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If you’ve not played NFL DFS before or are just looking for some help picking your lineups, here are some of our favourite plays:
Taysom Hill- New Orleans Saints – 15.5m
Taysom Hill will clear the concussion protocol and there is no doubt he will be under centre for the Saints this weekend vs. Atlanta. Atlanta is a bottom 3 defence in points allowed to QBs so this should be a cheap play. If you are worried about production, don’t be. Because, in 4 starts last season, Hill scored 25, 18.5, 24.5 and 21 DraftKings fantasy points. That rushing floor with his cheap price makes him a steal at the position this week.
Joe Burrow- Cincinnati Bengals -19.0m
I can imagine a few people will be put off by Burrow after his horror show in the fourth quarter versus the Jets on Halloween. However, if you have been paying close attention, this is nothing new about Burrow. Because, Burrow leads all NFL QBs in 4th Quarter interceptions with 5 this season. If you were happy to put him in lineups before last week, be happy to smash him in again and form a nice stack. Cleveland are a bottom 5 defence in points allowed to QBs and are struggling with their own offense right now. Expect plenty of possession, and points from Burrow and co this week.
Nick Chubb – Cleveland Browns – 15.3m
After last week’s low-scoring affair against the Steelers, I’m hoping that Chubb is low-owned. If before the season started, you were told that you could play Chubb as only the sixth most expensive RB, in a backfield without Kareem Hunt, you’d have jumped at the chance. Well, guess what…that’s what we’ve got in week 9. Browns vs Bengals games have been high-scoring games in recent years and if that continues, I expect Chubb to be a big part of it.
Zach Moss – Buffalo Bills – 12.6m
If you are looking for some savings at the RB position and you want to leverage what should be a popular Bills stack, Moss is the play. Facing an awful Jaguars defence, I think the pass-catchers of the Bills and Josh Allen will be highly-owned. If that’s the case, playing Moss at this price becomes very enticing. If this is the week he finds the end-zone multiple times, not only is he scoring those points, he’s taking them off the other Bills players.
Ja’Marr Chase- Cincinnati Bengals – 17.4m
As Ja’Marr Chase continues to chase every Rookie Wide Receiver record going, he can continue to cement his Offensive Rookie of the Year claims with a strong showing against a below average pass defence in the shape of the Cleveland Browns. Chase has shown the big play ability and the Browns have had injuries in their secondary that can be exploited. He makes a nice stack option with Burrow this week.
Stefon Diggs- Buffalo Bills – 18.8m
Diggs continues to put up consistent, if slightly unspectacular, fantasy numbers. A lot of that has been match-up dependent and great defences making it harder for him to torch them. However, whilst the Jaguars are not a terrible defensive outfit, they certainly aren’t a top half of the NFL defence either. He put big numbers up on Tennessee and Houston, so we should expect potentially similar numbers to what he achieved in those games.
Jamal Agnew- Jacksonville Jaguars – 8.6m
This is an absolute wildcard pick. However, anyone getting 12 targets in their last outing is going to be hard to ignore. Agnew has been seeing a steady increase of work every single week. And, if James Robinson is out on Sunday, Agnew could be seeing some of that passing work that would go to Robinson come his way. Against the Bills, Agnew will be used to move the chains significantly. If you are looking for a contrarian play, Agnew might be a smart, cheap move.
Tyler Conklin- Minnesota Vikings – 8.3m
Conklin, coming off the bye, saw a significant increase in targets compared to his few games pre bye week. As a result, he had one of his better games this season. However, this week, he gets to play the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have allowed 6 Touchdowns to Tight Ends in 7 games this season. They are also giving up almost 78 yards per game to Tight Ends. That is because Wink Martindale operates a “bend, don’t break” defence, allowing catches underneath and taking away the deep ball. Conklin will be given space for short yardage, move the sticks plays. It will all depend if Cousins wants to take them when offered.
Mike Gesicki- Miami Dolphins – 12.8m
The Dolphins have been bad. Really bad. However, Gesicki has been pretty reliable this season. This looks like a really good week on paper to resist the temptation to go with the big Tight End studs, as Kelce, Waller, Andrews and Pitts all face top half defences against Tight Ends. Pitts and Andrews actually face off against the 3rd best defence against Tight Ends. Whilst Andrews faces off against the 6th best defence against Tight Ends. Gesicki faces a Texans defence that has 6 Touchdowns to Tight Ends (nobody has conceded more), whilst also being his team’s main offensive weapon (He leads the Dolphins in receiving yards). This looks like a smash game for Gesicki.