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NFL DFS Week 9 Picks & Lineups

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2023

We’re on to Week 9, which gives us a return to football overseas, a brutal open and end to the DFS week, and a shortened main slate.

As always, keep this page open each week as I add my thoughts for each Showdown game, as well as my favorite players to target and consider on Sunday.

Reminder: Use the Table of Contents to the right to navigate each section of the weekly DFS article easily.

Week 9 Thursday Night Football DFS: Titans @ Steelers

The NFL lines used for TNF are current as of Thursday, Nov. 2, at 11:30 a.m. ET., courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook:

  • Spread: Steelers -3
  • Total: 37 Points

Tennessee will be without swing tackle Chris Hubbard (concussion), Ryan Tannehill (ankle), and starting CB Roger McCreary (hamstring). DeAndre Hopkins (toe, $11,200 on DraftKings) is questionable but expected to play.

That’s a relatively healthy lineup considering how injured the Titans were, including on their offensive line, to open 2023.

The Steelers are in a good spot, as well. Minkah Fitzpatrick (hamstring) is the only player out for Pittsburgh. CB Levi Wallace (foot) is questionable.

Fitzpatrick missing is more important than Wallace, as rookie Joey Porter Jr. can (and should) start on the outside in place of the often-scorched Wallace.


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Rookie Will Levis ($9,600) looked like a competent quarterback in his first career start against the Falcons, beating a good but not great Atlanta defense with his arm and legs. It also never hurts to just chuck it to Hopkins and let him make a play.

A similar plan could work when T.J. Watt is breathing down your neck.

Pittsburgh’s defensive front seven is healthy, which is bad news for any team. It will need to be at its best against Derrick Henry ($11,600) and Tyjae Spears ($5,400). Henry has strung together his best two-game stretch of 2023, logging back-to-back 19-DraftKings point efforts.

The Steelers’ defense ($5,600) has been susceptible to the run, containing only one backfield to under 100 yards rushing this season and ranking 21st in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) to the position.

Henry has logged 88% of Tennessee’s rushing attempts in the past two weeks and should see another healthy workload to alleviate some of the pressure on Levis.

The Titans’ defense ($4,400) is a pass funnel, allowing the fourth-fewest schedule-adjusted fantasy points to opposing RBs, while allowing the fourth-most to wide receivers.

The lack of production from Najee Harris ($7,200) has not led to as much of a shift in work to Jaylen Warren ($6,400), but their prices reflect that neither is good enough to pull away from the other.

Over the past two games, Harris has outscored Warren 26.3-17.9 in PPR formats like DK, but Harris has received 11 more touches.

Kenny Pickett ($9,200) is in an unenviable spot in Week 9. His rib injury is allegedly not an issue as he is off the injury report, but he’s one hit away from being knocked out for a second straight game. That is bad news for every pass catcher not named Diontae Johnson ($8,400).

After a five-game absence, the WR1 for the Steelers has logged six and 14 targets in two games.

Favorite Thursday Night DraftKings Showdown Plays

* Stacks

Captain Derrick Henry with Titans DST and Connor Heyward

Henry is in one of his best spots against a team that continues to allow RBs to feast. His history of dominance could keep the Steelers’ offense off the field, and when on it, pressing to score, something they do not do a lot of.

Heyward continues to see usage without Pat Freiermuth, including running a route on 75% of passing plays.

Captain Diontae Johnson with Kenny Pickett and Treylon Burks

Johnson’s salary is going to make him a popular CPT, and that’s OK. Burks has not been running solely as the WR2, but his talent against a porous secondary could propel a chalk CPT Johnson lineup.

Captain George Pickens with Kenny Pickett and Derrick Henry

Rostership will be the difference between Johnson and Pickens since their prices are only $400 apart. Johnson’s return to his role should make Pickens the pivot CPT, especially as a big-play option against Tennessee’s pass funnel defense.

Captain DeAndre Hopkins with Will Levis and Jaylen Warren

Hopkins doesn’t need another spike week to be the top CPT, but it wouldn’t hurt. Levis has a better arm than Tannehill at this stage, and we saw how it allowed for the future Hall-of-Famer to torch a strong Falcons secondary.

* Dart Throws/Cheap Options

TE Connor Heyward ($2,800)

I touched on Heyward earlier, but he is listed here because his 13 targets over the past four games have come with a low 9.5% target per snap rate.

