Week 9: QB Rankings – 2011 Fantasy Football Start & Sit ADVICE

by on February 7th, 2011
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Week 9 QB Rankings – Start & Sit Advice. Week 9 QB Rankings are based on weekly matchups and the highest projected potential fantasy football point outcomes among all fantasy football QB in week 9. Use these week 9 QB Rankings to help you decide which QB to start and which QB to sit on your fantasy football in week 9.

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Week 9 QB Rankings – player profiles and stat projections will be updated throughout the week

Week 9 — QB Rankings — RB Rankings — WR Rankings — TE Rankings — Defense Rankings — Waiver Wire Pickups — Picks & Predictions — Player Injury Updates

1. Aaron Rodgers – GB = @SD —– Back from the Packers bye, Rodgers is the clear #1 fantasy football QB this week. Anything around 300 passing yards and 2 touchdowns is easily within reach, and let’s face it……we wouldn’t expect anything less of Rodgers at this point.

2. Tom Brady – NE = NYG —– The Giants defense is really only so-so at stopping opposing offenses, and Brady should have no problem racking up stats in the range of 250-300 passing yards and 1-2 touchdowns.

3. Michael Vick – Phi = Chi —– The Chicago Bears defense is no slouch, but Vick offers just too much stat potential to rank him anywhere but right here behind only Rodgers and Brady this week.

4. Drew Brees – NO = TB —– After an absolutely awful game against the terrible Rams defense last week, Brees will be looking for a huge bounce-back showing in this game. A so-so Tampa Bay defense is a good place to start for the Saints offensive revival this week.

5. Matt Ryan – Atl = @Ind —– On paper, Matt Ryan has the potential and ability to rack up a huge stat line with numbers somewhere in the range of 250-350 passing yards and 1-3 touchdowns. Then again, the Falcons passing attack has been anything but reliable and consistent so far this season. All in all, lots of boom potential for Ryan this week.

6. Eli Manning – NYG = @NE —– Love the matchup for Eli Manning this week, and if Hakeem Nicks is healthy enough to play in this game, it would not be surprising to see Eli rack up outstanding stats, similar to what Ben Roethlisberger put up last week against the Patriots defense. 300 passing yards and 2 touchdowns is definitely within range for Eli in this game.

7. Ben Roethlisberger – Pit = Bal —– Roethlisberger has played exceptionally well in recent weeks, and with Mike Wallace essentially a superstar WR, there is virtually no reason to believe that Roethlisberger will slow down anytime soon. Add in the fact that the Ravens defense will be tough against the running game, and it makes sense to believe that the Steelers will need to pass the ball if they want to score in this game.

8. Philip Rivers – SD = GB —– I am tempted to rank Rivers even lower, but the Packers secondary has struggled to shut down opposing offenses passing attack, and when you add in the likelyhood that this will be a high scoring game, it makes sense to believe that the Chargers will need to be passing the ball a lot this week.

9. Tony Romo – Dal = Sea —– The Philadelphia Eagles completely shut down the Cowboys offense last week, but a much weaker Seattle Seahawks defense this week could easily lead Romo to tally numbers in the range of 250 passing yards and 1-2 touchdowns.

10. Matt Cassel – KC = Mia – 37% —– The Dolphins defense just is not that good, and Cassel should continue to look to his best WR Dwayne Bowe a lot in this game. Add in a revitalized Steve Breaston, and finally healthy rookie Jonathan Baldwin, and Cassel suddenly has a nice trio of receivers at his disposal this week.

11. Matt Schaub – Hou = Cle —– Solid matchup for the Texans offense, and if Andre Johnson returns Schaub could be looking at stats in the range of 200-250 passing yards and 1-2 touchdowns.

12. Josh Freeman – TB = @NO —– Fresh off the bye week, Freeman is a solid gamble in all fantasy football lineups this week. Sometimes he can be great, sometimes he can be terrible. But he is always worth a gamble if you need a spot starter.

13. Mark Sanchez – NYJ = @Buf – 59% —– Sanchez has been unspectacular to say the least, but the Buffalo Bills defense does give up their fair share of yards so far this season. Available in 40% of 10 team leagues heading into week 9, Sanchez is a solid waiver wire pickup and start QB if your normal starter is usually Cam Newton or Matthew Stafford and they are on a bye this week.

14. Ryan Fitzpatrick – Buf = NYJ —– The Jets secondary is solid, but with a huge TE named Scott Chandler to throw to, as well as an excellent pass catching RB in Fred Jackson, it is very possible that Fitzpatrick can still rack up 200-225 passing yards and 1 or 2 touchdowns in this game.

15. Kevin Kolb – Ari = StL – 46% —– Kolb has been anything but what fantasy football teams expected when the season started. And with a report out that Kolb is now battling a turf toe issue, he is definitely a risky starting option for fantasy football teams in week 9 as well. However the matchup for Kolb and the Cardinals passing attack is extra potent this week against the Rams, so at just 50% owned, Kolb is a solid gamble start this week in most fantasy football lineups, as long as he is healthy and active this week.

16. Tim Tebow – Den = @Oak —– You just never know. The matchup is in Tebow’s favor, but his arm has been atrocious over the last two weeks.

17. Andy Dalton – Cin = @Ten – 36% —– Dalton just keeps playing steady and solid football, and his top target AJ Green continues to get better and better as well. Add in the fact that Dalton tallied 2 passing touchdowns in last weeks game without the likes of his safest blanket at TE Jermaine Gresham, and his starting RB Cedric Benson to keep the defense honest, a return of both of those two starters should give Dalton even more weapons to work with this week against a so-so Titans defense.

18. Joe Flacco – Bal = @Pit

19. Jay Cutler – Chi = @Phi

20. Alex Smith – SF = @Was – 31% —– If you want a game manager who hopefully won’t get your fantasy team too many negative points, then Smith could be your spot starting QB this week, as he will likely tally stats in the range of 150-175 passing yards and 1 touchdown …. but do not expect anything more. All in all, Smith offers a very low upside but is a somewhat safe play to get your team 10 points this week.

21. Tarvaris Jackson – Sea = @Dal

22. Colt McCoy – Cle = @Hou

23. Matt Moore – Mia = @KC

24. Sam Bradford – StL = @Ari

25. Matt Hasselbeck – Ten = Cin

26. Carson Palmer – Oak = Den

27. John Beck – Was = SF

28. Curtis Painter – Ind = Atl

29. AJ Feeley – StL = @Ari

30. Charlie Whitehurst – Sea = @Dal

31. Kyle Boller – Oak = Den

BYE WEEK
Cam Newton – Car = bye
Matthew Stafford – Det = bye
Christian Ponder – Min = bye
Blaine Gabbert – Jac = bye


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