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Week 9 – On the Rise, On the Fall

A few
things fluctuating in the NFL stock market …

 

UP
Joseph Addai, RB, Colts

– Addai is having a great season after a subpar 2008 campaign. With
Donald Brown dealing with an injury, Addai has stolen the show. He has also
been a threat in the backfield. Even when Brown comes back, it appears the
Colts have put their trust in the fourth-year back.

 

UP
Ladell Betts, RB, Redskins

– The only reason his stock is up is because of the injury to Clinton Portis.
However, do not expect much from Betts against

Denver
this weekend. The number of available running backs is slim, though, so it
can’t hurt to add another one to your team.

 

UP
Devin Hester, WR, Bears

– Hester has locked down that No. 1 wide receiver position in

Chicago.
It’s too bad the team cannot find some type of consistency together and pick up
a couple of wins. Hester has caught at least six balls and totaled 80 yards in
each of his last four games.

 

DOWN
Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons

– In three of Ryan’s last four games, he has thrown under 200 yards.
He has also thrown eight interceptions in that span, which has limited his
fantasy production. After starting off hot through the first five weeks, Matty
Ice has cooled off, much to the dismay of fantasy owners.

 

DOWN

Green Bay Packers offensive
line

– They have
not been a good group all season, but six sacks against the winless Buccaneers?
That’s just pitiful. They have a talented passing game, but with the lack of
protection in

Green Bay, they won’t
be playing any games in January anytime soon.

 

DOWN
Greg Jennings, WR, Packers

– See above. The downfield threat of

Jennings
has been taken away. You saw a glimpse of it in Week 1 against the Bears, but
it has been gone ever since.

 

DOWN
Marion Barber, RB,

Cowboys


– Barber has received less than 15 carries in every game since Week 2. He has
reached the end zone just twice in that span as well. Tashard Choice continues
to steal carries in the backfield, as well as in the wildcat formation. It
appears Barber’s potential tops out at 75 yards and a touchdown each week.
Unfortunately, he has not even come close to that recently.

 

Don’t buy
the hype … yes, Chris Chambers had two touchdowns in the Chiefs’ loss to the
Jaguars on Sunday. Keep in mind that the

Jacksonville
secondary is poor and he only had three catches in the game. I understand that
two were for touchdowns, but

Kansas City
racked up most of their yards in the fourth quarter.

 

Look
ahead to Week 10 …

 

Thursday
Night Football = Bears at 49ers. Don’t forget to set your lineups!

 

There are
only two byes this week (Houston and New York Giants). There is a great Sunday
night game as New England travels to

Indianapolis.
The Monday Night Football (Browns at Ravens) game will be tough to watch,
unless you own any Baltimore Raven.

 

Fantasy
gems of Week 10

 

Any of your
Saints. Dig deep for Saints wideouts in Week 10 as they travel to

St. Louis. Remember when Drew
Brees faced the Lions in Week 1? Exactly.

 

Looking
for a hidden gem? Perhaps Mark Clayton of the Ravens in primetime. He has
caught at least three balls in every game but two this season. Once he gets his
hands on the ball, he has the ability to make big plays. I would only use him
in a 12-team league if you need bye week help with the Texans and Giants off.

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