TE Josh Whyle ($200)

The rookie has worked in of late, but a Week 6 concussion cost him two games. He had four catches from Weeks 4-6 for 44 yards and a score.

WR Kyle Phillips ($800)

Phillips started the season on the PUP list but has seen his snaps and targets increase in each of his three games.

WR Calvin Austin III ($1,800)

After a six-catch Week 1, the second-year WR has eight catches. His five rushing attempts add some value, especially with the Steelers’ backfield doing little in most games.

WR Allen Robinson ($2,200)

The return of Johnson crushed Robinson’s DFS value as anything other than an injury replacement, especially with Austin seeing his role stay the same now that the WR room is healthy.

* TNF Captain Picks

Derrick Henry ($17,400)

A short week plus a young QB on the road means lots of The Big Dog. Henry carries a fair amount of risk as he appears to finally be coming out of a scoring slump. If Pittsburgh loads the box and forces Levis to be the playmaker, there will be a lot of dead Henry CPT lineups.

Diontae Johnson ($12,600)

The positive TD regression has to come eventually, right? He is the WR1 and gets a great matchup.

A TD would end a scoreless streak that extends back to Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers QB.

DeAndre Hopkins ($17,500)

I’m not as keen on D-Hop at CPT because of one spike week, but it was good to see he still has them. This is more of a Levis issue than a Hopkins one.

George Pickens ($13,200)

Pickens’ best games came without Johnson, but I don’t mind getting 10% Pickens CPT with his matchup. Tennessee trading S Kevin Byard is great news for WRs.

Week 9 Germany DFS Showdown: Dolphins @ Chiefs

  • Spread: Chiefs -2
  • Total: 50.5 Points

The total has gone down from 51.5 since Friday morning. It may have to do with injuries, such as the Dolphins losing guard Robert Hunt (hamstring) for this game. Safety Brandon Jones has not cleared concussion protocol and should miss Week 9.

Kansas City will be without Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) and could be without Richie James (IR, knee) and LB Willie Gay Jr. (lower back).

Despite the matchup having the most explosive offense going against the best QB in the league, there is a big mismatch that could lead to the Under and a lot of narratives crashing and burning.

Miami’s offensive line is ranked 20th according to Brandon Thorn of ETR. They have to slow down Thorn’s eighth-ranked Chiefs defensive line.

The Dolphins were doing an excellent job keeping Tua Tagovailoa‘s ($10,400 on DraftKings) jersey clean, but have allowed one, zero, four, and two over the past month.

That means the focus will be on Tua’s ability to get the ball to Tyreek Hill ($12,000) and Jaylen Waddle ($9,400). Of the 23.3 targets per game thrown to wideouts, Hill is seeing 10.9 of them, or 46.8% of WR targets.

A concentrated effort to slow the former Chief could open opportunities for Waddle, or have a trickle-down effect on Dolphin RBs.

No team has a higher passing rate over expectation (PROE) than the Chiefs. Amazingly, they are still atop the rankings with inconsistent play plaguing the WR room. Aside from Rashee Rice ($6,800), it has been difficult to trust any non-TE targeted by Patrick Mahomes ($11,600).

Mahomes has to take advantage of Miami’s mediocre-to-poor pass defense. The QB, WR, and TE positions have top-10 matchups according to 4for4’s schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) metric.

No word yet on if Taylor Swift is traveling to Frankfurt to watch Travis Kelce ($10,800).

Favorite Germany DraftKings Showdown Plays

*Stacks

Captain Patrick Mahomes with Rashee Rice and Jaylen Waddle

Miami is going to target Kelce and try to keep him stretching the field. That could mean more work for the ascending rookie WR. He has averaged five targets per game and a 16.6% target rate in the past month.

Captain Raheem Mostert with Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce

The Miami backfield split could get ugly in a hurry, but until Mostert is bottled up, it is difficult to see Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel not trying to keep K.C.’s defense on its toes with Mostert’s speed.

Captain Jaylen Waddle with Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Watson

Waddle is a pivot off the popular Hill, and Watson is my flag plant for WR I’d trust past Rice.

* Dart Throws/Cheap Options

TE Noah Gray ($600)

Gray has been a salary saver for over one season in Showdown because he rarely tops $1,000 and ends every game with a catch. He has at least two targets in every game in 2023.

