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Creating Your FanDuel Core – Week 9

Michael Dubner highlights the players he’s considering for his core FanDuel lineup in Week 9.


  • Link to Week 8 FanDuel Core
  • As we predicted in last week’s article, the cash lines were once again high (around 129 in most double-ups). With these inflated cash lines, we continue to need ceiling in our lineups, even in cash.
  • Todd Gurley still reached value despite his ludicrous price tag. However, with James Conner, Joe Mixon, and other RBs predictably posting big games last week, Gurley wasn’t an optimal play. He’ll always have the highest floor and ceiling, but on weeks with other strong RBs available, I’m fine leaving Gurley off my FanDuel core.
  • Even with the high cash lines, it was almost as if every roster had at least one dud in their lineup – Jameis Winston (benched; 35 percent owned in most double-ups), David Njoku (0 targets; 40 percent owned), Jordy Nelson (1.9 points; 53 percent owned). The key was avoiding multiple duds in the same lineup.


I’m primarily a cash game and single-entry tournament player, and have the vast majority of my money (80 percent) on one lineup. Playing one team forces me to make the optimal lineup. Below are the primary players I’m considering for my FanDuel core in Week 9.

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By Michael Dubner | @Michael_Dubner | Archive