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Ameer Abdullah start or sit: Week 9 fantasy football advice

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Ameer Abdullah ahead of the Carolina Panthers Week 9 matchup against the New England Patriots.

Carolina Panthers v Atlanta Falcons
Ameer Abdullah of the Carolina Panthers runs with the ball in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Update — McCaffrey is officially ACTIVE for Week 9 vs. the Patriots. Abdullah shouldn’t have much of a role in the offense as the third string.

The Carolina Panthers look to make it two wins in a row when they meet the New England Patriots in Week 9. There’s a lot of activity in the Panthers backfield, with Christian McCaffrey being activated off injured reserve. It’s unclear whether the star running back will suit up for the game though.

Fantasy Football analysis: Panthers RB Ameer Abdullah

Abdullah has been the third-string running back for the Panthers, primarily getting touches as a receiver. He’s had on a bigger role with McCaffrey out, although that could change in Week 9. It’s hard to trust Abdullah as a viable fantasy option in any format.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Unless both McCaffrey and Chuba Hubbard are out in Week 9, there’s no format where Abdullah merits a starting spot over other running backs. He does have some value in PPR leagues, but even that’s not enough to have Abdullah in the lineup.