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November 01, 2014
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2014 Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks

 

 

 

Quarterback Player Rankings – Week 9

 

(BYE:  ATLANTA, BUFFALO, CHICAGO, DETROIT, GREEN BAY, TENNESSEE)

 

 

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Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Friday, Oct. 31 - 11:16AM CT)


Andrew Luck - Pyro Character

1.       Andrew Luck (at NYG - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #18 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

The Steelers rolled Andrew Luck and the Colts last week, but if you played Luck you still scored a lot of fantasy points. He threw for 400 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. It marks the sixth straight 300-yard passing game for Luck, and he has now thrown for 370 or more yards five times this season. This week he will look to stay hot against the Giants, who will have their hands full trying to stop him. New York has not faced a dominant quarterback this season, with Matthew Stafford being the best they have faced back in Week 1. The Giants have not had a lot of success rushing the passer, with only 13 sacks on the season, with JPP leading the way with 3.5 sacks. Luck is going to put lot of pressure on the Giants defensive backs, and if he is protected in this game it is going to be a fantasy points fiesta.


Tom Brady - Pyro Character

2.       Tom Brady (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #12 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Brady has been on fire over his last four games, throwing for 1,268 yards, 14 touchdowns, and no interceptions. He has found his wide receiver threat in Brandon LaFell, and Rob Gronkowski looks like he is back and ready to dominate. This week he faces Peyton Manning for the fourteenth time in his career, and he has won nine of the previous 13 meetings. In those games Brady has not been a dominating fantasy player, averaging 235 yards, with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. When they faced each other last season in New England, Tom threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions. Denver is twenty-fourth in the league at defending quarterbacks, so while the history is not great, remember most of those games were late in the season, or big playoff games. Brady should be able to continue his recent success this week.


Peyton Manning - Pyro Character

3.       Peyton Manning (at NE - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #27 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Peyton continues his dominance, but with all the points scored by quarterbacks last week, his 26.3 fantasy points was only good for ninth in the league. Manning has slowed down in the yardage department over the past three weeks, with only one 300-yard passing game. On the other side, he has been a surgeon with the ball, throwing 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. This week he faces his arch nemesis, Tom Brady, in what could be a potential AFC Championship matchup. Manning has faced Brady 13 times, only winning four of those contests. In those games Manning averages 294 passing yards, and has throw 27 touchdown to 19 interceptions. There is no doubt that Bill Belichick always has a good game plan for Manning, and last season in Foxborough they held him to 150 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.


Colin Kaepernick - Pyro Character

4.       Colin Kaepernick (vs. StL - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #13 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

The 49ers are home to the Rams for one of the three late afternoon games this Sunday. In 6 career games against the Rams (he knows them well, as he has gone up against them more than any other team), he has 7 TDS (6 passing, 1 rushing) and 0 INTs. All and all, he has a career QB rating of 104 versus St. Louis. In the last 3 weeks, no other team has given up more fantasy goo to opposing QBs than the Rams. They have also allowed the most rushing yards to those QBs as well. Hopefully, Harbaugh takes the leash off his kid. Get that boy in your line up!


Drew Brees - Pyro Character

5.       Drew Brees (at Car - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #7 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Brees finally had a Brees like game last week, with 311 passing yards, three touchdowns, and not interceptions. This was the first time this season that Drew has thrown for three touchdowns in a game. Jimmy Graham started to look more like Jimmy Graham in the second half, and we saw the emergence of Brandin Cooks, which should help to bolster Drew’s production the rest of the season. This week he faces division rival Carolina, and last season he had two very different outcomes against the Panthers. In New Orleans he dominated, throwing for 313 yards, with four touchdowns, and no interceptions. In Carolina, he threw for 281 yards, with one touchdown, and two interceptions. That was a tougher Carolina defense last year, this year they are allowing 18.5 fantasy points to quarterbacks, which is twenty-fifth in the league. Drew is not as good on the road, but familiarity with an opponent should trump that this week.


Cam Newton - Pyro Character

6.       Cam Newton (vs. NO - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #5 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Cam is coming into this Thursday Night game off a tough performance against the Seahawks. Cam only threw for 171 yards with no touchdowns, one interception, and only 24 rushing yards. Things will get much easier this week as he faces a familiar foe in the Saints. New Orleans is allowing 19.2 fantasy points to quarterbacks, which is twenty-sixth in the league. The Saints defense has struggled this season, and was torched by Aaron Rodger last week. Cam should be able to find a lot more open space this week, and should be able to make some big plays against this weak defense.


Russell Wilson - Pyro Character

7.       Russell Wilson (vs. Oak - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #16 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Russell Wilson left owners wanting more against a Carolina Panther defense that has been pretty terrible over the first half of the season. Wilson completed 20 of his 32 pass attempts but they only gained 199 yards through the air and he missed some wide open throws that would have made fantasy owners much happier. Wilson also seemed reluctant to run in the first half before seemingly unleashing himself and gaining 35 yards on six carries. The game would have been a total loss for Wilson if not for a late pass touchdown to his tight end. This week Seattle will take on Oakland who sort of get a bad rap from some horrendous defense in years past, but this season they are an above average pass defense. The Raiders are giving up 16.6 fantasy points a game to opposing passers and with their defense more susceptible against the run game this could be the game in which they give beast mode a lot of work, luckily for fantasy owners Wilson likes to call his own number on zone reads and should have a nice day on the ground in order to keep the lanes wide for Lynch.


Eli Manning - Pyro Character

8.       Eli Manning (vs. Ind - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #10 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

The G-men are home to the Colts for a Monday night showdown. You know Eli was licking his chops last week when Ben Accosthisfurberger put it up against the Colts. The dude threw 6 TDs and completed over 81% of his passes. But for the most part, Indy has been solid versus QBs. Neither Flacco nor Dalton managed to toss a TD against them this year. Besides last week, only one QB has thrown over 270 yards versus Indy. The Colts have held the opposing QB under 200 yards passing twice.  Don’t expect Eli to repeat Accosthisfurberger’s miraculous performance.


Philip Rivers - Pyro Character

9.       Philip Rivers (at Mia - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #28 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Rivers struggled last week in a loss at Denver, throwing for 252 yards with three touchdowns, but he was also picked off twice. Rivers was forced to try to make things happen against the Broncos, which led to his turnovers. The yards have not been there for Rivers over the past two weeks, only throwing for 457 yards. On the positive side, Philip completed 73% of his passes last week, and coming into last week had only thrown three interceptions on the season. This week he faces the Dolphins, who have been very stingy to quarterbacks, only allowing 14.5 fantasy points, fourth best in the league. Rivers has a lot of moxy, and while he may not have a lot of yards again, he should be able to find the endzone 2-3 times in this game.


