FanDuel Quarterback Targets: Week 9 Edition

By Matt Johnson on Monday, October 30th 2017
FanDuel Quarterback Targets: Week 9 Edition

Premium Options

Deshaun Watson, HOU v. IND, $9,600

At this point we must consider Watson to be one of the game's best fantasy quarterbacks. Not often do we have someone in fantasy who can rack up 50-plus rushing yards just as easy as throwing for 350-plus passing yards. But Watson offers that upside and it will make him a premium option the rest of the year.

Looking ahead to next week's matchup, it's easy to see a week-changing fantasy opportunity. Indianapolis allows the second-most passing yards per game and is depleted at safety and cornerback. They don't have the resources to limit Will Fuller, let alone Fuller and Hopkins. It will be a costly play, but get some GPP shares of Watson.

Dak Prescott, DAL v. KC, $8,200

While we don't yet know the status of Ezekiel Elliott, we still want to get some shares of the Cowboys' offense for Week 9. Prescott faces a Chiefs secondary that allowed the fourth-most passing yards per game to opposing teams and routinely sees its cornerbacks opposite Marcus Peters get left in a cloud of dust.

Dallas can move Dez Bryant to the opposite side of Peters and allow him to feast on the likes of Terrance Mitchell and Phillip Gaines. With Bryant's ability to dominate paired with Jason Witten making a few plays and Prescott's rushing ability, he will be a top DFS play this week.

Mid-Tier Targets

Jared Goff, LAR @ NYG, $7,600

While we've typically seen New York's secondary as a tough matchup for opposing quarterbacks, things are different now. In their last two matchups before the bye week, New York allowed Trevor Siemian and Russell Wilson to throw for 300-plus yards.

Sammy Watkins will be locked up by Janoris Jenkins, but Sean McVay will find other ways to move the ball downfield through the air. Todd Gurley will get involved in the passing game, Robert Woods will be a Week 9 target receiver and Los Angeles should get the tight ends involved as well. Given the matchup and price, Goff makes for a solid play.

Jameis Winston, TB @ NO, #7,700 

Winston failed to deliver on expectations held for him last week. In what seemed like a quality opportunity to turn in a productive fantasy day, the 23-year-old barely eclipsed 200-plus passing yards and he finished with two interceptions. The low passing yardage totals are one thing, but two turnovers and no touchdowns proved to be the real killer.

However, we're going to go in for another round this week. While New Orleans defense is vastly improved from past seasons, Sunday's contest should be a high-scoring game. New Orleans will put up points against one of the NFL's worst secondaries and it will lead Tampa Bay to air it out more. With a supporting cast of: Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard, there are enough weapons to give Winston a two-touchdown, 300-plus yard ceiling.

Bargain Bins

Jacoby Brissett, IND @ HOU, $6,500

We've seen the negatives with Brissett. Highlights of his interceptions, missed throws and numerous sacks flash across the screen as reasons to start defenses against Indianapolis. But this Texans' defense just got shredded by Russell Wilson in a high-scoring affair. While Indianapolis offers little chance to keep this game close, they will look to the air as a means of trying to play catch up with Houston.

In each of his last four games, Brissett attempted 34-plus passes and finished with 200-plus yards in each of them. Given the struggles Houston encountered with Paul Richardson, this should be a nice bounce back game from T.Y. Hilton. In addition, Jack Doyle seems to now have solid chemistry with Brissett. Brissett could tack on 20-plus rushing yards and with the price, a 14-plus point outing is more than acceptable.

Tyrod Taylor,BUF @ NYJ,  $7,500

My fantasy friends, you must consider as part of the TyGod fan club going forward. While he doesn't often getting recognition amongst the mainstream and for the casual fantasy football fans, Taylor is once again a target of ours and should be someone you look towards as well. His price is slightly on the rise, but we feel confident in the fantasy floor he offers.

On Thursday Night Football, Buffalo faces a Jets' defense that allowed 24-plus points in each of the last three weeks and seen their secondary gashed for 250-plus passing yards in that same time span. Tyrod's rushing ability alone gives him the chance to score four-plus points and he has scored 36 FanDuel points combined over the last two weeks. This Bills' offense is starting to click and one or two shares of Tyrod is a safe play.


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