NFL Week 9 Fantasy Football Recap: Washington Commanders vs. Minnesota Vikings

Landover, Maryland, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) runs after a catch against the Washington Commanders during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Jefferson: 7 receptions, 115 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 carry, 10 rushing yards

Curtis Samuel: 3 receptions, 65 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 carry, 16 rushing yards

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The Vikings' new tight end: The Vikings acquired T.J. Hockenson at the trade deadline and wasted no time getting him involved in their offense.

  • Hockenson not only saw more playing time than he was seeing with the Lions this season, but he also more playing time than any Vikings tight end this season.
  • He caught all nine passes thrown his way for 70 yards.
  • It was just the sixth time all season a tight end had nine or more catches.
  • It was understandable if fantasy managers left him out of starting lineups this week due to his new team, but he can safely be put in fantasy starting lineups for the rest of the season.

The Commanders without J.D. McKissic: McKissic had suffered a neck injury, which didn’t allow him to practice all week. He was inactive.

  • Antonio Gibson completely took over McKissic’s role, seeing all of the passing-down work.
  • Gibson had played the majority of early downs last week, but in order to keep playing time more balanced, Brian Robinson Jr. saw more snaps on early downs than in recent weeks.
  • Neither player was able to take advantage of the matchup. Both players handled double-digit carries, but neither reached 50 yards. Each caught two passes for a combined five yards.
  • Gibson could have a big fantasy showing in Week 10 if McKissic is out. The Commanders play the Eagles, a game in which they will likely be fighting back from behind, which would mean a lot of playing time for Gibson. The Eagles have been average at allowing fantasy points to running backs.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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