Fantasy Football Start Em’ Sit Em’ Week 9

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Charlie Valentincic, Editor

This week in fantasy football, we should have many interesting matchups. Many good teams play other good teams this week in the NFL and choosing starters may be a little tricky.

Start ‘Em

Darnell Mooney

Sep 13, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (11) runs after a catch during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)

The Chicago Bears rookie from Tulane has started working his way into the offense more and more as the year has gone on and he is almost the sure wide receiver 2 for the Bears at the moment. Since the Bears made the switch to Foles, Mooney started seeing more time on the field immediately which has translated to many targets. He has seen at least 5 targets over the past couple of weeks and it looks as if the Bears are going to try and utilize his speed and target him downfield a little more which we saw last week against the Saints. Mooney has a good matchup this week against the Titans who have not been able to defend the pass very well so far this season.

Cole Beasley

Oct 20, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (10) runs into the end zone for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at New Era Field. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

Consistency should be the word to describe Cole Beasley this year in fantasy football. With just one game in single-digit points over the last weeks, Beasley has turned into a solid wide receiver 2 for the Bill so far. He is going up against the Seahawks this week who have allowed the most points to wide receivers this year which should allow quarterback Josh Allen to throw the ball all over the football field. The great matchup mixed with Beasley’s heavy share of targets should allow for a potentially huge week from the Bills’ WR2.

Sit ‘Em

Le’Veon Bell

Kansas City Chiefs running back Le’Veon Bell (26) carries the ball against the New York Jets in the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

This week, Bell and the Chiefs go up against the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers run defense has been pretty poor this year, Bell is still a low quality running back 2. Bell has seen a combined 15 touches over the past two games giving him very few opportunities to score points. He is not the guy who is going to score touchdowns for the Chiefs and their air-raid style of offense and he has not been able to return to his old form from when he was on the Steelers. His lack of touches mixed with his lack of skills should add up for another low scoring week from Bell.

 

DJ Chark

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark (17) runs a route against the Tennessee Titans during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)

This year has been a let down for Chark owners as he has not been able to get it going like he was able to last year. Chark has surpassed 12 points only one time this year and it was over a month ago and he just has not received the same volume this year as he did last year. The Jaguars are going up against the Texans this week who have not been able to defend the pass very well but the Jags’ starting quarterback is sidelined for the next couple of weeks with an injury. The last time they went up against the Texans, he was held to just 16 yards and he can not seem to get into his rhythm this year. With the starting QB still unknown for the Jags this week and his stats against the Texans earliest this year, it is best to let Chark ride pine this week.