Fantasy Football Week 9 Start 'Em Or Sit 'Em

Injuries, bye weeks; they all add up to start and sit choices for fantasy football that need some clarification. We offer 10 guys to start, and 10 to sit in Week 9.

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Fantasy Football Week 9 Start 'Em Or Sit 'Em: Brandon Lloyd Top Start In Survey

Earlier today, we presented the computer's picks for start and sit in Week 9. Now, let's turn to the fantasy experts around the web. SB Nation partner, playthisguy.com, surveyed 16 fantasy football advice gurus for their top 10 starts and top 10 sits.

Start

The Rams passing offense was a mess, but the recently acquired Brandon Lloyd has added some stability. He's the top start from the gurus for this week. There are a few other receivers who they advise to get in your starting lineups if you need help, including Victor Cruz and Michael Crabtree.

As mentioned previously, running backs LeGarrette Blount and Michael Bush are popular starts this week, and don't forget about Cedric Benson's return from suspension.

Week 9 Start

1. Brandon Lloyd (WR) STL @ ARI
2. Cedric Benson (RB) CIN @ TEN
3. Victor Cruz (WR) NYG @ NE
4. Michael Bush (RB) OAK vs. DEN
5. Michael Crabtree (WR) SF @ WAS
6. LeGarrette Blount (RB) TB @ NO
7. Early Doucet (WR) ARI vs. STL
8. Javon Ringer (RB) TEN vs. CIN
9. Jake Ballard (TE) NYG @ NE
10. Julio Jones (WR) ATL @ IND
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Sit

It's come to the point that we're sitting Chris Johnson on a regular basis. Johnson tore up fantasy football the last few years, and plenty of owners spent a very high pick to acquire him this year. They are regretting that draft choice toady as Johnson has done nothing of note in 2011. Ryan Torain was a hot pickup when Tim Hightower went down, but the results have been unsatisfactory. Now, with Tashard Choice in the mix, Torain becomes a sit.

And Early Doucet is the wild card this week. He shows up on both the start and sit list, a rare accomplishment. This happens when enough gurus are evenly split on the player's prospects for a given week. So good luck with that call.

Week 9 Sit

1. Ryan Torain (RB) WAS vs. SF
2. Chris Johnson (RB) TEN vs. CIN
3. Steve Johnson (WR) BUF vs. NYJ
4. Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB) BUF vs. NYJ
5. Early Doucet (WR) ARI vs. STL
6. Torrey Smith (WR) BAL @ PIT
7. Tim Tebow (QB) DEN @ OAK
8. Roy Helu (RB) WAS vs. SF
9. Knowshon Moreno (RB) DEN @ OAK
10. New York Giants D/ST vs. NE
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Fantasy Football Week 9 Start 'Em Or Sit 'Em: LeGarrette Blount, Michael Bush Are Starts

Injuries, bye weeks; they all add up to start and sit choices for fantasy football that need some clarification. We offer 10 guys to start, and 10 to sit in Week 9.

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