The end of the fantasy football regular season is sneaking up on you, particularly in leagues in which a bunch of teams make it to the postseason.

That’s right — it’s Week 9! As usual, we’ve got the studs, duds and sleepers to help you make the perfect lineup. Remember to check out USA TODAY Sports’ rankings, and good luck!

Studs

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QB Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs

Ignore last week’s underwhelming performance — that came against the uber-tough Broncos D. This week he gets to face a pedestrian Cowboys defense against the pass.

RB Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals

The Cards’ game plan should just be to hand the ball to the future Hall of Famer 40 times. He’s in for a big day against the Niners, a bottom-three run defense.

WR Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

No 100-yard games yet, but I’m putting my money on his first one against the Bucs.

TE Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts

Last week’s huge game wasn’t a fluke — Jacoby Brissett will continue to look his way against Houston.

Duds

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QB Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans

The Ravens continue to be one of the NFL’s best teams against the pass. Even with Mariota coming off a bye, he might have a problem facing Baltimore.

RB Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles

It’ll be his first week with his new team and even if he gets plenty of PT, he’ll run right into the Broncos. Be patient, though — there are big things ahead for Ajayi.

WR Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks

Washington can be tough against the pass, and Baldwin’s had a handful of dud games this season. Still start him, but temper expectations.

TE Tyler Kroft, Cincinnati Bengals

The Jaguars own one of the league’s best defenses and Kroft didn’t exactly light it up last week against the Colts. It might be hard to find another option with so many players off, but if you can look elsewhere, do it.

Sleepers

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QB Jacoby Brissett, Indianapolis Colts

The Texans aren’t exactly all that great in the secondary, and the Colts might be throwing a ton to keep up with Deshaun Watson. If you’re struggling to fill your QB spot with so many teams on the bye, here’s an option with potential.

RB Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens

Tennessee is 10th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game. But the Dolphins — Collins’ last opponent — is also a top-10 team, and they allowed the runner to go off for 113 yards on 18 carries. After a breakout like that, Collins could be in for another heavy volume week.

WR Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions

Dude put up a 6-for-128 line against the tough Pittsburgh Steelers and has 25 targets in the last two weeks. Even with Golden Tate back, there’s a possibility of another solid performance.

TE Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders

The Dolphins allow opposing tight ends to score 15 points a week, the fifth-most in the NFL per ESPN. Hmmm.