WR Mecole Hardman Jr. ($1,000)

The former and new Chief has played 11 and 22 snaps since being acquired, which puts him in line with Watson. He should surpass Skyy Moore ($1,800) for work considering he has five fewer yards than Moore since the trade.

RB Salvon Ahmed ($1,200)

The RB hierarchy is in flux for the Fish, but Ahmed continues to see enough work in the passing game to be considered a dart-throw option.

Chiefs DST ($3,000)

This is too low a price for how well K.C. has played. Their only game without multiple sacks was Week 1 (without Chris Jones) and they got to Justin Herbert five times in Week 7. That has been the best/second-best offense the Chiefs have played, and the best with Jones.

*Captains

Tyreek Hill ($18,000)

There are enough low-priced options to get Hill in the CPT spot. This game could be well Under the O/U and still go for 100 receiving yards and a score.

Travis Kelce ($16,200)

In even-numbered games (i.e. Week 2), Kelce has nine targets. In odd-numbered contests, he has eight, 11, and 13 targets. A fun oddity looking at his numbers.

Rashee Rice ($10,200)

DraftKings has caught up to Rice’s continued success, which could shy DFS players away now that his salary has risen. If there was a week for Rice to break out, it’s in a track meet with Miami.

Jaylen Waddle ($14,100)

All of Waddle’s TDs have come over the past four games. He comes in at $3,100 less than Hill.

Week 9 DFS Sunday Main Slate

Week 9’s 10-game slate is ugly. Three games have an okay Over/Under, with the high expected total (47 points) in Dallas-Philadelphia. The games with the highest projected points play in Germany and on Sunday night.

That means the chalk plays with be extra chalky. Getting unique around the best players will be the difference this week, which will lead to some wild scores.

Week 9 Quarterbacks to Target

Jalen Hurts (vs DAL), Lamar Jackson (vs SEA), and Derek Carr (vs CHI)

A lot of chalk, but a lot of pace is expected for all three quarterbacks.

Carr has three straight games with 300-plus passing yards and four total on the season. As good as the individual pieces are in Chicago’s secondary, they have been thrown to the wolves with zero pass rush. The arrival of Montez Sweat will help, but not enough to shy away from most Saints.

Week 9 Quarterbacks to Consider

Gardner Minshew (@ CAR), Bryce Young (vs IND), and Mac Jones (vs WAS)

Over the past four months, Indianapolis and Carolina have been among the teams involved in the highest-scoring games (IND) or allowing among the most points per game (CAR). Young has put together two encouraging games in a row, which included zero interceptions.

Week 9 Running Backs to Target

Alvin Kamara (vs CHI), Saquon Barkley (@ LV), and Chuba Hubbard (vs IND)

There is no reason for Barkley to not see 20-plus touches against one of the friendliest run defenses in the NFL. The Raiders are allowing one rushing TD per game, but have only given up one passing score to running backs. That could change in Week 9.

Week 9 Running Backs to Consider

Bijan Robinson (vs MIN), Jonathan Taylor (@ CAR), and Jerome Ford (vs ARI)

Playing JT is terrifying, but if the injury is nothing, the combo of Taylor and Moss could lead to multiple big plays against the second-worst defense in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) to RBs, according to 4for4.

Week 9 Wide Receivers to Target

Terry McLaurin (@ NE), CeeDee Lamb (@ PHI), and Adam Thielen (vs IND)

McLaurin has 32 targets in the past three weeks and is expected to be peppered once again as Washington deals with line issues on both sides of the ball. In the four games without CB Christian Gonzalez, The Patriots have allowed six receiving TDs.

Week 9 Wide Receivers to Consider

Jahan Dotson (@ NE), Demario Douglas (vs WAS), and A.J. Brown (vs DAL)

Brown put up 40/700/5 in October, more yards and scores than Lamb has accrued all season (46/633/3). He is the most expensive receiver on DraftKings and FanDuel, which should control his rostership.

Week 9 Tight Ends to Target

Mark Andrews (vs SEA), Luke Musgrave (vs LAR), and T.J. Hockenson (@ ATL)

Two of Jaren Hall‘s four passes were for Hockenson. Despite the uphill climb that will be a road game in Atlanta, Hock will be Hall’s most trusted weapon and has a top-10 matchup according to aFPA.

Week 9 Tight Ends to Consider

Trey McBride (@ CLE), David Njoku (vs ARI), and Jake Ferguson (@ PHI)

The Eagles continue to be a pass funnel, which is great news for Ferguson. The biggest knock against Ferguson is opportunity; he has three, one, and four targets over his past three games after having four-plus the previous four contests. He also hasn’t dropped a target since Week 3.

