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Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts

Nov 7, 2020

Here’s a look at fantasy football rankings from our most accurate experts of the 2020 season. These rankings are for half-PPR scoring fantasy football formats.

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Week 9 Quarterback Rankings

RK PLAYER NAME TEAM OPP MATCHUP RATING START/SIT PROJ. FPTS AVG. POINTS (?) % GAMES (?) OPPORTUNITY (?) EFFICIENCY (?)
1 Patrick Mahomes II KC vs. CAR 3.8 A+ 24.2 1.1 46% (7/15) 3% Great
2 Russell Wilson SEA at BUF 6.6 A 23.8 2.6 46% (7/15) 1% Great
3 Deshaun Watson HOU at JAC 8.2 A 23.2 1.1 50% (7/14) 6% Great
4 Kyler Murray ARI vs. MIA 4 A 22.7 5.2 73% (11/15) 13% Great
5 Josh Allen BUF vs. SEA 7.2 A 21.9 2.4 58% (10/17) 10% Great
6 Justin Herbert LAC vs. LV 7 A 21.2 10.7 83% (5/6) 4% Great
7 Tom Brady TB vs. NO 8 B+ 20.6 0.6 37% (6/16) 3% Great
8 Aaron Rodgers GB at SF 6 B+ 19.9 -0.9 40% (6/15) 0% Great
9 Lamar Jackson BAL at IND 5.6 B+ 19.4 2.3 60% (9/15) 7% Great
10 Ben Roethlisberger PIT at DAL 5 B 19.1 0.2 57% (4/7) 4% Great
11 Matt Ryan ATL vs. DEN 4.2 B- 18.8 -0.5 43% (7/16) 1% Great
12 Ryan Tannehill TEN vs. CHI 2.4 B- 18.5 6 73% (11/15) 1% Great
13 Cam Newton NE at NYJ 4.6 C+ 18.2 -0.4 66% (4/6) 24% Good
14 Derek Carr LV at LAC 5.4 C+ 17.9 1.7 62% (10/16) 4% Great
15 Drew Brees NO at TB 3.6 C 17.5 2.8 66% (10/15) 4% Great
16 Teddy Bridgewater CAR at KC 5.4 C 17.1 0.1 33% (5/15) 3% Great
17 Drew Lock DEN at ATL 8.8 C 16.7 -1.1 36% (4/11) 5% Poor
18 Kirk Cousins MIN vs. DET 6 C- 16.2 0.1 50% (7/14) 0% Great
19 Matthew Stafford DET at MIN 7 D+ 15.7 1.6 62% (5/8) 1% Great
20 Daniel Jones NYG at WAS 7.2 D 15.2 1.4 42% (6/14) 1% Average

 
Justin Herbert (LAC)
Herbert continues to play out of his mind this season and he’s firmly in the weekly QB1 conversation. Against the Raiders defense, Herbert should be viewed as a borderline top-5 option.

Drew Brees (NO)
Brees should get some help back this week, but he has an extremely tough matchup in front of him. The Buccaneers are currently the most difficult matchup in the entire NFL for opposing QBs and they’re going to make life very difficult on Brees all game long. Brees is a mid-range QB2 this week that doesn’t possess much upside.

