Fantasy Draft Week 9 Bargain Buys

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It is all about taking advantage of the injuries this week on Fantasy Draft with a number or key players out or done for the season there are a lot of opportunities open in the NFL. There are the obvious ones, such as DeAngelo Williams, but the way to win big in daily football is to try and use some of the less obvious and therefore cheaper plays to maximise points per dollar. This week we once again have six teams on a bye but with Houston, Detroit and Seattle three of those teams the damage to fantasy is limited. Obvious the loss of the Cardinals really stings, although they were becoming highly priced, and the Ravens and Kansas City have had their moments but even those last two aren’t massive losses.

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Tyrod Taylor, $10,400, MIA @ BUF: Tyrod hasn’t stepped onto the field since spraining his PCL in week 5 against the Titans. However, he has returned to full practice this week and the Bills will be desperate to get him back after some poor EJ Manuel performances. Taylor had a mixed start to the season with three 20+ points games and two games where he scored just under 16. This week he gets a Miami team who have been blunted by the loss of Cameron Wake for the season. It was no coincidence that the Dolphins defence improved dramatically when Wake got healthy and now with him gone they should be there for the taking by Taylor and the Bills.

Jameis Winston, $10,200, NYG @ TB: Out of the two I am going for Taylor if I am sure he is playing but if not then Winston is the cheap guy I am turning too. The Giants gave up SEVEN touchdowns to Drew Brees last week and their defence is looking worse every single week. Add in that Winston gets Seferian-Jenkins back at tight end this week and he should be primed for a good game.

Jeremy Langford, $7,600, CHI @ SD: With Matt Forte likely out at least this week then Langford should see a big uptick in carries this week. After Forte went down Langford had 12 carries last week and this week he gets the Chargers who have been the worst defence against the run this season. Langford isn’t as talented as Forte but he should still be able to have a productive night in primetime on Monday night.

Matt Jones, $6,000, WAS @ NE: Much like with Langford this is all about an injury opening up time. Thompson has been the passing downs back for the Redskins but with him hobbled Jones has stepped up to fantasy relevance the last couple of weeks. Against the Patriots this week the Redskins will likely be chasing the game and so Jones should see plenty of time. Add in that he is getting goal line work and at $6,000 he could be an absolute steal this week.

Stevie Johnson, $6,400, CHI @ SD: Another injury opens another opportunity for a sneaky Fantasy Draft play. With Keenan Allen out for the season his 25% of the Chargers targets have to go somewhere and whilst they won’t all go in one direction Johnson should be a big benefactor. Malcolm Floyd already has his role in this offence and Inman is still raw so Johnson should be able to step up and become Rivers go to guy. In a PPR format he is primed for a monster week!

Robert Woods, $6,800, MIA @ BUF: Woods has had two really nice weeks with Sammy Watkins out and must have gained the trust of this offence in that time. Woods was a highly touted prospect out of college who flattered to deceive initially and then has been overshadowed with the arrival of Watkins but has finally shown what he can do the last couple of weeks. With Tyrod coming back this week and Watkins likely missing another week Woods remains a decent upside play at a really nice price this week.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, $5,600, NYG @ TB: Jenkins is slowly getting closer to playing and this week the Buccaneers get the Giants who are frankly awful against the tight end. Jenkins started the season strongly before getting injured and missing five straight games. Jenkins came into the league with a big pedigree and he has a big catch radius so should come straight back in a favourite target of the rookie quarterback.

Heath Miller, $5,400, OAK @ PIT: With Roethlisberger’s return last week Miller saw a huge uptick in targets and now he gets the Raiders, who are the worst in the league against tight ends. Roethlisberger isn’t always consistent with the targets he delivers as he tends to target his receivers a lot and take what the defence gives him but the Raiders have given everyone, bar Denver, the tight end this season so expect Big Ben to try to take advantage.

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