The perfect DFS lineup. To some, the biggest goal in life is to accomplish one run of glory in Daily Tournaments. Doing everything you can to get the most consistent team or the team with the highest upside. No matter how you play it, you always find yourself looking way down. Deeper and deeper, way down.
As I quote one of my favorite movies, it has symbolic meaning to this article. You will find peace and harmony with your lineup the deeper you look down. Don’t be afraid to take the unpopular player.
This article will highlight a few sneaky plays for your daily lineup in Week 9, which seems to have a theme of going with players that will be owned by very few, even for the players who aren’t priced too high.
Sneaky QB DFS play – Drew Stanton – Arizona Cardinals (@ SF)
FanDuel – $6,400 Draft Kings – $4,700 The Backup, now starter, for the Cardinals has been in this position before. Stanton is 6-3 as a starter for Arizona and 8-5 all time. How does winning games as a backup correlate to fantasy football in the here and now? While Palmer is the main guy, Arians has deep trust for the Spartan alum. Arians, who isn’t afraid to throw the ball with whomever, will allow Stanton to throw deep balls to his fast targets. San Francisco is one of the worst defenses to quarterbacks, allowing a touchdown in seven of eight games and double-digit fantasy points for quarterbacks every week. Stanton will have a fine day at a cheap price.
Sneaky RB DFS play – Orleans Darkwa – New York Giants (vs LAR)
FanDuel – $5,400 Draft Kings – $3,800 Coming out of the gate this week will be Giants, rarely talked about, running back. Darkwa barely even gets a whisper around the fantasy community. Yet, to be the best you need to be unlike the rest. Darkwa is the main back in New York on a team that doesn’t have their top receivers, but has a quarterback that will have them competing in most games. The defense can’t stack the box too much knowing Eli Manning is still throwing the ball. The Rams had a tough time against the run but have picked it up in two of the last three games. Perfect, because when everyone see’s that stat, there will not be a lot of ownership for Dark; which is exactly when I like to strike. Take Darkwa for a cheap pick and finish heavy on the rest of your team.
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Sneaky WR DFS play – Corey Davis – Tennessee Titans (vs BAL)
FanDuel – $5,500
Draft Kings – $4,400
Two rookie wide receivers in this week’s ‘sneaky’ DFS list. Calling for the week of the rookie wideout. Davis is going to come into the offense and garnish a majority of the snaps. The matchup looks horrific for the Titans. A Ravens defense that has been very stingy all year. However, the Titans are getting the Ravens at home and Mariota is starting to come around. This is a similar situation to Orleans Darkwa. You need to have the unowned player to be successful in DFS, who breaks out when no one is expecting. Davis will be fresh and hungry when it comes to getting on the field this week. Mariota, if he knows what he’s doing, will feed Davis the ball.
Sneaky TE DFS play – Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams (@ NYG)
FanDuel – $4,500
DraftKings – $2,800
The good old New York Football Giants. The most reliable defense facing tight ends. I’ll continue to go back to the well every week until it is bone dry. The Giants have let up a touchdown, double-digit fantasy points, four or more receptions and 45 or more receiving yards in every game this season to the tight end position. All of this, along with the fact that the Rams have one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL, with a high pressured game and a tough but bendable defense. I’m going for one, hopefully, two scores from the Rams tight end this week.
Sneaky D/ST DFS play – Indianapolis Colts (@ HOU)
FanDuel – $4,000
Draft Kings – $2,000
Not the best defense this year, understandably. But, this article makes you think outside the box. Tom Savage will be back under center after the terrible news about Watson. Savage had his chance early in the season but underwhelmed. Now facing a Colts defense that gained confidence allowing just 18 points last week. Now, as bad as the Colts defense may seem, they’ve recovered two fumbles in each of the last two games and have seven interceptions on the year, which is seven more than Oakland has. If you’ve worked your way down your lineup and have come to the D/ST spot, with little-to-no money, the Colts defense may be exactly what you’re looking for.