Week 9 is packed full of great matchups ranging from Ravens – Colts, Bears – Titans, and another hall of fame showdown with Drew Brees and Tom Brady.
But there is a lot of fantasy football talent that continues to float under-the-radar. I have five players for you to keep an eye out on this weekend.
Jaguars RB James Robinson
It has been a silent but effective story with Jaguars running back James Robinson. An undrafted rookie that was given the golden ticket to start in an NFL backfield. 107 rushes, 481 yards and four touchdowns. Also, he has been a highly underrated pass catching back with 27 receptions and two touchdowns. While this is categorized as a “rivalry. With the quarterback position in flux, they will be leaning on the running game against one of the worst rush defenses. Yeah, they are playing the Houston Texans.
Fantasy prediction: 22 points
Bills RB Zack Moss
After dealing with a toe injury, there were questions around Zack Moss, the rookie back from Utah. In the last two weeks, he has been slowly earning more game reps. He is coming off a breakout game where he had a season-high 14 rushes for 81 yards and two touchdowns. His next test is against the 6-1 Seattle Seahawks, however, it will be at home and it could lead to back to back solid performances. I see Moss making his name known in the league.
Fantasy prediction: 18 points
Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr.
Detroit will be without their best receiver in Kenny Golladay vs the Vikings. The Lions were reeling after their embarrassing home loss to the Colts. Marvin Jones Jr. stepped up as a solid red-zone target with two touchdowns (off seven targets). He will see more targets this weekend against a 30th ranked pass defense that has given up 17 touchdowns this year. In the last three and a half years he has 26 touchdowns overall. He’s reliable and knows how to put points on the board.
Fantasy prediction: 20 points
Raiders RB Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs is going to be a future star in this league. While he dealt with recovering from a injury, his carries and productivity were down but then he played in frigid Cleveland sporting huge numbers. While it was low scoring, Jacobs was the best player on the field for the Raiders. 31 rushes and 128 yards. They stay on the road but to battle the potentially high scoring Chargers. Last week they gave up over 100 yards and a touchdown to Broncos back Phillip Lindsey. Imagine what Jacobs will do.
Fantasy prediction: 18 points
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray
I know everyone is high on the Dolphins but the one team that you should be watching for is the Arizona Cardinals. The reason? The incredible versatility of quarterback Kyler Murray. In three of the last four weeks, Murray has had a quarterback rating of 100 or more. In his first three games, he threw five interceptions. Since then, only two. He’s quickly improving week by week and building a strong rapport with DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and tight end Dan Arnold. The Dolphins defense is stout but they give up over 370 yards per game.
Fantasy prediction: 25 points