Fantasy football Player Projections -- Breaking down Week 9

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Drew Brees and the Saints can improve to 7-1 with a victory over the Jets on Sunday.

Drew Brees and the Saints can improve to 7-1 with a victory over the Jets on Sunday.

Fantasy Player Projections: Week 9

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Quarterbacks

    1. 1
    2. Aaron

      Rodgers

      Packers vs Bears

      QB

    3. PASS YDS384

    4. PASS TD4

    5. INT0

    6. RUSH YDS0

    7. RUSH TD0

    Rodgers had a nearly flawless game last week, completing 24-of-29 passes for 298 yards and two TDs. The Bears have allowed 8.7 YPA and 11 passing touchdowns this season, so expect Rodgers to take advantage.
    1. 2
    2. Russell

      Wilson

      Seahawks vs Buccaneers

      QB

    3. PASS YDS237

    4. PASS TD2

    5. INT0

    6. RUSH YDS72

    7. RUSH TD1

    Wilson was held in check by the Rams, though he still gave his owners a solid game thanks to two touchdowns. The Buccaneers allow the 10th-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, but he's without Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin.
    1. 3
    2. Drew

      Brees

      Saints at Jets

      QB

    3. PASS YDS324

    4. PASS TD4

    5. INT0

    6. RUSH YDS0

    7. RUSH TD0

    Brees lit up the Bills, throwing for 332 yards and five touchdowns. He has to be licking his chops after seeing what Andy Dalton did to the Jets last week.

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Running Backs

    1. 1
    2. Jamaal

      Charles

      Chiefs at Bills

      RB

    3. RUSH YDS101

    4. RUSH TD1

    5. REC YDS58

    6. REC TD1

    Charles finally had his 100-total-yards-and-a-touchdown streak snapped last week, though it was only because he didn't find the end zone. He's my non-Peyton-Manning MVP of the first half.
    1. 2
    2. Eddie

      Lacy

      Packers vs Bears

      RB

    3. RUSH YDS113

    4. RUSH TD2

    5. REC YDS15

    6. REC TD0

    Lacy has brought the second dimension this offense has been lacking for years. He should be started regardless of matchup.
    1. 3
    2. Arian

      Foster

      Texans vs Colts

      RB

    3. RUSH YDS88

    4. RUSH TD2

    5. REC YDS30

    6. REC TD0

    Foster had to leave Houston's last game because of a hamstring injury. The Texans say he will be a gametime decision for the Sunday nighter.

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Wide Receivers

    1. 1
    2. Jordy

      Nelson

      Packers vs Bears

      WR

    3. REC YDS137

    4. REC TD2

    Nelson had another monster game last week, catching seven passes for 123 yards and two TDs. He should be able to take advantage of the Bears' defense.
    1. 2
    2. Dez

      Bryant

      Cowboys vs Vikings

      WR

    3. REC YDS132

    4. REC TD2

    Bryant only had three catches and six targets last week, but he made them count, racking up two scores and 72 yards. The Vikings allow the eighth most fantasy points to receivers.
    1. 3
    2. A.J.

      Green

      Bengals at Dolphins

      WR

    3. REC YDS101

    4. REC TD2

    Marvin Jones stole the show last week, but Green still put up 115 yards on just three catches. He'll get back in the scoring act this week.

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Tight Ends

    1. 1
    2. Jordan

      Cameron

      Browns vs Ravens

      TE

    3. REC YDS89

    4. REC TD1

    Cameron caught all four of his targets last week, racking up 81 yards. The Ravens have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points per game to tight ends.
    1. 2
    2. Rob

      Gronkowski

      Patriots vs Steelers

      TE

    3. REC YDS78

    4. REC TD1

    Gronk caught just two passes for 27 yards last week, and Pittsburgh has surrendered the third-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends.
    1. 3
    2. Tony

      Gonzalez

      Falcons at Panthers

      TE

    3. REC YDS76

    4. REC TD1

    Gonzalez has yet to take over the way many thought he could when Julio Jones went down for the season. He'll finally get on track this week.

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Kickers

    1. 1
    2. Justin

      Tucker

      Ravens at Browns

      K

    3. PAT1

    4. FG4

    Tucker could be in for a lot of work against a Cleveland team that can put the clamps on Joe Flacco and the passing game.
    1. 2
    2. Kai

      Forbath

      Redskins vs Chargers

      K

    3. PAT3

    4. FG3

    This game should push up into the 30s. That's good news for Forbath.
    1. 3
    2. Ryan

      Succop

      Chiefs at Bills

      K

    3. PAT3

    4. FG3

    Succop went 3-for-4 on field-goal attempts last week. Not a bad day at the office. He's now 15-for-18 on the season.

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Defenses

    1. 1
    2. Seahawks

      vs Buccaneers

      Seahawks vs Buccaneers

      DEFENSE

    3. PTS ALLOWED10

    4. SACKS5

    5. INT2

    6. TD0

    Like most weeks, this is another great matchup for the Seahawks.
    1. 2
    2. Bengals

      at Dolphins

      Bengals at Dolphins

      DEFENSE

    3. PTS ALLOWED16

    4. SACKS6

    5. INT1

    6. TD0

    The Bengals had a huge game last week, returning two Geno Smith interceptions for touchdowns and holding the Jets to nine points. They're a great play against a Miami team that has surrendered a league-high 32 sacks this year.
    1. 3
    2. Chiefs

      at Bills

      Chiefs at Bills

      DEFENSE

    3. PTS ALLOWED13

    4. SACKS4

    5. INT2

    6. TD0

    The Chiefs disappointed their owners last week, getting just one sack and one turnover against Jason Campbell and the Browns. They'll make up for it this week.

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