Week 9 fantasy football rankings

(Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports)

(Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports)

These fantasy football rankings are based on the scoring format used in USA TODAY Sports’ daily game, FantasyScore.

One point is awarded for every 10 rushing and receiving yards and a point for every 20 passing yards. Six points are awarded for touchdowns scored, four points for passing touchdowns and one point for every reception.

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Week 9 rankings

Rk: Player’s ranking within his position
Tr: Tiered rankings — players within the same tier are generally interchangeable, regardless of their order
+/-:
The change up or down, including his previous ranking
NR:
The player was not ranked in the previous release
INJ:
The player’s status is unknown because of an injury
QUE:
The player is listed as questionable, which means he has a 50% chance of playing
DBT:
The player is listed as doubtful, which means he has a 25% chance of playing
OUT:
The player is listed as out, which means he has a 0% chance of playing
GTD:
The player’s status is listed as a game-time decision
BYE:
The player is on a bye week and will not play
SUSP:
The player is suspended for this game
IR-R:
Active-Reserve/Injured list; the player is eligible to return after eight games
IR:
Reserve/Injured list; the player’s season is over

Quarterbacks

Rk

Tr

Player

Tm

Opp

1

1

Eli Manning

NYG

@TB

2

1

Tom Brady

NE

WAS

3

1

Andy Dalton

CIN

CLE

4

2

Drew Brees

NO

TEN

5

2

Peyton Manning

DEN

@IND

6

2

Matt Ryan

ATL

@SF

7

3

Aaron Rodgers

GB

@CAR

8

3

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

OAK

9

3

Ryan Tannehill

MIA

@BUF

10

3

Philip Rivers

SD

CHI

11

4

Cam Newton

CAR

GB

12

4

Derek Carr

OAK

@PIT

13

4

Jay Cutler

CHI

@SD

14

4

Jameis Winston

TB

NYG

15

4

Blake Bortles

JAX

@NYJ

16

4

Andrew Luck

IND

DEN

17

INJ

Tyrod Taylor

BUF

MIA

18

5

Sam Bradford

PHI

@DAL

19

5

Teddy Bridgewater

MIN

STL

20

INJ

Marcus Mariota

TEN

@NO

21

INJ

Josh McCown

CLE

@CIN

22

5

Kirk Cousins

WAS

@NE

23

6

EJ Manuel

BUF

MIA

24

6

Matt Cassel

DAL

PHI

25

6

Johnny Manziel

CLE

@CIN

26

6

Blaine Gabbert

SF

ATL

27

6

Nick Foles

STL

@MIN

28

6

Zach Mettenberger

TEN

@NO

29

INJ

Geno Smith

NYJ

JAX

– –

INJ

Ryan Fitzpatrick

NYJ

JAX

– –

BENCHED

Colin Kaepernick

SF

ATL

– –

IR-R

Tony Romo

DAL

PHI

– –

Carson Palmer

ARI

BYE

– –

Joe Flacco

BAL

BYE

– –

Matthew Stafford

DET

BYE

– –

Brian Hoyer

HOU

BYE

– –

Alex Smith

KC

BYE

– –

Russell Wilson

SEA

BYE

Running backs

Rk

Tr

Player

Tm

Opp

1

1

Todd Gurley

STL

@MIN

2

2

Devonta Freeman

ATL

@SF

3

1

Adrian Peterson

MIN

STL

4

3

Doug Martin

TB

NYG

5

2

Chris Ivory

NYJ

JAX

6

2

Mark Ingram

NO

TEN

7

3

Giovani Bernard

CIN

CLE

8

3

DeAngelo Williams

PIT

OAK

9

3

DeMarco Murray

PHI

@DAL

10

3

Eddie Lacy

GB

@CAR

11

4

Duke Johnson

CLE

@CIN

12

4

LeSean McCoy

BUF

MIA

13

4

Lamar Miller

MIA

@BUF

14

4

Ryan Mathews

PHI

@DAL

15

4

Ronnie Hillman

DEN

@IND

16

5

Jeremy Hill

