Week 9 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet
Bye: Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Tennessee
Hot off the presses! The Week 9 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet is out early this week! Don’t forget that the pricing is based on DraftKings. If you have specific position questions, please refer to my rankings. Don’t be afraid to leave a comment or shoot us a question/comment on Twitter.
Additionally, you’ll see various references to a team’s DVOA. It stands for “Defense-adjusted Value Over Average”. It’s an advanced metric that takes into account every single play a defense faces. For the full explanation, head over here. Enjoy!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Cleveland Browns (o/u 44)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-7)
Bobby Rainey ($4400 – RB21)
There’s been something fishy all year long with the Bucs backfield. Doug Martin has been completely ineffective, but has held onto his starting role throughout the first 8 weeks. It feels like that’s coming to an end. Rainey continues to outperform Martin, who left last weeks game with an ankle injury. Keep an eye on the Martin situation as Rainey or even Charles Sims who could take over the bulk of the workload for Tampa Bay.
NOTE: Sims is not listed on DK this week. If Martin is out, Rainey becomes a top 15 play for me.
Vincent Jackson ($4500 – WR35) – Mike Evans ($4700 – WR32)
Both of these guys get a great matchup according to DVOA, as the Browns are among the worst in the league in stopping the top two receivers on opposing teams. They are evenly priced, but Glennon has been favoring Evans with a more consistent stream of targets making his floor slightly higher.
Cleveland Browns (+7)
Ben Tate ($4300 – RB22)
This was supposed to be a breakout stretch for Tate who got to face the anemic run defenses of Jacksonville, Oakland, and Tampa Bay in a row! Tate was terrible in the first two legs, combining for just 66 yards on 31 carries. The Browns still want to run the ball, and in a week with 6 teams on bye, it’s hard to pass up this matchup.
Andrew Hawkins ($4900 – WR25)
Hawkins has a high floor simply because of the targets he commands. At least nine targets in six of seven games and faces the Bucs who surrender the most fpts to opposing WRs. I like Hawkins as a cash game play more than PPR, but can’t get too picky if you’re in bye week hell.