Week 9 Start/Sit


Note:
The charts show my comfort level for starting each player at that position.  Read through the comments for each game to get the detail behind the charts.  Good luck!

Link to Practice Reports via Rotowire

Link to Week 8 Opportunity Report (snap counts, targets, carries)

BYEs: CIN, CLE, LAR, PHI

Thursday Night Football: 7:20 PM CT

Packers@49ers
Aaron RodgersQB1
QB2Nick Mullens
RB1
Aaron JonesRB2Jerick McKinnon (PPR)
Davante AdamsWR1
WR2
WR3
Robert TonyanTE1Ross Dwelley?
Tyler Ervin?FlexJaMycal Hasty?
Flex
Flex
MaybeDEFProbably Not
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingBenchKyle Juszczyk
Equanimeous St. BrownBenchTrent Taylor
Jace SternbergerBenchRichie James?
Tyler ErvinBenchJordan Reed?
Dexter WilliamsBenchAiyuk, Bourne OUT

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Packers 17.1 (11th), 49ers 17.5 (12th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Packers 35.3 (32nd), 49ers 17.9 (1st)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Packers 31.7 (6th), 49ers 34.5 (11th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Packers 9.8 (7th), 49ers 8.5 (4th)

Sunday Early Games: 12:00 PM CT

Broncos@Falcons
QB1Matt Ryan
Drew LockQB2
RB1
RB2Todd Gurley
WR1Julio Jones
WR2
Jerry JeudyWR3
Noah FantTE1Hayden Hurst
Phillip LindsayFlexCalvin Ridley?
Melvin GordonFlex
Tim Patrick?Flex
NahDEFNope
KJ HamlerBenchRussell Gage
DaeSean HamiltonBenchBrian Hill
Albert OkwuegbunamBenchChristian Blake
BenchOlamide Zaccheaus
Bench

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Broncos 20.2 (23rd), Falcons 25.1 (32nd)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Broncos 21.4 (9th), Falcons 22.9 (11th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Broncos 37.5 (18th), Falcons 43.0 (28th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Broncos 11.8 (14th), Falcons 18.9 (32nd)

Seahawks@Bills
Russell WilsonQB1Josh Allen
QB2
RB1
DeeJay DallasRB2
DK MetcalfWR1Stefon Diggs
Tyler LockettWR2
WR3Cole Beasley
TE1
FlexJohn Brown
FlexZack Moss
FlexDevin Singletary
NahDEFNah
David MooreBenchTyler Kroft
Greg OlsenBenchGabriel Davis
Will DisslyBenchDawson Knox
Alex CollinsBench
Bench

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Seahawks 25.1 (31st), Bills 18.4 (15th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Seahawks 24.6 (20th), Bills 23.8 (15th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Seahawks 58.0 (32nd), Bills 31.2 (5th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Seahawks 8.8 (6th), Bills 16.7 (30th)

Bears@Titans
QB1
Nick FolesQB2Ryan Tannehill
RB1Derrick Henry
David MontgomeryRB2
Allen RobinsonWR1AJ Brown
WR2
WR3Corey Davis
Jimmy GrahamTE1Jonnu Smith
Darnell MooneyFlex
Anthony MillerFlex
Flex
MaybeDEFMaybe
Cordarrelle PattersonBenchKalif Raymond
Demetrius HarrisBenchJeremy McNichols
Cole KmetBenchAnthony Firkser
BenchAdam Humphries?
Bench

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Bears 13.8 (3rd), Titans 19.5 (20th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Bears 23.2 (13th), Titans 25.6 (22nd)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Bears 28.6 (4th), Titans 47.1 (31st)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Bears 14.4 (22nd), Titans 13.4 (18th)

Ravens@Colts
Lamar JacksonQB1
QB2Philip Rivers
RB1
JK DobbinsRB2
WR1
WR2
WR3
Mark AndrewsTE1Trey Burton?
Marquise BrownFlexJordan Wilkins?
Gus EdwardsFlexNyheim Hines?
Flex
StartDEFMaybe
Willie SneadBenchZach Pascal
Miles BoykinBenchMarcus Johnson
Devin DuvernayBenchMichael Pittman Jr.
Mark Ingram?BenchJonathan Taylor?
BenchJack Doyle
BenchMo Alie-Cox
BenchTY Hilton?

