Fantasy Football: Week 9
posted Nov 05 2016, 07:43PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

So many Bye weeks...

Chicago, Cincinnati, New England, Arizona, Washington and Houston

The fantasy regular season should be about half over for most leagues and the playoff picture should be starting to form. Are you in?  Are you out? Are you close? What  moves do you need to make to win it all?

Trade deadlines should be coming up as well. This is a good time to look ahead. LOOK AT YOUR LEAGUE RULES! What weeks are the playoffs? How many teams make the playoffs? Make sure you’re aware of your league’s playoff format. Then, if you need to, and you know you’re in, look to make some playoff worthy moves. It’s time to make moves to get players that have excellent playoff matchups. Look and see who you think has great week 14-15-16 matchups? Cincinnati has a favorable schedule, while Denver has a rougher road.

Some possible players to add with good playoff matchups:

Jeremy Hill

AJ Green

Frank Gore

Donte Moncrief

Lamar Miller

Houston DST

Derek Carr

Michael Crabtree

Cam Newton

Jonathan Stewart

Kelvin Benjamin

Jameis Winston

Doug Martin

Mike Evans

In my leagues, I am 7-1, 5-3, 2-6. I should make the playoffs in two of the three leagues. The third league I am still trying to win every game. Hopefully you don’t have “that guy” in your league. That guy who isn’t in the playoffs so just gives up. If it’s a money league that guy should get kicked out. He is basically giving away wins now. Take into consideration you beat team X earlier in the year, now you’re out of the playoffs and give up so you lose to team Y. Now team Y beats out team X for the playoffs because you gave up on your team. Don’t be that guy. That guy sucks. That guy shouldn’t even be allowed to play fantasy football. Kick that guy out of your league.

I understand people will try and tank in some leagues that don’t have randomized drafts each year. To that I say: “you’re a punk.” You can have every argument against for next year, or draft position, and it won’t matter to me. I don’t want to play with you. Most leagues set up a “losers” bracket as well to determine draft position. Fantasy isn’t real football, people aren’t playing all 16 games for their next contract. I understand that you’re out of it this year but want next years #1 pick. Is the #1 pick really the best pick in fantasy? Do you really want #1 and #24? Would you rather have a middle round pick? Is Le'veon or Antonio really worth tanking for? Don’t be a punk, play until the end and see what happens.

Each week so far this year I have streamed a defense. It was worked every week except for one. I have had a top 10 DST every week except that one. This week I am streaming the Steelers. Pittsburgh has a very underrated pass rush. Baltimore has a very overrated passing game. They can’t run, can’t pass, can’t do anything on offense right now. If Big Ben plays and Pittsburgh plays ball control, they should dominate this game. Baltimore has the 26th ranked scoring offense and Pittsburgh has the 12th ranked scoring defense. Steel Show Sunday!

Onto the rankings….


1. Aaron Rodgers

2. Drew Brees

3. Andrew Luck

4. Cam Newton

5. Dak Prescott

6. Ben Roethlisberger

7. Marcus Mariota

8. Philip Rivers

9. Matthew Stafford

10. Colin Kaepernick

11. Russell Wilson

12. Eli Manning

13. Blake Bortles

14. Derek Carr

15. Tyrod Taylor

16. Nick Foles

17. Joe Flacco

18. Ryan Tannehill

19. Trevor Siemian

20. Cody Kessler


1. Ezekiel Elliott

2. Leveon Bell

3. Demarco Murray

4. Devontae Booker

5. Melvin Gordon

6. Matt Forte

7. Charcandrick West

8. Jay Ajayi

9. Christine Michael

10. Jonathan Stewart

11. Terrance West

12. Todd Gurley

13. Frank Gore

14. Theo Riddick

15. Mark Ingram

16.  Ty Montgomery

17. LeSean McCoy

18. Latavius Murray

19. Isaiah Crowell

20. Tim Hightower

21. Carlos Hyde

22. Matt Asiata

23. Darren Sproles

24. Rashad Jennings

25. TJ Yeldon

26. Jerick McKinnon

27. Duke Johnson

28. Ryan Matthews

29. Bilal Powell

30. C.J. Prosise

31. Kenneth Dixon

32. Mike Gillislee

33. Derrick Henry

34. Alfred Morris

35. Chris Ivory

36. DuJuan Harris

37. Kapri Bibbs

38. Zach Zenner

39. Fozzy Whittaker

40. DeAngelo Williams


1. Antonio Brown

2. Odell Beckham Jr.

3. T.Y. Hilton

4. Dez Bryant

5. Jordy Nelson

6. Demaryius Thomas

7. Brandin Cooks

8. Brandon Marshall

9. Emmanuel Sanders

10. Kelvin Benjamin

11. Terrelle Pryor

12. Jarvis Landry

13. Allen Robinson

14. Stefon Diggs

15. Donte Moncrief

16. DaVante Adams

17. Amari Cooper

18. Ty Montgomery

19. Doug Baldwin

20. Randall Cobb

21. Michael Thomas

22. Michael Crabtree

23. Willie Snead

24. Marvin Jones

25. Jeremy Maclin

26. Jordan Matthews

27. Quincy Enunwa

28. Golden Tate

29. Mike Wallace

30. Tyrrell Williams

31. Kenny Britt

32. Cole Beasley

33. Sammie Coates

34. Allen Hurns

35. Core Coleman

36. DeVante Parker

37. Kenny Stills

38. Torrey Smith

39. Robert Woods

40. Tavon Austin


1. Jimmy Graham

2. Delanie Walker

3. Greg Olsen

4. Travis Kelce

5. Antonio Gates

6. Gary Barnidge

7. Kyle Rudolph

8. Eric Ebron

9. Coby Fleener

10. Dennis Pitta

11. Jason Witten

12. Jack Doyle

13. Julius Thomas

14. Jesse James

15. Clive Walford


1. Dan Bailey

2. Mason Crosby

3. Adam Vinatieri

4. Justin Tucker

5. Josh Lambo

6. Steven Hauschka

7. Brandon Mcmanus

8. Blair Walsh

9. Cairo Santos

10. Caleb Sturgis

11. Sebastian Janikowski

12. Wil Lutz

13. Matt Prater

14. Graham Gano

15. Dan Carpenter


1. Seattle

2. Carolina

3. Kansas City

4. Denver

5. Dallas

6. Minnesota

7. Philadelphia

8. NY Jets

9. Pittsburgh

10. Miami

11. Baltimore

12. Buffalo

13. San Diego

14. Tennessee

15. NYGiants

Great Matchups:

QB: Dak Prescott, Philip Rivers, Ryan Tannehill

RB: Devontae Booker, Melvin Gordon, Charcandrick West

WR: Dez Bryant, Michael Thomas, T.Y. Hilton

Good Matchups:

QB: Trevor Siemian, Marcus Mariota, Colin Kaepernick

RB: Demarco Murray, Theo Riddick, Ty Montgomery

WR: Donte Moncrief, Tyrell Williams, Allen Hurns

Bad Matchups:

QB: Derek Carr, Carson Wentz, Tyrod Taylor

RB: Todd Gurley, LeSean McCoy, Any Minnesota RB

WR: Oakland WR’s, Doug Baldwin, Jordan Matthews

Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. Working on a Finance degree as well. You can never lear...

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