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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fantasy Football: Best Value Plays for NFL Week 9 on DraftKings

The fellas from The Low Blow Sports Show have compiled their best values for Week 9 of the NFL for one-day/week fantasy football on

For a more comprehensive take on this week’s matchups, beyond DraftKings, check out our Fantasy Forecast podcast, featuring Rollin and Adam.


ROLLIN: Colin Kaepernick ($7,000)
The real-life Gonzo had a down week against one of the best secondaries in the NFL when the 49ers traveled to Denver. But you can expect a quick turnaround against one of the league’s worst in the Rams.

Just three weeks ago, he put up 34.42 points—mostly in the second half—against this team in St. Louis. This time, he’ll be doing his thing by the Bay. The best part is that he is $200 less than he was in Week 6. Don’t hesitate on this one.

ADAM: Andy Dalton ($6,300) 
I assure this is not a "he’s playing Jacksonville, so he is a must-go." Our favorite ginger did it last week with his feet. With reports of AJ Green coming back this week, Andy is poised for a big game.

For the money I don’t think he can be beat.

ALLEN: Carson Palmer ($6,800) 
Palmer will look to exploit a defense that made Colt McCoy look like a decent player in the second half of the Monday night game.


ROLLIN: Alfred Morris ($3,900)
OK. I’ll admit I may be drinking a little too much of that Redskins Kool-Aid this week after a huge win over Dallas in Big D. But Morris looked more like The Butler of old, seeing all the seams and hitting the holes harder than Ron Jeremy (too much?).

He probably won’t be that top-notch running back he used to be until RGIII returns and defenses have to worry about two runners. But I like this matchup against a Vikings squad that is allowing anyone not wearing a Buccaneers jersey run on them.

ADAM: LeSean McCoy $5200 
Before the bye, Shady put up 149 on the ground against the Giants. Facing the best run defense in the league (Arizona), he still managed to put up 83 yards and another 14 on 3 receptions.

For $5,200 dollars, and taking on a Texan team that is ranked 18th in the league against the run, this is a money play.

ALLEN: LeSean McCoy ($5,200) 
Shady is just about back. And with limited use from Sproles expected again, look for Shady to continue to get back into form.


ROLLIN: Odell Beckham, Jr ($5,000)
I really like this young rookie’s tools. He’s very agile and quick for his size, has a Manning tossing him the rock, and no Salsa to gobble up targets.

My only concern is that he still isn’t compiling yardage the way fantasy owners would prefer. He does have three scores in three games, though. And the Football Giants will be taking on a defense that got burned historically by Big Ben last week.

ADAM: DeAndre Hopkins ($5,400)
I love the Eagles. But I hate their secondary.

With 11 targets last week, I expect Hopkins to be a great value this week versus a defense that gives up an average of 267 yards a game through the air.

ALLEN: DeAndre Hopkins ($5,400)
Hopkins will play a crucial role in a game where the Texans will have to throw the ball in order to keep up with the fast-paced Eagles.


ROLLIN: Jordan Reed ($4,400)
Reed’s price is going to keep rising, so snatch him up while he is low. The kid is a near guarantee for 10+ in each and every game. If the Redskins finally decide to start tossing the ball his way in the first half of games, he’s going to blow up.

Not only does he have a penchant for breaking tackles, he was, hands down, the best end zone target for the Redskins last year. That shouldn’t have changed.

As a side note, if you have the extra dough, follow Cav’s advice on Julius Thomas. He’s laid two turds in a row, Bennett just lit up the Pats with 6 for 95 and a score last week, and in the playoffs last season, Thomas finished with 8 catches for 85 yards in the victory over the Brady Bunch.

ADAM: Julius Thomas ($5,600) 
This is the cheapest he has been all season long.

There is a lot of love to spread around in Denver this year. But going against a Pats team that is pretty stingy against wide receivers should leave more opportunity for Julius Thomas to get those safe passes.

ALLEN: Jordan Reed ($4,400)
Reed has been the most reliable target for the Redskins when he is healthy, and right now he is.  Ride this train until it crashes again.

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