Tony Romo - Pyro Character

10.     Tony Romo (vs. Ari - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #6 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Tony Romo gave owners a real big scare on Monday night, leaving the game for over a quarter with an injury to his back. Coming off back surgery anything close to Romo’s back was considered a sore subject. Romo’s numbers weren’t great because of the injury and the fact that the Redskins sent the house at him at what seemed like every passing play. Romo finished the day with 209 yards and a passing touchdown but the sting from the loss may have hurt the Cowboys more then Romo’s actual injury as everyone was then questioning if Romo should have even been sent back into the game in the first place. Romo is said to be a game time decision this week against the Cardinals, who are susceptible through the air, so be sure to keep your eye on is status as game time approaches. The Cardinals are giving up over 17 points a game to opposing quarterbacks and with Arizona’s ability to shut down the oppositions run games, this could be a nice matchup for Romo should the pain subside.


Ben Roethlisberger - Pyro Character

11.     Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Bal - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #24 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Ben Roethlisberger lit the world on fire last week becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 500 yards, twice. En route to completing 81% of his passes and compiling 522 yards he also threw six touchdowns and had one of the biggest fantasy days of the season. After that impressive performance Big Ben jumped all the way up to 6th among quarterbacks in scoring. With the weapons Roethlisberger has in the passing game he should continue to have success all season long. This week Big Ben takes on the Baltimore Ravens who are allowing just 15.6 fantasy points a game to the opposing signal callers. The Ravens did however lose one of their starting corners in Jimmy Smith so the writing is on the wall for some success for Big Ben and company this week.


Nick Foles - Pyro Character

12.     Nick Foles (at Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #9 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Philly travels to face the Texans in Week 9.Foles had something of a bounce back game last week, as he was ranked as the 5th best fantasy QB for Week 9. He went over 400 yards for the first time this season. However, the 2 INTs did hurt his numbers. The good news is, he might have some more time in the pocket this week. No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney did not practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable along with a host of Texan defenders: linebackers - Brain Cushing, Jeff Tarpinian, and both strong side backers - Brooks Reed and John Simon; not to mention defensive backs Darrell Morris and perhaps their best secondary player Johnathan Joseph. While they can be a fearful defense, they are just too beat up. In the last 3 weeks, only 10 teams have given up more fantasy goo to opposing quarterbacks. With the battered and bruised state of the Texan D, I think Foles is a top 10 QB this week.


Andy Dalton - Pyro Character

13.     Andy Dalton (vs. Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #11 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Andy Dalton was a viable option last week for really the first time all season surpassing 20 fantasy points because of his quarterback sneaks that helped him score two rushing touchdowns and get the win against the Ravens. Dalton did complete 75% of his passes but was unable to find the endzone though the air and threw an interception. Sanu has proven to be a viable wide receiver in the absence of Marvin Jones and A.J. Green and with Green hopefully returning this week it gives Dalton his best target back and should open up the field against defenses in upcoming weeks. Dalton has a nice matchup this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars who are allowing 17.2 fantasy points a game to opposing quarterbacks, and if Green returns Dalton should be a viable starter as a bye week fill-in this week.

 

 

Robert Griffin III - Pyro Character

14.     Robert Griffin III (at Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #31 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Ryan Tannehill - Pyro Character

15.     Ryan Tannehill (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #15 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Tannehill had played very well over the three games leading up to last week, but he was not able to continue his strong play. He had a nice matchup against a poor Jacksonville defense, but he was held to 196 yards passing, with one touchdown, and one interception. The only saving grace was that he added 48 rushing yards. Tannehill is still looking for his first 300-yard passing game of the season, and it is not going to come this week against the Chargers, who have not allowed a 300-yard passer all season, including Peyton Manning.


Carson Palmer - Pyro Character

16.     Carson Palmer (at Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #26 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Since Palmer’s return from injury, he has thrown 2 TDs in all 3 games, and his yardage has improved in each week. I think that trend will see its end against Dallas in week 9. In the last 5 weeks, they have only allowed 4 TDs to opposing QBs, no other team has given up fewer touchdowns in that span. The Cowboys are even tougher against WRs, only allowing 2 TDs in 5 weeks. Carson will struggle in Week 9.


Houston QB - Pyro Character

17.     Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #2 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

This season has been very consistent for Fitzpatrick, and last week he notched his fifth game scoring between 15-20 fantasy points. Ryan is still looking for his first 300-yard game of the season, and has only thrown for more than one touchdown twice this season, and in those games he only threw two. If you are looking for a bye week replacement that can give you consistent points, then this may be the week that you use him. The Eagles are third worst in the league defending quarterbacks, so Fitzpatrick has one of his best matchups on the season.


Alex Smith - Pyro Character

18.     Alex Smith (vs. NYJ - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Alex Smith had another low key performance in which he was a better quarterback in real life then in fantasy terms. He was efficient and kept the chains moving but since he lacked big yardage and failed to find the endzone he did nothing to help your fantasy squad. Smith completed 24 of 28 passes for 226 yards and added 24 yards on the ground. This week KC takes on the Jets who have been getting light up through the air all season long. The Jets are the worst team against opposing quarterbacks allowing nearly 22 points a game and in a bye week crunch you can do much worse than Smith this week.


Michael Vick - Pyro Character

19.     Michael Vick (at KC - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #29 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Teddy Bridgewater - Pyro Character

20.     Teddy Bridgewater (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

In 5 games, Teddy has only tossed 2 TDs. He has thrown for under 200 yards 3 different times, and he has thrown a total of 5 interceptions. This week, he faces Washington. Last week, this defense played way over their heads and actually beat the Cowboys. In the last 3 weeks, only 11 teams have given up fewer fantasy points to opposing QBs. He is worth holding onto in dynasty leagues, but that is about it. He is currently taking his rookie lumps. While there were signs of life last week from Patterson, nothing that makes me want to grab Teddy for a plug and play, even on a murderous bye week.


Mike Glennon - Pyro Character

21.     Mike Glennon (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #22 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Brian Hoyer Pyro Character

22.     Brian Hoyer (vs. TB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #1 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Brian Hoyer quietly had a nice fantasy day against the Oakland Raiders last week, he might be the next Alex Smith with his ability to put up 15 point games with no one on the planet realizing it. Hoyer completed two thirds of his passes for 275 yards and a score and also did not throw an interception. This week Hoyer has the pleasure of facing the worst team in the NFL in terms of fantasy points allowed per game. The Bucs allow 19.6 fantasy points a game and Hoyer could be a low risk bye week option with 6 other teams on byes this week.


Joe Flacco - Pyro Character

23.     Joe Flacco (at Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #17 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Joe Flacco had a bad time in Cincinnati last week, failing to surpass 200 passing yards and throwing 2 interceptions with no touchdowns, no matter what you thought of the bomb caught by Steve Smith late in the game that was called offensive pass interference. Flacco’s stat line and play Sunday left a lot to be desired and he will look to get back on track against a Steelers defense that is not nearly as formidable as the Steel Curtain. The Steelers are allowing 16 fantasy points a game to opposing quarterbacks and Flacco should continue to have success against the Steelers as he averages 215 passing yards a game with a three to one touchdown to interception ratio.


