Originally written on Fantasy Sports Locker Room  |  Last updated 11/16/14

Eddie Lacy at #1 is the highest I’ve had him all season by a wide margin, but, with 25 touches looking like a virtual certainty against a Bears defense that has given up 20+ points to an RB in each of their last four games (!). The floor here is ridiculously low. Alfred Morris outside of RB1 status may seem a bit harsh but San Diego has allowed just one rusher to post more than 10 fantasy points this season. The matchup is extremely tough and Helu looms. Robert Griffin III holds at QB5 this week despite a miserable outing against the Broncos last week. He was under pressure all day and couldn’t get anything going with his legs or his arm. However, he had a couple of strong performances in previous weeks suggesting there is something to build on. Against the Chargers, who have allowed the 2nd most fantasy points in the league to opposing QBs and have just three interceptions on the season. I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt this week in a user-friendly environment. Jake Locker was on his way to the QB1 discussion before his injury and he has picked up right where he left off. The Rams aren’t exactly the most generous defense in the league but Tennessee should be able to move the ball on them. The 14-16 stretch in the QB ranks is interesting. Foles is coming off a real stinker but showed fantasy potential in one of his two starts this season, Brady has just 2 TDs this month, and Josh McCown had a huge half in Week 6. If pressed, I could make a case for and against either. With James Jones potentially returning the rank on Jarrett Boykin may be tough to measure up to, but, he’s done enough to continue getting looks in a ‘Cobb-like’ role for the Packers with Aaron Rodgers playing some next level QB. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are ranked as high WR1/2s despite Josh McCown replacing Jay Cutler behind center. We’ve seen some low scoring Packers/Bears games in the past but neither defense is really equipped for that in 2013 so we should see plenty of points on the board with McCown needing to throw the ball throughout. I have Aaron Dobson ranked well ahead of his ECR (31 vs. 43) and I recognize that the Steelers represent a tough matchup for opposing WRs (tons of 4/5/6 point outings scattered across their stat sheet and not much else) but, he’s playing the highest percentage of snaps at the position for a team that is still finding ways to put points on the board. Dwayne Bowe and Marques Colston (33/34) both rank as fringe WR3s in 12 team leagues and would be even lower if this wasn’t a week loaded with byes. There isn’t enough volume – or per catch average – to make either of the vets appealing. If pressed, I’d give Bowe the rankings bump as he does have the easiest matchup for the position this week. Jimmy Graham remains a top 2 TE based on his redzone looks despite limited snaps. Jordan Reed comes in as the #6 TE based on his target level and has an even better outlook in PPR leagues. San Diego allows less than 7 points to the position on average, though. The post Week 9 Fantasy Football Ranks appeared first on Fantasy Sports Locker Room.

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