Fantasy Football: NFL Daily Fantasy Picks Week Nine

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Nov 1, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback

Jameis Winston

(3) passes the ball downfield against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Buccaneers defeated the Falcons 23-20 in over time. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


Jameis Winston ($6700) Buccaneers vs. Giants – Everyone just saw what happened in New Orleans game Sunday. The Giants have been bad against the pass all season and will continue to be bad. I don’t expect Winston to put up a game at all like Brees just did, but for his price and his recent production he should be a great play Sunday. Winston has shown improvement the past two weeks and has cut down his turnovers. His worst game of the season on Fanduel still netted 14 fantasy points. He has been right around 20 points the past two weeks and I think he should be able to do even better than that Sunday. At $6700, a 25 point day would be a great foundation to build a winning tournament team from.

Ben Roethlisberger ($8300) Steelers vs. Raiders – Big Ben made his much anticipated return last Sunday following a knee injury. Their first drive he looked fantastic and marched right down the field finishing with a touchdown strike to Antonio Brown. Early in the 2nd quarter, it appeared that he tweaked his knee and didn’t look quite the same following that drive. With another week of time to recover this week I feel like he is in a prime spot to have a great performance considering their opponent is bottom five against the pass. The injury to LeVeon Bell also means that Pittsburgh will be relying a bit more on the passing game the rest of the way and have routinely threw the ball 40 or more times with Bell out of the lineup. His price is still up there among the elites but this week is one to target him.

Tyrod Taylor ($7200) Bills vs. Dolphins – Taylor makes his return from injury as well this week and has declared himself 100% and ready to go. The Dolphins defense has been disappointing and already was torched by Taylor earlier this season to the tune of nearly 280 yards and 3 touchdowns. Coming off a multiple week injury and facing a defense that many considered to be pretty solid preseason, I see his ownership levels being way down and providing a nice value play. There is always a bit of risk starting a player in his first game back however Taylor’s skill set has already proven problematic for the Dolphins D and that should continue Sunday.

Others I Like – Phillip Rivers ($8600), Derek Carr ($7000)

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