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Week 9 Recap

(ATL at DET)

Looking Good

  1. The Detroit Triplets (DET) - The trio of Kitna, KJ and Roy Williams delivered another solid fantasy performance in week 9. Kitna threw for 321 yards and a TD to go along with 17 yards on the ground.  KJ racked up 140 yards and 2 TDs (110 rushing) as he continues to be a top 5 fantasy back.  Roy hauled in 6 passes for 138 yards and a TD.  These three may be the most productive fantasy trio in the NFL right now and are all must starts.
  1. Alge Crumpler (ATL) - Alge had the drops again, but still found the End Zone. He caught a team high 4 passes for 47 yards and the TD.  He is a must start every week.
  1. Mike Furrey (DET) - Furrey continued his solid play with 4 catches for 72 yards. He was the target of a couple red zone passes and is very involved for the Lions.
  1. Jason Hanson (DET) - Went 3 for 3 on the day and now has 7 FGAs in his last 3 games.  As this offense continues to improve, Hanson will get more and more opportunities. He is a solid waiver wire addition for the stretch run.

Cause for Concern

  • ATL DEF (ATL) - The Falcons have now surrendered 27+ points in 4 straight games. They can't seem to stop anyone and should not be started unless the matchup is incredibly favorable.

(CLE at SD)

Looking Good

  • LaDainian Tomlinson (SD) - LT had another monster game with 172 yards rushing and 3 TDs on 18 carries. He also caught 3 passes for 20 yards and is UNSTOPPABLE right now. If he keeps this up, LT owners will be winning lots of fantasy championships this year.
  • Kellen Winslow (CLE) - Winslow continued his solid play with an 11 catch, 78 yard game against the Chargers. Sure a bunch of his catches came in garbage time, but Winslow still leads all TEs in receptions and is having a pro bowl year.
  • Phil Dawson (CLE) - Dawson went 6-6 in this one and now has 12 FGs in his last 4 games. He is a good waiver pickup as the Browns seem to be moving the ball under their new OC.

Cause for Concern

  • Reuben Droughns (CLE) - As expected, RD came back to Earth with a 19 carry, 36 yard game against the Chargers. He will get a lot of carries down the stretch, but is only a recommended play against weaker defenses.

  

  • Philip Rivers (SD) - With LT running so well, Rivers has seen his production slide. He has not attempted 30 passes in 2 straight and has not completed 20 passes in a game during that span either. He has just 417 yards passing and 1 TD during that span, which is not enough production from a fantasy standpoint. Keep an eye on this.
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