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Week 9: NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

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Washington Redskins v Atlanta Falcons

Standing atop the highlights for week nine in fantasy football has to be the reemergence of stud running back Michael Turner. In the past two weeks Turner has a yards per carry of over eight yards.

Not to mention that he has racked up over 300 yards rushing in those games and has three touchdowns.

Falcons vs. Skins

Before this surge, it looked like Turner was going to be a bust for as high as fantasy football owners drafted him. Now, he looks like his old self and is ready to have a very strong second half of the season.

Below I have some observations from the ninth week of the regular season and how I see those points of interest playing out from a fantasy perspective.

2009 NFL Regular Season Week Nine

Regular Season First Eight Weeks

Fantasy Football Regular Season Week Nine Notes:

Failure to Launch

The stats for Peyton Manning don’t look that bad as he did have 50 passing attempts for 318 yards and a touchdown score.

However, Manning has lost the killer instinct that he had early in the season as he’s now only thrown one touchdown pass in that past two weeks.

Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts

For the game Manning found his star tight end Dallas Clark up and down the field for 14 catches and 119 yards. While this was a great effort from Clark, fantasy owners want to see Clark stick one or two of those into the end zone.

Hopefully, the Colts will get back to their stellar play next week when the New England Patriots come to town.

Cedric Benson Runs Hard

This season has been a great one for fantasy football owners with Cedric Benson on their team(s).

The last time Benson played the Ravens, he posted the first 100 yard rushing game against their defense in years. This time around one had to believe that the Ravens would be ready for Benson and not allow him to go over the century mark twice.

By games end Benson posted 34 carries for 117 yards rushing and a touchdown run. The Bengals road Benson for their second win against the Ravens and their 4th win in the division.

The Bengals are still atop the division as they get ready for the Steelers next week . If they can win that game, they will have swept the Steelers and Ravens for the season.

Randy Moss Big Down the Stretch

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots

In the middle of the third quarter both teams were tied 17 all but that was until Tom Brady found Moss.

Close to the end of the quarter Moss caught a pass and put a stiff arm on a defender and took the play to the house. The touchdown went for 71 yards and helped the Patriots take control of the game.

For the game Moss had six catches for 147 yards and the score.

Next week the Patriots will go to Indianapolis and will play against he rival Colts on Sunday night football. Get for fantasy players in for this one as it should be a great game.

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