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Week 9 Fantasy Live Blog: Kareem Hunt scores 3rd TD

Welcome to game day.

Sunday kicks off the second half of the 2018 season for a handful of teams. That includes the Cleveland Browns, who will take the field for the first time without former head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. More than a few fantasy players will have an eye on Cleveland to see how the Browns' bevy of offensive talents will perform under new management.

As always, keep your internet machines tuned here throughout Sunday for the latest fantasy news and developments. For a running list of inactives, make sure to stop by and visit our rankings page to find your replacement options.

Note: All times listed in eastern.

7:22 p.m. - Michael Thomas goes full Joe Horn to extend Saints' lead to 10

Joe Horn became a TD-celebration legend back in 2003 when he pulled a flip phone out from under the goalpost padding after a score. Michael Thomas recalled that moment in Saints history moments after extending his team's lead over the Rams.

7:13 p.m. - David Moore drops potential tying touchdown

Sunday's Chargers-Seahawks game came down to an untimed play with the home team trailing by eight points. That deficit, made possible by a series of misses by Los Angeles kicker Caleb Sturgis, could have been eliminated by a touchdown and successful two-point conversion. Unfortunately for Seattle, wideout David Moore dropped the would-be score to end the game. Moore had become a fantasy-relevant player in recent weeks and even helped push out Brandon Marshall from the Seahawks' 53-man roster. However, he didn't do his team any favors on that all-important play.

6:43 p.m. - Caleb Sturgis missed another extra point

The Chargers put themselves in strong position to win Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks after Desmond King pick-sixed Russell Wilson. However, Caleb Sturgis added a sour note upon missing the extra point, his second of the game. Los Angeles continues to look for a long-term position to its seemingly unending kicker problems.

6:22 p.m. - Rams running back not named Gurley scores TD

Fantasy players with Todd Gurley on their roster probably won't feel thrilled that another running back scored for the Rams, but Malcolm Brown deserves plenty of praise after his seemingly impossible balancing act resulted in a score. Even the announcers didn't believe Brown managed to stay in bounds as the play unfolded live.

6:08 p.m. - More kicker problems for Chargers

Few constants exist in life, but the Chargers and their kicking issues remain one of them. The team's current kicker, Caleb Sturgis, has now missed a field goal and an extra point on the afternoon. Los Angeles leads by nine points despite the special-teams woes, however.

5:42 p.m. - Drew Brees tearing apart Rams defense

Even the undefeated Rams don't want to see Drew Brees in the Superdome. The future Hall of Fame quarterback tossed his third score of the day just before halftime, this one to veteran tight end Benjamin Watson. Brees has as many touchdowns as incompletions at the moment.

5:11 p.m. - Brandin Cooks #RevengeGame is real

The revenge narrative usually means little, but Brandin Cooks looked legitimately fired up to score against his former team. The Saints and Rams have already produced 28 combined points, and the scoring doesn't seem likely to stop in the near future.

4:44 p.m. - Todd Gurley sets franchise record with 16th touchdown

Todd Gurley didn't take long to put the Rams on the board. The All-Pro running back tied the game with his NFL-leading 16th touchdown. The score also set a Rams franchise record for most in a single season. Meanwhile, Gurley remains on pace to challenge LaDainian Tomlinson's single-season TD record. You can read about Gurley's race for the record books below:

4:32 p.m. - Alvin Kamara draws first blood in Rams-Saints

In one of the biggest matchups of the day, the Saints have the early lead on the undefeated Rams. That comes thanks to Alvin Kamara, who beat the Los Angeles defense to the edge for the game's first touchdown.

3:52 p.m. - Julio Jones finally finds the end zone

Yes, it happened.

3:50 p.m. - Adam Thielen's historic receiving streak ends

Adam Thielen's star has risen considerably this season after putting up 100 or more receiving yards in the Vikings' first eight games. That streak came to an end Sunday when the Lions held the veteran wideout to four catches for 22 yards and a touchdown. While Theilen's streak has ended, Minnesota keep marching on.

