Absolute Must Have
It probably comes as no surprise again this week but we have Tom Brady as our top overall ranked player this week and our #AbsoluteMustHave! Brady has spent this entire season on a mission and he hasn’t been anything but perfect along the way. He comes in with at least 26 fantasy points in his last 3 games on DraftKings and he gets the Washington defense at home. Look for yet another solid performance, the only thing you question at this point is, can you afford to take him? I say it is worth having him on at least one of your lineup combinations but you no longer get a cheap Gurley as he tops the RB charts this week and Diggs is no longer under 5,000 either. It will be imperative that you are able to identify one or two sleepers for this week if you go with Brady. His FanDuel projection is 23.55 and 26.54 for DraftKings.
***Reminder Must Have’s are salaries that are $7,800 and higher
The #AbsoluteNotable for FanDuel this week is EJ Manuel. Tyrod Taylor has come back to practice and it is yet to be determined if Manuel will get to play this week, so be sure to check back on Sunday morning as we look to finalize our lineups for this weekend. That said, Manuel had a solid 20+ point performance in his last outing and the Dolphins gave up over 300 yards on under 20 completions to Taylor in their contest against the Bills earlier this season. For DraftKings, we have Philip Rivers as our #AbsoluteNotable for week 9. He comes in with a solid projection of 25.17 and is our #2 QB for this weekend. Considering that Keenan Allen is gone for several weeks with an injury to his kidney, who is he going to throw to, that is a valid concern? Gates should be a solid option again this week and face it the Bears defense can’t do much to stop anyone this season. Rivers is always solid on Monday nights and if you like stressing out all day on Sunday, this is your guy!
***Reminder Notables are salaries between $5,200 and $7,800
Now for our last but most valuable section for today’s weekly post, it’s our #AbsoluteSleeper segment. We have accurately provided you with #Sleepers in every week except week 6. We had Andrews that week and he didn’t show up to do much of anything but every other week, your #Sleeper has gotten at least 10 FanDuel points and 13 DraftKings points. So what do we have for this week, for FanDuel, we have Robbie Gould. He comes in with a projection of 11.36 and gets to play in sunny San Diego on Monday night. The Bears will move the ball, that is certain and so will they score TD’s or just kick field goals, my bet is on field goals. For DraftKings, we have Antonio Gates as our #1 Sleeper. His salary of $5,000 puts him at the top end of our specific segmentation but considering there aren’t many options left for Rivers and the fact that he will throw the ball over 42 times again on Monday night, yet another reason to take Gates and stress out about how much these guys need to produce to #WIN this weekend. My personal #Sleeper for this weekend is Jeremy Langford for the Bears. Wow that is a lot of guys in this game but what can I say, the Bears have no other option at RB and San Diego still gives up the most points to the RB1 position this season. Another strong consideration should be Austin Seferian-Jenkins, if he plays, the Giants will let him catch at least one touchdown, not to mention the Bucs are low on catching talent at this point in the season.
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