Fantasy Football 3 IN/OUT week 9











-   Week  9 –

Each week, the FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT will not include players that are locks for your starting rosters, just the ones that are considered “fringe” starters and may be outside the TOP 10 at each position.

They are the ones that you may have on the bench or ones that you can find on the waiver wire. Either way, they are the players we think will have a big game for you this week and players that have a tough row to hoe. They are the ones you want to start and players you need to bench. This week we will talk about 6 players that will help or hurt your team in week 9, and a bonus DST that you can plug and play.  As always, it’s followed by a great recipe, this time it’s Beer n’ Butter Poultry Injection.


Lets get to it.


Week nine looks to be another crazy one as fantasy owners deal with their second straight six-team bye week. The Broncos, Lions, 49ers, Giants, Cardinals, and Jaguars contain some valuable fantasy pieces that will be on the shelf this week meaning once again the depth of your team and your waiver wire skills will be put to the test.


Week 9

Cam NewtonJamaal CharlesDez BryantJimmy Graham
Drew BreesEddie LacyJordy NelsonRob Gronkowski
Aaron RodgersMarshawn LynchA.J. GreenJason Witten
Russell WilsonAdrian PetersonDeSean JacksonAntonio Gates
Tony RomoArian FosterJosh GordonJordan Cameron
Philip RiversDeMarco MurrayVincent JacksonJordan Reed
Terrelle PryorLeSean McCoyPierre GarconTony Gonzalez
Andrew LuckMatt ForteAntonio BrownGreg Olsen
Matt RyanAlfred MorrisSteve SmithMartellus Bennett
Robert GriffinRay RiceDenarius MooreKyle Rudolph

 -WEEK  9  -

(Byes: Arizona, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, New York Giants, San Francisco)


click here for TV & Radio listings 

Thursday, Oct. 31

Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins, 8:25


Sunday, Nov. 3


Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills, 1

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers, 1

Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys, 1

New Orleans Saints at New York Jets, 1

Tennessee Titans at St. Louis Rams, 1

San Diego Chargers at Washington Redskins, 1

Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raiders, 4:05

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, 4:25

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots, 4:25 


Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, 8:30


Monday, Nov. 4

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, 8:40 


Here is a handy NFL Schedule Grid you can refer to throughout the season…

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For most leagues, your team needs at least 110 points to have a chance of winning. You never want to concern yourself with what your opponent is doing, just aim to get to this number, hope for more and let the chips fall where they may. To reach this goal you will need (at minimum) 12 points from each of your starting skill positions, over 20 from your QB, more than a few from your kicker and at least 11 from your defense. This is the threshold for the IN/OUT predictions.

Here are the basic league settings that we are basing our predictions on…


QB,2WR,2RB,TE,FLEX (w/r/t), K, DST
TDs=6 pts0 pts allowed=10
passing=25 yds/pt2-6=7
receiving=10 yds/pt7-13=4
rushing=10 yds/pt14-20=1
reception=1 pt21-27=0
blocked kick=5
Return Yds=50 yds/pt





Danny Woodhead @DC


from fftoolbox:
Danny Woodhead has been everything that Ryan Matthews has not been, consistent. Woodhead isn’t a name you would expect to see as a good start in fantasy, but if you’re in a point per reception league that’s exactly what he is. Woodhead is averaging 5.7 receptions per game as well as 69 total yards per game. He has also scored four touchdowns over the first seven games. This week, Woodhead faces a Redskins defense that is giving up the fourth most yards this season at a rate of 397 per game. Woodhead is a dual threat to put up points rushing and catching passes, so if you need help at running back or flex then look no further than Woodhead.
from juanelway:
The Redskins have given up multiple TDs in three straight and both Charger RBs are getting enough touches to make it happen. The Redskins have also given up 23 receptions to RBs in the last 4 weeks, so Woodhead is a viable option in PPR options yet again.


FANFOOD Says: Start him over RBs like Zac Stacy, Chris Johnson and Darren Sproles.




Keenan Allen @ DC


from fftoolbox:
The plan in San Diego was to bring rookie Keenan Allen along slowly; over the first three weeks that’s exactly what they did, but then they were hit with injuries and Allen was pushed into a starting role. Over the past four games Allen has caught 23 passes for 369 yards and two touchdowns, while he surpassed the 100 yard mark in two of those games. This week Allen and the Chargers faceoff with the Redskins, who are giving up 273 yards per game through the air, tied for fifth worst in the NFL. Allen has become one of Philip Rivers’ most trusted receivers and that should only continue to grow. If you need help at wide receiver or flex this week, Allen is good to go.
from juanelway:
Allen is back from the bye and gets the Skins who have allowed the 3rd most fantasy points to fantasy WRs. Allen is a top 15 guy this week.


FANFOOD Says: Start him over WRs such as Jarrett Boykin, Marques Colston and Torrey Smith




Kendall Wright @ STL


from fantasysharks:
He has quietly put up pretty solid numbers this season as he has turned into Locker’s go to receiver. A nice matchup this week should help his cause and potentially allow him to put up some big numbers.
from juanelway:
The Rams have given 2 TDs to WRs in 4 out of 8 games this season. They have been getting lit up by other teams #1 WRs, but in Tennessee it is hard to know who that is.


FANFOOD Says: Start him over other WRs like Mike Wallace, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Marvin Jones.






