Week 9 Fantasy Blog

Ryan McDowell
Rotoworld

Welcome to Week Nine of the NFL season! We've already seen one game today as the Texans cruised to victory over the Jaguars in London. The rest of today's slate features a balanced mix with six early games and four late games before the Pats and Ravens meet up on Sunday Night Football. Enjoy the games!

 

(7:32PM) The Packers comeback was too little, too late as the Chargers finished off a 26-11 win while the Broncos and backup QB Brandon Allen got the win over Cleveland after the Browns couldn't convert on fourth down. In overtime, QB Russell Wilson threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game in overtime to give his team the win over Tampa Bay. 

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(7:12PM) TD With under a minute remaining, the Buccaneers got some big plays from WR Mike Evans before RB Dare Ogunbowale finished off the drive with a short touchdown run. The game is tied with 45 second remaining. 

(7:07PM) The Lions threatened to tie the game as time expired but the Raiders were able to stop them and will win by a final score of 31-24. RB Josh Jacobs finished with 120 rushing yards and two scores. 

(7:00PM) TD The Browns are back within one score of the Broncos after QB Baker Mayfield found WR Jarvis Landry for a nine-yard scoring pass. Landry has six grabs for 51 yards and the score. 

(6:59PM) TD With less than five minutes remaining in the game, the Seahawks have taken the lead over Tampa after QB Russell Wilson hit WR D.K. Metcalf for a 55-yard score. Wilson now has 284 yards and four scores while Metcalf is up to a 3/70/1 line. 

(6:56PM) TD The Raiders are back in the lead again after QB Derek Carr hit rookie WR Hunter Renfrow for a short score. Carr is up to 289 passing yards and two scores. 

(6:53PM) TD The Packers are trying their best to stay in the game. QB Aaron Rodgers finished off a quick scoring drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to RB Jamaal Williams and then ran for the two-point conversion. The Chargers still lead by 15 points. 

(6:46PM) TD The Browns had used four field goals to creep back in the game but a 30-yard touchdown run by RB Phillip Lindsay extended the lead to 12 points late in the third quarter. 

(6:45PM) TD Lions QB Matthew Stafford found his new starting RB J.D. McKissic, who weaved through the defense, for a 26-yard touchdown. That tied the game at 24 with five minutes left in the game. 

(6:41PM) TD The Chargers have put this game away after RB Melvin Gordon converted a fourth-down attempt for a touchdown, his second of the game. The Chargers now lead the Packers by a score of 26-3 with 10 minutes remaining. 

(6:24PM) The Packers continue to be shut down by the Chargers Defense. QB Aaron Rodgers has just 64 passing yards late in the third quarter while RB Aaron Jones has managed only 29 total yards. WR Davante Adams does lead the team, but has just 30 yards on five catches. 

(6:16PM) TD The Raiders have taken the lead on a touchdown pass from QB Derek Carr to TE Foster Moreau. That gives Oakland a seven-point lead early in the fourth quarter. 

(6:15PM) TD The Chargers are doing anything they want against the Packers today. RB Melvin Gordon just found the paint for a one-yard score to give the Chargers a 19-0 lead over visiting Green Bay. Gordon has 75 total yards along with the score. 

(6:09PM) BIG PLAY Bucs WR Mike Evans is back in the game and making big plays. Evans is up to nine receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown in the game. 

(6:04PM) TD The Seahawks are back in the game after a short touchdown pass from QB Russell Wilson to WR Tyler Lockett, followed by a two-point conversion to WR D.K. Metcalf. The game is tied at 21 points midway through the third quarter. 

(5:55PM) INJURY Buccaneers WR Mike Evans limped off the field again with a leg injury and Browns TE Ricky Seals-Jones took a hard shot to the knee that required medical attention. 

(5:36PM) BIG PLAY Despite the quarterback change, the Broncos are having their way with the Browns and RB Phillip Lindsay just broke off a 40-yard run to put Denver close to the red zone. 

(5:30PM) Let's take a look at the top-scoring players for Week Nine, so far...

