This week, I started a friendly competition between myself, Your Fantasy Football Coach writers Jon Kelly and Payton Garrett, Sameer Haji of FantasyBandwagon.com and Johnny G of 3JackAlmanac.com.Embed from Getty Images
There aren’t any prizes (other than bragging right!), but I thought this would be a great way to connect a few writers and showcase some daily fantasy football lineups. If you are a writer or a reader and would like to be included in the competition for next week, please use the contact form and let me know!
Sameer was kind enough to send over a little review of his thought process for his Week 9 FanDuel lineup.
Week 9 FanDuel Lineup Review
By Sameer Haji, Fantasy Bandwagon
With two high octane offenses going at it, I had to choose at least a few players from the Oakland Raider/Pittsburgh Steelers game. Both teams rank in the bottom 10 in the league in terms of passing yards allowed at over 280 yards per game. The Over/Under is 48, so there will be a lot of points put up in this game. With both teams scoring 75% or more of their touchdowns in the air, I see Amari Cooper, Martavis Bryant and Derek Carr all having big games.
I expect the unbeatable New England Patriots to get off to a hot start against the Washington Redskins and continue rolling. The Redskins have one of the worst rush defenses in the league allowing over 125 yards per game on the ground, so I see New England coming into the game with a ground and pound approach with LeGarrette Blount. Stephen Gostkowski is as reliable as they come and I don’t mind taking the best fantasy kicker for a few extra hundred dollars in a position which can be very hit or miss.
With Emmanuel Sanders trying to get healthy from a scary shoulder injury few weeks ago, Demaryius Thomas had a big game last week. He’s a top five wide receiver in terms of targets, receptions, and yards so far this year and although he has only scored once, the big touchdown threat will be hungry to get in the end zone against a team that has allowed 14 touchdowns so far in the air.
The San Francisco 49ers’ defense has allowed the third-most fantasy points to running backs and it’s a juicy matchup for Devonta Freeman. The second-year back is averaging 5.12 yards per carry since taking over the starting running back role for the Atlanta Falcons.
Matt Forte averaged five targets a game and without him this week, Maretellus Bennett should get some extra looks and should be used more on offense. While Bennett is a top 5 tight end in targets, his receptions have been low. But, I look for him to bounce back and have one of his best games on the season.
After a huge shootout last week in the Superdome, I see the New Orleans Saints holding it down on defense against a Tennessee Titans team that has put up the second-fewest points per game so far this season at just under 18.
Categories: 2015 Fantasy Football
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