Fantasy Football DFS Week 9
Hello everyone and welcome to my DFS likes of the week. It’s officially the bye-pocalypse in this week 9 so you’ll have a lot of highly owned players in DFS this week. Despite that, the NFL has created many shootout potential games this week to like a lot of players. With that said, let’s get this started.
Drew Brees– DraftKings– $7,000. FanDuel– $8,300
Coming into week 9, Brees has been the 9th best fantasy QB. Doesn’t seem like it as he’s usually inside the top 5 throughout a whole season. But he’s been really good this year in real life and this week he takes on the Tampa Bay Bucs who allow 19 points to the position per week. Bree has actually been better on the road this year for fantasy purposes but the matchup is too good to pass up on him. In what should be a shootout game, Brees can easily surpass the 300-yard mark with no less than 2 TDs. Also, The Saints and their opponents average 53 points per game COMBINED at home this year. They’ll be plenty of points scored.
Russell Wilson– The man has been unstoppable this year and is my ROS #1 QB with Watson now injured for the year(so sad.) With some new help on the line, Wilson will be in line for yet another blowup game at home.
Adrian Peterson– DraftKings– $5,600. FanDuel– $6,800.
AP is an absolute bargain this week with the potential to land in the top5 at the RB position this week. The 49ers allow the MOST points to RB’s this year and they can’t score either. The game shouldn’t be high scored and AP should see 20 plus carries. The volume will be there and so will the production. It helps that The Cardinals plan to ride him all game. We should get a vintage AP game this Sunday and I am playing him with confidence.
Kareem Hunt: His price has continued to go down due to his lack of touchdowns. But against a high scoring Dallas Cowboys team, The Chiefs will be wise to run Hunt early and often to keep that Dallas offense off the field. He breaks his TD drought this week.
Both Saints RB’s: Both Ingram and Kamara have seen plenty of volume since the departure of AP. Ingram will get it down on the ground and Kamara through the air, easily.
Devin Funchess– DraftKings– $5,400. FanDuel– $6,100.
Yes, this is an obvious choice with the departure of Kelvin Benjamin, but I happen not only to like Funchess this week, I love him. Even with Benjamin, Funchess was the leading receiver on The Panthers. With Benjamin gone, he’ll go back to his comfortable Z receiver role. Sheppard and Samuel offer more speed from the WR position which should open more passing lanes for Funchess. As long as Olsen is out, he’ll remain the obvious red-zone threat for Cam. It helps he averaged 8 targets a game with Benjamin, he will be target hog going forward.
Cooper Kupp: Jared Goff’s favorite target against a Jack-Rabbit-less Giants defense. He should be a solid WR2 this week. Cooper plays the slot and DRC should see more time outside with Jenkins out. He is my gut feeling player of the week.
Vernon Davis– DraftKings– $4,100. FanDuel– $5,400
Let’s look at the facts when Reed is out, Davis becomes The Redskins best down the field receiver. He’s still that talented. Jordan Reed is already declared out for week 9 and Vernon will slide into his spot at the TE position. The Seahawks give up 11 points a game to the TE position which is middle of the pack. But we just saw them allow over 30 points to the Texans so they are still vulnerable. Earl Thomas is also out this week leaving the options to guard Davis defensive limited for the Seahawks. I believe the Redskins will be chasing points all game and will abandon the run early.
Jake Elliot- FanDuel- $5,00
There isn’t much as to why I like Jake Elliot as my kicker of the week aside from the fact of what Butker did to the Broncos last week. Allowing 10 points to the position helps as well.
Eagles- DraftKings– $3,300. FanDuel– $5,200
A favorite defense of a lot of people this week, The Eagles will be home against a Brock Osweiler led Broncos offense. I cant see him doing much even against a pedestrian defense. Team defenses are averaging 12 points against the Broncos and the Eagles defense have been hot of late. I see two turnovers for them minimum this week.