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📽️ The NFL DFS Strategy Show: Week 9 Matchups | Dave Loughran & Matt Savoca | 11 AM ET

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It’s Thursday, which means there’s a DraftKings Showdown and FanDuel single-game slate, but it also means it’s matchup day. So, it’s our marathon show with Dave Loughran and Matt Savoca where they go game-by-game and take a look at all the Week 9 NFL DFS matchups. They’ll break down all the major fantasy players you’re looking at as NFL DFS picks to put in your FanDuel, DraftKings and Yahoo lineups, including Drew Brees and Michael Thomas.

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NFL DFS Picks & Strategy Show: Week 9 NFL DFS Matchups | 11 AM ET


Here’s an excerpt from Matt’s Week 9 NFL and Fantasy Football Matchups Column

Kansas City Passing Game

Patrick Mahomes going completely bananas on the Jets’ minor league defense was one of the great joys for fantasy gamers and football fans alike in week 8. Mahomes had an extremely “Mahomesian” day, tossing five touchdowns on a stupendous 9.9 yards per attempt, totaling 416 yards on his 42 attempts. It was his second top overall quarterback performance and third time in the top two this season as the Chiefs continue their rampage through their 2020 schedule. Their one lone blemish remains their week 5 loss to a quality Raiders team. Mahomes, who now ranks ahead of Russell Wilson in quarterback composite efficiency, appears to be in a position to once again pay off as the highest salary quarterback on the main slate. The Awesemo projections are a little bit cooler than a week ago (hint: the Panthers are not the Jets) but still have Mahomes ranked among the top three signal callers in median projections. The ceiling, of course, is a slate-breaking score.

After a quiet week 7, tight end Travis Kelce led the team with 12 opportunities and made the most of those looks, securing 75% of them for 109 yards and a score. Not to be outdone, Tyreek Hill scored twice and added 98 yards of his own on an average depth of target of nearly 22. Over the last three games, Hill and Kelce have combined for 52% of the team’s air yards and 63% of the Chiefs’ red zone targets. As if fantasy gamers needed any reminder, the duo of Hill and Kelce remains the highest-upside receiver-tight end duo in the game today, and they should the primary targets for both Mahomes and fantasy gamers wishing to get access to this consistently fantastic offense. The Awesemo projections like Kelce a bit more than Hill this weekend, but that doesn’t preclude either or both from going off two games in a row. Fantasy gamers don’t have much to consider when it comes to the Chiefs’ auxiliary options, as both Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson both have played on less than 75% of the Chiefs snaps of the last three weekends, and neither has eclipsed 130 total air yards during that span. Robinson continues to play over Hardman, but both have seen nearly equal opportunity (not dissimilar to the running backs, see below) lately, each earning exactly 12 targets on an ADOT between 9 and 10.5, with one touchdown each. Robinson’s salary ($3,200)  is considerably lower than Hardman’s ($4,800), but both make intriguing, low-owned GPP plays in daily fantasy football lineups this weekend.

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