NFL Scores Week 9: Top Fantasy Stars, Results and Latest Team Stats

Kristopher Knox@@kris_knoxFeatured ColumnistNovember 3, 2019

Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde (23) before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
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Minshew Mania may be over. Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew II stumbled in London on Sunday, completing just 27 of 47 pass attempts for 309 yards and committing four turnovers. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, racked up 410 yards of offense en route to a 26-3 victory.

Minshew's poor performance won't necessarily end his run as the Jaguars' starting quarterback, but it does make the looming decision with a soon-to-be-ready-to-be-activated Nick Foles all the more interesting.

"It's not one game. It'll be a body of work," Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said, per ESPN's Michael DiRocco.

While Minshew struggled, players like Jimmy Garoppolo, Carlos Hyde and Christian McCaffrey shined, leading their respective teams—and many fantasy managers—to victory in Week 9.

Here, we'll examine the top fantasy performers and the full results of the week.


NFL Week 9 Results and Fantasy Stars

San Francisco 49ers 28, Arizona Cardinals 25 (Thursday)

QB Jimmy Garoppolo: 317 passing yards, four TDs

WR Emmanuel Sanders: seven receptions, 112 receiving yards, one TD


Houston Texans 26, Jacksonville Jaguars 3

RB Carlos Hyde: 160 rushing yards

RB Duke Johnson Jr.: 13 rushing yards, five receptions, 68 receiving yards, one TD


Buffalo Bills 24, Washington Redskins 9

RB Devin Singletary: 95 rushing yards, three receptions, 45 receiving yards, one TD

WR John Brown: four receptions, 76 receiving yards


Philadelphia Eagles 22, Chicago Bears 14

RB David Montgomery: 40 rushing yards, three receptions, 36 receiving yards, two TDs

TE Zach Ertz: nine receptions, 103 receiving yards, one TD


Kansas City Chiefs 26, Minnesota Vikings 23

QB Kirk Cousins: 220 passing yards, three TDs

RB Damien Williams: 125 rushing yards, two receptions, three receiving yards, one TD


Pittsburgh Steelers 26, Indianapolis Colts 24

RB Jaylen Samuels: 10 rushing yards, 13 receptions, 73 receiving yards

WR Zach Pascal: five receptions, 76 receiving yards, one TD


Carolina Panthers 30, Tennessee Titans 20

RB Christian McCaffrey: 146 rushing yards, three receptions, 20 receptions, three TDs

WR DJ Moore: seven receptions, 101 receiving yards


Miami Dolphins 26, New York Jets 18

RB Le'Veon Bell: 66 rushing yards, eight receptions, 55 receiving yards

WR DeVante Parker: four receptions, 57 receiving yards, one TD


Oakland Raiders 31, Detroit Lions 24

RB Josh Jacobs: 120 rushing yards, two TDs

WR Marvin Jones Jr.: eight receptions, 126 receiving yards, one TD


Los Angeles Chargers 26, Green Bay Packers 11

RB Melvin Gordon III: 80 rushing yards, three receptions, 29 receiving yards, two TDs

RB Jamaal Williams: 10 rushing yards, six receptions, 39 receiving yards, one TD


Denver Broncos 24, Cleveland Browns 19

TE Noah Fant: three receptions, 115 receiving yards, one TD

WR Jarvis Landry: six receptions, 51 receiving yards, one TD


Seattle Seahawks 40, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 (OT)

WR Tyler Lockett: 13 receptions, 152 receiving yards, two TDs

QB Russell Wilson: 378 passing yards, five passing TDs, 21 rushing yards


Baltimore Ravens 37, New England Patriots 20

QB Lamar Jackson: 163 passing yards, one passing TD, 61 rushing yards, two rushing TDs

WR Mohamed Sanu: 10 receptions, 81 receiving yards, one TD


Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson Jr., RBs, Houston Texans

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Duke Johnson of Houston Texans gets past Najee Goode of Jacksonville Jaguars during the NFL game between Houston Texans and  Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on November 03, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Dav
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While some Jaguars fans may blame Minshew for Jacksonville's loss, running backs Carlos Hyde and Duke  Johnson Jr. deserve a lot of credit for delivering a win to Houston. 

Hyde and Johnson helped the Texans total 216 yards on the ground, with Hyde responsible for 160. While Johnson only chipped in 13 rushing yards, he added another 68 and a touchdown as a pass-catcher.

Regardless of which Texans back you may have started in fantasy, you were rewarded if you started either. Houston has been rewarded for putting its faith in the Cleveland Browns' former backfield duo.

The Texans traded for Johnson during the offseason and then traded for Hyde after starter Lamar Miller was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Hyde and Johnson have combined for 993 rushing yards, 250 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 2019.


Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills

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Buffalo Bills rookie running back Devin Singletary made his return from injury in Week 7. In Week 9, he made a statement.

The Florida Atlantic product rushed for 95 yards, caught three passes for 45 yards and found the end zone. He was the most consistent and productive piece of a Bills offense that amassed just 268 yards of offense against the Washington Redskins. He also led all Bills players with 20 rushing attempts.

Fellow running back Frank Gore had 11 carries for just 15 yards.

If Sunday's workload split is indicative of Buffalo's plans moving forward, Singletary could now be the centerpiece of the rushing attack. This is good news for Singletary owners and not so good for managers holding onto Gore. 


Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers

Another week meant another big day for Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey. The Stanford product has a habit of making stellar performances seem routine, but what he did against the Tennessee Titans was remarkable.

McCaffrey rushed for 146 yards, caught three passes for 20 yards and scored three touchdowns, including an impressive 58-yarder.

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This marked the third time this season that McCaffrey has scored a touchdown from at least 50 yards out. The third-year running back is not only an elite playmaker—he's a legitimate MVP candidate.

Through eight games, McCaffrey has 881 rushing yards, 363 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns.


Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

In perhaps the most exciting game of Sunday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks went back and forth in a shootout that couldn't be contained by regulation.

The Seahawks found themselves down 21-13 at halftime, but they battled back to take a fourth-quarter lead and win in overtime.

While the Seahawks might have liked to have a more comfortable home win, the shootout that took place was a boon to fantasy managers. Several players went off in the game, including Mike Evans (180 yards, one TD), Tyler Lockett (152 yards, two TDs) and DK Metcalf (123 yards, one TD).

However, no player shined brighter than Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. He carved up the Buccaneers defense to the tune of 378 passing yards and five touchdowns, capped off by the game-winner.


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Seattle needed a huge day from Wilson to pull out the win. Plenty of fantasy managers are glad it did.


Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

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The New England Patriots came into Sunday night with a perfect 8-0 record. The Baltimore Ravens weren't intimidated.

Thanks largely to the strong play of quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Ravens dropped 37 points on a Patriots defense that came in allowing just 7.6 points per game. Jackson threw for 163 yards, rushed for 61 more and scored three total touchdowns.

For the season, Jackson now has 1,813 passing yards12 passing touchdown, 637 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.

Jackson has been a must-start in fantasy all season long, and he will remain so moving forward—and especially in Week 10. The Ravens will take on the Cincinnati Bengals, who have allowed an average 435.8 yards per game, most in the NFL.


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