The best part about six-team bye weeks is that there are fewer players with which to agonize over start ’em, sit ’em decisions; the worst about six-team bye weeks is that there are fewer players with which — ok, you get it. This season’s first six-team bye features several teams that don’t contribute much to the wide receiver landscape (Cardinals, Jaguars, Eagles, Colts, Giants, Bengals), and while we’ll still be without some heavy hitters, our Week 9 fantasy WR rankings are still fairly strong thanks to favorable matchups for borderline, waiver wire-type sleepers.
As always this time of year, injuries are a concern, and after Will Fuller was lost for the season, Mike Evans limped out of last week’s game, and guys like Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson, and Keke Coutee didn’t even play, we’ll likely have to make changes to this list throughout the week. Amari Cooper is finally back, though, so that’s…something.
Week 9 Rankings:
Quarterback | Running Back | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker
What helps this week’s rankings, at least on first glance, is the favorable matchups for teams with borderline guys. The Redskins (vs. Falcons), Ravens (vs. Steelers), Dolphins (vs. Jets), Panthers (vs. Buccaneers), Raiders (@ 49ers), and 49ers (vs. Raiders) don’t have many sure starters between them, but in a week like this, guys like Paul Richardson, DeVante Parker, and Marquise Goodwin will probably be in lineups, while sleepers like Jordy Nelson, D.J. Moore, Kendrick Bourne, and Willie Snead are at least in the discussion for WR3 status. Not all will pay off, but at least their upside is higher than normal.
Note: Check back for player movement updates and player analysis throughout the week.
WEEK 9 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end (coming soon)
Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings: WRs
These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues
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