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Fantasy Football Week 9 Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em

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Welcome to our 9th installment of Start ‘em and Sit ‘em.  I try and not call out obvious decisions or top 6 players at QB, top 15 at RB or WR and make this productive for possible decisions that each fantasy owner has to make each week.  This is a huge bye week with Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay and Tennessee off this week.   Last week we had a good week going 9-2 in the Start ‘Em and 5-5 in the Sit ‘Em.  I will be away on vacation next week as a FYI.  Please feel free to direct any questions to me on Twitter.   Let’s get to this week’s list;

Start ‘Em

  • Colin Kaepernick –  His last game on the road against the Rams was his best of the season and that defense has gotten worse (if possible), it should be a huge week.
  • Eli Manning –  He always has a big week off the bye and has a good match up at home against a team that was lit up on the road last week,
  • Denard Robinson –  With 2 very good week in the books and getting a bad run defense in the Bengals, enjoy the ride.
  • Chris Ivory –  If the Jets are going to stay in the game, he should get at least 15 carries and now has the RB1 job by himself.
  • Bobby Rainey –  Martin is out this week and the Browns are pretty awful versus the run, the few times he has gotten a ton of touches he has performed well.
  • Rueben Randle – He gets 10 targets a game and should run free against the Colts.
  • Brandin Cooks –  He is back in Brees good graces and gets a bad Panthers defense on Thursday night.
  • Allen Robinson – He is the king of garbage time points but they count the same.
  • Jason Witten-  The Cardinals are shaky defending tight ends and if its Weeden, I can see 8-10 targets.

Bench ‘Em

  • Tony Romo – he looked awful when he came back and is a game time decision, do not take the chance it is not worth it.
  • Ben Roethlisberger –  Coming off a huge week, the defense is tougher and he should come back to earth.
  • Jerick McKinnon –  He is getting the touches but Washington has been good against the run.
  • Frank Gore –  The Rams have done well against bigger backs and with it being so easy to pass against them, Gore just will not get enough chances.
  • Tre Mason –  Stay far away from the Rams running backs, even Fisher is drawing straws on the sideline.
  • Doug Baldwin –  The Raiders are actually pretty good against Wr’s.
  • Marques Colston –  With one good game all year, if he had a different name he would be much farther down any rankings.
  • Michael Floyd – He only has 18 targets in last 4 games, wait and see if Palmer starts looking for him again.
  • Zach Ertz – He just does not get consistent targets to start him week in and week out.

Here are a few fantasy streaming defenses that may be available-  Bengals, Browns, Chiefs and Vikings

I wish everyone luck this week and let me know if you have any questions.

Fantasy Mike

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.