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Week 9 Live Blog

Sunday, November 03, 2013


Welcome to Week 9 of the National Football League fantasy division. Below I will give you the actives and inactives then take you through the early Week 9 action.

 

Check out our Week 9 Rankings from Mr. Pat Daugherty, Nick Mensio’s sleeper picks, Jeff Ratcliffe's D/ST picks, my AFC and NFC Targets and Touches and Evan Silva's detailed look at every game in his Matchup Column. So click on all of those and read them word for word and I'll quiz you when you get back.

 

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Editor's Note: Rotoworld's partner FanDuel is hosting a one-week $3,000 Fantasy Football league for just Week 9's Sunday afternoon games. It's $10 to join and first prize is $600. Starts Sunday at 4pm ET. Here's the link.

 

 

ACTIVES & INACTIVES

 

* Zac Stacy is active and Daryl Richardson is inactive. Stacy is a must start in most leagues.

 

* Marques Colston is officially OUT this week. Darren Sproles, Kenny Stills and Lance Moore get a bump.

 

* Roddy White is OUT. Harry Douglas will see plenty of targets again.

 

* Jeff Tuel will start for the injured Thad Lewis. Kansas City defense should get a boost.

 

* James Jones is likely to play on MNF. Jarrett Boykin should still be startable, but might see less targets.

 

* DeMarco Murray will start as expected.

 

* Arian Foster is questionable and there have been no real updates on his status. That put both Ben Tate and his outlook in question at this point.

 

* Jimmy Graham will play and should see more than 18 snaps, but is still playing in pain, but you know what he can do even in pain.

 

* Jeff Cumberland is inactive.

 

* Miles Austin is out as expected. Cole Beasley will continue to have some upside.

 

* C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson are both active.

 

* Jonathan Stewart is active and will see 6-10 touches, cutting into DeAngelo Williams' looks.

 

GOOD LUCK ALL!!!

 

 

Early NFL Action!

 

* Ryan Mathews starts with an 11 yard run. Could be another nice game against the poor Washington D. 

 

* Jimmy Graham is in on the first play. He'll see a lot more snaps today.

 

* Darren Sproles took a big hit and is undergoing concussion test on the Saints sideline now.

 

* Fred Jackson opened game as starter. Tashard Choice 2nd through RB rotation.

 

* Shonn Greene with a 5 yard touchdown. It was his first carry so he hasn't been switching with Chris Johnson as of yet.

 

* Matt Ryan forces the ball to Tony Gonzalez and it's picked off.

 

* DeMarco Murray looking 100% on a 27 yard run. Good to see.

 

* Pierre Garcon with a 30 yard reception. And Jordan Reed with 40 yards on 3 touches including a run. Washington offense rolling.

 

* Garrett Hartley misses his 3rd in a row. He's got the yips.

 

* DeAngelo Williams got first goal line carry for Panthers and gets stuffed.

 

* Mike Tolbert comes in and gets the 4 yard TD run. Williams not helping his cause.

 

* Darren Sproles being taken to the locker room. This season is not going well for Sproles.

 

* Benny Cunningham fumbles for the Rams.

 

* Washington just drove 92 yards in 16 plays consuming 9:03 minutes and had the FG blocked.

 

* C.J. Spiller in on 2nd drive.

 

* Drew Brees threw behind Ben Watson and the ball was tipped and intercepted.

 

* Chris Johnson has 6 carries for 42 yards. That's more rushing yards than he had in any of the previous 4 games.

 

* Jeff Tuel hooks up with Marquis Goodwin for a 59 yard TD. KC continues to get beat by less than good QBs.

 

* Chris Ivory with a 27 yard run against his old team. Most likely pumped for this game.

 

* Darren Sproles is out for the game.

 

* Tony Gonzalez having a better game this week already with a 3/46 line.

 

 

Editor's Note: Rotoworld's partner FanDuel is hosting a one-week $3,000 Fantasy Football league for just Week 9's Sunday afternoon games. It's $10 to join and first prize is $600. Starts Sunday at 4pm ET. Here's the link.

 

 

* Robert Griffin has a pass deflected in the end zone and picked off for a TD.

 

* Drew Brees with a 51 yard TD pass to Jimmy Graham on a nice double move. He looks pretty fluid.

 

* Zac Stacy muscles in for a 3 yard TD. He's getting a ton of work today.

 

* That Stacy TD run was the Rams first rushing TD for the season.

