With all the bye weeks plaguing fantasy football owners this week, you’re probably looking at your bench wondering who to give a one-week start. We’re here to help.
Russell Wilson hasn’t been a fantasy stud this year, but he has a great matchup in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have given up the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year, so start him with confidence. However, sit Tom Brady because he’s no longer a fantasy stud and he’s playing the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have not been kind to opposing passers in 2013.
Ryan Mathews is becoming fantasy relevant again and his matchup against the Washington Redskins makes him a must-start in Week 9. On the flip side, don’t be fooled by the Seattle Seahawks‘ poor showing in Week 8 — they’ll shut down Mike James this week, so sit him if possible.
If you were lucky enough to pick up Keenan Allen recently, start him this week because the Redskins’ secondary couldn’t cover a newborn with a blanket. The receiver you should sit this week is Marques Colston, who has disappeared and that won’t get any better against the New York Jets‘ tough pass defense.
Jordan Reed is becoming a fantasy stud and his matchup against the San Diego Chargers should equal another big day for him in Week 9. However, the New England Patriots have given up the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends, so Heath Miller should be on your bench this week since he’s facing New England.
Believe it or not, the Dallas Cowboys‘ defense is a great fantasy option this week against a Minnesota Vikings offense that can’t score and likes to cough up the ball. On the flip side, the usually-reliable Houston Texans defense isn’t a good play against the red-hot Indianapolis Colts offense.
Finally, you can find kickers on some lame site because we don’t do that here. Good luck in Week 9!