Terrible Fantasy Advice: Week Nine

Browns almost won on Sunday, which sounds similar to a lot of you in your fantasy leagues. In honor of Halloween weekend, let’s name some of the ‘scary’ players of the week: Theo Riddick, Jordan Howard, Amari Cooper, Jordan Reed and, the scariest of them all, Derek Carr. Week nine, let’s go.


Let’s just start off by saying that Derek Carr could be an MVP candidate, right? This guy has been slinging the ball all over the field (due to the fact they can’t run the ball).

Oakland plays Denver at home so we will see what he is really capable of. Tom Brady is looking like usual Tom Brady. You cannot fool him, so why try? It doesn’t matter who the matchup is with the Patriots because I trust Brady to go out there and be a stud like he always is.

Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers put on a show in Atlanta, combining for 534 yards and 7 total touchdowns. It was an offensive shootout and Matty Ice comes away with another clutch win.

Some waiver wire pickups include Joe Flacco, Eli Manning and Colin Kaepernick who has a decent matchup with New Orleans.

Running backs

How ’bout them Cowboys? Zeke is still eating down there and with the upcoming matchup against Cleveland, owners should be grinning from ear to ear. Jordan Howard surprised everyone Monday night, without both starting guards for the Bears, he still rushed for 153 plus 49 receiving yards and a touchdown. Mark Ingram was benched early in the Saints game due to his fumbling issues. Tim Hightower is a good pickup this week, especially with the Saints playing San Francisco next Sunday.

Mike Gillislee was a lone bright spot for the Bills, even though everyone seems to be talking about something else that happened during the game (the internet will help you if you do not know what I’m talking about.) Devonta Freeman, Matt Forte and Jonathan Stewart all had good games and all have favorable matchups coming up.

If you need a guy for this week, Bilal Powell, C.J. Prosise and Derek Henry are all good additions.

Wide receivers

Amari Cooper was an animal on Sunday, catching 12 balls for 173 yards and a touchdown. Once again, the Raiders play Denver so his value drops a little bit, but not enough to bench him for the week. It was nice to see Dez Bryant back out there putting the X up on those Eagles defenders.

Although, not too many big number games other than those two guys. A.J. Green was good, but no touchdown. Mohammad Sanu had the game winner against Green Bay, Jordan Matthews had 11 catches and a touchdown but is really inconsistent. Mike Evans looked like a different guy out there this week and Julio Jones was lackluster to put it nicely.

Some guys to add to your squad: Michael Thomas, Allen Hurns and Donte Moncrief.

Tight ends

Last week I asked, “Who was the bigger bust, Greg Olsen or Travis Kelce?” This week, Travis Kelce decided to prove his case. With 7 catches, 101 yards and a touchdown, he is far from a bust, Greg Olsen on the other hand … had just one catch for 11 yards.

The week after I drop Tyler Eifert, he goes for a 100 yard game and a touchdown, so now I have to hope and pray to get him back on my team. Times are tough these days. Rob Gronkowski is still good at football.

For those in need of a tight end: Dennis Pitta, Jason Witten and Eric Ebron will work for this week.

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