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Fantasy Football Report: Week 9

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.

Brady Quinn Named Starter

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.

Roethlisberger Leaves Game With Injury

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.

Kyle Orton To Miss Time With Ankle Injury

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:

Week 9 Top Performers

Chris Johnson (RB), Tennessee Titans: Johnson tore up the terrible Packers run defense with 161 total yds and a TD

  • Week 10 Outlook: Johnson and the Titans’ running game will hit a snag in the road when they face the Bears who allow less than 90 yds rushing per game.

Derrick Mason (WR), Baltimore Ravens: Mason pulled in a season high 9 catches for 136 yds and his 2nd TD of the season.

  • Week 10 Outlook: Don’t let the matchup against Houston fool you, the Texans are surprisingly good against the pass. They allow only 202 yds per game.

Kurt Warner (QB), Arizona Cardinals: Warner churned out another gem with 342 yds passing and 2 TD.

  • Week 10 Outlook: The Cardinals look to have fun on Monday night when they face the 49ers. San Francisco gives up 28.8 points per game.

Week 9 Duds

Roddy White (WR), Atlanta Falcons: White was not the best receiver for Atlanta on Sunday and only had 54 yds receiving.

  • Week 10 Outlook: White could rebound nicely against the Saints, who allow 237 pass yds per game.

Santana Moss (WR), Washington Redskins: Moss played like crap with 14 receiving yds and also re-aggravated a hamstring injury.

  • Week 10 Outlook: Moss is on the bye in Week 10 and will get time to rest his injury.

Lee Evans (WR), Buffalo Bills: Evans struggled on Sunday with 41 receiving yds, which was his worst effort of the season.

  • Week 10 Outlook: The Bills face a decent challenge in the Patriots who surrender 212 pass yds per game.

Unexpected Stars

Tim Hightower (RB), Arizona Cardinals: In a surprise move, Hightower started over Edgerrin James. He delivered with 109 yds and a TD.

  • Week 10 Outlook: Hightower could repeat his performance against the 49ers who allow 112 rush yds per game.

Michael Jenkins (WR), Atlanta Falcons: Jenkins only had two catches for 64 yds but, both went for TD’s.

  • Week 10 Outlook: The Falcons face New Orleans, who give up 346 total yds and 24 points per game.

Cedric Benson (RB), Cincinnati Bengals: Benson turned out his first 100 yd game since Week 2 of 2007 with 104 yds and a TD.

  • Week 10 Outlook: The Bengals are on the bye this week but, don’t expect a lot from Benson until he can prove he can put up those numbers consistently.

Sports of Boston Friends and Family League

  • I won for the 2nd week in a row by a score of 117.62-103.22. My highlight was picking up Arizona’s defense which got me 22 points.
  • SoB’s KC won his 3rd straight matchup by barely edging out SoB’s Chris by a score of 93.18-92.64. KC remains in first with a 7-2 record.
  • Our friend Dev won his matchup despite scoring only 69.64 points. If he had faced any other team, he would have lost. Love those head-to-head leagues.
  • Recent pickups include: Kevin Faulk, Ryan Longwell, Tyler Thigpen, Greg Olsen, Visanthe Shiancoe, Reggie Brown, and Donald Lee

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Discussion

4 comments for “Fantasy Football Report: Week 9”

  1. Fantasy Football New Fantasy Football Report: Week 9: I am part of two fantas.. http://tinyurl.com/587vrl

    Posted by NFL Fantasy Football | November 5, 2008, 6:53 am
  2. long live Head-to-head!

    Posted by KC | November 5, 2008, 5:50 pm
  3. Baker’s team in your league shows the flaw of head-to-head

    Posted by Pete | November 5, 2008, 11:35 pm
  4. Yes, but I guarantee it would be less fun. Now, we root for our own fantasy teams and against the opponents. In roto, we just hope our players do well each week and there’s no fun playoff system either.

    Baker has been historically lucky, but its so rare that it happens. If it’s true that he’s the worst team, he won’t win in the playoffs anyway…

    Posted by KC | November 6, 2008, 3:25 am

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