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CASH: Josh Allen ($7,000) vs. Seahawks:
Priced as the fifth-highest quarterback on this week’s slate, Allen has the best matchup of any passer. The Seahawks’ secondary is slower than the Nevada vote counting committee. Sure, the Seahawks are expected to get Jamal Adams back this week, but even when he was in the lineup, Seattle’s secondary struggled mightily. Look for Allen to have a field day while targeting Stefon Diggs ($7,400), Cole Beasley ($5,400) and John Brown ($4,600).
GPPs: Justin Herbert ($6,800) vs. Raiders:
With 13 touchdowns in his past four games and a minimum of three touchdowns in each of his past four games, Herbert trails only Tom Brady ($6,900) for most passing TDs in the league during that span. This weekend, the Chargers host AFC West rival Las Vegas, which has allowed the fifth-highest DKFP per game average (27.7) to opposing quarterbacks.
It’s rare to get positive odds for anything involving the Chiefs and their incredible playmakers. Yet, here we are staring at a prop bet with positive odds for the best quarterback in the league. Mahomes is coming off his best game of the season in which he tossed five scores and he now finds himself in another game with an over/under of more than 52 points. Mahomes has too many weapons at his disposal for the Panthers to cover and he’ll be linking up with them three or more times in the end zone in Week 9.
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CASH: James Conner ($6,900) vs. Cowboys:
In perhaps the most lopsided matchup of the week, the undefeated Steelers take on the Depressing Cowboys, whoops, I meant the Dallas Cowboys. The Steelers are the biggest favorites of the week at -14.5 and the expected game flow for the Steelers in the second half is a heavy rushing attack to protect what’s likely to be a double-digit lead. Conner has been one of the most consistent fantasy scorers all year. He’s averaging 17 DKFP per game and hasn’t scored less than 14 since Week 1.
GPPs: Clyde Edwards-Helaire ($6,100) vs. Panthers:
With a $400 price decrease compared to a week ago, the Chiefs rookie is coming off his worst game of the year (31 combined yards, no TDs). Recency bias could be a big part of Edwards-Helaire’s projected low ownership even despite the juicy matchup against one of the worst run defenses in the league.
Going back to our point about game script for the Steelers’ matchup vs. the Cowboys, the opposition is getting such a big lead against Dallas that they can run the ball for the majority of the second half. In fact, teams have rushed for an average of 158 yards against Dallas in the past five weeks. Meanwhile, Conner has eclipsed the 74-yard mark in four of his past six games.
CASH: DK Metcalf ($7,800) vs. Bills:
Russell Wilson ($7,600) is on a historic pace. In fact, his 26 touchdown passes through the first seven games trails only Tom Brady (27 in 2007) for the most TD passes by a QB in the first seven games of a season. Metcalf is a major beneficiary of Wilson’s excellent play, account for 26% of Wilson’s scoring throws. With an average of 22 DKFP per game, the Seahawks’ second-year receiver has been one of the most explosive and consistent players in all of fantasy. He’s priced as the second-highest receiver on the main slate, but as we suggested last week (before he scored 43.1 DKFP), he’s worth it!.
GPPs: Corey Davis ($5,900) vs. Bears:
The former Top 10 overall pick was a major bust for the first few years of his career, but he’s having a great season in 2020. The Bears have a good defense and the Titans had their worst outing last week but Davis still had a great game, catching eight passes for 128 yards and a score. That tells us that even when the Titans’ offense struggles, DFS players can still rely on Davis to produce.
Perhaps the most under-appreciated receiver in the NFL, Allen is once again on pace to finish near the top of the league in receptions. With 53 catches on the year, Allen trails only four receivers for most receptions in the NFL. Outside of a matchup in Week 5 where he left in the first quarter, Allen hasn’t had less than seven catches since Week 1 and has double-digit targets in five of his past six games (with the lone exception being the game in which he was injured). DraftKings SportsBook has this game pegged as a high scoring affair with an over/under of 51.5 and we already gushed over how much we like Herbert for our GPP contests. Now, we are doubling up on the Chargers to make us money this weekend by taking the over on Allen’s reception total.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Chargers WR Keenan Allen (illness) will be active for Sunday’s game vs. Raiders.
CASH: Noah Fant ($4,600) vs. Falcons:
The Broncos’ target king has a juicy matchup against a Falcons defense that is giving up the most fantasy points to opposing TEs in 2020. In fact, the Falcons have allowed the most catches and touchdowns plus the second-most yards to tight ends this year. Fant appears to have recovered from the ankle injury that was hampering his performance earlier in the season, as indicated by him hauling in seven-of-nine targets in last week’s matchup against the Chargers.
GPPs: Logan Thomas ($3,700) vs. Giants:
The Washington tight end scored in each of his past two games, one of which was against the Giants, who he is playing again this weekend. In their Week 6 matchup, Thomas caught three passes for 42 yards and a score against New York and then followed up that performance with 60 yards and another TD against the Cowboys in Week 7. Meanwhile, tight ends have had their way with the G-Men recently as Rob Gronkowski caught four passes for 41 yards and a score in Week 8 and Richard Rodgers caught six passes for 85 yards in Week 7.
When it comes to catches, Raiders tight end Darren Waller is head and shoulders above the rest of the league. His total of 45 receptions in seven games trails only Travis Kelce ($7,200), who has 48 grabs in eight games. Waller has five or more catches in all but one game (Week 3 vs. the Patriots) and the Chargers just got burnt by the aforementioned Fant, who hauled in seven passes last week.
Good luck in Week 9!
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Jim Cramer is the host of “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” He is also an author and a co-founder of BullMarketFantasy.com.
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