FanDuel: $1,250,000 Week 9 Fantasy Football League
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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
Again this week I want to run with a likely low used stack to try and differentiate myself. While last week trying this strategy didn't pay off, I have a feeling this week is the one where it could pay dividends. Along with a low usage stack, I want to throw in a couple of higher owned players, and another probable contrarian play. Below you will see the picks I am making for that one GPP lineup, and my reasoning to go with those guys. Remember to play for upside and keep that in mind, especially with the stack.
Rob Gronkowski $8,500:
I mentioned my love for Heath Miller in the cash game picks I made earlier today. For GPP's, I love Gronkowski more. The upside he provides is unparalleled for any other player at his position. Sure the game could get out of hand for the Patriots, but I think Gronk will be the cause of the game taking that turn. We haven't seen a three TD game in a while from him, maybe he can do that again for us this week.
New England Patriots Defense $4,900:
When in doubt, you pick on a below average QB who turns the ball over. Well Kirk Cousins is the guy I am picking on this week. The Patriots defense has been a little up and down so far this season, however when they play bad QB's, they are great. The Redskins will struggle to score more than 14 points in this game, and add that to the fact that they should cause at least 2 turnovers and have 3 sacks, and they will put up some numbers. A pick six (that isn't asking for too much is it?) and this pick will look great.
Devonta Freeman $8,900 and Doug Martin $7,100:
The high-owned Running Backs I am going with this week. Both guys have terrific matchups, and are carryovers from my cash game article. I think both guys will post great games here, with Freeman having the potential to channel his early season three TD game success again. Martin should rack up the yards in this one, as we have seen how bad the Giants defense is. Along with a lot of yards, a TD or two could be in the cards.
Jay Cutler $7,100 and Alshon Jeffery $7,900:
This pick can go one of two ways. Sky high with some gaudy numbers, or crash and burn with a vintage Jay Cutler 4 INT game. Those are the types of picks I want to take advantage of from a GPP perspective. You have to go for big upside with these picks, otherwise you don't leave yourself enough upside to try and win it all. Jeffery will probably be fairly high owned because of how he has been playing in his last two games. That is why the contrarian part of this pick is Cutler. We know what Jeffery can do for us, we just don't know what Cutler will do for us. I expect the Bears to rely on Cutler to throw the ball a lot to try and win. With Matt Forte out I don't see the Bears running the ball nearly as much as they usually do.
Robbie Gould $4,600:
Well if I am going with a stack of Bears players, I guess going with the kicker for them could help out as well. This wasn't orgianllly going to be Gould, but I had $100 dollars left after putting my lineup together so I decided why not go for a third bear and go all in on this Monday night game.
Malcom Floyd $6,100:
As you can tell I am kind of going all in on this Monday night game. With Keenan Allen out, someone has to catch the ball and get targeted by Philip Rivers. We saw last week the kind of upside Floyd can provide with over 90 yards and 2 TD's. I think his yardage upside is greater then what we saw last week, and he has another good chance for some long scores against a weak Bears pass defense. Rivers throws the ball as much as any other QB, and will continue to do so with the underwhelming Melvin Gordon still the lead back for the team. There is a great chance of a high scoring game on Monday night.
Dorial Green-Beckham $4,900:
Lastly I will leave you with a very low-cost option who surely won't be played by too many people. Kendall Wright has been ruled out of this game, and Marcus Mariota has been ruled to be in this game. Both pieces are the best news you could hope for if you are Green-Beckham. He has been working as the number 2 receiver lately, but the results haven't been there. I think this is part because of Mettenberger being his QB, and also Wright being there to take away some targets. Well now Green-Beckham is only fighting for targets with Justin Hunter and Delanie Walker. Walker will always get his targets, and I don't see those going up any. Hunter is well yeah I have been burned by him too many times to put any faith in him to do anything.