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Fantasy Land: Stud and Dud for Week 9

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02: Runningback Beanie Wells #26 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the football against Chris Wilson #95 and Kevin Barnes #25 of the Washington Redskins during the first quarter of the preseason NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    In what will be a weekly occurence, we'll give suggestions on who to start in your fantasy league, and who to sit on the bench. We'll try to avoid stating the obvious, like "startTom Brady" and dig a little deeper for some less obvious choices. Enough with the introduction, let's get started...

    Stud of the Week: Beanie Wells, RB, ARI — Wells has been battling a nagging knee injury all season which forced him to miss one game and miss practice for much of the season. But when he's played, he's been surprisingly good this season, highlighted by a 138-yard, 3-touchdown day against the Giants  back in Week 4. Now, he's going into a game against one of the worst run defenses imaginable in the St. Louis Rams, which DeMarco Murray shredded for over 250 yards two weeks ago. The Rams spanked the Saints last week in a shocker but the Saints don't have a running game to speak of. Wells provides that and should be in for a good game as long as he's available to play.

    Dud of the Week: Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI — Once again, a Cardinal makes the list, but this time it's for the wrong reason. If you have a better option at wide receiver, this might be the rare occasion where you want to consider sitting Fitzgerald on your bench. The Cardinals will be without quarterback Kevin Kolb and instead will be rolling Jake Skelton out there to throw the ball around. Fitzgerald has 12 career touchdowns versus the Rams, his most against any team. But don't be shocked if he doesn't extend that number this week with Wells likely to tote a lot of the workload.