Week 9 in my opinion was not a stand out week for fantasy football quarterback play. We had two quarterbacks, Carson Palmer and Andrew Luck, pass for over 400 yards. Also, two quarterbacks pass for four touchdowns, Palmer and Aaron Rodgers. Looking at fantasy points scored by quarterbacks, most scored between eleven and seventeen points this week. That's adequate but won't carry your team to a win in most leagues. Hopefully, things pick up again in Week 10.
Carson Palmer finally had a big day and of course, it came against the Tampa Bay pass defense. The Raiders were down big going into the fourth quarter, so Palmer needed to air it out to give them a chance to win. He did a nice job spreading the ball around, connecting with ten different receivers. If interceptions are counted against you, then perhaps you weren't as happy as you could have been watching him throw three on the day. His matchup this week is also appealing. He'll face a Ravens team that is not ranked highly versus the pass. On top of that, Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson have ankle sprains, that could mean more passing and more fantasy points for Carson Palmer.
Andrew Luck has continued to prove the wisdom of picking him first in the draft. He set a new rookie record for single game passing yards with 433. Like Palmer, he chose to spread the ball around and completed passes to seven different receivers. He has yet to throw for more than two touchdowns in a game but you know over the last eight games, that's a definite possibility. His upcoming matchup is a must start, as the Colts play the Jaguars. In his last game against them, he went over 300 yards passing and finished with twenty-three fantasy points.
My predictions for sleeper quarterbacks for Week 10:
Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins- Tannehill played well against the Colts, despite playing with a leg injury. This week Tannehill will face the Titans who were embarrassed by the Bears. I believe Tannehill will have a 300 yard passing day along with at least two touchdowns.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks- Wilson has what looks to be a tough matchup but I believe that the run offense will relieve some pressure. Wilson should be able to throw two or three touchdowns, although his passing yardage may only be 250 yards or so.
|BYE||Robert Griffin III|