Fantasy Football Week 9 Sleeper Picks: Running Backs
As we get deeper and deeper into the 2009 fantasy football season, sleeper picks are becoming more and more important to the success of your team. After all, most of us all have at least one spot on our roster where we wish we had a better player. So the key to filling that void is to go after the most unlikely to player to have a big day and have him have a big day.
How exactly do you do that?
Look at the matchups!
Here are our Week 9 fantasy football sleeper picks at the running back position:
Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers
Thomas’s season didn’t get off to best start, and perhaps that poor beginning has affected his entire season. However, the fact is that he was good coming into this season, and health permitting, he’ll be good leaving this season. Week 9 should be one of the times in which he is good, and the Panthers defense, or lack thereof, is the reason why. The Panthers have the 24th best rush defense in the NFL—that’s even the worst than the Detroit Lions! Not to mention, many people don’t realize that the Saints are a running football team. They run the ball to set up so many of the things they do in the passing game, and Pierre Thomas is a big part of that. But it won’t matter if you have Reggie Bush, Mike Bell or Thomas, there should be more than enough rushing yards to go around for the Saints backfield, but Thomas is my bet to be the running back sleeper pick of the week.
Julius Jones, Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions
Jones hasn’t exactly been the fantasy football force that his brother has been, but he could be worth a start in Week 9 of the fantasy football season. The Lions are a horrible, horrible team, and their rush defense is in line with that observation. They rank in the bottom-third of the league, and they are so bad, that they were the first team in the NFL to allow Steven Jackson to rush for a touchdown this season. So perhaps Jones is in line for a big day against the Lions as well. The Lions have to fly out to Seattle, where it’s very hard to win, and given how they defended the run this past week, it’s going to be hard for the Lions to win and defend the run in Week 9.
This is just one of our many fantasy football projections Week 9. If you are interested in more Week 9 fantasy football projections, predictions and picks, check out the articles below:
Fantasy Football Week 9 Rankings
1. Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings
2. Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings
3. Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings
4. Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings
5. Fantasy Football Overall Rankings
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