Football Hotpage – Week Nine – Trades and Suspensions

by Marc Meltzer

Suspensions and trades have opened  several opportunities in week nine.  With Ezekiel Elliott finally out, Prescott-Bryant looks like a great option against a weak KC defense.  The trade of Kelvin Benjamin out of Carolina leaves one week of Devin Funchess underpriced for his anticipated target increase.

With Andrew Luck finally on IR, Jacoby Brissett can stop looking over his shoulder and should be more comfortable this week against a Houston team that will likely come into the game depressed about the loss of DeShaun Watson.

Corey Davis is finally expected back after a week two hamstring injury off a great week one rookie debut.  While Baltimore is not a great matchup, expect Mariotta to target Davis early and often.

Values below are based upon Draft Kings pricing.

QB Russell Wilson SEA 7300 Hot QB against a marginal defense
QB Drew Brees NO 7000 Saints have been running but this is Brees
QB Dak Prescott DAL 6700 This one looks to obvious
QB Cam Newton CAR 6300 Great opportunity to rebound from last week disappointment
QB Jacoby Brissett IND 5200 Should be playing from behind
RB Leonard Fournette JAX 8400 Not a great matchup but best on the board
RB Todd Gurley II LAR 8100 Getting expensive
RB Mark Ingram NO 7600 Still underpriced
RB Christian McCaffrey CAR 6500 Can the Benjamin trade mean even more targets?
RB Alvin Kamara NO 6300 Getting pricy for the lower end of a timeshare
RB Chris Thompson WAS 6100 Keeps getting the job done
RB Adrian Peterson ARI 5600 SF is a great matchup with Az QB woes
RB Carlos Hyde SF 5200 Nice floor with pass receptions
RB Joe Mixon CIN 5100 Still cheap enough waiting for the break out game
RB Alex Collins BAL 4600 Getting the bulk of the work in Baltimore
WR Michael Thomas NO 7200 Not many great options at the WR upper tier
WR Doug Baldwin SEA 6900 Sharing targets with many
WR Dez Bryant DAL 6400 Logical pairing with Dak
WR Demaryius Thomas DEN 6000 QB change in Denver
WR DeSean Jackson TB 5500 Indoor deep threat
WR Devin Funchess CAR 5400 Dud last week.  Now the main target
WR Sterling Shepard NYG 5200 First game healthy after the WR carnage
WR Ted Ginn Jr. NO 5000 Getting his share of looks
WR Paul Richardson SEA 4700 Cheap option in Seattle
WR Cooper Kupp LAR 4500 Inexpensive scoring option
WR Corey Davis TEN 4400 High risk back from hamstring
TE Zach Ertz PHI 6800 Tough to fit salary, but Denver is a good TE match
TE Travis Kelce KC 6700 Not many options in KC
TE Evan Engram NYG 5600 Equivalent of a mid-price WR
TE Jimmy Graham SEA 5000 Scoring binge
TE Jack Doyle IND 4300 25 catches on 32 targets in past three
TE Vernon Davis WAS 4100 Great fill in with Reed out
DST Jaguars JAX 3800 Defense playing at a very high level
DST Titans TEN 3700 Baltimore poses few offensive threats
DST Cardinals ARI 3500 SF turnover prone
DST Saints NO 3400 Bucs are a mess right now
DST Ravens BAL 2900 Ravens defense on a roll
DST Cowboys DAL 2300 Very cheap option playing well
QB Dak Prescott DAL 6700
RB Mark Ingram NO 7600
RB Christian McCaffrey CAR 6500
RB Carlos Hyde SF 5200
WR Dez Bryant DAL 6400
WR Devin Funchess CAR 5400
WR Corey Davis TEN 4400
TE Jack Doyle IND 4300
DST Saints NO 3400

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