A couple players from Week 8 have shaken up the middle of the Week 9 RB Fantasy Football Rankings for this week. The top 12-14 are filled with the same guys. But after last week, I'm going to throw some new faces into the mix.
Before I get into the rankings, I want to discuss one of the biggest question marks that will affect many owners going into this weekend's matchups.
Jonathan Dwyer Deserves To Start Again, But Will He?
After both Isaac Redman and Dwyer looked inept at the beginning of the season, Rashard Mendenhall was supposed to be the Steelers' running back savior, and fantasy football savior, after coming off a major knee injury. Against the Eagles in Week 5, we thought the old Mendy was back after putting up 101 total yards and a score. Unfortunately, that comeback was short lived after Mendy went down with an Achilles' injury that he has been dealing with ever since Week 6. With Redman also out, Dwyer has made the most of his starting chances, reeling in back-to-back 100 yard games against the Bengals and the Redskins. There is no word yet on how the backfield will shape up going into Week 9, but my opinion is to keep Dwyer in there as the starter going forward. His 2 straight 100-yard games was something a Steeler hadn't done since "Fast" Willie Parker did it in 2008. Will Mike Tomlin go with the hot hand? We might not know until the end of the week. But with Mendenhall entering free agency in 2013, seeing what Dwyer can do now will weigh heavily on what the team does during the offseason. As a Dwyer owner, I'll hope the Steelers feel the same way I do.
Now that I got that out of the way, lets take a look at the Week 9 RB Fantasy Football Rankings. Like every week, make sure to check out the rest of our rankings in our RANKINGS SECTION (Including IDP).
Also, make sure to check the rankings again between now and Friday to see if anyone has moved up or down due to latest news.
UPDATE: 11/2 - Per Mike Triplett, Saints RB Darren Sproles is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on a broken hand. Pierre Thomas will get the start, with Mark Ingram seeing an increase in touches.
Jonathan Dwyer is now doubtful to play against the Giants with a quad injury, leaving Isaac Redman as the starter with Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) also doubtful.
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