3:39 p.m. - Calvin Ridley (head) questionable to return

While the Falcons have mostly had their way today, their star rookie wideout might have ended his day early. The team announced that Calvin Ridley suffered a head injury and is questionable to return. If Ridley remains out, Mohamad Sanu and Atlanta's pass-catching tailbacks could see an upstick in targets.

3:25 p.m. - Baker returns, throws touchdown

After medical staff checked out Baker Mayfield, the rookie quarterback returned to action and promptly threw a touchdown to Duke Johnson. The duo combined for a score earlier today.

3:20 p.m. - Baker Mayfield enters medical tent

Already down double digits on the scoreboard, the Browns now have to attempt a comeback with Baker Mayfield on the sidelines. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft entered the medical tent after taking a sack near the goal line. Tyrod Taylor has taken over at quarterback for now.

3:12 p.m. - Kareem Hunt casually scores third touchdown of afternoon

Perhaps mere mortals feel content with two touchdowns, but Kareem Hunt holds himself to a higher standard. The Pro Bowl running back scored hisย third touchdown of Sunday's game against the Browns with nearly an entire half left to play. Whatever chance Cleveland had to pull the upset has all but evaporated.

3:01 p.m. - Travis Kelce joins the two-touchdown club

Patrick Mahomes delivered a perfect pass through a tight window to Travis Kelce for the tight end's second score of the day. The Chiefs haven't put the Browns away just yet, but plays like that one leave Cleveland with little room for error.

2:49 p.m. - Tevin Coleman scores his second TD of the day

The Falcons haven't found a way to get Julio Jones in the end zone all season, but doesn't matter much when Tevin Coleman goes off. The running back caught his second touchdown pass of the day, putting Atlanta up 28-7 in what has become a one-sided affair.

2:27 p.m. - The Browns remembered that Duke Johnson exists

It shouldn't take a coaching-staff reshuffling for a team to start using one of its best players, but the Browns don't make things easy on themselves. After Baker Mayfield connected with running back Duke Johnson earlier in the day, he went back to the versatile running back for a 19-yard touchdown.

Cleveland successfully converted a two-point conversion moments after to cut the Chiefs' lead to six.

2:05 p.m. - Welcome back, Dalvin Cook

Few players have had more disappointing seasons than Dalvin Cook, the second-year running back that entered the year ready to take over the Vikings backfield. Instead, hamstring trouble has kept him out most of the season, leaving Cook and fantasy players understandably frustrated. However, Cook came back in a big way this afternoon:

1:55 p.m. - Curtis Samuel scores on double reverse

The new adventures of old Norv Turner continued Sunday with the Panthers running a double reverse for a 33-yard touchdown. Carolina's offense looks unstoppable against the undermanned Tampa Bay defense.

1:44 p.m. - Charles Clay (hamstring) quesitonable to return

Sunday hasn't gone well for the Bills thus far. Not only do they trail the Bears 7-0, but tight end Charles Clay left the game with a hamstring injury. If he cannot return, the underwhelming Nathan Peterman will have to work without arguably his best middle-of-the-field target.

1:39 p.m. - Matt Ryans throws first interception since Week 2

The Falcons' struggles have kept Matt Ryan from gaining recognition for his bounceback season. The former MVP quarterback entered Sunday having not thrown an interception since a Sept. 16 victory over the Panthers. However, that streak came to an end when a Ryan pass ended up in the arms of Washington defensive back Quinton Dunbar.

1:33 p.m. - Run CMC hurdles defender, goes 32 yards

Christian McCaffrey's sophomore season has gone far better than his first. The do-everything running back put his leaping ability on display as he hurdled a defender on his way to a big 32-yard gain. McCaffrey would score the Panthers' second touchdown of the game a few plays later.

1:15 p.m. - Tevin Coleman scores on long catch and run

The Falcons have played without their full backfield for several weeks, but they still have plenty of running-back talent at their disposal. Tevin Coleman went 39 yards -- freed by a perfect block by wideout Mohamad Sanu -- to pay dirt for Atlanta's first points of the day.

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