QB- Jimmy Garoppolo, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kyler Murray, Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins

RB- Christian McCaffrey, Kenyan Drake, Derrick Henry, Devin Singletary, David Montgomery

WR- Tyreek Hill, Preston Williams, Emmanuel Sanders, Marvin Jones, Jamison Crowder

TE- Zach Ertz, George Kittle, Mike Gesicki, Noah Fant, Vance McDonald

(5:26PM) TD The Seahawks are back in the game on Russell Wilson's second passing touchdown of the game. This time, he found TE Jacob Hollister for his first career touchdown. Seattle trails 21-13, after a missed extra point. 

(5:25PM) TD The back and forth, high-scoring game between the Raiders and Lions has swing again as rookie RB Josh Jacobs scored for the second time today. Jacobs has 88 rushing yards and two scores in the first half. 

(5:10PM) TD Thanks to a poor defensive effort from the Browns, Broncos rookie TE Noah Fant scored on a 75-yard touchdown, giving Denver a 14-3 lead. 

(5:06PM) TD/INJURY Good news, bad news for the Bucs as WR Mike Evans pulled in a five-yard touchdown but appeared to injure his foot on the play. Evans did pop up quickly and hobbled off the field on his own. Tampa Bay leads 21-7 over Seattle. 

(5:04PM) The Packers and Browns offenses are off to very slow starts through their respective first quarters. QB Aaron Rodgers has just 21 passing yards while RB Aaron Jones has totaled seven yards on three touches. WR Davante Adams is back and has two catches for 16 yards. QB Baker Mayfield has passed for 40 yards while RB Nick Chubb has 26 total yards. 

(4:53PM) TD The Lions are piling up the receiving yards against the Lions with the latest coming on a 59-yard touchdown pass from QB Matthew Stafford to WR Kenny Golladay. Kenny G has a 2/87/1 line already. 

(4:51PM) TD The Broncos outlook was not good after losing QB Joe Flacco (neck) and replacing him with QB Brandon Allen, who had never played in an NFL game before today. Allen has given the Broncos an early lead though after hitting WR Courtland Sutton for a 15-yard score. Allen alos has 16 rushing yards in the early going. 

(4:41PM) TD It wasn't exactly how QB Jameis Winston planned it but it got the job done. After Winston's pass was deflected and flew high into the air, WR Breshad Perriman snatched it for a 15-yard score, giving Tampa Bay the lead. 

(4:31PM) TD After making the impressive catch to put the Lions in the red zone, WR Marvin Jones ended the drive with a two-yard scoring catch to tie the game in the first quarter. QB Matthew Stafford already has 100 passing yards in the game. 

(4:29PM) BIG PLAY The Lions are hitting on some chunk plays early in the game. First, WR Kenny Golladay caught a 28-yarder and now veteran WR Marvin Jones has a 47-yard grab as the Lions are in the red zone. 

(4:25PM) The early games are all now final. Here are the scores...

Dolphins 26, Jets 18

Panthers 30, Titans 20

Bills 24, Redskins 9

Steelers 26, Colts 24

Chiefs 26, Vikings 23

Eagles 22, Bears 14

(4:23PM) TD This looked like a great chance for Raiders rookie RB Josh Jacobs to explode and he is starting well against the Lions. Jacobs scored on a two-yard run and already has 46 yards in the early going. 

(4:19PM) TD The Seahawks had a quick answer for the Bucs early score. QB Russell Wilson found WR Tyler Lockett in the back of the end zone for a 19-yard score. Lockett caught three balls for 49 yards on the team's first drive. 

(4:12PM) TD The late games are underway and the Buccaneers found the end zone on their opening drive, thanks for an eight-yard run from RB Ronald Jones. WR Mike Evans had two receptions on the drive for 38 yards. 

(4:10PM) TD The Titans had a chance to get back in the game after QB Ryan Tannehill scrambled for a 10-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 10 points but a failed two-point conversion followed by a failed onside kicked likely sealed the win for the Panthers. 

(3:37PM) TD Even with a pair of earlier touchdowns, you might have been a little disappointed with the production today for RB Christian McCaffrey. He just changed that after a 58-yard run right up the middle, good for his third touchdown of the game. 

(3:35PM) TD The Bills have added to their lead and RB Devin Singletary has continued his huge game with a two-yard touchdown run. The Bills lead 24-9 and Singletary has 140 total yards and the score. 

