Patrick Mahomes leads quarterback fantasy football rankings for Week 9

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6)Tua Tagovailoa (at Kansas City)
7)Jalen Hurts (vs. Dallas)
8)Derek Carr (vs. Chicago)
9)Justin Herbert (at New York Jets)
10)Sam Howell (at New England)

Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts are also great options this week and probably the last two quarterbacks who are must-start and don't need much thought. After these two, there are some potentially good starts but they are not as certain.

At number eight, I have Derek Carr and like this matchup this week against a Chicago Bears defense that has struggled. It is at home and since Alvin Kamara the Saints' offense looks much better and over the past three weeks, Carr has had at least 300 passing yards and one touchdown.

The other quarterback that I like in this group this week is Sam Howell who had a career game last week against the Eagles. He finished with 397 passing yards and four touchdowns but Bill Belichick has done a good job against inexperienced quarterbacks. With the other questions at the position and the four teams on bye, Howell has a great chance to finish in the Top 10.