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Start ’em Sit ’em: Week 9

Start ’em

Quarterback

Chicago Bears v Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys: Prescott had a poor stat line last week against Washington.  However this week he gets a Kansas City defense who has been pretty poor against opposing fantasy quarterbacks this season at home.  Look for Dak to put up some good numbers this Sunday.

Runningback

adrian peterson

Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals: Coming off the bye week where AP supposedly studied the playbook a ton I think he goes off this weekend.  The Cardinals get the worst run defense in the NFL in a divisional game where they need to win to get on track.  I think they do that by feeding AP the ball.  He will have 25+ touches and really nice fantasy scoreline.

Wide Receiver

devin funchess

Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers: Funchess is now the number 1 receiver on a team that is going to be very hungry for a win this weekend.  When the Panthers and Falcons play it’s always a battle and I think the Panthers winning game plan involves getting Funchess the ball a lot.  Look for him to have a good fantasy day, especially in PPR.

Tight End

jimmy graham

Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks: Graham has scored 4 touchdowns in his last 3 games and despite the drops Russell Wilson has been looking his way a lot.  I expect him to keep up his touchdown streak against a Washington defense who has been the 4th worst in the league against opposing fantasy tight ends.

Sit ’em

Quarterback

matt ryan

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons: The reigning MVP has been putting up OK numbers this season but that doesn’t get you wins in the Fantasy realm.  He gets the Panthers defense who has allowed a whopping 8.3 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks the last two weeks… not to mention the game is in Carolina.  I’m staying away from Matty Ice this weekend.

Runningback

marshawn lynch

Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders: Coming off a suspension you’d expect Beastmode to come in and have something to prove.  Well that’s not what I’m expecting at all.  The Raiders offense isn’t looking good and I don’t think feeding Lynch is the solution to their problems.  I expect them to try to fix their offense through the hands of Derek Carr and Amari Cooper, so I’m keeping Lynch on my bench this week.

Wide Receiver

alshon jeffery

Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles: The bulk of Jeffery’s fantasy points came on a big 53 yard touchdown in the third quarter last week.  Other than that he would have had one catch for 9 yards.  This week he will probably be shadowed by Aqib Talib and I don’t expect him to win that match up very often on Sunday.

Tight End

Engram

Evan Engram, New York Giants:  This one is tough for me because I actually think Engram might do OK this weekend.  However, the matchup against a Rams defense who’s been pretty good holding opposing fantasy tight ends in check, is scaring me from putting Engram in my lineup.

Written By: Jon Tetreault ( @jtetreault13 )

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