Start ’em, Sit ’em: Start Jarvis Landry for a WR1 boost this week

Jeremy Kolok

Sports Blogger



Start ‘em

Charcandrick West, running back, Kansas City Chiefs

Spencer Ware has taken the Chiefs’ main workload out of the backfield this season with the absence of Jamaal Charles. This week however, with Ware dealing with a lingering concussion, the door of opportunity now opens for Charcandrick West to be the workhorse for Kansas City. The Chiefs have a home matchup with Jacksonville and their 27th-ranked defense, so expect West to have a decent outing.

Devontae Booker, running back, Denver Broncos

Gary Kubiak’s run-heavy offensive scheme benefits the fantasy owners of any Denver running back, but Booker has solidified himself as the stud in the Broncos backfield. With C.J. Anderson out due to injury, Booker becomes a fantasy must-start this week even against a solid Oakland defense. Booker has scored in both of the past two games and I expect him to put up 15+ fantasy points for the third week in a row in week nine.

Start Jarvis Landry if you're looking to boost your WR1 production. (LI Phil, Flickr)
Start Jarvis Landry if you’re looking to boost your WR1 production. (LI Phil, Flickr)

Jarvis Landry, wide receiver, Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins struggles have not correlated with Jarvis Landry, who is having a stellar season. Landry has recorded at least five receptions and 12 fantasy points in all but one of his games. Landry’s only down side is that he’s only reached the end zone once this season. However, his fantasy ceiling is high this week against a Jets defense that has struggled against the pass.


Sit ‘em

Brandon Marshall, wide receiver, New York Jets

Marshall has pulled in less than half of his targets this season and has recorded more than six receptions only one time. His highest fantasy outings can be credited to touchdowns, but he doesn’t get the ball enough to be fantasy relevant unless he gets into the end zone. Marshall’s pitiful 10 points against the Browns should be a big enough hint to sit him until further notice.

Mark Ingram, running back, New Orleans Saints

Ingram lost a fumble in Week 8 which led to him being benched. He gave his fantasy owners a disgusting negative three points with five yards on three carries. Granted, it was against the stellar Seattle defense, but negative fantasy points from a starting running back is unacceptable. That kind of performance should earn him a spot on your fantasy team’s bench.

Golden Tate, wide receiver, Detroit Lions

Despite some high fantasy numbers, Tate’s decent performances have been somewhat sporadic. He’s only reached the end zone once this season and Houston held him under 50 yards in Week 8. The Lions’ Week 9 matchup against Minnesota’s defense should encourage you to bench any Detroit player, especially Tate who’s fantasy ceiling drops substantially.

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