Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/1/12
Through eight weeks, our Position vs. Fantasy Defensive Points Allowed is an increasingly strong tool to help you find good matchups. As always, please remember that the players listed are mostly meant to be borderline guys, who need reasons for you to play or bench them. You won't see recommendations to start Calvin Johnson and Drew Brees, because you should always start Calvin Johnson and Drew Brees. Make sense? Good. Note: The fantasy points per game (FPPG) referenced below are from FOXSports.com standard leagues. Week 9 Byes: Patriots, Jets, 49ers, Rams Thursday game: Chiefs at Chargers Quarterbacks Stay away: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills (at Texans) There aren't any big-name quarterbacks that warrant matchup-related benchings this week - just some borderline ones. Fitzpatrick comes off his bye week to visit the Texans, who have the NFL's fifth-ranked pass defense and are 11th in FPPG allowed (17.5). Sit the inconsistent Fitzpatrick for this one. Also: Christian Ponder i...
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