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Week 9 Live Blog

by Ryan McDowell
Updated On: November 4, 2018, 1:01 pm ET

Week Nine is here and it brings up a whopping six teams on bye and many players with questionable health status, including Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and RB Sony Michel. Be careful with those two Sunday nighters.


(7:35PM) After a successful fourth-down conversion, the Saints will win this game 45-35. RB Alvin Kamara ended with 116 total yards and three touchdowns. 


(7:19PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Saints might have just clinched a huge win. Leading by three points with under four minutes left, QB Drew Brees hit WR Michael Thomas for a 72-yard touchdown to take a ten-point lead. Thomas now has an amazing 12/211/1 line for the game. 


(7:14PM) The Texans held on to defeat the Broncos after Denver missed a field goal at the buzzer while the Chargers survived a Seahawks comeback attempt and a pass from Russell Wilson just missed his WR David Moore for the potential game-tying score. 


(6:59PM) TOUCHDOWN: There's still nearly ten minutes left in the Rams/Saints game and the Rams have come back to tie the game thanks to a 41-yard touchdown from QB Jared Goff to WR Cooper Kupp and a successful two-point conversion. 


(6:52PM) Some big news from tonight's huge Patriots/Packers matchup...TE Rob Gronkowski and rookie RB Sony Michel are both inactive for the game. Find replacements if you can. 


(6:30PM) In his return after missing Week Seven and then last week's bye, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has totaled 


(6:22PM) TOUCHDOWN: Rams RB Malcolm Brown got into the end zone thanks to an amazing effort on an 18-yard scoring pass from QB Jared Goff. The Rams still trail 35-24 and are in danger of losing their first game of the year. 


(6:00PM) INJURY: Seattle RB Chris Carson is out for the remainder of the game with a hip injury. Carson entered the game with a questionable tag and totaled 40 rushing yards before leaving the game. 


(5:51PM) TOUCHDOWN: Here we go again...another Saints touchdown. RB Alvin Kamara scored his third touchdown of the first half, a one-yard run to make it 35-14. Kamara has 84 total yards in the game. 


(5:42PM) TOUCHDOWN: These two teams are not letting up. The Saints have scored again and now have a 14 point lead as the game nears halftime. QB Drew Brees hit veteran TE Ben Watson for a 13-yard score. 


(5:24PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Saints have regained the lead on a four-yard touchdown from QB Drew Brees to rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith. The rookie now has a 2/23/1 line midway through the second quarter. 


(5:22PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Chargers have added to their lead on a 30-yard touchdown pass from QB Philip Rivers to WR Mike Williams, his first catch of the day. The Chargers now lead in Seattle 19-7. 


(5:20PM) Finally, the top-scoring FF TEs for the week...

TE1- Travis Kelce

TE2- OJ Howard

TE3- George Kittle

TE4- Greg Olsen

TE5- Vernon Davis


(5:11PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Denver Broncos have their first touchdown of the day, coming on a 14-yard run from RB Devontae Booker. The Texans still lead 13-10. 


(5:09PM) INJURY: The back and forth scoring in New Orleans has been broken thanks to a lost fumble by RB Mark Ingram, who also suffered an apparent arm injury on the play. 


(5:04PM) TOUCHDOWN: The scoring continues in the Rams/Saints game. Rams QB Jared Goff connected with WR Brandin Cooks on a four-yard touchdown pass. Cooks had hauled in a 48-yarder earlier in the drive. 


(4:57PM) The top-scoring FF WRs for the week, as of now...

WR1- Adam Humphries

WR2- Julio Jones

WR3- Maurice Harris

WR4- Curtis Samuel

WR5- Calvin Ridley


(4:55PM) TOUCHDOWN: WR DeAndre Hopkins just caught a 16-yard score from QB Deshaun Watson, making it look easy and his team took a 13-3 lead over the Broncos. Nuk now has four grabs for 45 yards in the game. 


(4:53PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Saints and RB Alvin Kamara are into the end zone for the second time today and regained the lead. Kamara caught a 16-yard pass from QB Drew Brees for the score and now has 50 total yards for the game. 