Blake Bortles - Pyro Character

24.     Blake Bortles (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #19 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Derek Carr Pyro Character

25.     Derek Carr (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #23 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Rams QB - Pyro Character

26.     Austin Davis (at SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #21 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

 

 

 

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2014 Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs

 

 

 

Running Back Player Rankings – Week 9

 

(BYE:  ATLANTA, BUFFALO, CHICAGO, DETROIT, GREEN BAY, TENNESSEE)

 

 

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Running Backs                 (Updated:  Friday, Oct. 31 - 12:07PM CT)

 

Arian Foster - Pyro Character

1.       Arian Foster (vs. Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #20 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Foster continues to dominate the fantasy landscape, and had his fourth straight 100-yard rushing game last week. Arian had three touchdowns last week, and now had eight touchdowns over his last four games. Foster is the second best running back in fantasy, behind only DeMarco Murray, and if he were not limited in Week 4, the race would be much closer. The Texans offense literally runs through Arian, and this week he will run rampant on the Eagles defense. You can once again start Foster with the utmost confidence.


Marshawn Lynch - Pyro Character

2.       Marshawn Lynch (vs. Oak - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #2 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Last week Lynch ran the ball 14 times for 62 yards, and it marked the sixth game in a row that he has been held under 100 yards, and the third game in a row without a touchdown. This week he has a great opportunity to end both of those droughts against the Raiders. The Seahawks offense has not found its rhythm this season, and now that Percy Harvin is gone they should go back to their roots and feed the ball to Beast Mode. It has been made clear that Seattle does not intend to bring Lynch back, so they should have no problem giving him a larger workload the rest of the way. Prior to holding the Browns to 39 rushing yards last week, they had allowed over 100 yards to their previous three opponents. Lynch should redeem your faith in him after this week.

 

DeMarco Murray - Pyro Character

3.       DeMarco Murray (vs. Ari - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #29 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


New Orleans Saints RB - Pyro Character

4.       Mark Ingram (at Car - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Le'Veon Bell - Pyro Character

5.       Le’Veon Bell (vs. Bal - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #32 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Ronnie Hillman - Pyro Character

6.       Ronnie Hillman (at NE - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #9 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Lamar Miller - Pyro Character

7.       Lamar Miller (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #18 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

It should be a good game for Miller in Week 9. While Daniel Thomas is back in the mix, in the last 2 weeks he has only been given 11 total rushing attempts. Miller has 4 TDs in the last 4 games. In the last 2 weeks, only the Bengals have given up more fantasy goo to opposing RBs. San Diego has been without some key linebackers for the better part of the season, but their secondary will have a better showing than they did against Denver. So, I think Miami will be more successful on the ground.


Ahmad Bradshaw Pyro Character

8.       Ahmad Bradshaw (at NYG - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #5 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

The Colts are on the national stage again as they face the Giants on Monday night. Everyone thought he would be the main guy last week, as T-Rich was reported to be a scratch. Much to the chagrin of Bradshaw owners, that was not the case. Well, Richardson is apparently on the mend; he does not even appear on the injury report as of Thursday. So, it is back to a split backfield with Richardson getting the majority of the carries. Last week, the Colts were at the mercy of the Steelers who jumped out to an early lead and continued the onslaught. I doubt the Colts will be playing from behind this week, so Bradshaw should see a larger portion of the work. The mere 6 carries from last week was an anomaly simply due to the position Pitt put them in. Only the Falcons have given up more fantasy goo to opposing RBs this year. Not only that, there are only 3 teams that have allowed more receiving yards to go to opposing RBs. That is right up Bradshaw’s alley. He should have a monster game in Week 9.


Andre Ellington - Pyro Character

9.       Andre Ellington (at Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #22 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Ellington ended his two game touchdown drought last week, with a rushing touchdown and 85 total yards against the Eagles. The DUKE has had a heavy workload over the past two weeks, carrying the ball 47 times, with nine receptions. This week he will face a Cowboys defense that has been much better than expected this season. They are holding running backs to 15.1 points, which is eighth best in the league. The Cardinals are determined to have the presence of a running game, and Andre is showing that he can handle the larger workload. He might need to be more active as a receiver in this game, and with his speed should make it very difficult for the Dallas linebackers to keep up with him.


Shane Vereen - Pyro Character

10.     Shane Vereen (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-24 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Jamaal Charles - Pyro Character

11.     Jamaal Charles (vs. NYJ - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #28 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Jamaal crossed the goal-line twice last week. He ran the ball 14 times for 67 yards. If you are simply checking the box scores, then you undoubtedly did a double-take. Knile Davis ended the game with 2 more carries. Fear not, Pyro has your back. Davis did not touch the ball until the 3rd quarter when KC was clearly in command.  This week, the Jets come to Arrowhead, an incredibly arduous arena for any visiting athlete to venture. Not only that, the Jets will be starting Mike Vick, who fumbled 4 freaking times in half a game last week. Chances are, there will be plenty of rushing attempts from KC. The Jets, although tough against the run, have given up 3 TDs to running back in the last 3 weeks. 2 of those came through the air. The Jets have 3 defenders currently listed as questionable: linebackers David Harris and Trevor Reilly, and cornerback Darrin Walls. With the situation being what it is, Charles might just sneak into the Top-10 against a normally difficult defense.


Cleveland Browns RB - Pyro Character

12.     Ben Tate (vs. TB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Ben Tate’s effectiveness has taken a hit over the past three weeks, only rushing for 140 yards, averaging 2.5 YPC. The silver lining is that Tate has three touchdowns during that span, but his poor play is going to cost him carries to Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. It is real unfortante that he has performed so poorly, because he faces the Buccaneers who are allowing 21.4 fantasy points per week to running backs. It is not clear how many carries he is going to get in the game, but he should continue to be the redzone back, which gives him a good chance for a touchdown this week.

 

Cincinnati Bengals Rookie - Pyro Character

13.     Jeremy Hill (vs. Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #13 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

With the injured hip, Gio sat out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. It is looking like he will not go, but keep your eyes peeled. If that is indeed the case, then Hill will be in line for some major work. This is what Hill owners have been waiting for. Although Cedric Peerman will likely see some carries as well, Hill should be the guy against Jacksonville. I must say, the Jags are far tougher against the run than you might think. In Week 2, Alfred Morris ran for 85 yards. That is the most any back has put up against them this year. They have only allowed a rushing TD in 3 games out of 8 so far this year.  Gio has accounted for 56% of his team’s red zone rushing attempts through the first 8 weeks. Hill is responsible for 30%. So, if you do the math, J-Hill has a smashing good chance of crossing that goal line, but it will not be a walk in the park like many think.


Alfred Morris - Pyro Character

14.     Alfred Morris (at Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #11 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Washington is at Minnesota for Week 9. In the last 3 weeks, only 4 teams have given up fewer fantasy points to opposing QBs. By the way, it looks like it will be RG3 this week. Both of these facts should benefit Morris. While they have been tough against QBs, the Vikings are even more difficult for WRs. So, Washington should enjoy the most success on the ground. Plus, the Vikings will have to game plan for RG3, which should free up Morris. In his two career games versus Washington, he is averaging 93 yards. I can easily see Alfred getting to that average this week.


