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NFL Early Week 9 Sneak Peek for DraftKings and FanDuel

Welcome to the Team Rise or Fall DraftKings and FanDuel week 9 sneak peek article. This early outlook is going to give you a preview of the upcoming week’s games and some spots that show promise for our DFS lineups. We have some high game totals, value-priced plays, and overall DFS goodness. If you haven’t joined us at Team Rise or Fall, what are you waiting for?

Week 8 Review


Aaron Rodgers 23.54 DK Points / 22.54 FD Points

Baker Mayfield 7.78 DK Points / 7.78 FD Points


Clyde Edwards-Helaire 6.1 DK Points / 4.6 FD Points

JaMycal Hasty 10.1 DK Points / 9.6 FD Points


Mike Evans 16.5 DK Points / 14 FD Points

Rashard Higgins 2.4 DK Points / 1.9 FD Points


Jonnu Smith 4.9 DK Points / 3.9 FD Points

George Kittle 5.9 DK Points / 4.9 FD Points

Boy o’ boy was this week a rough one for my sneak peek plays. Rodgers played well enough to be a viable play this weekend. Baker played in high wind and didnโ€™t do much.

The running back position was also a letdown. CEH played second fiddle to Mahomes who threw for 5 touchdowns. Hasty found the endzone but was vultured on a late touchdown by Jet McKinnon.

Mike Evans was not on the main slate but was in a great spot considering the absence of Chris Godwin. Rashard Higgins was a victim of high winds, just like Baker.

Jonnu Smith was only targeted twice and brought in both of them for 29 yards โ€“ nothing spectacular. George Kittle was a victim of Jimmy Garappolo’s terrible play and to pour salt into that wound Kittle has a broken foot.

Sheesh โ€“ canโ€™t move past this week fast enough.

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Week 9 Player Picks


Josh Allen

After starting the year on a heater, Josh Allen has cooled down. The solution to his struggles? Going against the defense that gives up the most fantasy points to the quarterback position. Allen projects as a top 5 quarterback according to the Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub.

Justin Herbert

The rookie has been spectacular in putting up fantasy numbers, just not closing out games. The Chargers have an implied team total of 28 points going up against the Las Vegas Raiders. Over the last four weeks, Herbert has averaged 30.7 DK points / 29.7 FD points.


Dalvin Cook

Cook is coming off a huge game against their division rival Green Bay Packers. Cook projects as the NFL Study Hub’s highest-scoring running back on the main slate. He will be going against the lowly Lion’s run defense that gives up 130 yards rushing a game.

Chase Edmonds

Edmonds is looking to take over for injured starter Kenyan Drake. Edmonds is a far better play on DK than on FD due to scoring differences. Edmonds looks to be a three-down back in Drake’s absence, as he is a better pass catcher. The Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub projects Edmonds to be a top 5 play at his position this Sunday.


Dionte Johnson

I think Pittsburgh’s wideouts will be popular given the state of the Cowboys defense. Iโ€™m rolling with Johnson as he is the least expensive on the board. Johnson has been responsible for 16.52% of the Steelerโ€™s team target share. Iโ€™m not sure if Iโ€™m forcing him into my lineups this weekend but, I do want exposure to this offense.

Cole Beasley

The theme of picking on bad defenses continues with Cole Beasley. Beasley has been responsible for 20.93% of Bill’s team target share. The Seahawks allow the most points to the wide receiver position in the league and I donโ€™t see them stopping that anytime soon.


T.J. Hockenson

This play is contingent on Kenny Golladayโ€™s status for this weekend. If Golladay is out, there are 22% of the teamโ€™s targets that will be redistributed to other pass catchers and Hockenson is one of them. When Golladay went down this weekend, Hock was one of the primary benefactors seeing a season-high 10 targets.

Hunter Henry

Henry projects as the second-best value at the tight end position per the NFL Study Hub. The Raiders are a middle of the pack team in allowing fantasy points to the position. Hunter has averaged a little over six targets per game making up 16.52% of the teamโ€™s target share over the last four weeks.

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