Week 9 War Room November 3, 2013  |  Jeff

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Welcome to the Week 9 War Room where the best in fantasy football advice from The Fake Football is ready for your perusal. The usual injury issues face us fake footballers this week, as well as a heaping pile of byes. No matter what obstacles face your team, help is here from The Fake Football. The following links will give you every last bit of injury news, player analysis, and good old fashioned fake football coverage your heart could possibly desire. Saddle up, dig in, and remember to leave those lineup questions in the comments below. Good luck in Week 9!



The Matchup Machine once again covers the matchup statistics that will impact your fake football players this week. Make sure to check it out before locking in your lineup.

– For those fortunate souls still alive in NFL Survivor Pools, check out our Survivor Pool Survivor Guide to help make your selection for Week 9.rsz_rivers

– If you like stuffing your face with some tasty treats while you watch the NFL, check out the latest edition of Game Day Grub for two new recipes for game day eats.

– Week 9’s Start/Sit delivers some advice about which players should sit and which should be plugged into your starting lineup.

– The latest Garbage Time Romance highlights a few players that will feast on garbage time fantasy production.

– The newest edition of Fake Football, Real Questions answers some critical questions that face the fantasy landscape as Week 9 approaches.

– Week 9 Last Second Decisions is your one stop shop for everything that will influence your lineup decisions including injuries and player analysis.

– For those of you needing a defensive boost this week, Dreaming of Streaming is back (Part I and Part II) with a comprehensive look at the best available defensive options for Week 9.


Finally, we proudly present The Fake Football Week 9 Staff Rankings. Enjoy!

2013 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros

26 Responses

  1. Crumbs says:


    Got one more. Standard league. Need to fill 2 RB slot’s and a flex. Got Alfred Morris, Foster, Sjax, Spiller, Sproles and Torrey Smith. I have Donald Brown and Deji is available if foster doesnt play. Who would you roll with?

    • Jeff says:

      I think Alf and Sproles would be my RBs. Sproles should be good with no Colston and Jimbo limited. I think I would play Smith at flex even with haden on him to eliminate the foster risk.

  2. Tim says:

    As a Lacy owner, should I drop Martin for Starks as a handcuff

  3. MK says:

    Witten or Reed? I feel like Witten has too many opponents on his own team and not enough football to go around.

  4. Crumbs says:

    .5 PPR: Stevie Johnson/BOWE/Sproles/Helu (1 must be a WR)

    1 PPR: Quizz, fleener, Ivory, Shonn Green, MArlon Brown Pick 2 for Flex spot (HELL WEEK)

    • Jeff says:

      Quizz and Brown for the 1pt ppr

      I dont know how many I am supposed to pick for the top one. Sproles, Stevie, Helu, Bowe is how I’d rank them

  5. Herschel says:

    The PPR flex rankings have stevie Johnson considerably higher than Ryan matthews. Would you still start Johnson over matthews with Thad lewis not starting and johnson with a bum hip?

  6. brad says:

    0.5 PPR: Spiller or Stills

  7. Jmkobus says:

    Ppr. Need 2 out of the group. Tolbert, DHB, Doug Baldwin. DHB’s injury concerns me.

    • Jeff says:

      Ya, I think Tolbert is one and then if you want to stay away from that risk then go with Baldwin. He should get some more snaps with Rice out.

  8. Jonathan says:

    PPR league, need to start 2 of these 4. J. Cameron,
    Antonio Gates, Boykin, Alshon Jeffery?

    • Jeff says:

      I think I would play both tight ends actually. Im worried about Boykin’s involvement with Jones likely playing this week and I wouldn’t trust Jeffery too much right now with that QB situation. The TE’s seem safest.

  9. big mellz says:

    Have to choose between Ivory and Bolden for flex in a standard league.

    • Jeff says:

      I think Bolden is the safest bet for touches. If NYJ falls behind NO early, which the probably will do, then Ivory might be out of the game for the majority of the 2nd half.

  10. Jermichael says:

    If I drop Greene today, NE (my D) is on a bye next week, all players & Ds are FAs. Should I jump the gun & drop Greene for: AZ vs. Hou, Pit vs. Buf, TB vs. or Mia, NYG vs. Oak.

  11. Walter Black says:

    Hey two questions for ya; thanks as always.

    12 team 1ppr. Who do you trust more at RB2 this week between Sproles and Spiller? Secondly, althought I expect a big game from Steve Smith vs ATL, do you agree he is odd man out when my two WR are B marsh and Garçon and I’m flexing K Allen? (Same team btw)

    • Jeff says:

      Good morning, Walt. I trust Sproles more at RB mostly because Spiller has yet to prove his ankle issues are behind him. Sproles should be able to wrangle up some PPR points this week. As for Smith, I do agree that he needs to hit the bench with the other WRs you have going.

  12. Jermichael says:

    12 Team PPR, I keep changing my mind, S Greene or B Tate as my RB2. It’s a rough spot, right now I’m leaning towards Tate.

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