DraftKings NFL Week 9 Buy Sell + Optimal DFS Lineups

Over/Under Lookahead

One of the best ways to identify valuable DraftKings targets is projecting the game script and potential scoring production for both teams in any given matchup. Of course, we want to target the highest-scoring games on the week as those games will produce the most fantasy points. Game stacks are often a great way to reduce variability in a given lineup by securing more pieces from a higher-scoring game. As we head into November, the weather will continue to be a massive factor, so make sure you check out our matchup pages to stay apprised of the forecast. These are the games this week with the highest and lowest over/under totals (main slate only).

Highest-Scoring Games

  1. Seahawks @ Bills – O/U 55 (Seahawks -3, implied odds SEA 29, BUF 26)
  2. Raiders @ Chargers – O/U 53 (Chargers -1.5, implied odds LAC 27.25, LV 25.75)
  3. Lions @ Vikings – O/U 52.5 (Vikings -4, implied odds MIN 28.25, DET 24.25)
  4. Panthers @ Chiefs – O/U 52.5 (Chiefs -10, implied odds KC 31.25, CAR 21.25)
  5. Texans @ Jaguars – O/U 50.5 (Texans -7, implied odds HOU 28.75, JAX 21.75

Lowest-Scoring Games

  1. Giants @ Washington – O/U 41 (Washington -3, implied odds WAS 22, NYG 19)
  2. Steelers @ Cowboys – O/U 42 (Steelers -13.5, implied odds PIT 27.75, DAL 14.25)
  3. Ravens @ Colts – O/U 45.5 (Ravens -2.5, implied odds BAL 24, IND 21.5)
  4. Bears @ Titans – O/U 46.5 (Titans -5.5, implied odds TEN 26, CHI 20.5)
  5. Dolphins @ Cardinals – O/U 48 (Cardinals -4.5, implied odds ARI 26.25, MIA 21.75)

Quarterbacks

Players I’m Buying

Russell Wilson ($7,600): I’m not sure why Russell Wilson’s DraftKings price dropped, but I’m looking to take advantage. He’s been a mainstay in my DK lineups, and he has scored 20+ fantasy points in every game this season, as well as 28+ in five of seven games. He’s on pace for an absurd 59 touchdowns this season. The Bills-Seahawks game has one of the highest over-under totals on the week, and the Bills’ defense has not been as good as public perception dictates. Russ is pretty much matchup-proof with his absurd talent, and he’ll need to keep the ball moving through the air with Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs matching him drive-for-drive.

Deshaun Watson ($7,100): The Jaguars have been one of the best defenses to target for opposing fantasy quarterbacks as they’ve allowed the fifth-most passing yards and seventh-most passing touchdowns this season. Watson has averaged 27 fantasy points over the past three weeks as he seems to have been rejuvenated by the firing of Bill O’Brien. The spread in this game ballooned after Gardner Minshew was ruled out, but the Texans’ defense has surrendered 31 points per game, the third-most in the NFL. The over-under total remains high, and Watson should have to air out the ball for most of the game. He could easily finish as a top-3 QB this week.

Josh Allen ($7,000): The combination of an elite offense with Russell Wilson and a defense that has given up the most passing yards per game by far, the Seahawks have given up the most fantasy points to opposing QBs this year. Josh Allen has averaged just 15 fantasy points per game over the past four weeks as he’s in a major slump, but I’m banking on him breaking out of it in a big way in this matchup. The Seahawks’ defense has given up big numbers to much worse talents, and Allen’s rushing ability gives him a great floor and an enhanced ceiling. Allen gets John Brown back this week, which will be huge for this offense.

Justin Herbert ($6,800): Justin Herbert has set the league on fire in his first six games as he’s thrown for 1,820 yards and 15 touchdowns to 5 interceptions over that span. That’s a monstrous 16-game pace of 4,850 yards with 40 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Herbert is coming off a down game with just 21.2 fantasy points against the Broncos, but he should have the opportunity to get back on track against the Raiders, who have allowed the 9th-most fantasy points to QBs. The Chargers-Raiders game has one of the highest over-under totals of the week, and I love Herbert in this matchup.

