Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

Week 9 DFS Cash Game Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings


Week 9 brings with it a reduced featured slate, as not only do we have four teams on a bye, but also an early kickoff in London. Therefore, we are left with a 10-game slate, reducing our options. However, there are still plenty of values to be found for our cash game lineups.

This is a strange week in the NFL, especially on the Sunday slate. Just four games currently have a line above 45, with two of those being over 50. However, there are also two games with lines below 40, which severely limits the opportunities for value outside of the running back position.

This article will take a look at some of the value plays for each week of the NFL. However, usually when you look at value plays for GPP you are swinging for the fences somewhat. Here I will be focusing on cash games and the necessity for slightly more safety as you are just looking to finish in the top half or so of the competition. Therefore, we are looking for cheaper players who should see a decent workload, be that pass attempts, targets or carries. Let's take a look at the cash value plays for Week 9 of the 2019 NFL season.

Editor's Note: Get any full-season NFL Premium Pass for 50% off. Our exclusive In-Season Lineup Tools, Lineup Optimizer and over 150 days of Premium DFS Research. Sign Up Now!

 

Week 9 Quarterback Cash Game Value Plays

Sam Darnold, NYJ @ MIA | DK: $5,900, FD: $7,300

It has been a couple of really tough weeks for Darnold. After the disaster in New England, he bounced back somewhat against the Jaguars with a 15 point performance. However, he has now thrown seven interceptions and just two touchdowns in the last two weeks and desperately needs a strong performance to get him back on track. Facing the Miami Dolphins should help Darnold, as the Dolphins have allowed an average of 23 FPPG to opposing quarterbacks this season, and just made Mason Rudolph look dangerous as a passer. The other aspect of this is that the Miami offense is showing signs of life, and therefore, should be able to be competitive enough to ensure that Darnold cannot take his foot off the gas in this matchup.

Derek Carr, OAK vs. DET | DK: $5,500, FD: $7,300

Carr rewarded me for his faith in him last week and I am jumping right back on him this week against Detroit. The Lions made Danel Jones look respectable last week, and Carr is a more polished player at this point. The Lions are allowing an average of 23.4 FPPG to opposing quarterbacks, and Carr comes into this game off the back of his first 20-point performance of the season. The Raiders may not have a ton of weapons on the field, but Carr has still been able to put up respectable results with this less than stellar cast of characters.

 

Week 9 Running Back Cash Game Value Plays

Derrick Henry, TEN @ CAR | DK: $5,700, FD: $6,800

Henry is the ultimate volume running back right now in the NFL. He has yet to log less than 15 carries in a single game this season, and that has resulted in double-digit points returns in six of his eight games so far. The only concern with Henry is that his ceiling is limited by his lack of involvement in the passing game, but he should have a solid game against a Panthers Defense which was ravaged by the 49ers run game last week and allow an average of 18.6 FPPG to opposing RB1s.

Melvin Gordon III, LAC vs. GB | DK: $5,000 FD: $6,300

Gordon finally found the end zone last week but yet another underwhelming performance has seen his price drop to a point it presents pure value. The Packers are allowing over 20 FPPG to opposing RB1s and Gordon should have an opportunity to break out for the 2019 season this week.

Royce Freeman, DEN vs. CLE | DK: $4,900, FD: $6,100

It has been a nice run for Freeman recently, as he has seen double-digit carries in all of the last four weeks. That has resulted in three straight weeks of double-digit returns, and two straight weeks in which he has found the end zone. Cleveland is allowing over 27 FPPG to opposing running back groups. This Denver group consists of Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, who both have the ability to put up solid points in this matchup.

 

Week 9 Wide Receiver Cash Game Value Plays

Robby Anderson, NYJ @ MIA | DK: $5,500, FD: $6,200

Anderson has seen 22 targets in the last three weeks and now gets a matchup with the Dolphins, who are missing Xavien Howard in their secondary. The Dolphins are allowing over 20 FPPG to opposing WR1, which is the role I Anderson should play in this game.

Sammy Watkins, KC vs. MIN | DK: $4,900, FD: $6,000

Minnesota has had mixed results against opposing receivers. They have been good against WR1s, but have had some issues against secondary receivers, allowing an average of 13.5 FPPG. Watkins serves the secondary role in this offense now that Tyreek Hill is back, but should still see plenty of targets, having had eight or more in four of the five games he has seen significant time on the field.

Devante Parker, MIA vs. NYJ | DK: $4,400, FD: $5,800

Parker has been strong recently with four straight games of double-digit returns, thanks in large part to three touchdowns in that stretch. He has seen 18 targets in the last two weeks, and now has a matchup with a Jets team allowing 18.9 FPPG to opposing WR1.

