Fantasy football start/sit advice Week 9: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Gio Bernard on Thursday Night Football

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The Miami Dolphins host the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football. The Dolphins run defense is struggling, which could bode well for BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard. We break down the fantasy start/sit implications.

The Cincinnati Bengals travel to face the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football in Week 9. Marvin Jones is the big name among fantasy owners, but this could be a huge opportunity for the Bengals running game to get going.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis remains the starter, but Giovani Bernard remains firmly hand-cuffed to the Law Firm. Green-Ellis is coming off a sub-par Week 8 performance in which he rushed 11 times for 33 yards against the New York. That followed a 24 yard performance against the Lions. Bernard is coming off his worst performance of the year, rushing five times for 18 yards and catching a nine-yard pass.

Neither running back was impressive, but they now face a Miami Dolphins defense that ranks 19th in yards per game allowed. From a more analytical perspective, Football Outsiders ranks Miami 29th against the run.

Start or sit: Both are good options to START this week, but Bernard remains the higher upside player. Green-Ellis has a chance to get some goal line work, but Bernard is more involved in both the rushing and passing game. Green-Ellis is an adequate bye week fill-in, while Bernard remains an upside flex option.

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