We’re into Week 9 of the NFL season, and there’s still plenty to be won over the remaining weeks of the season. Get your Daily Fantasy edge on with some picks below and stay informed for maximum fantasy gain with the Nat Coombs podcast, dropping four times a week – check it out here
Russell Wilson (£8,600, 23.28 FPPG) and DK Metcalf (£6,700, 9.26 FPPG) – TB @ SEA
The Seahawks duo tag-teamed effectively last weekend, connecting for two touchdowns, and I like their matchup against the Buccaneers, which I think could end up being a shoot-out. Wilson is always going to be in the mix in a game like this, and when you’re stacking the Seahawks QB, it’s a straight pick ’em between Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
There’s better value in DK, particularly given how much Wilson targets him in the Red Zone.
Nick Chubb (£8,100, 18.25 FPPG) – CLE @ DEN
Chubb is a fairly straightforward choice when you consider he’s averaging over 100 yards a game. The Browns’ running back covered a lot of distance last week against the Pats, with 20 carries for 130 yards, and in doing so he tore up one of the NFL’s best defences – and gave the rest of the AFC hope!
This week, the Browns take on Denver, who have a top-five pass defence but are less effective against the run. So that’s an area of the game the Browns will look to exploit, and they will try to establish the run early, so Chubb will get plenty of carries again. He’s a good bet this week for another 100+ yards day and possibly some end zone action.
Zach Ertz (£6,000, 8.36 FPPG) CHI @ PHI
Philly are up against the Bears and I’m looking at Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, for value. Chicago has a good defence and this will likely be a slugfest, and the logical play for is Eagles QB Carson Wentz to lean on his go-to guy, who’s also a strong Red Zone target. Although Ertz has had a disappointing season so far, this could be the perfect game for him to kick into life.
At £6k, it’s worth the look.
Kyle Allen (£6,800, 11.99 FPPG) – CAR @ TEN
Allen had a nightmare last week, throwing three interceptions. As a result, his confidence is likely to be shaken, and I don’t like this matchup at all as a chance for the Panthers QB to recover.
His side take on the Tennessee Titans, who possess a well-coached D under Mike Vrabel, though Jurell Casey, a key member of that unit, may be out. Either way, I see this being a low-scoring game, so not much upside for Allen to rebound.
Indianapolis Colts (£4,800, 6.14 FPPG) – IND @ PIT
The Colts play the Steelers, and Frank Reich’s defence is the one to choose this week. The Steelers are pretty banged up offensively with injuries mounting up – James Conner could be out for this one and obviously this is an already diminished Pittsburgh offence, a long way from the Killer B’s. The Colts held Denver to 13 points last week, and are proving themselves as one of the NFL’s most efficient defences. I fancy their chances to stifle the Steelers here, even on the road.