FanDuel: $1,250,000 Week 9 Fantasy Football League
Many of you play in season-long fantasy football leagues, while more and more of you are playing one day fantasy leagues. If you like the action of the one day leagues, make sure you join the FanDuel/SB Nation one day fantasy football leagues. All you need to do is click on the link below and join a league.
Enter the $1,250,000 Week 9 Fantasy Football League
- Starts Sunday 1pm ET, ends Monday
- $1,250,000 cash prize pool
- First place wins $100,000
- Top 57,500 teams paid, only $5 entry
- Pick anyone you want - stay under the salary cap
And now we'll look at a few DFS Values and favorites from @NFLClark
Denver Broncos - $5,300
The Broncos are the most expensive DST this week, but I don't mind taking the hit here. The Colts are ailing at wide receiver and the Denver defense is looking better and better each game. I'm fine with paying the premium for the Broncos this week.
New Orleans Saints - $4,200
If you want to save some salary on your defense, New Orleans is hosting the Tennessee Titans. Mariota is expected to return, but before being sidelined with injury, he'd begun to fall back to earth. This is more of a play on a bad Titans offense than a stellar Saints D. But, betting on Tennessee to disappoint has been a solid play for the past decade.
Nick Folk - $4,600
The Jets quarterback situation is a little scary this week, with Ryan Fitzpatrick expected to play through his non-throwing hand injury. Fortunately, the Jets will face the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jet's should be able to move the ball even if Brandon Marshall is sidelined. I don't expect Jacksonville to get out to a big lead in this one, so Folk should have a few chances to knock in some field goals this week.
Robbie Gould - $4,600
Gould has been steady this year for a bad Bears team. Chicago travels west to take on the San Diego Chargers this week on Monday Night Football. I don't think the Chargers will run away with this one, so we'll hope Gould gets a few chances at some nice, long field goals.
Benjamin Watson - $5,700
Watson's late-career revival coincides with the Saints offense getting going these past few weeks. Drew Brees and the Saints O look like there old selves again, and Watson is a major player in this system. You may be disappointed if you expect a repeat performance of last week, but Watson is consistent enough to feel comfortable plugging in to your lineup.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins $5,200
ASJ practiced all week this week. While he is still questionable on the injury report, if he goes this week, he'll be in several of my lineups. The Buccaneers are hurting for pass catchers with Vincent Jackson expected to be out, and Mike Evans nursing a couple of injuries himself. We saw fireworks from ASJ before his injury in week 2. If he goes, I'll bet on another show from him this week.
Jacob Tamme - $5,200
Leonard Hankerson is out for the Falcons this week, leaving room for Tamme to have another nice day for Atlanta. The Falcons head west to play a 49ers team that has been decent at home, but Tamme has shown he can hang if given the opportunity.
Tom Brady - $9,500
9500 is a big number, but Brady is posting big game after big game this year. He's pricey, but he's balling out of control.
Eli Manning - $7,700
Eli went off last week, and he could do so again this week against a bad Buccaneers defense. The Giants can't get anything going on the ground, so they are relying on Eli and his receiving corps to do all the work on the offensive side of the ball. I doubt we'll see another 6 TD effort, but I do think we'll see another good week out of Eli.
Jameis Winston - $6,700
If you want to save on QB, Winston is a good play again this week. Jameis will face a Giants defense that surrendered 52 points to New Orleans last week. He doesn't have the highest ceiling in the world, but in a game where he only threw for 171 yards, he still managed to post almost 20 points last week. If I'm bargain hunting, I'll take Winston this week.
Chris Ivory - $7,500
Ivory is coming off of a bad week at Oakland, a week that just about everyone associated with the Jets would like to forget. But, this week, Ivory and the Jets are facing the Jags, a nice matchup all around. With Ryan Fitzpatrick expected to play through an injury to his non-throwing hand, and Brandon Marshall expected to miss the game, I am sure the Jets would be just fine letting their offensive backfield take this game over. I like Ivory to bounce back this week and put up a great number.
DeAngelo Williams - $6,500
Get on this play while the getting is good. It seems like ages ago that Williams burst out the gate for the first few games while Le'Veon Bell was suspended, but DWill already showed last week that he's still got it. Oakland is heading east to Pittsburgh this week, and Pittsburgh is coming off of a tough loss. I expect Williams to come out and be a major contributor in this get-right game for the Steelers.
Odell Beckham Junior - $9,000
The Giants and Odell were on fire offensively last week, and they have a great shot at a repeat performance this week against the Buccaneers. The Giants defense is terrible, so I expect the Bucs to be able to put up some points, and force Eli to pass to keep in it. He is pricey, but he can win a week for you too.
Allen Hurns - $6,800
The Jaguars take on the Jets this week. If Darrelle Revis follows Allen Robinson around all day, that will leave Hurns as the best option for Blake Bortles. Hurns has showed already that he is no fluke, and when Robinson is shut down, Hurns can carry the load.
Brandon LaFell - $5,200
LaFell had a rough couple of games coming off of IR. But, this week, the Patriots face a lowly Washington team. Brady has continued to target LaFell despite his drops, and LaFell has taken steps forward game over game. With Brady so expensive this week, LaFell gives you some nice salary relief with upside.