Week 9 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Seahawks vs Bills

Larry Rupp
Chris Carson's workhorse usage makes him a great start in Week 9 if he is able to return.
Chris Carson's workhorse usage makes him a great start in Week 9 if he is able to return. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images
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It's a heavyweight battle in Week 9 as the Seattle Seahawks (6-1) go on the road to take on the Buffalo Bills (6-2). There are fantasy football superstars all over the field in this one and the Seahawks head into the game as 3-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 9 NFL odds.

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

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks: If Chris Carson returns from his foot injury this week, he immediately goes back to being a starting-caliber player in fantasy football. Carson is averaging a career-high 4.9 yards per attempt this season as Seattle's workhorse running back and has scored 6 total touchdowns on the season. His presence in the passing game makes him even more valuable as he has over 4.0 targets per game. He draws a great matchup this week as the Bills have allowed 134.5 rushing yards per game this season (No. 26 in the NFL) and are giving up 4.7 yards per carry (T-No. 22 in the NFL). Carson could be in for a big day if he is able to suit up.

Start Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills: If the Bills want to be able to keep up with the Seahawks' explosive offense on Sunday, they may have to pass the ball even more than usual. This would benefit wide receiver Cole Beasley as he continues to produce out of the slot. Beasley is averaging over 6.0 targets per game and has reached 100 receiving yards twice this season. Seattle's defense has been a mess so far this season giving up 358.7 passing yards per game (No. 32 in the NFL). If the Bills decide to take advantage of a poor Seahawks' pass defense, Beasley could see double-digit targets on his way to a productive game.

Sit Greg Olsen, TE, Seattle Seahawks: Fantasy football managers are smart to want any piece they can get of this impressive Seahawks' offense, but Greg Olsen is not the way to do that. He's the team's starting tight end, but has averaged just 22.6 receiving yards per game this season and put up zeros on the stat sheet last week as he was unable to haul in any of his four targets. Plus, Olsen has just 1 touchdown on the season and hasn't proven to be a major threat in the red zone. Olsen isn't worth starting in fantasy football and he's actually droppable at this point.

Sit Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: Devin Singletary came into the NFL season as a popular breakout pick in fantasy football as the clear lead running back for the Bills, but he has disappointed so far. Singletary had his best rushing output on the season this past week going for 86 yards on 14 carries, but he failed to surpass 71 yards in any game before that. The biggest knock on Singletary is his lack of use near the goal line. Singletary has just 1 rushing touchdown on the season, while rookie running back Zack Moss had 2 just last week. Singletary's usage in the passing game can occasionally make up for his lack of touchdowns, but it is best to sit him for now until it is clear what his role is on the offense moving forward.


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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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