Top Daily Fantasy Football Lineups to Use in Week Nine of 2020 NFL Season
If you were looking for some daily fantasy football lineups to get behind last week, I had you covered with a slew of good NFL DFS picks.
Unfortunately, you probably needed to blend my cash game and GPP NFL DFS lineups together to win anything.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s faceplant killed my tourney squad, while my cash game team had three bad plays, as well as a terrible defense punt.
Overall, I still highlighted very useful options, with the Miami defense, Aaron Rodgers, Derrick Henry, Davante Adams, Alvin Kamara, Tyreek Hill, and Brandon Aiyuk all standing out the most.
You can mix my NFL DFS lineups for week 9 however you choose, but I’ll still be offering two rosters – one for cash, and one for GPPs.
With that, let’s dive into week nine and see how I am building out my teams.
Week 9 Daily Fantasy Football Advice
Our first stop is always going to be the NFL betting scene, just because the odds and game totals can tell us a lot about the slate.
You can get a head start on that yourself each week by heading over to your favorite NFL sportsbooks. That said, you can just check out my early overview with my early week 9 NFL odds breakdown.
Looking at week nine, we have a lot of question marks, but we also have some fun games to attack. Here are the most DFS-friendly environments at the moment.
- Seahawks vs. Bills (54 total)
- Broncos vs. Falcons (50)
- Lions vs. Vikings (53)
- Panthers vs. Chiefs (52.5)
- Raiders vs. Chargers (53)
This week’s Thursday Night Football and Sunday Night Football contests both have totals north of 50, but they won’t be on the main slate at DraftKings.
I’d stick to the above games for stacking, but you can always consider some one-offs or target other stacks in the effort to be contrarian.
Beyond the game environments, we also want to keep an eye on injuries. TNF is loaded with news to monitor due to regular injuries and COVID-19, and with some Packers players being sidelined due to the latter, you may want to make sure Minnesota players are okay.
From a health perspective, we’re largely waiting on news involving Christian McCaffrey and Calvind Ridley, but keeping your finger on the pulse of the NFL injury situation is always important.
To see how this all plays into my favorite NFL DFS lineups for week 9, read on.
NFL DFS Cash Lineup for Week 9
- QB: Josh Allen – Bills ($7k)
- RB: James Conner – Steelers ($6.9k)
- RB: DeeJay Dallas – Seahawks ($5k)
- WR: D.J. Chark – Jaguars ($5.2k)
- WR: Terry McLaurin – Washington ($6.5k)
- WR: Marvin Jones Jr. – Lions ($5.1k)
- TE: Logan Thomas – Washington ($3.7k)
- FLEX: Dalvin Cook – Vikings ($8.2k)
- DEF: Minnesota Vikings ($2.4k)
The plan is to simply cash, so you need guys with high floors, and relatively high ceilings. Josh Allen is kind of the epitome of that, as he’s averaging 25 fantasy points per game on the year, and he offers a nice floor thanks to his rushing ability.
A date with an awful Seahawks pass defense (31st vs. QBs) makes Allen one of the best plays of the week in all formats. You can pair him with a Bills receiver, but especially in cash games, I’ll just run him naked.
This is a really interesting week for cash games, as you have all kinds of under-priced guys out there. That said, I don’t think I can fade Dalvin Cook in any setting after what he did last week.
Cook is a total monster. He has one of the best floors of any option, and he faces a weak Lions defense that ranks 31st against fantasy backs in 2020.
James Conner is about as much of a smash play for me, as he faces a dead Dallas team that ranks dead last in rushing yards allowed to running backs.
Provided he has a big role again, taking the savings with DeeJay Dallas makes a lot of sense. Seattle’s passing game is obviously more appealing, but he’s a fun guy to run back the other way across from Allen, seeing as the Bills struggle most (27th) against the run.
At wide receiver, Chark and Jones are just way too cheap. Chark gets the quarterback change he wanted, and Jones should be quite busy with Kenny Golladay likely out this week.
Scary Terry is as explosive as anyone, but he isn’t priced like it. He had a modest 7-74 stat line the last time he faced the Giants, but if he can do that and also score, he’s a hit.
Do I love stacking up Washington skill players? No, but you can also toss Logan Thomas in there. I actually like the G-Men as a cheap defense, but Washington will probably find most of their success through the air.
Lastly, the Vikings are a fine defensive punt to pair with Cook. Detroit isn’t some world-beater, the Vikings are at home, and their defense has actually been respectable over their last three games.
NFL DFS GPP Lineup for Week 9
- QB: Drew Lock – Broncos ($5.2k)
- RB: Dalvin Cook – Vikings ($8.2k)
- RB: Christian McCaffrey – Panthers ($8.5k)
- WR: D.J. Chark – Jaguars ($5.2k)
- WR: Marvin Jones Jr. – Lions ($5.1k)
- WR: KJ Hamler – Broncos ($3.4k)
- TE: Noah Fant – Broncos ($4.6k)
- FLEX: James Conner – Steelers ($6.9k)
- DEF: New York Giants ($2.7k)
Jimmy G let me down in epic fashion last week, but I will never walk into a new DFS slate with fear. That’s why I have no qualms about paying down again, and this time doing so with Lock.
Lock has a big arm, as well as all of the swagger one could want.
He has his flaws, but Lock finally displayed the type of upside he can offer last week, and now he’s got a fantastic matchup against a beatable Falcons defense. You can roll him out there naked or pick your spots, but I’m all-in and I’ll be stacking him with Fant and Hamler.
Hamler is just so explosive, that I think he’ll get behind Atlanta and allow us to see Lock’s deep ball. The Falcons have struggled with big plays through the air, as well as with stopping tight ends.
That’s a glorious GPP stack waiting to happen, but I’ll gladly play it (somewhat) safe elsewhere, by paying at RB with Cook, Conner, and C-Mac.
You know what I like the first two, and you should probably know why I like Christian McCaffrey, too. He also worked his way back last week, and looks likely to suit up against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Unless we’re clued into his exact role (and it’s at all limited), I’ll go for broke and fire up McCaffrey in tourneys.
Rounding out my receivers are the aforementioned Jones and Chark, who will probably be chalky, and I don’t care. The Giants are a nice punt defense, too, mostly because they’re facing Kyle Allen.
Week 9 NFL Betting
You should have a good idea as to where my head is at concerning my top NFL DFS lineups for week 9, but what about the betting realm?
Well, I am high on Lock for DFS, so don’t let your jaw drop too far when I tell you I have the Broncos among my favorite week 9 NFL upset picks.
I also like Cook and the Vikings, which should indicate where I see that game headed, while backing James Conner unsurprisingly is a vote for the Steelers to beat the Cowboys.
Not all NFL DFS picks are in support of actual NFL bets, of course. However, when you look at the weekly NFL odds – particularly the game totals – you should be able to see which spots are more likely than others to field a bunch of points.
The totals are pretty low this week, making the Over a pretty appealing play in a lot of games this week.
This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as our week nine NFL betting advice goes. Head over to our sports betting picks page for more advice and predictions.
As for fantasy content, there’s more where this came from. Check out what else we have brewing for this week.