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Ravens 18.7 (17th), Colts 13.2 (1st)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Ravens 19.8 (6th), Colts 18.5 (3rd)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Ravens 32.6 (8th), Colts 36.5 (14th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Ravens 14.0 (20th), Colts 6.7 (1st)

Panthers@Chiefs
QB1Patrick Mahomes
Teddy BridgewaterQB2
RB1
Christian McCaffreyRB2Clyde Edwards-Helaire
WR1Tyreek Hill
Robby AndersonWR2
DJ MooreWR3
TE1Travis Kelce
Curtis SamuelFlexMecole Hardman
Mike DavisFlexDemarcus Robinson
FlexLe’Veon Bell
NopeDEFMaybe
Ian ThomasBenchByron Pringle
BenchDarrel Williams
BenchSammy Watkins
Bench
Bench

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Panthers 16.2 (9th), Chiefs 15.2 (7th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Panthers 30.6 (29th), Chiefs 23.0 (12th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Panthers 31.7 (7th), Chiefs 28.1 (3rd)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Panthers 10.8 (9th), Chiefs 11.1 (11th)

Lions@Vikings
Matthew StaffordQB1
QB2Kirk Cousins
RB1Dalvin Cook
D’Andre SwiftRB2
WR1Adam Thielen
WR2
Marvin Jones Jr.WR3Justin Jefferson
TJ HockensonTE1
Danny AmendolaFlex
Adrian PetersonFlex
Flex
NahDEFNah
Quintez CephusBenchIrv Smith Jr.
Marvin HallBenchAlexander Mattison
Kerryon JohnsonBenchKyle Rudolph
Kenny Golladay?BenchChad Beebe
Bench

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Lions 19.7 (21st), Vikings 21.8 (28th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Lions 31.6 (30th), Vikings 24.1 (17th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Lions 38.4 (20th), Vikings 46.5 (30th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Lions 10.1 (8th), Vikings 13.3 (17th)

Giants@Washington
QB1
Daniel JonesQB2Kyle Allen
RB1
RB2Antonio Gibson
WR1Terry McLaurin
WR2
Sterling ShepardWR3
Evan EngramTE1Logan Thomas
Darius SlaytonFlexJD McKissic
Flex
Flex
MaybeDEFMaybe
Wayne GallmanBenchDontrelle Inman
Devonta Freeman?BenchIsaiah Wright
Dion LewisBenchCam Sims
Golden TateBenchPeyton Barber
BenchSteven Sims Jr?

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Giants 16.9 (10th), Washington 17.9 (13th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Giants 24.7 (21st), Washington 19.2 (4th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Giants 39.4 (21st), Washington 25.7 (1st)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Giants 11.0 (10th), Washington 15.0 (24th)

Texans@Jaguars
Deshaun WatsonQB1
QB2Jake Luton
RB1James Robinson
David JohnsonRB2
Will FullerWR1
WR2
Brandin CooksWR3DJ Chark
Jordan Akins?TE1
Randall CobbFlexLaviska Shenault Jr.
FlexKeelan Cole
Flex
MaybeDEFNah
Duke JohnsonBenchTyler Eifert
Kenny StillBenchJames O’Shaughnessy
Darren FellsBenchChris Thompson
BenchChris Conley
Bench

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Texans 20.5 (26th), Jaguars 22.4 (30th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Texans 31.6 (31st), Jaguars 29.4 (28th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Texans 41.4 (27th), Jaguars 37.6 (19th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Texans 15.0 (25th), Jaguars 16.6 (27th)

