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Weekly Rankings: Week 9 Value Meter

Vlad Sedler

Vlad Sedler covers baseball and football for RotoWire. He is a veteran NFBC player and CDM Hall of Famer, winning the Football Super Challenge in 2013. A native Angeleno, Vlad loves the Dodgers and Kings and is quite possibly the world's only Packers/Raiders fan. You can follow him @RotoGut.

***BYE WEEKS - Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Tennessee. First posted Tuesday, 10/28. Updated Sunday, 11/2***

Jeff Erickson is at a conference this week so Vlad Sedler is taking over for Week 9. Be gentle.

Here are our rankings for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup. Our rankings are based on the following scoring system: three points for a passing touchdown; six points for a rushing/receiving touchdown; one point for every 20 passing yards; and one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards. Flex Rankings are for PPR leagues.

Typically, this article will be posted on Tuesday evenings, roughly around 8:00 pm PT. ***These are not draft rankings. They are solely for the given week of the season.***

I will update these during the week, usually twice per week to account for injury or other news during practice. The timing of those updates will vary based on the news at hand and my schedule for the given week. But the first of those updates usually won't happen until Thursday. At any rate, I will post a "last updated" note at the top of the article, or an "update in progress" note if it's while I'm doing it.

By all means, if you want to discuss a rank, or want me to add a player, chime in on the comments. I try to be receptive to your feedback and try to respond to most comments, though on occasion the volume can be quite thick. Please refer to the rankings first when asking "should I start Player A vs. Player B?".

***BYE WEEKS - Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Tennessee. First posted Tuesday, 10/28. Updated Sunday, 11/2***

Quarterback

1.Andrew Luck IND at NYG
2.Peyton Manning DEN at NE
3.*Drew Brees NO at Car
Note: Brees has thrown for over 300 yards in five of seven games this year.
4.Tom Brady NE vs. Den
5.*Colin Kaepernick SF vs. StL
Note: Kaepernick threw for 343 yards and 3 TD passes against the Rams in Week 6.
6.*Russell Wilson SEA vs. Oak
Note: Vegas line has the Seahawks favored by two touchdowns. Unless the Raiders keep this one competitive, Wilson may not need to throw much in the second half.
7.Cam Newton CAR vs. NO
8.Nick Foles PHI at Hou
9.Carson Palmer ARZ at Dal
10.Philip Rivers SD at Mia
11.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. SD
12.Eli Manning NYG vs. Ind
13.Andy Dalton CIN vs. Jax
14.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Bal
15.*Alex Smith KC vs. NYJ
Note: Smith has only topped 250 passes yards once this season, throwing one TD or less in five of seven games, but faces a Jets team allowing 2.75 TDs per game.
16.Ryan Fitzpatrick HOU vs. Phi
17.*Robert Griffin WAS at Min
Note: Griffin has been cleared and will start on Sunday.
18.Brian Hoyer CLE vs. TB
19.Joe Flacco BAL at Pit
20.*Michael Vick NYJ at KC
Note: The Geno Smith Era may be on temporary hiatus after he threw three picks in the first quarter. Vick faired a tad better, including 69 rushing yards. Will start on Sunday.
21.Brandon Weeden DAL vs. Ari
Note: Weeden starting. The Cardinals allow a league-high 303 passing yards-per-game.
22.Derek Carr OAK at Sea
23.Teddy Bridgewater MIN vs. Was
24.Blake Bortles JAC at Cin
25.Mike Glennon TB at Cle
26.Austin Davis STL at SF
27.*Tony Romo DAL vs. Ari
Note: Romo took a hard hit on MNF, but returned in the fourth quarter. Diagnosed with back contusion. Romo did not practice this week, officially questionable.***Romo is out, Weeden starting***
28.Colt McCoy WAS at Min
29.Geno Smith NYJ at KC
30.Josh McCown TB at Cle

