Start’ Em Sit’ Em – Wide Receivers – Week 9


Start of the Week –

JuJu Smith-Schuster vs Dallas Cowboys

This might be said for basically all Pittsburgh receivers, but I love JuJu this week most of all. He has received a big share of targets over the last couple of weeks, and he has a great matchup scheduled against the Dallas Cowboys who basically suck on defense.

Terry McLaurin vs New York Giants

Scary Terry comes off his bye week and will be looking to deliver a strong performance against a New York Giants team that is ranked 22 out of 32 against wide outs. He scored 14 points against them the first time, but I see him doing much better this week.

Justin Jefferson vs Detroit Lions

Justin Jefferson didn’t perform up to standards last weekend, but when Dalvin Cook carries your team, you really don’t need to do much. However, his matchup against Detroit might be too hard to ignore. The Detroit defense gives up an average of almost 40 points to receivers throughout this season.

Cole Beasley vs Seattle Seahawks

While Diggs should receive a majority of the looks, don’t count out Beasley who should see just as many looks of Diggs is double covered. He has only had single digit fantasy points two weeks this season, and is a popular matchup against a Seattle team who is last in the NFL against receivers.

Jerry Jeudy vs Atlanta Falcons

Jeudy saw an uptake in targets with Tim Patrick not having a great game. He had double digit points, and will look to repeat the performance against an Atlanta secondary that has been hot garbage this season.


Marvin Jones vs Minnesota Vikings

Antonio Brown vs New Orleans Saints

Jakobi Myers vs New York Jets


Sit of the Week –

Amari Cooper vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Cooper has fallen from the ranks as a trust worthy receiver. The same thing goes for CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. It just sucks how the situation developed for the Cowboys. So while the matchup looks enticing, I’d stay far away from these receivers this week.

Robby Anderson vs Kansas City Chiefs

You’ll most likely still start Anderson unless you have a huge player up your sleeve. Anderson will still draw a difficult match when he faces the Kansas City Chiefs who are 4th against receivers. He definitely has gone out of his way to develop himself into Bridgewater’s main target of choice though. So if you have to start him, I will understand.

D.J. Chark vs Houston Texans

Chark’s challenge continues as now he faces a Texans defense. Normally that wouldn’t be too much to worry about, but he will be catching passes from rookie quarterback Jake Luton. Not an ideal situation, and I’ll be sitting him.

Corey Davis vs Chicago Bears

Davis might have had a great game against the Bengals last weekend, but he draws a very tough game against the Chicago Bears who are ranked 3rd against wideouts. Maybe plug A.J. Brown into the flex, but avoid Davis this week.

Marquise Brown vs Indianapolis Colts

Brown’s usage as a wide receiver for the Ravens has been dwindling this season. The game script definitely relies on a more run based approach which hampers his ability to do well in the pass game. Now he faces a Colts defense that is in the top 15 against receivers.


DeVante Parker vs Arizona Cardinals

Darius Slayton vs Washington Football Team

Henry Ruggs III vs Los Angeles Chargers

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