Other quarterbacks I’m buying: Patrick Mahomes ($8,100), Kyler Murray ($7,800), Matthew Stafford ($6,600), Kirk Cousins ($6,200), Derek Carr ($5,700), Tua Tagovailoa ($5,500), Drew Lock ($5,200)

Players I’m Selling

Lamar Jackson ($6,900): It’s been a rough year for last season’s MVP, and things don’t get much easier this week against the Colts, who have allowed just 293.4 yards per game, the 2nd-fewest, and just 14.8 fantasy points per game to QBs, also the 2nd-fewest. Jackson was held to just 14.8 fantasy points last week and has been under 20 points in four of seven games after doing so just twice all of last season. The passing volume in Baltimore has taken a massive hit, and Jackson’s elite efficiency-based metrics from last year have predictably regressed. He’s a matchup-based option at this point, and I’m fading him against a tough Indy defense.

Ben Roethlisberger ($6,500): While the Steelers have gone 7-0 this season, Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t been great for fantasy as he’s scored over 20 points just twice and under 16 points in each of his last three outings. A game against the Cowboys’ atrocious defense could be just what the doctor ordered, but I’m worried that the passing volume won’t be there. This game has a low over-under, and the Steelers can likely win this game handily with their defense and James Conner alone. Roethlisberger won’t need to throw the ball much this week, and his upside is capped given the expected game script.

Ryan Tannehill ($6,300): Over the past two weeks, Tannehill has thrown for under 240 yards twice and has just 4 touchdowns over that span. Those stats weren’t good enough for the Titans to get a win over the Steelers or Bengals, and they face another defensive challenge in the Bears this week. Chicago has allowed just 15.5 fantasy points per game to QBs, the fourth-fewest, and I don’t trust the Titans’ offensive line to keep Tannehill upright against Khalil Mack and the Bears. Tannehill’s upside has been capped as of late, and I’m not interested in playing him against Chicago.

Teddy Bridgewater ($6,000): While Bridgewater has had a couple of strong outings this season, he’s averaged just 13.3 fantasy points over his last three games. The Panthers’ offensive line struggled to protect him against one of the worst pass rushes in the NFL in Atlanta, which doesn’t bode well for them as they face Chris Jones and the Chiefs. Bridgewater’s upside wasn’t that high, to begin with, and I’m fading him as KC has allowed the 7th-fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.

Other quarterbacks I’m selling: Philip Rivers ($5,600), Daniel Jones ($5,400), Kyle Allen ($5,300), Andy Dalton ($5,200), Sam Darnold ($4,800)

Running Backs

Players I’m Buying

Dalvin Cook ($8,200): In his first game in a few weeks, Dalvin Cook absolutely carried the Vikings to an upset win over the Packers. Cook had 32 touches for 226 yards from scrimmage and 4 total touchdowns, the first 4-score game of his career. The Packers are the only team that has allowed more fantasy points per game to running backs than the Lions, who have given up 27.3 points per game to the position. Cook likely won’t finish with 48.6 fantasy points again, but he’s well-deserving of being the highest-priced RB on this slate, and I’ll be including him in a lot of lineups in another juicy matchup.

James Robinson ($7,000): After massive effort against the Chargers, Robinson had a well-deserved bye week for rest. His price now reflects his status as the RB5 this season, and he’s likely going to be a bit under-owned this week as a result, especially with rookie Jake Luton making his NFL debut. The Texans have allowed the 3rd-most fantasy points to running backs this year, and the Jaguars will likely look to get the ball to Robinson on the ground and through the short-area passing game to make life easier on Luton. Robinson has proven himself as one of the top options at running back.

James Conner ($6,900): I mentioned earlier how I’m concerned about this game featuring a run-heavy game script for Pittsburgh in my fading of Roethlisberger, but Conner could be one of the smash plays of the week. The Cowboys have given up the 8th-most fantasy points per game to RBs this season, and Conner is rushing at 4.5 YPC this season with 5 touchdowns in 7 games. The Steelers are the biggest favorite of the week, and the low over-under doesn’t scare me off Conner, who should be in for a monstrous 20+ touch game.

