NFL DFS First Look Pricing for Week 9 (Fantasy Football)

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Another week and another chance to wipe the slate for DFS. On Tuesday, Betz and myself share some of these insights on the Fantasy Footballers DFS Podcast if you want further commentary on some of the salary standouts.

Every week the First Look article gives you a taste of the slate and some of the more intriguing salaries that DraftKings and FanDuel release. The goal is to identify early week cash game considerations as well as potential tournament plays before we piece together the stacking options. 

Check back on Thursday where Matthew Betz and myself share our official DraftKings and FanDuel picks for cash and GPPs exclusively in the DFS Pass.

Here are the games for this week’s main slate:

Road Team

Home Team Fav Team Line Total Date Time (ET)
Atlanta Falcons New Orleans Saints NO -5 43 Sunday

1:00 PM

Denver Broncos

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Dallas Cowboys DAL -7 48.5 Sunday 1:00 PM
New England Patriots Carolina Panthers NE -3 41.5 Sunday

1:00 PM

Minnesota Vikings

Baltimore Ravens BAL -5 49.5 Sunday 1:00 PM
Cleveland Browns Cincinnati Bengals CIN -3 46 Sunday

1:00 PM

Buffalo Bills

Jacksonville Jaguars BUF -14 49.5 Sunday 1:00 PM
Houston Texans Miami Dolphins MIA -7 46 Sunday

1:00 PM

Las Vegas Raiders

New York Giants LV -3 47.5 Sunday 1:00 PM
Los Angeles Chargers Philadelphia Eagles LAC -2.5 50.5 Sunday

4:05 PM

Green Bay Packers

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Kansas City Chiefs KC -2.5 54 Sunday 4:25 PM
Arizona Cardinals San Francisco 49ers ARI -2.5 46.5 Sunday

4:25 PM

Week 9 gives us 11 games on the main slate. Notice the teams off the main slate (NYJ, IND, LAR, TEN, CHI, PIT) due to Thurs/Sun/Monday Night games as well as who is on bye (DET, SEA, TB, WAS).


The QB position is wide open with a number of elite options including a rarity: Patrick Mahomes is the QB3. While he does lead the league in turnovers, we also know he can break any slate.


  • After finishing last week as the QB1 on the slate, Josh Allen ($8,200) is in a cupcake matchup on the road against Jacksonville.
  • Lamar Jackson ($7,300) is a relative value at home against Minnesota. He’s an early cash game consideration coming off the bye.
  • Jalen Hurts ($6700) had his first down game but at home against the Chargers, he’s back on our cash game radar.
  • Derek Carr ($5900) is also coming off the bye and his propensity to go deep could be valuable against the Giants
  • With the news of Jameis Winston tearing his ACL, Taysom Hill ($5500) is going to be considered in cash if he returns from concussion protocol. In four starts last year, he was a QB1 in all of them including TWICE vs Atlanta. He had a 72% completion percentage in those starts and averaged 53 rushing yards + 1 rushing TD per game. Atlanta also can’t rush the passer with the fewest sacks in the league.
  • I know you probably need to hold your nose but Teddy Bridgewater ($5300) has some upside this week against Dallas on the road to just let loose on volume.

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