Week 9's fantasy football playbook
Your guide to avoiding misery on NFL Sunday.
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Some Week 9 news you can use
Courtesy of our friends at FantasyPros…
📈 Kupp good to go. Cooper Kupp (ankle) will be active for Sunday’s game vs the Buccaneers. While he has been limited in practice throughout the week, expect Kupp to produce as usual.
🤕 2 key WRs done for season: The Saints’ Michael Thomas and the Ravens’ Rashod Bateman are both expected to have season-ending surgeries. Rookie Chris Olave is now solidly in thedriver’s seat to command the NO WR corps. Devin Duvernay now steps into the role of the top WR on the Ravens, with Isaiah Likely and Demarcus Robinson emerging as depth options.
🎉 Clayool to debut for Bears: Chase Claypool will play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins but could be on a “10 to 35” snap pitch count.
❌ Taylor is out: Jonathan Taylor tweaked his ankle in Week 8 and hasn’t been able to get right, sitting out the week of practice. With Nyheim Hines in Buffalo, it is Deon Jackson’s backfield with newly-acquired Zack Moss behind him.
😕 Patterson’s status still pending: Today is the deadline for the Falcons to activate Cordarrelle Patterson and Atlanta is taking the decision down to the wire. If he plays, Patterson should be viewed as a low-end RB2 while Tyler Allgeier is an RB3.