5 players who struggled in fantasy football in Week 9

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Another week of fantasy has passed by and we are now entering the double digit numbers of the weeks. Week 9 had some surprises, expected plays, and disappointments as well. If you came out of this week with a win and you playoff hopes are still alive, there is momentum going into next week. However, if you were one of the teams that had unexpected disappointments, it may have set you back in a worse position.

For example, if you had Houston Texans' quarterback C.J. Stroud in your lineup, it was a great start as Stroud threw for 470 yards and 5 touchdowns. However, if you had some skill players like a Cooper Kupp or Puka Nacua, then chances are that your team hurt against your opponents.

As Week 9 gets wrapped up, there are five players who were a let down this week and could cause trouble for fantasy owners.

Here are the five disappointments from Week 9 in fantasy.

5.) Trey McBride - tight end, Arizona Cardinals

Last week against the Baltimore Ravens, Trey McBride was targeted 14 times and managed to bring in 10 catches for 95 yards and his first touchdown of the season. With the absence of Zach Ertz, McBride had the opportunity to make an impact in the Cardinals’ offense. However, this week against the Browns, no one on the offense for Arizona managed to get anything going. On 48 offensive plays, the Cardinals only gained 58 total yards in which McBride recorded just three catches for 22 yards off of 5 targets.

While it was almost expected that the Cardinals would indeed struggle against the Browns’ defense, it was shocking to see the underwhelming stats of the Arizona offense overall. With Ertz still out on the IR, McBride will look to bounce back against the Atlanta Falcons next week. It will also be interesting to see if quarterback Kyler Murray will end up playing or not, which could impact McBride in some way.