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Hello, everyone. Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL) here. We're moving onward into Week 9 of what has been an interesting Fantasy Football season to say the least. Due to a combination of injuries and now a couple of untimely trips to the reserve/COVID list, Week 9 projects to be a difficult one for some Fantasy Football managers. There will be tough lineup decisions and some of you have already made difficult trades aimed to help your team now at the expense of your team's future. But we always want to be both forward looking and in the present here with our advice so we'll focus on helping you get right moving forward.

Every week I will get together the Fantasy Football Today crew to provide me responses to a panel of questions that could help you win your week and ultimately (hopefully) your league. This week we'll dive into early-season breakouts due to regress, vice versa, bench stashes and more. Without further ado, let's dive right in:

1. With Aaron Rodgers out, what's your advice on remaining Packers including Jordan Love?

Adam: I'd start Davante Adams and Aaron Jones and I'd consider A.J. Dillon if I were desperate at RB. Adams has not played without Aaron Rodgers since 2017 but he was actually very good in 8 games without Rodgers that season. You'll start him as a #2 WR. 

Dave: You'll start Aaron Jones, but you should really consider A.J. Dillon as a flex. Dillon actually had more carries than Jones last week and played 40% of the snaps. There's no better way to take pressure off your inexperienced quarterback AND try to control the pace of a game against the supposedly-explosive Chiefs offense. And I'd start Davante Adams with WR2 expectations figuring Love will lean on him. Love's not a slouch, by the way -- I fully expect him to make some throws and give the Packers a little bit of life as a passer. Would I trust him as my No. 2 quarterback in a two-QB league? Yeah if I was a little desperate I would.

Jamey: I'm still starting Davante Adams this week, but he's more of a top-15 Fantasy receiver than a top-five guy. It helps that he's facing the Chiefs. I have no concern over Aaron Jones, and I expect the Packers to run the ball more, which might help A.J. Dillon as a sleeper.

Chris: I think you start Aaron Jones and Davante Adams as top-10 options at their positions, and I think A.J. Dillon is probably a top-30 RB with the hope that the Packers will run a bit more -- and that the more mobile Love could possibly open up some running lanes, especially near the end zone. Beyond that, you can probably just ignore the rest of this offense, though I do have some interest in Love in two-QB leagues against the Chiefs. He's QB24 for me. 

Heath: Start Aaron Jones and Davante Adams (if he's cleared), flex A.J. Dillon, and use Jordan Love in two-QB leagues only. On the flip side, the Chiefs DST becomes more interesting. 

2. Who is your favorite streaming QB and DFS play for Week 9?

Adam: I like Joe Burrow on FanDuel and I'd consider pairing him with Tee Higgins. The Browns pass defense has been a liability this season and Burrow is on a roll right now. He presents good value as the seventh-most expensive QB in the main slate on FanDuel this week. 

Dave: No one's going to pass up Tua Tagovailoa playing against the Texans. We've already seen him shine in terrific matchups before, we're going to see it again, plus the Dolphins remain among the most pass-heavy teams in football. Three total touchdowns for Tua is on the table.

Jamey: Tyrod Taylor now that he's starting for the Texans again. He was great to open the season, and the matchup with the Dolphins is amazing.

Chris: I don't know if we'll count Taysom Hill as a streamer, because I view him as a starter the rest of the way. The Falcons are a nice soft landing spot for him and, if anything, the way the Saints have run their offense this season fits in even better with Hill's skill set. Of course, it's dependent on Hill starting.

Heath:  Definitely Taysom Hill (if he's cleared) and starting this game. Hill was a top-12 quarterback in the four games he started last season and he was even better in the two games he played against the Falcons. This defense is still bad and I would have Hill as. top-10 quarterback if he plays.

3 Who is your favorite buy low player heading into Week 9?

Adam: I have definitely lost some faith in Chase Claypool but I'll still call him a buy low. He is a big play threat and will have a few really good games before the season is over. What we'll need is a little more consistency and while that could be a lot to ask I think it's worth the gamble considering Claypool's upside and his cost right now. 

Dave: I bet you could land Terry McLaurin in trade for a fledgling running back and a high-end bench receiver. Like Melvin Gordon and Kadarius Toney. I'd be all over that. No doubt McLaurin hasn't lived up to expectations on a weekly basis, but he might be the very best of the boom-or-bust Fantasy receivers in the game today. Being on his bye helps grease the wheels of a deal, too.

Jamey: Either Patrick Mahomes or Travis Kelce. Both are coming off terrible games in Week 8 against the Giants, and both are still studs. Get them cheap if you can.

Chris: In Wednesday's Fantasy Football Today Newsletter, I mentioned both D.J. Moore and Brandon Aiyuk as buy-lows. I think Moore will be a borderline WR1 the rest of the way, and I think there will be better days ahead for the Panthers offense when Christian McCaffrey comes back -- Sam Darnold has really missed having that reliable pressure valve. And Aiyuk led the 49ers WRs in snaps, targets, and routes run. This is a chance to buy low on an elite talent who we expected big things from. Maybe it'll end up being delayed gratification. 

Heath: I still believe in DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle. They're still getting a big target share and it's not unusual for a rookie receiver to be better in the second half of the season,

4. Who is your favorite sell high player heading into Week 9?

Adam: James Conner can't keep doing this. The game scripts won't be as good. The TD rate won't be as good. The Fantasy production won't be as good. Sell!

Dave: Anytime you can get good trade value for a non-dominant Patriots running back, you should. Damien Harris is coming off of two very good games but we know the game script will not always be in his favor. I think he's a good back but if you can afford to move on from him and help bulk up your starting lineup elsewhere, go for it.

Jamey: Elijah Mitchell. With Jeff Wilson coming back, Mitchell's workload could be in trouble. 

Chris: James Conner and Melvin Gordon. This is as good as it gets for either, given their recent touchdown production and presence in timeshares. 

Heath: If someone in your league believes Ja'Marr Chase is a top-5 Fantasy wide receiver rest of season, I would be willing to move him in redraft. I expect Chase to be more of a borderline No. 1 rest of season and do think there will be some weeks that favor Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.

5. What's your bold prediction for a breakout play in Week 9?

Adam: OK this time it's really going to be Jerry Jeudy week! Based on the postgame quotes from Vic Fangio, I do not believe Jeudy was fully healthy last week. The Broncos will have to throw the ball more at Dallas than they did against Washington in Week 8, so look for Jeudy to live up to the hype. 

Dave: Taysom Hill makes Sean Payton look like a genius and totals three touchdowns against the hapless Falcons. 

Jamey: Myles Gaskin has been a bust so far this year, but he has the chance to finish the season strong, starting now against the Texans. This is his time to shine.  

Chris: I'll go with Brandon Aiyuk. Whether Deebo Samuel plays or not, I think Aiyuk turns last week's increased role into actual production this time around. The 49ers will (hopefully) have to throw to keep up with the Cardinals, and Aiyuk is still a super talented player. I'll bet on that talent, so if you want to beat the waiver wire, he's only 48% rostered. 

Heath: I have no real justification, but Elijah Moore. Moore. The Jets have designed some plays for him coming out of the bye and the Colts have had some problems with big plays this season.