Running Backs

1.Arian Foster HOU vs. Phi
2.*DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Ari
Note: Murray has triple-digit rushing yards in every game this year. Cardinals limit running backs to a league-low 3.3 YPC. When immovable forces collide.
3.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Bal
4.LeSean McCoy PHI at Hou
5.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Oak
Note: Lynch has only one game with over 100 rushing yards (Week 1), but Raiders allow 130 rushing yards a game and are 14.5 point underdogs.
6.Jamaal Charles KC vs. NYJ
7.Andre Ellington ARZ at Dal
8.Ahmad Bradshaw IND at NYG
9.Mark Ingram NO at Car
10.Lamar Miller MIA vs. SD
11.*Shane Vereen NE vs. Den
Note: If Belichick continues to alternate Vereen with Gray the way he did with Ridley, it's Vereen's turn. 40% chance of snow Sunday may dictate a battle on the ground.
12.Frank Gore SF vs. StL
13.Jerick McKinnon MIN vs. Was
14.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. Jax
15.Chris Ivory NYJ at KC
16.*Denard Robinson JAC at Cin
Note: Robinson has run away with the starting job running for 100+ over his last two games. The Bengals allow 141 rushing yards-per-game (fourth worst mark in NFL).
17.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at NE
Note: Hillman 'landed funny' on his shoulder in practice on Wednesday. Limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but should be fine by game time.***Hillman was a full-go at practice Friday, looks fine for the weekend.***
18.Alfred Morris WAS at Min
19.*Justin Forsett BAL at Pit
Note: Forsett has been incredibly efficient (5.5 YPC), but was vultured twice at the goal-line by Taliaferro in Week 8.***Forsett practiced Friday and listed as probable.***
20.Branden Oliver SD at Mia
21.Ben Tate CLE vs. TB
22.*Bobby Rainey TB at Cle
Note: Bobby Rainey is an intriguing Flex start and potential value play in weekly leagues given how incredibly inefficient Doug Martin has been this year.***Rainey should be the lead back this weekend with Sims helping out on passing downs***
23.Darren McFadden OAK at Sea
24.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NO
25.Andre Williams NYG vs. Ind
26.Travaris Cadet NO at Car
27.Darren Sproles PHI at Hou
28.Jonas Gray NE vs. Den
29.Tre Mason STL at SF
30.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NO
31.Trent Richardson IND at NYG
32.*Juwan Thompson DEN at NE
Note: Thompson played the Mike Tolbert role in Week 8, scoring on both of his goal-line carries. He's a versatile and physical player who was dubbed
33.Charles Sims TB at Cle
Note: (Ankle) - Eligible to be activated off IR any day now, fantasy owners and Bucs' fans eagerly await this week's waiver wire darling to resurrect their rushing attack. That's a lot to ask of someone who has yet to play an NFL snap.***Sims has been activated. He was a receiving threat in college and should assist in the screen game.***
34.*Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. TB
Note: Crowell received only one carry against the Raiders last week.
35.Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL at Pit
36.Benny Cunningham STL at SF
37.Alfred Blue HOU vs. Phi
38.Knile Davis KC vs. NYJ
39.Chris Johnson NYJ at KC
40.Terrance West CLE vs. TB
41.Roy Helu WAS at Min
42.Matt Asiata MIN vs. Was
43.Zac Stacy STL at SF
44.*Christine Michael SEA vs. Oak
Note: Michael received four carries in Week 8 and may be given some work this weekend if the Seahawks can build a healthy lead early on.
45.Robert Turbin SEA vs. Oak
46.Carlos Hyde SF vs. StL
47.LeGarrette Blount PIT vs. Bal
48.Marion Grice ARZ at Dal
49.Peyton Hillis NYG vs. Ind
50.*Bernard Pierce BAL at Pit
Note: Pierce was a healthy inactive in Week 8.
51.*Donald Brown SD at Mia
Note: (Concussion) - Brown has been cleared and should receive 5-10 carries against the Dolphins.
52.*Bilal Powell NYJ at KC
Note: Powell received one more carry than Chris Johnson in Week 8 (4-3).
53.*Doug Martin TB at Cle
Note: (Ankle) - Unlikely to play.
54.Joseph Randle DAL vs. Ari
55.Chris Polk PHI at Hou
56.Toby Gerhart JAC at Cin
57.Brandon Bolden NE vs. Den
58.Chris Ogbonnaya CAR vs. NO
59.Maurice Jones-Drew OAK at Sea
60.Storm Johnson JAC at Cin
61.Jordan Todman JAC at Cin
62.Damien Williams MIA vs. SD
63.Daniel Thomas MIA vs. SD
64.De'Anthony Thomas KC vs. NYJ
65.Lance Dunbar DAL vs. Ari
66.Jonathan Grimes HOU vs. Phi
67.Dan Herron IND at NYG
68.Latavius Murray OAK at Sea
69.Ronnie Brown SD at Mia
70.James White NE vs. Den
71.*Stepfan Taylor ARZ at Dal
Note: (Strained Calf) - Taylor may miss significant time. Marion Grice will serve as the change-of-pace back.
72.*Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Jax
Note: (Hip) - ***Bernard is out, fire up Hill.***
73.*Khiry Robinson NO at Car
Note: (Forearm) - Robinson did not practice on Tuesday.
74.*Pierre Thomas NO at Car
Note: (Rib/Shoulder) - Thomas did not practice on Tuesday.
75.*Fozzy Whittaker CAR vs. NO
Note: (Thigh) - Whittaker missed last game and may be a healthy scratch with De'Angelo Williams back in the mix. The Panthers parted ways with Darrin Reaves on Tuesday.
76.*Ryan Mathews SD at Mia
Note: (Knee) - Mathews is inching towards a return to action, though the Chargers may play it safe and hold him out until after their Week 10 bye.

