FanDuel GPP Picks Week 9
I have to say, when Chris Hogan and Russell Shepard came down with early TDs last week I was feeling pretty good about those two WR picks. Then of course, J.J. Nelson, Jamison Crowder, Tyreek Hill, Kendall Wright and Andrew Hawkins all had blow up games and reminded me how deep this pool of undervalued players can potentially be on a weekly basis. Brandon Sanders did have the #11 RB at a great price with Devontae Booker and Kyle Borgognoni made a great call trusting C.J. Fiedorowicz to keep up his impressive performance as he finished as the #5 TE in FanDuel scoring. With 8 of our last 15 picks having finished as #11 or better at their positions, I have high hopes as we make our way to the second half of the regular NFL season. As always these are GPP picks that were chosen because they fit the following criteria:
1. They are cheap to own in comparison to the top players at their positions.
2. We believe that they could have a big game in Week 9 and help you win in larger tournaments.
WR Corey Coleman vs DAL, $5600
“The rookie speedster could return this week from being put out with a severe hand injury. Beforehand Coleman was the clear Number 1 receiver and is poised to take that role over upon his return. A good stack with Corey and the QB Cleveland they choose could be great for GPP play this week.”
-Brandon Sanders, @brandontsanders
QB Josh McCown or QB Cody Kessler vs DAL, $7100 or $6000
“McCown may be the Browns’ millionth different quarterback this season but he has a chance to help you win a million on Sunday. McCown performed well fantasy wise last week against the New York Jets, throwing for over 340 yards and 2 TD. This week he faces a Cowboys secondary that was hit with two huge injuries in starting safety Barry Church and starting cornerback Morris Claiborne. He also might get rookie receiver Corey Coleman back after missing time with a broken hand. However, fellow quarterback Cody Kessler has been cleared to play and has a chance to start. I don’t love Kessler as much, but he still provides a cheap option at QB. Coming off a big win and facing the Steelers next week, this has a small chance of becoming a trap game for the Cowboys. If it isn’t, either Browns’ quarterback will still have plenty of garbage time to put up fantasy points.”
-Nick Martinez-Esquibel, @THENickMartinez
WR Tyrell Williams vs TEN, $5600
“Tyrell Williams is averaging 83 yards per game this season when he doesn’t play the Denver Broncos. He now gets a home matchup with the Titans who have allowed the 7th most receiving yards in the league. Williams will also receive a bump up in value if Travis Benjamin, who is dealing with a PCL injury, is forced to miss the game.”
-Keaton Denlay, @keatondenlay
RB Darren Sproles @NYG, $4800
“After much discussion, it was clear that head coach Doug Pederson’s wishes came true as Darren Sproles led the Philly backfield in touches during their Week 8 OT loss to the Cowboys. Sproles had 20 touches to Ryan Mathews measly five. At this rock bottom price, you’re getting a 0.5 PPR asset with a workload that should remain steady. The Eagles are 3 point underdogs on the road and I like Sproles to be a solid contributor especially if they’re playing from behind. I can see 100 yards from scrimmage and a possible TD which is phenomenal possibility at this price point at the RB position.”
-Kyle Borgognoni, @kyle_borg
WR Kendall Wright @SD, $4900
Usually when I make these picks I like to go position by position and just scroll until I see a name that jumps out at me towards the bottom of the list. This week that name was easily Kendall Wright. He’s buried pretty deep this week, costing less than $5000 to slot in to your lineup, which is surprising considering he’s finished as a top 10 receiver in 2 of his last 3 games. He’s clearly taken over the role of #1 receiver for the Titans as he out-snapped both Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews last week. Marcus Mariota is playing well and the Titans offense is taking on a Jason Verrett-less San Diego secondary. I’m just not sure what’s not to love about him this week for that price.
-Travis Strickland, @DFS_Travis