CIN

CLE

17

5

Jeremy Langford

CHI

@SD

18

6

Dion Lewis

NE

WAS

19

6

Danny Woodhead

SD

CHI

20

6

Shane Vereen

NYG

@TB

21

6

C.J. Anderson

DEN

@IND

22

6

Kendall Gaskins

SF

ATL

23

6

C.J. Spiller

NO

TEN

24

6

Darren McFadden

DAL

PHI

25

7

Latavius Murray

OAK

@PIT

26

7

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

GB

27

7

T.J. Yeldon

JAX

@NYJ

28

7

Alfred Morris

WAS

@NE

29

7

LeGarrette Blount

NE

WAS

30

7

Melvin Gordon

SD

CHI

31

7

Frank Gore

IND

DEN

32

8

Darren Sproles

PHI

@DAL

33

8

Charles Sims

TB

NYG

34

INJ

James Starks

GB

@CAR

35

8

Antonio Andrews

TEN

@NO

36

9

Marcel Reece

OAK

@PIT

37

9

Dexter McCluster

TEN

@NO

38

9

Orleans Darkwa

NYG

@TB

39

9

Matt Jones

WAS

@NE

40

9

Ahmad Bradshaw

IND

DEN

41

9

Mike Tolbert

CAR

GB

42

9

Stevan Ridley

NYJ

JAX

43

9

Jonas Gray

MIA

@BUF

44

INJ

Branden Oliver

SD

CHI

45

10

Taiwan Jones

OAK

@PIT

46

10

Tevin Coleman

ATL

@SF

47

10

Christine Michael

DAL

PHI

48

10

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

@CIN

49

10

Zac Stacy

NYJ

JAX

50

10

Ka’Deem Carey

CHI

@SD

51

10

Pierre Thomas

SF

ATL

52

10

Dri Archer

PIT

OAK

53

10

Rashad Jennings

NYG

@TB

54

INJ

David Cobb

TEN

@NO

55

11

Jordan Todman

PIT

OAK

56

11

Andre Williams

NYG

@TB

57

11

Bishop Sankey

TEN

@NO

58

11

Bobby Rainey

TB

NYG

59

11

Anthony Dixon

BUF

MIA

60

11

Fozzy Whittaker

CAR

GB

61

11

Jerick McKinnon

MIN

STL

62

12

Darrel Young

WAS

@NE

63

12

Denard Robinson

JAX

@NYJ

64

12

Isaiah Pead

PIT

OAK

65

12

Damien Williams

MIA

@BUF

66

12

Matt Asiata

MIN

STL

67

12

Benny Cunningham

STL

@MIN

68

12

Toby Gerhart

JAX

@NYJ

69

12

Roy Helu

OAK

@PIT

70

12

Rex Burkhead

CIN

CLE

71

12

Terron Ward

ATL

@SF

72

12

Bernard Pierce

JAX

@NYJ

73

12

Juwan Thompson

DEN

@IND

74

12

Robert Turbin

CLE

@CIN

75

12

Cameron Artis-Payne

CAR

GB

76

INJ

Brandon Bolden

NE

WAS

77

12

Josh Robinson

IND

DEN

78

12

Daniel Herron

BUF

MIA

79

12

James White

NE

WAS

80

12

Terrance West

TEN

@NO

– –

INJ

Chris Thompson

WAS

@NE

– –

INJ

Karlos Williams

BUF

MIA

– –

INJ

Tre Mason

STL

@MIN

– –

INJ

Carlos Hyde

SF

ATL

– –

INJ

Bilal Powell

NYJ

JAX

– –

INJ

Mike Davis

SF

ATL

– –

INJ

Reggie Bush

SF

ATL

– –

INJ

Matt Forte

CHI

@SD

– –

OUT

Khiry Robinson

NO

TEN

– –

RELEASED

Joseph Randle

DAL

PHI

– –

IR-R

Jay Ajayi

MIA

@BUF

– –

IR

Le’Veon Bell

PIT

OAK

– –

Chris Johnson

ARI

BYE

– –

Andre Ellington

ARI

BYE

– –

David Johnson

ARI

BYE

– –

Justin Forsett

BAL

BYE

– –

Javorius Allen

BAL

BYE

– –

Theo Riddick

DET

BYE

– –

Ameer Abdullah

DET

BYE

– –

Joique Bell

DET

BYE

– –

Alfred Blue

HOU

BYE

– –

Chris Polk

HOU

BYE

– –

Jonathan Grimes

HOU

BYE

– –

Charcandrick West

KC

BYE

– –

Knile Davis

KC

BYE

– –

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

BYE

– –

Fred Jackson

SEA

BYE

– –

Thomas Rawls

SEA

BYE

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Wide receivers

Rk

Tr

Player

Tm

Opp

1

1

Odell Beckham Jr.