Wide Receivers

1.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Ari
2.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Bal
3.Demaryius Thomas DEN at NE
4.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Hou
5.T.Y. Hilton IND at NYG
6.Emmanuel Sanders DEN at NE
7.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Jax
Note: (Toe) - Green expects to play in Week 9. A matchup against the Jags is a great way to get back into the swing of things.Green is listed as questionable but is on track to play barring any pre-game setbacks.***Green slated to play***
8.Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. NO
9.Mike Wallace MIA vs. SD
10.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Phi
11.Steve Smith BAL at Pit
12.Vincent Jackson TB at Cle
13.*DeSean Jackson WAS at Min
Note: Jackson has 115 or more receiving yards in three of his last four and is averaging 20.8 yards-per-catch.
14.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Phi
15.*Michael Floyd ARZ at Dal
Note: Look for Floyd to bounce back after last week's infamous goose egg.
16.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Dal
17.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Ind
18.*Mike Evans TB at Cle
Note: Evans caught 4-of-7 targets for a career-high 78 yards on Sunday and should receive more targets going forward.
19.Keenan Allen SD at Mia
20.Michael Crabtree SF vs. StL
21.Brandin Cooks NO at Car
22.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Oak
23.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Ari
24.Pierre Garcon WAS at Min
25.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Jax
26.Brandon LaFell NE vs. Den
27.Odell Beckham NYG vs. Ind
28.Julian Edelman NE vs. Den
29.Allen Robinson JAC at Cin
30.Marques Colston NO at Car
31.*Dwayne Bowe KC vs. NYJ
Note: Bowe has no TDs on the year and has only surpassed 80 yards in two of his last 30 regular season games but gets a juicy matchup with a Jets squad that allows 2.75 passing TDs a game this year.
32.*Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. TB
Note: Hawkins found the end-zone for the first time on Sunday and has an even 200 receiving yards in his last two games. Will be even more heavily relied upon with Cameron out.
33.*Reggie Wayne IND at NYG
Note: (Elbow) - ***Wayne practiced this week and looks on track to play. Bump Moncrief down a tad.***
34.Eric Decker NYJ at KC
35.Cecil Shorts JAC at Cin
36.Wes Welker DEN at NE
37.Martavis Bryant PIT vs. Bal
38.Anquan Boldin SF vs. StL
39.Greg Jennings MIN vs. Was
40.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN vs. Was
41.Percy Harvin NYJ at KC
42.Donte Moncrief IND at NYG
43.*Andre Holmes OAK at Sea
Note: Downgrade Holmes if you think Richard Sherman will stick to him for most of the game.
44.Malcom Floyd SD at Mia
45.*Kenny Britt STL at SF
Note: Britt figures to benefit the most from Brian Quick's season-ending injury - for whatever that's worth in the Rams' sub par passing game.***Britt is probable, but appears ready to go for Sunday.***
46.Torrey Smith BAL at Pit
47.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. SD
48.Steve Johnson SF vs. StL
49.James Jones OAK at Sea
50.John Brown ARZ at Dal
51.Kenny Stills NO at Car
52.Jordan Matthews PHI at Hou
53.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. Oak
54.*Markus Wheaton PIT vs. Bal
Note: Wheaton scored his first touchdown of the season on Sunday and is not dead to us yet.
55.*Stedman Bailey STL at SF
Note: Bailey and Chris Givens will step in to take the place of Brian Quick who is out for the season. Bailey has better long term potential.
56.Hakeem Nicks IND at NYG
57.Riley Cooper PHI at Hou
58.Miles Austin CLE vs. TB
59.Louis Murphy TB at Cle
60.Eddie Royal SD at Mia
61.Brandon Lloyd SF vs. StL
62.Lance Moore PIT vs. Bal
63.Paul Richardson SEA vs. Oak
64.Andre Roberts WAS at Min
65.*Marqise Lee JAC at Cin
Note: Lee was on the field for just 23 snaps against the Dolphins. He's currently the fourth passing option behind Robinson, Shorts and Harbor but his long term upside remains high.
66.Jeremy Kerley NYJ at KC
67.Jarius Wright MIN vs. Was
68.Allen Hurns JAC at Cin
69.Brice Butler OAK at Sea
70.Brian Hartline MIA vs. SD
71.Jerricho Cotchery CAR vs. NO
72.Chris Givens STL at SF
73.Travis Benjamin CLE vs. TB
74.Tavon Austin STL at SF
75.Danny Amendola NE vs. Den
76.*Kenbrell Thompkins OAK at Sea
Note: Thompkins saw more targets (8) than Andre Holmes (7) on Sunday, but managed just 34 yards receiving.
77.Brandon Tate CIN vs. Jax
78.Taylor Gabriel CLE vs. TB
79.Darrius Heyward-Bey PIT vs. Bal
80.Bruce Ellington SF vs. StL
81.Ricardo Lockette SEA vs. Oak
82.Greg Little CIN vs. Jax
83.Rishard Matthews MIA vs. SD
84.Preston Parker NYG vs. Ind
85.Jason Avant CAR vs. NO
86.*Donnie Avery KC vs. NYJ
Note: (Groin) - Avery has already been ruled out for the game.

