Week 9 Start and Sit



nysportsday-offerPeyton Manning: Manning dazzled last week, completing 21-of-29 passes for 340 yards. He looked rejuvenated after the bye week and perhaps he has a stronger grasp on this new offense. For those who believe in revenge games, he takes on his old team, the Colts. They have allowed QBs to light them up this year, allowing 14 touchdowns to eight interceptions, while giving up nearly 18 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs.

Ben Roethlisberger: Big Ben struggled in his first game back, throwing for just 262 yards, one score and three interceptions. However, he could have just been shaking off the rust and has a strong matchup that should allow him to bounce back this week. He takes on an Oakland team that has allowed just less than 19 fantasy points per game.


Andrew Luck: How the mighty have fallen. Despite throwing multiple scores all but once, Luck has still struggled to put up Fantasy points. He has topped 300 yards once all year and thrown multiple interceptions in all but one game. This week he takes on the Broncos, who allow the least Fantasy points to opposing QBs, as well as just five passing touchdowns compared to nine interceptions.

Cam Newton: Newton failed to top 200 yards four times this year and has not thrown more than two touchdowns in any game this season. The Packers allow just 15 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks.

Running Backs


Jeremy Langford: Langford should feast against a Chargers defense that have allowed 930 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns, as well as 48 receptions, 450 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns to opposing running backs.


T.J. Yeldon: Yeldon takes on a Jets defense that has allowed the fewest Fantasy points to opposing running backs. They have allowed one rushing touchdown this season.

Frank Gore: While the Broncos have allowed five rushing touchdowns to opposing RBs, they still allow the third-fewest Fantasy points per game. Expect the Colts to fall behind early, which will limit the amount of touches for Gore.

Wide Receiver


Dez Bryant: Many owners will preach patience with Bryant, which is fine. However, it likely means his first big game will be on your bench. That game could come this week against a Philly defense which allows over 26 fantasy points per week to opposing WRs.

Willie Snead: The rookie WR has become a focal point of the Saints offense. He has been targeted six or more times in six of the eight games. That bodes well for him against a Titans secondary that has allowed eight receiving touchdowns to opposing wideouts.


Colts WRs: Hilton is a game-time decision and even if he suits up he should be limited. That allows added pressure on Donte Moncrief. The Broncos have allowed one touchdown all year to opposing wide receivers.

Allen Robinson: Robinson should be prepared to go on a trip to Revis Island this week. Robinson becomes a big boom-or-bust play this week, as owners would have to hope he breaks one deep.

Tight Ends


Jordan Reed: When Reed is healthy he is a Top-10 tight end. He is the Redskins’ best red zone threat, evident by his nine red zone targets and three red zone touchdowns. He is a safe bet to score this week.

Ben Watson: Watson has been on a tear the last four weeks. He has been targeted at least four times in each of those games, including seeing double-digit targets in two.


Colts TEs: Notice a trend here? Not only do the Colts tight ends take targets away form each other, but also they have a very difficult matchup. The Broncos are allowed less than seven Fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.

Jordan Cameron: Cameron continues to disappoint. His targets have steadily been dropping and he has had 34 yards or less in his last five games.

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