(4:43PM) TOUCHDOWN: Chargers QB Philip Rivers hit WR Keenan Allen for a gain of 54 yards and then RB Melvin Gordon ran the ball in from 34 yards for the touchdown. After missing the two-point conversion, the Chargers lead 12-7. 


(4:40PM) TOUCHDOWN: If you're not already, you might want to go ahead and tune into the Rams and Saints game. It's going to be a fun one. The Rams answered the Saints opening score with one of their own, an eight-yard run from RB Todd Gurley


(4:37PM) The top FF RBs so far this week...

RB1- Kareem Hunt

RB2- Christian McCaffrey

RB3- Tevin Coleman

RB4- Duke Johnson

RB5- James Conner


(4:33PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Saints quest to give the LA Rams their first loss of the season is off to a good start. RB Alvin Kamara scored an 11-yard rushing touchdown on the team's opening drive. 


(4:30PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Chargers are on the board after QB Philip Rivers found a diving WR Tyrell Williams for a 12-yard score. They did miss the extra point and trail by one, 7-6. 


(4:29PM) It's also time to check out the top fantasy producers of the week, so far...

QB1- Matt Ryan

QB2- Patrick Mahomes

QB3- Ben Roethlisberger

QB4- Ryan Fitzpatrick

QB5- Nick Mullens


(4:23PM) All early games are now in the books. The final scores...

Steelers 23, Ravens 16

Dolphins 13, Jets 6

Falcons 38, Redskins 14

Chiefs 37, Browns 21

Vikings 24, Lions 9

Bears 41, Bills 9

Panthers 42, Buccaneers 28




(4:16PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Seattle Seahawks have an early lead in a game that is sure to see a lot of points. QB Russell Wilson's pass was pulled down by WR Jaron Brown, though it might not have been intended for him, for a ten-yard touchdown. 


(4:10PM) TOUCHDOWN: Rookie TE Jordan Thomas might just be for real. The Texans tight end caught his third touchdown in the past two games, giving Houston the rare opening-drive score. Former Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas caught a pair of passes on the drive, including a 31-yarder, giving him an early 2/49 line. 


(3:58PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Bears/Bills game has been over for a while but QB Mitch Trubisky is still pouring it on. He just hit TE Trey Burton for a short touchdown to extend the lead to 42-9. Burton has a 2/28/1 line for the game. 


(3:54PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Panthers are doing their best to avoid a Bucs comeback. QB Cam Newton found WR Curtis Samuel for a 19-yard touchdown, opening the lead back to 14 points. That's Samuel's second score of the game. 


(3:53PM) TOUCHDOWN: Our long national nightmare is over. Falcons WR Julio Jones has scored a touchdown, his first since Week 12 of last season, a 12 game stretch. Jones scored from 35 yards out and now has a 7/121/1 line for the game. 


(3:48PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Bills broke their touchdown-less streak as QB Nathan Peterman ran it in for a one-yard score. That's the Bills first touchdown since Week Six. They still trail the Bears 34-9. 


(3:46PM) INJURY: Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins limped to the sideline with an apparent ankle injury. He appears to be getting the ankle taped up again. 


(3:42PM) TOUCHDOWN: The play had to be reviewed but the Buccaneers have another touchdown, the second of the game for WR Adam Humphries. Tampa Bay now trails by just one touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Humphries has caught all eight of his targets for 82 yards. 


(3:37PM) With only two minutes left in the Lions/Vikings game, it appears that WR Adam Thielen's 100-yard game streak is coming to an end. Even with WR Stefon Diggs out of the lineup, Thielen has just four catches for 22 yards. 


(3:35PM) TOUCHDOWN: Playing for injured RB Chris Thompson, Redskins RB Kapri Bibbs found the paint on a three-yard run. The Falcons still lead 28-14 early in the fourth quarter. 


(3:29PM) INJURY: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is back on the field as it appears the veteran simply had the wind knocked out of him on the hard tackle. 


(3:26PM) INJURY: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was tackled from behind as he scrambled towards the sidelines and landed awkwardly on his right shoulder. He remains down on the field in pain. Fire up backup QB Josh Dobbs


(3:25PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Browns quickly got QB Baker Mayfield back and he just threw a touchdown pass to RB Duke Johnson, his second of the day. Johnson has now caught all seven of his targets for 79 yards and two scores. 