Tight Ends

1.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Den
Note: Three touchdowns last week, ho-hum. Healthy Gronk is back.
2.Julius Thomas DEN at NE
3.Greg Olsen CAR vs. NO
Note: The Saints have only allowed one tight end touchdown, but have yet to face a TE of Olsen's caliber this year.
4.*Jimmy Graham NO at Car
Note: A limited Graham is still a better option than two-thirds of the league's tight ends.
5.Jordan Reed WAS at Min
6.Dwayne Allen IND at NYG
7.*Travis Kelce KC vs. NYJ
Note: Jets have allowed the most touchdowns to tight ends this year (9). His ribs didn't seem to bother him last week and he led the Chiefs in targets (6).
8.*Antonio Gates SD at Mia
Note: Six of Gates' nine TDs this year have come at home. Last three years: 11-of-18 at home. He's on the road this week.
9.Vernon Davis SF vs. StL
10.Larry Donnell NYG vs. Ind
11.Zach Ertz PHI at Hou
12.Jason Witten DAL vs. Ari
13.Heath Miller PIT vs. Bal
14.Clay Harbor JAC at Cin
15.Jace Amaro NYJ at KC
16.Jared Cook STL at SF
17.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Jax
18.*Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB at Cle
Note: ASJ must be battling fellow rookie tight end Jace Amaro in some sort of 'drop-off'. So much potential as a big red zone target, but can't catch the ball
19.*Owen Daniels BAL at Pit
Note: (Knee) - ***Daniels is a game-time decision. The Ravens and Steelers kickoff Sunday night at 8:30pm EST, so unless you're using Miller, Crockett (SNF) or Allen, Fleener or Donnell (MNF) at TE, Daniels is risky to wait on.***
20.Coby Fleener IND at NYG
21.Charles Clay MIA vs. SD
22.Niles Paul WAS at Min
23.Tim Wright NE vs. Den
24.Ladarius Green SD at Mia
25.Cooper Helfet SEA vs. Oak
26.*Jim Dray CLE vs. TB
Note: Found the end zone last week, but don't expect this Sunday to be 'Dray-Day', even if Cameron is out.
27.*Mychal Rivera OAK at Sea
Note: If Rivera matches or surpasses his career high 83 yards from Week 8 this week, I will retire from playing fantasy football.
28.Luke Willson SEA vs. Oak
29.Chase Ford MIN vs. Was
30.John Carlson ARZ at Dal
31.Garrett Graham HOU vs. Phi
32.Gavin Escobar DAL vs. Ari
33.Daniel Fells NYG vs. Ind
34.Ben Watson NO at Car
35.Jeff Cumberland NYJ at KC
36.Josh Hill NO at Car
37.Crockett Gillmore BAL at Pit
38.Dion Sims MIA vs. SD
39.Anthony Fasano KC vs. NYJ
40.Derek Carrier SF vs. StL
41.*Jordan Cameron CLE vs. TB
Note: (Concussion) - Cameron's prognosis for Week 9 does not look good. ***Cameron has been ruled out. Dray and Barnidge are not ideal substitutes.***

