5 wide receivers to avoid starting in fantasy football for Week 9

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Heading into Week 9, there are some tough matchups for wide receivers across the league. Ranging from the early Sunday morning game between the Chiefs and Dolphins, to the Monday night game between the Chargers and Jets.

In fantasy, it is important to have not just a top receiver, but good depth going into the playoffs. We have seen receivers make an impact that may have not been expected in the beginning of the season, like Rashee Rice and the obvious choice of Rams' receiver Puka Nacua.

When you head into your matchups this week in fantasy, if you have these receivers that are on this list, on your team, you may want to consider taking a huge risk of putting these receivers on your bench.

Here are the five wide receivers that fantasy football managers should put on the bench this week.

5.) Rashee Rice vs. Dolphins

In what should be the highest scoring game of the week in Frankfurt, Germany, the Chiefs and the Dolphins is a must-watch game starting off early on Sunday.

While there is no doubt that players like Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Jaylen Waddle, and maybe Raheem Mostert will be big factors in the game for their respective teams, one player on Kansas City who has been developing nicely in his rookie season may not get the targets or receptions as expected. Wide receiver Rashee Rice has been solid this season for the Chiefs (considering what the Chiefs have at the wide receiver spot). 

Rice will now find himself playing against cornerbacks in Jalen Ramsey and Xavien Howard, both who are ballhawks and are proven players at their position. Rice could be very well limited in this game so if you have Rice in a flex spot, it might be a better idea to find someone else for his spot this week.