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DraftKings Roster Breakdown – Week 9 ($1.25 Million Contest)

Before you set your lineups on DraftKings, take a look at some of the preferred plays at each position this weekend!

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Let’s recap Week 8 before we move on to Week 9.

WEEK 8 HITS

Drew Brees
Cam Newton
Jay Cutler
Jonathan Stewart
Ronnie Hillman
Todd Gurley
Alshon Jeffery
Eric Decker
Willie Snead

WEEK 8 MISSES

Le’Veon Bell (injury)
Mike Evans
Jeremy Hill
Doug Martin
Martavis Bryant
Martellus Bennett     

 QUARTERBACK

 Ben Roethlisberger – $6,600 – Without Bell, Pittsburgh will not totally abandon the run game as DeAngelo Williams is capable of being the workhorse for the remainder of the season. However, I would expect Big Ben to shoulder the load on offense.

Tournament Fade : Derek Carr – $5,500 – Pittsburgh’s defense has not been that bad and while Carr has been hot for Oakland, he may be a popular choice this weekend at this price. The Raiders are flying high after a big home win against the Jets and I would not be surprised if they had a letdown game.

 

RUNNING BACK

This is a good week to pair two of the mid-priced RBs out of this group:

Mark Ingram ($6,500)

Dion Lewis ($6,400)

Chris Ivory ($5,900)

DeAngelo Williams ($5,500)

Ronnie Hillman ($4,600)

It is difficult to trust Jeremy Langford ($4,000) in his first start, but the matchup is ideal.

 

WIDE RECEIVER

Antonio Brown ($8,100) – The loss of Bell should not hurt the offense as much as last year, but Brown will be heavily targeted in this matchup.

Emmanuel Sanders ($7,300) – I am expecting a 20-point performance in the dome from Sanders.

Randall Cobb ($6,800) – Cobb is not fully healthy, but at this price, he could be worth the risk. He should face off against Carolina’s weakest corner and is due for a big game.

Bargain Bin:

Michael Crabtree, $4900 – Cooper is the main target, but you can save $1700 here.

Willie Snead, $4800 – Offense warming up; dome game bodes well for WR.

Malcom Floyd, $3900 – Worth a shot on Floyd or Johnson at these salaries.

Stevie Johnson, $3200

 

TIGHT END

Heath Miller ($2,700) – Miller is a salary saver and with Ben back under center, he creeps back into fantasy relevance. I think Pittsburgh will come out strong against the Raiders in an early start for Oakland on the east coast.

Jacob Tamme ($3,000) – He is a decent option if Leonard Hankerson is out again. I would roll with one of the cheaper options this week at TE.

*Antonio Gates ($4,700) – If it looks like Gates practices all week and does not have any setbacks, he can be considered on Monday night, but expect his ownership level to be high.

 

DEFENSE

Nothing really stands out on defense this week, so I would just take a chance on a team you think can have a big day. The Jets ($3,100) will probably be a popular choice against the Jaguars.  The Saints ($2,000) are a risk/reward play and would get a boost if Marcus Mariota is out again.

 

SAMPLE LINEUP

QB: Ben Roethlisberger

RB: Dion Lewis

RB: Chris Ivory

WR: Antonio Brown

WR: Emmanuel Sanders

WR: Randall Cobb

TE: Heath Miller

FLX: Malcom Floyd

DEF: Saints

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About Nick Pagliuca

Nick has been competitively playing fantasy sports for over ten years and has recently become very active in daily fantasy in the last three years. Nick participates mainly in fantasy football followed by fantasy baseball and basketball.