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Week 9 Fantasy Football Defensive Matchup Exploitation: QB

The most and least favorable fantasy football quarterback matchups for Week 9.

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Alex Smith

Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass during the second half of the game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 23-17. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Week 9 is the second of two six-week bye weeks and has caused fantasy owners to scramble to replace the likes of Peyton Manning, Colin Kaepernick, Matthew Stafford, and Eli Manning in their lineups. Luckily, there are plenty of quarterback options with favorable matchups this week to ease your pain.

Robert Griffin, Alex Smith, Tony Romo, Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Terrelle Pryor, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers are all must-starts this week in their favorable matchups. Whoever starts for Minnesota could be a sneaky daily or 2QB league option, as could Josh McCown against a banged up Packers defense. The Ravens were tough against the likes of Brandon Weeden, Matt Schaub, and EJ Manuel but have allowed big efforts to Peyton Manning, Ryan Tannehill, Aaron Rodgers, and Ben Roethlishberger so Jason Campbell could be a sneaky play after an impressive showing against the tough Chiefs defense.

On the flip side, stay away from Mike Glennon, Geno Smith, Thad Lewis, Case Keenum, and whoever starts for the Rams.

Matt Ryan, Tom Brady, Andrew Luck, and Andy Dalton are all still startable in their matchups and Joe Flacco isn’t a terrible play against a Browns defense that has allowed 21+ points to opposing quarterbacks in three straight weeks.

Let’s look at all of the Week 9 quarterback matchups.

Browse Matchups by Position: QBRBWRTE

Highly Unfavorable, Unfavorable, Neutral, Slightly Favorable, Favorable

Rank
vs
QB

AVG
QB
FPS
Allowed

Defense

Week 9 Opponents

1

11.83 Seahawks Mike Glennon

2

11.96 Panthers Matt Ryan

3

12.91 Steelers Tom Brady

4

13.49 Saints Geno Smith

5

14.03 Titans Kellen Clemens, Austin Davis

6

14.53 Texans Andrew Luck

7

14.77 Patriots Ben Roethlisberger

8

14.96 49ers BYE

9

15.04 Chiefs Thad Lewis

10

15.53 Dolphins Andy Dalton

11

15.75 Colts Case Keenum

12

16.30 Bengals Ryan Tannehill

13

16.51 Rams Jake Locker

14

16.76 Ravens Jason Campbell

15

16.92 Browns Joe Flacco

16

17.27 Raiders Nick Foles

17

17.38 Cardinals BYE

18

17.43 Lions BYE

19

17.85 Bears Aaron Rodgers

20

18.29 Jets Drew Brees

21

18.64 Packers Josh McCown

22

18.94 Giants BYE

23

19.78 Eagles Terrelle Pryor

24

19.86 Falcons Cam Newton

25

19.92 Buccaneers Russell Wilson

26

20.25 Redskins Philip Rivers

27

20.29 Broncos BYE

28

20.73 Vikings Tony Romo

29

20.74 Jaguars BYE

30

20.86 Bills Alex Smith

31

21.20 Chargers Robert Griffin

32

22.87 Cowboys Josh Freeman, Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel

*Values based on Yahoo standard scoring.

Browse Matchups by Position: QBRBWRTE

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