Updated: Sunday, Nov. 5 at 12pm ET

If you're reading this, you must be ready to build some winning NFL Week 9 DFS lineups. As you've probably been following along, this is a pretty ugly main slate as the Kansas City Chiefs/Miami Dolphins game is way too early and in Frankfurt, Germany and the Buffalo Bills//Cincinnati Bengals game closes us out on Sunday Night Football. So yeah, thanks, NFL. Appreciate you giving us some premium artisanal bread for our giant turd sandwich. Relax, I'm exaggerating. We get the Philadelphia Eagles/Dallas Cowboys game here. Of course, as the best game on the main slate with the highest implied game total, it's going to be Chalk City. All we now have to do is figure out if the chalk hits – where is our supporting cast coming from? Or, if the chalk doesn't hit, which game is going to potentially pop off and can we get the players at lower ownership? All this and more to come, but before we start talking Example Lineups, let's catch up on the Sunday morning NFL news.



Just a few notes here about the lineups below...

The cash lineups were built solely off the players I put in the Playbook. These are the guys who, unless I have indicated otherwise, offer up the higher floor and will help you cash in your Double-Ups and 50/50s. For GPP tournaments, particularly the large-field ones, you need to find alternative routes to the cash line. I will utilize players from the Playbook and the DFS Dart Board to fill in the gaps, but what I am looking for are some lower-owned stacks that make sense based on expected game flow and other news. You may also see in the GPP lineups, there may be some names I haven't discussed this week on the site, but have talked about during the week on the Fantasy Alarm Show or even on the Fantasy Alarm Sunday Gameday Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. You will also notice, though, that others on the site have mentioned some of these players in places such as the position coaches, so it's not like we're trying to hide anything from you. The only time, and I mean the only time you will see a player in a GPP lineup who hasn't been discussed is if we are using a stack and need a player from the other team coming back. But it's rare when that happens.

Again, these lineups are meant to serve as examples for you; a sounding board, as I said. They are not meant for you to plug in as your own. That's the lazy way and we don't condone it. We are trying to teach you how to be a better DFS player; we aren't lineup-sellers. You should be creating your own lineups using all the information we provide you throughout the week and then coming here to see if there is anything you may have missed or simply for an alternative perspective.

**Be sure to check the Playbook and Dart Board for late changes

Best of luck to you this week and let's make some money!


According to Adam Schefter:

Rams’ QB Matthew Stafford, listed as questionable for Sunday due to his thumb injury, is unlikely to play vs. the Packers

Cardinals are not activating QB Kyler Murray off the PUP list by today’s 4 pm deadline, making him ineligible to play Sunday vs. the Browns.

Rams’ Puka Nacua, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a knee injury, is expected to play vs. the Packers

Colts’ WR Josh Downs, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a knee injury, is “tracking to play” vs. the Panthers

Panthers’ WR D.J. Chark, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an elbow injury, is expected to play vs. the Colts

Players ruled out for Sunday include Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Robert Hunt, Brandon Jones, Dameon Pierce (pictured), Robert Woods, Brevin Jordan, Logan Hall, Curtis Samuel, DeVante Parker, Drake London, Keith Smith, Laviska Shenault, Justin Houston, Braden Smith, Jaquan Brisker, Nate Davis, Tremaine Edmunds, Terell Smith, David Bell, Greg Newsome, Emari Demecado, Graham Gano, Tyrod Taylor, Darren Waller, Divine Deablo, Boston Scott, Cam Jurgens, Bradley Roby, Josh Tupou and A.J. Klein.

Other News:

Giants placed QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs) on injured reserve.

Cardinals ruled out RB Emari Demercado (toe) for Week 9 against the Browns.

DeVante Parker (concussion) is out for Week 9 against the Commanders.

Odell Beckham. (shoulder) was removed from the Week 9 injury report and will play against the Seahawks.

Michael Wilson (shoulder) was listed as questionable for the Cardinals’ Week 9 matchup against the Browns.

Patriots WR Tyquan Thornton (foot) is questionable for Week 9 vs Washington.

Giants placed TE Darren Waller (hamstring) on injured reserve

Texans TE Brevin Jordan (foot) won’t play in Week 9 vs the Bucs.


There are currently no weather issues for Sunday.


As a reminder, when you're stacking in GPP, you always want to run someone back from the opposing team. One-sided games often turn to a running back seeing higher-than-usual volume or the back-ups start to play. For a stack to really pop, the other team needs to keep things competitive. 

Chalk Stacks (Expect High Ownership): 

*Eagles: Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith or Dallas Goedert (Pollard or Lamb coming back)

*Cowboys: Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks or Jake Ferguson or Tony Pollard (Swift or Brown coming back)

*Ravens: Lamar Jackson, Zay Flowers, Mark Andrews or Odell Beckham (Walker or Metcalf coming back)

Saints: Derek Carr, Alvin Kamara, Chris Olave or Michael Thomas (Roschon or Foreman coming back)

Texans: C.J. Stroud, Nico Collins, Tank Dell or Noah Brown or Devin Singletary (White or Evans coming back)

*Falcons: Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Pitts, Van Jefferson or Bijan Robinson (Mattison or Akers coming back)

Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:

Seahawks: Geno Smith, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett or Jake Bobo (Andrews or Flowers coming back)

*Buccaneers: Baker Mayfield, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin or Cade Otton (Singletary coming back)

Browns: Deshaun Watson, Amari Cooper, Elijah Moore or David Njoku or Jerome Ford/Kareem Hunt (Ingram coming back)

Patriots: Mac Jones, Demario Douglas, DeVante Parker or Hunter Henry (Robinson or McLaurin coming back)

Commanders: Sam Howell, Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson or Jamison Crowder (Stevenson or Douglas coming back)

Packers: Jordan Love, Christian Watson, ROmeo Doubs or Aaron Jones (Henderson or Freeman coming back)

Rams: Matthew Stafford/Brett Rypien, Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua (A Jones or Doubs coming back)

*Colts: Gardner Minshew, Michael Pittman, Josh Downs or Jonathan Taylor (Hubbard or Thielen coming back)

Panthers: Bryce Young, Adam Thielen, Jonathan Mingo or Chuba Hubbard (Taylor or Moss coming back)

*Raiders: Aidan O'Connell, Davante Adams, Jakobi Meyers or Josh Jacobs (Barkley coming back)

Giants: Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Wan'Dale Robinson (Jacobs coming back)

Dart Throw Stacks:

Bears: Tyler Bagent, DJ Moore, Darnell Mooney or Cole Kmet (Kamara coming back)

Cardinals: Clayton Tune/Kyler Murray, Marquise Brown, Trey McBride (Ford or Hunt coming back)

Vikings: Jaren Hall, T.J. Hockenson, Jordan Addison (Bijan or Pitts coming back)

*denotes favorite

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