Creating An Optimal Lineup For Week 9 NFL Action

  • Josh Allen is the 5th ranked quarterback on DFS sites.
  • Dalvin Cook is the second-highest ranked running back for daily fantasy in Week 9.
  • Darren Waller is priced at $6,400 on fantasy football sites.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With Week 9 of NFL action on the horizon, it is time for daily fantasy football general managers to start setting their lineups for the main slate of games on the week.

Legal betting sites allow their users to create full lineups with a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, a tight end, a flex option, and a defense. With that said, fantasy football enthusiasts can use this as the foundation for making their selections.

QB – Josh Allen, Bills, $8,200
RB – Dalvin Cook, Vikings, $9,300
RB – DeeJay Dallas, Seahawks, $5,100
WR – Tyler Lockett, Seahawks, $7,400
WR – Allen Robinson, Bears, $6,900
WR – Marvin Jones, Lions, $6,100
TE – Darren Waller, Raiders, $6,400
FLEX – James Robinson, Jaguars, $7,300
Defense – Atlanta Falcons

Quarterback

Starting at the quarterback slot is Josh Allen who has a very enticing matchup with the Seattle Seahawks here in Week 9. Allen has been absolutely great this season as he has averaged 23.07 fantasy points per game as he has taken the league by storm.

He has seen four of his eight games go for over 300 passing yards and has thrown at least two touchdowns in all but two games this season.

Luckily for Allen, the Seahawks have one of the worst secondaries on the league when it comes to defending opposing quarterbacks as they rank 31 in the NFL. Those betting on the NFL have been able to cash in on that stat alone this season.

They have allowed opposing quarterbacks to go for over 250 yards and two touchdowns in each of their last three games and Week 9 should be no different.

Running Backs

The first running back slot is filled out by Dalvin Cook who has been absolutely amazing this season. In the six games he has played thus far on the season, he has seen three of them go for 130 rushing yards or more.

Not to mention, he is coming off of a 163 yard and four touchdown game last week where he put up 47.6 fantasy points.

Here in Week 9, the stars are aligning for another strong outing from Cook as he has a matchup with the Detroit Lions defense that ranks 31 against opposing running backs. In the Lions last two games, they have allowed opposing running backs to go for at least 60 yards and a touchdown. Being that Cook is one of the elite backs in the league, he’s poised to have another stellar performance in Week 9.

The second running back spot is taken by DeeJay Dallas of the Seattle Seahawks. Dallas was thrown into the RB1 slot for the Seahawks being that Seattle is dealing with some major injuries to all of their running backs including Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde, and Travis Homer. This will be Dallas’s second game in a row as the teams RB1 and he did not disappoint during his first time around. He went for 41 rush yards, 1 rush touchdown, 17 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown.

He showed that he is capable of stepping in and producing and should be trusted here this week against the 17 ranked Buffalo Bills defense.

Wide Receivers

Filling out the first receiver slot is Tyler Lockett. Lockett had a tough outing in Week 8 after a huge performance in Week 7 that saw 200 yards and three touchdowns. Fantasy GM’s can expect Lockett to have a nice bounce-back game here against the Bills.

Being that he is overshadowed by DK Metcalf who is tormenting opposing defenses, the focus should shift off of Lockett and leave him open to make big plays. It also helps that he is catching footballs from Russell Wilson who has proven to be arguably the most efficient quarterback in the league today.

The second receiver slot is filled out by Allen Robinson of the Chicago Bears. Robinson is the WR1 for the Bears and has been playing like it as he has gone for over 70 yards in his last two games. He has a very favorable matchup here in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans that rank 30 on daily fantasy football sites against opposing wide receivers.

In the Titans last three games, they have allowed the opposing teams WR1 To go for over 75 yards in each game. Robinson is sure to exceed the 70-yard mark here and could be on his way to a few endzone targets as well as the Bears look to take advantage of a weak passing defense.

The final receiver slot is filled out by Marvin Jones Jr. Jones offers great value here for his asking price as he is shifting into the WR1 slot for the Lions with Kenny Golladay sidelined for multiple weeks. Jones has filled in as the WR1 for the Lions earlier in the season where he saw 8 and 6 targets for a total of 78 yards and a touchdown.

He is also coming off of a two-touchdown game last week as well. He has a nice matchup here against a Minnesota Vikings secondary that is ranked 31 against opposing wide receivers which should allow Jones to have himself a big night.

Tight End

Darren Waller is a great option at the tight end slot not only because of his value being that he is priced low but also because of his matchup. Waller is just the third-ranked tight end for Sunday’s main slate of games.

He is arguably the top pass-catching option here for the Raiders this season as in his last four games he has seen over 6 targets in each of them. He has a nice matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers who are ranking 24 against opposing tight ends.

In each of the Chargers’ last three games, they have allowed opposing tight ends to go for at least 5 receptions and over 40 yards in each game.

FLEX

James Robinson of the Jacksonville Jaguars fills out the Flex slot on the roster. Robinson has taken the NFL by storm as the Jags RB1 as he has gone for 481 yards and four touchdowns on the season while averaging 4.5 yards per carry.

He could be in line for a big game in Week 9 against the Houston Texans defense that is 30 against opposing running backs and also allowed Derrick Henry to go for 212 yards and two touchdowns just two weeks ago. If Robinson could manage to find the same holes that Henry did, he could be in for a great game.

Defense

The defense spot is taken by the Atlanta Falcons who have a nice matchup with the Denver Broncos offense that ranks 31 in the league. The Broncos have had trouble finding their identity this season and it shows. On top of that, they have been dealing with tons of injuries as well to their receiving core. That being said, fantasy GM’s can expect the Falcons to take advantage of this.

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