Daily Fantasy Football Strategy Plays for Week 9

As you know by now if you are a daily fantasy player that there are a few different strategies to want to lean on when playing in certain games. If playing a head to head game or 50/50 and double up game you are looking for guaranteed points. If you are playing in a GPP tournament you will need to take risks with your high profiled players. Let’s take a look at some plays for both this weekend.

50/50, Double Up and Head to Head Games:

Quarterbacks:

Terrelle Pryor: Pryor has actually been quite consistent through the season. Through Pryor’s first six starts he has scored 16 or more fantasy points in 66.7% of his games while breaking the 20 point mark in one of his game thus far. This week should not change Pryor as he gets a matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles and their secondary that allows the eight most fantasy points to opposing QB’s.

Tony Romo: Romo gets himself an outstanding matchup this week against a very bad Minnesota defense. This season Romo has scored 16 or more fantasy points in 62.5% of his games while he has gone over the 20 point mark in 37.5% of his game. This season Minnesota is allowing the sixth most fantasy points to opposing QB’s; this looks like a matchup Romo and the pass happy Cowboys should dominate.

Running Backs:

Matt Forte: Forte has been one of the most consistent running backs this season in which he has scored 12 or more fantasy points in every game this season while breaking the 16 point mark in 71.4% of his games. Even though on paper Forte gets a tough matchup he is going to be called on to control this offense since backup QB Josh McCown will be under center.

Jamaal Charles: Charles has been a beast this season as he has scored 12 or more fantasy points in every game while he has broken the 16 fantasy point mark in 87.5 of his games. This week Charles will face a Buffalo defense that is allowing 104.4 yards per game on the ground to opposing RB’s. Look for Charles to continue his MVP caliber season.

Wide Receiver:

Dez Bryant: You have to love the matchup that Brynat has this week against a Viking secondary that is allowing the eight most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. This season Dez has scored 12 or more fantasy points in 62.5% of his games while scoring 16 or more fantasy points in 50% of his games. Look for Dez to have a big week against a horrendous Vikings defense.

Brandon Marshall: Marshall has put together another decent season as he has scored 12 or more fantasy points in 57.1% of his games while scoring 16 or more fantasy points in 42.9% of his games. This week’s matchup with GB who ranks in the middle of the pack for fantasy points allowed to WR’s should bring similar results. With Chicago having a bye week last week Marshall and McCown should have gotten some time to work on their timing and we should see that this week.

Tight End:

Jordan Cameron: Cameron has started to return to form with scoring double digit fantasy points in his last two games after two below average games before that. This season Cameron has scored 12 or more fantasy points in 50% of his games while breaking the 16 point barrier in 37.5% of his games. Cameron faces a Baltimore defense allows the 11th most fantasy points to opposing TE’s.

Jimmy Graham: If you can afford him he is the best TE on the board. Graham plays the TE position but on the field he looks for like a WR. This season Graham has scored 12 or more fantasy points in 85.7% of his games while scoring 16 or more fantasy points in 71.4% of his games. Last week Graham caught two TD’s with an injured foot; this guy was like a machine and is almost a lock every week to have a big game.

GPP Tournament Games:

Quarterback:

Alex Smith: Smith is not this real flashy QB but what he does limiting his turnovers and gets the job done. This week Smith will face a Buffalo secondary that has allowed the fourth most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. Smith on the season has scored 16 or more fantasy points in 62.5% of his games while breaking the 20 fantasy point mark in 37.5% of his games. With a great matchup this week we should see Smith bring some value for a GPP.

Josh McCown: McCown came into the game against Washington in which he finished 14 for 20 with 204 yards with a TD. This week McCown will face a GB defense that allows the 13th most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. In game that has a posted total of almost 50 we should see plenty of scoring and for how cheap McCown is he makes a great GPP possibility.

Running Back:

Eddie Lacy: I am still shocked that we have not seen Eddie Lacy’s price-tag skyrocket through the roof. Over the last four games Lacy has 20 or more rush attempts in which he has rushed for no less than 82 yards while scoring two TD’s and has caught 4 or more receptions in the last two games. This week Lacy faces a Bears defense that is allowing the sixth most fantasy points to opposing RB’s and with all the injuries GB has on offense right now Lacy will continue to see a large workload.

Zac Stacy: Stacy has practiced Thursday and Friday at 100% which is telling me that he is past that minor injury he sustained last week. This week Stacy will face a Titans defense that is allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing RB’s. With backup QB Kellen Clemens under the center look for the Rams to lean on Stacy to set the pace for this offense.

Wide Receiver:

Denarius Moore: How is Moore priced at just $4,900 on Fanduel.com? Moore this season has scored 12 or more fantasy points in 57.1% of his games while scoring 16 or more fantasy points in 42.9% of his games. This week Moore will face a Philadelphia secondary that is allowing the most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. When Pryor drops back to pass Moore has become his go-to guy and with a favorable matchup we should see Moore dominate in GPP’s this week.

Jacoby Jones: Jones should get the start over rookie Marlon Brown now that he is back healthy. This week Baltimore will face a Brown secondary that will have Jo Haden blanketing Torrey Smith. With Smith being taken out of this game it should lead to more targets for Jones which should bring some upside to him in GPP tournaments.

Tight Ends:

Garrett Graham: Graham will be starting for the injured Owen Daniels this week. Two weeks ago Graham left Houston with eight targets which is telling me new QB Case Keenum is going to look his way. Even if Mat Schaub gets reinserted into the starting lineup I still like Graham to have plenty of targets to exceed his value.

Greg Olsen: Olsen has actually come down in price on fanduel.com which has me looking at the possibility of his this week. This week Olsen will face a Falcons secondary that is struggling this season that has them ranking in the middle of the pack for fantasy points allowed to opposing TE’s. With Olsen being the number two guy in the passing game he should make an impact this this favorable matchup.

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Mike Cortright

Mike's a former sports bettor turned daily fantasy sports enthusiast. Mike can be found playing daily fantasy basketball, baseball and football at Fanduel.com, FanEx.com, Draftkings.com,Draftster.com and Draftday.com. When not partaking in daily fantasy sports contests Mike enjoys golfing, fishing and hanging out with his son and wife.