Week 9 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Dolphins vs Cardinals

Chase Edmonds' clear opportunity for more touches makes him a great start in Week 9.
Chase Edmonds' clear opportunity for more touches makes him a great start in Week 9. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals (5-2) come off rested from their bye week to host Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins (4-3) in Wek 9 NFL action. This is a battle between two teams eyeing a spot in the playoffs and the Cardinals head into it as 3.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 9 Dolphins-Cardinals showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Matt Breida, RB, Miami Dolphins: With the news coming out that starting running back Myles Gaskin is set to miss at least three games with a knee injury, Matt Breida becomes the expected starter for the Miami Dolphins. Breida has rushed for 128 yards on the season and should receive the bulk of the carries on Sunday. He draws a decent matchup as the Cardinals' defense is giving up 131.1 rushing yards per game this season (No. 25 in the NFL). As the team tries to get rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa situated, they may lean on the running game to set the tone for the game. Although he may not be the most exciting player to lock into your lineup, the opportunity is there for Breida to put up some numbers this week.

Start Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Another player set to benefit from an injury is Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds. Starter Kenyan Drake is currently battling an ankle injury and is not expected to be ready to play come Sunday. If that is the case, Edmonds should see a lot more work in the backfield and has already shown he can handle it as he is averaging a career-high 6.1 yards per carry this season. Edmonds has scored 3 touchdowns on the season and presents a lot of upside in a favorable matchup. The Dolphins are allowing 125.1 rushing yards per game so far this season (No. 21 in the NFL) and 4.9 rushing yards per attempt (No. 29 in the NFL). He should be started across all fantasy football leagues this week.

Sit Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins: Touted as a possible fantasy football breakout player this season, tight end Mike Gesicki hasn't quite lived up to expectations. Gesicki has racked up just 129 receiving yards on 8 catches over the past five games. He hasn't shown many reasons to start him, much less even own him at this point. His outlook doesn't get much brighter this week as he faces an Arizona defense that has only allowed just 2 touchdowns and 329 receiving yards to opposing tight ends all season (No. 10 in the NFL). There are a number of tight ends that present a lot more opportunities for both yardage and touchdowns this week, so it is best to leave Gesicki out of your lineup.

Sit Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald has been a consistent fantasy football wide receiver for quite a long time, but it seems that his time as a starter is running out quickly. Fitzgerald is coming off his best game of the season as he caught all 8 of his targets for 62 yards. Fitzgerald is averaging 5.3 targets per game this season, but doesn't have much to show for it as he has yet to score a touchdown or surpass 62 receiving yards in any performance. He has also fallen down to the No. 3 receiver position as his fellow wide receiver Christian Kirk is continually outplaying him. Fitzgerald isn't worth a starting spot or even a roster spot at this point unless he starts finding the endzone.

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