Sit or Starts: Week 9

Steve Hamann
Antonio Gibson

Last week, we saw a handful of injuries and poor performances throughout the league. Whether it be an individual player like Ronald Jones, who struggled to get much going against the Giants, or it is an entire team, and yes, I am talking about the Dallas Cowboys. This week, I take a deeper dive into sit or starts to increase your chances of pulling out that Week 9 win.


Will Fuller – at Jacksonville Jaguars

After staying in Houston after plenty of trade chatter, Will Fuller matches up against the Jaguars. The same Jacksonville defense that gave up 125 and 84 receiving yards to Keenan Allen and Jalen Guyton last week. Fuller has turned into Watson’s favorite target after the Hopkins’ departure. Expect the Texans to dominate time of possession in this game with Jacksonville turning to a rookie quarterback this week. In Fuller’s Week 5 contest against the Jaguars defense, he posted an impressive 4-58-1 stat line.

Chase Claypool – at Dallas Cowboys

Claypool has been one of the biggest surprises this year in fantasy football. Go figure, a Steeler’s wide receiver NOT drafted in the first round making a splash? Claypool has lit up fantasy scoreboards and looks to do the same this week against a porous Cowboys defense. Dallas has given up the third-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Tom’s most recent article about what to expect from Chase Claypool for the rest of the season, I highly recommend giving it a read.

Antonio Gibson – against the New York Giants

Washington rookie Antonio Gibson can do a bit of it all on the field. We have seen his ability to run between the tackles improve as the year has gone on. He has also shown off his receiving skills out of the backfield. Gibson ran for over 125 yards in his last game, leading Washington to a victory. With the bye week, Gibson will be with a full week of rest. Gibson looks like the sure-fire lead back and fantasy owners shouldn’t have to worry about J.D. McKissic stealing much of Gibson’s workload.

Sit or Starts: Start ‘Em Honorable mentions: James Conner at Dallas, Justin Herbert vs. Las Vegas, Justin Jefferson vs. Detroit

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