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Week 9: Top Talents Back at RB and WR - 7 comments

By R.J. White

Week 9 brings back the Houston Texans and Arian Foster from a bye week, and he lands right on top of my RB rankings in our weekly Start/Sit column. A.J. Green is another well-rested guy at the top of his position. But if you have those guys, you know to start him week in and week out. What about Kenny Britt? Kyle Rudolph? If you need help filling out the lineup card this week, continue reading.

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Michael Vick. If Andy’s sticking with him, he’s a must-use in a great matchup with a terrible Saints defense.
Rashad Jennings. He went nowhere last week, but his workload begs him to stay in fantasy lineups moving forward.
Jonathan Stewart. He’s still the bell-cow, and picking up yards will be much easier against Washington than in Week 8.
Santana Moss. The absence of Pierre Garcon has made Moss a viable WR3 most weeks, including against CAR.
Cecil Shorts. He’s locked into Jacksonville’s starting lineup, so we should ride him while he’s hot, esp. as a flex.
Kyle Rudolph. I’m sticking with my guy Rudolph, as his targets should pick up after two slow weeks.
Broncos Defense. They were outstanding against the Saints, but they’ve been sneaky-good all year.


Josh Freeman. He’s been good for us for a few weeks, but for some reason, I don’t trust him in this road game.
Felix Jones. Even if he’s the “feature” back for another week with Murray out, he’s lost my faith with a 3.4 YPC.
LaRod Stephens-Howling. LSH was completely shut down by SF (no surprise), and I wouldn’t trust him here either.
Josh Gordon. He needs the deep TD to be effective, but I think the BAL pressure on Weeden won’t allow it.
Kenny Britt. The brittle Britt still isn’t at 100 percent, and I’m getting a little frustrated owning him at the halfway point.
Jermichael Finley. Last week felt like a potential breakout to some — didn’t happen. Gotta show me something first.
Steelers Defense. PIT has a tough task ahead with the Giants, and I think they struggle despite a great Week 8.

R.J. White is the head editor at the Cafe and contributes to's MLB Rumors blog. He has previously written for FanHouse, Razzball and FanDuel. Catch up with him in the forums under the name daullaz. Follow him on Twitter; don't follow him in real life.
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7 Responses to “Week 9: Top Talents Back at RB and WR”

  1. User avatar Matt214racer says:

    Need help deciding who to start at these positions RB,WR,Flex and Defense{Roster & League Format Listed Below}? For Defense I have San Fransico and there BYE is Week 9, so I need to Pick up a Defense to Start This Week, Which Defense should I Pick Up just for Week 9 out of These>(Dolphins),(Eagles),(Bengals),(Colts),(Raiders),(Chiefs),(Cardinals),(Browns),(Panthers),(Bucs)or(Bills)? Also Who From My Roster Below should I Drop so I can Add That Defense? Should I Trade WR D. Bowe for WR R. Broyles?

    {My Roster in NON PPR/10 Team/Standard Scoring League}
    QB:(Matthew Stafford)and(Joe Flacco)
    RB:(LeSean McCoy),(Jamaal Charles),
    (Alfred Morris)
    WR:(Andre Johnson),(James Jones),
    (Mike Williams),(Titus Young),
    (Denarius Moore)and(Dwayne Bowe)
    TE:(Aaron Hernandez)and(Jermaine Gresham)
    K:(Sebastian Janikowski)
    DEF:(San Fransisco)
    {My NON PPR League Format!!}
    {Have To Start}:1QB,2RB,2WR,1TE,
    1Flex(RB/WR),Kicker and DEFENSE
    6 Bench players

  2. User avatar daullaz says:

    @Matt214racer: Going by the rankings above, I’d say the Dolphins are your best best. I think it’s OK to drop the 49er defense for them, but if you’re determined not to do that, I’d probably cut T.Young or Flacco. And definitely don’t make that trade — Broyles shouldn’t be owned in 10-team leagues.

  3. jmp14 says:

    Yes, I see the rankings, but I still need to ask: Stevie Johnson or Cecil Shorts? I need to replace Welker this week. Thanks!

  4. User avatar daullaz says:

    @jmp14: Johnson.

  5. DaddyPhatSAX says:

    Need help deciding which QB to start in my dynasty league. I really want to beat this weak @ss guy named Abran!
    Now that Michael Vick has come out and said that he will no longer be conservative, should i start Vick or Peyton Manning? Both have some really nice match-ups but one has a lot to prove…(so he won’t get benched). I know that there may be a higher chance now that Vick throws INTs if he’s going to try too hard, but should I have faith in Vick over Manning? Thanks.

  6. User avatar daullaz says:

    @DaddyPhatSAX: Can’t play Vick over Peyton right now. Manning is playing too well to even consider benching him for a guy that’s really struggled this year.

  7. User avatar daullaz says:

    Need a question answered? Bring it to the gameday fantasy chat:


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