LeSean McCoy - Pyro Character

15.     LeSean McCoy (at Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #17 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Chip Kelly has continued to try to get LeSean going, giving him more than 20 carries for his third game in a row. Unfortunately, McCoy has only one 100-yard rushing game, and has been held out of the endzone since Week 2. LeSean will once again face a tough defense in Houston, who has held their last three opponents to fewer than 100 rushing yards. Shady has hurt his fantasy owners this season with his 3.7 YPC average, and the lack of a big play, with 28 yards being his longest run of the season. Not to mention that he has not been the dual threat receiver he has been in the past, with only 24 receiving yards in his last five games. Will the real McCoy please stand up?


Jacksonville Jaguars RB - Pyro Character

16.     Denard Robinson (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #7 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Trent Richardson - Pyro Character

17.     Trent Richardson (at NYG - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #5 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Well, even though there was talk of T-Rich sitting out last week, he was a go. As of Thursday, he is not even on the injury report so he is absolutely going in Week 9 without a doubt. He has played against the G-men once before. He scored a TD and averaged 4.6 yards per carry. In the last 4 weeks, no other team in the NFL has given up more fantasy goo to opposing RBs on a per game basis than the Giants. On a huge bye week, Richardson is easily an RB2.

 

Frank Gore - Pyro Character

18.     Frank Gore (vs. StL - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #16 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Baltimore Ravens RB - Pyro Character

19.     Justin Forsett (at Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #14 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Baltimore faces Pittsburgh for the Sunday night game. Forsett, nursing a sore ankle, returned to practice Thursday. Owners were happy to see a bit of clarity last week as Pierce was a healthy scratch, leaving Taliaferro with the goal line duties and Forsett as the main back. On the year, Forsett is currently the 10th best fantasy RB. While Pitt has been middle of the road on the season versus RBs, in the last 3 weeks, there are only 3 other teams that have given up more goo to the position. In fact, they have allowed 6 TDs to backs in that time (4 rushing and 2 receiving). With the amount of guys on bye, and Forsett’s continued success, he is definitely in your lineup.


New York Giants Rookie - Pyro Character

20.     Andre Williams (vs. Ind - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #15 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

The Giants are coming off the bye, but Rashad Jennings is still not ready to play, so Andre Williams will continue to be the bell cow for the Giants. Since assuming the role of lead back, Williams has 70 carries for 241 yards with two touchdowns. Andre has not been able to break the big run, and has not rushed for more than 66 yards in any game. He does not make up for that in the receiving game, with only two receptions in his last four games. The rookie has been held out of the endzone in each of the last two weeks, but he should have a chance to end that drought against the Colts. Indianapolis has allowed more than 100 yards rushing in each of their road games this season. The bye came at the right time for this rookie, and he should be fresh for this Prime Time matchup.


Chris Ivory - Pyro Character

21.     Chris Ivory (at KC - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #27 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Tampa Bay RB - Pyro Character

22.     Bobby Rainey  (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #6 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


San Diego Chargers Rookie - Pyro Character

23.     Branden Oliver (at Mia - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #19 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Ryan Mathews is still not practicing. Most likely, he will return for Week 11 as the Bolts have a Week 10 bye. Donald Brown, on the other hand, did practice this week. He could very well return to action, although Oliver has certainly earned himself the lead role. Just be aware his touches will likely start to go down, although not significantly this week. Oliver is coming off a bad week that was more of a reflection of poor blocking and being down early to Peyton and the Broncos. In the last 3 weeks, only 8 teams have been tougher on opposing RBs. Miami has only allowed 1 rushing TD in that time and only 4 on the year. Opposing RB’s have averaged 4.1 yards against Miami, which is Oliver’s exact average. Oliver may not see the end zone.


Minnesota Vikings Rookie - Pyro Character

24.     Jerick McKinnon (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #30 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

McKinnon has seen a heavy workload over the last two weeks, with 35 carries for 186 yards, but has been held out of the endzone. The Vikings offense has not been very good this season, as Teddy Bridgewater continues to find his way. Jerick has done an admirable job this season, as he is best suited to be a change of pace back, and the added workload has come out of necessity. He still has a ton of ability, but the ineffectiveness of the passing game has not kept the defense from keying on him. This week he faces Washington, who prior to facing Demarco Murray, had only given up 374 rushing yards in their last five games, holding teams under 100 yards in four of them. Jerick may have trouble finding big holes, and will have to be more effective as a receiver to have a good game this week.


Jonathan Stewart - Pyro Character

25.     Jonathan Stewart (vs. NO - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #12 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Baltimore Ravens Rookie - Pyro Character

26.     Lorenzo Taliaferro (at Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #14 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

DeAngelo Williams - Pyro Character

27.     DeAngelo Williams (vs. NO - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #12 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


St. Louis Rams Rookie - Pyro Character

28.     Tre Mason (at SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #23 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Carlos Hyde - Pyro Character

29.     Carlos Hyde (vs. StL - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #16 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Darren McFadden - Pyro Character

30.     Darren McFadden (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #26 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

St. Louis Rams RB - Pyro Character

31.     Benny Cunningham (at SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #23 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Denver Broncos Rookie - Pyro Character

32.     Juwan Thompson (at NE - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #9 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie - Pyro Character

33.     Charles Sims (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #6 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


New Orleans Saints RB - Pyro Character

34.     Travaris Cadet (at Car - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Roy Helu - Pyro Character

35.     Roy Helu (at Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #11 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Philadelphia Eagles RB - Pyro Character

36.     Darren Sproles (at Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #17 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Sproles suffered a sprained MCL in Week 6 against the Giants, and is trying to get back on the field this week. He says that he will be a full go this week, but has not been used a lot in the offense all season, with only one game with more than 10 carries, and two with more than 10 touches. The Texans defense has been stout against the run, allowing fewer than 100 rushing yards in each of the last three weeks, and last week held the Titans to 36 rushing yards. With all that in mind, it is not a great week to trust in Sproles.


Knile Davis - Pyro Character

37.     Knile Davis (vs. NYJ - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #28 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Robert Turbin - Pyro Character

38.     Robert Turbin (vs. Oak - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #2 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Cleveland Browns Rookie - Pyro Character

39.     Isaiah Crowell (vs. TB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Houston Texans Rookie - Pyro Character

40.     Alfred Blue (vs. Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #20 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

New England Patriots RB - Pyro Character

41.     Jonas Gray  (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-24 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

 

Jets RB - Pyro Character

42.     Chris Johnson (at KC - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #27 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Johnson has been very consistent this season, but consistently bad in fantasy. Last week was a real low point, as he only had three carries for seven yards, and 13 yards on two receptions. Chris only has two touchdowns on the season, and none in his last four games. Now that Percy Harvin is there, it means even less touches per game for Johnson. His effective days are done, and the Jets offense is mess right now anyway. Chris Ivory is the only Jet worth playing in fantasy right now.


Cleveland Browns Rookie - Pyro Character

43.     Terrance West (vs. TB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

West got back into the action last week, as Ben Tate struggled running the ball. Unfortunately Terrance was just as ineffective, if not more so, with only 11 yards on seven carries. West has his best chances to add value as a receiver, but he is just not getting enough touches to be worth starting at this moment. This is a good matchup against Tampa Bay, but hopefully you have a better bye week replacement over West.


