NFL DFS Best Plays for Week 9 (Fantasy Football)
Each week we will review some of the content found in the DFS Pass and discuss some of our most confident plays heading into Sunday. A lot can change over the weekend, especially with injury news (See Betz’s Injury Blitz podcast) and roster percentages shifting who is in-or-out before roster lock time. Let’s review.
- Locked-in Cash Plays
- CORE Plays
- Game Stacks We Love
- Full-On Fades of the Week
- Favorite Leverage Plays
- Favorite Dart Throws
- Boldest Calls of the Week
Locked-In Cash Plays
Borg – Josh Jacobs is locked in my cash lineup. The pricing on both sites ($6900-DK, $7500-FD) is soft considering he is seeing 22 opportunities per game. The last time we saw Jacobs with Aidan O’Connell, the rookie QB peppered him with 11 targets. That type of workload at this price in a game the Raiders are favored at home makes him a no-brainer to me. The Giants rank 27th in rush DVOA and 24th in EPA per rush attempt.
Betz – Pop Douglas is an interesting fade in tournaments, but in cash games, he’s a tough fade at just $4,000 on DK given his PPR-friendly role and the current state of the New England WR room. The matchup against Washington is pretty self-explanatory. They’re dead last in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs and they just lost their top two pass rushers at the trade deadline, which theoretically gives Mac Jones an improved matchup. By playing Pop, you can get up to the stud RBs and/or A.J. Brown.
DraftKings Core Plays
These are the 3-5 players at each position we have mixed in our cash player pool. Based on salaries, late news, and budget constraints, it is guaranteed you will not be able to fit in all of them. But their high floors and team-implied totals make them great plays for the week in both cash & GPPs.
These are simply in order of favorite core players. You obviously won’t be able to fit all in a cash lineup and there are salary tradeoffs for paying up at each position.
Dak is our top QB in cash as we discussed all week on the podcast. His splits against Dallas along with Philly’s pass funnel defense give him such a high floor. Hurts and Lamar both are valuable spend-up options on a slate that doesn’t have a ton of competition at the QB position. Sam Howell is more expensive than last week but with Washington ranking #2 in PROE, expect enough pass attempts for him to “get there” albeit on the road. Keep in mind the Patriots DST is a chalky defense.