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Charting his last 10 regular-season outings played in the Eastern Time Zone, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson boasts stellar averages of 276 yards passing and 2.4 touchdowns.

BATSBY Sports offers up its final positional rankings for NFL Week 9, covering quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.

(We happily dismiss kicker and defensive/special teams listings.)

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BYES: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Philadelphia, L.A. Rams


  1. Josh Allen, Bills
  2. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  3. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
  4. Justin Herbert, Chargers
  5. Tom Brady, Buccaneers
  6. Matthew Stafford, Lions
  7. Kyler Murray, Cardinals
  8. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
  9. Deshaun Watson, Texans
  10. Derek Carr, Raiders
  11. Kirk Cousins, Vikings
  12. Lamar Jackson, Ravens
  13. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  14. Drew Lock, Broncos
  15. Teddy Bridgewater, Panthers
  16. Ryan Tannehill, Titans
  17. Drew Brees, Saints
  18. Nick Foles, Bears
  19. Philip Rivers, Colts
  20. Kyle Allen, Washington Football Team
  21. Cam Newton, Patriots
  22. Daniel Jones, Giants
  23. Sam Darnold, Jets
  24. Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins
  25. Garrett Gilbert, Cowboys
  26. Jake Luton, Jaguars


PASSING FANCY: Allen, Wilson, Big Ben lead the Week 9 passers
RUN TO DAYLIGHT: Cook, C-Mac, Kamara carry the Top 60 tailbacks

CATCH OF THE DAY: Julio Jones headlines Week 9’s Top 60 PPR wideouts

BIG AND BAD: Kelce, Cook, Fant, Waller highlight the Top 30 tight ends
PIGSKIN PERFECTION: The glorious ‘You Are Looking Live!’ preview
GOOD BEATS: 15 sweet betting picks for the NCAA, NFL weekend

FINAL FANTASY: The updated PPR rankings for all of NFL Week 9


  1. Dalvin Cook, Vikings
  2. James Conner, Steelers
  3. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  4. Derrick Henry, Titans
  5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs
  6. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  7. Chase Edmonds, Cardinals
  8. James Robinson, Jaguars
  9. Josh Jacobs, Raiders
  10. David Montgomery, Bears
  11. Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team
  12. DeeJay Dallas, Seahawks
  13. Todd Gurley, Falcons
  14. David Johnson, Texans
  15. Justin Jackson, Chargers
  16. J.K. Dobbins, Ravens
  17. Damien Harris, Patriots
  18. D’Andre Swift, Lions
  19. Melvin Gordon, Broncos
  20. Zack Moss, Bills
  21. Nyheim Hines, Colts
  22. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  23. La’Mical Perine, Jets
  24. Ronald Jones, Buccaneers
  25. Jonathan Taylor, Colts
  26. Le’Veon Bell, Chiefs
  27. Devin Singletary, Bills
  28. Phillip Lindsay, Broncos
  29. Mike Davis, Panthers
  30. Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers
  31. Jordan Howard, Dolphins
  32. James White, Patriots
  33. Brian Hill, Falcons
  34. Gus Edwards, Ravens
  35. Alexander Mattison, Vikings
  36. Wayne Gallman, Giants
  37. Latavius Murray, Saints
  38. J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team
  39. Adrian Peterson, Lions
  40. Joshua Kelley, Chargers
  41. Frank Gore, Jets
  42. Duke Johnson, Texans
  43. Benny Snell Jr., Steelers
  44. Jordan Wilkins, Colts
  45. Tony Pollard, Cowboys
  46. Jeremy McNichols, Titans
  47. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
  48. Kerryon Johnson, Lions
  49. Travis Homer, Seahawks
  50. Mike Boone, Vikings
  51. Patrick Laird, Dolphins
  52. Darrel Williams, Chiefs
  53. Cordarrelle Patterson, Bears
  54. LeSean McCoy, Buccaneers
  55. Devontae Booker, Raiders
  56. Dion Lewis, Giants
  57. Chris Thompson, Jaguars
  58. Jalen Richard, Raiders
  59. Alfred Morris, Giants
  60. Ty Johnson, Jets


