Week 9 is here which brings us to the mid-point of the season. The great news about daily fantasy football is that you can throw that all out the window if you have lost guys to injury and disappointing performances. I will breakdown my best plays for Week 9 on fanduel.com. You wont be able to use just studs so finding the some values is always important.
Cam Newton $8,900 - Newton gets to take on the brutal Atlanta defense that also can not run the ball so which means plenty of possessions for the Carolina offense.
Tony Romo $8,900 - Romo has been overplayed priced and played the last few weeks due to the Denver game but gets a fantastic match-up against Minnesota this week.
Philip Rivers $7,700 - A match-up vs the Redskins is good for just about any quarterback out there and Rivers coming off the bye is no exception
Jake Locker $6,700 - Locker has taken his game to the next level this year when he has been healthy and a facing that secondary in St. Louis is always a plus. Only risk is that they go back to their heavy running game like earlier this season.
Josh McCown $5,800 - McCown gets Green Bay in his first start since Cutler went down. McCown has his issues but the Bears new offense allows a good shot at solid numbers for any QB.
BUSTS - Andrew Luck $8,700 , Matt Ryan $8,700
Jamaal Charles $9,200 - Charles is the most consistent running back in the league who actually still has not had that monster game he is capable of.
Marshawn Lynch $8,600 - Everyone played his last week only to watch him fall on his face. Another great match-up so I am going to double down.
DeMarco Murray $7,500 - Murray has some risks for a pass first team and coming off an injury but Minnesota is very attractive defense to play against.
Eddie Lacy $6,800 - Lacy will be in around 50% of all lineups based on his price and match-up but hard to ignore going against the trend.
Mike James $4,800 - James is an interesting play despite what appears to be a horrible match-up vs. Seattle. The Seahawks can be a run a bit and James also has good hands to catch a few balls out of the backfield.
BUSTS - Trent Richardson $7,500, Ray Rice $7,300
Dez Bryant $9,100 - See Romo and Murray
Brandon Marshall $8,200 - Interested in seeing how much gets used this week. Back-up QB usually scares people away but a Monday Night guy will pull some in. I still think he is a solid play as the Bears will need to score points.
Antonio Brown $6,700- Brown is not scoring much lately but is as safe as they come with 6 to 8 catches per game
Pierre Garcon $6,400 - Garcon gets the bad Chargers secondary and only sharing regular targets with Jordan Reed right now.
T.Y. Hilton -$6,000 - Hilton is a boom or bust pick but should do well without Reggie Wayne around.
Keenan Allen $6,000 - Allen has become the go-to guy for Philip Rivers.
Kendal Wright $5,500 - Wright has at least 5 catches in this last 6 games and is due to find the endzone.
Denarius Moore $4,900 - Moore had a bad game last week but the game situation was the main reason and should bounce back nicely.
David Nelson $ 4,900 - Nelson does not have the upside of Moore but a lower floor while quietly becoming Geno Smith favorite weapon over the last few weeks.
BUSTS - Vincent Jackson $7,900 , Josh Gordon $7,200, Harry Doulgas $7,000
Rob Gronkowski $7,400 - Gronk was a disappointment last week but I am doubling down on Brady's favorite target.
Antonio Gates $6,000 - Gates should light up the Redskins.
Jordan Reed $5,600 - Reed will be heavily played and deservedly so for his value.
Tim Wright $4,900 - Wright is the number 2 target for Tampa and has done his best work without Mike Williams around who is lost for the season now.
BUSTS - Jimmy Graham $8,100, Jason Witten $6,300
Kickers and Defense
Rob Bironas and Tennesee Defense are the best value plays of the week, There is no reason to play for either of these positions based on what happens with random defense scores almost every week. Kansas City Defense could be the exception this week if Jeff Tuel is forced to start for Buffalo.
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