There are more Ps and Qs next to player names this week than I’d like to count. It seems like a lot more than I remember from other seasons. But it also seems like questionable players play more often.
You’ll want to figure out if you want to play players from tonight’s Browns-Bengals game.
There’s a handful of fantasy stars in that game. As I said in our projected scores column, the Bengals are favored by a ton but maybe Johnny Manziel should be considered for a one-time low-end daily fantasy tournament start.
As always check late NFL news at a site like Rotoworld to make sure games are being played and players are in lineups.
These rankings will be updated early Sunday morning and don’t always reflect final starting lineups.
Week 9 early rankings
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Early rankings notes
You’re first head-scratchers are probably in the bottom half of the top-10, where we have Jay Cutler and Derek Carr higher than the rest of the industry. Both players face teams that should put up eye-popping numbers this week, which means they’ll have ample opportunity to pile up yards and fantasy points.
We have Darren McFadden at No. 4, which is probably way higher than anyone in the industry. Dude’s getting mad opportunities right now, especially targets which helps his ranking soar in PPR leagues.
Maybe we’re a little (LOT) higher on Steve Johnson than we should be, but he’s the most talented wide receiver left in San Diego, which should put him in the upper tier of wide receivers overall considering how much the Chargers pass the ball.
[UPDATE – I Just got a tweet from Rotoworld that Kendall Wright is OUT this week. I feel even stronger that Dorial Green-Beckham might pop. Justin Hunter is the other WR there, but I can’t recommend him.]
Heath Miller‘s the one who stands out here as a ranking you might doubt. However, I went over his usage with Big Ben at QB in our waiver wire post and talked about how great this matchup is for all of the Steelers weapons in our my projected scores column. All signs point to a potentially huge game from Miller.
The Eagles are a little bit of an off-the-radar pick this week. But Matt Cassel isn’t very good and the Cowboys have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses in the last three weeks.