Week 9 NFL Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Ryan Grant's Time to Shine

Wayne MakelaContributor INovember 5, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 18: Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 26-0.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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NFLSoup's Start/Sit calls rang true for the second straight week, as Wayne Makela's picks went 6-2.

Here are eight more solid picks to get you through the fantasy week. For all other Fantasy Football Advice and Tips, head over to NFLSoup.com .


QB Carson Palmer, CIN vs. BAL

Palmer is coming off a bye week and a game where he torched the Bears.  He comes into this week’s home game against the Ravens with nearly 1000 yards, 9 TD, and 3 INT in his last four games, making him one of the hottest QBs in the league.

Projected stats: 25/33, 289 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

WR Wes Welker, NE vs. MIA

Welker goes up against his ex-mates for the first time this year.  Last year, he amassed 14 catches for 175 yards against the Fins.  With Tom Brady back at the helm in 2007, Welker had 14 catches for 187 yards and 2 TD versus Miami.  Brady is better than ever, so look for these two to hook up often on Sunday.

Projected stats: 10 catches, 121 yards, TD

RB Ryan Grant, GB @ TB

Grant is finally beginning to show glimpses of his magical 2007 season when the Packers made a run to the NFC championship.  The offensive line is still a mess, but against the Bucs, Grant should be poised for a huge day.

Projected stats: 22 rushes, 139 yards, 1 TD, 2 catches, 12 yards

TE Antonio Gates, SD @ NYG

Gates struggled to get involved against a Raiders defense that was surrounding him all game.  This opened up lanes on the outside.  Expect the Giants to take away the big plays first, after seeing film from the Oakland game, and expect Gates to be big.

Projected stats: 7 catches, 110 yards, 1 TD


QB Matt Schaub, HOU @ IND

The injury of TE Owen Daniels is a huge blow to the Texans offense.  With a RB controversy brewing in addition to the injury bug, the Texans’ offense may struggle, especially against a surprisingly good Colts defense.

Projected stats: 18/38, 212 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT

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