The weather isn’t the only thing cooling off. Well, at least it felt that way on Sunday. After a bonkers Week 8, our Fantasy Football Recap Week 9 seems to be lagging behind in one important category. Touchdowns.
And this slate appeared to have so much potential, too. But that promise was undermined by uncharacteristic turnovers and poor quarterback play. Ultimately, just another Sunday on the calendar. Albeit another odd one is this wild 2022 campaign.
Let’s look back on Sunday with our Fantasy Football Recap Week 9 and see what we can learn from another challenging Sunday.
As much as I love football, the Houston Astros are my team. Ever since I was very young. Well, the Stros and Oilers, but that didn’t work out.
However, being a fan of those teams in the 80s and 90s was integral to me growing up paranoid and insecure about ever seeing a championship. I swear no team in the history of sports was as brutal to their home fan base as those Oilers.
Love Ya Blue, but that franchise always came up short. 35-3 3rd quarter leads, 12-game winning streaks, sideline fisticuffs from coaches. No matter what, they always blew it.
And the Astros broke plenty of hearts along the way. 80, 86, 98, 2005..it was brutal.
Speaking of 2005, the Longhorns brought what was my personal favorite sports moment that year. Up until 2017, at least.
But, they needed to see that. Good or bad.
So when I prepared to take the very risky approach of watching the 2022 World Series Game 6 potential championship clincher with my fiance and her kids I took a risk. They’ve never seen me get really emotional. And good or bad, that was going to happen Saturday.
Generally, I’m still paranoid when it comes to blowing leads in the biggest moments. Something about the past…
However, I was oddly optimistic all day.
And my Houston Astros did it. It was a great moment for my future family. Also, I make no apologies for being obnoxious about repping the “cheaters.”
I believe I’ve earned it after decades of heartbreak.
With so few teams employing a workhorse running back, it is essential for us to track how coaches divide their backfield touches.
Here are the fantasy opportunities from some of Sunday’s backfields. Opportunities means carries plus targets.
Atlanta – Cordarrelle Patterson 23 snap, 14 opp; Tyler Allgeier 23 snaps, 11 opp.; Caleb Huntley 13 saaps, 7 opp.
Buffalo – Devin Singletary 47 snaps, 13 opp.; James Cook 14 snaps, 8 opp.; Nyheim Hines 3 snaps, 1 opp.
Carolina – D’Onta Foreman 21 snaps, 10 opp.; Raheem Blackshear 17 snaps, 9 opp; Spencer Brown 13 snaps, 6 opp.
Chicago – David Montgomery 52 snaps, 16 opp.; Khalil Herbert 21 snaps, 7 opp.
Detroit – Jamaal Williams 38 snaps, 24 opp.; Justin Jackson 13 snaps, 4 opp.; D’Andre Swift 10 snaps, 6 opp.
Green Bay – A.J. Dillon 49 snaps, 14 opp.; Aaron Jones 30 snaps, 11 opp.
Miami – Jeff Wilson 28 snaps, 12 opp.; Raheem Mostert 26 snaps, 10 opp.
New York Jets – Michael Carter 31 snaps, 13 opp.; James Robinson 25 snaps, 15 opp.
Washington – Antonio Gibson 36 snaps, 14 opp.; Brian Robinson 28 snaps, 15 opp.
Week 9 Preview
Week 10 byes: Baltimore, Cincinnati, New England, New York Jets
Lines courtesy Draftkings
Atlanta at Carolina (+2)
Houston at New York Giants (-6)
Detroit at Chicago (-2)
Seattle at Tampa Bay (-1)
Jacksonville at Kansas City (-9.5)
Cleveland at Miami (-4)
New Orleans at Pittsburgh (+2.5)
Minnesota at Buffalo (-7.5)
Denver at Tennessee (-2)
Indianapolis at Las Vegas (-4.5)
Arizona at Los Angeles Rams (-4)
Dallas at Green Bay (+4.5)
Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco (-4)
Washington at Philadelphia (-10.5)
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