 

Josh Jacobs ($6,300): Josh Jacobs got back on track against the Browns with 31 carries for 128 yards, although he failed to register a catch or score a touchdown. The scoreless games are a concern as he’s only hit paydirt in two of seven outings, but this is just his second game this season without 3+ catches. The Chargers’ run defense has been pretty solid, but they did allow Philip Lindsay to have a 55-yard rushing touchdown last week. In what should be one of the highest-scoring games of the week, Jacobs has a higher chance to score in this one, and his workload should remain strong.

David Johnson ($5,600): The spread in this game jumped up to -7 after Gardner Minshew was ruled out for the Jaguars – Jake Luton will make his debut. The Texans aren’t really built to blow teams out, but this could be the week that happens if Luton makes mistakes in his first game. David Johnson has 18+ touches in each of the past four weeks and has 11+ fantasy points in each of the past five weeks. His ceiling is a bit higher against the Jaguars, who have allowed the 6th-most fantasy points to RBs, and he could pop off for a huge game if Houston builds an early lead over the rookie QB.

Phillip Lindsay ($5,200): It may be time for the Broncos to start giving Phillip Lindsay more work after his 55-yard rushing touchdown sparked Denver’s massive comeback win over the Chargers. Lindsay had just 7 touches last week, but he finished with 15.6 PPR points as he rushed for 13.8 YPC compared to 3.2 YPC for Gordon. Lindsay is rushing for 6.4 YPC this season, while Gordon is rushing for 4.2 YPC. Even if Lindsay won’t see 20 touches, he’s an unreal talent and has a ton of upside against a beatable Falcons run defense.

Other running backs I’m buying: Chase Edmonds ($6,800), Chris Carson ($6,500), Josh Jacobs ($6,300), Antonio Gibson ($5,800), David Montgomery ($5,700), D’Andre Swift ($5,000), Justin Jackson ($4,900), Devin Singletary ($4,700)

Players I’m Selling

Derrick Henry ($7,900): The Titans’ running back has been one of the best backs in the NFL so far, and he’s on a 16-game pace of 1,770 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns, both of which would beat his career marks from last year. I’m a little concerned about spending this much money on him this week though, I’m downgrading the entire Titans’ offense in a matchup against the Bears, who allow just 20.8 points per game (8th-fewest). Henry’s still obviously a great play in season-long leagues with his heavy usage, but his ceiling is capped this week.

Ezekiel Elliott ($6,600): Zeke has had a rough go of it with injuries to Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton as well as to Tyron Smith, La’El Collins, and Joe Looney (3/5 offensive line starters). Zeke’s upside has taken a massive hit as he’s averaged just 8.8 PPR points over the last three weeks. This situation is horrible for him right now, and he takes on the stout Steelers’ defense this week that was allowing the fewest rushing yards per game before this past week. Until we see Zeke produce the way he has in the past, I won’t be playing him in questionable matchups.

Todd Gurley ($6,200): It’s been a rough few weeks for Gurley as he’s rushed for under 2.8 YPC in three straight games. The Falcons’ offensive line is fine but not elite at run-blocking, and Gurley clearly isn’t the same player he has been in the past. Gurley’s supplanted his rushing production with touchdowns, but the Broncos have allowed just 5 rushing touchdowns (2nd-fewest) all season. Gurley had no catches last week and has been inefficient as a receiver as well. Denver has allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to RBs, so I’m staying away from Gurley.

Jonathan Taylor ($6,000): It’s too early to start talking about Trent Richardson comps, but Taylor truly looked awful against one of the weakest run defenses in the Lions last week. Taylor rushed for just 22 yards on 11 carries while Jordan Wilkins was far better with 20 rushes for 89 yards and a touchdown. I’m not at all ready to call Wilkins the starter, and I think we’ll see the pendulum swing back at some point, but I’m staying away from all Colts’ runners given the split workload and matchup against the Ravens, who have given up just 13.4 fantasy points per game to RBs (3rd-fewest).

