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Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 9: Evan Engram and Other QB/TE/DST Fantasy Advice

It's going to be a tough day at the office for Jared Goff in Week 9.

With six teams on a bye for Week 9, this is going to be a tough week for fantasy managers. Between injuries and players on a bye, fantasy managers need to be aware of their lineups. Take a look at your bench, take a look at the waiver wire and try to put forward the best roster you possibly can. Also, be aware that some players did get traded on Tuesday; be sure you know how those trades affected your team.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

Teams on bye: Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, New York Giants, Pittsburgh, San Francisco


Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Lawrence and the Jags face the Raiders in Week 9. The Raiders allow the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Lawrence has done well this season – at times. He has three rushing touchdowns (in the past three games) and has topped 300 yards once this season. Starting Lawrence is a bit of a dart throw, depending on how he plays. However, in a week where six quarterbacks are off, he is a viable QB2 and could put up better numbers than that.

Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

The Seahawks face the Cardinals in Week 9, who allow the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. In the past two weeks, they have allowed six touchdown passes. However, when Smith faced Arizona at home in Week 6, he didn't have a scoring strike and finished with just 197 passing yards. Hopefully, DK Metcalf will be healthier this week and provide another option for Smith in the passing game. Smith has thrown two touchdowns in each of the past two games; this should continue in Week 9.