Fantasy football sit and start advice should always be relative and league specific. Please note that some players are targeting DFS. Good luck with your lineups in week 9!
Los Angeles Chargers @ Atlanta Falcons
Start: Joshua Palmer, Marcus Mariota
Palmer is getting a big boost this week with Keenan Allen as well as Mike Williams both are probably relegated to the background (and with Austin Thanks. as well as Donald Parham also work with injuries). Released from concussion protocol, Palmer gets an indoor game with one of the highest scores of the week (49.5 points) against the Falcons defense, allowing the receivers to score fantastic second-most points. Atlanta also ranks last in both season pressure and in DVOA last month.
Mariota is receiving an 8.0 YPA while averaging 35.0 yards this season, though the Falcons’ high running speed and lack of volume hamper his fantasy. However, it may be launched this week, in quick matchup at home against the mediocre defense of the Chargers still lacking Joey Boza.
Miami Dolphins @ Chicago Bears
Start: Raheem Mostert, Justin Fields
Bears, admittedly, played better defensively at home this season, but Chicago recently traded Roquan Smith as well as Robert Quinn. The Bears are 28th in the DVOA in run defense and have the highest scoring record against them this season. Newbie Jeff Wilson unlikely to steal too many shots at once, and Mostert gets a 5.1 YPC on the road.
Health has always been a major concern, but Mostert should start scoring more touchdowns given his work in the red and having a league-leading YPA quarterback.
Fields has officially turned the corner and begins to look into it; he received a 7.9 YPA while averaging 65.8 yards in his last five games, four of which were on the road. He’s on pace to run over 900 yards finishing second most QB attempts in NFL history. Fields has been QB6 for the last month and his schedule will soon be much more favorable.
The Bears will face Miami’s defense through a passing funnel this week, allowing the quarterbacks to score the seventh-most fantastic points this season. FROM Chase Claypool also added as a new weapon via a trade, Fields should be considered the top fantasy QB of 10 going forward – and a top 5 option this week.
Carolina Panthers @ Cincinnati Bengals
DFS Start: DJ Moore ($16), Joe Mixon ($25)
Moore has a target share of 39.1 percent when he experienced a much more accurate quarterback play as well as more time out of the slot. He was in the WR fantasy top 10 in both games without Robbie Anderson as well as Christian McCaffrey last two weeks. Moore led the league in airfields last week and also leads the NFL in air yards and first down target rate for the last month. This week he remains undervalued in the DFS in the face of minor Bengals with multiple injuries.
Mixon has been one of the least effective defenders this season, but he leads the league in carries in the top ten and is close to surpassing him. previous career with a high catch of almost 30. He’s going to get a ton of work on Sunday with Ja’Marr Chase still on the sidelines and with favorites Bengals with 7.5 points.
Mixon hit 10 touchdowns at home last season and should hit in the top five on Sunday.
Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions
DFS Start: Aaron Jones ($26), Amon-Ra St. Brown ($26)
Last week, Jones had a season-high in carries (20) and rush yards (143), receiving 7.2 YPCs against a Buffalo rush defense that allowed just 3.5 YPCs and an NFL low of 52.8 yards per game. He forced a career-high 13 missed tackles. against run defense #1 in DVOA and now leads the NFL in tackles avoided.
The Packers have a completely different Lions defense this week, bringing in 5.1 YPCs, 13 rushing touchdowns and the third-most fantastic scoring by a runner this season. Detroit is also posting one of the highest scoring numbers in the league since last month and is easily averaging the most points during games this year. Jones’ DFS salary isn’t in the top five running back, but he has a strong case for being the best fantasy RB this week given the matchup (and with a six-team goodbye).
St. Brown returned last week after returning with ankle problems and a concussion. It is now set to increase the number of targets from T. J. Hockenson traded to Minnesota and D’Andre Swift reportedly still far from full strength. Lions on average 3.3 touchdowns per game at home this season and Jared Goff must score more passing points, only one in the last three games; relatively, Jamal Williams ranks second in rushing touchdowns (eight) without exceeding 20 carries in any game this season.
The Sun God was a fantasy monster last year when Detroit was out of Hawkenson and Swift and was one of the most valuable fantasy players before suffering an ankle injury in week three. come.
