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FanDuel NFL Lineup Advice: Week 9 (Full Slate)

by Elliott Baas | @ElliottBaasBB | Featured Writer
Oct 31, 2018

We’re looking at the Thursday NFL slate on FanDuel in this article. Every game from Thursday to Monday is on the slate we’re playing, starting tomorrow with OAK @ SF.  One important thing to note when playing the all-week slate is how the Thursday and Monday games affect ownership.

Often when fantasy players choose to play the all-week slate, it’s because they like a player or players in the Thursday or Monday game. That can make Thursday or Monday players a little more chalky than they usually would be if the game occurred on a Sunday. As a result, sometimes we can get more favorable ownership on Sunday chalk.

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Quarterback

Cam Newton (CAR vs. TB): $8,600
Newton has scored at least 24 FanDuel points in his last three games and hasn’t scored fewer than 18 points all season. He’ll continue that hot streak this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are allowing 26.3 FanDuel points to opposing quarterbacks, most in the league. Tampa Bay is allowing 318.4 passing yards per game and have a 20:1 TD:INT ratio as a team this season. Newton has dominated bad opponents this season, averaging 29.1 points per game against bottom-10 pass defenses.

Running Back

Alvin Kamara (NO vs. LAR): $8,000
The Rams have been decent against running backs, allowing the tenth-fewest points to opposing rushers this season. However, Vegas thinks we’re in for a whopper with this game. LAR vs. NO currently has a 60.0 O/U with New Orleans as a small -1.5 favorite. Matchups haven’t mattered much for Kamara either, as he has scored at least 14 points in all but one game this season. He put up 23.1 points last week against a similarly talented Vikings defense and should be playing a big role in a high-scoring affair.

Latavius Murray (MIN vs. DET): $6,700
Murray has done a fine job filling in for Dalvin Cook, averaging 20.53 points per game over the last three weeks. Murray has also had at least 15 touches in all of those games, and the Vikings are committed to him with Cook out. This week brings a great matchup for Murray against the Detroit Lions. Detroit has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs along with 4.7 yards per carry and 109.7 rushing yards per game.

Wide Receivers

Brandin Cooks (LAR @ NO): $7,500
This game is expected to be a back-and-forth shootout, and Cooks is one of the most dangerous deep threats in the league. Cooks is averaging a career-high 18.4 yards per catch this season and put up 74 yards last week on just three catches. Cooks still had eight targets in that game and is being targeted for the deep ball every week. The Saints allow the most FanDuel points per game to opposing wide receivers and Cooks could go big with a deep ball, possibly more than once.

Devin Funchess (CAR vs. TB): $6,400
Funchess is the Panthers number one receiver and is priced cheaply considering the matchup. Tampa Bay has allowed the second-most FanDuel points to wide receivers this season and Carolina has an expected total of 30.5 points. With Torrey Smith still on the mend, Funchess could be Newton’s only veteran wide receiver in this game.

DeVante Parker (MIA vs NYJ): $5,800
Parker came back in a big way last week, putting up 134 yards on six catches with nine targets. The Dolphins are certainly without Albert Wilson and could be without Kenny Stills, leaving Miami with only three healthy receivers on the roster. Parker would be the only red-zone and deep threat if that were the case. He could dominate targets against the Jets, who have allowed the third-most points per game to opposing wide receivers.

Tight End

Greg Olsen (CAR vs. TB): $6,200
Olsen is coming off his best game of the season, putting up 56 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. He gets a much softer matchup this week, as the Buccaneers have allowed the most points to opposing tight ends. Olsen has long been a favorite target of Cam Newton and should be in store for plenty of red-zone opportunities in a high-scoring game.

Flex

Nick Chubb (CLE vs. KC): $6,600
Chubb has gotten 18 carries in each of his first two games and draws a great matchup this week against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City is allowing the second-most points per game to opposing running backs along with 4.6 yards per carry and 114.9 rushing yards per game. There is no running back in Cleveland to challenge Chubb’s dominance as the starter and he should play well against a bad defense.

Defense

Dallas Cowboys (DAL vs. TEN): $4,200
This game has a 41.0 O/U with Dallas as a -6.5 favorite, yet their defense is rather underpriced. Dallas is allowing just 17.5 points per game and the Titans are scoring just 15.1 points per game. The Titans don’t turn the ball over much, but they do allow 3.1 sacks per game. This should be a low-scoring affair with Dallas as the heavy favorite.

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Elliott Baas is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Elliott, check out his archive and follow him @elliottbaasbb.

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