ASL's Ben Muell provides guidance for Week 9 fill-ins.

Quarterbacks… 

  • Gardner Minshew II, Jaguars @ Texans … Houston has been tagged for at least 3 touchdowns each of the past 4 weeks and J.J. Watt is done for the season
  • Derek Carr, Raiders v. Lions … Carr has yet to eclipse 300 yards passing in a game this year but Detroit is giving up a league leading 302 yards per game
  • Ryan Tannehill, Titans @ Panthers … He’s thrown for 500 yards in two starts and while he draws a tough matchup against Carolina its slim pickin’s. Sam Darnold (Jets @ Dolphins) has a bum hand and there is potential for bad weather in Miami.

Running Backs…

  • Mark Walton, Dolphins v Jets … With Kenyon Drake now in Arizona its Walton’s job to lose and the Jets have allowed 7 backs to reach double figures

Wide Receivers…

  • Danny Amendola, Lions @ Raiders … 19 targets the last two weeks
  • Cole Beasely, Bills v. Redskins … Averaging 7 targets a game and has scored in each of the last two weeks
  • Hunter Renfrow, Raiders v. Detroit … If you are expecting a big day out of Derek Carr then Renfrow should be in for some solid targets after catching his first career TD

Tight Ends…

  • Dallas Goedert, Eagles v. Bears … scored in consecutive weeks and has seen 17 targets in the last 3 games
  • Jonnu Smith, Titans @ Carolina .. If Delanie Walker is out again then Smith should continue to be a go-to target for Ryan Tannehill
  • Jack Doyle, Colts @ Steelers … Pittsburgh is top-ten in catches, yards, and targets allowed to Tight Ends this year. Doyle or Eric Ebron both should have plenty of opportunities

 

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Defense…

  • Eagles Bears
  • Jets @ Dolphins
  • Cowboys @ Giants 

Kickers…

  • Brett Maher, Cowboys @ Giants
  • Matt Gay, Buccaneers @ Seahawks

 

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