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Fantasy Football: Week 9 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em, Picks And Busts

October 29, 2019
Some Notes:

• Running backs Chase Edmonds, James Conner, Benny Snell, Matt Breida and Miles Sanders all left Week 9 with injuries. Sanders' injury seems to be minor, but the rest could miss some time.

• Receivers Dede Westbrook and Brandin Cooks could miss some time with neck and head issues, respectively.

• Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco has a neck issue and will miss at least Week 9, maybe more. 

• Thursday night game: San Francisco at Arizona

• Monday night games: Dallas at New York Giants

• The byes of the week: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Jaylen Samuels, Danny Amendola, Mark Walton, Tra Carson, David Carr, Chris Conley, Jonnu Smith, Darren Fells, Dallas Goedert, Darius Slayton, Sam Darnold (look at his upcoming schedule)

Last Week's Pickups: Chase Edmonds, Latavius Murray, Kenny Stills, Mark Walton, Sam Darnold, Ty Johnson, Kareem Hunt, Jay Ajayi

Two Weeks Ago: Ben Watson, N'Keal Harry, Jamison Crowder, Robby Anderson, Hunter Henry, Jamaal Williams, Chris Herndon, Allen Lazard

Trade Bait: Duke Johnson, Joe Mixon, T.J. Hockenson

You Can Drop: Larry Fitzgerald, Dion Lewis (if anyone was holding out hope), Demarcus Robinson, Geronimo Allison, Ryan Griffin

Studs Of The Week: Daniel Jones, Aaron Jones, Tevin Coleman, Latavius Murray, Mike Evans, Cooper Kupp, Kenny Golladay, Julian Edelman

Duds Of The Week: Jacoby Brissett, Kyler Murray, Le'Veon Bell, Ty Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Corey Davis, Kenny Stills, Zach Ertz, Greg Olsen, Gerald Everett

Fantasy Football Start 'Ems For Week 9:

Quarterback Must Starts: Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Deshaun Watson, Carson Wentz, Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford, Dak Prescott, Lamar Jackson

Running Back Must Starts: Dalvin Cook, Austin Ekeler (PPR), Aaron Jones, Derrick Henry, Mark Ingram, Leonard Fournette, Ezekiel Elliott, Chris Carson, Marlon Mack, Christian McCaffrey, Josh Jacobs, Tevin Coleman, Saquon Barkley

Wide Receiver Must Starts: DeAndre Hopkins, Davante Adams (if healthy), Keenan Allen, Adam Thielen (if healthy), Julian Edelman, Tyler Lockett, Kenny Golladay, DJ Chark, Stefon Diggs, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Amari Cooper and T.Y. Hilton

Tight End Must Starts: Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Darren Waller, Evan Engram, Mark Andrews

Must Start Defenses: San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills

Sleepers Of The Week:
Quarterback: Sam Darnold
Running Back: Le'Veon Bell
Wide Receiver/Tight End: D.K. Metcalf/Anthony Miller
Defense: Denver Broncos

Busts Of The Week:
Quarterback: Kyler Murray
Running Back: Sony Michel/David Montgomery
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Odell Beckham Jr.
Defense: Pittsburgh Steelers

Locks of The Week:
2019 Record: 18-6
1. San Francisco over Arizona
2. Buffalo over Washington
3. Minnesota over Kansas City (let's get nuts, but only if Mahomes is out)

Picks With Points
2019 Record: 61-57

NFL Lines For Week 9
Picks are in bold.

Favorite Line Underdog Total
San Francisco -9.5 At Arizona 44
Houston -2.5 Jacksonville (in London) 47
At Buffalo -10 Washington 36.5
At Carolina -3.5 Tennessee 41
At Philadelphia -5 Chicago 43.5
Minnesota -1 At Kansas City 48
New York Jets -5 At Miami 41
Indianapolis -1 At Pittsburgh 43.5
At Oakland -2 Detroit 50.5
At Seattle -6.5 Tampa Bay 52.5
Cleveland -2 At Denver 40
Green Bay -3 At L.A. Chargers 46
New England -3.5 At Baltimore 44.5
Dallas -7 At New York Giants 48