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I am part of two fantasy football leagues and it is a good thing I only report in detail on the Sports of Boston league. I am not ashamed to admit that I am in dead last in the other league. In terms of points, my team is not the worst. In fact, the team with the least points is actually in 4th place with a 6-3 record. I know I have mentioned it before but, I think making the move to a rotisserie league may be in the works for next year’s Sports of Boston league. But that will be open for debate next year.
ESPN.com reports that Derek Anderson is out and Brady Quinn is in as the starting QB in Cleveland. We all knew this move would happen but we just didn’t know when. Quinn is expected to be ready to go for Thursday’s game against the struggling Broncos.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger left Monday night’s game against Washington with a shoulder injury. Byron Leftwich replaced him and lead the Steelers to a victory. It is not guaranteed that Roethlisberger will make the start this Sunday.
Chicago Bears QB Kyle Orton is going to miss at least one month after suffering a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s game against Detroit. The door is once again open for Rex Grossman.
Now to see who shined and who faded out in Week 9:
Chris Johnson (RB), Tennessee Titans: Johnson tore up the terrible Packers run defense with 161 total yds and a TD
Derrick Mason (WR), Baltimore Ravens: Mason pulled in a season high 9 catches for 136 yds and his 2nd TD of the season.
Kurt Warner (QB), Arizona Cardinals: Warner churned out another gem with 342 yds passing and 2 TD.
Roddy White (WR), Atlanta Falcons: White was not the best receiver for Atlanta on Sunday and only had 54 yds receiving.
Santana Moss (WR), Washington Redskins: Moss played like crap with 14 receiving yds and also re-aggravated a hamstring injury.
Lee Evans (WR), Buffalo Bills: Evans struggled on Sunday with 41 receiving yds, which was his worst effort of the season.
Tim Hightower (RB), Arizona Cardinals: In a surprise move, Hightower started over Edgerrin James. He delivered with 109 yds and a TD.
Michael Jenkins (WR), Atlanta Falcons: Jenkins only had two catches for 64 yds but, both went for TD’s.
Cedric Benson (RB), Cincinnati Bengals: Benson turned out his first 100 yd game since Week 2 of 2007 with 104 yds and a TD.