Double digits?? We’ve hit double digits? Holy cow, football season is flying by. Week 9 saw Russell Wilson once again put the Seahawks on his shoulders and carry his team to victory. Wilson finished the game 29/43 for 378 yards and five touchdowns for a total of 39.2 fantasy points. This performance shouldn’t come as a surprise as it combined one of the best quarterbacks in the league with a pass defense in the Bucs that has been gauged all season. The Bucs will continue to be a target for streaming when the opportunity arises. Let’s take a look at the rest of the Week 9 leader board:
|Quarterback||Week 9 Opponent||Fantasy Points||Percentage Owned|
|Russell Wilson||vs. Bucs||39.2||100%|
|Jimmy Garoppolo||at Cardinals||28.9||67%|
|Lamar Jackson||vs. Patriots||28.6||99%|
|Mattew Stafford||at Raiders||24.8||92%|
|Ryan Fitzpatrick||vs. Jets||23.7||6%|
|Kyler Murray||vs. 49ers||23||86%|
|Ryan Tannehill||at Panthers||23||18%|
|Dak Prescott||at Giants||21.5||97%|
|Kirk Cousins||at Chiefs||21.3||84%|
|Jameis Winston||at Seahawks||20.2||79%|
|Deshaun Watson||at Jaguars||19.7||100%|
|Derek Carr||vs. Lions||19.6||46%|
Last week we talked about attacking the Lions defense moving forward as long as Darius Slay remains sidelined. Well, Slay returned to the Lions this week, but it didn’t seem to make much of a difference as Derek Carr went for 289 yards and two touchdowns. Carr’s 19.6 fantasy points placed him as QB12 for the week.
Okay Jets fans, now’s the time to panic. This was supposed to be the stretch where they went on a run – Dolphins, Giants, Redskins from Week 9-11. Sam Darnold threw for 260 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Dolphins who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this year. Darnold’s 12.5 fantasy points place him as QB22. Unless you’re desperate I’d avoid starting Darnold in Week 10 against the Redskins.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has singlehandedly turned the Dolphins into a viable offense, or perhaps it was just facing the Jets that caused that to happen. Regardless, our third streaming pick from Week 9 finished as QB5 as he put up 23.7 fantasy points. Fitzpatrick carved the Jets pass defense up for 288 yards and three scores en route to the Dolphins first victory of the year. Unfortunately for Fitzpatrick his favorite receiver, Preston Williams, was lost for the year with a torn ACL after finding the end zone twice.
With Week 9 out of the way, let’s take a look at our Week 10 options.
Derek Carr (46% Owned)
For those of you that rolled with Derek Carr in Week 9, you at least have the option of rolling with Carr against the Chargers in Week 10. Something that has flown under the radar is just how good this Raiders offensive line has been this year. Over the last five weeks, Carr has been sacked just twice and with the offensive line giving Carr time in the pocket he’s thrown just one interception over those five games. The Chargers have done a decent job against opposing quarterbacks this year, so I’m not expecting a top five game, but if the Raiders offensive line does its job, I expect Carr to put up a solid top 12 game.
Daniel Jones (27% Owned; Pick of the Week)
How are you when it comes to holding grudges? We just saw Daniel Jones struggle against the Cowboys as he went 26/41 for 210 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. His day was slightly saved by his scrambling, where he added an extra 54 yards, but he also lost two fumbles. This is quite the roller coaster going from QB1 in Week 8 to QB23 in Week 9. If you’re able to have a short memory, Jones gets a matchup with a Jets team that just allowed a QB5 performance to Ryan Fitzpatrick. You’ll have to keep an eye on the injury report this week, but the Jets lost starting safety Jamal Adams and defensive tackle Steve McLendon to injuries in Week 9, which could make this an even easier matchup for Jones.
Brian Hoyer (0% Owned)
With six teams on bye, just how desperate are you this week? Desperate enough to play a third-string quarterback? Following Jacoby Brissett spraining his MCL in Sunday’s game, Brian Hoyer stepped in as the starter and threw for 168 yards, three touchdowns, and one pick. Hoyer’s 15.3 fantasy points landed him a QB16 finish in Week 9. In Week 10 Hoyer gets a matchup with the Dolphins, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. If you’re in a spot where you’re missing Deshaun Watson or Tom Brady, Hoyer should provide a safe floor in a marquee matchup.
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