Fantasy Football Pitfalls – Week 9

Written by Ryan Lester of Lesters Legends

I’m going to look at the matchups each week and pick five fantasy starters that could be in for a tough week.  Here’s a look at players who could struggle this week.

Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers
- Rodgers is going down to Tennessee to face the Titans.  He’s coming off a bye, which should help his ailing shoulder.  His pride may be hurting when he gets down with one of the league’s best Defensive units.

Running Backs
Jamal Lewis
- There is the revenge factor for Jamal, but facing Baltimore’s Run D is no easy task, especially when your Offense isn’t clicking.  Jamal scored both times he faced Baltimore last year so you know they have this game circled on their calendars.

Thomas Jones - After facing Cincinnati, Oakland, and Kansas City, TJ finally faces a Defense with a pulse.  He goes up against the Bills in Buffalo.  A fourth straight monster games does not seem likely.

Wide Receiver
Santana Moss
- Talk about your polar opposites.  One week after facing Detroit, the Redskins take on the Steelers.  Life won’t be quite as simple this week for Santana, Campbell, Cooley, and company.  The only Redskin I’m not downgrading is Clinton Portis.  He’s been tearing everybody apart.

Terrell Owens - Either T.O. is going to have to rely on a QB old enough to be his Dad in Brad Johnson or Brooks Bollinger, who didn’t look the part of an NFL QB last year with Minnesota against the defending Super Bowl Champions.  The Giants will bring the heat early and often making it difficult for Dallas to get in a rhythm.  Things could get ugly in Big D.

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2 comments

  1. Shogun says:

    I need to pick up a QB to fill in for Rivers this week while he’s on bye. I can go for Pennington versus Denver, Ryan versus Oakland, or Big Ben versus Washington (8 team league). Who would you go with?

  2. admin says:

    Personally, I really like Pennington this week, but if someone like Roethlisberger is available, I think you have to go with him. He certainly has the potential to easily outperform the other two, just because he has more talent. He has the hardest match-up, but I’d still use him.

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