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Welcome to the latest edition of the greatest, well, technically the worst fantasy football lineup imaginable from Week 9. Each week's bum-studded lineup is decided by balancing fantasy player ADP rankings, scoring projections and their respective scoring production from that week, based on FanDuel standard scoring.


Week 9 Fantasy Fails Lineup: 

Total = 32.66 Points


Thanks to a bevy of top talents at the wide receiver position escaping any potential fantasy disasters with Week 9 byes, The Duel's Week 9 Fantasy Fails roster weighs in as the second-highest scoring performance to date. 


But that's not to say there weren't more than enough failures to go around from the running back position in Week 9, starting with our second-lowest combined scoring effort between our two starters in New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (2.1 points) and Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen (1.8). 

The single receiver that did meet the business end of the fantasy-fail roster was Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans, who finished with a lousy 2.1 points and his second career appearance on a weekly Fantasy Fail roster. 


Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is also knocking on the door of Fantasy-Fail history after landing on the Week 9 list of fantasy shame for the third time, leaving him just one appearance short of tying Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald's four-time selection record. 

As for the quarterback position, it was a tight race between Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, especially considering each of their respective teams faced off against one another in Week 9. But given Cousins' success through Week 8 compared to Stafford, we had to give the nod to Cousins. 


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.