NYG

@TB

2

1

Antonio Brown

PIT

OAK

3

1

Julio Jones

ATL

@SF

4

1

Alshon Jeffery

CHI

@SD

5

2

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

@IND

6

2

Julian Edelman

NE

WAS

7

2

Jarvis Landry

MIA

@BUF

8

3

A.J. Green

CIN

CLE

9

3

Brandon Marshall

NYJ

JAX

10

INJ

Dez Bryant

DAL

PHI

11

4

Mike Evans

TB

NYG

12

4

Emmanuel Sanders

DEN

@IND

13

4

Pierre Garcon

WAS

@NE

14

4

Stefon Diggs

MIN

STL

15

4

James Jones

GB

@CAR

16

4

Allen Hurns

JAX

@NYJ

17

5

Eric Decker

NYJ

JAX

18

5

Robert Woods

BUF

MIA

19

5

Marvin Jones

CIN

CLE

20

5

Amari Cooper

OAK

@PIT

21

5

Martavis Bryant

PIT

OAK

22

6

Randall Cobb

GB

@CAR

23

6

T.Y. Hilton

IND

DEN

24

6

Rueben Randle

NYG

@TB

25

6

Tavon Austin

STL

@MIN

26

6

Michael Crabtree

OAK

@PIT

27

7

Rishard Matthews

MIA

@BUF

28

7

Stevie Johnson

SD

CHI

29

7

Brandin Cooks

NO

TEN

30

7

Ted Ginn Jr.

