Fantasy Football Week 9: Start’em / Sit’em
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Cam Newton, NO (63%, 19) – He’s had 1 huge fantasy game this year and less than 15 fantasy points in every other game. I don’t trust him at all.
Tony Romo, AZ (56%, 16) – The Redskins blitz-heavy scheme gave Romo fits last week and the Cardinals blitz more than any team in the league. With Romo nursing a bad back, I don’t trust him to make it through the whole game much less put up big fantasy numbers.
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Ben Tate, TB (70%, 16) – Is averaging a paltry 2.5 yards per carry over his last three games and I’m hearing rumors that Terrance West is going to get more carries than usual this week. Tampa’s D sucks, so it’s possible Tate could still have a big game, but if he is losing carries to West and even Crowell I don’t see him putting up more then 10-12 points this week.
Trent Richardson, @NYG (36%, 12) – Is banged up, but more importantly is not a good RB.
Darren McFadden, @SEA (40%, 11) – DMC showed signs of life last week against a bad Browns run defense, but it will be a different story in Seattle this week.
Jonathan Stewart NO (24%, 11) – Ran the ball better than expected last week, but with DeAngelo William back this week and Cam running again I don’t think there will be enough opportunity for Stewart to crack 10 fantasy points.
Matt Asiata, WAS (15%, 8) – Rookie Jerick McKinnon has taken over as the lead back in Minnesota (finally), and Asiata isn’t worth starting as a TD dependent goal line back.