  1. DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals
  2. Julio Jones, Falcons
  3. Stefon Diggs, Bills
  4. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
  5. Adam Thielen, Vikings
  6. Allen Robinson, Bears
  7. DK Metcalf, Seahawks
  8. Keenan Allen, Chargers
  9. Michael Thomas, Saints
  10. Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team
  11. Will Fuller, Texans
  12. A.J. Brown, Titans
  13. Mike Evans, Buccaneers
  14. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  15. Marvin Jones, Lions
  16. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers
  17. Jerry Jeudy, Broncos
  18. DJ Moore, Panthers
  19. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
  20. Justin Jefferson, Vikings
  21. Brandin Cooks, Texans
  22. DeVante Parker, Dolphins
  23. Chase Claypool, Steelers
  24. Sterling Shepard, Giants
  25. Henry Ruggs III, Raiders
  26. Amari Cooper, Cowboys
  27. Jamison Crowder, Jets
  28. Robby Anderson, Panthers
  29. Jakobi Meyers, Patriots
  30. DJ Chark, Jaguars
  31. Marquise Brown, Ravens
  32. Cole Beasley, Bills
  33. Darnell Mooney, Bears
  34. Russell Gage, Falcons
  35. Mecole Hardman, Chiefs
  36. Diontae Johnson, Steelers
  37. Christian Kirk, Cardinals
  38. Mike Williams, Chargers
  39. Tim Patrick, Broncos
  40. Zach Pascal, Colts
  41. Hunter Renfrow, Raiders
  42. Corey Davis, Titans
  43. Darius Slayton, Giants
  44. John Brown, Bills
  45. Antonio Brown, Buccaneers
  46. Randall Cobb, Texans
  47. Preston Williams, Dolphins
  48. David Moore, Seahawks
  49. Michael Pittman Jr., Colts
  50. CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys
  51. Curtis Samuel, Panthers
  52. Denzel Mims, Jets
  53. Quintez Cephus, Lions
  54. Tre’Quan Smith, Saints
  55. Laviska Shenault, Jaguars
  56. Emmanuel Sanders, Saints
  57. Nelson Agholor, Raiders
  58. Jalen Guyton, Chargers
  59. Marvin Hall, Lions
  60. Steven Sims, Washington Football Team
  61. Marcus Johnson, Colts
  62. Bryan Edwards, Raiders
  63. James Washington, Steelers
  64. Andy Isabella, Cardinals
  65. Scotty Miller, Buccaneers
  66. Anthony Miller, Bears
  67. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
  68. Demarcus Robinson, Chiefs
  69. Braxton Berrios, Jets
  70. Damiere Byrd, Patriots


  1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  2. Noah Fant, Broncos
  3. Jared Cook, Saints
  4. Darren Waller, Raiders
  5. Evan Engram, Giants
  6. Hunter Henry, Chargers
  7. Hayden Hurst, Falcons
  8. Jonnu Smith, Titans
  9. Eric Ebron, Steelers
  10. T.J. Hockenson, Lions
  11. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
  12. Mark Andrews, Ravens
  13. Jimmy Graham, Bears
  14. Greg Olsen, Seahawks
  15. Trey Burton, Colts
  16. Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers
  17. Dalton Schultz, Cowboys
  18. Jordan Akins, Texans
  19. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
  20. Albert Okwuegbunam, Broncos
  21. Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team
  22. Irv Smith Jr., Vikings
  23. Tyler Eifert, Jaguars
  24. Tyler Kroft, Bills
  25. Jack Doyle, Colts
  26. Ryan Izzo, Patriots
  27. Darren Fells, Texans
  28. Taysom Hill, Saints
  29. Chris Herndon, Jets
  30. Ian Thomas, Panthers

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Jay Clemons remains the only sports writer on the planet to capture Cynposis Media’s national award for Sports Blog Of The Year (beating out,,, The Players’ Tribune in 2015), along with the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s pre-eminent award for Best Writer (2008). Through the years, Mr. Clemons has been a key figure with numerous blue-chip sports/media brands, namely the Detroit Lions, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, Bleacher Report and the NBC/Universal family. With Sports Illustrated (2006-11), Clemons served a triple role with‘s heralded football coverage—editing Peter King’s famed ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ column, penning award-winning pieces for NFL and then writing/narrating scripted videos within the NFL and baseball realms. In 2013, Clemons’ first year with the company, FOX Sports South enjoyed a monumental increase of approximately 34 million Web hits in a 12-month cycle—merely posting 11 million hits the previous year. 

Then, over a two-month span in 2014, FOX Sports South amassed 19.5 million Web hits—a 60-day record for any FOX affiliate. And in 2015, Clemons claimed the aforementioned Cynopsis Media award on FOX Sports’ behalf, the company’s only national writing award during that period. Clemons, a graduate of Michigan State University  and Wayne State University, has been an on-camera Web-TV host for Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report and FOX Sports. In 2015, he also became the first-ever sports journalism professor at Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta.

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