Week 9 Running Back Rankings

RK PLAYER NAME TEAM OPP MATCHUP RATING START/SIT PROJ. FPTS AVG. POINTS (?) % GAMES (?) OPPORTUNITY (?) EFFICIENCY (?)
1 Dalvin Cook MIN vs. DET 7.4 A+ 20 1.9 50% (6/12) 24% Great
2 Alvin Kamara NO at TB 6.2 A+ 19.7 0.3 40% (6/15) 21% Great
3 Derrick Henry TEN vs. CHI 7.2 A+ 19.1 5.1 64% (9/14) 29% Great
4 Christian McCaffrey CAR at KC 9 A 18 2.1 72% (8/11) 22% Good
5 James Conner PIT at DAL 8.2 A 16.8 -2.1 50% (5/10) 25% Great
6 James Robinson JAC vs. HOU 9.4 A 16.6 3.9 57% (4/7) 14% Great
7 Chase Edmonds ARI vs. MIA 8 A 15.8 1.5 36% (4/11) 11% Great
8 Josh Jacobs LV at LAC 4.2 A 14.1 -1.9 30% (4/13) 25% Great
9 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs. CAR 7.8 A- 13.6 -2.5 37% (3/8) 19% Average
10 David Johnson HOU at JAC 4.8 A- 13.6 -2.2 21% (3/14) 27% Good
11 Todd Gurley II ATL vs. DEN 4.2 A- 13.3 0.2 56% (9/16) 20% Great
12 Antonio Gibson WAS vs. NYG 6 B+ 13.2 1 57% (4/7) 14% Great
13 David Montgomery CHI at TEN 5.6 B+ 13.1 -0.7 29% (5/17) 20% Average
14 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. PIT 5.2 B 12.9 -1.5 41% (7/17) 29% Great
15 Aaron Jones GB at SF 5.2 B+ 12.6 1.9 53% (7/13) 22% Great
16 Justin Jackson LAC vs. LV 7.4 B 12.1 0.5 60% (6/10) 2% Awful
17 D’Andre Swift DET at MIN 4.6 B 11.6 3.1 71% (5/7) 15% Great
18 JaMycal Hasty SF vs. GB 9.2 B 11.2 0.4 50% (3/6) 6% Average
19 J.K. Dobbins BAL at IND 5.4 B 10.8 1.1 57% (4/7) 6% Great
20 Leonard Fournette TB vs. NO 3.4 B- 10.5 -1.5 23% (3/13) 9% Good
21 Melvin Gordon III DEN at ATL 4.6 B- 10.5 1.2 57% (8/14) 16% Great
22 Damien Harris NE at NYJ 8 B- 10.1 0.9 28% (2/7) 5% Great
23 Jonathan Taylor IND vs. BAL 3.2 C+ 9.9 -2 42% (3/7) 20% Average
24 Jerick McKinnon SF vs. GB 8.4 C+ 9.3 0 62% (5/8) 8% Great
25 Zack Moss BUF vs. SEA 4.6 C+ 9 2.5 60% (3/5) 13% Good
26 Ronald Jones II TB vs. NO 2.8 C+ 8.7 0.6 52% (9/17) 12% Great
27 DeeJay Dallas SEA at BUF 6.2 C+ 8.6 3.5 60% (3/5) 20% Poor
28 Le’Veon Bell KC vs. CAR 7.8 C 8.5 -2.7 16% (2/12) 3% Awful
29 Devin Singletary BUF vs. SEA 5.2 C 7.8 -1.6 43% (7/16) 9% Average
30 Phillip Lindsay DEN at ATL 4.2 C 7.4 -1.4 41% (5/12) 10% Average
31 Gus Edwards BAL at IND 4.6 C 7.3 1.9 43% (7/16) 7% Great
32 Joshua Kelley LAC vs. LV 7.6 C 7.2 -0.5 42% (3/7) 12% Average
33 Wayne Gallman NYG at WAS 5.4 C- 7.1 0.5 33% (4/12) 10% Great
34 Lamical Perine NYJ vs. NE 7.2 C 6.9 -0.7 28% (2/7) 4% Great
35 James White NE at NYJ 5.6 C- 6.7 0.1 46% (6/13) 4% Awful
36 J.D. McKissic WAS vs. NYG 7.8 C- 6.6 -0.2 43% (7/16) 5% Awful
37 Nyheim Hines IND vs. BAL 3.6 C- 6.6 1.8 56% (9/16) 9% Great
38 Jordan Wilkins IND vs. BAL 3 C- 6.6 1.5 42% (6/14) 5% Good
39 Adrian Peterson DET at MIN 5 D+ 6.5 1 53% (8/15) 9% Great
40 Latavius Murray NO at TB 4.8 D 6.5 -0.5 33% (5/15) 8% Good
41 Tyler Ervin GB at SF 4.4 D 6.4 0.2 33% (3/9) 2% Awful
42 Brian Hill ATL vs. DEN 5.2 D 6.3 0.6 43% (7/16) 4% Great
43 Rex Burkhead NE at NYJ 7 D- 6 1.4 46% (7/15) 12% Great
44 Mike Davis CAR at KC 8.6 D 5.9 0 30% (4/13) 20% Good
45 Jordan Howard MIA at ARI D 5.5 -0.4 57% (4/7) 27% Average
46 Frank Gore NYJ vs. NE 6.8 D- 5.3 -2 23% (4/17) 5% Awful
47 Tony Pollard DAL vs. PIT 5 F 5.2 1.7 50% (8/16) 3% Great
48 Alexander Mattison MIN vs. DET 7.8 F 5.2 -0.4 41% (5/12) 8% Average
49 Dexter Williams GB at SF 4.4 F 4.9 -0.5 0% (0/6) 0% N/A
50 Duke Johnson Jr. HOU at JAC 5.6 F 4.9 -0.4 38% (5/13) 5% Awful