Zac Stacy - Pyro Character

44.     Zac Stacy (at SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #23 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Zac Stacy has seen his workload severely lightened over the past two games, and it seems clear that the Rams are going to continue to use a committee approach the rest of the way. Even when has gotten the touches, he has not been effective, with 16 yards being his longest run. This week Stacy faces the 49ers, who are limiting running backs to 13.7 fantasy points per game, sixth best in the league. Zac is no longer an effective running back as the Rams backfield is currently constituted.

 

Cincinnati Bengals RB - Pyro Character

45.     Cedric Peerman (vs. Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #13 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Jacksonville Jaguars RB - Pyro Character

46.     Toby Gerhart (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #7 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Marcel Reece - Pyro Character

47.     Marcel Reece (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #26 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Pittsburgh Steelers - Pyro Character

48.     LeGarrette Blount (vs. Bal - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #32 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Arizona Cardinals Rookie - Pyro Character

49.     Marion Grice (at Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #22 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Christine Michael - Pyro Character

50.     Christine Michael (vs. Oak - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 9 PYRO Strength of Schedule:  Rank #2 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

 

 

 

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2014 Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers

 

 

 

Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 9

 

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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Friday, Oct. 31 - 12:20PM CT)

 

Antonio Brown - Pyro Character

1.         Antonio Brown (vs. Bal - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Antonio just scores points every week, and last week he partook in Big Ben’s record setting 500-yard passing game by catching 10 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Brown is the number one scoring wide receiving in fantasy, averaging 16.1 fantasy points per week, and has only been held under 10 fantasy points twice on the season, with 8.4 points being his worst performance. This week he faces the Ravens for the second time this season, and had 90 yards on seven receptions in their first meeting, but was held out of the endzone. The Ravens will be without top defensive back Jimmy Smith, which should open things up even more for Brown. Interestingly Brown does not have a receiving touchdown in eight games against Baltimore. There is a good chance that ends streak ends this week.

 

Demaryius Thomas - Pyro Character

2.         Demaryius Thomas (at NE - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Thomas was cooled off last week, being held out of the endzone, but he did notch his fourth straight 100-yard receiving game. Demaryius has at least eight receptions in each of his last four games, and he shows no signs of slowing down. This week he faces off against the Patriots, which will provide a true test to his greatness, as they are limiting receivers to 15.6 fantasy points, which is the best in the league. Thomas is one of those receivers who can buck any trend, and with the streak that he is on right now, you got to let it ride. Demaryius should drive Revis crazy in this one.


Dez Bryant - Pyro Character

3.         Dez Bryant (vs. Ari - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Emmanuel Sanders Pyro Character

4.         Emmanuel Sanders (at NE - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)


Jeremy Maclin Pyro Character

5.         Jeremy Maclin (at Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


T.Y. Hilton - Pyro Character

6.         T.Y. Hilton (at NYG - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Since his career game three weeks ago, Hilton has continued to stay hot. Over the last three games, T.Y. has 22 receptions for 485 yards and two touchdowns. He has topped 100 yards in each of these games and continues to see a healthy dose of targets. Andrew Luck is coming into his own this season and Hilton is his go to receiver. This week he faces the Giants on Monday Night Football and should be able to continue to stay hot. The Giants defense is susceptible to the run, but the Colts don’t have much of a running game. T.Y. is a matchup nightmare, so look for Luck to give him his usual double-digit targets and watch him shine in prime time.


Kelvin Benjami

7.         Kelvin Benjamin (vs. NO - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)


DeSean Jackson Pyro Character

8.         DeSean Jackson (at Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

RGIII is returning, and DeSean is happy to see him. Jackson is the best deep threat the game right now, and now he will have a quarterback who can throw him that deep ball. Jackson has three 100-yard receiving games in his last four games. Washington knows what they have in DeSean, and he should be able to continue to flourish now that Griffin is back. This week he faces the Vikings, who have been more victimized on the ground, but Jackson should find success with the play action and read option of RG III. DeSean is a must-start.


Michael Floyd - Pyro Character

9.         Michael Floyd (at Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Floyd was miserable last week putting up donuts across the board…only Homer Simpson was happy. While he did nothing, Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown caught and 80 and 75-yard touchdown passes. This was the first real bad game with Carson Palmer under center, and Palmer should look to get Floyd involved early and often this week to keep his confidence up. This week he faces the Cowboys, who had a hard time stopping Colt McCoy and DeSean Jackson. The Cowboys defense is dinged up, and Floyd should be able to hit on some deep plays in this game. This should be a nice bounce back game.


DeAndre Hopkins - Pyro Character

10.       DeAndre Hopkins (vs. Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


A.J. Green - Pyro Character

11.       A.J. Green (vs. Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Green has been battling turf toe, which has cost him the last three games, but he says he is tired of waiting and ready to go this week. In the three games that he has played, he is averaging over 100 yards receiving, and has two touchdowns. This week he faces the Jaguars, and while their defense is improved as of late, Green should be able to have success. It remains to be seen just how much the injury affects him, but he has to be in your lineup this week. If he is back to 100% then this is going to be a good welcome back week for Green.


Vincent Jackson - Pyro Character

12.       Vincent Jackson (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Jackson had been on a decent stretch over the two games heading into last week, with 12 receptions for 210 yards, but last week he was held to one reception for 13 yards on five targets. This was the first time in his last four games that he was not targeted double-digit times. He should resume his heavier workload again this week. The Browns are surrendering 23.6 fantasy points per week to wide receivers, so Jackson should be able to find open spaces against this defense. Vincent has been held out of the endzone since Week 4, but this is a great opportunity for him to get back on track.

 

Keenan Allen - Pyro Character

13.       Keenan Allen (at Mia - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Keenan has had a long season, with not nearly the success his owners were hoping for, but he finally made an appearance last week, with his first touchdown reception of the season. Allen only has one 100-yard receiving game this season, but he has been targeted 23 times over the last two weeks, which is encouraging. This week he faces the Dolphins, which means he is probably not going to have 100 yards in this game. The Fins have only allowed one team to throw for more than 250 yards against them, and in that game they only allowed 264 passing yards. Philip Rivers will target Allen, but he is still not taking the deep routes in the offense. If the Chargers are in the redzone Keenan will have a chance for another touchdown, but Antonio Gates is the first option for Rivers in the redzone.

 

Julian Edelman - Pyro Character

14.       Julian Edelman (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Edelman has lost his mojo over the past two weeks, and has only five receptions for 58 yards. The biggest issue for Julian is that he has dropped easy passes in the last two games. This has coincided with Brandon LaFell emerging in the offense. Edelman should be able to get back on track in this monster matchup with the Broncos. Last season, it was Julian who was the main weapon in their game against Denver, as he ended up with nine receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Edelman wants to make up for the previous two weeks, what better showcase than against the Broncos.


