Austin’s Week 9 DFS Player Pool


QBDK FPWRDK FPRBDK FPTEDK FPD/STDK FP
$Russell Wilson42.22Kenny Golladay26.2$Christian McCaffrey40.6$Darren Waller7.2Bills8
Matt Stafford29.84Stefon Diggs2.6$Dalvin Cook15.6Hunter Henry15.4Panthers11
Kirk Cousins21.3$Tyler Lockett43.2$Le’Veon Bell20.1$Zach Ertz28.3Titans6
Jameis Winston24.2Tyreek Hill29.5Nick Chubb13.1$TJ Hockensen8.6Chiefs1
Derek Carr19.56Chris Godwin13.9$Aaron Jones3.9Greg Olsen7Washington2
$Mitchell Trubisky6.5Mike Evans39Josh Jacobs27Ryan Griffin11
$Ryan Fitzpatrick23.72$Allen Robinson1.6Derrick Henry24.9Noah Fant23.5
$*Matt Moore15JuJu Smith Schuster4.6Melvin Gordon25.9Jacob Hollister19.7
Marvin Jones29.6Ty Johnson6.6Mike Gesicki15.5
Tyrell Williams7.8Tarik Cohen3.6
$DK Metcalf30$Jaylen Samuels20.3
Robby Anderson5.3
Sammy Watkins13.3
Diontae Johnson1.5
Mike Williams17.3
$Preston Williams24.2
$Zach Pascal18.6
Anthony Miller0
David Moore3.8

$ Denotes Cash Viable

* Indicates Questionable or Situation to Monitor

GPP Game Stacks:
QBWRSRBTE
Wilson
Winston
Lockett/Metcalf/Moore
Evans/Godwin
Hollister
*Brate
Stafford
Carr
Golladay/Jones
Williams
Johnson
Jacobs
Hockensen
Waller
CousinsDiggs/Thielen
Hill/Watkins
CookKelce
TrubiskyRobinson/Miller
*DJax
CohenErtz
FitzmagicWilliams/Parker
Anderson
BellGesicki
*Griffin

Quarterbacks 

Russell Wilson ($7,100) vs TB – The most efficient QB in football gets the Tampa Bay pass funnel at home? Yes, please. You just simply cannot run on this Bucs’ defense, so, Schotty will be forced to unleash Russ and let him pick them apart through the air. Recent acquisition, Flash Gordon, will sit this one out, but I can’t wait to see him in action. In cash this week, it really only makes sense to me to pay all the way up for Russ or all the way down for Trubisky or Fitzmagic (assuming Mahomes plays, nullifying Matt Moore).

Mitchell Trubisky ($5,000) @ PHI – I know. It’s gross. But he’s only 5k, and there are historically two weeks out of the year where Trubisky wins somebody a million bucks. This week, he travels to Philadelphia and Nagy is smart enough to know you can’t run on this Eagles team. The Eagles give up nearly 20 points a game to opposing QBs, which is fine by me for cash. I’m more interested in stacking Allen Robinson and even Anthony Miller at only $3,700.

Ryan Fitzpatrick ($4,800) vs NYJ – Gang Green heads down to South Beach to dive into the #FishTank. There’s only 1 combined win for these teams, so it could truly be a dumpster fire of a game with a ton of points scored. Hell, the Dolphins might actually come away with this one. All players on both sides of this one are very affordable and in play. You can pair Fitzmagic with Williams, Parker, or Gesicki and run it back with Bell and Robby for a nice? game stack and leave plenty of salary to pay up elsewhere.


Running Backs 

Christian McCaffrey ($10,000) vs TEN – As CMC approaches James Harden level pricing, we are left to ask, at what price do we finally fade? I’m still jamming in 10k Dairy Sanders, who has definitively shown he is truly matchup proof. It appears the only things in this life that are guaranteed are death, taxes, and 30 fantasy points from Christian McCaffrey.

