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Fantasy Football Week 9 Rankings

If you're a Cowboys fan, the chances are the only championship you'll be celebrating in the NFL world is a fantasy football championship this year.

Week 9 is upon us and the Dallas receiving crew looks like they could have a large fantasy impact this weekend as they take on the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau field on Sunday night. If Dallas plays like they have all year, they'll be in catch up mode for most of the game which means quarterback Jon Kitna will be targeting the likes of Austin Miles, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten early and often.

Rotoworld lists Jon Kitna as the 15th best quarterback available this week, which is almost right in the middle since there's only 26 teams playing this week. Kitna is ranked better than quarterbacks like Matthew Stafford, Carson Palmer, Mark Sanchez and Josh Freeman so he's certainly worth a look if you're in a deep league. Even if you're in a 12 team league and your other options are Joe Flacco, Ryan Fitzpatrick or Brett Favre, I'd certainly give Kitna a look.

Felix Jones, despite being listed as questionable, is the 15th best running back play this week again according to Rotoworld, making him a must start. Marion Barber is listed as the 37th and is only worth a start if you're desperate to try to steal a touchdown. I dropped Barber in my league earlier this year and haven't regretted it yet.

The Dallas receiving crew, as expected, is ranked highly this week. Austin Miles is listed as the fourth best receiver this week, behind only Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks and Roddy White. Dez Bryant is a must-start this week as well, ranked 21st. He and Kitna have seemed to develop a rapport so far and if Bryant owners are lucky, that trend will continue on Sunday. 

Roy Williams is worth a look as a back-end WR 2 or a flex spot. Rotoworld ranks him as the 49th best wide out option this week. With five touchdowns already this year, he's on pace for 11 for the season. He's worth a look if your flex spot options aren't great.

Jason Witten is also an excellent start this week. Rotoworld lists him as the top TE this week and I can't blame them. With Kitna at QB, Witten has caught two of his three touchdowns on the year. He's also caught 10 and 9 receptions with Kitna at QB in each game - his top two totals of the year.

Needless to say, I'd avoid the Dallas defense like the plague this week against Green Bay. I'd avoid them anyway from here on out. They're not worthy of a roster spot.

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