Teaching You How to #Win – #NFL Week 9 Projections/Toughest Matchups

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Top Projections &Toughest Matchups

Based on feedback from you, we are changing this section up just a bit by expanding to all positions. In order to do so we wanted to provide you with some definition behind the data we are providing.weekly_top5_wk9

  • DraftKings Tops FPPG – Top 5 players for each position based on fantasy points per game on DraftKings.
  • FanDuel Tops FPPG – Top 5 players for each position based on fantasy points per game on FanDuel.
  • DraftKings Tops Proj  – Top 5 players for each position based on TheDiRTCanon current week projection for DraftKings.
  • FanDuel Tops Proj – Top 5 players for each position based on TheDiRTCanon current week projection for FanDuel.
  • DraftKings Toughest Matchups – Top 5 players with the toughest matchup, based on TheDiRTCanon opponent value with a minimum projection for the needed score to #Win for DraftKings.
  • FanDuel Toughest Matchups – Top 5 players with the toughest matchup, based on TheDiRTCanon opponent value with a minimum projection for the needed score to #Win for FanDuel.

At The DiRT Canon, our matchups not only consider what the player’s opponent has given up to a position, we go all the way down to the depth chart position for that player and what that defense has given up to that position.  We also consider, this information for the current season and ever in the past along with incorporating home or away. We have then added our own personal flavor where we don’t bother providing you with players that aren’t going to play or are basically irrelevant so we have established a custom figure of projection for each position that we also filter by. What does this mean? It means that we aren’t going to tell you some third string guys whom have the lowest opponent value for the week but instead we are looking to display players that are expected to at least get you the minimum amount of points needed from that position in order to #Win.  Just click Weekly_Top5_wk9 for the full report. Like information like this, come and sign up today, we will be offering a 7 day trial, just click here.  Enter promo code WIN to get 50% off your first month when you upgrade to our Silver Membership!

Intelligence & Analysis

The first half of the season is in the books and now we enter the back half of the NFL season. This means it is crunch time for you to #Win from this point forward. Let’s breakdown this weekends games and players you should be looking to take. Starting with the QB position, this position has been interesting as last week was the first time where you had to have one of the top 3 QB’s or you weren’t going to be in the money. In most weeks, you could have almost taken any QB and still have a shot at winning so long as you had 3 of the top 5 skill positions. For this week, it appears that we will be back to the norm in terms of QB need but our top 3 QB’s are Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Drew Brees. I don’t think there is much difference between these three guys but Brees has the most difficult matchup in terms of passing yards against.  Personally, if the weather holds up Jameis Winston is a very cheap but viable option this weekend. Another sleeper to consider would be Tyrod Taylor as he is 3rd in overall scoring for players that are eligible for the Sun-Mon contests and with a DraftKings price of only $5,300, he should be one to take a strong look at as he comes back from a knee injury and almost 3 full weeks of rest. Moving onto the RB position, Gurley is no longer a cheap #MustHave for this week as his salary tops the FanDuel RB’s but he is still someone that you should consider. Freeman gets the 30th ranked rushing defense, combined with the fact that he is averaging 5 receptions per game over his last 5, he will get at least 20 points with a shot at the 30’s this weekend. Looking for a #Sleeper in the RB position, there are four cheap options, none of which pose much risk in terms of needing to achieve that 20 point threshold. These players are Darren McFadden, Jeremy Langford, Jonathon Stewart and DeAngelo Williams. In terms of rank order for confidence rating, Williams #1, McFadden #2, Langford #3 and Steward #4. Let’s finish with the WR position. Julio Jones is leading the NFL in receiving yards and while he isn’t as productive on FanDuel, he is a must start on DraftKings because he simply gets 9.5 catches per game. Some cheap guys that you should consider this weekend are #1 Stephon Diggs, #2 Tavon Austin, #3 Tedd Ginn, #4 Rishard Matthews. DC*3PO has Alshon Jeffrey as the #1 overall WR this weekend and I have to agree. Taking Julio with Alshon and one of these sleepers, should get you around 85+ fantasy points at your WR position and put you in position to take home some serious cash! Still unsure on finalizing your lineup? Come and check out our Lineup Analyzer™ here and let our system give you some additional recommendations!

For full projections for DraftKings go here.

For full projections for FanDuel go here.