Dalvin Cook ($9,500) @ KC – It is possible to play both the big bois this week, but it requires you to pay down almost everywhere else. If I had to only pick one, I’d take the better matchup and slight savings here with Dalvin. The Chiefs are 4th in points allowed to opposing backs, surrendering 24.9 FPPG.

Aaron Jones ($7,000) @ LAC – DraftKings is really twisting our arm here to make us play Aaron Jones at 7k, and I’ll oblige. The only potential scare is with Davante Adams back in the mix, how much does Jones’ role in the passing game shrink? He should still be a safe, affordable option against the Chargers, who rank 7th in points allowed to RBs, giving up 21.4 FPPG.

Jaylen Samuels ($4,000) vs IND – The Fantasy Gods were kind to us this week and gave us a cheap free square to help us jam in the studs. I wouldn’t even consider fading him in cash/SE, his ownership will likely be 40-60% so he could bury you. With Conner doubtful and Benny Snell already ruled out, Samuels figures to see a ton of work, both on the ground and through the air. Samuels is an above average athlete and boasts feature back size at 6’0 225 lbs and has excellent hands.


Wide Receivers 

Anthony Miller ($3,700) @ PHI – Over his last 3 games, Miller has caught 12 of 19 targets (2 red zone tgts) for 183 yards and 0 TDs. He’s finally out-snapping Taylor Gabriel. Now in Week 9, he gets a dream matchup against the Philly pass funnel, who give up the most points in the league to opposing WRs (29.9 FPPG).

Preston Williams ($4,200) vs NYJ – Preston Williams is averaging 9.7 FPPG and is averaging over 6 targets per game. I’ll happily take that for $4,200 at home against the reeling New York Jets. He’s somehow only found the end zone once this year, but that will eventually correct itself.

David Moore ($3,100) vs TB – If you need to deep-dive into the bargain bin, David Moore is basically min-priced. He’s outplaying Jaron Brown and still has at least a week before Flash Gordon makes his debut. He’s seen ~4 targets in each of his last 3 games, and we know Russ can spread the love around. If you get 4 targets for min price against the TB secondary with the most efficient QB in the league, I think you take it.

Robby Anderson ($5,500) @ MIA – Robby had arguably the toughest draw of CB match-ups to start the year, but it softens up starting now. He survived the trade deadline, and now with Xavien Howard on IR, the speedy wide out looks to make up for lost time. The Dolphins allow the 6th most fantasy points to Wide Receivers, averaging 27.6 points per game. The O/U is set at 42.5, but I wouldn’t be shocked if this one hits the over as these bottom two AFC East teams slug it out for glory.


Tight Ends 

Darren Waller ($6,300) vs DET – Even with Tyrell back, Waller still saw 8 targets and caught a touchdown. This game projects to be a shootout with a 50.5 point O/U. You’d be hard pressed to find a safer or more consistent option at TE this week and Detroit is top 12 in points allowed to pass catchers.

Zach Ertz ($4,700) vs CHI – Have we ever seen Zach Ertz this cheap? I know he’s been pedestrian the last 3 weeks, but it was against good defenses and Dallas Goedert has been seeing more snaps with DJax sidelined. If he returns this week, I expect Goedert’s role to shrink back to what we’re used to. The encouraging thing for Ertz is he has still seen 19 targets over his last 3 games. The Bears defense isn’t what it was last year, and this game could shoot out in Philly. Fire up the boy in a get right spot at home this week.

TJ Hockensen ($3,700) @ OAK – I know outside of his Week 1 flowchart game against the Cardinals he’s been downright un-startable; however, he’s still being targeted in the red zone at the same rate as Golladay and Jones. Marvin and Kenny have seen 10 looks each and both have 5 touchdowns. Unfortunately, Hockensen has only pulled down 3 of 9 RZ targets for 1 touchdown. I sense some positive regression is coming for the rookie this week in Oakland.


Defenses 

Washington ($1,800) @ BUF – A sub 2k defense, that has given up less than 20 points in 3 straight weeks, against one of the leagues most turnover-prone QBs? OK.


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