Baltimore Ravens WR - Pyro Character

15.       Steve Smith (at Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)


Pierre Garcon - Pyro Character

16.       Pierre Garcon (at Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

RG3 should return to the starting lineup this week. That is good news for Garcon owners, but perhaps only going forward. Pierre thrives best when RG3 is under center. Certainly last year is a testament to that as Garcon was the reception leader amongst all wide outs. Even this year, in RG3’s only complete game, Garcon led all Washington pass catchers with 12 targets (Jackson had 9). Although Minnesota appears to be middle of the road on the season when facing WRs, in the last 3 weeks, only KC and Seattle have given up fewer fantasy points to opposing wide outs. So far this year, they have held Golden Tate, Colston, Mike Evans, and Brian Quick under 10 fantasy points. In fact the only #1 WR to score more than 15 fantasy points against them was Sammy Watkins. It seems the fast, down field guys get it done (DeSean Jackson types), but the possession guys have been contained by the Vikings. In his two career games against Minnesota, Garcon is averaging 59.5 yards per game, with only 1 total TD. Even though RG3 should be back and favoring Garcon in the coming month, Jackson will likely have the better game this week.


Andre Johnson - Pyro Character

17.       Andre Johnson (vs. Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Johnson continues to be a main target in the passing game for the Texans, and has 41 targets over his last four games. Andre is still looking for his first 100-yard receiving game of the season, and only has one touchdown. This week he faces the Eagles who are extremely generous to receivers, allowing them 28.8 fantasy points per week. The biggest problem for Johnson is that the Texans are a run first team, and have not thrown for 300 yards in any game this season. This is going to be the best chance that Johnson has to get his first 100-yard game of the season.

 

New York Giants Rookie - Pyro Character

18.       Odell Beckham Jr. (vs. Ind - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

With Cruz on IR, Beckham’s role is increasing. He has led the NY receivers in red zone targets since he started playing 3 weeks ago. On behalf of all Rueben Randle owners, I will channel my inner Clay Davis from The Wire when I say “sheeeeeiiiiiiiiiitttttt!” In their most recent game, Beckham had 4 red zone targets to Rueben Randle’s 1. In the last 3 games, there are only 4 other teams giving up more fantasy goo on a per game basis than the Colts. You know Manning was licking his chops last week when Accosthisfurberger put up his monster 6 touchdown game. There could be fantasy points a plenty in this barnburner. Beckham could have himself a damn nice day.

 

Brandin Cooks - Pyro Character

19.       Brandin Cooks (at Car - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)

 

Cooks had his breakout game of the season last week, with six receptions for 94 yards, and a receiving and rushing touchdown. This rookie has a ton of talent, and now he looks like he has a better grasp of what’s going on in the offense. Cooks missed on a deep pass that he should have had last week, but that was the only drop he had. It also showed that the Saints are ready to let the rookie loose in the offense, and use his speed as a weapon. He is coming off his best game, and the good news is that he does not have to wait long to get to business. This is great from a fantasy perspective, as his confidence is sky high. This could be the game that lets him know he can be a player week in and week out.


New York Jets WR - Pyro Character

20.       Eric Decker (at KC - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)


Terrance Williams - Pyro Character

21.       Terrance Williams (vs. Ari - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Larry Fitzgerald - Pyro Character

22.       Larry Fitzgerald (at Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie - Pyro Character

23.       Martavis Bryant (vs. Bal - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Cleveland Browns WR - Pyro Character

24.       Andrew Hawkins (vs. TB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie - Pyro Character

25.       Mike Evans (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

Rueben Randle - Pyro Character

26.       Rueben Randle (vs. Ind - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

 

Anquan Boldin - Pyro Character

27.       Anquan Boldin (vs. StL - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

Mike Wallace - Pyro Character

28.       Mike Wallace (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Wallace was held out of the endzone last week for the first time in four weeks. He was targeted seven times in the game, but he only had two receptions for 59 yards. He finally hit on a long pass play, but the Fins offense was not in sync last week. This week he faces the Chargers, and he should have a chance to get back on the hot streak. Emmanuel Sanders lit the Chargers defense up last week, and Miami should have paid attention to that game plan. Mike is still looking for his first 100-yard game of the season, but this game will give him a good opportunity to get it.

 

 

Marques Colston - Pyro Character

29.       Marques Colston (at Car - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)

 

Colston has been a consistent veteran this season, but he has not had the fantasy flashes he has showed in years past. Marques has two 100-yard receiving game, but only one touchdown on the season. Colston had success against the Panthers defense last year, with two touchdowns scored against them, and has nine career touchdowns in 16 games. Carolina’s defense has had trouble stopping receivers, allowing 25.9 fantasy points per game, which sixth worst in the league. If Graham is slowed because of the Thursday Night game, Colston could see more activity.


Cordarrelle Patterson - Pyro Character

30.       Cordarrelle Patterson (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Patterson has started to become more involved in the offense, and last week he was a primary target. Cordarrelle was targeted 12 times, had six receptions for 86 yards, and rushed for another 10 yards, but was held out of the endzone. This week he faces the Redskins, who are doing a good job of shutting down opposing running games, but not much else. Patterson should be able to find so open space in this game, but he is too inconsistent to think he is going to go crazy in this game. The biggest issue is that the Vikings offense has not been fluid, and touchdowns are not coming easy to them.


Mohamed Sanu - Pyro Character

31.       Mohamed Sanu (vs. Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)


Doug Baldwin - Pyro Character

32.       Doug Baldwin (vs. Oak - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Since Harvin made tracks for the Jets, Baldwin has led the team in targets with 11 two weeks ago and 9 last week. In that time, he has 13 receptions for 184 yards and a score. The Hawks are in a bit of an identity crisis. I see them leaning heavily on the run game this week versus a suspect Oakland team. Only 5 teams are giving up more fantasy goo per game in the last 3 weeks to opposing RBs. Versus wide receivers, they are middle of the road, rated the 17th-easiest in that same span. I still think Baldwin will get his off some play action, but unless he strikes quick and fast, he might not get as many opportunities as of late simply because they should be ahead and running the ball.


New England Patriots WR - Pyro Character

33.       Brandon LaFell (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

Michael Crabtree - Pyro Character

34.       Michael Crabtree (vs. StL - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

In his last four games, Crabtree has been held under 50 yards, and only has one touchdown. This has all coincided with Colin Kaepernick playing his best football of the season. Crabtree only has eight receptions in his last three games, and seems to be lost in the mix of the 49ers receivers. This week he faces division rival St. Louis who have allowed receivers to score 25.2 fantasy points per game. The problem for Crabtree is that he has not set himself apart from the other receivers, and there is no way to feel confident he will put it together this week.

 

Reggie Wayne Pyro Character

35.       Reggie Wayne (at NYG - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Wayne did not practice Thursday. Coach Pagano is waiting on Friday and Saturday practices before he makes any decisions. There were reports out there that he could have gone last week. If indeed that is the case, I am not sure why he is out as of Thursday. The problem, Wayne faces the Giants on Monday night. So, unless you have another Giant or Colt that you could plug in, you are taking a huge gamble on Wayne. I would check reports Saturday night for more info. Regardless, Moncrief is looking more and more attractive. In the last 5 weeks, the Bengals are giving up fewer fantasy points to opposing WRs on a per game basis. The Giants have held #2 receivers in check so far this year. Michael Floyd had 19 yards (Fitzgerald 51), Garcon was held to 28 yards, Roddy White only managed 28 yards, Riley Cooper had 59 yards, and Terrance Williams turned out a mere 18 yards. In fact, the only #2’s to really do anything against the Giants was Golden Tate and DeAndre Hopkins and both of those games came in the first 3 weeks. If Wayne is a go, and that is a big if, he will likely have a tough time. I would play it safe and look for an alternate option for Week 9.


