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We have wait until Sunday to find out if Matthew Stafford will be able to play against Minnesota after he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. If he is able to start then you have two potential Fantasy sleeper starters in Week 9 from the Lions

The first one would be Stafford, even with Kenny Golladay (hip) out this week. But Stafford should still have enough weapons to be successful against the Vikings, who have allowed four quarterbacks to throw for at least 300 yards this season, five to pass for at least two touchdowns, and five to score at least 24 Fantasy points. 

Stafford just matched his best game of the season with 28 Fantasy points against the Colts in Week 8 even though Golladay got hurt and didn't have a catch. And Stafford has consecutive games with at least 336 passing yards. 

And if Stafford plays, you can also consider Marvin Jones a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues. He has 13 targets in his past two games against Atlanta and Indianapolis, and he's scored at least 13 PPR points in both of those outings.

The Vikings are No. 2 in Fantasy points allowed to receivers, so Jones should be considered a potential starter in all leagues with Stafford on the field. Without Stafford, Chase Daniel will likely start, and I would only consider Jones a No. 3 Fantasy receiver at best, even though it's a favorable matchup.

We're hopeful Stafford can play against the Vikings. That would be great for him, great for Jones and great for you as Fantasy managers who could use a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback and a No. 2 Fantasy receiver.

Now, let's look at the rest of the sleepers for Week 9, as well as DFS options to use on DraftKings and FanDuel.

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Week 9 Sleepers
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Sleepers
Quarterbacks
DEN Denver • #3
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL ATL -4 O/U 50
OPP VS QB
32nd
QB RNK
16th
ROSTERED
34%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
927
RUYDS
11
TD
5
INT
5
FPTS/G
11.2
Lock just had the second 20-plus Fantasy point game of his career in Week 8 against the Chargers, and hopefully he can build off it in Week 9 at Atlanta. While the Falcons defense has improved in three games under interim coach Raheem Morris, Atlanta remains No. 2 in Fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks for the season. As for Lock, his receiving corps is getting healthy and could have Tim Patrick (hamstring) back, which could make Lock a decent streaming option this week.
CHI Chicago • #9
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN TEN -6.5 O/U 46.5
OPP VS QB
20th
QB RNK
18th
ROSTERED
23%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1411
RUYDS
-1
TD
9
INT
7
FPTS/G
16.1
The Titans don't have much of a pass rush to scare opposing quarterbacks, which should be good for Foles. Tennessee has allowed eight passing touchdowns in the past three weeks, and Foles just had 20 Fantasy points against New Orleans in Week 8.
SEA Seattle • #13
Age: 25 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU HOU -7 O/U 50.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
QB RNK
19th
ROSTERED
7%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
0
RUYDS
0
TD
0
INT
0
FPTS/G
0
This is for Fantasy players in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues since Luton will make his first NFL start against a great matchup against the Texans. Houston has allowed 948 passing yards and 10 touchdowns in its past three games prior to Week 9, with Gardner Minshew passing for 301 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans in Week 5.
Running backs
WAS Washington • #41
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG WAS -2.5 O/U 43
OPP VS RB
24th
RB RNK
32nd
ROSTERED
45%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
151
REC
25
REYDS
183
TD
0
FPTS/G
8.1
McKissic might be the best Washington running back this week against the Giants. The Giants haven't allowed a running back to score on the ground in their past three games, including Antonio Gibson in Week 6, but they have struggled with pass-catching running backs. McKissic had six catches for 43 yards on six targets against the Giants, and they have allowed at least six catches to running backs in three of the past five games.
HOU Houston • #30
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL ATL -4 O/U 50
OPP VS RB
19th
RB RNK
33rd
ROSTERED
91%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
287
REC
2
REYDS
14
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.5
I prefer J.K. Dobbins to Edwards this week with Mark Ingram (ankle) still out, but Edwards can still be a low-end starter or flex in non-PPR leagues. It's hard to trust him in PPR since he doesn't have a catch on the season, but Edwards does have a touchdown in back-to-back games. He also has 30 carries over that span, and he should get plenty of opportunitues again in a shared backfield with Dobbins.
IND Indianapolis • #20
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BAL BAL -1.5 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
2nd
RB RNK
37th
ROSTERED
25%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
183
REC
3
REYDS
46
TD
1
FPTS/G
4.9
We saw Wilkins get more work than Jonathan Taylor in Week 8 at Detroit, and that could be a sign of things to come. I hope not because I still believe in Taylor as a quality Fantasy option, but Wilkins might be the hot hand right now for Frank Reich. He had 20 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown, as well as one catch for 24 yards on one target against the Lions, and if he gets anything above 15 total touches this week against the Ravens he could be a decent flex option in all leagues.
PIT Pittsburgh • #24
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DAL PIT -14 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
25th
RB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
20%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
167
REC
2
REYDS
0
TD
2
FPTS/G
4.2
This is a recommendation for deep leagues since James Conner is healthy and should have the chance for a monster game against Dallas. The Cowboys are struggling to stop the run, and if the Steelers are playing with a lead then maybe Snell gets an extended look to help kill the clock in the fourth quarter. I would only play Snell if you're desperate, but I wouldn't be surprised if he scored Sunday in a blowout Pittsburgh win.
Wide receivers
TB Tampa Bay • #81
Age: 33 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO TB -4.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS WR
20th
WR RNK
44th
ROSTERED
97%
Brown could be in a good spot in his 2020 debut if Chris Godwin (finger) remains out. But even if Godwin plays I would expect Tom Brady to lean on Brown in his first game. That happened last year in New England in Week 2 when Brown had four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown on eight targets at Miami, and I could see a similar stat line against the Saints in prime time. He's a No. 3 Fantasy receiver with upside in Week 9.
BUF Buffalo • #11
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA SEA -3 O/U 55
OPP VS WR
32nd
WR RNK
21st
ROSTERED
76%
YTD Stats
REC
41
TAR
51
REYDS
494
TD
2
FPTS/G
12.8
Beasley had his worst game of the season in Week 8 at New England with two catches for 24 yards on two targets, but he should rebound this week against the Seahawks. Prior to Week 8, Beasley had scored at least 11 PPR points in six games in a row, including three games with at least 14 PPR points over that span. Consider him a high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
LV Las Vegas • #13
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -1 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
8th
WR RNK
40th
ROSTERED
42%
YTD Stats
REC
25
TAR
34
REYDS
309
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.7
The Chargers traded slot cornerback Desmond King to the Titans this week, and hopefully that's a spot the Raiders attack with Renfrow. He had four catches for 26 yards and a touchdown on four targets against the Browns in the bad weather in Cleveland in Week 8, and Derek Carr should continue to lean on him. Nelson Agholor also has the chance to make plays this week, but I'll stick with Renfrow again in Week 9 given the matchup.
NE New England • #16
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ NE -7.5 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
26th
WR RNK
35th
ROSTERED
13%
YTD Stats
REC
11
TAR
17
REYDS
125
TD
0
FPTS/G
5.1
Meyers has become the go-to receiver for Cam Newton over the past two games, and he has 10 catches for 118 yards on 16 targets over that span against San Francisco and Buffalo. He will hopefully remain a popular option for Newton in Week 9 against the Jets, who just allowed four touchdowns to the Chiefs receivers last week. This is a favorable matchup to trust Meyers as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
DEN Denver • #10
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL ATL -4 O/U 50
OPP VS WR
30th
WR RNK
33rd
ROSTERED
78%
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
47
REYDS
359
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.3
It was great to see Jeudy get fed targets in Week 8 against the Chargers with 10, and he finished with four catches for 73 yards. We'll see if Tim Patrick (hamstring) is able to play this week, which would impact Jeudy, but he should be considered a No. 3 Fantasy receiver against the Falcons. Atlanta is No. 5 in Fantasy points allowed to receivers for the season, and Jeudy and Drew Lock are hopefully starting to develop a connection.
Tight ends
PIT Pittsburgh • #85
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DAL PIT -14 O/U 42
OPP VS TE
22nd
TE RNK
10th
ROSTERED
80%
YTD Stats
REC
26
TAR
37
REYDS
263
TD
2
FPTS/G
8.9
Ebron has scored at least 11 PPR points in two games in a row, and he found the end zone for the second time this year in Week 8 at Baltimore. He has a favorable matchup in Week 9 at Dallas, and he should be considered a No. 1 Fantasy tight end in all leagues this week. It's nice that he has 13 targets in his past two games.
WAS Washington • #82
Age: 30 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG WAS -2.5 O/U 43
OPP VS TE
12th
TE RNK
14th
ROSTERED
50%
YTD Stats
REC
21
TAR
40
REYDS
208
TD
3
FPTS/G
8.5
Thomas went into his bye in Week 8 having scored a touchdown in two games in a row, including Week 6 against the Giants when he had three catches for 42 yards on four targets, and he faces the Giants again this week. He hasn't had more than four targets in four games in a row, but you'll take his touchdown potential given his role for the Washington Football Team.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #88
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ WAS WAS -2.5 O/U 43
OPP VS TE
20th
TE RNK
12th
ROSTERED
82%
YTD Stats
REC
31
TAR
54
REYDS
284
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.4
Engram is better in PPR than non-PPR leagues, but hopefully he'll be productive in all formats this week. The nice thing for him is he has 19 targets in his past two games. And while he's only got 11 catches for 107 yards to show for it, the Giants are still leaning on him. At some point he'll find the end zone for the first time this year through the air, and hopefully it happens this week. He should be considered a low-end starter in all leagues against Washington.
Week 8 Preview
DFS LINEUPS

