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Consensus Start/Sit - Week 9

Before we get to the consensus start/sit picks for Week 9, a quick glimpse at a few gems out there:
  • My buddies at FFGeekBlog are offering up a $50 gift card to NFL.com if you can guess the top fantasy QB this week. Check out their site for more details.
  • The Hazean takes an interesting look at the top 12 fantasy players at each position now that we're at the midpoint of the NFL season.
  • Scope out Roger Rotter's Top 10 sleepers for Week 9 - I'm seeing Hasselbeck and Crabtree all over the start lists this week.
  • Always a good read, take a look at FFToday's Inside the Matchup for some hints on what to expect from the running and passing games from a fantasy standpoint. 
Okay, consensus time. Keep in mind that I've gone through all of the sites that I link to with start/sit advice during the week and have tallied up those players with the most start/sit votes, or the most consensus from the experts. So here they are, listed at random:

QB
Start: Matt Hasselbeck, David Garrard, Joe Flacco, Alex Smith
Sit: Matt Ryan, Eli Manning, Kyle Orton, Chad Henne

RB
Start: Ryan Grant, Jamaal Charles, Brandon Jacobs, Julius Jones, Joseph Addai
Sit: Knowshon Moreno, Ryan Moats, Cadillac Williams
 
WR
Start: Dwayne Bowe, Mike Sims-Walker, Michael Crabtree, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Santana Moss
Sit: Steve Smith (NYG), Roy Williams, Santonio Holmes, Antonio Bryant

TE
Start: Fred Davis, Vernon Davis, Jason Witten
Sit: Greg Olsen, Heath Miller

Kicker
Start: Lawrence Tynes, Mason Crosby, Olindo Mare
Sit: no consensus

D/ST
Start: Saints, Patriots
Sit: Bears

Comments

Thanks for the mention of our contest!
Anonymous said…
Librarian ~

A little free advice if you please -- choose two from the following list:

Brian Hartline - Pats in NE. Not a great setting for mega FF points.
Santonio Holmes - My leading receiver, but fading fast and your Broncos don't give up the long ball easily. Several sites advise sitting him this week -- but they don't know my roster !!
T.J. Hous. - Good match-up with the Lions - but is Nate Burleson now the go to receiver ?
Josh Morgan - has Crabtree completely taken all his receptions ?

It will probably be a moot point anyway since a certain running back in purple has a bye this week.

Thanks for the help.

Dewey D.
Chad O said…
Dewey,
Start Housh. He's by far your best option this week and he should have a nice game.

To everyone else, I am going nuts this week with everyone saying "Bench Matt Ryan". I can't wait to see this guy tear it up against the lowly Redskins. He's going to have his best game of the year! Start Matt Ryan with confidence this week!
I'm with Chad O on this one - go with Housh against Detroit's 24th ranked pass (which doesn't even accurately represent just how many fantasy points they give up to WRs) and then I'd start Holmes. I know, I know, he's up against my Broncos but relative to your other options I think he has the most skill and might be able to make things happen. Or at least do more than Hartline and Morgan could...

Good luck!

And Chad O, I hear you on the Matt Ryan front - no love for him from the experts at all. I think it depends on your options but I'm starting Ryan without any fear of a bad game this week. The Skins pass defense is surprisingly solid and they really aren't giving up a ton of fantasy points to opposing QBs, but I wouldn't go crazy and bench Ryan unless you're pretty confident in your other option.
Anonymous said…
Love your stuff....my problem this week is I have to start either Housh or Crabtree (my #1 is DeSean Jackson). How do you settle that one????

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