Dwayne Bowe - Pyro Character

36.       Dwayne Bowe (vs. NYJ - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)


 

Jacksonville Jaguars Rookie - Pyro Character

37.       Allen Robinson (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)


Greg Jennings - Pyro Character

38.       Greg Jennings (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


New York Jets WR - Pyro Character

39.       Percy Harvin (at KC - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Percy has moved from the West coast to the East coast, but last week the results were mostly the same. Harvin had three receptions for 22 yards while adding 28 yards on four carries. The good news is that Harvin was targeted eight times in the passing game, which are the second most targets he has seen all season. The real issue is the quarterbacks throwing him the ball. Mike Vick will get the start this week, which is probably better than Geno Smith, but that’s not really saying much. Percy is definitely worth starting if you get credit for return yards, but he should see a lot of targets once again this week and could have some value as a WR3/Flex.


Arizona Cardinals Rookie - Pyro Character

40.       John Brown (at Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Indianapolis Colts Rookie - Pyro Character

41.       Donte Moncrief (at NYG - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)


Cecil Shorts - Pyro Character

42.       Cecil Shorts (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)


Wes Welker - Pyro Character

43.       Wes Welker (at NE - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Welker continues to be an afterthought in the Broncos offense, and has yet to have more than 60 receiving yards in any game, and has just one touchdown on the season. This week he faces off against his former team for the second time. Last season Welker only had four receptions for 31 yards against the Patriots. Things are not going to all of sudden change, and find Welker as the top option in the passing game. He will remain the fourth option, and is not recommended as a starter this week.

 

Miami Dolphins Rookie - Pyro Character

44.       Jarvis Landry (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

Malcom Floyd - Pyro Character

45.       Malcom Floyd (at Mia - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Kenny Stills - Pyro Character

46.       Kenny Stills (at Car - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)

 

Stills broke out in Week 7, but Brandin Cooks broke out in Week 8, and he the organizations more prized receiver. Stills is going to be relegated to being a deep threat, and the fourth option in the passing game. He has great speed, so if he were to hit on a long one it could be a good day, but that is really a long shot that is not worth betting on.


Andre Holmes - Pyro Character

47.       Andre Holmes (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Cleveland Browns Rookie - Pyro Character

48.       Taylor Gabriel (vs. TB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Torrey Smith - Pyro Character

49.       Torrey Smith (at Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Smith had seven receptions for 132 yards with three touchdowns over the two games heading into last week, but he reverted back to fantasy misery. He was only targeted two times on the day, and had no receptions. He is still searching to discover what his real role in this offense is, and that has cost him to the tune of an average of five targets per game. He is not seeing enough passes, and he is not breaking the big plays like he used to. This week he faces the Steelers, who he does not have a lot of success against in his career. In seven career games, Smith is averaging 2.7 receptions for 39 yards and has two touchdowns. This is not the week to start Torrey.

 

 

James Jones Pyro Character

50.       James Jones (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)


 

 

San Francisco 49ers WR - Pyro Character

51.       Stevie Johnson (vs. StL - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)


 

Cleveland Browns WR - Pyro Character

52.       Miles Austin (vs. TB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Carolina Panthers WR - Pyro Character

53.       Jerricho Cotchery (vs. NO - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)


 

Riley Cooper - Pyro Character

54.       Riley Cooper (at Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


 

Jermain Kearse WR - Seahawks

55.       Jermaine Kearse (vs. Oak - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)


Jordan Matthews Pyro Character

56.       Jordan Matthews (at Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Matthews is still looking to hit his stride this season, and still has yet to have more than 59 receiving yards in any game. On the bright side, Jordan was targeted 11 times last week, which was his first game with double-digit targets. This week the Eagles are facing the Texans, who are allowing 25.5 fantasy points per game to receivers, sixth worst in the league. Matthews has yet to prove that he can be trusted in fantasy, so only start him if you are really desperate this week.

 

Eddie Royal - Pyro Character

57.       Eddie Royal (at Mia - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

St. Louis Rams WR - Pyro Character

58.       Kenny Britt (at SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)


Stedman Bailey - Pyro Character

59.       Stedman Bailey (at SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

Brian Hartline - Pyro Character

60.       Brian Hartline (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)


 

Oakland Raiders WR - Pyro Character

61.       Kenbrell Thompkins (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)


 

Markus Wheaton - Pyro Character

62.       Markus Wheaton (vs. Bal - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)


Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR - Pyro Character

63.       Louis Murphy (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Marqise Lee - Pyro Character

64.       Marqise Lee (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)


Minnesota Vikings WR - Pyro Character

65.       Jarius Wright (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Danny Amendola - Pyro Character

66.       Danny Amendola (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Indianapolis Colts WR - Pyro Character

67.       Hakeem Nicks (at NYG - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Nicks could very well have watched his replacement steal his spot last week. Donte Moncrief had 12 targets for 113 yards and a TD. As mentioned on the podcast (show #151), Nicks just doesn’t have the intelligence for a wide receiver. He does not seem to understand the nuance of the position such as spacing, and body position. In the last 5 weeks, on a per game basis, only the Bengals have allowed fewer fantasy points to opposing WRs. Even on a big bye week, I would just as soon go to the waiver wire than play Nicks.

 

San Francisco 49ers WR - Pyro Character

68.       Brandon Lloyd (vs. StL - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)


Minnesota Vikings WR - Pyro Character

69.       Charles Johnson (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Washington Redskins WR - Pyro Character

70.       Andre Roberts (at Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

 

 

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2014 Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings - Tight Ends

 

 

 

Tight End Player Rankings – Week 9

 

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Tight Ends                 (Updated:  Friday, Oct. 31 - 12:39PM CT)

 

Rob Gronkowski - Pyro Character

1.      Rob Gronkowski (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Rob Gronkowski had the game that reminded you that he is the one and only Rob Gronkowski, a big tight end who dominates in the open field and red zone areas because of his size and strength. Gronk has had some nice games up until this week, but this was by far his best performance, one that reminded us that he is the best tight end in the NFL when healthy. Gronk caught all 9 of his targets against the Bears for 149 yards and three scores. If not for the game being such a blowout so early on, and his bout with “dehydration” Gronk could have put up numbers no one thought possible. Now that Gronk is back to full strength and Brandon LaFell has emerged as a deep threat on the outside this offense has been taken to new heights. The Patriots will now have a tough test against the Broncos who allow 9.4 fantasy points to opposing tight ends, but Gronk should be a major factor in this game and should be in your lineup because this game looks like it could be a fantasy goldmine even though both teams are top ten in fantasy points allowed.


