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Week 9: Sit 'Em

We look at players owners usually consider starting but should think otherwise this week. Profiled players include Profiled players include Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Lamar Miller, DeMarco Murray, and Danny Amendola.


Despite averaging 90 receiving yards per game, Torrey Smith has found the endzone just once on the season. Smith was kept in check by Ike Taylor and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7, and will be in for another tough battle with Joe Haden and the Browns this week. Facing off with Haden in Week 2, Smith caught seven balls for 85 yards -- numbers which will be trickier to duplicate on the road. While Smith can still be kept in lineups as a WR3, I would not count on him to put up starter worthy numbers in two WR leagues.


Marques Colston caught just three passes for 18 yards in Week 8. That's especially troublesome because Drew Brees threw for more than 330 yards and five touchdowns in that game. Colston has just 44 receiving yards over the past three games, and hasn't found the end zone since the season opener. Brees looks Colston's way at times, fine. It hasn't translated into production even for a player with six career 1,000 yard seasons. Fantasy owners are not able to count on Colston as a fantasy starter right now.

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