Week 9 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Michael Vick and 4 QBs to Start

Matt LeirdahlContributor IIINovember 4, 2011

Week 9 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Michael Vick and 4 QBs to Start

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    Michael Vick and Matt Ryan may be some of the safest quarterbacks to start during Week 9. There are also several other quarterbacks with very good matchups.

    2011 has been the year of the quarterback in fantasy football and that trend will no doubt continue in Week 9.

    Look for big fantasy football performances out of quarterbacks across the NFL in Week 9.

    Here are four quarterbacks that you must start. 

Philip Rivers

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    Philip Rivers has been very disappointing to fantasy football owners so far this season. However, he may finally have a big turnaround in Week 9.

    In Week 8, he threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns. 

    This week, Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are taking on the Green Bay Packers, who have the second worst passing defense in the league. 

    They give up an average of 288.9 yards per game. 

    When the Packers start to score big behind their high-powered offense, the Chargers will need to catch up quickly. 

    They will do this through the air, due the Packers' poor pass defense and the fact that RB Mike Tolbert is still struggling with a hamstring injury. 

Michael Vick

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    As always, Michael Vick is poised to have a great week of fantasy football.

    The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a big win against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.

    Michael Vick had two touchdowns and 279 yards against a pretty good Dallas defense.

    In Week 9, the Eagles are playing the Chicago Bears, who have a very weak pass defense.

    The Bears give up more that 270 yards per game.  

    This means that Vick will be able to do considerable damage in the air in addition to his usual domination on the ground.

    Look for a big week from Vick.

Tony Romo

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    Coming off an embarrassing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8, the Dallas Cowboys are ready to destroy the Seattle Seahawks. 

    Pete Carroll's team have a mediocre pass defense—one that Tony Romo should be able to cut through. 

    The Seahawks give up 23.1 points per game and 237.1 passing yards per game. 

    As the Seahawks have a solid run defense, look for the Cowboys to lean heavily on the pass. This will mean more scoring opportunities for Romo. 

    Not to mention the fact that RB Felix Jones is listed as questionable for the game against the Seahawks, which will limit the Cowboys' effectiveness running the ball. 

Matt Ryan

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    In Week 9, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are playing what may be the worst team in the NFL in the Indianapolis Colts.

    The Colts give up more than 30 points per game. This creates good scoring opportunities for Matt Ryan. 

    The Colts don't take the ball away from quarterbacks much, either. They only have three interceptions this season. 

    Matt Ryan has not played his best this year. However, he will no doubt have a good game against the Colts. He should be well-rested from the bye in Week 8.