(3:33PM) TD Answering the earlier Chiefs score, the Vikings regained the lead as QB Kirk Cousins hit TE Kyle Rudolph for a three-yard score. Rudolph has three grabs for 23 yards and a score on the day and Minnesota leads by three points. 

(3:32PM) TD What looked like a touchdown by RB Tarik Cohen was overturned and then rookie RB David Montgomery added his second score of the day, cutting the Eagles lead to just one score. Montgomery has 58 total yards on the day. 

(3:30PM) TD The Titans have narrowed the deficit after RB Derrick Henry found the paint again, this time running over defenders after a 23-yard catch from QB Ryan Tannehill. Carolina leads 24-14 early in the final quarter. 

(3:29PM) TD The Colts have regained the lead over the Steelers after QB Brian Hoyer connected with WR Chester Rogers from four yards out. A missed two-pointer keeps the Indy lead at one point. 

(3:09PM) TD Veteran RB Damien Williams has been struggling for most of the season but he just broke free for a 91-yard score to give the Chiefs a lead. Williams now has 119 rushing yards on the day, while veteran RB LeSean McCoy has just nine yards on three carries. 

(3:07PM) TD After WR D.J. Moore made a dazzling top-tapping sideline catch, RB Christian McCaffrey finished off the drive with a short score, his second touchdown of the game. Moore is up to a 6/87 line while CMC has 90 total yards with the two scores. 

(3:00PM) INJURY The late-game inactive lists are beginning to leak put and Packers WR Davante Adams is active and set to make his return to the field. 

(2:59PM) TD The Bears have now added a touchdown as rookie RB David Montgomery finished off the much-needed scoring drive. Montgomery has just 15 rushing yards in the game and Chicago now trails 19-7. 

(2:58PM) BIG PLAY There was much debate at halftime about who would be the Bears quarterback for the remainder of the game. It was indeed QB Mitchell Trubisky and he hit WR Taylor Gabriel for a 53-yard gain to get the team into the red zone. 

(2:54PM) TD The Titans are on the board and despite being down by multiple scores, they committed to the running game and RB Derrick Henry finished off the drive with a powerful eight-yard score. After a very slow start today, Henry is up to 51 rushing yards in nine carries. 

(2:52PM) TD After the first series of the second half, the Eagles now lead the Bears 19-0 thanks to a 13-yard scoring run from RB Jordan Howard. Howard has 69 rushing yards against his former team. 

(2:52PM) TD The Vikings have regained the lead after QB Kirk Cousins hit RB Ameer Abdullah, getting a rare touch, for the 16-yard score. 

(2:48PM) TD A late penalty flag helped the Steelers to keep moving the ball and TE Vance McDonald ultimately scored on a seven-yard pass from QB Mason Rudolph. The tight end now has 30 yards on five catches and the Steelers have the lead. 

(2:32PM) BIG PLAY Oh, poor Jets fans. The earlier touchdown to TE Ryan Griffin was overturned on replay and QB Sam Darnold then threw a pick just outside of the end zone. Miami takes over with a two-score lead. 

(2:28PM) TD A long kickoff return allowed the Jets to get back into the game just before the break. QB Sam Darnold hit TE Ryan Griffin for his third touchdown catch in two games. The Jets now trail 21-14. 

(2:24PM) TD The Panthers have extended their lead just before halftime after QB Kyle Allen found WR Curtis Samuel for a 12-yard score. Pending the extra point, the Panthers lead 16-0 over the Titans. 

(2:21PM) TD The Jets are in trouble and the Bengals are cheering on the Dolphins. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick connected with rookie WR Preston Williams for a second score of the game. Williams has four grabs for 60 yards and Miami leads the Jets 21-7 as the game nears halftime. 

(2:19PM) The Bears Offense has simply been offensive. At the two-minute warning, the Bears have 12 passing yards and one rushing yard as they trail the Eagles 12-0. 

(2:17PM) BIG PLAY Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has been trending in the right direction in recent weeks, albeit quietly. Today, Gesicki already has four receptions for 66 yards to lead Miami. 

(2:08PM) TD The Colts have regained the lead as backup QB Brian Hoyer found WR Zach Pascal for a 14-yard score. Starting QB Jacoby Brissett remains on the sidelines, showing signals he could return to the game. 

