Gordon shows off his game-breaking skills
On bye: Baltimore, Houston, Minnesota Denver, These players saw their fantasy values increase or decrease most based on their performances in Week 9:
WR Josh Gordon, New England Patriots: Injuries to Sony Michel and Rob Gronkowski have depleted the Patriots’ playmakers. Gordon can fill the void, as he showed on his 55-yard touchdown bomb vs. Green Bay.
TE O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: A pair of TD catches Sunday gave Howard three in two games. Over the last three weeks, he has the third-most fantasy points at the position.
RB Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers: The Niners offense looked decent under new QB Nick Mullens in a Thursday night rout. Raheem Mostert’s season-ending injury puts Breida back atop the depth chart.
TE Jeff Heuerman, Denver Broncos: Heuerman hadn’t totaled more than nine receptions in either of his previous two seasons. He eclipsed that total in one game by catching 10 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.
RB Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks: With Chris Carson aggravating his injured hip, Davis will be in line for more work. Looking ahead, he has enticing matchups against the 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in fantasy playoff Weeks 15 and 16.
RB Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears: After four terrific weeks with touchdowns in every game, Cohen disappeared against Buffalo. Scat-backs can be difficult to rely on every week.
WR Jordy Nelson, Oakland Raiders: The Raiders falling behind early against the 49ers should have been good for Nelson’s stat line. However, he managed only two receptions for 16 yards, his third consecutive game with fewer than 20.
RB Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints: His early fumble might have put him in the doghouse. Ingram was quiet as Alvin Kamara put up huge numbers against the L.A. Rams.
TE Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings: In such a prolific offense, Rudolph hasn’t scored since Week 3 and had just two targets for 28 yards. He still has value, but his pedestrian weekly numbers have been frustrating.
WR DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins: Coming off a 134-yard effort, a home matchup against the New York Jets looked great. Instead, Parker had one catch.
The Packers stopped the Patriots’ Josh Gordon here, but he had five receptions for 130 yards and a TD. STEW MILNE/USA TODAY SPORTS