Last week we saw the apparent fantasy demise of both Terrelle Pryor and Martavis Bryant while Houston’s duo of DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller continued to enjoy life with Deshaun Watson at quarterback. Unfortunately, Watson tore his ACL in practice on Thursday, which changes the outlook of the duo moving forward. The Texans have a good matchup against the Colts’ soft secondary, but will it matter with Tom Savage now in at quarterback?
Julio Jones still has the big name and tremendous ceiling so he remains in the top five, but this season has been beyond disappointing, not that his owners have much choice. The touchdowns simply haven’t been there and as for this week, Carolina’s defense has been pretty solid this season. But Jones has had some big games against the Panthers before so you never know.
Elsewhere, Willie Snead appears to be out of the picture in New Orleans, and owners who were patient, or spent FAAB on him may be ready to cut ties. I certainly wouldn’t start him with any confidence this week.
Robby Anderson seems to be building a nice bond with Josh McCown after hauling in six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in Week 8. He climbs the rankings as a top weapon for the Jets along with tight end Austin Sefarian-Jenkins.
And will Corey Davis return and make an impact in Week 9 for the Titans? His owners certainly hope so, but for this week he’s probably just a flex option.
Teams on bye: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
— Rankings by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.