CAR

GB

31

7

Malcom Floyd

SD

CHI

32

7

Allen Robinson

JAX

@NYJ

33

INJ

Sammy Watkins

BUF

MIA

34

7

Donte Moncrief

IND

DEN

35

INJ

DeSean Jackson

WAS

@NE

36

8

Kendall Wright

TEN

@NO

37

INJ

Vincent Jackson

TB

NYG

38

8

Jordan Matthews

PHI

@DAL

39

8

Marquess Wilson

CHI

@SD

40

9

Willie Snead

NO

TEN

41

9

Brandon LaFell

NE

WAS

42

INJ

Anquan Boldin

SF

ATL

43

9

Travis Benjamin

CLE

@CIN

44

9

Mike Wallace

MIN

STL

45

9

Terrance Williams

DAL

PHI

46

10

Jamison Crowder

WAS

@NE

47

10

Danny Amendola

NE

WAS

48

10

Marques Colston

NO

TEN

49

10

Dwayne Harris

NYG

@TB

50

10

Torrey Smith

SF

ATL

51

10

Mohamed Sanu

CIN

CLE

52

10

Brian Hartline

CLE

@CIN

53

10

Jeremy Kerley

NYJ

JAX

54

11

Miles Austin

PHI

@DAL

55

11

Andre Johnson

IND

DEN

56

11

Dontrelle Inman

SD

CHI

57

11

Davante Adams

GB

@CAR

58

11

Chris Hogan

BUF

MIA

59

12

Kenny Britt

STL

@MIN

60

12

Cole Beasley

DAL

PHI

61

12

Roddy White

ATL

@SF

62

12

Josh Huff

PHI

@DAL

63

12

Charles Johnson

MIN

STL

64

12

Justin Hunter

TEN

@NO

65

12

Bryan Walters

JAX

@NYJ

66

13

Donteea Dye

TB

NYG

67

13

Riley Cooper

PHI

@DAL

68

13

Stedman Bailey

STL

@MIN

69

13

Taylor Gabriel

CLE

@CIN

70

13

Aaron Dobson

NE

WAS

71

13

Jarius Wright

MIN

STL

72

13

Markus Wheaton

PIT

OAK

73

13

Ryan Grant

WAS

@NE

74

13

Corey Brown

CAR

GB

75

13

Andre Holmes

OAK

@PIT

76

13

Kenny Stills

MIA

@BUF

77

14

Seth Roberts

OAK

@PIT

78

14

Jeff Janis

GB

@CAR

79

14

Dorial Green-Beckham

TEN

@NO

80

14

Russell Shepard

TB

NYG

81

14

Devin Street

DAL

PHI

82

14

Jerricho Cotchery

CAR

GB

83

14

Darrius Heyward-Bey

PIT

OAK

84

14

Dwayne Bowe

CLE

@CIN

85

14

Brice Butler

DAL

PHI

86

14

Quinton Patton

SF

ATL

87

14

Brandon Coleman

NO

TEN

88

14

Rod Streater

OAK

@PIT

89

14

Devin Funchess

CAR

GB

90

14

Bruce Ellington

SF

ATL

91

14

Adam Thielen

MIN

STL

92

14

Josh Bellamy

CHI

@SD

93

14

Cordarrelle Patterson

MIN

STL

94

14

DeVante Parker

MIA

@BUF

95

14

Cody Latimer

DEN

@IND

96

14

Sammie Coates

PIT

OAK

97

14

Andre Caldwell

DEN

@IND

98

14

Brian Quick

STL

@MIN

99

14

Andre Roberts

WAS

@NE

100

14

Greg Jennings

MIA

@BUF

– –

INJ

Ty Montgomery

GB

@CAR

– –

INJ

Keshawn Martin

NE

WAS

– –

INJ

Victor Cruz

NYG

@TB

– –

INJ

Harry Douglas

TEN

@NO

– –

INJ

Louis Murphy

TB

NYG

– –

INJ

Nelson Agholor

PHI

@DAL

– –

INJ

Marqise Lee

JAX

@NYJ

– –

INJ

Devin Smith

NYJ

JAX

– –

INJ

Percy Harvin

BUF

MIA

– –

INJ

Andrew Hawkins

CLE

@CIN

– –

INJ

Leonard Hankerson

ATL

@SF

– –

OUT

Keenan Allen

SD

CHI

– –

OUT

Eddie Royal

CHI

@SD

– –

OUT

Phillip Dorsett

IND

DEN

– –

PUP

Kevin White

CHI

@SD

– –

SUSP

Quincy Enunwa

NYJ

JAX

– –

IR-R

Devin Hester

ATL

@SF

– –

IR-R

Rashad Greene

JAX

@NYJ

– –

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

BYE

– –

John Brown

ARI

BYE

– –

Michael Floyd

ARI

BYE

– –

Jaron Brown

ARI

BYE

– –

Steve Smith

BAL

BYE

– –

Kamar Aiken

BAL

BYE

– –

Marlon Brown

BAL

BYE

– –

Chris Givens

BAL

BYE

– –

Breshad Perriman

BAL

BYE

– –

Calvin Johnson

DET

BYE

– –

Golden Tate

DET

BYE

– –

Lance Moore

DET

BYE

– –

Corey Fuller

DET

BYE

– –

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

BYE

– –

Nate Washington

HOU

BYE

– –

Keith Mumphery

HOU

BYE

– –

Jaelen Strong

HOU

BYE

– –

Cecil Shorts

HOU

BYE

– –

Jeremy Maclin

KC

BYE

– –

Chris Conley

KC

BYE

– –

Albert Wilson

KC

BYE

– –

Jason Avant

KC

BYE

– –

De’Anthony Thomas

KC

BYE

– –

Jermaine Kearse

SEA

BYE

– –

Doug Baldwin

SEA

BYE

– –

Tyler Lockett

SEA

BYE

– –

Ricardo Lockette

SEA

BYE

Tight ends

Rk

Tr

Player

Tm

Opp

1

1

Greg Olsen

CAR

GB

2

1

Gary Barnidge

CLE

@CIN

3

1

Rob Gronkowski

NE

WAS

4

2

Charles Clay

BUF

MIA

5

2

Heath Miller

PIT

OAK

6

2

Delanie Walker

TEN

@NO

7

3

Martellus Bennett

CHI

@SD

8

3

Jordan Reed