(3:23PM) INJURY: Browns rookie QB Baker Mayfield is in the blue medical tent and veteran TyRod Taylor is in the game with the Browns in the red zone. 


(3:20PM) One game we haven't checked on at all is the ugly Dolphins/Jets game, which is currently a 6-3 game, led by Miami. The two quarterbacks have combined for less than 250 yards. 


(3:13PM) TOUCHDOWN: Welcome to garbage time! Trailing by three touchdowns, the Bucs are throwing the ball every time. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick found slot WR Adam Humphries for a five-yard score to cut the lead to 35-21 with five minutes left in the third quarter. 


(3:11PM) With WR Allen Robinson missing his second straight game with an injury, rookie WR Anthony Miller leads the team with five receptions for 49 yards. WR Taylor Gabriel has a 3/45 line. 


(3:07PM) TOUCHDOWN: Finally, the Ravens had a successful trip to the red zone as RB Alex Collins ran it in from one-yard out. Collins has just 32 rushing yards on the day. 


(3:06PM) TOUCHDOWN: Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt has the hat trick, his third touchdown of the game. Hunt ran for the 10-yard score to make it 34-15 midway through the third quarter. 


(3:05PM) INJURY: Browns WR Jarvis Landry is back on the field and has five receptions for 49 yards on the day. 


(2:55PM) TOUCHDOWN: It's the day of multiple TDs! Chiefs TE Travis Kelce just joined the club, catching his second touchdown reception of the game on a 13-yarder. The Chiefs lead 28-15 early in the second half and Kelce has a 5/70/2 line. 


(2:53PM) INJURY: Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster briefly left the game to be checked for a concussion but passed the protocol and should be back soon. Juju has caught four passes for 40 yards so far today. 


(2:52PM) Redskins RB Adrian Peterson has proven to be game-script dependent this year and as his team is getting run out of the building by the Falcons, AP has just 15 yards on six carries. 


(2:48PM) TOUCHDOWN: Falcons RB Tevin Coleman has his second receiving touchdown of the game, a ten-yarder. Coleman has 129 total yards in the game. 


(2:44PM) There was some question about the status of Seattle RB Chris Carson for the late games but he is active today. RB Royce Freeman is officially OUT. 


(2:36PM) Let's check out the top fantasy producers from each position with most games at halftime.

QB- Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger

RB- Christian McCaffrey, James Conner, Kareem Hunt

WR- Calvin Ridley, Tyreek Hill, Antonio Brown

TE- OJ Howard, Greg Olsen, Travis Kelce


(2:35PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Bucs wisely went for it on fourth-down trailing 35-7 and TE OJ Howard scored his second touchdown of the game, catching a three-yarder. 


(2:28PM) INJURY: Few details are out yet but Browns WR Jarvis Landry ran into the locker room following the recent Cleveland touchdown. 


(2:25PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Browns has cut the gap to just five points as halftime approaches. RB Duke Johnson got a ton of work and scored the 19-yard touchdown on a pass from QB Baker Mayfield. Johnson has caught all six of his targets for 63 yards. 


(2:23PM) TOUCHDOWN: Bears RB Jordan Howard has his second score of the game, this time scoring from 18 yards out. The Bears are thrashing the Bills 28-0. 


(2:22PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Panthers had a rushing score by QB Cam Newton taken away so Newton found TE Greg Olsen for the 17-yard score to put them up 35-7 with four minutes remaining in the first half. 


(2:19PM) Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has caught all four of his first-half targets for 69 yards, leading the team. 


(2:13PM) TOUCHDOWN: Once we knew the Bills would be starting turnover machine QB Nathan Peterman in place of the injured QB Derek Anderson, who was starting for the injured QB Josh Allen, the Bears Defense became the slam dunk play of the week. They've already collected three turnovers, the most recent coming on an easy pick-six for LB Leonard Floyd. Chicago leads 21-0. 


(2:11PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Chiefs have another touchdown, the second of the day for RB Kareem Hunt. After an earlier receiving touchdown, Hunt ran it in from one-yard out, giving his team a 21-9 lead. Hunt has 85 total yards as halftime approaches. 


(2:10PM) Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey is dominating early in the day. He already has 95 total yards and just scored his second rushing touchdown of the game.


