Who’s in and who’s out at running back for Week 9? That’s the first question you have to answer before you can even begin to figure out who you’re going to start and sit for your Fantasy lineup, and as has been the case all season, there’s plenty of backs out. Starting, of course, with the bye week absences: There’s no Joe Mixon or Giovani Bernard, Kareem Hunt or Nick Chubb, Miles Sanders or Boston Scott, or Darrell Henderson, Malcolm Brown or Cam Akers. That’s four big-time backfields already off the list.
And we know Myles Gaskin (knee), Austin Ekeler (hamstring), Raheem Mostert (ankle), Jeff Wilson (ankle), Tevin Coleman (knee), Sony Michel (reserve/COVID-19), A.J. Dillon (reserve/COVID-19), and Jamaal Williams (reserve/COVID-19) won’t be playing in Week 9. Aaron Jones (calf), Chris Carson (foot), Kenyan Drake (ankle), Devonta Freeman (ankle), Mark Ingram (ankle), and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) are also very much in question, while we’re keeping an eye on Jonathan Taylor’s ankle after he reported an injury Sunday.
But hey, at least Christian McCaffrey is back! Running back has been a problem all season long for most Fantasy players, but making the right lineup calls can be the difference between a win and a loss. Jamey Eisenberg’s Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em calls can help.
START ‘EM & SIT ‘EM
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