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2017 Fantasy Football Week 9 Start-Sit


With the trade deadline passing this week. It is possible that some real-life moves may have impacted your fake rosters. This makes lineup decisions that much harder, as we do not know what to expect from the player on their new team.

The week you really should not expect anything from these recently traded players such as Jay Ajayi who was just traded to the Eagles. It is going to take time for them to learn playbooks and get acquanted to the new team.

So, like always, to help you out, here is the 2017 Fantasy Football Week 9 Start-Sit preview.

You can also use the Start-Sit tool and check out our Week 9 Rankings.

2017 Fantasy Football Week 9 Start-Sit


Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys vs Kansas City Chiefs

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Prescott was held in check in Week 8 against the Redskins. But, after averaging nearly 23 Fantasy points prior to Week 8, Prescott is a viable option to get back on track in Week 9.

In fact, Prescott goes up against the Chiefs who allow the third most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Prescott is in line for high-end QB1 numbers against an easy Week 9 match-up.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers

After exploding for 134 yards and two touchdowns in his first game with the Cardinals, Peterson fell back down to earth against the Rams in week 7, gaining only 21 yards on 11 carries. However, game flow played a major factor in that game, as Carson Palmer was injured and the Cardinals were shut out.

Peterson has an excellent bounce-back match-up against the 49ers who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing running backs. Look for the Cardinals to lean on the run, with Palmer out, in a winnable game. Start Peterson based on volume alone.

Start of the Week: Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts

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Miller has been a safe, high floor, Fantasy option this year, as he was last year, scoring 8 or more Non-PPR Fantasy points in all but one game. However, the explosive and elusive running back we saw in Miami who thrived on big plays, just hasn’t shown up in Houston. Miller has yet to rush for more than 75 yards in a game this season and he has even criticized his inability to make big plays.

With the Texans offense thriving, this is the week that Miller exceeds the century mark in rushing. The Volume will certainly be there, as he has 14 or more carries in every game this season. And now he goes up against the Colts who allow the third most Fantasy points to opposing running backs. Look more Miller to reward owners with upside this Week in an exploitable match-up.

Marvin Jones Jr., WR, Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers

Jones now has back to back games with over 95 receiving yards and the deep ball chemistry between he and Stafford has looked solid.

Now with back to back games with 14 and 11 targets respectively, Jones has a match-up against the Packers and their shaky pass defense that allows top-10 Fantasy point numbers to opposing wide receivers on the season. Start Jones in Week 9.

Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans

Doyle erupted against the Bengals for 121 yards and a touchdown in Week 8. Look for him to keep the momentum going against the Texans who allow the sixth-most Fantasy points to opposing tight ends. At a shallow position, consider Doyle a strong start in Week 9.

Honorable Mention: Jacoby Brissett vs HOU; Ameer Abdullah vs GB; Michael Thomas vs TB; Jimmy Graham vs WAS


Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Dalton and the Bengals’ offense continue to be inconsistent this year. Dalton now has three games with 16 or more Fantasy points and four games with 13 or fewer.

Expect more of the latter in a tough Week 9 match-up against the best pass defense in the NFL, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

LeGarrette Blount, RB, Philadelphia Eagles vs Denver Broncos

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The volume has been there for Blount, as he has 14 or more carries in all but two games this season. Volume has made him start-worthy in several games this season. However, not even volume can help the big Eagles’ running back as he goes up against the best rushing defense in the NFL. Look elsewhere at running back, and sit Blount in Week 9.

The Eagles traded for Jay Ajayi on Tuesday, which further clouds Blount’s Fantasy value. Ajayi will, if not this week, takeover as the lead back, and definitely cut into Blount’s workload this week, reinforcing that Blount should remain on virtual benches.

Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans vs Baltimore Ravens

After a fantastic 2016 Fantasy season, Matthews and the Titans offense just haven’t been the same. Now up against the Ravens’ defense that allows the second-fewest Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, sit Matthews with confidence.

Sit of the Week: Paul Richardson, WR, Seattle Seahawks vs Washington Redskins

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Richardson erupted in Week 8 with 105 yards and two touchdowns. How now has back to back weeks with at least one touchdown, and five touchdowns on the season. However, he still remains a WR3 or WR4 in Fantasy terms.

Now he goes up against the Redskins who allow the fourth-fewest Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. As, as best, the third option in the Seahawks passing attack, behind Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham, Richardson should remain on Fantasy benches in a tough Week 9 match-up against the Redskins.

Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers

After a solid game against the Steelers where Ebron went for 58 yards, owners should not forget how disappointing Ebron has been this season. He has failed to score over two Non-PPR Fantasy points in all but two games this season.

Up next is a match-up against the Packers who allow the fewest Fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Sit Ebron with confidence.

Honorable Mention: Marcus Mariota vs BAL; CJ Anderson vs PHI; AJ Green vs JAX; OJ Howard vs NO

Check out the rest of our 2017 Fantasy Football content from our great team of writers.

About Alex Hamrick

Alex is an avid fantasy football enthusiast and writer for Fantasy Six Pack. With a background in quantitative methods and analysis, Alex enjoys using statistics and data analytics to develop detailed fantasy football analysis. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @AlexBHamrick

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