Fire up Carr and Freeman in Week 9 DraftKings

Renee Miller discusses several ways to go with your Week 9 lineups, including some cheap QB options

| 12 months ago
(AP Photo/Brad Penner)

(AP Photo/Brad Penner)

Fire up Carr and Freeman in Week 9 DraftKings

Each week I’ll comb through the options at each position to bring you my picks for the players with the best combination of safety and upside over a wide price range. These are guys you’ll use in cash games for the most part, but there’s nothing wrong with slotting a couple into your tournament lineups as well for stability. The way Week 9 lays out there is a lot of value. Because value tends to come with a larger variance, I’ve given an extra QB and TE play to help you distribute the risk that going cheap can bring.


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I’m going to show you the respect of not writing about Tom Brady this week, as I assume you know he’s a great play. There are a bunch of mid-priced quarterbacks who I like this week, including Ben Roethlisberger ($6600), Drew Brees ($7200), and Philip Rivers ($6900), but I and others have written about them extensively this season. So here are a couple of low priced options that I think can be used in cash games this week if you want to load up on high-priced wide receiver, running back, and tight end, as I do.

Derek Carr $5500: Carr has been excellent in back-to-back tough matchups with San Diego and the Jets, giving me confidence to use him in a high scoring game with PFF’s second worst rated pass coverage unit. He’s been solid enough for cash games-we can excuse the underwhelming performance against Denver-but has shown the upside you want in tournaments as well.

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Renee Miller is a neuroscientist and fantasy sports enthusiast. She's played NBA and NFL DFS since 2011/12 and added MLB to her addiction this summer. Recently, Renee combined her knowledge of the brain with her love of football in an eBook, "Cognitive Bias in Fantasy Sports: Is your brain sabotaging your team?". You can find the book on her website She'll be writing this weekly NFL DFS strategy column.

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