“Buy or Bye”™ – Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Week 9 2022 Cash Games
By Ha Kung Wong
In 2021, we were over 70% for cash lineups and we’re back with more Daily Fantasy Football advice for Cash Games for Week 9 of the 2022 season!
As usual, before we get to winning you more bragging rights (and DFS cash), remember, the point of this article is not just to give you one or two lineups for each site, it’s to give you examples of a few POSSIBLE lineups. Getting exposure to a few different lineups is always a good idea, so don’t forget to mix and match additional lineups from my suggestions below. Trust me, it’s a lot more fun that way AND you’ll improve your chances of cashing!
Let’s get to winning you some CASH in Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season!
Cash Games, for those who don’t know, are essentially the lowest risk games. They include “50/50” games, in which half the entrants win about 1.8x the entry fee, and “Double Ups”, in which slightly less than half the entrants win 2x the entry fee.
Since there’s so many different sites, and I can’t cover them all, I’ve decided to cover just the most popular sites, including Fan Duel, Draft Kings and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy.
First of all, as a general rule for 50/50 Cash Games, there’s a basic target of points per salary cap spent that you’d like to look for:
- For Fan Duel try to target at least 2 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Draft Kings, try to target at least 2.5 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Yahoo! Daily Fantasy, try to target at least 0.6-0.7 fantasy points per $1 spent.
Remember, this article is not focused on GPP (Tournament) Games, JUST Cash Games. Feel free to use a few of these suggested players as a base when constructing a GPP lineup, but you’ll have to take some chances on a few low cost, upside players as well.
As per usual, I’m going to provide you with a few sample lineups on each site and give you a few notes to consider. You’re welcome.
So, without further to do, here are my suggestions for the Best Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Cash Games and player props for Week 9 contests, along with they’re prices.
- For those new to this column, note that I never advocate against you paying up at any particular position for DFS. We all know that the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey are probably going to have the most consistent upside in terms of potential fantasy points from week to week. But remember that DFS is a salary cap game. You can feel free to sprinkle high priced players into your lineups, but you can’t pay up at every position because there’s simply not enough salary to go around. I try my best each week to provide my thoughts on how you might want to balance your cash lineups in terms of points potential and salary.
- My approach to DFS in Week 9 is to anchor my team with stud WRs and get value on my RBs and QBs. Paying down for RB and QB also gives you some solid TE options.
- “Free Square of the Week”™ is Deon Jackson. Last time Jonathan Taylor was out, Jackson had 121 total yards from scrimmage and a TD. Taylor is out again and although Zack Moss was just acquired, it’s unlikely he’ll have much involvement in the offense this quickly and Philip Lindsay is most likely to be used in a complementary role like he did previously. Pricing was set across industry before Taylor was ruled out, so lock him in at essentially minimal price and move on.
- The Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions game is tied for the highest over/under (49.5) of any game this weekend with only a 3.5 spread, so I’m in on players on both sides. For the Packers, I like Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and Alan Lazard, in that order. Rodgers’ price has dipped to an all-time low and I don’t think he’ll have too many issues against the Lions’ 27th ranked pass defense. Jones, on the other hand, has been dominating on the ground over the last couple weeks and now faces the Lions’ 30th ranked run defense. As for the Lions, I like Amon-Ra St. Brown, who’s clearly Jared Goff’s top target, particularly now that T.J. Hockenson has been traded. I’d like to take a Lions RB, but with Swift playing likely on a snap count, it makes it difficult to determine who would be a good value, so I’ll likely pass.
- At RB, I love getting more value from D’Onta Foreman who followed up 118 rushing yards in Week 7 with another 118 rushing yards in Week 8 adding a ridiculous 3 TDs. He gets another full load this week against the Bengals 21st ranked runs defense with Chuba Hubbard out again.
- I’m finally ready to invest in Kyle Pitts, who broke out in Week 8 with 80 yards and TD on a whopping 9 targets, and he now faces the 18th ranked Chargers pass defense.
Good luck everyone with your Week 9 Cash Lineups, and I’ll see you next week for some Week 10 Cash Lineup suggestions!