DraftKings Week 9 DFS Bargain Plays

Wow, hard to believe the season will be more than half over by the end of this week.

Matthew Stafford (27.38 DK points) and Jonnu Smith (19.80 DK points) were on fire this last week, and if you started either one of these recommendations, you’re welcome.

Melvin Gordon was saved by a touchdown, but everyone else was ice cold. So if you used any of these other bargain play suggestions, my apologies.

The nice thing is we can brush off those bad bargains from last week and start with a fresh one on this Halloween night.

So sit back, crack a beer and get some bargain plays in our lineups!

Carson Wentz, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles ($5,700)

Over the last two weeks, Carson Wentz hasn’t really been a viable quarterback to use. You have to look at it this way, though, he’s been on the road for three straight games. It’s hard to do good statistically when you play Minnesota, Dallas and Buffalo, while going 1-2 in those games. Looking at his stats it may be hard to have any confidence in him, but when you’re back home in front of your own crowd, it tends to help. The Chicago Bears aren’t the defense that they were last year and I can see a nice bounce-back game coming for Wentz. Take advantage of this opportunity because everyone will be zigging away from him, as I’ll zag him into a lineup.

Phillip Lindsay, Running Back, Denver Broncos ($5,300) AND Royce Freeman, Running Back, Denver Broncos ($4,900)

This may be a cop out, but hear me out. With Joe Flacco possibly being put on IR and third-string quarterback Brandon Allen being named the starter, I have no clue how this passing game will work. But I do know one thing that will work – the running game. Both Lindsay and Freeman have been thunder and lightning in this duo as both backs are almost one in the same. Cleveland is limping into Mile High and if Allen is going to do what backup quarterbacks typically do, it’s dink and dunk the ball to his running backs. They should play similar to how the Patriots play when it comes to RB’s with both Lindsay and Freeman being a junior version of James White.

Robby Anderson, Wide Receiver, New York Jets ($5,500)

This Jets’ passing game has struggled in recent weeks as Sam Darnold was seeing “ghosts” against the New England Patriots just two weeks ago. Throughout Sunday, and most of Tuesday, there were rumors of the speedy receiver who will be a free agent after this season being traded. That didn’t happen and here we are with Robby Anderson still a member of the Jets. I’m sure he will be coming into this game with a slight chip on his shoulder since he is still in New York, but hey, why not take it out in South Beach on the Miami Dolphins where everyone seems to have their get-right game.

D.J. Moore, Wide Receiver, Carolina Panthers ($4,800)

He was playing better with Cam Newton in the lineup, but Kyle Allen hasn’t been too bad considering he’s just more of a game-manager type of quarterback. Last week, Mike Evans went off for 11/198/2 against the Tennessee Titans while everyone else was held to less than 50 receiving yards. D.J. Moore has been the top receiver on this team and has WR1 written all over him this week.

Jarvis Landry, Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns ($4,500)

I’m really hoping this is Jarvis Landry’s week to go off again. With Odell Beckham Jr. being guarded by Chris Harris, that leaves Landry to be guarded by Duke Dawson. How will that work out? Based on these matchups, it feels like another 10-12 target game is in store for Landry while the OBJ/Harris battle will be just that. If I have to start a Cleveland Browns player in fantasy outside of Nick Chubb, my money is going on Landry.

Zach Ertz, Tight End, Philadelphia Eagles ($4,700)

This week’s bargains for tight ends are tough, but getting Zach Ertz $1,300 cheaper than the No. 3 tight end in Hunter Henry, seems like a hell of a bargain – it’s almost like a discount sale. So what? Dallas Goedert has a touchdown in back-to-back games, no big deal. Give me the tight end who has one, that’s right ONE less target than Travis Kelce (65 targets) on the season and is $2,200 cheaper than Kelce. Go ahead and laugh as you add him to your lineup.

Carolina Panthers DST ($2,800)

I’m going back to them once again even with the embarrassment they had last week in San Francisco. They were still able to put up three sacks to give them 30 on the season and had three DK points. They should be coming into this game ready to sack the shit out of Ryan Tannehill and help get this team back to its winning ways.

Any questions or comments? Stuck on a couple players to fill in your line ups? Let us help you by reaching out on Twitter or leaving a comment in the section below!

Looking for more DFS content? Check out the latest episode of the Loaded Box Podcast as we provide our weekly stacks, bargains and general advice for those DraftKings & FanDuel lineups!

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