Fantasy Football: 5 studs, 5 duds in Week 9

  • A couple of tight ends have big days
  • Michael Thomas puts up a goose egg
  • Rams offense needs Matthew Stafford

Nov 5, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith (81) reacts with teammates
Nov 5, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith (81) reacts with teammates / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns
Nov 5, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (2) celebrates after / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Week 9 stud: Amari Cooper, WR, Cleveland Browns

As predicted, the Arizona Cardinals were absolutely abysmal this week, but Amari Cooper should not have to apologize for that.

Deshaun Watson returned to the lineup for the Browns this week and he relied heavily on his No. 1 target in the passing game. Cooper caught all five of his targets, finishing the game with five receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown. This is an encouraging sign for this team and if Watson can stay healthy, Cooper has a chance to be a top 10 wide receiver on a weekly basis.

Week 9 dud: Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints

Remember when Michael Thomas was a lock to score double-digit points for your fantasy team every week? That seems like ages ago and this week has to make owners wonder what they will ever get from him in terms of positive production going forward.

Derek Carr completed 25 passes for the New Orleans Saints against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, and not one of those went to Thomas, who was targeted just once in the passing game. That's not a good look for him or your team.