SCHLAGGER’s Slant Week 9
Every Thursday during the NFL fantasy season, I will give you an in depth look at the week ahead. This article will focus on a few targets and values on both Draftkings (DK) and Fanduel (FD). At the end of the article, I will list players that will be in my cash game lineups on DK. Quick disclaimer: Cash games are 50/50’s where the top half of the entries cash and head to heads against other users. GPP’s are big tournaments where about 20% of the entries cash and have huge payouts for 1st place.
Note: This will be for the Sunday Main Slate. Not including Thursday Night and Monday Night Football.
Week 9 will be a shortened version of the SCHLAGGER Slant this week. I am actually on vacation in Florida this week but I still wanted to make sure everyone who reads this article every week could receive the top plays.
Aaron Rodgers ($7800 on DK): Rodgers is by far the top QB on the board this week with his amazing matchup against the Colts
Ryan Tannehill (5600 on DK): It is between Tannehill and Dak Prescott if going cheap at QB. I am siding with Tannehill currently because he is cheaper.
Ezekiel Elliott (7900 on DK): Zeke is your guy if paying up this week at RB. The Browns defense is awful and if you go Tannehill it makes it easy to fit Elliott in.
Charcandrick West (4400 on DK): This play is only if Spencer Ware sits which I think he will be out. This is near a must play at 4400 if Ware is out. Lock him in!
Randall Cobb (6600 on DK): Cobb practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday so we will have to check Thursday and Friday’s report but I think he will be back in the lineup this week. He is just simply too cheap at $6600.
Mike Wallace (5600 on DK): I don’t love this but he is the top target for the Ravens and he is set for probably 8-9 targets on Sunday. As of now, I have him in my cash lineup.
Kyle Rudolph (4000 on DK): We have touched on the Lions defense against the TE. Rudolph is affordable and he is in the best matchup of the week. I love him this week.
Antonio Gates (3000 on DK): He is playing more snaps every week and is simply too cheap. The problem is Rudolph is only $1000 dollars more. I prefer Rudolph but Gates is in play.
Vikings (4000 on DK): They are really expensive this week on DK but they may be the safest. I hate paying that price tag but I think I may have too with the security the Vikings D will bring this week.
Packers (2700 on DK): A cheap defense against the Colts. We have had this situation the last couple weeks and the Packers are certainly in play. Luck turns the ball over and takes tons of sacks but I think even with the cost, the Vikings are the best value.
Guys I’m most likely to have in Draftkings cash games: (No Order)
QB: Aaron Rodgers, Dak Prescott, Ryan Tannehill, Colin Kaepernick
RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Devonta Freeman, Charcanderick West (if Ware out), Melvin Gordon, Devontae Booker
WR: Randall Cobb, Mike Evans, Ty Montgomery, Mike Wallace, Willie Snead, Donte Moncrief
TE: Kyle Rudolph, Antonio Gates, Jack Doyle
D: Vikings, Packers
I am an avid Daily Fantasy player. You can find me on Draftkings with user name: THESCHLAGGER and on Fanduel with the user name: asnodgr10. I may use different players and strategies than what I recommended above. Any questions, please email me at
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