Fantasy football Player Projections -- Breaking down Week 9
In a year that has seen quarterbacks take over fantasy leagues, the best might be yet to come.
A number of big-time QBs have great matchups this week. Philip Rivers and Robert Griffin III face each other in Washington. Drew Brees gets the Jets, a team Andy Dalton torched a week ago. And it's all capped by Aaron Rodgers with the Packers hosting the Bears, who have allowed 8.7 yards per attempt, on Monday Night Football.
Who will join those quarterbacks as the studs of the week? Find out in our Week 9 Projections.
Rodgers had a nearly flawless game last week, completing 24-of-29 passes for 298 yards and two TDs. The Bears have allowed 8.7 YPA and 11 passing touchdowns this season, so expect Rodgers to take advantage.
Wilson was held in check by the Rams, though he still gave his owners a solid game thanks to two touchdowns. The Buccaneers allow the 10th-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, but he's without Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin.
Brees lit up the Bills, throwing for 332 yards and five touchdowns. He has to be licking his chops after seeing what Andy Dalton did to the Jets last week.
Charles finally had his 100-total-yards-and-a-touchdown streak snapped last week, though it was only because he didn't find the end zone. He's my non-Peyton-Manning MVP of the first half.
Lacy has brought the second dimension this offense has been lacking for years. He should be started regardless of matchup.
Foster had to leave Houston's last game because of a hamstring injury. The Texans say he will be a gametime decision for the Sunday nighter.
Nelson had another monster game last week, catching seven passes for 123 yards and two TDs. He should be able to take advantage of the Bears' defense.
Bryant only had three catches and six targets last week, but he made them count, racking up two scores and 72 yards. The Vikings allow the eighth most fantasy points to receivers.
Marvin Jones stole the show last week, but Green still put up 115 yards on just three catches. He'll get back in the scoring act this week.
Cameron caught all four of his targets last week, racking up 81 yards. The Ravens have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points per game to tight ends.
Gronk caught just two passes for 27 yards last week, and Pittsburgh has surrendered the third-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends.
Gonzalez has yet to take over the way many thought he could when Julio Jones went down for the season. He'll finally get on track this week.
Tucker could be in for a lot of work against a Cleveland team that can put the clamps on Joe Flacco and the passing game.
This game should push up into the 30s. That's good news for Forbath.
Succop went 3-for-4 on field-goal attempts last week. Not a bad day at the office. He's now 15-for-18 on the season.
Like most weeks, this is another great matchup for the Seahawks.
The Bengals had a huge game last week, returning two Geno Smith interceptions for touchdowns and holding the Jets to nine points. They're a great play against a Miami team that has surrendered a league-high 32 sacks this year.
The Chiefs disappointed their owners last week, getting just one sack and one turnover against Jason Campbell and the Browns. They'll make up for it this week.