Commentary

Eddie Royal to return to early season form

Updated: November 1, 2008, 7:25 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN.com

Week 9 in fantasy football is similar to Thanksgiving week in the real world. It is a point of demarcation where everyone pretty much knows his fate. An NFL team knows there are only four more games to go once the holiday is over, and if it doesn't have at least six wins at that point, it's almost certainly not going to make the playoffs.

Fantasy teams also have only four games after Week 9, and GMs know if their teams haven't notched at least four wins by that time, it's pretty much over, which results in many of them taking chances they might not otherwise take.