Fantasy Football: Week 9 QB Rankings

Check out Kevin Hanson's top 25 quarterbacks for Week 9 of the 2019 season.
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Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

Check out more of Kevin’s rankings: RB, WR, TE, DST, flex and kicker.

QB Start of the Week: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (at OAK)

Matthew Stafford and Detroit’s passing offense have been on a roll lately. One week after throwing for 364 yards and four touchdowns, Stafford racked up 342 yards and three scores this past Sunday. Over that two-game span, only Aaron Rodgers has scored more fantasy points.

With three or more scores in three of his past four games, Stafford may not throw three-plus touchdowns against the Raiders, but his favorable matchup in Week 9 should allow the good times to continue. Only the Cardinals have allowed more fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season than the Raiders.

While the Cardinals (20) have allowed one more passing touchdown than Oakland, who has already had its bye, no team has allowed more per game (2.71). In addition, the Raiders have allowed the third-most passing yards per game (285.3) and fourth-most yards per attempt (8.6).

QB Sit of the Week: Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (vs. SF)

It is typical for rookie quarterbacks to have ups and downs and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner has had some downs recently. Not only has Kyler Murray failed to account for a touchdown in either of his past two games, he has zero passing touchdowns in four of his last five games.

On a short week, Murray will try to bounce back against one of the league’s elite defenses. There is currently no line for the Kansas City–Minnesota game, but Arizona has the second-lowest implied total (16.25) of all teams in Week 9.

The 49ers rank first in the NFL in yards allowed per game (224.4), passing yards per game allowed (128.7) and only the Patriots allow fewer points per game (11.0). In addition, they allow the second-fewest yards per pass attempt (5.5), have the second-most interceptions (10) and the fourth-most sacks (27).

Over their past four games, they have zero passing touchdowns and only one quarterback has exceeded 100 passing yards against them—Kyle Allen (158, Week 7). Allen was also intercepted three times and sacked seven times.

Long story short, it’s better to keep Murray on your bench in Week 9.

Week 9 fantasy football quarterback rankings:

QB1: Russell Wilson, SEA vs TB

QB2: Deshaun Watson, HOU @ JAC

QB3: Aaron Rodgers, GB @ LAC

QB4: Dak Prescott, DAL @ NYG

QB5: Matthew Stafford, DET @ OAK

QB6: Lamar Jackson, BAL vs NE

QB7: Josh Allen, BUF vs WAS

QB8: Gardner Minshew, JAC vs HOU

QB9: Tom Brady, NE @ BAL

QB10: Jameis Winston, TB @ SEA

QB11: Kirk Cousins, MIN @ KC

QB12: Carson Wentz, PHI vs CHI

QB13: Derek Carr, OAK vs DET

QB14: Philip Rivers, LAC vs GB

QB15: Sam Darnold, NYJ @ MIA

QB16: Daniel Jones, NYG vs DAL

QB17: Jimmy Garoppolo, SF @ ARI

QB18: Jacoby Brissett, IND @ PIT

QB19: Kyle Allen, CAR vs TEN

QB20: Kyler Murray, ARI vs SF

QB21: Mason Rudolph, PIT vs IND

QB22: Matt Moore, KC vs MIN

QB23: Mitch Trubisky, CHI @ PHI

QB24: Ryan Tannehill, TEN @ CAR

QB25: Baker Mayfield, CLE @ DEN

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