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NFL Week 9 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

It's Week 9 of the 2020 fantasy football season, and whether you're trying to capitalize on a strong start in your fantasy league or looking to finish in the money in large-scale DFS tournaments, we here at PFF have you covered.

Here you can find everything from Week 9 injury reports to skill position rankings to potential DFS blowup candidates. So sit back, relax and let PFF's team of analysts guide you to that Week 9 win.

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Fantasy Football Week 9 injury report: Updates on Christian McCaffrey, Michael Thomas, George Kittle and more

A player's injury status can have a significant effect on fantasy football — it can alter draft strategy, roster construction, and, most importantly, it can determine start-or-sit decisions for your fantasy team. Read more…


Fantasy Football: 5 WR/CB matchups to target and 5 WR/CB matchups to avoid in Week 9

Using PFF's wide receiver/cornerback matchup chart, here are five wide receivers to target and five to avoid in fantasy football ahead of Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season. Read more…


Erickson: Week 9 fantasy football rankings overview

PFF’s Andrew Erickson previews the NFL Week 9 slate from a fantasy football perspective, breaking down stats and trends that informed his Week 9 fantasy football rankings. Read more…


McFarland: Fantasy Football Utilization Report following NFL Week 8

PFF's Dwain McFarland analyzes utilization metrics to determine which NFL players are earning more fantasy-friendly roles within their offenses ahead of fantasy football Week 9. Read more…


Fantasy Football: Week 9 expected fantasy points report

Dalvin Cook has posted more fantasy points than expectation in every game he's played this season. Find out who joins the Minnesota Vikings' RB1 atop the expected fantasy points leaderboard across all fantasy football positions heading into Week 9. Read more…


Week 9 fantasy football start ’em or sit ’em for IDP leagues

With eight weeks of NFL action under our belts, here are starts and sits for Week 9 in IDP leagues — including thoughts on Myles Jack and J.J. Watt. Read more…


Kremenjas: NFL Week 9 fantasy football start ’em or sit ’em

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has big-play upside this week against the Dallas Cowboys, according to Sosa Kremenjas' fantasy football sit/start advice for NFL Week 9. Read more…


Hartitz: Fantasy Football Week 9 Mismatch Manifesto

PFF's Ian Hartitz breaks down the biggest mismatches in fantasy football based on matchup-specific metrics on offense and defense heading into Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season. Read more…


Fantasy Football: NFL Week 9 QB Rankings

PFF's Ian Hartitz breaks down his Week 9 fantasy football quarterback rankings, where Patrick Mahomes leads the pack ahead of a home tilt versus the Carolina Panthers. Read more…


Jahnke: Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings

New England Patriots running back Damien Harris has big-game potential on the road against the New York Jets, according to Nathan Jahnke's Week 9 fantasy football rankings. Read more…


Fantasy Football: Week 9 WR/CB matchups and TE breakdown

Examining every Week 9 wide receiver/cornerback matchup for fantasy football, plus a look at every team's tight end group. Read more…


Erickson: NFL Week 9 fantasy football start 'em or sit 'em

PFF's Andrew Erickson green-lights Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown in his NFL Week 9 fantasy football sit/start decisions. Read more…


Fantasy Football: Taking stock of every NFL backfield ahead of NFL Week 9

PFF's Ian Hartitz breaks down every NFL backfield for fantasy football ahead of Week 9 with notes on running back DFS strategy. Read more…


Kremenjas: Fantasy football QB/TE/DEF streamers for NFL Week 9

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron is a solid streamer at the tight end position this week, according to Sosa Kremenjas' list of QB/TE/DEF streamers ahead of NFL Week 9. Read more…


Fantasy Football: Starts and trade candidates based on high-value opportunities ahead of Week 9

Examining high-value touches and targets for fantasy football to inform Week 9 sit/start decisions and identify trade targets and under-the-radar DFS options. Read more…


Fantasy Football: PFF’s trade value chart for redraft leagues ahead of Week 9

PFF's Ben Brown assigns a dollar value to every fantasy football player above replacement level for standard-structure leagues, helping you make the best decision possible when it comes to fantasy football trades. Read more…

Fantasy Football Week 9 Waiver Wire FAAB Report: DeeJay Dallas, Jalen Reagor, Jordan Wilkins and others to add

Week 9 fantasy football waiver wire FAAB targets: DeeJay Dallas, Jalen Reagor and Jordan Wilkins, plus deep-league options at every position. Read more…


Erickson: Fantasy football waiver wire targets ahead of NFL Week 9

PFF's Andrew Erickson offers an early guide to navigating the Week 9 fantasy football waiver wire with options at every position, including deep-league targets. Read more…


Kremenjas: Fantasy football waiver wire targets ahead of NFL Week 9

PFF's Sosa Kremenjas identifies fantasy football waiver wire targets based on usage rates, target shares and injuries heading into Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season. Read more…


Jahnke: 5 to Waiver Wire Add, 5 to Cut, 5 to Sell High, 5 to Buy Low Week 9

PFF's Nathan Jahnke prepares fantasy football managers to make moves by breaking down five players to add, drop, buy low and sell high heading into Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season. Read more…


Week 9 Dynasty Risers and Fallers: As Daniel Jones' stock tumbles, Saquon Barkley's value rises

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley's numbers have often looked better without quarterback Daniel Jones, and the team is on track to find a new signal-caller in the 2021 NFL Draft. Read more…


DFS

Best NFL game stacks to target for DFS GPPs in Week 9

A look into five games on the NFL Week 9 slate that offer value for DFS game stacks. Read more…


Identifying potential Week 9 blowup performances for DFS

Utilizing FanDuel, DraftKings and Yahoo, these are the wide receivers and tight ends in DFS who could have blowup performances in Week 9. Read more…


DFS data dive: Hunting the best stacks of Week 9

Identifying the best DFS stacks for the Week 9 DFS main slate by projecting the likelihood of each individual QB, RB, WR, TE and DST finishing as the highest-scoring player. Read more…


DFS data dive: The highest fantasy ceilings of NFL Week 9

Identifying the best DFS stacks for the Week 9 DFS main slate by projecting the likelihood of each individual QB, RB, WR, TE and DST finishing as the highest-scoring player. Read more…


Fantasy Football: DFS Week 9 tournament picks

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is at an affordable DraftKings price for Week 9 and could see suppressed ownership, making him one prime DFS tournament pick for the week. Read more…


DFS: Week 9 Tournament Leverage Plays

This week's DFS tournament leverage plays include stacking Teddy Bridgewater against the Kansas City Chiefs. Read more…


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