with 1 TD. Hill also had a TD reception in Week 7, and now 4 on the season. Only owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues
NYJ WR Quincy Enunwa ( at MIA )- Enunwa caught 4/11 targets for 93 yards and 1 TD in Week 8 and is a favorite of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
OAK WR Seth Roberts ( vs DEN)- Averaging almost 6 targets a game, Roberts had 69 yards and 1 TD in Week 8.
TE Week 9 Sleepers Fantasy Football
BALT TE D Pitta (vs PITT )- Before their Week 8 “Bye”, Dennis Pitta caught 4/10 targets for 40 yards in Week 7.
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.
Week 9 Fantasy Football DEF Sleepers
DAL ( vs CLEV )- The Browns are still playing musical chairs with their QBs. McCown Week 8…..QB Cody Kessler will start Week 9 against the Cowboys.
LAR ( vs CAR )– The Panthers do not look anything like the 2015 team that went to the Super Bowl.