Sunday Afternoon Game: 3:05 PM CT

Raiders@Chargers
QB1Justin Herbert
Derek CarrQB2
Josh JacobsRB1
RB2Justin Jackson
WR1Keenan Allen
WR2
WR3Mike Williams
Darren WallerTE1Hunter Henry
Flex
Flex
Flex
NahDEFNah
Nelson AgholorBenchJoshua Kelley
Henry Ruggs IIIBenchTroymaine Pope
Hunter RenfrowBenchJalen Guyton
Bryan EdwardsBench
Devontae BookerBench
Jalen RichardBench
Bench

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Raiders 20.2 (24th), Chargers 22.0 (29th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Raiders 29.1 (27th), Chargers 24.5 (18th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Raiders 35.7 (13th), Chargers 35.2 (12th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Raiders 11.4 (12th), Chargers 14.5 (23rd)

Sunday Afternoon Games: 3:25 PM CT

Steelers@Cowboys
Ben RoethlisbergerQB1
QB2
James ConnerRB1
RB2
WR1
WR2
JuJu Smith-SchusterWR3
Eric EbronTE1Dalton Schultz
Chase ClaypoolFlexEzekiel Elliott?
Diontae Johnson?FlexTony Pollard?
Flex
StartDEFNope
James WashingtonBenchAmari Cooper
Benny Snell Jr.BenchGarrett Gilbert?
Anthony McFarland Jr.BenchMichael Gallup
BenchCeeDee Lamb
Bench

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Steelers 15.0 (6th), Cowboys 18.5 (16th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Steelers 18.0 (2nd), Cowboys 24.6 (19th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Steelers 39.9 (24th), Cowboys 40.2 (26th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Steelers 8.4 (3rd), Cowboys 12.8 (16th)

Dolphins@Cardinals
QB1Kyler Murray
Tua TagovailoaQB2
RB1
RB2Chase Edmonds
WR1DeAndre Hopkins
WR2
WR3
TE1
DeVante ParkerFlexChristian Kirk
Preston WilliamsFlex
Flex
MaybeDEFStart
Mike GesickiBenchLarry Fitzgerald
Matt Breida?BenchEno Benjamin
Jordan Howard?BenchAndy Isabella
Patrick Laird?BenchDan Arnold
Myles Gaskin OUTBenchDarrell Daniels

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Dolphins 16.1 (8th), Cardinals 18.9 (18th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Dolphins 26.3 (26th), Cardinals 25.7 (24th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Dolphins 39.7 (23rd), Cardinals 37.2 (17th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Dolphins 8.6 (5th), Cardinals 11.5 (13th)

Sunday Night Game: 7:20 PM CT

Saints@Buccaneers
QB1Tom Brady
Drew BreesQB2
Alvin KamaraRB1
RB2Leonard Fournette
WR1
WR2
Michael ThomasWR3Mike Evans
Jared CookTE1Rob Gronkowski
Emmanuel SandersFlexChris Godwin
FlexAntonio Brown
FlexRonald Jones
MaybeDEFStart
Tre’Quan SmithBenchScotty Miller
Latavius MurrayBenchTyler Johnson
Bench
Bench
Bench

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Saints 21.8 (27th), Buccaneers 13.8 (4th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Saints 19.8 (5th), Buccaneers 22.4 (10th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Saints 39.6 (22nd), Buccaneers 33.8 (10th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Saints 16.6 (28th), Buccaneers 11.8 (15th)

Monday Night Game: 7:15 PM CT

Patriots@Jets
QB1
Cam NewtonQB2Joe Flacco
RB1
RB2
WR1
WR2
WR3
TE1
Jakobi MeyersFlexJamison Crowder?
Damien Harris?FlexDenzel Mims?
Flex
StartDEFNah
Damiere ByrdBenchLa’Mical Perine
James WhiteBenchFrank Gore
Rex BurkheadBenchBreshad Perriman
N’Keal HarryBenchBraxton Berrios
BenchChris Herndon

Fantasy Points Allowed to QB: Patriots 13.7 (2nd), Jets 20.5 (25th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to RB: Patriots 25.6 (23rd), Jets 26.3 (25th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: Patriots 33.4 (9th), Jets 40.0 (25th)

Fantasy Points Allowed to TE: Patriots 7.7 (2nd), Jets 15.3 (26th)