Las Vegas Raiders @ Jacksonville Jaguars
DFS Start: Josh Jacobs ($32), Travis Etienne ($27)
There is some concern about how bad raider attack showed itself on the road this season, but Jacobs has seen his YPC actually increase to 5.9 away from home. There is also a real possibility that Jacksonville is playing sluggishly, having played in London last week.
Jacobs is a disastrous scripted performer, but he had 523 yards and six touchdowns in the previous three games. The Raiders are (slightly) favorites on Sunday against the Jaguars defense, which puts the running backs in eighth place in fantastic points this season, including third in catches and yards per game per position.
Etienne wasted no time last week, taking the Jacksonville backfield after the team traded. James Robinsonrushing for 154 yards against a DVOA-ranked Broncos defense (Josh Jacobs is the only other RB to top 75 yards against Denver this season). It would be nice to have more targets, but ETN was among them. leaders of the Republic of Belarus in terms of route involvement last week, when he also had the second most touchdowns in the red zone. His DFS salary will be much higher soon.
Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots
Start: Deon Jackson
DFS Start: Ramondre Stevenson ($23)
Jackson was PPR No. 1 as early as Week 6 when he hit all 10 targets during the only start of his career. He might get another chance on Sunday with Jonathan Taylor excluded and Nyheim Hines traded for Buffalo, making Jackson one of the top 15 fantasy RBs and hard to get through in Sportzshala DFS with a $10 minimum price. The Colts had low season neutral passing score during Sam Elingerthe first start was last week, and while the Patriots are hardly a big hit, Jackson could well see a lot of dumps on Sunday.
Damian Harris missed practice due to illness that week, but Stevenson took over the New England backfield anyway. He spotted all 15 targets (mostly from Mac Jones) over the past two weeks, fully accepting the role of a transitory New England. Gameplay should be favorable with 5.5 home favorites Patriots and Bill Belichick. face to face with a rookie quarterback. Stevenson should be seen as top 5-10 RB is moving forward and is heavily undervalued in the DFS this week.
Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets
Fade in DFS: Devin Singletary ($16)
Location: all planes
Singletary will surely lose pass work after the bills were sold for Nyheim Hines (James Cook could be cut from fantasy lists) and this week he gets a sneaky hard match. The Jets have allowed the fewest yards per game in the NFL in the past three weeks and third in home yards this season. the defense of New York ranked 3rd in DVOA since week 4 and lost second in YPC (3.8) this season, which is why Singletary is disappearing from DFS this week.
The Jets have a timeshare backfield Elijah Moore went missing and Zach Wilson this is a real problem. Meanwhile, the Buffalo defense allowed for the fourth-lowest EPA/game score and the worst five in fantasy points allowed by both quarterbacks and running backs this season. This week, New York is second in total teams (17.3 points) of all teams.
Minnesota Vikings @ Washington Commanders
Start: Kirk Cousins, Terry McLaurin
Cousins is getting just 5.9 YPA with a 4:4 TD:INT ratio in three road games this season, but he’s getting a favorable matchup this week against a pass-funnel defense. Washington ranks 28th in passing and second in scoring in the DVOA. Expect Justin Jefferson reach the end zone for the first time since the first week.
McLaurin saw his target rate jump from 15.9%. With Carson Wentz up to 25.0% from Taylor Heinicke this season, a connection that goes back to last year. Jahan Dotson likely to stay this week against the Vikings minor player who has received the most fantastic points from the McLaurin first team this season (and last month).
Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals
Start: Geno Smith
DFS Start: DeAndre Hopkins ($29)
Smith has an 8.9 YPA with eight touchdowns in four road games this season. He gets an enticing Arizona defense this week, allowing the quarterbacks to score sixth in fantasy points in a fast-paced matchup that should produce a bunch of plays.
Hopkins hit a 27-22-262-1 line in two games since returning from suspension, leading the league in catches and yards while ranks second in target share (37.5%). He leads the NFL in air yards per game. and also capitalizing on finally moving down the line of scrimmage and seeing time in the slot.
The Cardinals will face a rapidly improving Seahawks defense this week. actually ranked #1 in DVOA since week 6, but the volume should remain; Seattle’s defense is in the top 10 in EPA/rush but nearly in the top 5 in EPA/allowed passes this season. D-Hop should remain one of the highest numbers in the league with