Fantasy Football: Week 9
posted Nov 04 2017, 11:19PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

Sometimes it rains....

There should be roughly 5 weeks left of your fantasy regular season. Are any of you truly out of the hunt? Maybe if you’re 1-7, but other than that it’s not panic time. Panic time can come next week. Next week we will talk about booting people from your league if they tank. This is the week to make big trades, take big chances and make a move.

Here are some potential targets to go after to make a big splash:

Todd Gurley

Carson Wentz

Russell Wilson

Doug Baldwin

Jerick McKinnon

Maybe take a chance on:

Alvin Kamara

Matthew Stafford

Joe Mixon

Marlon Mack

Devin Funchess

Marquise Goodwin

Think about trading away:

C.J. Anderson

DeAndre Hopkins (will never be as valuable as he is right now)

Amari Cooper

Christian McCaffrey

Derek Carr

Now is the time to make a move...any trade questions, hit me up on Twitter.

Each week I stream a DST. A team that’s owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues. I have picked a top 10 DST in every week except for one. This week I am going with 49ers. This is the team I have the least confidence in. Does anyone have confidence in Drew Stanton or possibly Blaine Gabbert? Does anyone think AP will go off again and have 100+ and 2 TD’s? This pick is more about Arizona’s offense being very bad. Look for San Francisco try to play ball control, run Hyde and Brieda and don’t let their QB make mistakes. This could be one of the 49ers chances to win.

Keep on keepin on...with the rankings


Tier 1

Drew Brees

Russell Wilson

Cam Newton

Matthew Stafford

Tier 2

Dak Prescott

Kirk Cousins

Alex Smith

Derek Carr

Tier 3

Carson Wentz

Marcus Mariota

Matt Ryan

Jared Goff

Jay Cutler

Tier 4

Eli Manning

Blake Bortles

Andy Dalton

Joe Flacco

Wild Card: Brock Osweiler. I may be the only believer on the planet. When Brock played for the Broncos, he had arguably a worse team around him and went 5-2 including a huge win over New England. He helped Denver to the #1 seed and without him they wouldn’t have won the Super Bowl. Nevermind what he has done since then, I am a believer that Brock will come in and immediately be an upgrade over Trevor Siemian.


Tier 1

Todd Gurley

Ezekiel Elliott

Leonard Fournette

Mark Ingram

Tier 2

Kareem Hunt

Devonta Freeman

Alvin Kamara

Carlos Hyde

Tier 3

Lamar Miller

Demarco Murray

Christina McCaffrey

Chris Thompson

Tier 4

Adrian Peterson

Joe Mixon

C.J. Anderson

Alex Collins

Aaron Jones

Tier 5

Doug Martin

Theo Riddick

Ameer Abdullah

Marshawn Lynch

Frank Gore

Buck Allen

Tier 6

Tevin Coleman

Marlon Mack

Eddie Lacy

Legarrette Blount

Kenyan Drake

Tier 7

Orleans Darkwa

Jonathan Stewart

Damian Stewart

Jay Ajayi

Matt Brieda

D’Onta Foreman

Wild Card: Gio Bernard

This week will be crazy for RB’s. Injuries and trades have made new opportunities for a lot of guys. Some players have new homes and we don’t know their workload yet and other players have been promoted to starter. Will they share carries?  Crazy week to rank RB’s


Tier 1

Mike Evans

Julie Jones

Dez Bryant

Michael Thomas

Doug Baldwin(I am now a believer!!!!!!!!!)

Tier 2

A.J. Green

DeAndre Hopkins

Tyreek Hill

Jarvis Landry

Michael Crabtree

Tier 3

Devin Funchess

Jordy Nelson

Demaryius Thomas

Golden Tate

Larry Fitzgerald

Amari Cooper

Tier 4

Alshon Jeffery

Emmanuel Sanders

Desean Jackson

Devante Parker

Sterling Shepard

Mohamed Sanu

Tier 5

Will Fuller

Jeremy Maclin

T.Y. Hilton

Davante Adams

Marvin Jones

Yier 6

Rishard Matthews

Tyler Lockett

Josh Doctson

Cooper Kupp

Paul Richardson

Marqise Lee

Tier 7

Tedd Ginn

Nelson Agholor

Sammy Watkins

Corey Davis

Kenny Stills

Wild Card: Ryan Grant

As with RBs….. injuries, bye weeks and people on new teams make it really difficult to rank people this week. Doug Baldwin and Devin Funchess have won me over. Can we believe Demaryius Thomas has 0 TD's this season???? 13 game drought.


Tier 1

Zach Ertz(TE’s kill the Broncos. Ertz will be a top 10 player this week.)

Travis Kelce

Jimmy Graham

Tier 2

Cameron Brate

Jack Doyle

Delanie Walker

Vernon Davis

Tier 3

Jared Cook

Evan Engram

Tyler Kroft

Ed Dickson

Tier 4

Jason Witten

Austin Hooper

Coby Fleener

Julius Thomas

Wild Card: AJ Derby(Security blanket dump offs from Oz)


Tier 1

Ryan Succop

Harrison Butker

Wil Lutz

Matt Prater

Tier 2

Matt Bryant

Ka’imi Fairbairn

Blair Walsh

Greg Zuerlein

Tier 3

Justin Tucker

Jake Elliott

Josh Lambo

Mike Nugent

Tier 4

Patrick Murray

Graham Gano

Robbie Gould

Adam Vinatieri

Mason Crosby

Wild Card: Nick Rose


Tier 1

Jacksonville Jaguars

Houston Texans

LA Rams

Seattle Seahawks

Tier 2

Detroit Lions

Cincinnati Bengals

Carolina Panthers

Philadelphia Eagles

Tier 3

Arizona Cardinals

Denver Broncos

Tennessee Titans

Baltimore Ravens

Tier 4

San Francisco 49ers

Kansas City Chiefs

New Orleans Saints

Oakland Raiders

Wild Card: Miami Dolphins

Bye week: Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, LA Chargers

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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