Every week fantasy owners have tough decisions to make. Whether it is who to start in their FLEX spot or if they should start a less quality player against a weaker defense. This week Breaking Football is changing things up. I will be giving my fantasy followers my solo rankings based on PPR scoring. As an added bonus this week I will explain my favorite match up for each position. If you have more specific questions regarding fantasy football and my rankings, ask me on Twitter (@MikeSports22) and as always happy hunting fantasy friends.

Breaking Football’s Week Nine Rankings
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Deshaun Watson Texans vs Colts
2 Dak Prescott Cowboys vs Chiefs
3 Russell Wilson Seahawks vs Redskins
4 Drew Brees Saints vs Buccaneers
5 Alex Smith Chiefs at Cowboys
6 Tyrod Taylor Bills at Jets
7 Jameis Winston Buccaneers at Saints
8 Carson Wentz Eagles vs Broncos
9 Derek Carr Raiders at Dolphins
10 Cam Newton Panthers vs Falcons
11 Matthew Stafford Lions at Packers
12 Kirk Cousins Redskins at Seahawks
13 Jacoby Brissett Colts at Texans
14 Matt Ryan Falcons at Panthers
15 Marcus Mariota Titans vs Ravens
16 Jared Goff Rams at Giants
17 Josh McCown Jets vs Bills
18 Eli Manning Giants vs Rams
19 Drew Stanton Cardinals at 49ers
20 C.J. Beathard 49ers vs Cardinals

My Favorite Quarterback Matchup

Deshaun Watson vs Colts: How can you not like Watson? Great young man, likely Offensive Rookie of the Year winner and the top scoring fantasy quarterback this season despite not starting in week one. Last week in Seattle, Watson put up his third 32+ fantasy point game. This week Watson takes on the Colts who gave up 18.7 fantasy points last week to Andy Dalton and give up an average of 19.1 on the season. Watson has earned the right to be labeled a “set and forget” fantasy player. Start Watson every week going forward.

Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Todd Gurley Rams at Giants
2 LeSean McCoy Bills at Jets
3 Leonard Fournette Jaguars vs Bengals
4 Kareem Hunt Chiefs at Cowboys
5 Mark Ingram Saints vs Buccaneers
6 Devonta Freeman Falcons at Panthers
7 Christian McCaffrey Panthers vs Falcons
8 Alvin Kamara Saints vs Buccaneers
9 Lamar Miller Texans vs Colts
10 Carlos Hyde 49ers vs Cardinals
11 Doug Martin Buccaneers at Saints
12 Jay Ajayi Eagles vs Broncos
13 Chris Thompson Redskins at Seahawks
14 Joe Mixon Bengals at Jaguars
15 Adrian Peterson Cardinals at 49ers
16 DeMarco Murray Titans vs Ravens
17 Aaron Jones Packers vs Lions
18 Alex Collins Ravens at Titans
19 Tevin Coleman Falcons at Panthers
20 Ty Montgomery Packers vs Lions
21 Derrick Henry Titans vs Ravens
22 Ameer Abdullah Lions at Packers
23 Theo Riddick Lions at Packers
24 C.J. Anderson Broncos at Eagles
25 Orleans Darkwa Giants vs Rams
26 LeGarrette Blount Eagles vs Broncos
27 Darren McFadden Cowboys vs Chiefs
28 Alfred Morris Cowboys vs Chiefs
29 Javorius Allen Ravens at Titans
30 Jonathan Stewart Panthers vs Falcons
31 Bilal Powell Jets vs Bills
32 Matt Forte Jets vs Bills
33 Frank Gore Colts at Texans
34 Marlon Mack Colts at Texans
35 Marshawn Lynch Raiders at Dolphins
36 Kenyan Drake Dolphins vs Raiders
37 Damien Williams Dolphins vs Raiders
38 Rob Kelley Redskins at Seahawks
39 Andre Ellington Cardinals at 49ers
40 Matt Breida 49ers vs Cardinals

My Favorite Running Back Matchup

Doug Martin at Saints: Since returning from his three game suspension, Martin has been consistent for fantasy owners. In four games this season Martin is averaging 17.5 touches, 75.3 scrimmage yards, 0.5 touchdowns and 12.3 fantasy points per game. This week he faces a Saints defense that ranks 25th in the league against opposing running backs, giving up an average of 25.2 fantasy points per game. With Jameis Winston dealing with a shoulder injury look for the Buccaneers to run the ball more this week in order to protect Winston and keep the Saints offense off the field.

Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 DeAndre Hopkins Texans vs Colts
2 Michael Thomas Saints vs Buccaneers
3 Doug Baldwin Seahawks vs Redskins
4 A.J. Green Bengals at Jaguars
5 Julio Jones Falcons at Panthers
6 Mike Evans Buccaneers at Saints
7 Dez Bryant Cowboys vs Chiefs
8 Jarvis Landry Dolphins vs Raiders
9 Tyreek Hill Chiefs at Cowboys
10 Demaryius Thomas Broncos at Eagles
11 Golden Tate Lions at Packers
12 Will Fuller Texans vs Colts
13 Jordy Nelson Packers vs Lions
14 Michael Crabtree Raiders at Dolphins
15 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals at 49ers
16 DeVante Parker Dolphins vs Raiders
17 Amari Cooper Raiders at Dolphins
18 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos at Eagles
19 Devin Funchess Panthers vs Falcons
20 Jeremy Maclin Ravens at Titans
21 Sterling Shepard Giants vs Rams
22 Alshon Jeffery Eagles vs Broncos
23 DeSean Jackson Buccaneers at Saints
24 Pierre Garcon 49ers vs Cardinals
25 Mohamed Sanu Falcons at Panthers
26 Kelvin Benjamin Bills at Jets
27 Davante Adams Packers vs Lions
28 Jamison Crowder Redskins at Seahawks
29 Cooper Kupp Rams at Giants
30 Marvin Jones Lions at Packers
31 Robby Anderson Jets vs Bills
32 T.Y. Hilton Colts at Texans
33 Corey Davis Titans vs Ravens
34 Tyler Lockett Seahawks vs Washington
35 Ted Ginn Jr. Saints vs Buccaneers
36 Robert Woods Rams at Giants
37 Kenny Stills Dolphins vs Raiders
38 Josh Doctson Redskins at Seahawks
39 Nelson Agholor Eagles vs Broncos
40 Jermaine Kearse Jets vs Bills
41 Jordan Matthews Bills at Jets
42 Marqise Lee Jaguars vs Bengals
43 Randall Cobb Packers vs Lions
44 Rishard Matthews Titans vs Ravens
45 Mike Wallace Ravens at Titans
46 Kenny Golladay Lions at Packers
47 Brandon Coleman Saints vs Buccaneers
48 Sammy Watkins Rams at Giants
49 John Brown Cardinals at 49ers
50 Paul Richardson Seahawks vs Redskins

My Favorite Wide Receiver Matchup

Tyreek Hill at Cowboys: Usually when players have crazy home/road splits the player plays better at home. However, for Hill that is not the case. In four home games Hill is averaging 7.2 fantasy points per game but in four road games Hill is averaging 22.2 fantasy points per game. Hill is on the road this week and faces the Cowboys secondary that ranks 28th against opposing wide receivers giving up 36.8 fantasy points per game. Hill has scored a touchdown in each road game this season and should be good for at least one this week as the Cowboys have given up nine touchdowns to wide receivers this season.

Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Zach Ertz Eagles vs Broncos
2 Travis Kelce Chiefs at Cowboys
3 Jimmy Graham Seahawks vs Redskins
4 Evan Engram Giants vs Rams
5 Jack Doyle Colts at Texans
6 Jason Witten Cowboys vs Chiefs
7 Cameron Brate Buccaneers at Saints
8 Delanie Walker Titans vs Ravens
9 Jared Cook Raiders at Dolphins
10 Tyler Kroft Bengals at Jaguars
11 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jets vs Bills
12 Vernon Davis Redskins at Seahawks
13 Austin Hooper Falcons at Panthers
14 Benjamin Watson Ravens at Titans
15 Ryan Griffin Texans vs Colts
16 George Kittle 49ers vs Cardinals
17 Ed Dickson Panthers vs Falcons
18 Coby Fleener Saints vs Buccaneers
19 Tyler Higbee Rams at Giants
20 O.J. Howard Buccaneers at Saints

My Favorite Tight End Matchup

Jimmy Graham at Redskins: Last week against the Texans Graham scored 19.9 fantasy points in large part thanks to his two touchdowns. Over his last three games Graham is averaging 16.6 fantasy points per game and has scored four touchdowns. On the season, the Redskins have given up an average of 16.6 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends, ranking 29th in the league. Furthermore, the Redskins have given up 19 or more fantasy points to opposing tight ends in three games this season. Graham is a top three play this week with so many good tight ends on a bye.

Rank Team Opponent
1 Jaguars vs Bengals
2 Eagles vs Broncos
3 Texans vs Colts
4 Cardinals at 49ers
5 Rams at Giants
6 Seahawks vs Redskins
7 Lions at Packers
8 Bills at Jets
9 49ers vs Cardinals
10 Ravens at Titans
11 Saints vs Buccaneers
12 Titans vs Ravens
13 Broncos at Eagles
14 Panthers vs Falcons
15 Bengals at Jaguars

My Favorite Defense/Special Teams Matchup

Rams at Giants: The Rams D/ST are the third highest scoring D/ST this season, averaging 11.4 fantasy points per game. The Rams D/ST has scored 10 or more fantasy points in three games this season. This week they face a Giants offense that has allowed opposing D/STs to score eight or more fantasy points in five of seven games this season. The Rams have 23 sacks on the season while the Giants offensive line has been one of the worst in the league. The Rams should get plenty of pressure on Eli Manning this week, leading to sacks and turnovers.

Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Ryan Succop Titans vs Ravens
2 Greg Zuerlein Rams at Giants
3 Jake Elliott Eagles vs Broncos
4 Matt Bryant Falcons at Panthers
5 Justin Tucker Ravens at Titans
6 Wil Lutz Saints vs Buccaneers
7 Harrison Butker Chiefs at Cowboys
8 Steven Hauschka Bills at Jets
9 Robbie Gould 49ers vs Cardinals
10 Ka’imi Fairbairn Texans vs Colts
11 Graham Gano Panthers vs Falcons
12 Josh Lambo Jaguars vs Bengals

My Favorite Kicker Matchup

Ryan Succop vs Ravens: Not many fantasy owners would believe me if I told you that Succop is the second highest scoring Titan behind Marcus Mariota in terms of fantasy points scored per game. Furthermore, Succop is the second highest scoring kicker based on points per game, averaging 12 per contest. Succop has scored double-digit fantasy points in five of seven games this week and is averaging 17.5 fantasy points per game over his last two games. Opposing kickers are scoring an average of 11 fantasy points per game when facing the Ravens over the past three weeks.

About The Author Mike Fanelli

Mike is a former journalism major who spent all four years in high school working for the school newspaper. At 26 years old, he is happy to write for Breaking Football as it gives him a platform to get his fantasy football takes and sports opinions out there.