When it comes to DFS, everyone looks for those slate-breaking players (and if you are not, then you should be!), players who can win you the big bucks if they have a day and lower ownership, even better! This especially matters in tournaments, where you are looking to differentiate from your competition and sometimes even yourself and your other lineups, as opposed to cash games, where you would be after more ‘safer’ lineups to secure a more likely pot of cash.
These articles will highlight those players who I feel can break the week’s slate and players you should be, at the very least, considering, going for position-by-position.
Week Nine Review
What a terrible terrible Sunday Week Nine was. Most definitely one of my worst weeks on record. Just nothing fell right, and I do not know how else to explain it.
What made it worse was that I was so confident in my selections. Every other week Joe Burrow hits at least that floor of 3 TDs. Therefore my Bengals stacks do well, and the rest falls in place but not Week Nine. At the very least, C-Pat put a respectable score based on his salary, and Lamar did Lamar things but outside of that, pretty poor.
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Studs (3x plus return): 9
Average Joes (2.1 – 2.9x return): 15
Scrubs (2x or lower return): 9
If you have been reading my articles this season, it should be no surprise that I will play a fair bit of Tom Brady ($7,600) again this week. Brady’s floor is super high, with only two weeks of the eight so far where the GOAT has fallen below 20 DK points. I like Brady’s chances to hit that 3x value this week against a Washington defense, who, throughout the season, ranks the worst against the QB position (MOST pass yards allowed in the league per game, 286.8. MOST DK points allowed per game, 26.8 and second-most points allowed in the red zone per game, 8.9).
Other than Brady, there are not many matchups I am super confident on heading into Week Nine. Justin Herbert ($7,300) was a close one for me in a solid matchup against Minnesota, but there has not been too much for Los Angeles to play their QB with confidence this week. I will probably have one or two lineups with Herbert, but it is something to approach cautiously. Dak Prescott ($6,900) is someone I am more likely to target when it comes to alternatives to Brady purely because the price difference is more significant, and despite the rise of A.J. Terrell, this Atlanta defense is still bad against all positions.