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Arian Foster HOU vs. Phi
2.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Ari
3.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Bal
4.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Den
Note: Three touchdowns last week, ho-hum. Healthy Gronk is back.
5.*DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Ari
Note: Murray has triple-digit rushing yards in every game this year. Cardinals limit running backs to a league-low 3.3 YPC. When immovable forces collide.
6.Demaryius Thomas DEN at NE
7.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Bal
8.LeSean McCoy PHI at Hou
9.Jamaal Charles KC vs. NYJ
10.T.Y. Hilton IND at NYG
11.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Hou
12.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Oak
Note: Lynch has only one game with over 100 rushing yards (Week 1), but Raiders allow 130 rushing yards a game and are 14.5 point underdogs.
13.Emmanuel Sanders DEN at NE
14.Julius Thomas DEN at NE
15.Andre Ellington ARZ at Dal
16.Ahmad Bradshaw IND at NYG
17.*Jimmy Graham NO at Car
Note: A limited Graham is still a better option than two-thirds of the league's tight ends.
18.Greg Olsen CAR vs. NO
Note: The Saints have only allowed one tight end touchdown, but have yet to face a TE of Olsen's caliber this year.
19.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Jax
Note: (Toe) - Green expects to play in Week 9. A matchup against the Jags is a great way to get back into the swing of things.Green is listed as questionable but is on track to play barring any pre-game setbacks.***Green slated to play***
20.Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. NO
21.Mike Wallace MIA vs. SD
22.*Shane Vereen NE vs. Den
Note: If Belichick continues to alternate Vereen with Gray the way he did with Ridley, it's Vereen's turn. 40% chance of snow Sunday may dictate a battle on the ground.
23.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Phi
24.Mark Ingram NO at Car
25.Lamar Miller MIA vs. SD
26.Dwayne Allen IND at NYG
27.Steve Smith BAL at Pit
28.Vincent Jackson TB at Cle
29.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Phi
30.*DeSean Jackson WAS at Min
Note: Jackson has 115 or more receiving yards in three of his last four and is averaging 20.8 yards-per-catch.
31.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at NE
Note: Hillman 'landed funny' on his shoulder in practice on Wednesday. Limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but should be fine by game time.***Hillman was a full-go at practice Friday, looks fine for the weekend.***
32.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Ind
33.*Michael Floyd ARZ at Dal
Note: Look for Floyd to bounce back after last week's infamous goose egg.
34.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Dal
35.Jordan Reed WAS at Min
36.Frank Gore SF vs. StL
37.*Travis Kelce KC vs. NYJ
Note: Jets have allowed the most touchdowns to tight ends this year (9). His ribs didn't seem to bother him last week and he led the Chiefs in targets (6).
38.*Mike Evans TB at Cle
Note: Evans caught 4-of-7 targets for a career-high 78 yards on Sunday and should receive more targets going forward.
39.*Antonio Gates SD at Mia
Note: Six of Gates' nine TDs this year have come at home. Last three years: 11-of-18 at home. He's on the road this week.
40.Jerick McKinnon MIN vs. Was
41.Keenan Allen SD at Mia
42.Chris Ivory NYJ at KC
43.Brandin Cooks NO at Car
44.*Denard Robinson JAC at Cin
