Week 9 Play or Pine #NFLUK #IDP #DST #Kickersmatter #PlayorPine

Week 9 is here and it has been one crazy week in the #NFL. Rodgers, Ruggs III, OBJ, last minute trades (including a Superbowl MVP), and injuries have made there mark on the week. It is crucial to be fluid in moments like this, for remember Fantasy Football is a marathon with several mini sprints.

WEEK 9 Plays:

D/ST — Why not start out Thursday with a D/ST almost guaranteed to get several points? The Indianapolis Colts are available in a little under 50% of the leagues, and although the Jets flashed last week, there should not be the same spark against a much better defense. Play them.

Despite the insanity currently being experienced in the Las Vegas Raiders organization, the defense is playing superb. They are hosting the 2–6 NY Giants and should be able to contain them and their point total. Play them.

Deeper Leagues — L.A. Chargers, Baltimore Ravens

Kicker — Greg Joseph (MIN) lived up to ‘Week 8 Play or Pine’ and there is not a reason he shouldn’t do well again. He is still available in several leagues and Coach Zimmer has faith in him, and plays to get points. Play him.

Although the Broncos are not moving the ball that well,they will be forced to take attempts to keep pace with the red hot Cowboys O. The cowboys allow drives and Brandon McManus (DEN) should have field goal opportunities on the road.

Deeper Leagues — M. Crosby (GB), R. Gould (SF)

DL — It might sound like a broken record but Randy Gregory (DAL) is still out there in most leagues. He has 5 sacks in the past 4 games, and should have no trouble getting to Teddy B against a poor Broncos offensive line. Scoop him and play him.

Javon Hargrave (PHI) has had 3 rough weeks in a row, less than 7 points in each. Yet he is still has the 4th most points among DL, and if someone dropped him, scoop him up. He constantly wins his battles, and should give the Chargers line grief all game.

Deeper Leagues — E. Griffin (MIN), Y. Ngakoue (LV)

LB — Hasson Reddick (CAR) is having a great season, even if the media is largely ignoring him. 38 tackles, 11 for loss, 7.5 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. If he’s available he should get at least one sack against Mac Jones.

Bobby Okereke (IND) is not the name people associate with Colts LB, yet he has more tackles, sacks, and fantasy points than partner Darius Leonard. If either are available pick them up and play them against an awful Jets O- Line.

Deeper Leagues — M. Golden (ARI), N. Bolton (KC)

DB — Jordan Poyer (BUF)has 3 interceptions and is looking full strength. He has playmakers all around him, yet he still has a knack for turnovers and passes defended. Play him against the Jaguars, whom turnover the ball often.

Taylor Rapp (LAR) is coming along nicely, 47 tackles, .5 sacks, and 2 interceptions. The Titans will have a new offensive strategy going forward, and it could involve play-action passing, and shorter passes in the slants, hooks, and curls region. This is Rapp’s area of coverage. Play him.

Deeper Leagues — T. Mathieu (KC), J. Simmons (DEN)

Week 9 PINES:

D/ST — The Denver Broncos are the 3rd highest scoring defense, put them on the pine and look at one of the 4 mentioned teams in the Play section to save you this week. The Cleveland Browns are 8th and you should pine them against the Bengals as well.

Kicker — Randy Bullock (TEN) is ranked 4th, but the Titans will have problems moving the ball as they find their new identity. Zane Gonzalez (CAR) finished 1st in week 8, but do not expect the same results against a much more stiff Patriots defense.

DL — Jonathan Allen (WAS) is a name we mentioned earlier in the year, and he currently sits as DL #3. Pine him and have a stud DL going forward. Sebastian Joseph-Day (LAR) has had put together a burst onto the scene season. He is however questionable and with Von Miller arriving they may be cautious with him this week.

LB — Despite playing through injuries, Bobby Wagner(SEA) is still the 2nd highest scoring LB and he should not be dropped from any IDP roster, regardless of position or point systems. Eric Kendricks (MIN) could have his hands full chasing, or rather watching him run by. His tackle volume might be a little lower than normal.

DB — Adrian Phillips (NE) had a stellar game against his former team, earning the rare IDP TD last week. Do not expect another TD to happen from him this week, or this season. For deeper leagues, Jamal Adams (SEA) and Landon Collins (WAS) have been productive and more than serviceable. If you can pine them and have a solid DB for the rest of the season.

That’s it for this week, please shoot me a DM on any social media outlet for ALL of YOUR fantasy and betting needs. I am always available to answer your needs. Check out www.iggysfantasybetting.com for weekly articles to improve your fantasy team and to help with betting. Cheers and Be Lucky!

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