NFL Fantasy Football Week 9 Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em
NFL Fantasy Football Week 9 Start 'Em or Sit 'Em
Alright fantasy football owners it’s that time of the week where your attention should be on the week ahead and what players you should be thinking about playing because you need to rack up points and which players should be sitting because they won’t produce much.
My methods of figuring out which players are the best to sit and which players are the best to start are based on a couple of different factors but they usually work as for the past two weeks I have successfully selected 11 out of 12 choices that were made. Two weeks ago I whiffed on Frank Gore being shutdown versus the Seattle Seahawks whose defense has been regressing week after week so maybe that was the beginning signs of a trend about to take place.
Either way I guarantee that if you start the three skill position players who I have chosen as my three candidates for the week that you and you team will receive a boost in your scoring. I also guarantee that if you sit the three players who I have as candidates for this you will also be able to gain much needed point due to the fact that these guys will have off weeks this week and the guys who you subbed them for will have a greater chance at succeeding this week. Here are my fantasy football start ‘em or sit ‘em candidates for week nine; take heed to which players are where because at the end of the week if you follow this then you should be in line for a win.
Start QB Matthew Stafford
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is the signal caller to attach your hopes to this week. Even though Stafford is off to a slow start this season (2,108 yards, 8 TD, 7 INT and 63.3% completion rate) he and his offense will be facing the Jacksonville Jaguars whose defense ranks 23rd in passing yards allowed per game (251.3 yards) and 27th in points allowed per game (26.9 points).
Start RB Arian Foster
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is having an incredible season rushing for 659 yards (5th in NFL) and nine touchdowns (1st in NFL) on 168 carries (1st in NFL). This week Foster should have a huge game coming off a bye week and facing the Buffalo Bills who have the 32nd ranked defense in both rushing yards allowed per game (176.9 yards) and points allowed per game (32.4 points)
Start WR Brandon Marshall
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is having a terrific start to his first season in Bears blue hauling in 50 receptions (6th in NFL) for 675 yards (4th in NFL) and four touchdowns. This week Marshall and the Bears will be going against the Tennessee Titans who are ranked 29th in passing yards allowed per game (282 yards) and 31st in points allowed per game (32.1 points) so expect a nice game out of him.
Sit QB Matt Ryan
Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan is having a great season thus far passing for 2,018 yards (8th in NFL), 17 touchdowns (tied for 3rd in NFL), six interceptions and completing 68.7% of his attempts (3rd in NFL), but this is the week to bench him. Ryan and the falcons will be facing the Dallas Cowboys who are ranked third in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game at 187.7.
Sit RB Chris Johnson
For third straight week Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson makes this list in one way or the other, the past two he was on the start side now this Johnson is on the sit side. Johnson has rushed 595 yards (tied for 7th in NFL) and two touchdowns on 131 carries this season but this week the Titans will be facing the Chicago Bears who have the number one ranked defense in rushing yards allowed per game (77.9 yards) and second in points allowed per game (14.3 points) which will be tough task to do anything against.
Sit WR Victor Cruz
New York Giants wideout Victor Cruz is having a very fine season catching 52 passes (4th in NFL) for 650 yards (6th in NFL) and seven touchdowns (tied foe 1st in NFL) but this is the week to sit him. Cruz and the Giants will be squaring off with the top ranked defense in passing yards allowed per game (182.6 yards) in the form of the Pittsburgh Steelers who also rank ninth in points allowed per game (20.6 points).