Some of my posts this week were written under the influence of Nyquil. I’d rate myself questionable but expected to play.
Some of the words might not make sense, but these rankings are the result of multiple formula calculations and spreadsheet re-sortings.
Trust them like we have all season and keep winning, Ninja. I’m 33-15 in my money leagues, that includes two 4-4 stinkers, an 8-0 beast and two 6-2 contenders.
I hope you’re having an even better season.
As always, check with a news site like Rotoworld for injury updates. This article is posted early Sundays and is not updated with late lineup news.
OK, let’s get to this week’s rankings:
Week 9 FINAL fantasy football rankings
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Final rankings notes
Derek Carr moved up from our early rankings, we still have him higher than the rest of the industry. Shootout coming, get on it. We also have Tyrod Taylor way higher than the rest of the industry. Like I said in our FanDuel sleepers article, the Dolphins gave up four passing touchdowns to Tom Brady last week and three to Brian Hoyer the previous week. Watkins is also expected to play on a limited basis. Last time he did that he caught a touchdown.
We continue to have Lamar Miller and Darren McFadden quite a bit higher than our colleagues. Both backs get a pile of carries out of the backfield and won’t surrender snaps on passing downs or short-yardage downs.
Stefon Diggs at seventh and Steve Johnson at 10th are probably the biggest jaw-droppers here, but they shouldn’t be. Diggs is a budding star and the top receiving option for the Vikings. The Rams have been able to shut down top receivers this season, but gave up 100 yards to another small, quick receiver, Antonio Brown. Johnson should be the top wide receiver for the Chargers this week with Keenan Allen on IR and Ladarius Green banged up. He had only four targets last week but had 36 the previous five games, including eight in two consecutive games.
No huge surprises here. Maybe Heath Miller in the top-5, but I made a case for Heath in our waiver wire gems column.