Week 9 fantasy roundup
It's becoming very apparent to any fantasy owner. You don't have to be an expert to see it.
Roethlisberger couldn't finish the win over Washington because of shoulder problems. Even though he has been known for being mobile and tough, often either escaping some blows or absorbing more than the average quarterback, there's only so much that Big Ben can take before he goes down. Pittsburgh's offensive line has been in decline since Super Bowl XL, as personnel changes and injuries have taken a heavy toll on what used to be one of the NFL's elite units.
Roethlisberger's status for the next game is already unclear. Even when he returns, he's going to take more hard shots, and it's highly likely that he will miss even more time at some point. He's a big risk to leave your lineup at any time and could hurt your point totals in a pivotal week, maybe even a playoff game. If you seriously plan to contend for your league championship, you should turn to another quarterback for steady production.
Those of you who had
The Seahawks offense continues to sputter.
Think the Cowboys are looking forward to the Week 10 bye?
The Oakland Raiders are proving weekly that there is no bottom of the abyss to which this once glorious ship can sink. Meanwhile, fantasy owners of Raiders players can only tether those players to their bench in keeper leagues, should jettison them outright in redraft leagues, or trade them for anything you can get from a less intelligent owner. The entire Raiders offense had 77 yards total. It is safe to say that not a single Raider had a fantasy performance worth highlighting.
A reader questioned my omission of
He was greatly overshadowed, of course, by
Kurt Warner threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns as he picked apart the St. Louis secondary. Warner now has 16 touchdowns to only six interceptions and is arguably the top quarterback not named
Peyton Manning threw for two touchdowns and 254 yards on Sunday night. Manning has now thrown two touchdowns in each of the Colts last two games and is reclaiming his status as one of the most consistent quarterbacks in fantasy.
This is why we speculate on handcuffs: If he's not already taken,