Torrey Smith @CLE


from fftoolbox:
Despite averaging 90 receiving yards per game, Torrey Smith has found the endzone just once on the season. Smith was kept in check by Ike Taylor and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7, and will be in for another tough battle with Joe Haden and the Browns this week. Facing off with Haden in Week 2, Smith caught seven balls for 85 yards — numbers which will be trickier to duplicate on the road. While Smith can still be kept in lineups as a WR3, I would not count on him to put up starter worthy numbers in two WR leagues.
from CBSsports:
In week 8, Smith had just one catch for four yards in the first half. He then hauled in a 41-yard pass from Joe Flacco in the third quarter and a 16-yard pass in the fourth quarter for his only action of the day. He was targeted six times and finished with a team-high 61 yards on three catches in a 19-16 defeat to the STEELERS. Smith has just four catches for 73 yards over his last two games. He’ll have a bye week and will look to bounce back in Week 9 at Cleveland.


FANFOOD Says: Sit him in favor of WRs such as the aforementioned Kendall Wright, Denarius Moore, and Stevie Smith.


C.J. Spiller vs KC


from fantasysharks:
Missed last week with a high ankle sprain and sounds like he might have a chance to play this week. Key word MIGHT and he likely would lose more touches than usual to Jackson, so probably not a wise move to start him against a stout Chiefs defense.
from footballguys:
QB EJ Manuel (knee), RB C.J. Spiller (ankle), WR Marquise Goodwin (elbow), LB Manny Lawson (hamstring) and OL Kraig Urbik (knee) all were limited in practice, Wednesday Oct 30.
from CBSsports:
C.J. Spiller said Wednesday one reason he practiced was to prevent his team from being short at that position. He added that his injured ankle is “definitely not back to normal yet,” per ESPN. Backfield mate Fred Jackson was taking his usual Wednesday off to nurse a knee injury, which left Tashard Choice and recently promoted Ronnie Wingo as the lone healthy backs. Spiller’s status for the game Sunday against Kansas City remains cloudy. C.J. Spiller said Wednesday one reason he practiced was to prevent his team from being short at that position. He added that his injured ankle is “definitely not back to normal yet,” per ESPN.


FANFOOD Says: Sit him in favor of RBs like the aforementioned Danny Woodhead, Trent Richardson, and Le’Veon Bell.




Tony Gonzalez @ CAR


from rotoworld:
The National Football Post’s Jason Cole reports the Chiefs are “keeping an eye” on Atlanta’s willingness to trade Tony Gonzalez, and that Gonzalez would “welcome the deal.”, but FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reports the Falcons aren’t open to trading Tony Gonzalez. A return to the 8-0 Chiefs would be a storybook ending to Gonzalez’s Hall-of-Fame career, but GM John Dorsey has publicly hinted he’s loath to surrender draft picks. Atlanta would likely have to settle for a fifth- or sixth-rounder. Gonzalez has gone public with his willingness to be dealt, but the 2-5 Falcons are going to make him ride out the season on a sinking ship. It’s possible Gonzalez could eventually be granted his release, but all players are subject to waivers after the trade deadline, so Gonzalez wouldn’t be able to choose his new home.
from fantasysharks:
Coming off another quiet performance as it seems that a little extra defensive attention has hurt his cause. With a tough matchup this week, he has his work cut out for him. On the plus side, he is more than capable of getting the job done against anyone and did have some success last season against the Panthers.


FANFOOD Says: Sit him in favor of TEs to the tune off  Greg Olsen, Coby Fleener and Kyle Rudolph.







DST Streamer week 9:




from Greg Smith – The Fake Football:
I understand that we’re looking for a single-week streaming option and my choice fits the bill, but I’m taking the Indianapolis Colts because they offer the potential for top-10 fantasy production in subsequent weeks as well. Chuck Pagano has turned the defense around in Indianapolis and their upcoming schedule is a buffet of tasty match-ups. After the Colts square off against the Texans this week (giving up the 2nd-most points to opposing fantasy defenses), they face the Rams, Titans, Cardinals, Titans, Bengals, Texans, and Chiefs to close out the fantasy season. None of those offenses are particularly frightening and you can always ditch the Colts for another plug-and-play defense if the fantasy landscape changes or a better match-up presents itself. At the very least, you’re getting two weeks of value from the Colts: this week against the floundering Texans and next week against Kellen Clemens and the Rams.
from KJ – Fantasy Team Advice: Go with the Indianapolis Colts in week 9, as they take on the Houston Texans who have been one of the more injury prone, turnover teams this year. Indy should have the opportunity for a pick 6, regardless of who is under center for the Texans.


FANFOOD Says: Start over other DSTs like The Rams, Packers and STEELERS.


Other Tools:

Fantasy Pros – who should I start?

Numberfire Player Comparison Tool

Fantasy Sports Portal – Sit/Start Tool

FF Toolbox – Weekly Cheatsheets

Fantasy Rundown Weekly Rankings

CBS Sports Weekly Projections

Week 9 Fantasy Fact Sheet









Beer n’ Butter Poultry Injection


This marinade injects a rich and buttery flavor directly into the meat of poultry. Particularly good on turkey, the secret to using this injection marinade is to keep it just warm enough for the butter to stay liquid.


1/2 pound butter
1/2 can beer
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Tabasco
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder



Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over a low heat.
Stir and heat until salt is dissolved and the sauce is even and runny.
Keep warm (but not hot) to inject.

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