Week 9 Running Backs | Week 9 Wide Receivers | Week 9 Tight Ends
I can’t imagine fading Tom Brady ($8,500) anymore, specifically in cash games. His price is ridiculous, but he literally hasn’t scored less than 25 DraftKings points in any game this season and is averaging 29.1 points per game. He has done it at home, on the road, versus good teams, bad teams, whatever. It doesn’t matter. He’s killing everyone! Now he gets a long week to prepare for the Redskins at home?! GOOD LUCK! I expect he’s going to shred Washington like he has to everyone all season long.
The boom-or-bust season continues for Eli Manning ($6,900) after an incredible 350 yards, SIX touchdown performance against the Saints in a losing effort last week. Many will flock to Drew Brees since he through for seven TDs and got all the industry press. It’s Manning that has a chance to back up his big day with another as he faces the porous Tampa Bay defense who has surrendered the 3rd most DraftKings points to opposing QBs and their last three weeks have been their worst three weeks, giving up 32.22, 34.18 and 25.08 to opposing play callers.
I love the prospects of Ben Roethlisberger ($6,600) this week. He’s priced the lowest he’s been all season and, while looking a little rusty in his first game back, I think he’ll be able to shake that off in a great matchup this week with OAK. Only four teams have allowed more points to opposing QBs this season than the Raiders. A great sign for Big Ben that he attempted 45 passes last week. With the injury to LeVeon Bell, the Steelers should be relying heavily on the passing game moving forward.
A really impressive game for Derek Carr ($5,500) last week, throwing for 333 and 4 TDs against a very good Jets defense. Carr is boasting a solid 15:3 TD to INT ratio and as now hit over 4x value in four games this season. This PIT/OAK game could very easily turn into a shootout and is boasting a 48 O/U which is third highest on the entire slate.
Keep an eye on the status of Tyrod Taylor ($5,300) this week. He hasn’t played since Week 5, but looks like he might be in-line to return to action this week. I would be very interested in rostering Taylor who was having a great fantasy season before his injury. He scored 23+ DraftKings points in three of his five starts this season and will face Miami at home this week, who he dropped 24.28 DraftKings points against in Week 3.
A very thin week at QB with bad matchups and a season-high six teams on BYE. Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.