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Daily Fantasy Football: QB and RB

Daily Fantasy Football: QB and RB

By: Phil Naessens at



It’s time to begin readying ourselves for week number nine of the FanDuel Fantasy Football season. This week we have several Quarterbacks in terrific matchups that could go off for big numbers. I’ve whittled that list down to five and here we go.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ($9100) has a terrific matchup with an Indianapolis Colts defense allowing 287 passing yards a game and 14 touchdowns. There is also a huge 54 point over under in this one and the Packers are an early week seven point favorite at home. Rodgers has been extremely consistent this season with 1742 passing yards and 17 touchdown passes good for 22.5 FanDuel points a game. The Packers don’t have much of a running game so Rodgers will be throwing like crazy against the hapless Colts secondary this Sunday.

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott ($7600) has a terrific matchup on Sunday against a Cleveland Browns defense allowing 277.8 passing yards a game and 19 touchdowns this season. The Cowboys are currently a 7.5 point road favorite with a 47 point over under. This season Prescott has thrown for 1773 yards and nine touchdowns this season good for 19.3 FanDuel points a game. For those of you who won’t be using Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Prescott might be a very good option this week.

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota ($7600) has a very good matchup on the road against the San Diego Chargers. The over under opened at 48.5 but has now dropped to 47 points with the Chargers an early week five point favorite. The Chargers are allowing 275 passing yards a game and 11 touchdowns this season. Mariota has been solid with 1874 yards and 14 touchdowns this season good enough for 18.4 FanDuel points a game. Mariota might go overlooked in this one but as his 30 point FanDuel outing against the Dolphins suggests Mariota has big game potential.

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck ($8000) has a nice price tag with the potential for a shootout with a Green Bay Packers team allowing 247 passing yards and 13 touchdowns this season. As I mentioned earlier there is a huge over under in this one with the home Packers the early week seven point favorite and Luck has been solid this season averaging 21.7 FanDuel points a game with 2284 passing yards and 16 touchdowns this season. Luck is $1100 dollars cheaper than Rodgers and it might be a better matchup this week.

Shall we pick on the Oakland Raiders defense again this week? With Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian ($7200)? Why the heck not!! The Raiders are allowing 285 passing yards a game and 15 touchdowns this season. The Broncos are a slim one point road favorite this week with a small 46 point over under. I don’t like to target games with this small an overall point prediction but the Raiders defense isn’t very good and Siemian has been decent in a boom or bust kind of way so why not? Siemian is been okay this season with 1487 yards and eight touchdown passes this season good enough for 12.9 FanDuel points a game.


The Running Backs for week nine of the FanDuel Fantasy Football season should be an interesting to say the least…..and here is what I have for you this week.


The San Francisco 49ers has a horrible defense against the run. That usually bodes well for whoever is playing them but this week if we want to take advantage of this we have to make a choice; either New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram ($6700) or RB Tim Hightower ($6100). Last week Ingram was benched in the first quarter after another fumble and Hightower played the rest of the game rushing for 102 yards. My money is on Ingram to win the day against this horrible defense allowing 185 rushing yards a game and 10 touchdowns this season.

The Cleveland Browns defense against the run is just as bad as the 49ers; and unlike the last situation we know Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ($9200) is the number one RB and the most expensive football player on FanDuel’s main slate of games. This season Elliott has a NFL leading 799 rushing yards and has scored five touchdowns this season good for 18.6 FanDuel points a game. The Browns are allowing 143.8 rushing yards per game and 10 touchdowns. Okay, maybe not as bad as the 49ers but they still stink. Elliott will be in every one of my lineups on Sunday.

The Miami Dolphins rushing defense is allowing 135.6 rushing yards a game and have given up six touchdowns; New York Jets RB Matt Forte ($7500) is going to be bringing his 542 rushing yards and six touchdowns to Miami on Sunday. This season Forte is also averaging 15.1 FanDuel points a game and should have a field day against this Dolphins defense on Sunday.

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker ($7000) has a terrific matchup this weekend on the road in Oakland; since taking over for injured RB C.J. Anderson two weeks ago Booker has rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns. That ain’t too shabby and the Raiders are used to giving up yards; like 125 rushing yards a game and eight touchdowns this season. Booker has a nice price and a very good matchup worthy of consideration this week.

Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West ($5600) is the only healthy running back left in the Chiefs backfield. If RB Spencer Ware ($8000) is able to play then by all means play him against a Jacksonville Jaguars defense allowing 124.7 rushing yards a game and nine touchdowns this season. If Ware is unable to go West is a more than suitable, and cheaper alternative for you to use on Sunday!

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