Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em Week Nine

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Wyatt Cushman, Staff Writer |

Start ‘em: Will Fuller V, Wide Receiver, Houston TexansIn four games so far this season, Fuller has scored seven touchdowns, which is five more than he had all of last year. It’s clear that Fuller and his quarterback have some chemistry, and this week, they face a Colts team that doesn’t pose any type of threat to suggest that Fuller will struggle. Fuller’s speed is a big reason for his fantasy productivity, as a lot of his catches are deep down field. Fuller is a must start this week.

Start ‘em: Golden Tate, Wide Receiver, Detroit LionsTate went down with a shoulder injury a few weeks ago against the Saints, but he had a bye week to recover and didn’t miss any time because of it. Tate has a pair of scores on the season and will be looking for more at Lambeau Field this week. While you never know what the weather at Lambeau will be like, Tate has had success against the Packers on Monday nights, and now that Aaron Rodgers is out, the Packers offense could struggle to stay on the field, creating more opportunity for Tate. If you have this wide receiver, I’d have him in your lineup.

Sit ‘em: LeGarrette Blount, Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles – Blount has had a few games this season in which he had absolutely dominated opposing defenses. Blount, though, has struggled as of late, and he only salvaged a fourth quarter touchdown last week. This week, Blount faces a Broncos defense that has been outstanding against the run this season, and to top it all off, the Eagles starting left tackle is out for the year after suffering an ACL injury. Blount is only valuable if he can be productive in short yardage goal-line situations, and you can’t bank on that happening. I’d keep Blount on your bench this week. (This was written before the Eagles acquired Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins. Blount’s production should be even lower with this addition.)

Sit ‘em: Pierre Garçon, Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ersGarçon has been a good receiver in this league for a while now, and he has had another solid year despite inconsistent quarterback play. Fantasy Football players should bench Garçon, because he was diagnosed with a neck injury this past Sunday in Philadelphia and didn’t play another snap in the game. If Garçon can play, there’s no saying how well he would, and he’d most likely be matched up with Pro Bowl corner Patrick Peterson all game. It’s hard to see Garçon breaking free from the obstacles this time.

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