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Michael Bush vs Broncos -

As of Monday, Darren McFadden missed the teams first practice of the week coming of the bye week as he recovers from an leg injury that knocked him out of action against the Chiefs. Fantasy owners will McFadden and Michael Bush need to monitor his progress throughout the week as the star running back may not play in a terrific matchup against the Broncos.

If McFadden is out, Bush would move up from being just a flex play start, to a legit RB-2 play this week as Oakland has tormented Denver on the ground for a few years now. Expect rookie speedster Taiwan Jones to get some looks with Bush, but the power back should see at least 20 carries and the usual goal-line work if he’s declared the starter.

Javon Ringer vs Bengals -

Watch the video from the Titans vs. Texans it was clear to see that Chris Johnson was on the fast track to losing his job if he continued his un-inspiring play. At one point, Johnson had five carries for only one yards against a Colts defense that’s been torched on the ground all year.

By the fourth quarter, the Titans coaching staff finally made the switch to Javon Ringer as he’s run better, and will at least lower his shoulder and deliver a blow to opposing defenders. While Ringer will likely be in a time share with Johnson going forward, fantasy owners should look to Ringer as the better fantasy play, at this time.

Brandon Marshall @ Chiefs

This has been a tough year for the Dolphins, but Brandon Marshall continues to be an active player in the offense weekly. Matt Moore has a tendency to lock on to one receiver as we saw him target Marshall often against the Jets, and he did the same with Steve Smith while in Carolina.

Don’t be surprised if Marshall ends the season with 90 receptions and over 1,000 yards but his touchdown total should be low. The Dolphins have had a hard time getting the football over the goal line, and when they do finally score a touchdown, it tends to be on the ground.

Still, Marshall makes for as high as a low WR-2 play this week as he will have some opportunities against the Chiefs secondary that likes to take chances (for turnovers) and can get burned.

Last Update – Oct. 31st

More WK 9 Rankings – QB | RB | WR | TE | Flex | K/D |DL | LB | DB | Waivers | Start / Sit |

1 LeSean McCoy Bears
2 Arian Foster Browns
3 Matt Forte @ Eagles
4 Fred Jackson Jets
5 Steven Jackson @ Cardinals
6 Michael Turner @ Colts
7 Ray Rice @ Steelers
8 Frank Gore @ Redskins
9 Wes Welker Giants
10 Mike Wallace Ravens
11 Greg Jennings @ Chargers
12 Dwayne Bowe Dolphins
13 Michael Bush Broncos
14 LeGarrette Blount @ Saints
15 DeMarco Murray Seahawks
16 A.J. Green @ Titans
17 Jeremy Maclin Bears
18 Marques Colston Buccaneers
19 Roddy White @ Colts
20 Mike Tolbert Packers
21 Jackie Battle Dolphins
22 Beanie Wells (I) Rams
23 Victor Cruz @ Patriots
24 Brandon Lloyd @ Cardinals
25 DeSean Jackson Bears
26 Shonn Greene @ Bills
27 Darren Sproles Buccaneers
28 Rashard Mendenhall Ravens
29 Mario Manningham @ Patriots
30 Anquan Boldin @ Steelers
31 Dez Bryant Seahawks
32 Cedric Benson @ Titans
33 BenJarvus Green-Ellis (I) Giants
34 Willis McGahee (I) @ Raiders
35 Antonio Brown Ravens
36 Larry Fitzgerald Rams
37 Vincent Jackson (I) Packers
38 Miles Austin Seahawks
39 Darrius Heyward-Bey Broncos
40 Santonio Holmes @ Bills
41 Brandon Marshall @ Chiefs
42 Nate Washington Bengals
43 Michael Crabtree @ Redskins
44 Sidney Rice (I) @ Cowboys
45 Jordy Nelson @ Chargers
46 Ben Obamanu @ Cowboys
47 Reggie Bush (I) @ Chiefs
48 Brandon Jacobs (I) @ Patriots
49 Taiwan Jones Broncos
50 Mike Williams (TB) @ Saints
51 Torrey Smith @ Steelers
52 Julio Jones (I) @ Colts
53 Javon Ringer Bengals
54 Pierre Thomas Buccaneers
55 Chris Ogbonnaya @ Texans
56 Greg Little @ Texans
57 Greg Salas @ Cardinals
58 Eric Decker @ Raiders
59 Marshawn Lynch(I) @ Cowboys
60 Daniel Thomas (I) @ Chiefs
61 Ben Tate Browns
62 Steve Johnson Jets
63 Pierre Garcon Falcons
64 Steve Breaston Dolphins
65 Delone Carter Falcons
66 James Starks @ Chargers
67 Chris Johnson Bengals
68 Reggie Wayne Falcons
69 James Jones @ Chargers
70 Roy Helu 49ers
71 Knowshon Moreno @ Raiders
72 Kendall Hunter @ Redskins
73 Jabar Gaffney 49ers
74 Arrelious Benn @ Saints
75 Donald Brown Falcons

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