Week 9 DST to Target

Browns (vs ARI), Saints (vs CHI), and Patriots (vs WAS)

Sam Howell got a break in Week 8, getting sacked once — the fewest sacks allowed total by Washington in 11 months. That should remain the low as they head to Foxboro.

If Washington is not allowing sacks, the ball is probably being turned over. Their zero turnover margin isn’t the issue, it’s the 12 giveaways.

Week 9 DST to Consider

Giants (@ LV), Cardinals (@ CLE), and Falcons (vs MIN)

The Vikings are expected to go run-heavy. That’s fine, but with 15 giveaways — including 10 fumbles lost — the Falcons should be trying to strip the ball while Minnesota attempts to take pressure off Hall.

Favorite Week 9 Dart Throws

QB: Taylor Heinicke (vs MIN)

RB: Devin Singletary (vs TB)

WR: Noah Brown (@ TB)

TE: Kylen Granson (@ CAR)

D/ST: Packers (vs LAR)

Week 9 Sunday Night Football DFS Showdown: Bills @ Bengals

  • Spread: Bengals -2.5
  • Total: 50.5 Points

Both teams entire Sunday’s finale relatively healthy. Buffalo’s linebacker depth has been a concern all year and it takes another hit Week 9 with A.J. Klein (back) and Baylon Spector (hamstring) out. Inline/blocking tight end Quintin Morris is back this week, which helps the Bills handle a good, but not great Bengals front four.

Cincinnati has depth concerns because of injuries. DT Josh Tupou (shoulder) is out, while LB Akeem Davis-Gaither (knee) and OG Max Scharping (knee) are questionable. Joe Mixon (chest, $8,000 on DraftKings) is questionable but expected to play.

Josh Allen ($11,400) has put together one of the best first halves of the NFL season at QB. He is near the top of Expected Drive Success, EPA, and Completion Percentage Over Expectation. He has gotten a lot of help from Stefon Diggs ($11,000), as the two form one of the most formidable QB-WR duos in the league.

The question is whether the Bills have a strong enough gameplan to take advantage of a defense that is middle-of-the-road or worse in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) to all skill positions. At times Allen has looked as if no other player is open besides Diggs, and can get caught looking too long waiting for an opening.

The Bills backfield has been a near-split, with James Cook ($6,200) seeing 60% of carries and 75% of the rushing yards the past two weeks. The rest has been Latavius Murray ($2,600), which shows that despite the split, Cook has been the better back, full stop. This also extends to their passing workload.

If we were to use the past four weeks, the production would look much more favorable for Murray.

Cincy is in an advantageous spot Sunday night against one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL. Injuries are a large portion of why the Bills defense ($4,200) has allowed mediocre offenses to score. The linebacking issues were already mentioned, and if it weren’t for the trade deadline acquisition of CB Rasul Douglas, the secondary would look bad at best.

That means a healthy dose of Joe Burrow ($10,200) throwing to Ja’Marr Chase ($10,800). During their three-game win streak, Chase has accounted for 44 targets and a 24.7% target rate per snap. Those 44 targets is 27 more than the number two target over that same time, Tyler Boyd ($5,400).

Mixon is dominating the rushing work, but has been disappointing. Over the past four games, the RB has turned 63 total touches into 266 yards, or 66.5 total yards per game. The Bills have allowed three 100-yard rushing games, but are more susceptible to backs catching the ball.

Favorite Sunday Night DraftKings Showdown Plays

*Stacks

Captain Ja’Marr Chase with Joe Burrow and Dalton Kincaid

A stack that takes advantage of matchups is a good way to use the Chase chalk with a cheaper Bill. Kincaid faces the 32nd-ranked defense in TE aFPA.

Captain Joe Burrow with Two WR/TEs

Burrow is the cheapest player over $10,000 and has two excellent WRs with Chase and Tee Higgins. Higgins had his best game since Week 2 in Cincinnati’s Week 8 win, and is $200 less than Kincaid, something that will not last long.

Captain Stefon Diggs with Josh Allen and Tyler Boyd or Joe Mixon

I want a Bengal as the bring back with this stack that can attack the linebacking unit of Buffalo. Mixon’s aDOT is -1.88, but he can still work with the extra yards in front of him. Boyd has an aDOT of 5.64, right in the sweet spot of LB coverage.