 
J.K. Dobbins (BAL)
Dobbins averaged a ridiculous 7.5 YPC on 15 opportunities last week against a stout Steelers run defense. He’s an incredibly talented RB and he may have carved out a significant role for himself in this offense, even when Ingram comes back into the lineup. Against the Colts, Dobbins can be started as a low-end RB2 yet again.

Damien Harris (NE)
Harris has emerged as a solid fantasy option in this Patriots backfield. While it feels weird to write that sentence, it’s true. He’s seeing plenty of carries in this offense and he was even able to find the end zone last week. Against the Jets defense, the Patriots should lean on Harris in this one and he can be viewed as a safe, low-end RB2 option.

Le’Veon Bell (KC)
Bell should see enough volume to be a bye week fill-in option, but you’re going to need him to find the end zone to finish within the top-24 this week.

Week 9 Wide Receiver Rankings

RK PLAYER NAME TEAM OPP MATCHUP RATING START/SIT PROJ. FPTS AVG. POINTS (?) % GAMES (?) OPPORTUNITY (?) EFFICIENCY (?)
1 Davante Adams GB at SF 5.4 A+ 19 1.4 61% (8/13) 20% Great
2 DeAndre Hopkins ARI vs. MIA 3.6 A+ 17 -0.2 57% (8/14) 12% Great
3 Julio Jones ATL vs. DEN 5.2 A+ 17 -1.1 38% (5/13) 16% Average
4 Stefon Diggs BUF vs. SEA 7.4 A+ 16 -2.6 25% (4/16) 10% Good
5 Tyreek Hill KC vs. CAR 4.2 A+ 16 -1.1 50% (8/16) 14% Great
6 D.K. Metcalf SEA at BUF 7.2 A 15.2 1.7 46% (7/15) 13% Great
7 Tyler Lockett SEA at BUF 6.8 A 14.7 -0.5 33% (5/15) 16% Great
8 Keenan Allen LAC vs. LV 6.2 A 14.7 -0.2 53% (8/15) 14% Good
9 Adam Thielen MIN vs. DET 4.6 A 14.6 -2.8 27% (3/11) 18% Great
10 Terry McLaurin WAS vs. NYG 6.6 A 14.4 -0.8 35% (5/14) 12% Good
11 Allen Robinson II CHI at TEN 6.2 A 14.2 -0.6 47% (8/17) 19% Good
12 A.J. Brown TEN vs. CHI 6.2 A 13.6 3.9 69% (9/13) 12% Great
13 Will Fuller V HOU at JAC 7.8 A 13.3 -0.5 54% (6/11) 14% Great
14 Robby Anderson CAR at KC 4.6 A 12.8 0.9 58% (10/17) 11% Poor
15 Justin Jefferson MIN vs. DET 4.4 A 12.7 3.8 42% (3/7) 9% Great
16 Mike Evans TB vs. NO 9.8 A- 12.2 -2.1 46% (6/13) 10% Great
17 D.J. Moore CAR at KC 4.4 A- 12.2 0 56% (9/16) 10% Great
18 Chase Claypool PIT at DAL 7 A- 12.1 5.6 71% (5/7) 14% Great
19 Brandin Cooks HOU at JAC 7.6 A- 12 -0.5 38% (5/13) 11% Good
20 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT at DAL 6.4 B+ 11.9 -3.7 33% (4/12) 11% Great
21 Marquise Brown BAL at IND 5.6 B+ 11.5 -2.5 33% (5/15) 21% Average
22 Diontae Johnson PIT at DAL 7 B+ 11.3 -0.5 33% (5/15) 9% Great
23 Michael Thomas NO at TB 5 A- 11.2 -2.8 66% (6/9) 13% Awful
24 Mike Williams LAC vs. LV 6.6 B 11.2 0.4 50% (7/14) 13% Good
25 Marvin Jones Jr. DET at MIN 6.8 B 10.9 0.3 50% (6/12) 17% Good
26 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC vs. HOU 7.4 B 10.8 -2.4 15% (2/13) 13% Great
27 Amari Cooper DAL vs. PIT 6.4 B 10.6 -2.4 35% (6/17) 12% Good