 

* KC intercepts Jeff Tuel. Finally doing what they're supposed to do. (Yes, I have KC D/ST)

 

* Shonn Greene is the main back on this drive. He just took a screen pass 28 yards. Munchak may not have been blowing smoke.

 

* Here's a gif of that crazy interception for a TD by the Chargers.

 

* Cam Newton was looking good and then threw off his back foot for an INT.

 

* Dwayne Bowe has five catches for 46 yards. Easily his best start to a game this season.

 

* Tony Romo is sacked on back to back plays after a bad Cole Beasley drop. Dan Bailey hits a 45 yarder.

 

* Alfred Morris with a 22 yard run to the 5 and then goes in from the 5 for a TD. Time to feed him for real this time.

 

* Chris Ivory with a 52 yard run. Running with purpose.

 

* Cam Newton to Greg Olsen 14 yard TD.

 

* Big run by C.J. Spiller, but looked like he re-tweaked ankle.

 

* Jeremy Kerley is OUT with an elbow injury.

 

* Harry Douglas catches a 41 yard pass. His first catch of the day.

 

* Christian Ponder scrambles for a five yard touchdown.

 

* Drew Brees throws a 10 yard touchdown to Jimmy Graham, his second of the day. Those two are just silly.

 

* Matt Ryan throws a 17 yard TD to Tony Gonzalez. The tight ends are showing up today.

 

* CJ Spiller back in. Looks like he's okay for now.

 

* Philip Rivers throws a TD pass to Eddie Royal. Oh Eddie Royal.

 

* Josh Cribbs has more yards passing than Geno Smith.

 

* Chris Ivory has 8 carries for 91 yards.

 

* Dexter McCluster drops a long pass. He's just not that good.

 

* Chris Ivory goes in for the 3 yard TD. Sometimes starting guys against their old teams does work.

 

* Dwayne Bowe leads in targets for the day with 9.

 

* Cam Newton with his second pick. This one in the back of the end zone.

 

* Preseason hype machine Zach Sudfeld with 2 receptions for 46 yards with Jeff Cumberland out. Then Geno Smith runs one in for a 3 yard TD.

 

* Zac Stacy has 16 carries in the first half along with 2 targets and one reception. He's totaled 74 yards and a TD. You just don't see that many carries anymore.

 

* Jake Locker having a poor game so far.

 

* C.J. Spiller looks ok on a 61 yard gain.

 

* DeMarco Murray looks to be limping a bit.

 

* Tony Romo to Jason Witten was the connection on that opening 3rd quarter drive culmination in a 26 yard TD.

 

* Jeff Tuel is pick-sixed for 100 yards!

 

* Darrell Young gets the 1 yard TD run much to the dismay of Alf Morris and RG III GMs.

 

* Zac Stacy runs in his second TD of the day, this one from 9 yards out. If he can stay healthy with this kind of workload he'll keep putting up good fantasy numbers.

 

* Graham Gano hits a 55 yarder for my FanDuel team. Thanks guy!

 

* Kyle Rudolph gets a 31 yard TD on a nice run after the catch dragging a few defenders into the end zone.

 

* Chris Johnson gets his first rushing TD of the year on a 14 yard run. Maybe the talk of Greene getting more work motivated him because he has looked good today.

 

* Pierre Garcon now has 4 receptions for 113 yards. His best game in a while.

 

* Kyle Rudolph sidelined with foot injury; return questionable.

 

* Robert Meachem has 4 receptions for 93 yards. Picking the right Saints WR is always so tough.

 

* Darrel Young with another vultured TD. He's playing the Roy Helu role today in the Alf Morris owner's nightmares.

 

* Aqib Talib is not active today for the Patriots. That's good news for Antonio Brown.


* Kenbrell Thompkins is OUT. Aaron Dobson should continue to see a lot of snaps.


* Chris Johnson with another good run. He's over 100 yards now.


* The Bills defense looks good. Jamaal Charles has 6 receptions, but for 6 yards.


* Jake Locker runs in a TD from 5 yards out. That's what makes him fantasy relevant right there.


* Garrett Hartley ends his slump with a big 55 yard field goal.


* T.J. Graham fumbles and Tamba Hali returns it for a TD. KC's fantasy defense now coming up huge.


* Jonathan Stewart getting work in the passing game with 3 receptions for 23 yards.


