Top 7 Fantasy Sleepers for Week 9: Fantasy Value Options

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We all know that Sunday struggle, scouring the waiver wire list for fantasy sleepers. Maybe you had a must-start QB whose health is uncertain, a WR who has a horrible matchup, or a kicker who you just noticed has a bye week. While there are no kickers on my sleeper list, I do have a variety of fantasy sleepers to help you get an edge over your opponents in week nine. If you are looking for a player to give you a boost this Sunday, take a look at the list below, especially if you need a wide receiver for your fantasy team.

Darren Fells

If you are searching for a tight-end to start week nine, Darren Fells is an excellent pickup. Since week two, Fells has had a bumpy 2019 fantasy season in which he’ll have less than five points in one week, and follow it up with a 12+ point game. If the trend continues, he’s in for a dud against the Jaguars, but given the fact that he is currently tied for the most TDs by a TE this season, he’s always a quality option for fantasy owners, especially in deep leagues.

Michael Gallup

After two straight weeks of low fantasy production, Dallas Cowboys wideout, Michael Gallup, is in for a big day against the New York Giants. While Gallup’s targets have lessened since week six, he was still able to have seven or more targets in all but one of the games he’s played in this year. This indicates that Gallup is primed to be Dak Prescott’s second favorite target for the rest of the year. During his week one matchup against the Giants, Gallup exploded for seven receptions for 158 yards. It’s unlikely that he’ll put up those same numbers in week nine, but look for him to get lots of chances against a Giants defense surrendering the third-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson is one of the best deep threats in the NFL, averaging over 14 yards/catch and scoring a 92-yard TD this season. Last week Anderson was unable to showcase his play-making capability due to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ tough defense. However, he will have a lot of opportunities to catch deep balls against a Miami secondary that allows nearly 15 yards/catch. The Dolphins are allowing the seventh-most points to opponent WRs, and Anderson looks likely to have a productive game in Miami.

Sam Darnold

After starting the season facing four of the stingiest defenses, Jets QB, Sam Darnold, will play five of the leagues ten most-generous defenses in terms of allowing QB fantasy points in his next six games. Most of Darnold’s problems have been the result of consistent pressure from daunting defensive lines. However, this will change when he heads to Miami to face a Dolphins defense that has the lowest sack rate in the NFL, according to Football Outsiders. Miami is a tanking team that allows the fourth-most points to opposing QBs, giving Darnold a great opportunity to have a bounce-back season.

Dallas Goedert

Over the past three weeks, Eagles TE, Dallas Goedert, has outperformed his teammate Zach Ertz. Goedert has found the end-zone in two straight games and has been Carson Wentz’s favorite tight-end against tough defenses like the Vikings, Bills, and Cowboys. Due to Ertz’s high ceiling, Goedert is mostly a TE2 option with incredibly low-end TE1 capability in the deepest of leagues. However, if Goedert continues his red-zone success, he’s a quality fantasy option.

Chris Conley

With Jaguars WR, Dede Westbrook, out with a shoulder injury, Chris Conley has an excellent opportunity to be an integral part of the Jaguars passing attack. Conley is coming off a spectacular performance in which he posted four catches for 103 yards and a touchdown. Conley has 186 yards over the past couple of weeks and heads into a week nine matchup against a Houston Texans team, surrendering the fifth-most passing yards to opposing teams. Look for Chris Conley to have WR2 production in London against the Texans.

Le’Veon Bell

After starting the year with 15+ fantasy points in three of his first four games, Le’Veon Bell has cooled down since week seven. The majority of Bell’s struggles can be attributed to the New York Jets’ porous offensive line, along with a bevy of poor backup QB play while Sam Darnold was sick with mono. Bell is an incredibly versatile back, who produces in both the ground and passing game. While Bell has been unable to deliver a 100+yard rushing performance this year, he has a phenomenal opportunity to break that mark when he takes on a Dolphins defense that is allowing the second-most rushing yards in the NFL this season. Miami is also allowing the most points to opponent RBs this year, which makes Bell a quality RB2 option in week nine.

I am a junior at Morehouse College, majoring in economics. I have experience as a data analyst at Pro Football Focus and as a football scouting intern at I enjoy scouting and analyzing NCAAF and NFL games, especially quarterback and running back play.

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