Week 9 Begins’ Em: Run again
Goodbye: Bengals, Browns, Eagles, Rams
The beginning of the week
Chase Edmonds vs. Dolphins: Edmonds will return to top in Arizona in the next few weeks, when Kenyan Drake has an ankle injury. That’s good news for his imaginative value, as the talented runner now has a clear path to reach in the match against the Dolphins. Their defense has struggled to counter run, allowing an average of 149 meters of scenario and a seventh-place fantasy point when running backwards. Edmonds, who has shot an average of more than 6 yards per dash this season, will be on the spotlight this week.
Week 9 Begins ̵6;Em, Sit’ Em
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Clyde Edwards-Helaire vs. Panthers: It comes to this, friends. Once a clear starter, Edwards-Helaire now faces matches against Le’Veon Bell. The good news is that CEH has grown much faster than Bell (60 to 34) in the past two weeks. The bad news is touches are almost split 50-50. In spite of that, I will keep going with a rookie in a match against the Panthers. Their defense has allowed a total of five athletes to score at least 22.8 imaginary points, of which two are over 30.
Antonio Gibson vs. Giant: Gibson looked like a fantasy superstar before Washington’s goodbye week, scoring an imaginary 18.8 points in the win over Cowboys. I’ll also keep him active this week, when the Football Team hosts the Giants in the NFC East battle. The New York defense has struggled with backward runs, as five players in this position scored at least 16.7 points ahead of them. That’s good news for Gibson, who leads his backyard in terms of touch and touch while averaging more than 13 imaginary points per game.
David Johnson in Jaguars: Johnson didn’t give the monster numbers, but he averaged an imaginary 13.3 points and was the average No. 2 runner for most of the week. He also gets almost 17 touches per game when he comes back to the top of Houston’s offense. Johnson will get 14 plus points this week as he travels to Duval County to face Jaguars. Their defense is very bad against running backwards, allowing an average of over 150 yards and fifth fantasy in place.
Justin Jackson and the Raiders: Jackson appears to have taken the top spot on Chargers depth chart, as he dominated snaps (41) and touched (20) in the defeat of Denver last week. What’s more, it looks like Joshua Kelley wasn’t loved in the spin. I like Jackson in 2nd place back or agile start this week, as he will be facing the Raiders’ defense that has struggled to stop back lanes. Silver & Black gave up an average of nearly 150 footage per game, and came in sixth in place.
- James Robinson at Texans
- Damien Harris at Jets (MNF)
- DeeJay Dallas at Bills
- Zack Moss vs Seahawks (DraftKings: $ 5,200)
- D’Andre Swift at Vikings (DraftKings: $ 5,000)
- Justin Jackson vs. Raiders (DraftKings: $ 4,900)
Week 9 Sitting ‘Em: Running again
Position of the week
Ezekiel Elliott vs. Ezekiel. Steelers: This is difficult, guys. I understand that you have to start Elliott in most cases, but he was terrible because Cowboys lost Dak Prescott. For the past three weeks, he’s ranked a disappointing 28th among backward runs based on imaginary scores. If that’s not enough to be in total bizarre mode, pair it up with a brutal match against the Steelers. Their defense surrendered less than 80 yards and the second least imaginary score toward the back of the enemy, so Zeke’s struggle could continue.
Jonathan Taylor vs. Ravens: Taylor is absolutely not a “must sit” player. In fact, he will be active in a lot of tournaments. However, his shares are on the wrong track. In the two games against Colts, the gap between Taylor and Wilkins in tackles and touches has narrowed, and Wilkins surpassed him in imaginary points last week in a win over Detroit. Furthermore, Colts continued to use the Nyheim Hines as a receiver. Taylor is also dealing with “a bit” of an ankle injury and has a game against a tough Ravens defense.
Devin Singletary vs. Devin Seahawks: Singletary was not bad on last week’s statistics, rushing 14 times in 86 meters in a win over the Patriots. However, he plays less snaps than Zack Moss and is inferior to his second rookie teammate in appearance in the red zone (6-1). Although I don’t see Moss taking the top spot and becoming a true standout face, his use of him is an issue as it relates to Singletary’s future value. So even though the match against the Seahawks on paper isn’t bad, I’ll beat Singletary this week.
Gus Edwards in Colts: Edwards looked good against the Steelers last week, rushing 87 yards on 16 carry and looking for the last zone. He did, however, play much less snaps than JK Dobbins (Edwards missed a while in the game) and he would give fans imagining nothing like a pass catcher. . Combine that with the game against Colts, who has one of the league’s best defenses against LB Darius Leonard in the mix, and I’ll be wary of Edwards this week. If you start a Raven back, that’s Dobbins to me.
James White at Jets (MNF): White at a time is a solid, versatile option with good decks in PPR tournaments. Now, he barely even deserves a spot in many fantasy tournaments. In the past two weeks, he has been third among the Patriots running backwards in a split second and has achieved 5 small ball touches in that time. The match against the Jets is a positive one, but without touches (more in terms of points, goals), then White wouldn’t be of much value in fantasy land. At this point, he can hardly trust the leadership.
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- Melvin Gordon at Falcons
- Ronald Jones vs. Saints (SNF)
- Wayne Gallman at the Football Team
- Ezekiel Elliott vs. Ezekiel. Steelers (DraftKings: $ 6,600)
- Todd Gurley vs. Broncos (DraftKings: $ 6,200)
- Jonathan Taylor vs. Ravens (DraftKings: $ 6,000)
Michael Fabiano is an award winning football fantasy analyst on Sports Illustrated and a member of the Hall of Fame (FSWA) Hall of Fame. You can follow Michael on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for the latest news and analysis!