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Fantasy Football, Week 9: Start Roddy White, Michael Turner and LeGarrette Blount

I'm not exactly breaking new ground when I recommend starting Roddy White and Michael Turner, but it's worth reiterating. Regardless of who you have on your team, White and Turner are must plays against this Buccaneers defense. The Buccaneers are 30th in the NFL allowing almost 150 yards per game on the ground. Turner is coming off a huge 144-yard, two touchdown game in Week 7. This is a situation where two plus two does indeed equal four. Start Turner.

White has been unstoppable this season and now he gets to face an aggressive defense that leads the NFL in interceptions. I imagine we'll see at least a few double moves from White and he should keep this All-Pro train rolling with another big game.

Blount was my start of the week last week and he came through with 129 total yards and two scores. I'm sticking with the hot hand again in this one. If you have better options, play your studs but if you're looking for a RB2 to cover a bye week, Blount is a strong candidate. The Falcons have the sixth-best rush defense in the NFL but they'll be without Sean Weatherspoon again this week. The Buccaneers don't have the receivers that can beat the Falcons consistently and they'll want to keep the ball out of Matt Ryan's hands as long as they can. That's where Blount comes in.

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