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Quarterback Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 9

Trevor Lawrence has been anything but a QB1 this season, but that may change this week.

A few weeks ago I told you to stay away from Aaron Rodgers and jump back on the Joe Burrow bandwagon. Both turned out to be prophetic takes, so you might want to listen to me for my Week 9 fantasy quarterback rankings when I tell you to consider Trevor Lawrence.

Lawrence's season has been kind of all over the place. There have been highs like his 3-TD outing against the Chargers in Week 3 but also lows like his 133-yard "performance" against Denver last week. 

But I would use that low to aggressively pursue him. Halfway through the season and he's only two touchdown passes short of his total from last season. Okay, that's not exactly a high bar to exceed. Yet he's on pace for 20-plus, which is not bad given how miserable his rookie season was. He's also on pace for more than 3,600 yards. Even more encouraging is that he's completing nearly 63 percent of his passes despite raising his yards per attempt over half a yard this season.

And give Denver – the Jaguars' opponent in London last Sunday –its due. The Broncos have been a very good defense. Lawrence made some bad decisions, but he's passing the eye test more often than he's not. He looks like an NFL quarterback, not one "redshirting his rookie season."

And with the Las Vegas Raiders coming to Duval County, I'm expecting a big game from Lawrence on Sunday. No team has allowed more fantasy points to opposing QBs this season than the Silver and Black.

Yes, Lawrence is a QB1 for me this week.

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

NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.