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Fantasy Football Week 9: Start/Sit Rankings

Each week I will provide rankings for the upcoming fantasy week along with a featured start/sit option at each position. That said, the Week 7 edition is here. Be sure to check them out for all your lineup setting needs, and if you have any further questions feel free to reach out on Twitter @DanMarcus3.

QUARTERBACK

  1. Drew Brees, vs. TB
  2. Dak Prescott, vs. KC
  3. Russell Wilson, vs. WAS
  4. Matt Stafford, @GB
  5. Alex Smith, @DAL
  6. Cam Newton, vs. ATL
  7. Jameis Winston, @NO
  8. Derek Carr, @MIA
  9. Carson Wentz, vs. DEN
  10. Matt Ryan, @CAR
  11. Jared Goff, @NYG
  12. Marcus Mariota vs. BAL
  13. Jacoby Brissett, @HOU
  14. Jay Cutler, vs. OAK
  15. Kirk Cousins, @SEA
  16. Eli Manning, vs. LAR
  17. Brett Hundley, vs. DET
  18. Blake Bortles, vs. CIN
  19. Andy Dalton, @JAC
  20. Tom Savage, vs. IND

RUNNING BACK

  1. Kareem Hunt, @DAL
  2. Ezekiel Elliot, vs. KC
  3. Todd Gurley, @NYG
  4. Lamar Miler, vs. IND
  5. Mark Ingram, vs. TB
  6. Leonard Fournette, vs. CIN
  7. Doug Martin, @NO
  8. Adrian Peterson, vs. SF
  9. Aaron Jones, vs. DET
  10. DeMarco Murray, vs. BAL
  11. Devonta Freeman, @CAR
  12. Alvin Kamara, vs. RB
  13. C.J. Anderson, @PHI
  14. Alex Collins, @TEN
  15. Christian McCaffery, vs. ATL
  16. Joe Mixon, @JAC
  17. Carlos Hyde, vs. ARI
  18. Orleans Darkwa, vs. LAR
  19. Marshawn Lynch, @MIA
  20. Chris Thompson, @SEA
  21. Frank Gore, @HOU
  22. Ameer Abdullah, @GB
  23. Tevin Coleman, @CAR
  24. Kenyan Drake, vs. OAK
  25. Derrick Henry, vs. BAL
  26. Jonathan Stewart, vs. ATL
  27. Marlon Mack, @HOU
  28. Damien Williams, vs. OAK
  29. Eddie Lacy, vs. WAS
  30. D’Onta Foreman, vs. IND

START

Doug Martin is an elite option this week. The Saints are an improved defense, but most of that improvement has come from their passing defense. Martin is back in full swing after returning from his suspension so the volume will be there.

WIDE RECEIVER

  1. Dez Bryant, @NO
  2. Michael Thomas, vs. TB
  3. Doug Baldwin, vs. WAS
  4. Mike Evans, @NO
  5. Julio Jones, @CAR
  6. Tyreek Hill, @DAL
  7. Golden Tate, @GB
  8. T.Y. Hilton, @HOU
  9. Jarvis Landry, vs. OAK
  10. Michael Crabtree, @MIA
  11. A.J. Green, @JAC
  12. DeAndre Hopkins, vs. IND
  13. DeVante Parker, vs. OAK
  14. Marvin Jones, @GB
  15. Devin Funchess, vs. ATL
  16. Amari Cooper, @MIA
  17. Demaryius Thomas, @PHI
  18. Jordy Nelson, vs. DET
  19. Larry Fitzgerald, @SF
  20. Sterling Shepard, vs. LAR
  21. Davante Adams, vs. DET
  22. DeSean Jackson, @NO
  23. Ted Ginn, vs. TB
  24. Alshon Jeffery, vs. DEN
  25. Rishard Matthews, vs. BAL
  26. Paul Richardson, vs. WAS
  27. Corey Davis, vs. BAL
  28. Sammy Watkins, @NYG
  29. Jeremy Maclin, @TEN
  30. Emmanuel Sanders, @PHI
  31. Cooper Kupp, @NYG
  32. Tyler Lockett, vs. WAS
  33. Nelson Agholor, vs. DEN
  34. Mike Wallace, @TEN
  35. Marqise Lee, vs. CIN
  36. Will Fuller, vs. IND

START

DeVante Parker will get a dream matchup against Dexter McDonald who has allowed a 78% catch rate on the season. There is some risk in Parker, as there can be no certainty that he is completely healthy. The matchup is there, however, so Parker is someone to start this week despite some risk.

SIT

Will Fuller has been touchdown dependent this season. He was due for regression even if DeShaun Watson remained healthy, but now that Tom Savage is at the helm the Texans offense will not be able to find the endzone as easily. That makes Fuller a sit this week.

TIGHT END

  1. Zach Ertz, vs. DEN
  2. Travis Kelce, @DAL
  3. Jimmy Graham, vs. WAS
  4. Evan Engram, vs. LAR
  5. Jack Doyle, @HOU
  6. Jared Cook, @MIA
  7. Jason Witten, vs. KC
  8. Cameron Brate, @NO
  9. Vernon Davis, @SEA
  10. Delanie Walker, vs. BA
  11. Ben Watson, @TEN
  12. Ed Dickson, vs. ATL
  13. Austin Hooper, @CAR
  14. Eric Ebron, @GB
  15. Ryan Griffin, vs. iND
  16. Tyler Higbee, @NYG
  17. O.J. Howard, @NO
  18. George Kittle, vs. ARI
  19. Julius Thomas, vs. OAK
  20. Tyler Kroft, @JAC

START

Jared Cook has worked himself into a role with the Raiders’ offense over the past few weeks, and he now heads into a matchup against the Dolphins who have allowed the most receptions to tight ends this season. If you’re missing out on the elite options at the position, Cook is a nice fallback for this week.

 

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Dan Marcus
Dan recently moved to Columbus, Ohio but is a lifelong Pittsburgh sports fan. Fantasy baseball was and always will be his favorite fantasy sport, but he also enjoys football and basketball as well.

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