Julius Thomas - Pyro Character

2.      Julius Thomas (at NE - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)


Jimmy Graham - Pyro Character

3.      Jimmy Graham (at Car - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)


Travis Kelce - Pyro Character

4.      Travis Kelce (vs. NYJ - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Travis Kelce’s usage is still frustrating to all those wanting him to get more snaps as he has proven to be the Chiefs best pass catching option outside of Jamaal Charles. Even though he plays just roughly 50-60% of the snaps, when he is in the game we know he is either option 1A or 1B. Last week against the Rams, who are one of the best in the NFL at defending the tight end, Kelce caught 4 of his 6 targets for 45 yards. This week Kelce’s matchup is not so tough, it is actually one of the best in the NFL as the Jets allow over 11 fantasy points a game to opposing tight ends. Kelce is a top option this week and should be in your lineup as he should be needed more in the passing game this week as the Jets are tough against the run.


Antonio Gates - Pyro Character

5.      Antonio Gates (at Mia - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Gates has been the main man each of the last four weeks, scoring a touchdown in each game, and has six touchdowns in that span. When the Chargers are in the redzone it is Gates that Philip Rivers looks to, first and second. This week he faces off against the Dolphins, who are a middle of the road defense at defending tight ends. Antonio is going to get you any 100-yard receiving games, but the chemistry between Gates and Rivers makes scoring a touchdown almost expected on a weekly basis, and we are expecting another one this week.


Dwayne Allen - Pyro Character

6.      Dwayne Allen (at NYG - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)


Jordan Reed - Pyro Character

7.      Jordan Reed (at Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Greg Olsen - Pyro Character

8.      Greg Olsen (vs. NO - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)

 

Olsen is coming off his worst game of the season, with only one reception for 16 yards. This week he will look to get back on track against division rival New Orleans. In two games against them last season Olsen was held to 75 yards on 12 receptions. This season the Saints are third best at defending tight ends, only allowing 4.8 fantasy points per game. While Greg should be able to do better than last week, this is not the best matchup for him to have a breakout game. You will most likely start him, but don’t expect a bonanza of points.


New York Giants TE - Pyro Character

9.      Larry Donnell (vs. Ind - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)


New England Patriots TE - Pyro Character

10.    Tim Wright (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)


Vernon Davis - Pyro Character

11.    Vernon Davis (vs. StL - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Davis is still looking to regain the magic he had last season. Vernon has yet to have more than 50 receiving yards in any game, and has not scored a touchdown since the season opener. This week he faces the Rams, and last season at home against them Vernon had four receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown. This season the Rams are allowing tight ends 6.6 fantasy points per game. Vernon is not going to be the best option this week, and you have to hope for a touchdown in order for him to be effective.

 

Jason Witten - Pyro Character

12.    Jason Witten (vs. Ari - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Jason Witten had his best game of the season last week against the Redskins on Monday Night Football. Witten received more targets than he had gotten all season with 8 on the day and was able to haul in 5 passes for a season high 70 yards and a score. Witten’s role has been reduced so far this season as the team has asked him to do more blocking and have gone with a run heavy scheme but could get back on track as teams do more and more to stop the Dallas rushing attack. This week Witten faces one of the worst defenses in the NFL at defending the tight end position in the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are allowing 9.3 fantasy points a game to opposing tight ends and if not for two weeks of playing Oakland and the Eagles the results would be much worse. If there is any week you should pencil Witten into your lineup it should be this one.


Jacksonville Jaguars TE - Pyro Character

13.    Clay Harbor (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)


New York Jets Rookie - Pyro Character

14.    Jace Amaro (at KC - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)


Jared Cook - Pyro Character

15.    Jared Cook (at SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

The Rams are one of the three late afternoon games on Sunday. The Rams are traveling to San Francisco. Only 5 teams have given up fewer yards to opposing tight ends so far this year. Not only that, they have only allowed 3 TDs to the position. I do not see that number getting to 4. It has to be frustrating as a Cook owner. The guy is the most targeted pass catcher on the team, and yet he has not really helped your lineup. I would go to your waiver wire immediately. Donnell is still owned in less than 50% of leagues according to NFL.com. Travis Kelce is at 53%. Even guys like Tim Wright and Clay Harbor, both of whom Pyro has ranked higher than Cook for Week 9, are owned in less than 5% of leagues. Go shopping son.


Coby Fleener - Pyro Character

16.    Coby Fleener (at NYG - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)


Heath Miller - Pyro Character

17.    Heath Miller (vs. Bal - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)


Zach Ertz - Pyro Character

18.    Zach Ertz (at Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Last week, Ertz faced off against a notoriously bad defense versus the tight end position. Although he had 8 targets, he only managed 48 yards. That is almost 20 yards below what the Cardinals give up on a per game basis to the position. Well, if he did not do it then, this hill might just be too steep to climb, unless you are Pink Floyd of course. Ertz will have to be “Fearless” going against Houston this week. They have only allowed 3 tight end scores this year, and only 6 teams are giving up fewer fantasy points to the position. Fool me once Ertz, shame on you. Fool me twice, then… “I’ll get on my knees and pray, we don’t get fooled again… no, no”. I might look at your waiver wire just to see WHO else is available.


Washington Redskins TE - Pyro Character

19.    Niles Paul (at Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Charles Clay - Pyro Character

20.    Charles Clay (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Charles Clay has seen his production dwindle since last season in Bill Lazor’s new offense that is taking everyone else to new heights. Clay’s role is so drastically reduced that he is basically an afterthought after having a breakout season last year. He currently sits 26th among tight ends in fantasy points and is scoring (fantasy wise) at half the rate he was last year. Last week against the anemic Jacksonville Jaguars Clay was only able to post 1 catch for 1 yard on his three targets. Going up against the Chargers who are allowing just 4.4 fantasy points a game to opposing tight ends Clay shouldn’t be a sough after option even with 6 other teams on bye.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie - Pyro Character

21.    Austin Seferian-Jenkins (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Seattle Seahawks TE - Pyro Character

22.    Luke Willson (vs. Oak - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)


Gavin Escobar - Pyro Character

23.    Gavin Escobar (vs. Ari - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Lance Kendricks - Pyro Character

24.    Lance Kendricks (at SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)


Minnesota Vikings TE - Pyro Character

25.    Chase Ford (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Arizona Cardinals TE - Pyro Character

26.    John Carlson (at Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Ladarius Green - Pyro Character

27.    Ladarius Green (at Mia - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Green is either used somewhat in games, or he is ignored. This game has look of him being ignored again. Ladarius is not an option in the redzone, that honor belongs to Antonio Gates. Green is really only a handcuff to Gates owners, and not worth starting in fantasy.


Jermaine Gresham - Pyro Character

28.    Jermaine Gresham (vs. Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)


Cleveland Browns TE - Pyro Character

29.    Jim Dray (vs. TB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)


Mychal Rivera - Pyro Character

30.    Mychal Rivera (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)


New Orleans Saints TE - Pyro Character

31.    Josh Hill (at Car - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: NFL Network)


Jacob Tamme - Pyro Character

32.    Jacob Tamme (at NE - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

 

 

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