Fantasy Football Awws And Naw’s Of Week 9: Perfect Fill-Ins For Bye’s and Injuries

Aww Quarterbacks

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (away vs New York Giants) – Here’s a fact– Over the past four weeks, the Giants defense were ranked 31st against the pass and Janoris Jenkins won’t be playing due to suspension. Let’s not forget that the Rams are No.2 in the league in points per game at 30.3.

Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders (away vs. Miami Dolphins) – Even though Carr has been a disappointment this fantasy season, he has a good matchup against a pretty bad Dolphins secondary.

Brett Hundley, Green Bay Packers (home vs. Detroit Lions) – This is how I look at it– Hundley had two weeks to jell with his wide receivers and tight ends. Now, it’s Monday night, primetime game at home against the Lions. He has to play better than he did in Week 7.


Naw Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins (away vs. Seattle Seahawks) – Washington’s offensive line is still in bad shape, and Cousins has been sacked eight times in the past two weeks. He’ll be playing without Jamison Crowder and Jordan Reed with hamstring injuries as well.

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (away vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – Jacksonville’s defense has been great all season and has not allowed a quarterback to score more than 14 Fantasy points in any game.


Aww Running Backs

Lamar Miller, Houston Texans (home vs. Indianapolis Colts) – Now with Tom Savage under center at quarterback, Miller should see plenty of carries as well as catches out of the backfield.

Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (home vs. Atlanta Falcons) – With no Kelvin Benjamin, there’s going to be a whole lot of targeting going on for him and he has the speed and quickness to get past what the Falcons have in the secondary.

Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (home vs. Detroit Lions) – There’s no reason to hold him back as a feature back after his performance against the Saints in week seven. If he has another breakout performance, he’ll be a must start weekly on anyone’s fantasy lineup.


Naw Running Backs

Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles (home vs. Denver Broncos) – As much as I am happy to see Ajayi in an Eagles uniform, this week is not a good matchup for his coming out party. The Eagles want to bring him in slowly so I personally don’t vision him on the field for no more than 15 snaps. The Broncos defense has not allowed a rushing touchdown to opposing running backs this season.

C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos (away vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – You might not have a choice but to start Anderson as so many top running backs are on a bye but the matchup isn’t good. Splitting carries with Jamaal Charles and Devontae Booker doesn’t help either.


Aww Wide Receivers

Marvin Jones Jr., Detroit Lions (away vs. Green Bay Packers) – He had a monster game in Lambeau against the Packers secondary last season and is coming off a great one against the Steelers’ tough pass coverage.

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (away vs. Houston Texans) – The Texans defense is a mess due to injuries and Seattle just destroyed them with Paul Richardson, Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin combining for 18 catches, 280 yards and two touchdowns. Hilton has been getting the targets but nothing to show for it. This is the week he should rebound.

Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons (away vs. Carolina Panthers) – With all the double and triple teaming Julio Jones will be receiving, Sanu is now a consistent part of the offense and the Panthers defense can be exploited in the slot.


Naw Wide Receivers

Will Fuller, Houston Texans (home vs. Indianapolis Colts) – This should not come as a surprise since DeShawn Watson tore his ACL at practice this week. Fuller and Hopkins will take a big hit in fantasy with Tom Savage at quarterback.

Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos (away vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – I absolutely have zero faith in Brock Osweller as quarterback. It’s just hard to trust after what I’ve seen in Houston last season. Thomas and Sanders will struggle. The Eagles defense are good.


Aww Tight Ends

Jake Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (away vs. Houston Texans) – The matchup is solid and he’s clearly the guy Jacoby Brissett loves to throw to the most.

Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins (away vs. Seattle Seahawks) – Now that Jordan Reed has been ruled out for this weekend’s game in Seattle, Davis will see more targets coming his way. A great bye week replacement for any Rob Gronkowski owners.


Naw Tight Ends

Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions (away vs. Green Bay Packers) – Ebron has not done anything fantasy relevant since week two. He’ll go back to being totally irrelevant in their passing game this weekend.

Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens (away vs. Tennessee Titans) – Don’t you remember when Joe Flacco used to throw to his tight ends a lot? Well, this season have been a total bomb as Watson has caught just two touchdowns this season….from Ryan Mallett.


Aww Team Defense

New Orleans Saints (home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – They are playing solid defense all-around, and Tampa Bay’s offense is out of whack besides Doug Martin.

Los Angeles Rams (away vs. New York Giants) – The Rams defense have been pretty solid over the past three weeks ranking third in fantasy points per game since week five. They should give Eli Manning and the Giants offense a hard time this weekend.



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