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Week 9: Start 'Em

While we're not projecting starting type stats for these players, they have good potential and could surprise. This week's picks include Profiled players include Le'Veon Bell, Danny Woodhead, Ben Tate, Terrelle Pryor, and Darrius Heyward-Bey.


The plan in San Diego was to bring rookie Keenan Allen along slowly; over the first three weeks that's exactly what they did, but then they were hit with injuries and Allen was pushed into a starting role. Over the past four games Allen has caught 23 passes for 369 yards and two touchdowns, while he surpassed the 100 yard mark in two of those games. This week Allen and the Chargers faceoff with the Redskins, who are giving up 273 yards per game through the air, tied for fifth worst in the NFL. Allen has become one of Philip Rivers' most trusted receivers and that should only continue to grow. If you need help at wide receiver or flex this week, Allen is good to go.

Injury Status: Injured Reserve


Playing for the Vikings and being part of their offense hasn't been the best place to be. The Vikings are one and six and have already started three different quarterbacks this season. Who will be throwing the passes is anyone's guess, but the Vikings will be losing and will be throwing and one guy we know will be catching passes is Kyle Rudolph. While his stats aren't anything special, he does lead the Vikings in receptions (28) and is tied for the lead in TD receptions (two). This week Rudolph takes on a Cowboys defense that is giving up an NFL league high 315 passing yards per game. If you need a start at tight end this week, look no further than Kyle Rudolph.

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