Jacoby Brissett @ Houston Texans: After finishing last week with a season-high two touchdowns, Jacoby Brissett finds himself in a somewhat favorable matchup for Week 9 against the Texans. Houston is currently 31st in average points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. Assuming the game-script will be in his favor, as the Colts will be heavily behind, Brissett will have to throw to stay in the game. I can see a 300-yard, two touchdown effort here, making him a very sneaky streaming option in seasonal leagues and nice DFS option.
Orleans Darkwa vs. Los Angeles Rams: Orleans Darkwa finds himself matched up against a Rams defense in Week 9 that is the second-worst unit in points allowed to opposing running backs. Look for the Giants to try and establish a running game to keep the Rams’ offense off the field. That job will fall on Darkwa’s shoulders, and he should excel to the tune of 88 yards and a score, making him worthy of a spot start in your Flex, and a DFS play that will go largely overlooked.
Cole Beasley vs. Kansas City Chiefs: With this potentially being a high-scoring game, and with Dez Bryant to likely be shadowed by Marcus Peters, look for Dak Prescott to hit the open receiver, which should be Cole Beasley. Assuming he will be cleared to play, and the Cowboys now being without Ezekiel Elliott, this offense could lean more towards the pass. That will bring Beasley’s snap count up, meaning more targets and opportunities to score. Look for him to go for five catches and 83 yards with a score in Week 9, making him a very sneaky play in DFS lineups at a low cost.
Tyler Higbee @ New York Giants: Call this a gut feeling, but if a tight end is facing the Giants defense, you play him. The Giants are the worst defense in Fantasy against the tight end position, giving up scores weekly. Look for the Rams and Jared Goff to exploit that and get Higbee involved. I can see four catches for 61 yards and a touchdown from Higbee in Week 9. He’s definitely a streaming option in seasonal, and a play in DFS that will be very low-owned.
Josh Lambo vs. Cincinnati Bengals: The Jaguars offense has been on a roll lately, and with the Bengals defense employing a bend but don’t break game-plan, Josh Lambo could have a few shots to score. Plug him into your DFS lineups as he will be one of the cheaper options on the board.
Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens: Coming off the bye week, the Titans draw a Ravens offense that has trouble moving the ball consistently. Tennessee should be able to garner a few sacks in this matchup with a couple of turnovers. They’re a defense worth playing in DFS, as they will easily exceed their value.