28 DeVante Parker MIA at ARI 7.6 B 10.2 1.3 50% (8/16) 6% Great
29 Corey Davis TEN vs. CHI 4.4 B 10.2 0.1 38% (5/13) 9% Great
30 Jerry Jeudy DEN at ATL 6 B- 10.1 -1 42% (3/7) 7% Good
31 Darius Slayton NYG at WAS 6.2 B- 10.1 1 37% (6/16) 19% Good
32 Antonio Brown TB vs. NO 9.8 C+ 9.9 0% N/A
33 Christian Kirk ARI vs. MIA 5 B- 9.5 0.1 50% (7/14) 13% Great
34 Cole Beasley BUF vs. SEA 5.6 C+ 9.5 2.4 75% (12/16) 8% Good
35 Sterling Shepard NYG at WAS 7 C+ 9.3 -1.1 36% (4/11) 14% Poor
36 John Brown BUF vs. SEA 6.6 C+ 9.1 -1 35% (5/14) 7% Good
37 Mecole Hardman KC vs. CAR 4 C+ 8.9 1 50% (8/16) 3% Great
38 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs. PIT 7.2 C+ 8.9 1.1 62% (5/8) 11% Good
39 Henry Ruggs III LV at LAC 5.4 C+ 8.8 -1.3 40% (2/5) 7% Good
40 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs. HOU 7.8 C 8.7 -0.4 57% (4/7) 7% Good
41 Curtis Samuel CAR at KC 4.6 C 8.7 -0.3 50% (8/16) 7% Great
42 Jakobi Meyers NE at NYJ 6.2 C 8.7 -0.5 36% (4/11) 1% Awful
43 Darnell Mooney CHI at TEN 6.8 C 8.6 2 50% (4/8) 8% Great
44 Russell Gage ATL vs. DEN 4.4 C 8.6 0.6 56% (9/16) 9% Poor
45 Randall Cobb HOU at JAC 7.2 C 8 2.5 62% (10/16) 8% Great
46 Michael Gallup DAL vs. PIT 6.8 C 8 -0.6 47% (8/17) 12% Poor
47 Preston Williams MIA at ARI 6.8 C 8 -0.6 28% (2/7) 10% Great
48 Keelan Cole Sr. JAC vs. HOU 7.2 C 7.9 1.6 50% (7/14) 10% Great
49 Trent Taylor SF vs. GB 2.6 C 7.5 -0.9 37% (3/8) 6% Awful
50 Denzel Mims NYJ vs. NE 6.2 C- 7.4 -1.3 33% (1/3) 14% Awful

 
Mike Evans (TB)
Evans is coming off a nice fantasy performance, but he now faces an uphill battle to see significant targets in this offense. If you still have Evans, I’d advise you to try and sell high right now before this game. Evans is now a touchdown-dependent WR3 that is unlikely to see significant targets now with Godwin and AB in the lineup.

Mike Williams (LAC)
Just when you’re out on Williams, he pulls you back in. After breaking scoreboards with 5/109/2 against the Saints, he finished with 1/4/0 against the Jaguars, forcing many to bench him last week. Well, he returned with 5/99/1 against the Broncos. It’s hard to fade Williams with the upside he presents on a weekly basis. Herbert is playing well, and Williams can sky over any defender to snag multiple touchdowns. They move him back and forth on the perimeter, so he’ll see a mixture of Trayvon Mullen and Nevin Lawson. Those two have combined to see 62 targets in coverage, allowing 43 receptions for 498 yards and five touchdowns. That’s good enough for a 120 QB Rating. Perimeter receivers have a better matchup against the Raiders, plain and simple. Receivers have only averaged 18.0 targets per game against them, suppressing the overall numbers, but knowing how top-heavy the Chargers are with targets, that may be enough. Williams should be considered a semi-volatile WR3 that I’d probably choose if torn between two options.

