Ok, it’s time for our NFL Week 9 cash game picks for FanDuel. It’s important to keep in mind when we’re playing “cash games” (50/50s, Double-Ups, Head-to-Heads) we’re not looking for slate breaking scores. We have to finish ahead of 40%-50% of the field. This means we’ll look for players with solid floors and we’re not worried about ownership for the most part. All information is based on the Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub.
Carr and the Raiders take on the Los Angeles Chargers and their 29th ranked defense against the quarterback position. Our NFL Study Hub has Derek as the fifth-best value on the slate, and his 7k cost is very attractive because the four ranked value plays ahead of Carr have salaries of 7.9k or more.
If you’re willing to spend a little more money at quarterback then Josh Allen is a really solid play. Buffalo takes on a Seattle defense ranked dead last in the league (32nd) against the quarterback position. A bad defense is always good news and on top of that Allen is the top value quarterback in our NFL Study Hub. He’ll run you 8.2k but still cheaper than the second-best value play in Kyler Murray (8.6k) and the third-best value play in Deshaun Watson (8.3k).
Dallas did a nice job of filling in for the injured Seattle Seahawks backfield last week with 41 yards on 18 carries and both a rushing and receiving touchdown. This week, he gets a Buffalo defense that looked awful against the run last week versus New England. DeeJay is the top value running back in our NFL Study Hub and the Bills are ranked 24th against running backs. That’s enough for me to have DeeJay in heavy rotation.
The Jaguars are starting a backup QB against the Houston Texans on Sunday so what better time to lean on a running back facing a bottom-three defense against the run? The Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub projects Robinson for 16.63 points and 22 total touches. Not bad for 7.3k.
Diggs comes in as the fifth-best value and the second overall rated wide receiver in our NFL Study Hub. He and the Bills are slated to be in a shootout with the Seattle Seahawks in a game carrying a 55 point implied total. Diggs will run you 7.6k but if he gets the 11 targets we’re projecting for him, he should be worth the money.
Being the primary receiving threat on a bad football team has its advantages. Mainly, you’re gonna soak up 10+ targets per game. In Week 6, McLaurin had 12 targets for a 7-74 stat line against the NY Giants. If he breaks the goal line with one of his targets, that’s a really nice day. I think he gets it done on Sunday.
Waller is the highest value tight end in the Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub. He’s averaging 7.3 targets per game and I’d honestly like to see that number slightly higher but, it is what it is. The Raiders and Chargers have an implied game total of 51.5 with Los Angeles favored by one. Sounds like a shootout to me and an opportunity for Waller to shine.
Maybe you know this already, and if you’re using our NFL Study Hub you probably do, but TJ Hockenson is averaging seven targets and 11 fantasy points over his last three games. The Lions-Vikings game has a 52.5 implied total so there should be plenty of scoring. Add in that Kenny Golladay is out so there could be a few more targets for TJ.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are starting Jake Luton on Sunday. When we target a defense, we’re looking for sacks and turnovers. A guy making his first start against the highest value defense in our NFL Study Hub seems like the perfect person to deliver an interception or two and few sacks. The 3.7k price tag allows you to spend a little more on the positions with less volatility.
The Falcons are the second-highest value in the Team Rise or Fall Study Hub and cost just 3.3k. Drew Lock over his last three games has three touchdowns, five interceptions, seven sacks, and one fumble. And the three touchdowns all came in one game! Seems like a good place to take a flyer on a defense.
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