(2:06PM) BIG PLAY No one told veteran RB Adrian Peterson how good the Bills Defense was supposed to be. Nearing halftime, Peterson has racked up over 100 rushing yards and has 123 total yards. Even when trailing, the Skins continue to lean on the veteran AP and their running game. 

(2:05PM) TD No surprise here, but Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey is making plays, scoring on a seven-yard catch from QB Kyle Allen on a fourth-down play. CMC has 58 total yards in the game. 

(2:04PM) TD The Dolphins have taken the lead after QB Ryan Fitzpatrick connected with WR DeVante Parker for a 17-yard score. That was Parker's first reception of the game. 

(2:00PM) TD After a string of disappointing weeks, TE Zach Ertz is enjoying a big game today. Ertz just caught a 25-yard score from QB Carson Wentz to extend the Eagles lead over the fading Bears. Ertz has caught all five of his targets for 72 yards and a score. 

(1:54PM) TD The Bills had multiple chances at a touchdown before going for it on fourth down, QB Josh Allen pushed the pile over the goal line for the score and a 17-3 lead over the Redskins. 

(1:44PM) INJURY The Colts have listed QB Jacoby Brissett (knee) as questionable to return and the Vikes have done the same with WR Adam Thielen (hamstring).

(1:40PM) TD The Dolphins have tied the game as a 12-yard touchdown pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to rookie WR Preston Williams, who already has a 3/55/1 line in the game. 

(1:39PM) TD Colts backup QB Brian Hoyer wasted no time in helping his team as he found TE Jack Doyle for an 11-yard score, giving Indy the lead over the Steelers. 

(1:38PM) INJURY Another player who returned this week from an injury looks to be hurt again as Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has been sent to the locker room. After missing around two months with an abdominal injury, don't expect to see DJax again today. 

(1:35PM) INJURY Colts QB Jacoby Brissett is down on the field and in a lot of pain after taking a big hit from a Steelers defender. Backup QB Brian Hoyer is set to enter the game. 

(1:34PM) TD Even with no WR Adam Thielen, the Vikings still find a way to score as QB Kirk Cousins hit rookie WR Olabisi Johnson for a four-yard score to tie the Chiefs at seven each. 

(1:32PM) INJURY This could be bad news for the Vikings and WR Adam Thielen. After getting the start following missing last week with a hamstring injury, Thielen is back on the sidelines, replaced by WR Laquon Treadwell. There has been no official report but it appears Thielen may have aggravated the injury. 

(1:30PM) BIG PLAY It's not only RB Jaylen Samuels for the Steelers this week. They also have backup RB Trey Edmunds getting touches. He broke free for a 45-yard gain before being pushed out of bounds. 

(1:25PM) BIG PLAY Bills rookie RB Devin Singletary already has 30 yards on the ground and just caught a short pass that he took for a 49-yard gain. The Bills are nearing the red zone. 

(1:24PM) TD It had to be confirmed via replay but Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill made an amazing diving catch for a 40-yard touchdown from backup QB Matt Moore. The team was hopeful QB Patrick Mahomes could return today but chose to wait another week. 

(1:17PM) BIG PLAY The Eagles backfield is off to a solid start. RB Miles Sanders broke off an 11-yard rush and also caught a 19-yard pass while RB Jordan Howard has three carries for 17 yards in a revenge game against the Bears. 

(1:13PM) TD The Bills leaned heavily on their running game on the opening drive but it was QB Josh Allen hitting WR Cole Beasley for a six-yard score that got them into the end zone. Rookie RB Devin Singletary carried four times for 26 yards on the drive. 

(1:11PM) TD In a game between teams who have combined for just one win all season, the Jets have an early lead. QB Sam Darnold connected with WR Jamison Crowder for a 12-yard score. Crowder had four catches for 50 yards and the score on the opening drive. 

(1:10PM) BIG PLAY The Eagles went for it on fourth down and converted as QB Carson Wentz found TE Zach Ertz for a 15-yard gain. 

(1:07PM) With RBs James Conner and Benny Snell out for the game, backup RB Jaylen Samuels has been a popular topic all week. He'll find himself in many lineups and already has three touches on the Steelers opening drive, though he's rushed for a three yard loss, along with a 17-yard catch to get things started. 

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