There are some fantasy cleats absent from this week’s NFL DFS main list, but overall there are plenty of viable options to build our Week 9 FanDuel tournament lineup. We’re looking to take advantage of under-the-radar talent coming back from injury. and a QB stallion who has been put down a bit due to recent fights. As always, we are also looking for lower value plays that will not be played with chalk as these are daily fantasy football tournaments, not cash games. Feel free to make your own changes, using our training as a guide for some of your choices.
Before we get into this week’s lineups, here are the basic rules for FanDuel contests. Scoring is pretty standard, with the only noteworthy settings being Four-point passing TDs Other half point PPR.
FanDuel Picks Week 9: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments
Sunday main list, $ 60,000 budget, no more than four players on a team
QB Justin Herbert, Chargers @ Eagles ($ 7,600). Herbert has had a couple of tough outings, but that can be forgiven against both the Ravens and the Patriots. He was playing well before the two-match speed bump, scoring 30.84 and 42.82 FanDuel points in weeks 3 and 5, respectively. Eagles don’t put the same defensive chops on paper, so the matchup should be relatively friendly.
RB Aaron Jones, Packers @ Chiefs ($ 8,500). This has the characteristics of a matchup that is supposed to deliver fireworks and, on paper, the Chiefs look like a block of Swiss cheese ready to be shredded. Jones is coming out of a 20.5 FD point effort and continues to be active on the ground and in the air. Davante Adams’ return means Jones likely won’t get 11 targets, but he has four receiving touchdowns throughout the season and will continue to act as an off-court threat.
RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders @ Giants ($ 7,200). The week off was supposed to provide Jacobs with the opportunity to put some distance between the nagging wounds that haunted him. He scored in three consecutive games, scoring at least 14.3 points in each. The teams have been successful racing against the Giants this season and the Raiders should be able to continue this trend. If Jacobs is closer to 100%, he might see an increase in volume.
WR Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals vs Browns ($ 7,900). The Bengals have just emerged from a bad defeat against the jets and are heading for a major divisional confrontation. They should be pumping all cylinders on Sunday, including Chase. The rookie was relatively quiet last week, even though he scored for the third time in four races. In a game of this magnitude, the Bengals won’t be nice about who they build their game plan. Chase will be heavily targeted and there will be a big FanDuel score in the cards.
WR Jerry Jeudy, Broncos @ Cowboys ($ 5,800). Jeudy returned last Sunday and captured all four of his goals for 39 yards – a modest production but a worthwhile exit after a six-week hiatus. It is reasonable to expect higher performance as it continues to shake off persistent rust. His four looks were more tied to the team, but his share could increase as of Sunday.
WR Kadarius Toney, Giants vs. Raiders ($ 5,700). Toney returned to the field on Monday night after an extra game absence, although it should be noted that he was in and out of the game due to a hand injury. He quickly established himself as the most dynamic director in the Giants aside from Saquon Barkley. Another week removed from his ankle injury should theoretically enable him to handle more shots and dominate targets, assuming he has no hand setbacks.
TE Dallas Goedert, Eagles vs. Chargers ($ 6,200). The Eagles attempted just 16 passes on Sunday, seven of which went to Goedert. This gives him 12 goals in the two games since Zach Ertz was deployed to the Cardinals. The Chargers will provide more stamina than the Lions have been able to handle, making it likely that Goedert will stay engaged. He scored a shadow out of 10.0 FanDuel points in each of the last two contests, suggesting a solid floor. If it manages to get into the end zone, it will be worth more than the investment.
FLEX Cordarrelle Patterson, Falcons @ Saints ($ 7,000). The natural inclination is to expect great performance from players in larger roles. That didn’t happen to the extent that many expected last week, but with Calvin Ridley (personal) set to lose this week’s contest – and presumably more – Patterson will continue to play a major role in the attack as a runner and receiver. .
DEF Bengals vs Browns ($ 3,800). There could be few things more humiliating than a loss to the Jets. The Bengals have emerged as a solid defense – and team – but are not immune from reading their press clippings. The Bengals were solid in the takeaway department with nine and fifth with 21 sacks. Another disappointment won’t be a concern against division rival Browns.