WAS

@NE

9

3

Tyler Eifert

CIN

CLE

10

4

Jacob Tamme

ATL

@SF

11

4

Jordan Cameron

MIA

@BUF

12

4

Benjamin Watson

NO

TEN

13

4

Jason Witten

DAL

PHI

14

INJ

Antonio Gates

SD

CHI

15

INJ

Larry Donnell

NYG

@TB

16

4

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

STL

17

INJ

Julius Thomas

JAX

@NYJ

18

5

Zach Ertz

PHI

@DAL

19

5

Coby Fleener

IND

DEN

20

6

Richard Rodgers

GB

@CAR

21

6

Owen Daniels

DEN

@IND

22

INJ

Ladarius Green

SD

CHI

23

6

Dwayne Allen

IND

DEN

24

7

Jared Cook

STL

@MIN

25

7

Vance McDonald

SF

ATL

26

7

Scott Chandler

NE

WAS

27

7

Jeff Cumberland

NYJ

JAX

28

7

Brent Celek

PHI

@DAL

29

7

Anthony Fasano

TEN

@NO

30

8

Brandon Myers

TB

NYG

31

8

Gavin Escobar

DAL

PHI

32

8

Mychal Rivera

OAK

@PIT

33

8

Lance Kendricks

STL

@MIN

34

8

Luke Stocker

TB

NYG

35

8

Clay Harbor

JAX

@NYJ

36

8

Josh Hill

NO

TEN

37

8

Clive Walford

OAK

@PIT

38

9

Garrett Celek

SF

ATL

39

9

Marcedes Lewis

JAX

@NYJ

40

9

Dion Sims

MIA

@BUF

41

9

Virgil Green

DEN

@IND

42

9

Levine Toilolo

ATL

@SF

43

9

Kellen Davis

NYJ

JAX

44

9

Ed Dickson

CAR

GB

45

9

Jerome Cunningham

NYG

@TB

46

9

Derek Carrier

WAS

@NE

47

9

Jim Dray

CLE

@CIN

– –

TBD

Vernon Davis

DEN

@IND

– –

INJ

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

TB

NYG

– –

INJ

Rob Housler

CLE

@CIN

– –

INJ

Rhett Ellison

MIN

STL

– –

IR-R

Andrew Quarless

GB

@CAR

– –

Darren Fells

ARI

BYE

– –

Jermaine Gresham

ARI

BYE

– –

Troy Niklas

ARI

BYE

– –

Crockett Gillmore

BAL

BYE

– –

Maxx Williams

BAL

BYE

– –

Nick Boyle

BAL

BYE

– –

Brandon Pettigrew

DET

BYE

– –

Eric Ebron

DET

BYE

– –

Timothy Wright

DET

BYE

– –

C.J. Fiedorowicz

HOU

BYE

– –

Garrett Graham

HOU

BYE

– –

James O’Shaughnessy

KC

BYE

– –

Travis Kelce

KC

BYE

– –

Jimmy Graham

SEA

BYE

– –

Luke Willson

SEA

BYE

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Kickers

Rk

Tr

Player

Tm

Opp

1

1

Nick Folk

NYJ

JAX

2

1

Blair Walsh

MIN

STL

3

1

Robbie Gould

CHI

@SD

4

2

Connor Barth

TB

NYG

5

2

Sebastian Janikowski

OAK

@PIT

6

2

Brandon McManus

DEN

@IND

7

2

Stephen Gostkowski

NE

WAS

8

2

Josh Brown

NYG

@TB

9

3

Chris Boswell

PIT

OAK

10

3

Josh Lambo

SD

CHI

11

3

Caleb Sturgis

PHI

@DAL

12

3

Mike Nugent

CIN

CLE

13

3

Graham Gano

CAR

GB

14

4

Matt Bryant

ATL

@SF

15

4

Dan Bailey

DAL

PHI

16

4

Dan Carpenter

BUF

MIA

17

4

Mason Crosby

GB

@CAR

18

4

Adam Vinatieri

IND

DEN

19

5

Ryan Succop

TEN

@NO

20

5

Dustin Hopkins

WAS

@NE

21

5

Travis Coons

CLE

@CIN

22

6

Kai Forbath

NO

TEN

23

6

Greg Zuerlein

STL

@MIN

24

6

Phil Dawson

SF

ATL

25

6

Jason Myers

JAX

@NYJ

26

6

Andrew Franks

MIA

@BUF

– –

Chandler Catanzaro

ARI

BYE

– –

Justin Tucker

BAL

BYE

– –

Matt Prater

DET

BYE

– –

Nick Novak

HOU

BYE

– –

Cairo Santos

KC

BYE

– –

Steven Hauschka

SEA

BYE

Defenses

Rk

Tr

Team

Opp

1

1

Denver Broncos

@IND

2

1

New England Patriots

WAS

3

1

Philadelphia Eagles

@DAL

4

2

Cincinnati Bengals

CLE

5

2

St. Louis Rams

@MIN

6

2

Buffalo Bills

MIA

7

2

Carolina Panthers

GB

8

3

Green Bay Packers

@CAR

9

3

Atlanta Falcons

@SF

10

3

New York Jets

JAX

11

3

Jacksonville Jaguars

@NYJ

12

4

New Orleans Saints

TEN

13

4

New York Giants

@TB

14

4

Miami Dolphins

@BUF

15

4

Tennessee Titans

@NO

16

4

Minnesota Vikings

STL

17

4

Oakland Raiders

@PIT

18

5

San Francisco 49ers

ATL

19

5

Indianapolis Colts

DEN

20

6

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NYG

21

6

Dallas Cowboys

PHI

22

6

Pittsburgh Steelers

OAK

23

6

Chicago Bears

@SD

24

7

Washington Redskins

@NE

25

7

Cleveland Browns

@CIN

26

7

San Diego Chargers

CHI

– –

Arizona Cardinals

BYE

– –

Baltimore Ravens

BYE

– –

Detroit Lions

BYE

– –

Houston Texans

BYE

– –

Kansas City Chiefs

BYE

– –

Seattle Seahawks

BYE

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