Note: Robinson has run away with the starting job running for 100+ over his last two games. The Bengals allow 141 rushing yards-per-game (fourth worst mark in NFL).
45.Pierre Garcon WAS at Min
46.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Ari
47.Marques Colston NO at Car
48.Michael Crabtree SF vs. StL
49.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Jax
50.Julian Edelman NE vs. Den
51.Odell Beckham NYG vs. Ind
52.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Oak
53.*Justin Forsett BAL at Pit
Note: Forsett has been incredibly efficient (5.5 YPC), but was vultured twice at the goal-line by Taliaferro in Week 8.***Forsett practiced Friday and listed as probable.***
54.Brandon LaFell NE vs. Den
55.*Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. TB
Note: Hawkins found the end-zone for the first time on Sunday and has an even 200 receiving yards in his last two games. Will be even more heavily relied upon with Cameron out.
56.Jason Witten DAL vs. Ari
57.Alfred Morris WAS at Min
58.Eric Decker NYJ at KC
59.Larry Donnell NYG vs. Ind
60.Branden Oliver SD at Mia
61.Ben Tate CLE vs. TB
62.Zach Ertz PHI at Hou
63.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. Jax
64.*Bobby Rainey TB at Cle
Note: Bobby Rainey is an intriguing Flex start and potential value play in weekly leagues given how incredibly inefficient Doug Martin has been this year.***Rainey should be the lead back this weekend with Sims helping out on passing downs***
65.Allen Robinson JAC at Cin
66.Wes Welker DEN at NE
67.Darren Sproles PHI at Hou
68.*Dwayne Bowe KC vs. NYJ
Note: Bowe has no TDs on the year and has only surpassed 80 yards in two of his last 30 regular season games but gets a juicy matchup with a Jets squad that allows 2.75 passing TDs a game this year.
69.Cecil Shorts JAC at Cin
70.Anquan Boldin SF vs. StL
71.Darren McFadden OAK at Sea
72.Travaris Cadet NO at Car
73.Donte Moncrief IND at NYG
74.*Reggie Wayne IND at NYG
Note: (Elbow) - ***Wayne practiced this week and looks on track to play. Bump Moncrief down a tad.***
75.Martavis Bryant PIT vs. Bal
76.Greg Jennings MIN vs. Was
77.*Andre Holmes OAK at Sea
Note: Downgrade Holmes if you think Richard Sherman will stick to him for most of the game.
78.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN vs. Was
79.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NO
80.Andre Williams NYG vs. Ind
81.James Jones OAK at Sea
82.Tre Mason STL at SF
83.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NO
84.Trent Richardson IND at NYG
85.Clay Harbor JAC at Cin
86.*Kenny Britt STL at SF
Note: Britt figures to benefit the most from Brian Quick's season-ending injury - for whatever that's worth in the Rams' sub par passing game.***Britt is probable, but appears ready to go for Sunday.***
87.Heath Miller PIT vs. Bal
88.Malcom Floyd SD at Mia
89.*Doug Martin TB at Cle
Note: (Ankle) - Unlikely to play.
90.Jared Cook STL at SF
91.Torrey Smith BAL at Pit
92.Jonas Gray NE vs. Den
93.Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL at Pit
94.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. SD
95.Steve Johnson SF vs. StL
96.John Brown ARZ at Dal
97.Kenny Stills NO at Car
98.Jordan Matthews PHI at Hou
99.*Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. TB
Note: Crowell received only one carry against the Raiders last week.
100.*Stedman Bailey STL at SF
Note: Bailey and Chris Givens will step in to take the place of Brian Quick who is out for the season. Bailey has better long term potential.

