It’s Week 9 of the 2016 NFL season already. And this week brings with it the bye week blues.
For the second consecutive week, six NFL teams are on a bye, leaving many fantasy owners scrambling to fill a hole in their lineups.
For fantasy owners who made it through Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension and who have been enjoying the huge numbers Brady has posted during his revenge tour, it’s no dice — the Golden Boy and the Patriots are off this week.
Have you been doing your happy dance on a weekly basis this year as Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson topped 100 total yards in every game this season and posted the most fantasy points of any player at any position? No dancing this week — Johnson and the Redbirds are taking it off.
Are you one of the fortunate few who has basked in the welcoming warmth of plugging A.J. Green and his 896 receiving yards into your fantasy lineup each and every week? Well this week’s set will be unplugged — after playing in London in Week 8 Green and the Bengals aren’t playing.
And of course, where the Golden Boy goes his number one goon follows, so fantasy owners won’t have tight end Rob Gronkowski at their disposal in Week 9 either.
Still, off teams or no there’s a game to be won. A very important game for teams sitting at 4-4 or 3-5 and clinging desperately to fading playoff aspirations. A game those teams can’t afford to lose.
And that’s where the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy comes in.
Join Fantasy Sharks Staff Writers Gary Davenport, Todd Latzke and Walton Spurlin on Thursday, November 3rd at 7 PM as they break down everything you need to know about Week 9 — who to start, who to sit, and players set to be wither fantasy studs or woeful duds.
Come on in — the water’s FINE!