SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups - Week 9
Steve Pimental takes us through his NFL SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups for Week 9
Last Week’s GPP lineup wasn’t bad. Jared Goff and Julian Edelman delivered, and hopefully you pivoted to Latavius Murray once Alvin Kamara was ruled out. We even got 9.99 fantasy points from Josh Hill . Kenny Stills didn’t do much, but he’s always hit-or-miss. The real miss was Le’Veon Bell, but I’m not ready to give up on him just yet.
Russell Wilson X1.0
If Davante Adams is still out, I may switch to Aaron Rodgers , but Wilson just seems so safe, and I love the matchup. Wilson is averaging more fantasy points than any quarterback on the slate, and he’s proven he has an awfully high floor.
Kirk Cousins X1.2
Much like my Russell Wilson call, this is contingent on Adam Thielen being able to play. If Thielen cannot go, I’ll probably switch to Matthew Stafford , who has a slightly lower multiplier than Cousins and probably a slightly tougher matchup.
Mitchell Trubisky X1.6
The way to beat Philadelphia is through the air, and Trubisky has multiple touchdown passes in two of his five full games. Trubisky can be good when he has time and/or his first read gets open, and I’m betting that’s the case Sunday.
I’m not expecting a whole lot from Brandon Allen , but Cleveland’s defense is not scary, and if Allen throws two or three touchdowns, you’ll wish you had him in your lineup.
Le’Veon Bell, X1.45
I promise I will stop recommending Bell if he is bad this week. Jets’ head coach Adam Gase said he needs to get Bell more touches after Bell had 11 last week. In a soft matchup against Miami, this is the perfect spot for Gase to keep his lead back happy and feed him the ball.
Green Bay has been terrible against the run, and I suspect both running backs will eat in this matchup. I think Gordon’s floor is higher and his ownership will be lower, but Ekeler has been the better fantasy play this season.
Dalvin Cook X1.1
Chris Carson nearly made this list, but Cook has the better matchup and has been far more productive this season. I might go with Carson in a GPP, especially since he has a higher multiplier.
Royce Freeman X1.75
I’m not convinced losing Joe Flacco hurts Freeman that much, and I think he’s too good for such a high multiplier.
Jaylen Samuels X1.85
This is a no-brainer if James Conner is out.
D.K. Metcalf X1.4
If Wilson is going to have a good game and throw a few touchdowns, at least a couple have to go to either Tyler Lockett or D.K. Metcalf. Lockett has been far more consistent, but Metcalf may be the better red zone target.
Adam Thielen X1.15
I would probably have Thielen on this list even if he didn’t have a multiplier. The only receiver on this slate I might like better is Tyreek Hill . I certainly prefer Thielen to everyone who has a lower multiplier.
D.J. Moore X1.7
Moore has at least 12 fantasy points in four of his last six games, and I certainly don’t blame him for struggling against San Francisco last week.
John Brown X1.45
Brown caught five passes for 54 yards in poor weather last week, and I like his chances of improving on that in better weather this week. I still don’t think his multiplier has caught up to how good of a player he is.
Courtland Sutton X1.35
This is one of the easier matchups Courtland Sutton has seen so far this season, and he is already averaging more fantasy points than Davante Adams , Kenny Golladay and several other high profile receivers.
Chris Herndon X1.6
If Herndon is ever actually able to play, his multiplier will probably drop rapidly. Ryan Griffin just put up 24.6 fantasy points in this offense last week, and Herndon is a much better player with a much better matchup this week.
Eric Ebron X1.65
Ebron has touchdowns in three of seven games this season, and those aren’t bad odds considering you’re getting 1.65X the points.
Jacob Hollister X1.85
I may just stay in this range for tight ends every week. Hollister is risky, but he appears to be emerging in Will Dissly ’s absence. Tight end feels like a crap shoot at every level, so you may as well give yourself a high multiplier.
Goedert’s multiplier remains fairly high despite catching touchdowns in consecutive weeks. Ertz’s multiplier is rising with each mediocre game, but he is still second among tight ends in targets, sixth in receptions and sixth in yards. I like him despite a difficult matchup.
Steve’s Week 9 Cash Lineup:
Melvin Gordon III