- Tom Brady is the highest-ranked player for Sunday Night Football.
- Alvin Kamara is priced at $14,500 on fantasy football sites.
- Antonio Brown is listed at $9,000 for his debut game on DFS sites.
TAMPA, Fla. – With Week 9 of NFL action on the horizon, there is a clash in the NFC South between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This will be the second meeting between the two this season in which the Saints took the victory in the first go around.
With such a big Sunday Night matchup, there is a lot of talent on legal betting sites for users to create their fantasy football lineups. With these being five-man lineups, one of the five players can be selected to the MVP slot and earn 1.5 times the points that the others earn. That being said, this is just a suggested lineup and should be switched around to the user’s likings.
MVP – Tom Brady, QB, $16,500
AnyFlex – Alvin Kamara, RB, $14,500
AnyFlex – Leonard Fournette, RB, $10,000
AnyFlex – Antonio Brown, WR, $9,000
AnyFlex – Wil Lutz, K, $9,000
Starting with the MVP slot, Tom Brady needs no introduction as to why he should be in this spot. He has had a great last two weeks where he went for 369 yards and three total touchdowns in Week 7 and 279 yards and two touchdowns in Week 8.
He is really starting to get into the groove of things with the Bucs and it is really showing. He is getting a new offensive weapon for Week 9 in Antonio Brown which makes his ceiling for this matchup even higher with 3 pro-bowl caliber receivers in his arsenal.
He is also going up against a Saints defense that ranks 28 in the NFL when it comes to defending opposing quarterbacks. That being said, Brady should be fired up in all leagues.
Filling out the first Flex slot is another man that needs absolutely no introduction in Alvin Kamara. Kamara has been on an absolute tear thus far in the season as he has gone for over 110 scrimmage yards in every game that the Saints have played this season.
He has also gone for over 15 fantasy points in every outing as well. He is the number one ranked running back on daily fantasy football sites as he has averaged 24 fantasy points per game and his Week 9 matchup should be no different.
The second Flex spot is taken by Leonard Fournette who really seems to be getting into a rhythm here late in the season. It is no secret that Fournette is emerging as the RB1 for the Buccaneers as he has been closing in on Ronald Jones touches in the last two weeks.
In Week 7 Fournette saw two fewer touches than Jones as Jones saw 13 while Fournette got 11 and in Week 9, Fournette saw 15 touches while Jones saw just 7.
Aside from out touching Jones, Fournette has been able to make the most of his time on the field as he has gone for over 50 rushing yards in each of his last two games and has seen 7 and 6 targets in each of those games as well. He is surely working his way into the offense more and more and will continue to do so in Week 9.
The third Flex position is filled out by Buccaneers newcomer, Antonio Brown. Brown will make his Buccaneers debut in Week 9 and will likely be used at full speed right away. He and Tom Brady already have chemistry with each other during their time together in New England, so fantasy GM’s can expect Brady to look for his old pal more often than not to get him in the groove of things.
It could also work in his benefit that he is sharing the field with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as it would take a lot of defensive pressure off of him. Something else for fantasy GM’s to keep in mind is that the Saints have not looked good when defending opposing wide receivers as they are ranked 24 in the league.
In the Saints last three games, they have allowed receivers to go for over 85 yards and two touchdowns in each game.
The final roster spot is filled out by the Saints kicker and arguably the top kicker in the league right now, Wil Lutz.
Lutz is currently the number three kicker in the league and from a fantasy standpoint, he has been absolutely terrific in his last three games as he has put up 11 points or more in each of those games.
He is good for a solid 8 points or more on a weekly basis and clearly has a high ceiling, especially in this matchup as the first time the Saints took on the Bucs, he scored 10 fantasy points.
Samuel has been writing professionally for 4 years. He comes from a sports writing background where he enjoys writing mostly about basketball and football both professional and collegiate. He is a recent graduate of Florida State University where he majored in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communications. During his free time, you can find him watching or playing sports as well as playing videogames and listening to music.