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Fantasy Football Update 11/2/16: Week 9 Start/Sit Picks

Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 9

November 2, 2016

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Week 9 in the NFL is pretty thin, with several teams on bye. That limits what we fantasy football owners can do with our lineups, so with that in mind let’s take our weekly look at some Start/Sit options for the upcoming games to help you make those tough lineup decisions. 

Start ‘Em: 

Fantasy Football Update 11/2/16: Week 9 Start/Sit Picks

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Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: We’ve been tooting the horn for Tannehill all week so far, and he’s a great streamer or slot-in QB during this thin round of games. He’ll be leading the Dolphins against an embarrassingly bad Jets secondary—which ironically was one of the team’s strengths just last year. New York gave up a boatload of points to Cleveland’s Josh McCown last week, so Tannehill should fit right in here. 

Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Michael was decent, not stellar, last week against the Saints with 10.2 points. It was a bit of a let-down, but things are looking up again this weekend. 

Michael will be going up against the Bills here, and Buffalo has given up at least 10 points to three of their last four running backs faced. 

Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts: The Colts-Packers matchup this weekend looks promising for fantasy owners; there should be lots of points to go around in what’s apt to be a shootout. Moncrief benefits from that, as he’s coming off a pretty good 10-point effort against the Chiefs. He should get plenty of looks against Green Bay. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders: We’ve been pretty high on Carr for most of the season, but here’s where things get a little dicey. He had a great week against the Buccaneers this past Sunday, but will go up against a stingy Broncos defense this weekend. 

Denver has allowed just 12 PPG on average to opposing quarterbacks so far this year, so if you’ve got a better option it’s probably best to take hit here. 

Latavius Murray, RB, Oakland Raiders: Murray had a great day a couple of weeks ago, but was only able to rustle up seven points against the Bucs. Similarly to Carr, he’s a hard sell against a tough Denver defense this week, not to mention the fact that he’ll likely share carries with a couple of other guys. 

Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Wallace may seem like a great start this week against the Steelers, judging from his past two outings (217 combined yards). Still, the Pittsburgh defense looks tricky, and they’re only allowing 17.7 PPG to opposing wide receivers. If you’re using Wallace, temper expectations at least. 

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