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Fantasy Football Update 11/5/16: Week 9 Key Matchups

Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 9

November 5, 2016

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Tomorrow, we’re getting into the bulk of the Week 9 games in the NFL, which makes this a perfect time to check out the fantasy football waiver wire for a few trending picks and matchup plays. Let’s examine the numbers and see who might make a sneaky add. 

DuJuan Harris, RB, San Francisco 49ers: We’ve talked about Harris a little bit this week, but heading into this choice matchup against the New Orleans rush defense, he deserves mention again. 

Fantasy Football Update 11/5/16: Week 9 Key Matchups

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Harris is slated to be the No. 2 back behind Carlos Hyde—who may not even play thanks to his shoulder. That bodes very well against a Saints defense that has given up the second-most fantasy points this year to opposing running backs. 

Kenny Britt, WR, Los Angeles Rams: We’ve also visited with Britt once or twice this week, but he’s a big matchup play tomorrow against Carolina. He’s posted at least 6.7 fantasy points in five of his seven games. 

Britt will get a nice-looking matchup against the Panthers this week, and they’ve allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season. 

Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts: This seems like a Doyle week. Although he caught just two balls on three targets for 36 yards against Kansas City, he’s got a decent-looking matchup against the Packers this week. 

Most people are pegging this one as a potential shootout, and we’re inclined to agree. Also, Green Bay is near the top third of the league in points allowed to tight ends. 

Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Let’s go TE one more time and check out Pitta. Sure, he hasn’t hit double-digit fantasy points since Week 2, and still has no touchdowns, but he’s going up against the Steelers this weekend, and Pittsburgh is in the top third of the league in points allowed to tight ends. 

Pitta has a nice 20-target total in his last two outings, and if he can break a couple this week we’re looking at a promising total in fantasy. 

Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Beasley came off the bye to post just 5.3 fantasy points on four catches for 53 yards against Philly, but he had 11.3 and 17.8 fantasy points in his two outings before that. 

Beasley’s got something more going for him this week, and that’s a game against the Browns. Cleveland has given up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this year. 

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