Week 9 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Tim Tebow and 5 Guys Who May Surprise You

Antonio BonkalskiContributor IIINovember 4, 2011

Week 9 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Tim Tebow and 5 Guys Who May Surprise You

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    Week 9 of fantasy football brings many new faces into the fantasy football mix as well as some old faces that might need some redemption this week.

    This week, there are many players that can stand out and dominate the fantasy ranks, but some players that could be available in your leagues may surprise you.

    Week 9's matchups are vital for some players, especially Tim Tebow, who needs a redemption game more than anybody.

    Here are five players that may surprise you this week in fantasy play.

Tim Tebow

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    Last week, fantasy owners saw the romp of Tim Tebow.

    He played as bad as any quarterback can possibly play. He threw for an average of 4.4 yards and a quarterback rating of 56.8. He also fumbled the ball three times (only lost one) and threw an interception.

    The funny thing is that he still finished as a top-12 quarterback in the ESPN standard scoring system.

    I know you may be bitter about last weeks performance but I believe that Tebow will come back and silence the haters this week with a solid performance.

    I am not saying he's the greatest quarterback, but he is a good fantasy player, especially with the match up he is put into.

    He's playing a Raiders team that allows decent numbers for fantasy quarterbacks, and Tebow might not play well as a quarterback but he will put up decent fantasy numbers.

    Tebow is sure to give the Broncos a rushing score and a late-game touchdown, so don't be afraid to start him. His dual-threat ability will prove successful for your team.

Sam Bradford

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    This is all If Bradford starts this week. His injury has been nagging him for the past couple of weeks, but I believe that this is the week Bradford will come back into the starting lineup and be in a great position to put up some fantasy points as well.

    He is playing the Arizona Cardinals who are weak against any passing game they play against.

    Before getting injured, Bradford had a 300-yard passing game against the stingy defense of the Packers and now when facing the Cardinals, Bradford is in line for a big game.

    If Bradford gets the nod to play Sunday, he is a good start for any fantasy team.

Brandon Jacobs

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    Brandon Jacobs may be in line for a nice day as well this weekend as the Giants face the Patriots.

    With the recent injury news on Ahmad Bradshaw, Jacobs may be the primary person in the Giants backfield.

    With Manning playing very well under center, the Giants are sure to be in the red zone a lot, and that is where Jacobs thrives.

    Look for Jacobs to have a surprising day with at least one short-yardage touchdown along with a decent amount of touches because of Bradshaw's injury.

    He may be worth putting in with his touchdown capabilities.

Mario Manningham

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    Another Giant will thrive in the matchup against the Patriots.

    It is a wide receiver, but it is Mario Manningham instead of Hakeem Nicks.

    Nicks has been facing a hamstring injury and will likely see less targets than his counterpart in Manningham.

    Manningham led the Giants in targets the last three weeks, and with Nicks facing an injury, he should see even more this week,

    The Patriots also are very vulnerable in the passing game and with Eli playing at his best, Manningham could be the beneficiary of many factors coming into play.

Shonn Green

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    Sticking in the New York area, it is proving time for Shonn Green.

    For Jets fans, waiting for Shonn Green to finally show what he did in the playoffs has been an every week battle. 

    For fantasy owners, the same problem exists. He has been playing off and on but has finally put decent numbers up the past couple weeks.

    Last week he had 112 yards and is always in line to have over 20 touches in a game.

    The Jets are finally finding their identity so they will need to build the run game versus the Bills to establish a passing game for Sanchez.

    It helps that the Bills give up the 13th-most fantasy points to opposing running backs, according to ESPN's fantasy scoring system.

    The Bills will also be without their enforcer Kyle Williams this week. 

    Even though the Bills are a dominant team this year, they can be vulnerable to the run game, and the Jets will try and expose that using Green. He is a good start for fantasy owners.