What in the world are we going to do without the Cardinals offense in DFS this week?
They've been a source of points for a lot of DFS players because of their big play ability and not-so-expensive prices.
But fantasy life must go on without them (just for this week). So who is catching our eye this week in our FanDuel lineup?
The CSN Fantasy guys break it down here and tell you who will win you some money this weekend.
Hopefully we (and you) don't miss like this guy did:
Yikes. As always, good luck.
John "The Professor" Paschall
What's this?! A lineup without Todd Gurley!? Yes, he's not only getting pricey but he's ending up in everyone else's lineup too which makes picking Gurley no longer fun.
As for my actual lineup, I'm a big fan of the Bears offense this week in primetime against a Chargers team that Adam Gase knows well (and also happens to give up a lot of yards and points). The Cutler-Jeffery combo has been rock solid since the receiver's return and nobody in the Chargers secondary will stop that. Monday night should also be a big night for Bennett as the San Diego defense has given up a touchdown to an opposing tight end in five out of its eight games this year.
The Patriots run game is almost nonexistent but Lewis is still the most effective Patriots running back and his production shouldn't stop against the Redskins at home. Ivory is a good tournament play this week because he's coming off two bad outings. The Jets want to get back to running the football and should have some success against the Jaguars. Ryan Fitzpatrick's return to the lineup should help Ivory and the other Jets receivers as well.
Crabtree is getting more targets than Amari Cooper, which is somewhat surprising but a reality that we all must face. I'm expecting Steelers-Raiders to be a big time shootout.
I almost went for the trap of the Falcons defense against the 49ers and Blaine Gabbert but I'm resisting and going with the Patriots at home against Kirk Cousins for the same price.
I started my lineup this week with Tyrod Taylor, who is the 15th highest priced QB at only $7,200. If you’re not going to spend up for Brady, Rivers or Brees, Taylor is a great option as a fantasy friendly dual-threat QB. At RB I like Devonta Freeman and Chris Ivory as two workhorse Running backs whose teams are favorites by at least a touchdown. Both are focal points of their offenses, and should see plenty of touches as their teams are trying to run out the clock
This week I’m again buying in on the number one passing offense in the league, the San Diego Chargers. With Keenan Allen now out for the season, Stevie Johnson steps into the top wide receiver spot and Antonio Gates should help take up the slack for Allen, who was second in the NFL in receptions. Amari Cooper survived Darrell Revis and the Jets defense and now faces the much easier task against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who rank 26th in the NFL in passing yards allowed.
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At defense and kicker I think this is a week where spending up will really help your lineup. The Patriots projected to score the most points this week, which should lead to lots of kicking opportunities for Stephen Gostkowski. The Broncos have been the best defense in the NFL in yards allowed and points allowed and Denver is also 1st in the NFL in sacks and 2nd in takeaways. After watching the Broncos disrupt Aaron Rodgers and Packers last week, I think there is no reason to believe the struggling Colts will have any success.
Eli Manning throws 6 tuddies and winds up with just a $7,800 price tag despite a cushy matchup with the Bucs?? Dude ain't get no respect.
At running back, I opted for two guys whose situations are on the rise...but their pricetags aren't. Langford and Williams are now the unquestioned starters in solid offenses and Langford's matchup this week is especially appealing against the Chargers, who give up the most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
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WR-wise, I felt Jarvis Landry was actually a steal at $7,000 given that he's a Top 15 receiver. It's odd that his pricetag doesn't reflect that. Demaryius is actually on pace to have the best season of his career in terms of receptions and close to it in yards, but he's found the endzone just once so far (he had 10-14-11 TDs in the last three years). That could change in a hurry, as Demaryius could easily find the endzone three times in one game, especially with the Broncos offense firing on all cylinders coming out of the Bye.
Stevie Johnson is another guy with a great situation now that Keenan Allen is out and I found it impossible to stay away from Rob Gronkowski this week with no Travis Kelce or Tyler Eifert available.
Eli Manning was my quarterback last week and he won me a little cash after tossing six touchdowns. The fact that he's only $7800 against a bad Buccaneers defense is highway robbery. I didn't have to put much thought into filling my quarterback position with him.
As far as running back goes, Todd Gurley will be in my lineup each week moving forward. I don't care how much he costs. The rookie is that good. Jeremy Langford's price tag was a little higher than I expected, but I see great value in him filling in for the injured Matt Forte and facing a terrible Chargers run defense.
My wide receiver is group is the area in which I really feel like I'm going to hit it out of the park in Week 9. ODB and Alshon Jeffery will each see a minimum of 10 targets against horrible pass defenses. Expect shootouts in both games with the duo racking up plenty of FanDuel points. I stayed in California for my final wideout in Chargers' de facto No. 1 Stevie Johnson. The veteran will get a surplus of passes thrown his way with Keenan Allen done for the season, and for the low price of $5400 he needs to be in all of your lineups this week.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins won't be $5200 for much longer. Finally healthy, the tight end will be a monster in the Buccaneers passing game and should be one of Jameis Winston's top targets for years to come. Spend big elsewhere and grab ASJ.