Week 9 optimal Yahoo lineup: DAL-CLE offers fertile soil
This is a look at Week 9 in Yahoo DFS. As I will every week, I’ll remind you that it’s important to remember some of the subtle differences between daily fantasy and other types of fantasy football, as well as the differences between the aforementioned DFS game types. Daily fantasy operates under a budget, so the relative value a player offers at his respective price is just as important as his raw statistical production when constructing lineups. As far as cash games vs. tournaments, remember that 50/50s and Double Ups generally have a lower cash line while tournaments will require a unique and high-scoring lineup, so choose the ceilings and floors of your players accordingly.
Here’s my optimal Week 9 tournament lineup on Yahoo’s main slate, which as always includes the Monday night game (an important distinction from the two main sites).
QB: Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys ($31)
There are only three quarterbacks in the top 12 in scoring who have already had their bye: Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Prescott. The rookie has displayed sensational efficiency, ranking as the third-best quarterback in terms of fantasy points per dropback. This week, he gets a Cleveland defense allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Dallas is an eight-point favorite in a game that has the third-highest Vegas over/under on the main slate, tying them with Kansas City and New Orleans for the highest implied team total. With six teams on bye, he is well worth his back-end QB1 price.