 

Melvin Gordon ($5,300): Phillip Lindsay continues to look far better for the Broncos, and Gordon rushed just 8 times for 26 yards against the Chargers last week. He salvaged his day with 6 catches, but it seems like the tide is shifting in Denver towards Lindsay,, running at a 6.4 YPC clip this year. Gordon’s lack of efficiency has been a problem as he’s rushed for 4 YPC or fewer in four of six games this season. He’s likely to start losing touches over the next couple of weeks, and I’d roll with Lindsay at $100 less in this one.

Gus Edwards ($4,800): In his first start of the season, Edwards had 16 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers. Mark Ingram could be out again this week,, paving the way for more touches for Edwards, but his lack of involvement in the passing game leaves him without much of a baseline. The Colts have allowed just 14.3 fantasy points per game to running backs, the fourth-fewest, so I’m fading the Ravens’ backfield this week. If you have to roll with one of Edwards or Dobbins (assuming Ingram is out), Dobbins is the higher-upside, pass-catching guy.

Other running backs I’m selling: Mike Davis ($6,700), Zack Moss ($5,200), Le’Veon Bell ($5,100), Joshua Kelley ($4,400), Nyheim Hines ($4,400), Jordan Wilkins ($4,200), Dion Lewis ($4,100)

Wide Receivers

Players I’m Buying

Stefon Diggs ($7,400): The Bills have made great use of their offseason acquisition, and Diggs leads the NFL with 79 targets in 8 games. His 16-game pace so far is 108 catches for 1,390 yards and 6 touchdowns. Diggs will see a lot of time against Quinton Dunbar and Tre Flowers as it doesn’t look like Shaquill Griffin will return this week. The Seahawks have allowed 36.1 fantasy points per game to wide receivers, the most in the NFL, and this game has one of the highest over-under totals on the week. The prime matchup and return of John Brown this week will help this offense have a huge bounce-back, and Diggs will benefit significantly.

Julio Jones ($7,200): The Broncos’ A.J. Bouye suffered another injury on Sunday, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be able to play this week. That leaves Bryce Callahan as the only proven, high-level cornerback for the Broncos, and the Falcons will be able to scheme around him and get Julio Jones matched up against easier coverage. Michael Ojemudia and Essang Bassey represent significant weaknesses in the Broncos’ defense, and neither guy has a hope of defending Julio, much less in one-on-one situations. Calvin Ridley is expected to miss this week, so Julio could have his highest target share of the season and is a strong play at this price point.

Tyreek Hill ($7,100): I faded Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill last week as I was worried about limited passing volume in such a plus game script against the Jets. Mahomes threw for 416 yards and 5 touchdowns while Tyreek Hill caught 4 passes for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns for his best fantasy week of the season. The Chiefs’ rushing offense was ineffective, and they kept throwing late into the game, so I’m not going to make the same mistake this week even though KC is favored by 10. The Panthers will likely be without Donte Jackson this week, and the team’s top corner has had a phenomenal season and would have likely been matched up against Hill. With Jackson out and Hill’s game-breaking ability, he’s a strong target this week.

Adam Thielen ($6,700) and Justin Jefferson ($6,100): The Vikings’ top pass-catchers struggled last week as Kirk Cousins only had to attempt 14 passes in their win over the Packers. Cousins is now averaging just 27 passing attempts per game, which is a bit concerning, but the Lions-Vikings game is projected at one of the highest over-under totals on the week. Detroit’s secondary has been torched this season as rookie Jeff Okudah has dealt with trial-by-fire, Desmond Trufant still has yet to suit up for this team, and Amani Oruwariye has struggled. Dalvin Cook’s 32 touches last week were an outlier and while he’s still often the team’s first option, I expect Cousins’ passing volume to be up a bit in this indoor game. Jefferson has excelled this season with 563 yards and 3 touchdowns so far on an elite 18.2 YPR. Meanwhile, Thielen has 35 catches for 442 yards and 7 touchdowns so far. In a plus matchup, there’s room for both Thielen and Jefferson to succeed, and I’d look to build two almost identical lineups, one with each of the two wideouts.

