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DFS Cash Game Breakdown 2020 Week 9
Justin Herbert, LAC
DraftKings has been slow to price up Herbert and that means he's a great way to get an elite quarterback at sub-elite prices. He has thrown three or more touchdowns in each of his past four games and has two rushing scores on the year. Most notably, he's averaging 4.7 carries for 23.7 yards per game on the ground this year.
Russell Wilson, SEA
There are enough cheap options at running back that paying up for Wilson is a viable strategy in cash games this week. Wilson currently leads the NFL in touchdowns per game at 3.7 and is second in yards per game (excluding the now inactive Dak Prescott) at 307.3. Despite the brand value of Buffalo's defense, they're 22nd in passing DVOA. Wilson will roll again this week.
Matt Breida, MIA
Myles Gaskin is expected to be sidelined for three weeks with an MCL sprain. Neither Fanduel nor DraftKings got the chance to price up Breida so he enters free square territory. Gaskin leaves behind 100 carries, 35 targets and 29 red zone touches. Those marks are 15th, 6th, and 6th. Jordan Howard has been inactive in most of Miami's recent games and the team only acquired DeAndre Washington on Tuesday.
Antonio Gibson, WAS
Before the bye week, Gibson seemingly took over as the primary ball-carrier in Washington. He rushed 20 times for 128 yards and a touchdown in Washington's win over Dallas. The Football Team is expected to notch another win over the Giants this week putting Gibson in a favorable game-script at a cheap price.
Keenan Allen, LAC
Allen is just Michael Thomas west now that he has an elite passer under center. He's averaging 12.8 targets per game with Herbert (removing the game he left due to back spasms). That's led him to 96.4 yards on 9.4 catches per game over that span. Keep playing Allen until he's one of the three highest-priced receivers.
Marvin Jones, DET
Jones finally showed up on Sunday while Kenny Golladay was dealing with a hip injury. He caught three of his seven targets for 39 yards and two scores. His target total was a high dating back to week one when Golladay was also out. Detroit's leading receiver will be out again this week with the hip injury so we can expect Jones to take on a larger role once again.
Darren Waller, LAV
Waller joins Travis Kelce as the only tight ends who are used as the focal point of their offense. He leads all tight ends with a 27.6% target share. He's also a second among tight ends with 62 targets on the year. Waller gives you Kelce volume without costing you a Kelce price.
Jordan Akins, HOU
Akin's returned to practice on Tuesday and is expected to play in Week 9. When he was healthy Akins was operating as the primary pass-catching tight end for Deshaun Watson and the Texans. He averaged 3.5 catches for 42 yards before suffering a concussion and ankle injury. That includes his final game which was cut short by the injuries. Darren Fells is a blocking tight end and Akins will take over his recently found receiving job once again.
New York Giants
All you need to know is that Kyle Allen is the opposing quarterback for the Giants this week. Allen was a sack taking machine in Carolina and has already taken at least two sacks and all three of his starts. He also has two turnovers.