Here we go with a Single Game NFL DFS slate for Monday Night Football of Week 9. Tonight’s matchup is between the Patriots and Jets with New England listed as a 10 point road favorite with an over/under of 41.5.
We’ll highlight the top picks and best bargains to assemble a cash-inducing lineup. On top of that, the “additional notes” section will feature several tournament selections while adding context to the rest of this slate.
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Cam Newton - QB - New England (DK: $13,600 / FD: $17,000)
Newton has been pretty bad lately, failing to throw a touchdown over his last three games. He also has five interceptions over that span. However, the New England QB has been occasionally saved by his rushing upside, racking up 50+ yards and a touchdown in two of his last three. Tonight’s matchup against the Jets should lend itself to a solid overall performance, even if Newton continues to struggle through the air. Cam is a legitimate MVP/CPT option through all formats when accounting for the lack of upside on this slate.
Jamison Crowder - WR - NY Jets (DK: $11,200 / FD: $14,000)
Crowder has missed the last few games, but he’s expected to play tonight. It’s not ideal to have Joe Flacco throwing to him, but Crowder should see double-digit targets in a game where the Jets are passing more than they want to. That should lead to a solid fantasy showing on a full PPR site like DraftKings, and Crowder makes for an interesting FLEX lift on FanDuel as well. The matchup is tough, but Flacco was able to give Crowder enough volume to turn out a strong 8-116-1 showing (10 targets) against Arizona earlier this year.
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Nick Folk - K - New England (DK: $3,800 / FD: $8,500)
Nick Folk is listed as a best bargain; that’s how bad this slate is. We only have a 41.5 over/under with two struggling quarterbacks and no confident playmakers emerging from either side. That makes Folk a strong play through all formats on both sites. Keep in mind that he’s technically questionable, although most reports suggest he should play. Double-check closer to kickoff to make sure that’s the case.
Breshad Perriman - WR - NY Jets (DK: $4,200 / FD: $7,000)
Perriman is one of the Jets’ best receivers (although that isn’t saying much), and he’s set to return to the lineup tonight. We aren’t exactly sure what his workload will look like, as Crowder is back in the mix and rookie Denzel Mims seems to have a growing role. However, the Jets will need to pass in order to move the ball, and Perriman represents a cheap target within that sentiment. He’s a tournament option who can be viewed as a cash game filler as the last piece of your lineup puzzle.
Joe Flacco (QB - NYJ) doesn’t inspire much confidence, especially in a tough matchup against the Patriots. However, he’s a quarterback on a slate without many options. That alone puts him in the conversation on FanDuel, where the salary cap is somewhat more lenient.
Jakobi Meyers (WR - NE) is one of the only healthy receiving options for New England. Granted, Cam Newton isn’t throwing the ball with any consistency, but Meyers is fresh off a 10-target game (6-58) against the Bills. That type of volume could translate to more fantasy points against a vulnerable Jets Defense this time around.
The Patriots Defense is definitely in play over on DraftKings. They will likely be popular through all formats, so it’s probably not a bad idea to fade them in tournaments. However, we can look towards the Pats as a cash game staple against this anemic Jets’ offense led by Joe Flacco.
Damien Harris (RB - NE) has game flow on his side and he’s coming off his best performance of the season. However, things get messy when considering that Sony Michel (RB - NE) could be activated for this game. Keep an eye on this evolving situation. If Michel is out, then Harris makes for a viable FLEX pick through all formats. If Michel plays, the waters are muddy in New England’s backfield.
The presence of Rex Burkhead (RB - NE) and James White (RB - NE) makes the Patriots’ RB situation even more confusing. Both of these guys represent tournament plays, as the matchup looks good but we can’t predict volume for either of them. I’m giving a slight lean to White, who will look to rack up most of his production in the passing game.