 

Week 9 Tight End Cash Game Value Plays

Jonnu Smith, TEN @ CAR | DK: $3,800, FD: $5,500

Smith has really stepped up to the plate in the last couple of weeks following the absence of Delanie Walker. Smith has scored close to 30 points across the last two weeks, with 10 targets, 142 yards, and a touchdown. This week is a tougher matchup against the Carolina Panthers, but Tannehill seems fairly locked in Walker the last couple of weeks, and if Walker is missing again, then Smith could be in line for a second good week ina row.

Greg Olsen, CAR vs. TEN | DK: $3,500, FD: $5,300

In the same game as Smith, we also have a solid value on Greg Olsen. Olsen's role in the offense has been inconsistent with Kyle Allen commanding the offense, but he has had strong days against teams such as the Cardinals and Buccaneers. This week he is facing a Titans team that allows an average of just over 10 FPPG to opposing tight ends. While 10 points are nothing special, at the tight end position it is a more than acceptable return.

More Weekly DFS Analysis




More Recent Articles

 

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 14 (Top 100)

The fantasy playoffs are here for most of us, so every position matters that much more. IDP spots often become an afterthought or a set-it-and-forget-it situation but it could be that linebacker who has a monster game or that key interception that makes the difference between winning or going home. Look to our streamer suggestions... Read More


Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 14

Welcome to our Week 14 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More


Star Players Who Might Miss the Fantasy Playoffs

As we head into the playoff weeks of fantasy football, you'll hear many experts preach (correctly) the need to stash high-upside handcuffs or backups at quarterback or tight end. You'll inevitably hear about looking ahead three weeks for favorable playoff schedules and thinking less about what the player has done up until now or whether... Read More


Week 14 Busts? Players To Consider Avoiding

It's finally here... The fantasy playoffs for most leagues. Hopefully you have a chance to win a fantasy championship in the next few weeks. If you're lucky, you have a first-round bye and won't have to worry about anything this week except for picking out a Christmas tree and setting up all your holiday decorations.... Read More


Running Back Start/Sit Advice - Week 14

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano break down the running back position to help with tough fantasy football lineup decisions for Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season. They decide who to start or sit among those in RB3 or flex consideration. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest... Read More


Week 14 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More


Fantasy Football Booms, Busts - Zach Pascal, Jamaal Williams, Gardner Minshew

Whether this is the first week of your playoffs, the last week of your regular season, or the time to win a DFS league to pay for your holiday presents, this is the most crucial week of your fantasy football season. While my booms from last week (Robert Woods, Jack Doyle, Dede Westbrook, Kyle Allen)... Read More


Wide Receiver Snap Counts and Target Trends - Week 13 Analysis

Wide receivers are essential components toward your ultimate goal of securing league championships. As many of you prepare for your Week 14 matchups, an expanding collection of tools are available that can provide you with an extensive level of knowledge. Those results provide the foundation for this weekly statistical breakdown of the wide receiver position, which... Read More


Week 14 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

Now that the playoffs are beginning in most leagues and the final march for a championship has begun, streaming becomes a  necessary strategy. Knowing who to add and when to start them could be the ultimate difference-maker in a weekly matchup. Making the right streaming decisions could easily be the difference in winning a championship.... Read More


Wide Receiver Start/Sit Advice - Week 14

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano break down the wide receiver position to help with tough fantasy football lineup decisions for Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season. They decide who to start or sit among those in WR3 or flex consideration. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest... Read More


The King's Week 14 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find my Week 14 fantasy football lineup rankings for the first round of your playoffs. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR, and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions, especially on the weekends. Skill Position analysis versus... Read More


Fantasy Football Disaster Recovery: Playoff Panic

Welcome to Disaster Recovery, where each week I'll examine why your studs played like duds. This isn't a place to find out why you should have sat a player for somebody else on your bench. Disaster Recovery is here to examine the guys who you didn't think twice about starting and to help you decide if you should... Read More


Thursday Night Football Matchups Analysis - Week 14

It's that time of year again! While many will be caught up in the thrills of the holiday season, those lucky few who have risen to the top of their fantasy leagues will be sweating over lineup decisions in pursuit of a championship (in most league formats). To our fantasy owners who have managed to... Read More


The Tape Tells All - Derrius Guice Fantasy Outlook

Welcome to another edition of "The Tape Tells All," where I break down some film of an NFL's player performance and try to draw some fantasy football conclusions from that film. This week, I'm looking at Washington running back Derrius Guice, who's finally healthy and finally getting a chance to show why people were so... Read More


Quarterback Leaderboards Before the Fantasy Playoffs - NFL Next Gen Stats

You won't believe it, but you weren't dreaming. That turkey you stuffed your face with a few days ago? Real. Those three games on a Thursday? Real, indeed. Your weekly meeting with football on the telly this past Sunday? Also real. All of that together only meant one thing: the fantasy football regular season is... Read More