FanDuel DFS Week 9 Lineup: DeAndre Hopkins Making Up For Lost Time

Our FanDuel DFS Week 9 strives to capture as many high-ceiling targets as possible. Recent NFL trades opened up opportunities for playing time and valuable fantasy production. We’re building this lineup for the FanDuel DFS “$1.75M NFL Sunday Million” contest where first place takes home $300,000.

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FanDuel DFS Lineup for NFL Week 9

QB: Jared Goff ($7,100) vs. Packers

We’re opting for savings at the quarterback position this week, but that doesn’t mean we’re punting. Goff has eclipsed 26 and 34 FanDuel points this season, both at home, and we’re willing to gamble on another quality performance. FanDuel Sportsbook pegs this matchup with a total of 49.5.

RB: Travis Etienne Jr. ($7,600) vs. Raiders

Etienne’s breakout has been marinating for several weeks, and he’s finally rewarding those who maintained their appetite. The cat is out of the bag, so DFSers can’t expect him to slide under the radar, but he offers big upside at a reasonable price.

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RB: Jonathan Taylor ($6,800) at Patriots

It’s been a trying season for the Colts and Taylor, who has as many single-digit duds as double-digit performances. Sometimes it pays to bet on talent and take the discount the market gives you. We’re hoping Taylor can rediscover his 2021 form, even for just a week, and turn a significant return on investment.

WR: DeAndre Hopkins ($8,600) vs. Seahawks

Hopkins is making up for lost time, drawing 27 targets across his first two games upon returning from suspension. We don’t anticipate the Cardinals moving away from peppering their No. 1 offensive option with targets.

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WR: Amon-Ra St. Brown ($7,100) vs. Packers

The Lions traded tight end T.J. Hockenson, who accounted for 17.9% of the team’s target share. St. Brown drew 10-plus targets in three of his four full games, and he’s likely to see an uptick in target share this week and beyond.

WR: D.J. Moore ($7,000) at Bengals

Moore’s end-of-game gaffe not only cost the Panthers a win but overshadowed his best performance of the season. He’s received 10-plus targets each of the last two weeks, and he should continue to serve as the featured weapon in the Panthers’ offense.

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TE: Kyle Pitts ($6,300) vs. Chargers

It took half a season, but the Falcons finally saw what is possible when they provide their best player with opportunities to succeed. The tight end position is sparse due to injury, trades, and standalone contests, so we’re going to take a leap of faith in the Falcons’ coaching staff, and hope they feature Pitts again after he produced five receptions, 80 yards, and a touchdown on nine targets.

FLEX: A.J. Dillon ($6,100) at Lions

Dillon has been less than impressive in recent weeks — since Week 1 if we’re being honest. He’s still handling 26.1% of the team’s touches, No. 2 behind Aaron Jones. The Lions and their league-worst defense present a wonderful opportunity for Dillon to get on track and heat up over the second half of the season.

DEF: Carolina Panthers ($3,300) at Bengals

The Bengals will make some adjustments after enduring a miserable Monday night performance. Unfortunately, there’s only so much that can be done to fill the void left by Ja’Marr Chase’s absence. If the Panthers get some pressure on Joe Burrow, they may be able to deliver a nice FD performance at a bottom-shelf price.

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Craig Williams

Craig Williams is a Charlotte-based sportswriter who has worked professionally in the gaming, fantasy, and sports business industries. He’s an avid fantasy football player, managing over 100 leagues across multiple formats. When he’s not pouring over Vegas odds and statistics, he’s indulging in soccer and enjoys anything from LigaMX to Champions League.