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Hello fantasy footballers! I am here again to make sure you have the best possible chance to win your week. With that being said, let us take a look back at week nine, before hitting this week’s streamers.
Week 9: Bad Call
WR Danny Amendola– The entire game between the Dolphins and the Jets was a dumpster fire. Amendola had a day to forget compared to all the other streaming suggestions from last week. Although he saw seven targets, that only translated into five catches for 47 yards. He should bounce back against the Green Bay Packers this week, where the Dolphins will need to chunk it plenty.
Week 9: Good Call
RB Duke Johnson Jr.– It appears that cleaning house worked out in Johnson’s favor. He only saw one rushing attempt but was heavily involved in the passing game. He hauled in all nine of his targets for 78 yards and two scores. Duke should be much more involved moving forward, and is a suggested play again this week, against an Atlanta team that struggles mightily against receiving running backs.
Teams on Bye in Week 10
*All players under 50% owned according to Yahoo Fantasy Football
QB Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans (vs New England Patriots, 29% owned)- Mariota shined in primetime on the road in Jerryworld, and now has the benefit of the Patriots coming to Nashville. He will be forced to match the Patriots’ high-octane offense and will need a flurry of pass attempts to do so. Luckily, it is against a defense that ranks 26th in defending the pass. Mariota also provides a stable floor with his ability to run.
RB Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders (vs Los Angeles Chargers, 48% owned)- The Chargers have looked like a Super Bowl dark horse, while the Raiders have looked anything but. That being said, the Chargers can score at will on Oakland, leaving them to play catch up. Enter Jalen Richard, who led the team in receiving in their embarrassing loss last week. With the exit of WR Amari Cooper and RB Marshawn Lynch on IR, it has opened a bevy of opportunities for Richard. The Chargers have also given up the third-most receiving yards to running backs this season.
WR Maurice Harris, Washington Redskins (@ Tampa Bay Bucs, 15% owned)- Harris saw a whopping 10 targets last week and turned them into 124 yards. WR Paul Richardson is out for the year and WR Jamison Crowder did not practice on Wednesday. That would leave Harris to soak up a bulk of the targets, against a Tampa Bay team that has given up the second most points to wideouts this year.
TE C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals (vs New Orleans Saints, 23% owned)- With the injury to WR A.J. Green, Uzomah should be more involved in the passing game. Especially, in a game that should be high scoring. You will not find a TE outside of the top tier with this much opportunity for volume.
Indianapolis Colts (vs Jacksonville Jaguars, 19% owned)- The Colts are coming off of a bye, meaning that they have had extra time to prepare for QB Blake Bortles, who has mastered the art of turnovers. The bonus is, they get them at home.
Rader’s Radar: Super Deep Sleeper Pick
WR John Ross, Cincinnati Bengals (vs New Orleans Saints, 10% owned)- The same argument can be made here as was for Uzomah. The injury to Green has opened up doors for others on the offense to get involved. Ross should start in two-wide sets and can take the top off of a defense. With this potentially being a shootout game, I like his chances to have a big day.