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Week 9: Sit 'Em

These usually solid players are not worth starting this week due to match-up, injury, or other circumstances This week's picks include Andy Dalton, Christian Ponder, Joique Bell, Michael Bush, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Floyd has not scored a TD in six weeks. This has been a huge issue for fantasy owners. His best performance lately was in Week 5 when he grabbed 5 passes for 108 yards. However, his average of about 65 yards per game is not cutting it fantasy-wise. I have Floyd on one of my fantasy rosters and struggle each week in deciding to start him or not. This week he faces Kansas City in a big divisional match-up. If Rivers and his wide outs produce (which has been an issue lately), Rivers will likely spread the ball around. Last outing vs. Kansas City, Floyd scored a measely 2.30 fantasy points. Look for Floyd to grab 3 passes for 40-50 yards this week without a score.

Hawkins has not scored a touchdown in four weeks. His performance has basically decreased progressively since Week 3. His best performances this season were in Weeks 1-3 where he had multiple targets and receptions and his only two touchdowns of the season. This week Dalton and his receivers face a Denver defense that can limit opponent's passing schemes. The Denver corners are able to keep close coverage and Dalton's receivers are going to have to work hard to find open space. Hawkins' performance latey has not shown that he can be a viable fantasy option. If you are looking to Hawkins as a bye week fill in (considering New England, New York, St. Louis and San Francisco have byes), he might not be your best option. I think he will see his targets, but only catch 3 passes for minimal yardage, 25-30 yards without finding the end zone.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings

 
Jeb Gorham
Fort Collins, CO
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
I have been involved in sports since a youngster, growing up playing nearly every sport imaginable. Short Track Speedskating was my main sport with six years competing at national and international levels. For the past ten years I have worked in the sports, fitness and wellness industry. Since 2011 I have been an Assistant Professor of Management - Sports Management at Southern Vermont College. I have my masters degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and my Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. I am an avid cyclist and fantasy sports are one of my many hobbies.