Fantasy Football 2011: Musts, Trusts and Busts (Week 9)
This weeks MTB rankings have Dwayne Bowe listed as the National Football Leagues top fantasy football option at wide receiver.
Mostly due in large part to the combination of the Week 9 bye-week (Calvin Johnson) and a lingering right hamstring injury suffered by another "elite" wide receiver (Andre Johnson.)
But don't get confused, in my opinion there are three tiers of talent at the wide receiver position as far as fantasy football is concerned. Bowe finds himself in tier-two, but just short of tier-one.
Also known as half of the NFC North.
Unfortunately, the other half of the NFC North is on a bye this week with Detroit and Minnesota looking to get healthy. Which ultimately means that we miss out on production from guys like Calvin Johnson and Adrian Peterson.
In this time of crisis comes the Musts, Trusts and Busts rankings with my Week 9 formula for success.
1. Arian Foster
2. Michael Turner
3. LeSean McCoy
4. Matt Forte
5. Ray Rice
Trusts: Fred Jackson, Frank Gore, Steven Jackson, Michael Bush
Busts: LeGarrette Blount, Chris Johnson, Delone Carter, Ryan Grant
Big Name Byes: Adrian Peterson, Maurice Jones-Drew
Bye Week Fill-in: Demarco Murray, Shonn Greene, Darren Sproles, Jackie Battle
1. Dwayne Bowe
2. Roddy White
3. Greg Jennings
4. Mike Wallace
5. Wes Welker
Trusts: Larry Fitzgerald, Miles Austin, A.J. Green, DeSean Jackson, Vincent Jackson, Mario Manningham
Busts: Steve Johnson, Nate Washington, Reggie Wayne, Mike Williams (TB)
Big Name Byes: Calvin Johnson, Steve Smith, Percy Harvin
Bye Week Fill-in: Jordy Nelson, Brandon Lloyd, Pierre Garcon, Julio Jones