• Keaton Mitchell 100-yard rusher from third down: Despite not having an NFL carry before this week, Mitchell is the only player with more than 100 rushing yards in Week 9.
• Demario Douglas The Patriots’ best wide receiver takes over: Douglas received an increase in offensive snaps and led the team in receiving yards Kendrick Bourne In case of injury.
• Daysum Hill Long term value can be: The Saints tight end got double-digit snaps at quarterback for the second week in a row.
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Week 9 of the 2023 NFL season is in the books. Here are the players you should target in your fantasy football leagues, including targets and players to avoid in the minor leagues and deep leagues.
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Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (Listed in 35.7% of leagues on ESPN)
Murray’s 21-day training window closes in a few days. He is expected to return to action and take over as the starter this week.
- Joshua Dobbs Was a starter for the Cardinals, but the team traded him Minnesota Vikings during the week.
- The team’s coaching staff will want to see if Murray should draft the franchise’s long-term quarterback or signal-caller, so expect Murray to be the starter for the rest of the season when healthy.
- Murray has averaged at least 18.6 PPR points per game in each of his four seasons, but his fantasy production — including his rushing workload — took a dip in 2022.
- It’s his first season with new coaches, which adds to the uncertainty.
- He may be the only quarterback available off the waiver wire for the rest of the season who has multiple top-five finishes as realistic outcomes.
Joshua Dobbs, Minnesota Vikings (16.6%)
Dobbs completed 20 of his 30 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns while rushing seven times for 66 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ win. Atlanta Falcons.
- Dobbs did not start the game for Minnesota, but entered later Jarren Hall He left the game in shock.
- He had the 12th most fantasy points through the first eight weeks of the season, but he wasn’t a long-term consideration. Arizona Cardinals‘Cause the quarterback Kyler MurrayComing back from injury.
- Dobbs won with his feet while taking advantage of great receiving options DJ Hawkenson And Jordan Addison.
- We may be a few weeks away Justin JeffersonReturned from injured reserve, but Dobbs will have a new favorite target when that happens.
- Dobbs may not be the best as a passer Kirk CousinsHis rushing ability means he can bring more fantasy value than Cousins.
Derek Carr, New Orleans Saints (34.6%)
Carr completed 25 of his 34 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns. Chicago Bears In the 9th week.
- Carr had a slow start to the season, but he has finished as a top-16 fantasy quarterback over the past five weeks.
- He has thrown for 1,358 passing yards in that span, fifth most among quarterbacks, and has thrown for eight touchdowns, tied for eighth most.
- Saints have The third easiest schedule for quarterbacks Only two more teams with a winning record should be faced the rest of the fantasy season.
- Each of their next three opponents is in the top half of the league in allowing fantasy points to quarterbacks, as are the two opponents the Saints face in the fantasy semifinals and final rounds of the playoffs.
- Carr probably won’t have many top-five fantasy weeks, but he should be a borderline starter most weeks.
Will Lewis, Tennessee Titans (38.9%)
Lewis made his second straight start on Thursday Night Football, completing 22 passes for 262 yards.
- A week ago, he threw four touchdowns and achieved a 77.9 PFF offensive grade — the second-best grade for a Titans quarterback in a game this season.
- Last week, his quality wasn’t nearly as high, thanks to a 6.8% turnover-worthy play rate.
- His big-time throw rate was high in both games and is 9.0% this season, which leads all quarterbacks. In general, higher big-time throwing rates are better for a quarterback’s fantasy value.
- There’s no guarantee that Lewis will be the starter for the rest of the season, but if he does, he’s worth consideration in fantasy football.
Taylor Heinicke, Atlanta Falcons (4.4%)
Heinicke completed 21 of 38 passes for 268 yards Minnesota Vikings.
- It was the third time this season that a Falcons quarterback reached 250 passing yards. Demand Ridder caught 28 completions for 250 yards in each of those outings.
- Heinicke did it without a top wide receiver Drake London.
- The Falcons should The best schedule for fantasy quarterbacks in the playoffs. This includes playing Chicago Bears In the fantasy championship round. Chicago has allowed the fourth most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.
- It’s hard to believe Heinicke as a fantasy starter outside of superflex leagues, but he’s the clear best option among widely available quarterbacks.
Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens (1.0%)
The undrafted rookie looked good playing remarkable snaps for the first time.
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