Week 9 Start’em Sit’em
Eli Manning @ Seahawks: The solid fantasy season continues for Eli Manning as the Seahawks secondary has been bad of late. Manning and the Giants are on a roll coming off their bye week and should cruz to an easy victory.
Ben Roethlisberger @ Bengals: Ben Roethlisberger should have some strong days ahead of him but the Bengals gave him problems last year. The Steelers may breakout with some second half big plays, but you should look for a better option this week.
LeGarrette Blount @ Falcons: The Buccaneers needed a running back to step up and run well if they had any hope of making the playoffs. Now at five and two, Tampa Bay has a productive option to close out games as rookie LeGarrette Blount is making things happen. For the second week in a row, Blount had a nice yard per carry average and found his first 100 yard game against the Cardinals week eight.
Blount makes for a nice flex play option as long as he continues to take the bulk of the work.
DeAngelo Williams vs Saints: I have DeAngelo Williams as a top fifteen option to start on our early rankings this week for running backs, but he may miss time again. Williams has had much success against the Saints, but a foot injury has limited him to hobble around the locker room.
The Panthers are having a hard time running the football this season as their offensive line is hurting, and defenses don’t respect their passing game. If Williams should give it a go, he is worth considering but make sure you have a respectable secondary option if he’s out again.
Mario Manningham @ Seahawks: The Giants will have a field day against the Seahawks and Mario Manningham should be good for a touchdown in this one. Eli Manning is doing a solid job of keeping all three of his top targets involved and Manningham should continue to be a decent option going forward.
Wes Welker @ Browns: At some point Wes Welker may bounce back and play the way we are accustomed to seeing. For now, Welker just isn’t finding enough production to even be a strong PPR receiver.
It looks like the wear and tear of the season is fatiguing Welker, who is coming off of a nasty knee injury at the end of last year.
NFL fantasy football player rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com