(2:08PM) TOUCHDOWN: A pair of disappointing players just hooked up for a touchdown as QB Alex Smith found WR Josh Doctson for a two-yard score to cut the Falcons lead in half. 


(2:03PM) TOUCHDOWN: That didn't take long. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins hit WR Adam Thielen for the two-yard score to earn a 14-6 lead. Thielen has 13 receiving yards on the day. 


(2:01PM) RB Dalvin Cook is back on the field for the Vikings but a reported pitch count had fantasy players staying away. Cook just broke off a 70-yard run to put the Vikings in the red zone. 


(1:59PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Steelers just added to their lead on a touchdown strike from QB Ben Roethlisberger to WR Antonio Brown from six yards out. That's the sixth straight game AB has a receiving touchdown. 


(1:58PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Browns have broken through for a touchdown after a successful fourth-down conversion. Rookie RB Nick Chubb got the three-yard score and has 61 total yards on the day.


(1:56PM) TOUCHDOWN: WR Julio Jones had a 26-yard reception to get the Falcons in the end zone and rookie RB Ito Smith finished off the drive with a 12-yard scoring run. 


(1:54PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Panthers are at it again, scoring on a 33-yard run by WR Curtis Samuel to give them a 21-7 lead. Expect more Ryan Fitzpatrick passes coming shortly. 


(1:46PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Panthers early success should lead to even more passing for QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bucs. They just scored on a four-yard pass to TE OJ Howard, who has two grabs for 19 yards so far. 


(1:44PM) TOUCHDOWN: Get used to hearing this. The Chiefs have scored. This time, it came on an 11-yard pass from QB Patrick Mahomes to TE Travis Kelce. KC leads 14-3 and the Browns have already seen two of their defensive backs leave the game with injuries. 


(1:41PM) TOUCHDOWN: QB Mitch Trubisky hit TE Trey Burton for a long 26-yard gain and that got the Bears into the red zone. Trubisky nearly ran it in himself but came up just short before RB Jordan Howard scored on a one-yard run to open the scoring in the game. The Bears lead the Bills 7-0. 


(1:35PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Panthers are laying it on the Bucs terrible defense. RB Christian McCaffrey just finished off the latest scoring drive with a three-yard touchdown run. Carolina leads 14-0 still in the opening quarter. 


(1:33PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Steelers have taken the lead on a short pass from QB Ben Roethlisberger to RB James Conner, who powered into the end zone from seven yards out. Conner has 57 total yards already. WR JuJu Smith-Schuster had a big 18-yard grab on the drive. 


(1:21PM) TOUCHDOWN: This is not a new score but it appears officials went back to review the earlier Vikings touchdown and gave the score to RB Latavius Murray, which would also take the fumble off his stat line. 


(1:18PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Browns tried to control the clock early in the game and the Chiefs just showed us why. QB Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs hit RB Kareem Hunt for a short pass and Hunt took it the distance, scoring from midfield for a 50-yard touchdown and a Kansas City lead. 


(1:17PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Redskins Defense has been solid in recent weeks but that didn't stop Falcons RB Tevin Coleman from slicing right through defenders for a 39-yard catch and run touchdown. That gives the Falcons a 7-0 lead. TE Austin Hooper also had a 23-yard grab on the drive. 


(1:16PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Panthers took advantage of the turnover as RB Alex Armah scored from one-yard out. 


(1:13PM) Another huge Week nine storyline involves the Buccaneers Offense. Veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has been reinstalled as the team's starter following a four-interception game from QB Jameis Winston last week. Fitzpatrick begins this game against Carolina with an interception of his own, badly overthrowing his intended receiver. 


(1:10PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Vikings have the first touchdown of the day. RB Latavius Murray reached for the goal line on a short run and had the ball knocked away. TE Kyle Rudolph fell on the ball and got credit for the touchdown. 


(1:07PM) Among the stories we'll be following closely today is the Browns under interim HC Gregg Williams. They begin with a fourth-down conversion on their opening drive as they move the ball against the Chiefs. 


(12:59PM) AMong the players that are ACTIVE today are RB Dalvin Cook, WR Quincy Enunwa and WR Robby Anderson. Vikings WR Stefon Diggs is OUT.