Fantasy Football 2015: Week 9 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 9 Waiver Wire and Sleeper Trends in Fantasy
November 6, 2015
It’s a fantasy football Friday, and around here that means it’s time once again to check out a few of the trending sleeper picks as we head into the bulk of the Week 9 games. This is a tight week for byes and injuries, so you’ll probably have to dig a little deeper to come up with a winner. Let’s take a closer look at the stats.
Antonio Andrews, RB, Tennessee Titans: Andrews is owned in roughly 40 percent of the leagues out there, and has some positive buzz surrounding him heading into Week 9. The Titans will reportedly be simplifying the offense as they move forward and will look to focus on the run.
Andrews will be the workhorse in this new system, and he gets a favorable matchup on Sunday against a pretty putrid Saints defense.
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Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins: Here’s a deeper RB sleeper for you this weekend. Thompson has spent the last couple of weeks recovering from injury, but looks pretty healthy heading into Week 9. He’s the Redskins’ passing-down back.
Thompson and the ‘Skins have their work cut out for them with a matchup against the Patriots in New England. That means lots of throwing and playing from behind.
Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills: Woods had a breakout game against the Jags, but his buzz subsided due to a bye last week. Now he’s back, and we can all remind ourselves of his nine catches, 84 yards and a score in Week 7.
Woods was targeted a whopping 13 times in that one. With the Bills receiving corps still banged up, he could see another heavy day against the Dolphins.
New Orleans Saints Defense: Let’s be honest: the Saints defense was pretty awful against the Giants last weekend (but so was New York’s, but we digress). They allowed a whopping 43 points in a shootout for the ages against Eli Manning.
The Saints are off the radar coming into Week 9, which is good for fantasy owners in need of a low-end streamer. If they can stop the run against the Titans, we should see a relatively low-scoring game and a nice line.
Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Winston has put up a couple of decent fantasy outings in a row, posting at least 19.48 points in both outings since the bye. He’s got three passing touchdowns in that span and no picks.
Winston will get a tasty matchup against a Giants defense that was absolutely dismantled by Drew Brees last week. Winston is no Brees--at least not yet--but shouldn’t have a whole lot of trouble here.
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