* Chris Ivory with a 30 yard run. That's three very big runs. He is eating chunks of yardage today.


* Shonn Greene leads the Titans in receiving yardage on just one reception for 28 yards.


* Cam Newton completes a 30 yard pass to Brandon LaFell who fumbles then recovers and then Newton runs the next play in for an 8 yard TD.


* Jared Cook lives! 10 yard TD reception. That's his first since his huge Week 1 game.


* Zac Stacy at 127 yards rushing, 3 rec for 28 yards and 2 TDs. Big day.


* Adrian Peterson breaks one for 52 yards. Looks like Adrian Peterson out there. He has 128 yards now.


* Jake Locker to Kendall Wright for a 45 yard gain. Finally some passing yardage.


* Then Jake Locker is intercepted.


* Adrian Peterson just carries about 50 guys into the end zone. There were 2 ball boys, 5 cheerleaders, a security guard and Ragnar all on his back.


* Matt Ryan was pick-sixed. He's not a QB that can take so many injuries on his offense. It looked like he might be able to with that first game back without Roddy and Julio, but it looks like Tampa is just that awful.


* Jimmy Graham favoring left arm. He comes back for the next play though.


* Chris Johnson with his second rushing TD of the game and the season. This one a 19 yarder.


* Now Pierre Thomas is limping off the field.


* Philip Rivers passes to Keenan Allen for a 16 yard TD. Allen was having a tough game, but it's great that Rivers continues to go back to him.


* Tony Romo throws a pick in crunch time.


* Jimmy Graham is standing on the sidelines.


* It might be time to grab Jonathan Stewart. He's looked good today. He has 65 yards on 12 touches.


* Pierre Thomas is back in the game.


* Jeff Tuel started 5 of 7 for 112 yards. He's 11 of 27 for 92 yards since then.


* Zac Stacy with Daryl Richardson out is also getting passing work and has 6 receptions for 51 yards. Complete back.


* Keenan Allen has come on strong at the end of this one. 8/128/1 as it comes down to the wire.


* Tony Romo redeems the INT with a game winning drive and TD to Dwayne Harris for 7 yards.


* Philip Rivers also with a game winning drive throwing a 6 yards TD to Danny Woodhead. TD is being looked at though. It has been overruled! 1st and goal.


* Marshawn Lynch already at 43 yards on 4 carries.


* Russell Wilson intercepted.


* Geno Smith completed just 8 passes and the Jets beat the Saints.


* Danny Woodhead didn't get that last TD, but did see 12 targets catching 9 for 77 yards.
 

* Nick Foles seems to have found his accuracy. He's 5 for 6 for 92 yards already. Then hits Brent Celek for a 2 yard TD.

* Pierre Garcon now up to 172 yards receiving.

* Darrel Young goes in for his 3rd touchdown and the win. That's 6 rushing TDs for people not named Alfred Morris in their last 3 games.
 
* Marshawn Lynch has a knee injury. Return is probable.
 
* Stevan Ridley is playing in the first quarter!!
 
* Terrelle Pryor hits Rod Streater for a 63 yard gain.
 
* Mike James came to play. He's running strong with 8 carries for 46 yards.
 
* Tim Wright TD from Mike Glennon.
 
* Davone Bess with a 1 yard TD on a nice catch.
 
* Nick Foles with another TD. This one for 17 yards to Riley Cooper.
 
* Marshawn Lynch sat out about 2 possessions (knee) but is back in the game.
 
* Riley Cooper catches his second TD, this one a 63 yarder. Nick Foles is now 10-of-11 for 180 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT
 
* Tiquan Underwood catches a 20 yard TD from Glennon. That's 14-0 for Tampa in Seattle. And yes, I saw some pigs putting on their flight jackets.
 
* Rashad Jennings with a 9 yard TD run.
 
* Jason Campbell down for the Browns after hit by Ngata. Brandon Weeden in the game for Cleveland.
 
* Insane game in Seattle. Mike James takes the hand off and throws to Tom Crabtree for a 2 yard TD, 21-0 Bucs over Seahawks.
 
* Nick Foles with his 4th TD of the game with 4 minutes left until half, this one to Zach Ertz. That's just bonkers. Totally nuts!
 
 
Thanks everyone for reading! I'm off. See you next week!


Chet Gresham writes Target Watch and The Morning After for Rotoworld.com and is the founder of The Fake Football. Chet can be found on Twitter .
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