There are just 11 games on the main Sunday NFL DFS slate in Week 9, while the star-power is lacking with Tom Brady, David Johnson, AJ Green and Rob Gronkowski on byes, and Matt Ryan and Julio Jones already having played on Thursday. Nevertheless, there are still a number of projected shootouts on the schedule, and thus plenty of value and fantasy potential. With that in mind, let's get right into my optimal DraftKings lineup for the week:
QB: Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Opponent: at Green Bay Packers
The Colts, already the fifth-most pass-heavy team in the NFL, are 7.5-point underdogs in a game with the highest over/under of the week. Moreover, the Packers defense ranks fourth against the run and just 16th against the pass, per Football Outsiders' efficiency ratings. This sets up as a game for Luck to throw until he can't throw anymore, while the Packers have been one of the most generous defenses against opposing QB's on a per-drive basis. (Getty)
You can click through the gallery for the rest of my Week 9 lineup.