[esi cache="public" adrotate group="1" ttl="60"]Each week, I will give you a discount player at each position (QB, RB, WR, TE, DST) to help you build your winning lineup. Now, let’s jump into my DraftKings DFS value picks for Week 9!
Week 9 DFS Picks
QUARTERBACKBen Roethlisberger ($6,500), Pittsburgh Steelers @ Dallas Cowboys I love quarterbacks who throw multiple touchdowns on a consistent basis. Ben Roethlisberger makes that list. He has thrown multiple touchdowns in all but one game this season. He’s thrown the 7th-most TDs among quarterbacks and has already had his bye week. This week, Big Ben faces the Cowboys defense, which sits in the middle of the pack against the quarterback position. They rank even lower (28th) allowing 2.3 passing touchdowns per game. Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers are undefeated and will look to keep it that way by taking advantage of their matchup in Dallas in Week 9.
RUNNING BACKPhillip Lindsay ($5,200), Denver Broncos @ Atlanta Falcons Phillip Lindsay has 79 or more rushing yards in each of his last three games. He looked like the more explosive back between him and Melvin Gordon against the Chargers last week, scoring on an impressive 55-yard run up the middle. Both Lindsay and Gordon have a favorable matchup in Week 9 against the Falcons’ defense is ranked 25th for average fantasy points given up to running backs this year. *Philip Lindsay missed practice on Wednesday due to a foot injury. If he cannot go on Sunday, I recommend starting Melvin Gordon ($5,300) in his place. It’s a no-brainer replacement as Gordon would get the full workload in this tasty matchup.
WIDE RECEIVERCorey Davis ($5,900), Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears Corey Davis has been amazing for Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans since returning to action in Week 7. Since then, in two games, Davis has caught 14 of his 20 targets for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns. Typically, I like to avoid tough matchups, but Corey Davis has performed on an elite level with elite-level volume. A.J. Brown should still command attention in a game against a standout secondary. This should allow Davis to continue to see significant volume. Expect Tannehill to look Davis’ way often against the Chicago Bears pass defense.
TIGHT ENDEvan Engram ($4,300), New York Giants @ Washington Football Team Evan Engram has 11 receptions on 19 targets in the last two weeks. It appears the return of Sterling Shepard has opened up opportunities for Engram. His target volume should leak into Week 9 as the Giants’ opponent struggles against the tight end position.
[esi sportsbookgrid num=3 ttl=”0″]Engram has yet to record a touchdown reception this season. I’m expecting him to hit pay dirt against the Washington Football Team’s defense who ranks 31st in average fantasy points given up to tight ends this year.