The fantasy football season has reached its midpoint. Every week, players are producing great results against a favorable matchup. Spotting these players and exploiting the matchup can be challenging. But it will pay huge dividends in your fantasy football lineups.
Week 9 features some good on-paper matchups. So, let’s see who should be on your fantasy team this week.
- Austin Ekeler (Running Back), Los Angeles Chargers
So far this season, Austin Ekeler has been a PPR stud. He gets a great Week 9 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, who have been 27th in fantasy points allowed to running backs. With an average of just under 17 touches per game, Ekeler should be in your fantasy football lineup.
- Brandin Cooks (Wide Receiver), Houston Texans
Brandin Cooks has been impressive this season in both real life and fantasy football. He is ranked 4th in catches (51), 7th in targets (70), and 10th in yards (585).
Cooks will face Miami Dolphins’ defence that is 30th in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers. Also, they are 31st in passing yards allowed per game with 291.1. Brandin Cooks can get open in the short, intermediate, and deep sections of the field.
- Diontae Johnson (Wide Receiver), Pittsburg Steelers
Diontae has been averaging 9.0 targets per game. Johnson’s 63 targets are levelled with 15th in the league, which is remarkable given that he has missed a game and has had a bye week.
The Steelers will face Chicago Bears’ defence that is tied with the Dolphins for the second-most fantasy point given up to wide receivers this season. That is great news for Johnson, who is looking for another impressive fantasy week.
- Cooper Kupp (Wide Receiver), Los Angles Rams
Cooper Kupp has been marvellous this season. He’s ranked first in every receiving category. Moreover, he’s on the step to break Calvin Johnson’s single-season receiving yard record.
The Rams will face the Tennessee Titans, who are last in the NFL in the fantasy points allowed to receivers. However, The Titans are the number 1 seed in the AFC and coming off with two big wins. So, expect them to give a tough fight to the Rams and make it a good game, which is great news for Kupp’s fantasy owners.
- Jonathan Taylor (Running Back), Indianapolis Colts
The best matchup this week goes to Colt’s running back, Jonathan Taylor. He is having an outstanding season out of any running back in the league so far. Taylor is overall RB3 in fantasy points scored in PPR leagues.
Jonathan Taylor will face The Jets, who are last in the fantasy points allowed to running backs this season. Taylor should be on his way to a top-three RB this week, making him a must-start, including daily fantasy football lineups.
As you can see, there are some great matchups this week (9). If you can’t make your own lineups, consider taking help from the experts who can help you pick winners.