Week 9 Fantasy Busts: Kenyan Drake, Tom Brady could struggle in Week 9, possible sit ’em candidates

Picking busts is a tough fantasy soccer sport, and Week 9 isn’t any exception. We’ve obtained to choose greater video games, like Tom Brady, Odell Beckham Jr., Josh Jacobs, Zach Ertz, and even the just lately traded Kenyan Drake. Of course, they do not at all times bust — these are studs who can have massive video games in opposition to virtually anybody. But mixes of utilization and matchup are sufficient to have us involved, and that is why there are gamers some would regard as stars in our Week 9 busts listing.

We truly actually do not like Eagles TEs this week, as each Ertz and Dallas Goedert make our busts listing. Quarterback is a who’s-who of the place with Prescott, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. Future Hall of Famers (and Prescott) cannot have good video games every week. Running again options the highest two rookies, Josh Jacobs and David Montgomery, each of whom we count on to have tough weeks, too. And the defenses embody the complete gamut, from the crew going through the Dolphins to the crew that could face both Matt Moore or Patrick Mahomes.

Quarterback | Running again | Wide receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

We had been proper about Chase Edmonds in Week 8, though it was one other appropriate name that got here in half as a result of damage. It additionally wasn’t that onerous to name Odell Beckham Jr. a bust in opposition to New England, however we had been proper and OBJ makes it again on the listing once more this week. We additionally nailed Phillip Lindsay, Kyler Murray, Calvin Ridley, and Ertz.

Our defensive decisions allow us to down a bit in Week 8. San Francisco performed a fantastic sport, the Packers gave up method too many factors to a Matt Moore-led offense, and the Chargers struggled to cease David Montgomery.

WEEK 9 PPR RANKINGS: Running again | Wide receiver | Tight finish

Let’s get into this week’s busts. To be clear, these aren’t automated sits. You ought to simply assume twice earlier than mechanically plugging them into your lineups.

For our Week 9 sleeper picks, click on right here.

Week 9 Fantasy Busts: Running backs

Josh Jacobs, Raiders vs. Lions (Billy Heyen). I’m anticipating the Lions to throw all around the Raiders, forcing Oakland to play from behind and abandon Jacobs comparatively early. He’s not concerned sufficient in the passing sport for that sport circulation to work in his favor.

David Montgomery, Bears @ Eagles (Vinnie Iyer). He goes from an superior matchup at house to a awful one on the street.

Kenyan Drake, Cardinals vs. 49ers (Matt Lutovsky). Drake is in line to begin Thursday evening in his Cardinals debut, and he was undoubtedly a gifted participant (profession 4.6 yards per carry) caught in a nasty scenario in Miami. But Arizona isn’t significantly better, and the 49ers are about as powerful because it will get for RBs, permitting the third-fewest fantasy factors per sport (FPPG) to the place. Even extra noteworthy is San Francisco has allowed the second-fewest receiving yards to backs this 12 months, which is how Drake must choose up most of his manufacturing.  

Y! money | Y! GPP | DK money | DK GPP | FD money | FD GPP

Week 9 Fantasy Football Busts: Quarterbacks

Dak Prescott, Cowboys @ Giants (Heyen). Sometimes you have to take an enormous swing. Dak actually is a bit overrated at this level, and the Cowboys could very properly select to lean on Ezekiel Elliott. I cannot actually say to sit Prescott, however there’s additionally one thing concerning the Dallas passing assault that does not at all times make me really feel heat and fuzzy.

Tom Brady, Patriots @ Ravens (Iyer). He could be disappointing on the street in opposition to a protection that comprises all the pieces they do.

Aaron Rodgers, Packers @ Chargers (Lutovsky). Rodgers has discovered his groove the previous three video games, averaging 339 yards and three.7 whole touchdowns, however these had been in extremely favorable matchups (Lions, Raiders, Chiefs). The Chargers are a unique story, as they permit simply 217.Four passing yards per sport. This could be an enormous working sport for Green Bay, so don’t be shocked if we see Rodgers put up numbers nearer to his Weeks 1-5 common of 261.Four yards and 1.2 touchdowns. 

WEEK 9: Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts

Week 9 Fantasy Football Busts: Wide receivers

Odell Beckham Jr., Browns @ Broncos (Heyen). Chris Harris can lock OBJ as much as a big extent, and Baker Mayfield hasn’t been adequate to count on the duo to beat that matchup or their latest struggles.

Curtis Samuel, Panthers vs. Titans (Iyer). He’s an outdoor receiver with little versatility — ones Tennessee shuts down.

Terry McLaurin, Redskins @ Bills (Lutovsky). We picked in opposition to McLaurin a number of occasions early in the season, and he burned us each week. Still, we’re not too anxious about that taking place once more in his matchup with Tre’Davious White and the Bills protection. Case Keenum is concussed and Dewayne Haskins has regarded like a scout-team participant in his 22 cross makes an attempt, so count on McLaurin have a related sport as he did in opposition to the Patriots in Week 5 (3-51), 49ers in Week 7 (1-11), and Vikings in Week 8 (4-39). 

MORE WEEK 9 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup builder

Week 9 Fantasy Football Busts: Tight ends

Zach Ertz, Eagles vs. Bears (Heyen). There’s now the ever-present situation of Dallas Goedert paired with a matchup in opposition to one of many league’s higher defenses. Ertz is my TE bust two weeks in a row, and possibly that is telling sufficient.

Dallas Goedert, Eagles vs. Bears (Iyer). No, he’s not the brand new No. 1 in Philly, and this matchup is hard.

Mark Andrews, Ravens vs. Patriots (Lutovsky). It’s tough to sit Andrews due to his regular goal share (a minimum of seven in each sport), however he had a case of the drops his final day trip and has solely as soon as gone for greater than 45 yards in his previous 5 video games. New England is the second-stingiest protection in opposition to TEs this 12 months, so this seems like a touchdown-or-bust sport. With so many fringe TEs in good matchups (T.J. Hockenson, Vance McDonald, Eric Ebron/Jack Doyle, and so forth.), it’s not loopy to search for another. 

Week 9 Fantasy Busts: Defenses

New York Jets @ Dolphins (Heyen). Ryan Fitzpatrick’s offense regarded competent sufficient in opposition to the Steelers, and with accidents and trades weakening the Jets protection, I count on there to be sufficient factors from Miami in this one which the Jets aren’t some automated begin this week.

Minnesota Vikings @ Chiefs (Iyer). Matt Moore proved he can preserve this offense regular, and it’s an even bigger “no” on the Vikings ought to Patrick Mahomes return.

Houston Texans vs. Jaguars in London (Lutovsky). Jacksonville has three INTs in every of its previous two video games, so it’s tempting to assume it may do extra than simply get sacks. But these video games had been in opposition to Andy Dalton and Sam Darnold – far cries from Deshaun Watson. Houston will nonetheless hand over some sacks, however Jacksonville doesn’t have a excessive ground in this matchup. 

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