Week 9 Fantasy Football Duds

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Week 9 of the NFL season was gross.  I don’t even want to talk about it.   Since you are here, we will power through this list of players who pooped in their big boy pants.  Not only were 6 teams on bye, but some of the ones that weren’t seemed to take the week off anyway. Ugh.  Let’s just get this over with.

Editor’s Note: Get the full breakdown on today’s podcast, and read up on the Week 9 Studs.


Andy Dalton @ JAX
136 passing yards
If you were expecting big things from Dalton on the road in Jacksonville, maybe this Fantasy Football thing isn’t for you.

Kirk Cousins @ SEA
247 passing yards
Not everyone can be Deshaun Watson, I suppose.


LeSean McCoy @ NYJ
12 carries, 25 rushing yards
I know there’s a theory that at least this happened on Thursday night so you could adjust your lineup to compensate.  But this stinker being laid on TNF makes it so much worse in my book.  This way the stench of the poopy pants sticks with you until Sunday.

DeMarco Murray vs BAL
9 carries, 19 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 22 receiving yards
The Ravens are one of the defenses who is best left alone at this point.

C.J. Anderson @ PHI
9 carries, 13 rushing yards
There was a scary moment in this game which saw Anderson writhing on the ground in agony.  He appears to have escaped disaster.  Too bad his owners can’t say the same.

Doug Martin @ NO
8 carries, 7 rushing yards
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, bad Doug Martin.

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Devonta Freeman @ CAR
11 carries, 46 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 15 receiving yards
In PPR formats Freeman didn’t completely destroy your week, but it wasn’t great.  Though having to watch Tevin Coleman get into the end zone makes it hurt a little bit more.

Chris Thompson @ SEA
4 carries, 20 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 11 receiving yards
Such is the life of a satellite RB in the NFL.  Rob Kelley returned this week and scored twice, but hopefully, this isn’t a sign of things to come for Thompson.

Alex Collins @ TEN
13 carries, 43 rushing yards, 1 reception, 3 receiving yards
I know Collins has been exciting to watch at times this season, but keep in mind that Seattle saw what Collins could do and thought they would be better off with Lacy, Rawls, Prosise, and Carson.

Wide Receivers

Mike Evans @ NO
1 reception, 13 receiving yards, 6 targets

A.J. Green @ JAX
1 reception, 6 receiving yards, 2 targets

I wanted to address Evans and Green together because they both let their tempers get the better of them on the road this week.  These two are supposed to be elite difference makers for their offenses and can’t afford to let their emotions take them out of the game, literally in A.J. Green’s case.

Emmanuel Sanders @ PHI
1 reception, 30 receiving yards, 5 targets
If the QB carousel continues to turn in Denver, Sanders’ owners can expect a few more stomach-turning performances.

Will Fuller V vs IND
2 receptions, 32 receiving yards, 8 targets
This is going to be difficult for people to hear, especially after how good Fuller was with Watson behind center, but you need to drop Fuller immediately.  He is not a startable fantasy asset for as long as Savage is Houston’s QB.

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DeSean Jackson @ NO
2 receptions, 25 receiving yards, 4 targets, 8 rushing yards
With D-Jax you have to take the bad weeks with the good.  This is the bad.

Donte Moncrief @ HOU
1 reception, 7 receiving yards, 2 targets
With Andrew Luck being placed on IR, Moncrief’s season is probably lost as well.  It is safe to move on.

Tight Ends

Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs BUF
2 receptions, 20 receiving yards, 2 targets
This was a very light workload for ASJ.  Coupled with the fact that the zebras stole another TD catch from him means fantasy owners who started Seferian-Jenkins has a bad time.

Jason Witten vs KC
1 reception, 5 receiving yards, 1 target
Witten is an attractive start as TE because of his perceived safe floor.  The bottom fell out versus Kansas City.

Cameron Brate @ NO
1 reception, 9 receiving yards, 4 targets
You may have noticed a trend.  It was a bad day for the Buccaneers.


Blair Walsh vs WAS
3 missed FGs
You may have seen the Blair Witch Project, but I assure you Blair Walsh was even more horrifying on Sunday. Getting negative 9 fantasy points is the stuff nightmares are made of.

Dishonorable Mentions

LeGarrette Blount vs DEN
9 carries, 37 rushing yards

Marlon Mack @ HOU
9 carries, 29 rushing yards

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Jonathan Stewart vs ATL
11 carries, 21 rushing yards, 2 fumbles

Paul Richardson vs WAS
3 receptions, 41 receiving yards, 3 targets

Tyler Lockett vs WAS
2 receptions, 10 receiving yards, 8 targets

Nelson Agholor vs DEN
2 receptions, 36 receiving yards, 4 targets

Corey Davis vs BAL
2 receptions, 28 receiving yards, 5 targets

Jermaine Kearse vs BUF
2 receptions, 38 receiving yards, 6 targets

George Kittle vs AZ
3 receptions, 27 receiving yards, 5 targets

Ed Dickson vs ATL
nothing, 2 targets

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Austin Hooper @ CAR
3 receptions, 36 receiving yards, 6 targets

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