Cole Beasley ($5,400): Coming off a 2-24 game and with John Brown returning to the lineup, some fantasy players may be looking to fade Cole Beasley. However, I’m expecting Josh Allen to break out of his recent slump this week and take advantage of the Seahawks’ defense that allows the most passing yards per game this season. Beasley has been Allen’s safety valve over the middle of the field and will likely be matched up with D.J. Reed Jr. in the slot this week, a player who he should be able to beat handily. With plenty of volume on the way for this offense and Brown’s presence only opening up opportunities for Beasley underneath, he should be a strong play this week.

 

Jerry Jeudy ($4,700): The Broncos’ passing offense finally showed up last week as Drew Lock’s three fourth-quarter touchdown passes earned his team a comeback victory over the Chargers. Jeudy finished with 4 catches for 73 yards and he finally started to show some chemistry with his new QB. This week, the Broncos will take on the Falcons’ defense that has allowed the 2nd-most passing yards per game this season. Jeudy will be matched up with A.J. Terrell, Isaiah Oliver, and Blidi Wreh-Wilson, none of whom have performed particularly well. I like the idea of taking a flier on DaeSean Hamilton or K.J. Hamler but Jeudy is entrenched atop the wide receiver depth chart and is set for a big game this week.

Other wide receivers I’m buying: Keenan Allen ($7,000), Allen Robinson ($6,900), Tyler Lockett ($6,800), Will Fuller ($6,800), JuJu Smith-Schuster ($6,200), Chase Claypool ($5,700), Amari Cooper ($5,600), Brandin Cooks ($5,500), D.J. Chark ($5,200), Diontae Johnson ($5,000), John Brown ($4,600), Russell Gage ($4,500), Hunter Renfrow ($4,100), Marvin Hall ($3,800), KJ Hamler ($3,400) DaeSean Hamilton ($3,200)

Players I’m Selling

DeAndre Hopkins ($8,200): It’s always the most interesting to sift through which wide receivers at the top of the pricing will be fades for me on a given week. Every top receiver has down weeks and their range of outcomes often fluctuates more than the top running backs. This week, I’m concerned with a lack of upside for Hopkins given his monstrous price. Hopkins leads the NFL with 57 receptions and 704 receiving yards and is a clear-cut top-five receiver for the remainder of the season. However, he does have two games with under 12 PPR points this season. The Dolphins’ defense was stellar last week in shutting down the Rams. Xavien Howard and Byron Jones are a strong cornerback duo and I expect this game to be a bit lower-scoring.

D.K. Metcalf ($7,800): Against the Cardinals on Sunday Night Football a couple of weeks ago, it was a clear Tyler Lockett week as he dominated with his career-best game. However, last week was a D.K. Metcalf week as he caught 12 balls for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns. I’m worried that it flips back to Lockett this week as the Bills figure to put Tre’Davious White on Metcalf this week. The Bills are a beatable defense, but White is one of the best shadow corners in the NFL and he rarely ventures into the slot where Lockett plays. Lockett is $1,000 cheaper this week and if you want a piece of the Seahawks’ offense, that’s where I’d be investing.

A.J. Bown ($6,600) and Corey Davis ($5,900): It’s been a phenomenal start to the season for A.J. Brown with 5 touchdowns through his 5 games, but last week he was surprisingly held to 4 catches for 24 yards by the Bengals last week. Corey Davis stepped up in that one with 8 catches for 128 yards and a touchdown, but I’m worried about both of these guys this week. The Bears have allowed just 16.7 fantasy points per game to wide receivers, the third-fewest in the NFL, as Kyle Fuller has led one of the league’s best secondaries. I’m very worried about the Titans’ ability to keep Ryan Tannehill upright against Khalil Mack and friends without Taylor Lewan. I’m fading the entire Titans’ offense this week.

