This is the Fantasy Football Nerd's look at the best and worst matchups for Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season. Analysis is aggregated from multiple sources including FFN. FFN rankings are based upon PPR (point per reception) scoring. Given the known conditions, these matchups are the ones to watch and/or avoid.
Please Note: This list does not generally include the elite players that you are going to start regardless of matchup. You don't need us to tell you to start Christian McCaffrey, Travis Kelce, or Michael Thomas. Instead, we take a look at other players on your team that we believe either have great matchups or should be avoided for multiple reasons. Factors like opposing defense, performance trending, and peer comparisons may influence our decisions.
Mario Ramos CommentedNov 4, 2020 11:09 pm
Hold up. So sit Brees & the Tampa Bay defense??? How does that make sense?
jamisdiablo CommentedNov 7, 2020 9:00 am
it's all relative bro... start brees if your only other option is someone like stafford... sit TB DEF if only other option is a team like ATL or GMEN
Nerd CommentedNov 7, 2020 9:10 am
Correct - it's not mutually exclusive.
drcharlie CommentedNov 5, 2020 3:57 pm
Should I trust Christian McCaffrey in his first game back?
mrock CommentedNov 5, 2020 7:36 pm
always start your studs
jamisdiablo CommentedNov 7, 2020 8:58 am
Nerd CommentedNov 7, 2020 9:11 am
What they said
tramz18 CommentedNov 6, 2020 12:47 pm
This isn't start or sit question but you guy's are great about answering all questions. I want to upgrade at TE and have these offer's tell me which would be best for me...It's a keeper league also,so i would lose who i trade and gain who i get for 3 years.
Offer 1- I send Justin Jackson & Schultz and receive H.Henry & Burkhead.
Offer 2- I send J.Jefferson & receive H.Hurst.
Which should i take,Thanks
Nerd CommentedNov 6, 2020 1:01 pm
Sounds like the question really comes down to either Hunter Henry or Hayden Hurst in exchange for Justin Jefferson. I like Henry in that for dynasty.
tramz18 CommentedNov 6, 2020 1:24 pm
Thanks,,,,It's a keeper league so i'd have Henry for 3 years and I agree,i think that's the route i'll go!
And i want to add,this is the first year ive used you guy's and i wish i had found you years ago! Don't worry about me renewing my subscription...Im a lifer now!
jamisdiablo CommentedNov 7, 2020 8:58 am
i think all three of those TEs are middling at best... understand the desire to upgrade at TE but for someone like Jefferson, who you should be keeping already? IDK about that one... maybe if I could snag a Waller or someone a bit better than those 3 TEs... but JJefferson is an up and coming stud you want to keep I'd think.
Bigmike81 CommentedNov 6, 2020 10:27 pm
I need 2 out of the four, Locket, Ridley, Evans or Jefferson in a standard league
jamisdiablo CommentedNov 7, 2020 8:55 am
I go jefferson, locket myself... best matchups... is Ridley even playing? Evans could go off in a high scoring affair, tough call no doubt but thats a good problem to have.
jamisdiablo CommentedNov 7, 2020 8:51 am
here's a nice pickle... JJefferson this week or JJeudy? Both defenses horrible against the pass, one QB so-so, the other completely unproven... ugh. leaning jjeudy for now... if anyone's more likely to be behind and chucking it all afternoon, it's gotta be the team WITHOUT DCook, right? thanks!
Nerd CommentedNov 7, 2020 9:09 am
I know the rankings have Jefferson ahead, but I'd play Jeudy. Hopefully he can come close to a repeat from last week. Great matchup.
tramz18 CommentedNov 7, 2020 9:44 am
@Jamisdiablo, Yeah i gave up Schultz and Jackson and got Henry so i could keep Jefferson as one of my keepers. I think he will be a stud #1 WR and probably take over Thielens #1 spot in Minn. at some point next year.
Broc CommentedNov 7, 2020 8:22 pm
Should I start Josh Jacobs or AJ Brown at my flex? It’s a ppr league.
Nerd CommentedNov 8, 2020 10:34 am
Jacobs. Good luck!
Toph CommentedNov 7, 2020 9:57 pm
Should I start Tannehill or pick up Carr or Newton? Six points for passing tds, not that Newton has thrown many of those. Also do I start Jonnu at TE or H. Henry full point ppr? Thanks!
Nerd CommentedNov 8, 2020 10:36 am
QBs for me is a toss-up. Gonna go with Cam by the slimmest of margins.
Rolling with Hunter in this one.
tramz18 CommentedNov 8, 2020 11:40 am
Ok. I have Zeke but he is banged up ,even if he plays i dont like his matchup vs Pittsburgh. I have 2 other option i could use...1 G.Edwards Balt. or Perine NYJ -PPR , would you use one of these instead and if so which one?
Nerd CommentedNov 8, 2020 11:51 am
Ugh. Rule #1 in fantasy is to always start your studs, but this assumes that Zeke plays. If he plays, you almost have to start him just because you know what he's capable of even against a tough D. If you don't want to take the gamble, Perine would be my pick.
DPull16 CommentedNov 8, 2020 3:50 pm
Pollard or Zeke? Will zeke be limited or taken easy if down slot?
DPull16 CommentedNov 8, 2020 4:04 pm
Down a lot*
Nerd CommentedNov 8, 2020 4:17 pm
I think you still have to play Zeke