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Den
2.*Dan Bailey DAL vs. Ari
Note: Note: A measly one point in Week 8, but opportunities may come a-plenty this week if Cardinals' run defense and/or Weeden stall offensive drives.
3.Nick Novak SD at Mia
4.Adam Vinatieri IND at NYG
5.Phil Dawson SF vs. StL
6.*Brandon McManus DEN at NE
Note: Note: Manning's effectiveness is McManus owners' worst nightmare, but a potentially sloppy game in Boston snow (40% chance) can hinder that efficiency.
7.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. Oak
8.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ at Dal
9.Justin Tucker BAL at Pit
10.*Randy Bullock HOU vs. Phi
Note: Note: Bullock feels underrated in fantasy circles. Had his second straight double-digit scoring week and is now 15-for-17 on field goal attempts.
11.Cairo Santos KC vs. NYJ
12.Cody Parkey PHI at Hou
13.Shayne Graham NO at Car
14.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Bal
15.Blair Walsh MIN vs. Was
16.Caleb Sturgis MIA vs. SD
17.Nick Folk NYJ at KC
18.*Josh Brown NYG vs. Ind
Note: Note: One of only four kickers still perfect on the year on field goals (7-for-7), but with half the opportunities. Novak (SD), Catanzaro (ARI) and Vinatieri (IND) all 14-14 or higher.
19.Graham Gano CAR vs. NO
20.Billy Cundiff CLE vs. TB
21.Greg Zuerlein STL at SF
22.Patrick Murray TB at Cle
23.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Jax
24.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Sea
25.Kai Forbath WAS at Min
26.Josh Scobee JAC at Cin

Defenses

1.Kansas City Chiefs vs. NYJ
2.Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jax
3.San Francisco 49ers vs. StL
4.Seattle Seahawks vs. Oak
5.Cleveland Browns vs. TB
6.Baltimore Ravens at Pit
7.Minnesota Vikings vs. Was
8.*Arizona Cardinals at Dal
Note: Note: Cornerback Patrick Peterson left last week's game with a concussion and must clear league protocol before returning.
9.Houston Texans vs. Phi
10.Dallas Cowboys vs. Ari
11.Indianapolis Colts at NYG
12.Philadelphia Eagles at Hou
13.New England Patriots vs. Den
14.Denver Broncos at NE
15.Miami Dolphins vs. SD
16.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Bal
17.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cle
18.Washington Redskins at Min
19.New York Jets at KC
20.New Orleans Saints at Car
21.San Diego Chargers at Mia
22.*Carolina Panthers vs. NO
Note: Note: The defense were much improved in Week 8 allowing only 13 points to the Seahawks. The Panthers allowed 34.8 points-per-game over their previous five.
23.New York Giants vs. Ind
24.*St. Louis Rams at SF
Note: Note: The Rams are still dealing with a handful of injuries including cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson.
25.Oakland Raiders at Sea
26.Jacksonville Jaguars at Cin