Fantasy Football Week 9: Start’em / Sit’em

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Kelvin Benjamin, NO (73%, 11) – I don’t trust Cam Newton this week, but I do think Benjamin will get enough targets to score double-digit fantasy points. Besides Greg Olsen, Benjamin is the most reliable option Newton has and has averaged 8.5 targets per game this year with TDs in two of the last three.

Mohammed Sanu, JAX (59%, 8) – Is averaging over 10 targets per game in the last three and has over 100 receiving yards in two of them. A.J. Green is still questionable and even if he plays, I still think Sanu is a lock for 10+ fantasy points.

Brandin Cooks, @CAR (52%, 10) – I was a week early on Cooks breakout game, but it looks like the Saints are finally committed to getting their most explosive WR involved in the offense. Carolina’s pass defense is a joke so Cooks shouldn’t have any problem getting open.

Odell Beckham, IND (32%, 9) – With Victor Cruz out for the season, the talented rookie should be on the field for every snap and could have a big day against a Colts defense that is missing it’s best corner, Vontae Davis. Last week the Steelers threw for over 500 yards on the Colts banged up secondary and I think Beckham is going to have a big game.

Doug Baldwin, OAK (37%, 8) – Averaging 9.5 targets per game since Percy Harvin was traded and should continue to be Russell Wilson’s #1 option in the passing game.

Brandon LaFell, DEN (22%, 10) – The Pats will need to throw the ball to keep up with the Broncos high powered offense and LaFell has been Brady’s most reliable target at WR lately (11 targets last week).


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Jason Witten AZ (71%, 8) – The Cardinals struggle to cover tight ends and Witten is coming off his best game of the season. I have him as a top 7 TE this week.

Jordan Reed, @MIN (53%, 8) – Is averaging 8 targets per game over the last three and should be a big part of the Redskins offense regardless of who is playing QB.

Travis Kelce, @NYJ (43%, 8) – He’s had two mediocre weeks in a row, but found the end zone in three straight before his recent slump. I think Kelce has a bounce-back game against a weak Jets secondary.