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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 9

Ryan Fitzpatrick is back in the saddle this week. Does that mean we can expect another magical DFS run?

The high totals keep rolling in every week, but we could have a real fantasy bonanza on our hands between the Rams and Saints in Week 9, who boast a ridiculous 60.0 over/under. No doubt, this will be a popular destination for DFS rosters this week, followed by other potential high-scoring affairs in the Buccaneers-Panthers (54.5) and Chiefs-Browns (51.5).

We'll dig into that and more in our weekly FanDuel primer, where we give you an overview of the Sunday main slate to help you get started on your research. As always, we recommend checking out all of numberFire's premium tools at your disposal. In particular, the heat map is a great way to get a general overview of the slate's implied totals, and every team's strengths and weaknesses. You also have access to numberFire's weekly projections, which can assist you in nailing down who might be the slate's top scorers and best values.

Be sure to also pay attention to inactives prior to Sunday's games, which can often completely change the makeup of a given slate. After all, injuries can have a huge impact on playing time, where an otherwise low-priced backup can suddenly find his way into a feature role and become an excellent play.

Now, let's run through some of this week's top plays on the FanDuel main slate.


Patrick Mahomes ($9,500 on FanDuel): The Cleveland Browns continue to rank first in Adjusted Defensive Passing Net Expected Points (NEP) per play as numberFire's top pass defense, but after Patrick Mahomes eviscerated the number-two defense in the Denver Broncos last week, for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns, we're not exactly worried much about matchups at this point. Mahomes has now thrown for over 300 yards in 7 straight games, and 4 touchdowns in 3 straight. Despite the gaudy numbers, the high price tag still makes him more suitable for tournaments, but there's no denying the upside with Kansas City sporting a 29.75 implied total.

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