2013 Fantasy Football: NFL Week 9 Sleepers

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2013 Fantasy Football: NFL Week 9 Sleepers
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Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of Lester's Legends under-the-radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you this week.


Josh McCown, QB, Chicago Bears

Josh McCown didn't fall flat on his face when he took over for Jay Cutler. He went 14 of 20 for 204 yards and a touchdown against the Washington Redskins. He also ran for 33 yards and had a 119.6 passer rating.

McCown had the bye week to prepare for the Green Bay Packers. With Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte at his disposal, McCown has a chance to put up respectable numbers.


Trent Richardson, RB, Indianapolis Colts


I think I'm the last person alive that still has some faith in Trent Richardson.

He continues to flounder with just a 3.1 yards per carry average and just 57.6 total yards per game. T-Rich at least scored a touchdown in his first two games with the Indianapolis Colts but has been shutout in the past three games.

The Colts face the Houston Texans. The Texans are allowing 122.1 yards rushing and 0.9 touchdowns per game and just lost Brian Cushing.


Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers


Emmanuel Sanders had one bad game when he finished with one catch for seven yards in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens. On either side of that game are his two best performances of the year that featured each of his two touchdowns.

Taking the dud out of the mix, Sanders has averaged 9.2 targets per game. He's facing the New England Patriots in Week 9. The Pats have been significantly better defending the pass this year, but Ben Roethlisberger has the ability to make big plays to Sanders and Co.


Tim Wright, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Tim Wright is averaging 4.8 receptions for 48.8 yards and 0.3 touchdowns in his past four games. He scored his first touchdown last week and should see an increase in goal-line targets with Mike Williams out.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will struggle to run the ball against the Seattle Seahawks, which should lead to a healthy dose of targets for Wright.


Dallas Cowboys Defense


The Dallas Cowboys have allowed more yards per game (422.5) than any other defense in the NFL, but they are middle-of-the-pack in scoring defense (23.3 points per game allowed), meaning they bend, but they don't necessarily break.

The Boys have 21 sacks and have forced 19 turnovers. Dallas takes on the Minnesota Vikings and their quarterback carousel. The Vikes rank 29th in total offense (305.9 yards per game), and they have turned the ball over 15 times.


Graham Gano, K, Carolina Panthers


Graham Gano has 50 points on 10 field goals and 20 extra points. Look for a solid game against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have allowed 17 field goals and 19 extra points.



Also check out Lester's Legends Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings.

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