Corey Davis (TEN)
He’s now seen 10 targets in back-to-back games and has scored at least 11.9 PPR points in each of the five games he’s played in, giving us more and more confidence to start him on a weekly basis. The targets are going to be necessary in this game against the Bears, who’ve allowed a piddly 7.49 yards per target and 58.9 percent completion-rate to receivers. Add in the fact that they’ve allowed just two receiver touchdowns, and you have what’s been the lowest PPR points per target (1.41) in the league. Making matters worse, he’ll see Kyle Fuller most of the time, who is the Bears best cornerback. He’s allowed just 5.06 yards per target and one touchdown on 47 targets in his coverage this year, and is playing at a Pro Bowl level. Davis has clearly been undervalued by the fantasy community to this point, but this is a week that’s set up for disappointment, making him a WR4.

Week 9 Tight End Rankings

RK PLAYER NAME TEAM OPP MATCHUP RATING START/SIT PROJ. FPTS AVG. POINTS (?) % GAMES (?) OPPORTUNITY (?) EFFICIENCY (?)
1 Travis Kelce KC vs. CAR 3.8 A+ 14.1 0.5 56% (9/16) 9% Great
2 Darren Waller LV at LAC 6.2 A 13.4 -2 31% (5/16) 17% Good
3 Mark Andrews BAL at IND 5.6 A 10.9 -0.4 53% (8/15) 20% Great
4 Rob Gronkowski TB vs. NO 5.8 A- 10.3 0.6 50% (4/8) 12% Great
5 T.J. Hockenson DET at MIN 5.4 B+ 10.2 0.5 63% (7/11) 17% Great
6 Noah Fant DEN at ATL 9.4 B 10.1 0.7 42% (6/14) 9% Great
7 Hunter Henry LAC vs. LV 6.2 B 9.9 -2.5 33% (5/15) 9% Average
8 Hayden Hurst ATL vs. DEN 5.4 B 9.8 -0.1 35% (6/17) 7% Great
9 Jared Cook NO at TB 4.2 B- 9.4 2.4 64% (9/14) 11% Great
10 Jonnu Smith TEN vs. CHI 6.8 C+ 8.3 -0.1 40% (6/15) 12% Great
11 Robert Tonyan GB at SF 6.4 C+ 8 2.3 42% (6/14) 6% Great
12 Evan Engram NYG at WAS 7.6 C 7.8 -1.9 33% (3/9) 10% Average
13 Eric Ebron PIT at DAL 8.6 C 7.7 -0.7 50% (5/10) 12% Good
14 Jimmy Graham CHI at TEN 8 C- 7 0.5 37% (6/16) 18% Great
15 Mike Gesicki MIA at ARI 5.4 C- 7 0.5 37% (6/16) 12% Good
16 Logan Thomas WAS vs. NYG 6 D+ 6.9 0.6 40% (6/15) 9% Great
17 Trey Burton IND vs. BAL 4.4 D+ 6.9 2.6 80% (4/5) 14% Great
18 Jordan Reed SF vs. GB 7.6 D+ 6.4 2.5 33% (1/3) 8% Good
19 Jordan Akins HOU at JAC 7.4 D- 5.6 1 50% (6/12) 6% Good
20 Irv Smith Jr. MIN vs. DET 4.2 D- 5.3 -0.4 40% (6/15) 8% Awful

 
Jonnu Smith (TEN)
Smith’s routes run has decreased significantly since the first part of the season when he went nuclear from a fantasy perspective. There are a lot of factors that could be playing a role in that though, but the bottom line is that Smith is no longer being utilized the way that fantasy managers want to see. He’s being asked to stay in and block a significant portion of the time, which pushes him down outside the top-12. If he’s not going to be asked to run routes in this offense, he’s not going to see enough targets to be fantasy relevant. The arrow is certainly trending downward and it’s hard to trust him with only eight total targets the past three weeks. He can be viewed as a low-end TE1 this week against Chicago.

Logan Thomas (WAS)
Thomas found the end zone the last time that Washington played and there’s a very good chance that we see him cross the goal line again in this one. He’s a streaming tight end still, but this is a matchup worth plugging him into your lineup in.

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