Week 9 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Michael Vick and QBs You Must Start

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 4, 2011

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 30:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on October 30, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Elite NFL quarterbacks are hard to come by, but in Week 9, there are three signal-callers you should start without a second thought.

The quarterback position will be the make-or-break slot in fantasy football for the rest of the season, meaning you need to start the right guy in the top slot of your roster for the rest of the season.

Are you worried this is going to happen to your quarterback? I know it was the playoffs, but it sent Jake Delhomme’s career into a downward spiral.

Here are three QBs poised to have a big game in Week 9.

Michael Vick

Vick showed the world he can still get it done from the pocket against the Dallas Cowboys last week.

However, the Chicago Bears offer a completely different obstacle. The Bears ended a six-game winning streak for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010 with a 31-26 win.

With all the options and speed around him, Vick just needs to avoid throwing into triple coverage and he’ll put up big numbers without tossing interceptions.

Aaron Rodgers

If you passed up on Rodgers in your fantasy draft, you are probably slapping yourself in the face on a daily basis.

This day will forever live in NFL infamy, as you wouldn’t be the first to pass up on Rodgers. Torry Holt nails a prediction at the end of the video, by the way.

This week, Rodgers is up against the San Diego Chargers. Even if the Chargers hadn’t allowed a passing touchdown all season, I’d start Rodgers in Week 9. However, the Bolts allow 283.4 passing yards per contest.

Consider the Chargers toasted.

Ben Roethlisberger

Big Ben is on a four-game tear. He’s thrown 11 touchdowns in his last four outings, which all resulted in wins for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s also only thrown two picks in those games after starting the season with three TDs and five INTs in the first four games.

One of those games was a one-touchdown, three-interception performance by Roethlisberger against the Baltimore Ravens in the season opener. He also lost two fumbles in the 34-7 loss.

In two games against the Ravens last season, Big Ben threw three touchdowns and only one pick. The Steelers won both games.

Expect Roethlisberger to stay on track against rival Baltimore.