Robby Anderson ($6,300) and D.J. Moore ($5,600): The Panthers’ offense slowed down on Thursday night as Teddy Bridgewater completed just 15 of 23 passes for 176 yards and 1 touchdown with 1 intercpetion. He was also sacked 3 times as the Panthers’ offensive line struggled to protect him. Bridgewater is solid and he’s looked really good at times in this creative offensive scheme, but he’s not the type of quarterback who can carry two elite wide receivers week-to-week. Bashaud Breeland, Charvarius Ward, and Rashad Fenton have helped the Chiefs allow the fifth-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Anderson and Moore are big-play guys who can turn around a fantasy game in a matter of moments, but I’m fading both of these guys a bit.

Marvin Jones ($5,100): DraftKings players will be flocking to Marvin Jones after his 2-touchdown effort against the Colts and as he takes on the Vikings this week who have allowed the 2nd-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. However, there’s no reason to think Jones should be better without Kenny Golladay in the lineup this week and Jones has had some miserable outings this year with two games of under 10 yards a few weeks ago. With Marvin Hall, Quintez Cephus, Danny Amendola, D’Andre Swift, and T.J. Hockenson projected to be heavily involved this week, I don’t want to stake my claim to an underperforming, aging player who isn’t guaranteed a significant target share despite the strong matchup.

Other wide receivers I’m selling: Christian Kirk ($5,300), Darius Slayton ($5,000), CeeDee Lamb ($4,900), Henry Ruggs III ($4,900), Michael Gallup ($4,000), Anthony Miller ($4,000), Michael Pittman Jr. ($3,900), Darnell Mooney ($3,900), Jalen Guyton ($3,600), Denzel Mims ($3,600), Demarcus Robinson ($3,200)

Tight Ends

Players I’m Buying

Travis Kelce ($7,200): With George Kittle’s significant injury and underwhelming play from most of the tight ends available, there’s all-the-more reason to spend up for Kelce this week. Kelce is the TE1 in fantasy this season and has 10+ PPR points in all but one game and 20+ PPR points in four of eight games. The Panthers’ defense hasn’t necessarily been vulnerable against tight ends, but they haven’t played anyone like Kelce yet and I’m expecting him to have another great showing.

 

Darren Waller ($5,800): For similar reasons to Kelce, I’m more willing to spend up for Darren Waller this week than ever before. Waller was held to just 7.8 PPR points last week amid brutal football conditions in Cleveland, but he should be able to get back on track against the Chargers who have allowed the 9th-most fantasy points to TEs. This game has one of the highest over-under totals on the week and should present a pass-heavy game plan that features Waller. He’s been the most consistent non-Kelce tight end this season and is worth the price.

T.J. Hockenson ($5,100): While I’m more than willing to spend up for Kelce or Waller this week, Hockenson might be my favorite target given his price. Hockenson has scored 9+ PPR points in every game this season and has posted 13+ PPR points in each of his last two games. This week, he faces the Vikings who have been vulnerable against tight ends in what’s projected to be one of the highest-scoring games of the week. With Kenny Golladay out, Hockenson might lead the team in targets this week and he’s a great play.

 

Noah Fant ($4,600): Noah Fant looked great on Sunday in leading the team with 7 catches for 47 yards and now that he’s another week past his ankle injury, he should get back on track as a top-ten tight end. Rookie Albert Okwuegbukam has emerged in recent weeks, but that won’t take Fant off the field too much as it’s clear the Broncos want him to be an integral part of the offense. Fant faces the Falcons this week who have given up the most fantasy points to tight ends and should be set for success.

Other tight ends I’m (tentatively) buying: Hayden Hurst ($4,100), Hunter Henry ($4,000), Jonnu Smith ($3,900), Jimmy Graham ($3,800)

Players I’m Selling

Mark Andrews ($4,800): It’s been a disappointing season for Mark Andrews as while he does have five touchdowns, he’s finished with 6.2 or fewer PPR points in four of his seven games this season. It’s hard to trust him right now with that lack of consistency and I’m downgrading this whole offense against Indianapolis. The Colts have allowed the fewest fantasy points to tight ends this year so I’d rather go with Fant or Hockenson.

