Looking towards Week 9 of the NFL fantasy football season, we will examine all of the matchups and discern the positive or negative impact that a given matchup will have on the wide receivers. Below is the best fantasy football start ’em/sit ’em options for Week 9 NFL matchups.
Week 9 Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Wide Receivers
Must Start: DeVante Parker — Dolphins vs. Texans
While the Dolphins have been far from a good team, the offense in terms of fantasy has been successful. Parker is one of the key pieces in the offense when healthy. Last week he saw 11 targets for eight receptions and 85 yards, and this week they get to play a Texans defense that can make even the worst offense look good. Parker should be in for a heavy workload and has touchdown upside.
Must Start: Emmanuel Sanders — Bills at Jaguars
Sanders was a huge disappointment last week in an excellent matchup against the Dolphins. In that game he had four targets that resulted in zero receptions. Many will panic because of the down game, but he was still involved in the game plan. Going against the Jaguars this week should jumpstart a bounce back.
Must Start: Michael Pittman Jr. — Colts vs. Jets
Pittman has now entered the must-start category weekly. He is the clear No. 1 wide receiver on the team, and with T.Y. Hilton ruled out, the confidence in Pittman should be even higher. Last week against the Titans he had 10 receptions on 15 targets for 86 yards and two touchdowns. This week he gets another soft matchup against the Jets, with the Jets in a huge letdown spot following an unexpected win against the Bengals.
Must Sit: Christian Kirk — Cardinals at 49ers
Kirk has been an interesting start weekly due to being Kyler Murray‘s No. 2 target. While Kliff Kingsbury is trying to deploy smoke screens with Murray’s status for Sunday, there is a chance he will not Sunday. With the potential of Murray missing and Colt McCoy taking snaps, taking the risk on Kirk is not worth it.
Must Sit: DeVonta Smith — Eagles vs. Chargers
Despite being the clear No. 1 wide receiver on the Eagles, Smith has struggled to find any consistency. Over his last three games he has failed to eclipse 10 half-PPR points. Last week the Eagles went for a run-heavy attack, utilizing Boston Scott and Jordan Howard against the Lions, which led to a downtick in targets for Smith. He saw just three targets for one reception and 15 yards. If they continue to run the ball it, will be hard to start Smith going forward.
Must Sit: Randall Cobb — Packers at Chiefs
Cobb is in a similar situation to Christian Kirk. The Packers will be without Aaron Rodgers, and this makes Cobb’s upside significantly lower. With Jordan Love under center, all of the main pieces of the team, like Aaron Jones and Davante Adams, should be fine. But the uncertainty around the ancillary options will be even tougher to decipher without Rodgers. Even though Cobb had two touchdowns against the Cardinals last week, he is better left on the bench until Rodgers returns.
Thanks for reading to the end of this article! If you appreciate this free content and want to see more of it every day, you can help us out by sharing this article on social media!
If all that free content isn't enough for you to dominate your Fantasy Football draft this year, check out the Awesemo Fantasy Football Draft Kit, which includes sophisticated tools and proprietary fantasy data that you can only get from us. We've also got a brand new Fantasy Football YouTube Channel where you can tune in every day for the best fantasy videos in the business. Check out our fantasy football rankings, our fantasy football cheatsheet, our fantasy football sleepers and our fantasy football player draft profiles. Want more NFL fantasy football draft picks?
More Fantasy Football
📽️ Week 13 NFL Daily Fantasy Strategy Show: NFL DFS Matchups Breakdown
Week 13 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Wide Receivers: Jaylen Waddle & Brandon Aiyuk
📽️ Week 13 Thursday Night Football NFL DFS Showdown Strategy Show: Cowboys vs. Saints | 12/2 at 9 a.m. ET
Week 13 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Running Backs: Alexander Mattison & Cordarrelle Patterson
The Best Week 13 NFL Survivor Pool Picks & Strategy | Chiefs and Rams
Top 3 Week 13 Defense Rankings & D/ST Streaming Options | Fantasy Football 2021
Week 13 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Quarterbacks: Kirk Cousins & Tua Tagovailoa
NFL Season Long Fantasy Football Streaming Helper