NFL predictions: Week nine picks, previews, and fantasy advice

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 24: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos gestures with the football after a catch in the second half of the game against the Houston Texans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 24: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos gestures with the football after a catch in the second half of the game against the Houston Texans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 1: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos runs onto the field during player introductions before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 1: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos runs onto the field during player introductions before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Fantasy Football Denver/Houston

Sits

Demaryius Thomas

While Broncos Country wants Thomas to succeed, he probably won’t against the Broncos. Thomas is going into a new system and that will take time to learn.

Also, while a good receiver he’s never caught a pass from Deshaun Watson. Thomas is better off sitting on your bench a week until he’s more comfortable in the offense.

Projections- Three catches, 40 yards.

Deshaun Watson

Watson is coming off last Thursday’s game in which he threw five touchdowns against the Dolphins. That should carry over into Sunday’s game right? I don’t believe so. Mainly because the biggest weakness of the Texans may be the Broncos biggest strength.

The Broncos pass rush should be licking their chops looking at Houston’s offensive line. The pass rush should frustrate Watson and I that will hurt his value.

Projections- 200 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions.

Keke Coutee

Yes, all three of my sits are Texans but only because most of the Broncos players aren’t relevant in fantasy right now. Coutee has been a bit of a rising star this season, including a 109-yard performance off of 11 catches this season.

Once Will Fuller went down for the season it opened a door for Coutee, but the Texans traded for Thomas and he’ll see a lot of Chris Harris Jr in the slot. Both add up to a bad matchup for the rookie.

Projections- 2 catches, 25 yards.

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