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Rich Keefe's Fantasy Brief: Week 9 QB Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

BOSTON (CBS) - Once again it's a tough week for a lot of fantasy owners just based on the amount of byes -- Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay and Tennessee all have the week off.

You may have been rolling along, and all of a sudden it's Week 9 and you're left scrambling to find a starting quarterback.

Well Rich Keefe has you covered!

Wednesday night on 98.5 The Sports Hub, Keefe provided two quarterbacks to start and two quarterbacks to sit this week.

Start 'Em

Alex Smith

St Louis Rams v Kansas City Chiefs
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"I'm going back to the well. I admit I was wrong last week. He had a good matchup against the Rams last week but did not exploit it . . . he's playing the Jets this week at home. The Jets secondary has been brutal -- look at Kyle Orton last week! He was, I believe, the third-highest scoring quarterback last week behind a historic Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady. Alex Smith stinks, but if you have Matt Ryan or Aaron Rodgers on the bye, you could do a lot worse than trotting out Smith this week. He didn't throw a touchdown against the Rams, and in today's NFL it's nearly impossible to go two weeks without throwing a touchdown."

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers v Denver Broncos
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"Every week he's one of those guys where you're kind of on the fence about starting in a 12-team league. He's certainly owned everywhere, but it's whether or not you use him. The 49ers are coming off a bye, prior to that he did not have a very good game against Denver. This week the 49ers are at home against the Rams. I would trust Kaepernick against the Rams."

Sit 'Em

Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

"I would not get sucked into the Robert-Griffin-is-back talk. It looks like he's gonna start at Minnesota, which believe it or not, that team has been good against opposing quarterbacks this year. They have not allowed a 300-yard passer. Minnesota is the second best defense against quarterbacks this year. I don't know how Robert Griffin III is going to be moving around, but I didn't like him at the beginning of the year when he was healthy. I would at least wait-and-see with Griffin. I wouldn't expect a whole lot this week."

Brian Hoyer

Oakland Raiders v Cleveland Browns
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"The reason I even mention him in this category is because he has a good matchup and people might consider starting him. I think the shine has come off of Brian Hoyer and the Browns a little bit. Last week he was at home against Oakland and threw one touchdown -- he should have done better than that. The week before he was at Jacksonville -- two great matchups right in a row -- and he was awful in that game. I know he's got the Tampa Bay Bucs at home, and it looks like a good matchup, but I would sit him."

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