Let me start this week’s post by apologizing to Doug Martin fantasy owners. If you listened to my advice or any other fantasy “expert” then you left his 200 all purpose 2 touchdown performance on the bench. I was in that group of losing out on that game, but hopefully the rest of your team did enough to get you the victory. Most of the heavy bye weeks are out of the way and u should be comfortable with the players on your team thus far otherwise you should probably make a trade. In either case, here is my advice for Week 9.
Put me in the Game coach
Ryan Matthews – This week the Chargers have the Chiefs. The Chiefs through seven games have yet to hold a lead in a regulation game. Their sole victory came in overtime scoring the winning touchdown on the last play of the game.Should be a favorable match up for Matthews this week.
Calvin Johnson Jr. – For all of you fantasy owners waiting for the Megatron break out game her it goes. With Detroit taking on the Jaguars this week I think He will get in the endzone a couple times.
Victor Cruz – The Giants face the Steelers this week and that secondary is below average without Ryan Clark or Troy Polomalu. Look for Cruz to hit his Salsa if these Steelers safeties don’t play on Sunday.
Jeremy Maclin – Until the Saints prove to me they can stop anybody I’m going to have at least one offensive player from their opponent on this post every week. Bad match-up last week for Maclin and company, but should find it a bit easier to find holes in zones against the horrid Saints defense.
Have the loneliest seat on the Bench
Chris johnson – Although CJ2K has been playing well taking on the Bears this weekend is a tough matchup. Somehow as bad as the Bears offense has been playing their defense has won them games so far this year.
Fred Jackson/CJ Spiller – Buffalo has the Texans this week and you can look for these guys to struggle a bit. Texans have been giving up tons of yards in the air, but one thing that has remained consistent is their rush defense. Through 7 games the Texans have yet to give up a rushing touchdown.
Kyle Rudolph – Through the first 3 games he had 31 targets, since then Rudolph has strung together a few terrible games including a zero catch game. I think by now its time to jump ship on him.
Jason Witten – He had a break out game last week and almost helped the Cowboys get a victory last week. Atlanta defense is a lot better and features one of the best secondaries in the league.
Waver Wire Warriors-
Titus Young – Although Megatron has been struggling Titus Young has found the endzone a few times and with the matchup against the Jags this week he would be a good option for bye week issues.
Cecil Shorts – Laurent Robinson out, Mike Thomas traded. The ball has to go to someone else besides just Justin Blackmon.
Dustin Keller – Since coming back from injury Dustin Keller has put together a solid couple of games. If you are ready to hop off the Kyle Rudolph or Dennis Pitta Bandwagon he would be a good option.