Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Week 9 Running Backs


Week 9 of the NFL season is already upon us. That was fast. In 8 short weeks, two of my year-long fantasy football teams have seen drastically different results in the backfield. Just check out this running back discrepancy -- Team A: Adrian Peterson, C.J. Anderson and Jeremy Langford. Dang, dang and dang. Team B: Le'Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman and DeMarco Murray. Score, score and score. I was able to snag Bell in the second round (thanks to the suspension), Freeman in the third and Murray slipped way down. Moral of the story: so much of fantasy football is luck. Injuries killed my running backs for Team A (though I was able to grab Jordan Howard and Terrance West from the free agent pool) and for Team B, I've been -- knock on wood -- sitting pretty. So it's not entirely your fault if your team is 2-6. And if you are 2-6, go try you luck in daily fantasy. But in the meantime, click through the gallery below to see our running back start and sit recommendations for Week 9. (Getty)