NFL Week 9 Fantasy Fill-ins
Bye weeks are here. I’ve uncovered some guys you can plug in to your lineup if you are dealing with byes, an injury, or tough matchups. Check back following the games to see the stat line of guys profiled.
David Garrard - Cincinnati is decent in terms of yardage allowed ranking 8th with 191.1 ypg. However, they are 30th with 13 TD passes allowed. That fits David Garrard’s M.O. for the week. I don’t expect a huge yardage day out of him, but I would expect multiple scores. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ran one in as well.
Stat Line: 23 of 38 for 229 yards, INT, 6 carries for 23 yards
Kevin Faulk - For some reason I think the Patriots will rely on their Old Reliable Kevin Faulk this week as they take on the rival Indianapolis Colts. Faulk will pick up yards both on the ground and through the air.
Stat Line: 10 carries for 60 yards, 5 catches for 38 yards
Tim Hightower - It appears that Hightower’s role in the Offense will increase. He is always a threat to score, and with additional carries, he could finally put up some respectable yardage. He’s facing St. Louis, so a nice fantasy day could be in store for the big man.
Stat Line: 22 carries for 109 yards, TD
Greg Camarillo - Miami faces Denver this week, who is 28th in the league with 240 passing yards allowed per game. Camarillo is averaging 4.5 receptions per game. They will probably be playing from behind so I expect Camarillo to get his hands on 7 or 8 passes for about 70 yards. He could even find his way into the endzone, which would make him that much sweeter.
Stat Line: 11 catches for 111 yards
Reggie Williams - After catching 10 TDs last year, Williams waited until Week 8 to catch his first one this year. He was streaky last year catching three TDs in four weeks on two occasions and four straight games with a TD to finish the year. He faces Cincinnati this week so it’s not unlikely that he catches one of Garrard’s aforementiond TD passes.
Stat Line: 2 catches for 12 yards. Sorry.
Donald Lee - Think the Packers noticed that Dallas Clark scored two TDs vs. Tennessee on MNF? I do. He has just four catches to past two games. My guess is Green Bay tries to get their big man going this week, especially if Ryan Grant struggle at the goal line.
Stat Line: 3 catches for 22 yards. Sorry.
Dan Carpenter - The teams that allow the most FGs are either on bye (NO, SF, SD) or they are facing the top scoring kickers (Carney, Gostkowski, Akers). I had to dig a little deeper, but I found Dan Carpenter who faces Denver. The Broncos have allowed 16 FGs (23rd in league) and 59 points (21st). Carpenter is 8 for 10 on FGs and 17 for 17 on PATs.
Stat Line: 4 FGs, 2 PATs
Arizona - The Cardinals face St. Louis, who despite looking better in recent weeks, has allowed 24 Sacks (27th in the league). That doesn’t bold well for them since Arizona is tied for 6th in the league with 19 Sacks. They should be able to get Bulger to the ground, as well as force some turnovers.
Stat Line: 2 Sacks, 2 INTs, Fumble, TD
Check back after the games to see an updated stat line.