Week 9 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Bills vs Jaguars
By Larry Rupp
The Buffalo Bills will look to keep a things rolling when they go on the road to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 9. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Bills slated as 14.5-point favorites in a game that is expected to get out of hand rather quickly.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 9 AFC clash.
Cole Beasley Fantasy
Start Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills: Wide receiver Cole Beasley has come alive the last two games hauling in 17 of his 22 targets for 198 yards and 1 touchdown. He has suddenly become a top target on a Bills' offense that is averaging a healthy 39.3 passing attempts per game (No. 6 in NFL). Beasley draws a dream matchup in Week 9 facing a Jaguars' defense that is giving up the seventh-most PPR fantasy points to opposing WRs this season. Jacksonville has also posted Football Outsiders' worst pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL. Look for head coach Sean McDermott to lean on the passing attack, which will in turn lead to a big day for Beasley.
Dan Arnold Fantasy
Start Dan Arnold, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars made it obvious that they liked tight end Dan Arnold's talent when they traded for him a few weeks ago. That should make it no surprise to find out that Arnold was the team's receiving leader in Week 8 racking up 68 yards on 8 receptions (10 targets). The Jaguars head into this game as massive two-touchdown underdogs, which means they will likely be playing from behind right away. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be called upon to pass the ball a ton and that only means good things for Arnold. Look for the veteran to find a soft spot in the defense and put together a start-worthy performance.
Devin Singletary Fantasy
Sit Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: The Bills just haven't found any luck rushing the football and it has caused Devin Singletary's fantasy value to take a nosedive. The third-year running back has seen just 18 carries over the last three weeks and played in 34% of the offensive snaps in Week 8. He is clearly the second option behind Zack Moss and now has to face a Jaguars' defense that has been sneaky good against the run. Jacksonville is giving up just 3.7 yards per carry (No. 3 in NFL) and has posted the 14th-best rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL. Singletary is merely a depth player right now.
James Robinson/Carlos Hyde Fantasy
Sit James Robinson/Carlos Hyde, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: This is a nightmare matchup for whoever the Jaguars have available to start at running back. The Bills have posted the fifth-best rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL and are allowing the fewest PPR fantasy points to the position. Starter James Robinson remains day-to-day with a bruised heel and is not going to be 100% healthy on Sunday. If he doesn't suit up, it will be Carlos Hyde's turn to step up. No matter what, avoiding this backfield entirely is the best strategy. The Jaguars won't be running the ball much if they get down by multiple scores.
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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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.