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Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em Sit 'Em for Titans vs Rams in Week 9

Larry Rupp
Fantasy football picks for the Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Rams Week 9 matchup, including AJ Brown, Robert Woods and Adrian Peterson.
Fantasy football picks for the Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Rams Week 9 matchup, including AJ Brown, Robert Woods and Adrian Peterson. / Andy Lyons/GettyImages
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Week 9's edition of Sunday Night Football features an exciting battle between the Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Rams slated 7-point home favorites in the Titans' first contest without starting running back Derrick Henry this season.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 9 SNF showdown.

AJ Brown Fantasy

Start AJ Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans: The Tennessee Titans will likely have to lean on the passing attack in this game with star running back Derrick Henry out with an injury. That bodes well for top receiver AJ Brown. Brown has taken over this offense over the last three weeks hauling in 25 of his 29 targets for 379 yards and 2 touchdowns. He ranks as the WR2 in PPR scoring leagues during that span and draws a favorable matchup in Week 9. The Rams have given up the fifth-most receptions to opposing WRs in the NFL this season (120). Expect Ryan Tannehill to look Brown's way a ton in this one.

Robert Woods Fantasy

Start Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams: It's been an up-and-down fantasy season for wide receiver Robert Woods, but he is beginning to find his place once again. The ninth-year pro hauled in all six of his targets for 70 yards in Week 7 and then scored a touchdown in Week 8. This is the perfect matchup for Woods to explode fo a huge game given the the Titans are giving up the most fantasy points to opposing WRs. Tennessee has also allowed 12 receiving touchdowns to the position, which is tied for the second-highest mark in the NFL. Look for Woods to take advantage of a weak secondary on Sunday night.

Adrian Peterson Fantasy

Sit Adrian Peterson, RB, Tennessee Titans: The Titans signed veteran Adrian Peterson this past week to help fill in the gap at running back. That doesn't mean he should immediately slide into your starting lineup in fantasy football, though. Peterson has proven to be a power runner and will likely only be used on early downs in this game, which won't really help if the Titans find themselves playing from behind. The 36-year-old has no true role in the passing game with fifth-year pro Jeremy McNichols there to act as Tannehill's dump-off receiver. Keep in mind the Rams are giving up just 103.4 rushing yards per game (No. 11 in NFL). Peterson should be kept on the bench this week.

Tyler Higbee Fantasy

Sit Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams: The one position this Titans' defense has been able to defend this season is tight ends. Tennessee is giving up the seventh-fewest PPR fantasy points to the position and that includes just 3 touchdowns. That is not good news for Rams' starter Tyler Higbee. The 28-year-old hasn't posted 50 receiving yards since Week 1 despite averaging 4.5 targets per game. While his upside is built on playing in a high-scoring offense, Higbee has scored only 2 touchdowns this season.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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