 

Eric Ebron ($4,500): The emergence of Eric Ebron over the past two weeks has been impressive as he has 11+ fantasy points in each of the past two games. He faces the Cowboys this week who have allowed the 12th-most fantasy points to tight ends. I’m downgrading all Steelers’ pass-catchers, though, as I legitimately think there’s a scenario where Pittsburgh wins this game with Ben Roethlisberger attempting fewer than 10 passes. We’ll see if that bears true, but I’m not betting on the Cowboys’ defense or offense stepping up against this team.

Mike Gesicki ($4,400): The Cardinals were a fun team to pick on with tight ends last season, but they’ve actually been pretty solid against the position this year. The Dolphins’ offense was hard to figure out last week as Tua Tagovailoa only attempted 22 passes in his debut. He’ll likely need to throw the ball more this week, but Gesicki only saw 2 of his 22 attempts last week so it’s tough to bank on him seeing a large target share in a lower-scoring game.

 

Darren Fells ($4,200): We had a fun couple of weeks with Darren Fells where he had 8 catches for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns over a two-game span. However, a goose egg against the Packers before the team’s bye week ended that stretch. Jordan Akins is back at practice for the Texans after his concussion and the two tight ends were pretty much splitting snaps before his injury. Jacksonville has allowed the 2nd-most fantasy points per game to tight ends, but the prospect of Akins stealing significant work from Fells scares me off.

Other tight ends I’m selling: Logan Thomas ($3,700), Greg Olsen ($3,600), Dalton Schultz ($3,600), Trey Burton ($3,500), Tyler Kroft ($3,200)

Stacks of the Week

  1. Russell Wilson ($7,600) and Tyler Lockett ($6,800)
  2. Patrick Mahomes ($8,100) and Tyreek Hill ($7,100)
  3. Josh Allen ($7,000) and Stefon Diggs ($7,400)
  4. Deshaun Watson ($7,100) and Will Fuller ($6,800)
  5. Justin Herbert ($6,800) and Keenan Allen ($7,000)
  6. Matthew Stafford ($6,600) and T.J. Hockenson ($5,100)
  7. Derek Carr ($5,700) and Darren Waller ($5,800)
  8. Kirk Cousins ($6,200) and Adam Thielen ($6,700)/Justin Jefferson ($6,100)
  9. Drew Lock ($5,200) and Jerry Jeudy ($4,700)
  10. Matt Ryan ($6,400) and Julio Jones ($7,200)

Sample Lineups

Lineup #1

QB: Russell Wilson $7,600
RB: James Robinson $7,000
RB: James Conner $6,900
WR: Tyler Lockett $6,800
WR: Justin Jefferson $6,100
WR: John Brown $4,600
TE: Noah Fant $4,600
FLEX: DaeSean Hamilton $3,200
DST: Houston Texans $3,100

Lineup #2:

QB: Josh Allen $7,000
RB: Dalvin Cook $8,200
RB: David Johnson $5,600
WR: Stefon Diggs $7,400
WR: Jerry Jeudy $4,700
WR: Marvin Hall $3,800
TE: Darren Waller $5,800
FLEX: Devin Singletary $4,700
DST: New York Giants $2,700

Lineup #3:

QB: Deshaun Watson $7,100
RB: Chase Edmonds $6,800
RB: Josh Jacobs $6,300
WR: Will Fuller $6,800
WR: Adam Thielen $6,700
WR: Cole Beasley $5,400
TE: Jimmy Graham $3,800
FLEX: Danny Amendola $3,700
DST: Washington Football Team $3,400

Lineup #4:

QB: Justin Herbert $6,800
RB: Dalvin Cook $8,200
RB: Antonio Gibson $5,800
WR: Keenan Allen $7,000
WR: Marquise Brown $6,000
WR: Russell Gage $4,500
TE: Logan Thomas $3,700
FLEX: Justin Jackson $4,900
DST: Tennessee Titans $3,000

Lineup #5:

QB: Drew Lock $5,200
RB: Dalvin Cook $8,200
RB: David Montgomery $5,700
WR: Julio Jones $7,200
WR: Jerry Jeudy $4,700
WR: Mike Williams $5,100
TE: Jonnu Smith $3,900
FLEX: Phillip Lindsay $5,200
DST: Pittsburgh Steelers $4,900

  
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