Every game is crucial if you're still in the hunt for the playoffs in your fantasy league. Heck, even if you're just playing for pride at this point you still want to win. So with that in mind, we direct your attention to our weekly Start and Sit widgets provided by our partner, numberfire.com.
For guys to Start, they look at players who might not be at the top of the charts at their respective positions, but who look like they're headed for an exceptionally good week based on their projections over average.
LeGarrette Blount is expected to return as the Bucs main running back, and with no Earnest Graham to share carries with, Blount should handle almost all of the running back duties. Against Denver, Oakland's Michael Bush looks to take advantage of the Broncos defense and Darren McFadden's likely absence. Also, another Raider, Darrius Heyward-Bey, is ranked as a start in Week 9.
Looking for a couple of tight ends who could shine this week? Pittsburgh's Heath Miller and Philly's Brent Celek are good choices.
Now, we look at guys who are likely to perform below their normal averages for Week 9. Ben Roethlisberger and Tony Romo are two quarterbacks the computer isn't high on this week. The Colts offensive players are almost always sits this year, although both Dallas Clark and Reggie Wayne have been seeing improving numbers lately.