Fantasy Football 2015: Week 9 Start/Sit
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 9
November 5, 2015
It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for Week 9 in the NFL. That also means it’s time for us fantasy football owners to start making those tough lineup decisions. Here’s a look at our start/sit choices for Week 9; let’s check the numbers.
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Antonio Andrews, RB, Tennessee Titans: The Titans have been in the news this week for nothing other than futility, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. Still, Andrews makes a decent start in this thin fantasy week, as he’s coming off a 19-touch outing against the Texans.
Andrews may have to share the load moving forward, but you could do worse in Week 9 if you’re strapped for an RB.
Stevie Johnson, WR, San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have had some bad luck with injury this week, losing Keenan Allen for the season. That means an increased role for Johnson and the other receivers.
The Chargers passing offense is one of the better units in the league, even though they haven’t shown it in the win column. Look for Johnson to get a lot of opportunities this weekend as a focal point.
Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: Miller was one of the happiest people to see Ben Roethlisberger back on the field, and he responded with a 10-catch, 108-yard game against the Bengals.
With Le’Veon Bell done for the year, Miller figures to factor into the Steelers’ game plan even more going forward. He’ll be on the TE1 radar this week.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Reports around Matthews say he’s dealing with a ligament injury, which helps explain all the troubles he’s had with drops. He logged just three catches for 14 yards against the Panthers in his last outing.
The last time Matthews scored double-digit fantasy points was Week 2, so it’s time to cut ties in fantasy if you have the luxury.
Andre Johnson, WR, Indianapolis Colts: This could pretty much go for the entire Indianapolis offense (Andrew Luck, Frank Gore, T.Y. Hilton, etc.) but Johnson looks like a bad start against the intimidating Denver defense.
The Broncos made Aaron Rodgers look less-than-mortal last week, holding him to the worst game of his career. With all the struggles the Colts are facing, they’ll be in the same boat.
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: In what figures to be a run-heavy game on both sides, the Jags are taking on the Jets in Week 9. The Raiders were able to find some rushing success against New York, but don’t expect a breakout game from Yeldon.
The Jets have only allowed one rushing touchdown on the year, and that’s not likely to change this weekend.
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