DraftKings

I'm going with a little Jacksonville stack with Luton and Cole, and hopefully that connection comes through against Houston in Luton's first NFL start. The price is right to gamble on Luton here.

My running backs are the best part of this roster, and hopefully there's no letdown game for Cook after he was dominant against the Packers last week. Edmonds, who is my Start of the Week, should be awesome against Miami.

At receiver, I love the upside for Cooks against the Jaguars, and I'll buy into the squeaky wheel game for Brown after he complained about his role following last week's loss against the Steelers. Lockett should rebound after a down game last week, and hopefully the Seahawks-Bills game is a shootout.

Fant should have a big game against the Falcons, and this lineup has the chance to bring a nice reward. It all comes down to Luton playing well against the Texans.

FanDuel

The carryover from the other lineup is Edmonds and Cooks, and those are two guys I will play a lot in DFS this week. I'll stack Cooks and Will Fuller with Watson, and that should be a fun game for the Texans against the Jaguars.

My other receiver this week is Diggs, and hopefully he takes advantage of the matchup against Seattle. And I'll go with Ebron at tight end here with his matchup against Dallas.

For my other running back, I'll use Jackson, and I expect him to have a big game against the Raiders at home. And using Conner at flex was easy with his fantastic matchup against Dallas.

This is another lineup I'm very excited about on FanDuel in Week 9.

So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 9 rankings for every position, plus see which QB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that out-performed experts big-time last season.