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It is finally time for NFL Week 9! If you’re a FantasyDraft DFS player, then this article is for you.
Each week, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy football lineup picks for FantasyDraft. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @BalesSJustin.
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FantasyDraft – DFS Quarterback Pick
Dak Prescott – vs KC ($11,500)
It is a bit shocking that Prescott is this cheap this week. He was not needed in the Cowboys last game, but in he had scored 16 total touchdowns in the five games before that. He has been playing at an elite level, specifically because of his running ability. He could receive a few more red zone carries this week with Ezekiel Elliott suspended, as well. He will be in a competitive matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, and Prescott can be used in all leagues.
FantasyDraft – DFS Running Back Picks
Mark Ingram – vs TB ($13,200)
Ingram continues to come with too low of a price tag. Over his last three games, he is averaging 98 rushing yards and 1.3 rushing touchdowns on 21.7 carries per game. He is also seeing 5.3 targets per game over that span. He is a “do it all” running back that has consistently displayed elite upside. Ingram tends to go overlooked because of the flashy play of Alvin Kamara, but Ingram is the running back to own on this team.
Kareem Hunt – at DAL ($15,100)
Hunt is coming off a disappointing game, but that was against one of the best run defenses in the NFL. He is still averaging 133.8 total yards per game. Hunt has also scored a total of six touchdowns in only eight games. He is an elite running back on a weekly basis, and the Dallas Cowboys have struggled at times against running backs this season. Hunt is not going to come cheap, but he can safely be used in all leagues this week.
FantasyDraft – DFS Wide Receiver Picks
Michael Thomas – vs TB ($13,200)
Thomas has been having a quietly successful season. His numbers have dipped because of the Saints new focus on running the ball, but he is still averaging a 6.0/68.6/0.3 line on 8.9 targets per game. He is tied for second on the team in red zone targets behind only Mark Ingram. He also gets a great matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have not been able to stop any passing attacks this season. Thomas will likely be high owned, but he is a “fade at your own risk” type of player this week.
Terrance Williams – vs KC ($6,100)
Williams is an interesting option. He is not always heavily involved in the Dallas offense, but he is averaging 5.3 targets per game that Dak Prescott throws more than 35 pass attempts. With Ezekiel Elliott suspended, the Cowboys may rely more on Prescott’s arm. This game is also supposed to stay close, leaving the offense to run through Prescott. He comes with an extremely low price tag, and he is a solid stacking option with Prescott this week.
FantasyDraft – DFS Tight End Pick
Jimmy Graham – vs WAS (8,800)
Graham has been playing well recently, scoring four touchdowns in his last three games. He has also seen at least five targets in six of his seven games this season. Most importantly, he is tied for second in the NFL with 12 red zone targets this season. He gets an elite matchup against the Redskins, who have struggled against the tight end this season, as well. Graham is still somewhat cheap, and he can be used in all leagues.
FantasyDraft – DFS Defense Pick
Philadelphia Eagles D/ST – vs DEN ($6,000)
The Eagles have an elite run defense, but they have struggled against the pass this season. Luckily, they will get a matchup against the Denver Broncos, who have struggled to throw the ball this season. Denver will turn to Brock Osweiler this week, making the Eagles an even better option. Philadelphia is also a -7.5 point favorite in a game set at only 43 points. Their defense is an elite option for their price this week.