Captain James Cook with Josh Allen and Ja’Marr Chase

I want to be ahead of what looks like a flip of rushing and passing work to Cook. He has done more with his touches than Murray, and was able to score Week 8. Cook should have more TDs than his current two, and a focus on the second-year back would thwart a lot of pass-heavy DFS builds, which is expected.

* Dart Throws/Cheap Options

TE Quintin Morris ($200)

It is unknown how many Two-TE sets the Bills go back to now that Morris is healthy. The the Bills re-emphasize 12 personnel, Morris is underpriced with Dawson Knox on IR.

TE Tanner Hudson ($200)

Irv Smith Jr. has been a bust in his half season with the Bengals, which means more of an opportunity for Hudson. He is the only Bengals TE to reach 30 receiving yards in a game.

WR Trenton Irwin ($800)

Irwin’s role shrunk with a healthy Higgins, but he is the WR4 in empty sets. He had a 2/24/0 line Week 8.

WR Khalil Shakir ($3,400)

Shakir has pulled away in the WR3 carousel for the Bills. His weekly workload is still in question. If he remains in the slot, Bengals nickel CB Mike Hilton could be targeted a lot having to work against Shakir’s speed.

*Captains

Josh Allen ($17,100)

Allen is always in play, even as the most expensive option on the slate. He’s also scoring more when he gets to call his number and find the endzone; Allen has at least 22 DraftKings points in the five games where he has a rushing score, including three, 30-plus point performance.

Gabe Davis ($11,100)

Diggs is an obvious CPT play, but I want to zig and consider the WR who priced down compared to the other pass catching talent. Davis’s 12.85 aDOT is the best among all pass catchers in this game.

James Cook ($9,300)

I want to be ahead of what looks like a boost in work while saving pennies from CPT Kincaid.

Ja’Marr Chase ($16,200)

If Rasul Douglas is shadowing Chase, this could go bad. Chase is rarely shut down, but even a so-so fantasy output could sink Chase CPT lineups.

Joe Burrow ($15,300)

Burrow ran for 43 yards Week 8. He could be the optimal CPT with 30-plus yards while chucking the ball to his stable of pass catchers against the injured Bills secondary.

Week 9 Monday Night Football DFS Showdown: Chargers @ Jets

  • Spread: Chargers -3.5
  • Total: 39.5 Points

The midway point of the NFL ends with a whimper. Los Angeles makes the trek to New Jersey shorthanded because Josh Palmer (knee, IR) became the newest member of the Chargers injury club.

L.A. also has six other players listed as questionable, including LB Eric Kendricks (ribs) and WR Jalen Guyton (knee). Guyton could be activated off the PUP list and have a consequential role immediately.

The only problem with that is Guyton is not in the DraftKings player pool for this matchup.

The Jets will be without veteran OL Duane Brown (hip), and could be without S Adrian Amos (ankle) and Allen Lazard (knee, $5,200 on DraftKings). Lazard was added to the injury report Saturday after logging full practices leading into the weekend.

That’s a troubling addition to the injury report.

Despite the rash of injuries to the receiving corps, the return to health of Austin Ekeler ($12,000) reinvigorated the Chargers offense. After being “eased" back into work Week 7 with 15 total touches (one catch), the Pro Bowler logged 22 total touches Week 8 against Chicago, including eight catches.

Ekeler is going against one of the friendliest defenses to running backs. New York is allowing 101 rushing yards and six catches per game to the RB position.

That 1-2 punch has the Jets defense ($4,200) ranked 25th in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) to RBs, according to 4for4.

What isn’t friendly is the Jets’ pass defense. The returns of Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner and D.J. Reed from concussions means a return to form for the secondary. That is bad news for Justin Herbert ($11,800) and Keenan Allen ($11,600), who have the worst positional matchups for QB and WR Week 9.

Allen should miss both CBs, but with little to care about past Allen with L.A.’s WR corps, it would not be surprising to see one of the top CBs move inside to contain Herbert’s pacifier.

It could be a bigger week for Gerald Everett ($5,600) and Donald Parham Jr. ($3,200) with Quentin Johnson ($3,600) the only other pass catcher logging significant snaps on offense.

