The hope is that everyone continues to be profitable playing NFL DFS. Regardless, that is now in the past and we have a new week of action in front of us. My intention is to help you make Week 9 of NFL DFS a week to remember as you finish in the green. With that being said, let us jump right into my top Week 9 DFS picks. This is an interesting week as all 32 teams are active which means we have plenty of choices.
Each week, I will take a look at one option at each position that can be a nice piece in your lineup. Additionally, I will provide one stud and one value option to target along with one expected bust.
NFL Week 9 DFS Picks
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys, $6,500
The quarterback play across the NFL has seemingly gone downhill. It is quite difficult to find viable options to feel comfortable with on a weekly basis. With that being said, I wouldn’t view Dak Prescott as settling this week.
Prescott is coming off a four-touchdown performance last week against the Rams. It was quite an efficient effort as he completed 25 of 31 passes for 304 yards. That momentum should continue in a great matchup this week. While it is a divisional matchup on the road against Philadelphia, Prescott should flourish.
So far this season, the Eagles’ defense has struggled in the passing game. Opposing quarterbacks have been top-five finishers so far this season on DraftKings. The fact that Prescott is better than some of those quarterbacks only heightens my optimism for him this week.
Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders, $6,900
This season has been an absolute cluster for the Raiders. This week though represents a fresh start for the Raiders with new coach Antonio Pierce. Las Vegas should be fired up to play for their new coach who will also bring a brand new approach.
The expectation here is that we will see a previously unseen fire from Las Vegas. While a change was made under center, that will start with the running game. Josh Jacobs is going to be quite busy on Sunday. The Raiders will use the running game to establish their will and control the tempo.
Game flow hasn’t worked to Jacobs’ advantage in most cases this season. Last week, Jacobs gained 61 yards on 15 carries to go along with his third rushing touchdown. This week, Jacobs faces a Giants team that just traded one of their best defensive tackles in Leonard Williams.
Van Jefferson, Atlanta Falcons, $3,600
Now it is time to save some money. With Drake London confirmed to be out this week, someone has to line up wide for the Falcons. Based on the depth chart, that responsibility will fall to Van Jefferson.
Previously with the Rams, Jefferson has shown some flashes of potential and success in the past. With Taylor Heinicke now under center for the Falcons, their passing offense will look a little different. After London exited in the third quarter last week, Jefferson got some increased run. He caught three of five targets for 24 yards and figures to take advantage of a good matchup against Minnesota.
Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals, $3,700
Last week, Trey McBride was unfazed by a tough matchup against Baltimore. This week against Cleveland, the same should ring true again for McBride.
After the trade of Joshua Dobbs, it remains to be seen who will play quarterback this week for Arizona. It is possible that Kyler Murray does return, but assuming they tread carefully, Clayton Tune will be under center. Regardless of the who, a security blanket will be needed for the Cardinals offense.
And that brings us to McBride. With Zach Ertz sidelined, the second-year player is set to dominate the target share once again. Last week, McBride caught 10 of 14 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown. The skillset is ripe for a repeat.
New England Patriots, $2,900
Regardless of what else is going on, young quarterbacks truly struggle against the Patriots. This week, that is something Sam Howell will have to contend with. As it is, opposing teams are getting the second most DraftKings points against Washington this season.
While Howell has picked up the yardage, garbage time has come into play here, he also has eight interceptions. This likely will be an ugly game, and I can’t see Washington really airing things out. At the very least, there isn’t much risk here.
Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints, $8,100
Last week, Alvin Kamara wasn’t a huge part of the passing game for New Orleans. However, Kamara still had a strong game with both a rushing and receiving touchdown. He picked up 59 yards on the ground while also catching four passes for 51 yards.
It’s a great matchup for Kamara this week against the Bears. Not only does Kamara control the workload on the ground, but he is also a large part of the Saints’ passing game. We are looking at another 25-30 point effort on DraftKings.
Devin Singletary, Houston Texans, $4,300
Over the past few weeks, Devin Singletary had begun to encroach on Dameon Pierce’s workload. After carrying the ball 12 times for 58 yards two weeks ago, Singletary gained 30 yards on 10 carries last week. While that is not going to truly move the needle, with Pierce out this week, the Houston backfield belongs to Singletary.
All we really need out of Singletary is 70 combined yards and a touchdown with a few catches. After that, everything else is upside. The good news is that the volume will be there with Pierce out. The fact that Houston was already beginning to gravitate towards Singletary certainly helps.
D.K Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks, $6,900
There are multiple reasons why D.K. Metcalf is not someone to target this week. While Metcalf has only missed one game this year, he hasn’t been healthy since Week 2. Ultimately, Metcalf’s performance has suffered. Through six games, he has just 27 receptions for 404 yards and two touchdowns.
Not only is Metcalf still dealing with a hip injury, but it is not a good matchup against Baltimore. It is interesting though that Metcalf was actually removed from the Injury Report for the first time, but it hasn’t been a normal season for him. While there might be some value to be found moving forward, this will not be the week. The Ravens present a difficult matchup for the Seattle passing game. The fact that it is a 10 AM start for Seattle doesn’t help either.