Four Fantasy Studs for Week 9

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Here is a glimpse at some starters this week for your fantasy team.

Each will put up big points in this week 9 of the football season.


Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers has lots of factors in his favor this week. He’s at home, he’s playing a defense that is ranked 30th in the league against the pass, and the Packers have no running game at the moment. With Eddie Lacy and James Starks out once again, Green Bay will rely on the arm of Rodgers. Aaron Rodgers started slow, but has rebounded nicely in his last two starts. He’s thrown seven touchdowns over his last two games and should have little trouble lighting up the soft Indianapolis secondary this week. This game has shootout potential written all over it and could see Rodgers having to throw all game long if the Colts are able to keep it relatively close.

Running Back

Ezekiel Elliott

The frontrunner for the 2016 rookie of the year takes his talents into Cleveland in what is surely to be the most reliable fantasy performance in quite some time. Very little is in the rookie running back’s way this week. Elliott and his fantastic offensive line will take on the 31st ranked rushing defense in 2016 and it’s doubtful they find an answer for him this week. He’s been the workhorse for the Cowboys while quarterback Dak Prescott still gets acclimated to the NFL. Dallas should score early and often and continue to use Elliott to score and to close the game out. Expect him to be among the highest scorers this week and continue his dominance.

Wide Receiver

Tyrell Williams

The hobbled San Diego Chargers welcome in the Tennessee Titans in a game that could see plenty of points, with a couple of defenses that are struggling. With the Chargers losing more and more players by the week, Williams is slowly emerging as the #1 receiver for Philip Rivers. With Hunter Henry out and Travis Benjamin dealing with a PCL sprain, Tyrell will look to get plenty of targets this week against a secondary that has been torched the past three weeks. Williams is dealing with a knee injury of his own, however it appears he is in better shape than Benjamin. The Titans have the capability to keep this game close, and if they’re able to stop the run, Rivers may be forced to look for Williams often.

Tight End

Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce had a breakout performance last week against the Colts. He racked up 101 yards and a touchdown, and could be in for a similar outing this week. The Chiefs are 7.5 point favorites this week, and with Ware being unable to play, it’s likely quarterback Alex Smith could rely more on the passing game to score points. Kelce has had lots of ups and downs in his tenure as a Chief, but now could be the time he gets the opportunity to show what he is really capable of. The Jaguars haven’t been awful against the pass this year, but they may turn their focus to Jeremy Maclin, in which case Kelce could get the chance to snag a touchdown or two at home.

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