The Jets playing L.A. at home makes it easier to plan lineups around the offense. Zach Wilson ($8,800) continues to be a QB to watch with one eye hidden behind your hands, but has shown the ability to play up to his opponent. His season-best DraftKings performance came at home against the Chiefs when he scored 20.2 points.

Alpha WRs have fared well against the Chargers secondary, as CeeDee Lamb, Tyreek Hill, and Justin Jefferson all topped 100 receiving yards. Lamb was the only one of the trio to not find the end zone.

Opposing wideouts have also averaged 1.29 TDs per game.

This is a flashing neon sign displaying ‘Play Me’ for Garrett Wilson ($9,600).

Breece Hall ($10,400) is the other showstopper that the Bolts have to contend with. The second-year back has three consecutive games with at least 20-plus DK points, including a 30-burger in Denver three weeks ago.

Much like the Jets D, the Chargers allow RBs to thrive in the passing game and have allowed 6.57 receptions per game to the position.

Favorite Monday Night DraftKings Showdown Plays

*Stacks

Captain Austin Ekeler with Chargers DST and Tyler Conklin

The injuries to the Jets offensive line gives the Chargers DST more life in this matchup. Conklin is running a route on 70% of Zach Wilson’s dropbacks. That’s an excellent rate for a player priced at $3,000.

Captain Breece Hall with Jets DST and Keenan Allen

The production that Hall and Allen can finish with makes for a great stack, especially if you can build without Herbert attached to his top option.

Cameron Dicker and Greg Zuerlein with Breece Hall and/or Austin Ekeler

DraftKings has had at least one kicker priced above $5,000 for some time this season, but we get below that number in this contest. Zuerlein has multiple field goals in three straight (11 total), and in four of six games. Dicker is coming off his most productive game of the season, and could see multiple FG attempts with L.A.’s difficult offensive matchup.

Captain Garrett Wilson with Zach Wilson and Gerald Everett

Everett’s role has been less than appealing for the majority of the season, but with the Chargers desperate for viable pass catchers and Parham Jr. getting a lot of shine after a strong Week 8, we could see low rostership from the veteran tight end.

* Dart Throws/Cheap Options

WRs Randall Cobb and Xavier Gipson ($200)

If Lazard ends up being ruled out, Cobb and Gipson are your likely WR2 and WR3, respectively. Both would draw top-20 WR matchups in all of the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus, assuming Asante Samuel Jr. follows Garrett Wilson.

WR Derius Davis ($200)

Prior to Simi Fehoko getting a boost in play Week 8, Davis was the WR4. Now that injuries have shaken up the Chargers, Davis could see more plays beyond his designed ones. He is a threat as a receiver and out of the backfield.

WR Simi Fehoko ($600)

Last week’s TD was unexpected, and his thrusting into primetime football will get a reprise because of injuries.

RB Michael Carter ($200)

Carter is a negative game script play, especially if the Jets find themselves getting blown out.

RB Joshua Kelley ($2,600)

Kelley is great in Charger-heavy builds with Ekeler at CPT. The Jets are so poor against the run that Kelley could be a massive discount if he finds a way to 10-plus touches in a successful running attack by L.A.

*Captains

Austin Ekeler ($18,000)

No reason to get cute because Ekeler is in an elite position and is game script independent.

Breece Hall ($15,600)

Hall could have an Ekeler-esque performance despite being a home underdog. His $2,400 discount from Ekeler is also appealing to avoid as much of a stars and scrubs build.

Zach Wilson ($13,200)

It is uncommon to get a QB priced this low, but Wilson fits the mold of a less expensive QB in DFS. His best DK performance is 20.2 points, which is a normal week for the elite options. Wilson is running enough to see him as a CPT option, especially if he finds a way to punch one into the end zone.

If New York wins and/or this game goes Over its low total, Wilson could be the optimal CPT.

Garrett Wilson ($14,400)

Wilson is priced as the fifth-most expensive player on the slate despite having a potentially easier route to the top scorer spot than both QBs and arguably Keenan Allen. He has been even better of late, seeing double-digit targets in three of his last four games, leading to 15.6, 17, and 20.6 DK points in those games.

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Jeff Hicks

Jeff is the Digital Content Coordinator at The Game Day. He has been covering sports in some fashion for a decade. He has been published on Yahoo Fantasy, 4for4, FantasyLabs, The Action Network, Bleacher Report, Daily Herald (IL), and numerous others. His first published piece was a poem in 8th grade, so naturally he progressed to sports writing.

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